Legendary Loudspeaker Brand Provides Unique Complement to Popular Speaker Solution for High Performance Flat Panel Displays

CEDIA Expo, Atlanta, Ga Sept 9, 2009 - KEF, the renowned British manufacturer of innovative, reference -quality loudspeakers, debuted two innovative soundbar home theatre models designed to enhance the style and sonic experience that the latest high performance flat panel displays demand. True to the KEF name, the sound of both the HTF 8003 or 7003 is so natural and lifelike that it faithfully reproduces the detailed high definition audio found on today's movie soundtracks.

KEF HTF8003 Home Theatre Soundbar ($800 MSRP)

The KEF HTF8003, designed to complement flat panels 42 inches or larger, accurately reproduces the home theatre's front soundstage from a single enclosure that replicates the performance of three independent loudspeakers. The acoustically inert enclosure is constructed of aluminum and then expertly finished in high -gloss black. Each enclosure is very shallow in depth (3.1" on 8003 and 2.4" on 7003) making them ideal to partner with the thinnest displays.

The HTF8003 features the company's trademark Uni -Q® driver in each of its three channels, utilizing a 15mm tweeter and 75mm mid -bass driver along with a 75m woofer and 75mm ABR (Auxiliary Bass Radiator) for additional bass output. The technology behind the patented Uni -Q driver configuration is that the tweeter is placed precisely in the center of the bass/midrange cone. This achievement creates a perfect audio source that delivers proper phase and time alignment as well as smooth, even sound dispersion throughout the room.

Like its larger sibling, the HTF7003 was also designed to complement today's high performance flat panel displays. Its compact aluminum enclosure, also finished in a striking high -gloss black finish, makes it ideal for fine displays 32 inches and larger. The HTF7003 is a two -way design that recreates the front soundstage utilizing a 19mm aluminum tweeter and twin 500mm lf drivers, in each of its three channels.

KEF HTF7003 Home Theatre Soundbar ($500 MSRP)

"For decades, KEF has been world -famous for accurately reproducing audio in a wide range of performance applications. Delivering great home theatre sound to complement the finest flat panel displays fits perfectly with our mission", commented Alec Chanin, President of KEF America. "The new HTF8003 and 7003 look great, are easy to install and deliver a sound experience that rivals the likes of expensive freestanding speakers."

Both the HTF8003 and HTF7003 are closed -box designs with magnetic shielding and power handling of 100 watts with an 8 ohm impedance. Each comes supplied with a wall mount bracket and table stand for a wide array of installation needs. The new KEF soundbars will be available to order in September and shipping in November 2009.

Key Features:

High Performance - KEF soundbars precisely replicate the front soundstage of left, center, right
Unique technology and design - patented Uni -Q drivers in HTF8003 provide pinpoint imaging and smooth, wide dispersion
Stylish - high gloss black aluminum enclosures and exceptionally shallow depth provide an elegant complement to any quality video display.
Simple and flexible to install - comes supplied with wall mount and table stand.

About KEF

KEF, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK -based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile -quality speakers for modern home theater, hi -fi and custom installation applications. KEF products, distributed around the world, have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. KEF is a brand name long associated with style, quality and technical innovation. Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of innovation and quality. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF remains passionate about its patented, proven technologies such as Uni -Q® and ACE®. These characteristics, traditions and, above all, quality, secure KEF's reputation as a world class manufacturer of the best speakers in the world.

About KEF America, Inc.

KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground -breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence.

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