Smart Dual Tuner for XM Satellite Radio Offers Added Entertainment Options

CES, Las Vegas, NV January 5, 2005 - Russound, a leading manufacturer of a/v products for the residential systems market, announced a major addition to their ST2 Smart Tuner family. The new ST2 -XM2 now delivers XM Satellite Radio in a dual tuner format. When used in a Multi -Room system, the convenience, extensive choice of programming and near CD quality sound of XM can now be enjoyed by multiple users from anywhere in the home, all at the touch of a button. Priced at $1399 MAP, the ST2 -XM2 will be delivering in the first quarter of 2005.

The Russound ST2 -XM2 is a high performance source component, ideal for any high quality multi -room system, and easily integrated with virtually any RS -232 or IR controlled application for a wide variety of installations. The Russound ST2 continues to be offered in its original configuration with two AM/FM tuner modules for $699 as well as the ST2 -XM which comes with one AM/FM and one XM module for $1049.

In addition, all ST2 tuners leverage RNET®, the company's proprietary communications platform that allows Russound smart components to communicate with one another. When used in an RNET system, the ST2 tuners allow for full informational support on the company's UNO keypads. The UNO's backlit display provides the user with instant feedback for remarkably simple operation. Right from the keypad, the end -user can have visible access to frequency, Station ID, preset or memory information - all in real time.

For added convenience, Russound also offers the ST2 -KP, an optional Smart Tuner keypad that allows the user to control all of the tuner's functions as well as the ability to select their favorite pre -set stations. The additional display feedback and local control of this elegant keypad is particularly useful with XM on board, providing valuable information such as artist, song and station frequency.

Further, the ST2 -KP is also well suited for use in non -RNET systems, where it can provide a higher level of user enjoyment for radio applications in multi -room audio. The ST2 -KP at $199 (MAP), is Decora style and available in five designer colors of White, Bone, Almond, Brown and Black.

All ST2 tuners come complete with rack mount ears (optional use) and the ST2 -RC remote control at no charge.

Key ST2 -XM2 Features:
• Customizable - six banks of six presets allow different users personal choice.
• Access - multiple users can enjoy their favorite XM stations
• Convenient - ST2 - RC dedicated dual tuner remote control included
• Easy to use - Front Panel display and buttons for programming
• RNET on board - for the professional installer, trouble -free installation and configuration. For the end -user, simple to use with helpful feedback

Along with Russound's award -winning line of Multi -Room AV products, the new ST2 -XM2 will be on display at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 6 -9, 2005. The Russound booth is # 21540 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV.

About Russound
Russound is a leading, award -winning designer, manufacturer and supplier of state of the art audio, video and connectivity products for the residential systems markets. Founded in 1967, the company is based in Newmarket, New Hampshire and markets their products throughout the world. Russound believes in excellence in products, service and most of all their people. Additional information on Russound and its products can be readily obtained at

About XM Satellite Radio
XM is America's #1 satellite radio service with over 2 million subscribers. Broadcasting live daily from Washington, DC, with studios in Washington, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee, XM provides its loyal listeners with 121 digital channels of choice: 68 channels of 100% commercial -free music, from hip hop to opera, classical to country, bluegrass to blues, 33 channels of news, sports, talk and entertainment and 21 traffic and weather channels. For more information about XM, visit


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