Koetsu USA Introduces Premium Tower 1000T Speaker by Chario of Italy

Three-Way Floorstanding Model Features Downward Firing Woofer and Lush, Dynamic Sound Ideal for Smaller Rooms

CES '09, LAS VEGAS Jan. 8, 2009 - Koetsu USA, the U.S. distribution arm of the world -renowned Japanese cartridge manufacturer, introduces into the U.S. market the Chario Premium Tower 1000T, a three -way, bass -reflex speaker combining a modest size with a big sound, at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, beginning here today.


The Premium Tower 1000 Speaker by Chario Loudspeakers, Italy's largest manufacturer of high -performance speakers, uses a floorstanding design that extends the cabinet height of Chario's two -way Premium 1000 bookshelf speaker. Falling about midway in Chario's broad line of speakers, the 1000T's slim profile makes it ideal for smaller rooms. Its smooth midrange and deep bass deliver a lush, dynamic sound able to transport listeners into a rich, three -dimensional soundstage familiar to concert -goers.

The lengthened cabinet houses a downward -firing woofer and port at the enclosure's base, just above the plinth. The top of the cabinet houses a pair of 5 -inch Chario -designed and manufactured woofers that use a cellulose -fiber diaphragm, and are complemented by a 1 -inch soft -dome tweeter.

The Tower 1000T is rated for 130 Watts into 4 Ohms, and housed in a handsome cabinet of high -density fiberboard (HDF) veneered in natural wood. All the interior walls are fully laminated to minimize pressure loss and further stiffen the enclosure. The speaker measures 33.9 inches high by 6.7 inches wide by 11.4 inches deep, and weighs 35.3 pounds.

The Chario Premium Tower 1000T is available now at a suggested price of $2,100/pair. It can be seen with other outstanding Koetsu USA products at Suite 29 -235 at the Venetian Hotel, during CES.

About Chario Loudspeakers
Chario is Italy's largest and oldest manufacturer of high -performance speakers, and among the world's best known brands Founded in 1975 in Milan, the industrial and design capital of Italy, it predates more recent competitors like Sonus Faber. Its tenacious pursuit of exceptional products through rigorous research, and the latest advances in psychoacoustc science, has led to numerous music -enhancing concepts and circuit enhancements. Its speakers combine technical sophistication and a natural musicality to achieve the faithful reproduction of music as it's intended to be heard and enjoyed. For further technical information, visit www.chario.it

About Koetsu USA
Koetsu USA is a vertically integrated distributor of high -end audio products including phono cartridges, tone arms, turntables, preamps, amplifiers, digital players, loudspeakers, cables, racks and other products. Its brands include Koetsu, Chario, Montegiro, Golden Note and Black Note. For further technical information, visit Koetsu USA's Web site at www.koetsuusa.com.

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