Klipsch Designs High-Performance Audio Solution for Dedicated Apple® iPod® Listening Experience

INDIANAPOLIS (January 6, 2005) - In tune with today's popular music-listening trends, Klipsch is introducing a compact, high-performance speaker system designed exclusively for iPod fans.

Engineered to maximize the Apple iPod and iPod Mini listening experience, the Klipsch iFi system is a "plug and play" setup that fits almost anywhere and in any type of environment. This 2.1 configuration comes equipped with two unobtrusive Klipsch Reference Series RSX-3 satellites, a dedicated subwoofer, docking station and RF remote.

The long-range RF remote can send signals through walls and floors and up to six remotes can be used to control the iFi and a docked iPod from virtually anywhere in the home.

The subwoofer, designed specifically for this system, has a built-in Class D amplifier that distributes 200 watts of peak system power to successfully drive all the channels. It also features a slot port and line level input. A unique tuning approach is used to achieve a sound character typically found in much larger subwoofers.

Each RSX-3 satellite is a two-way, magnetically shielded speaker that employs a 3.5-inch aluminum woofer and a 0.75-inch titanium dome compression driver coupled to an exclusive round MicroTractrix™ Horn, which creates the company's dynamic signature sound. The woofer is a long-throw unit driven by powerful ceramic magnetic motor structures. The Cerametallic™ cone is lightweight with excellent rigidity, which dramatically reduces any resonance.

Available in a silver finish that nicely complements Apple hardware, the stylish iFi also allows the iPod to charge as it plays so listeners can enjoy their favorite songs without interruption.

According to Klipsch president, Paul Jacobs, Klipsch was founded in 1946 on a deep-rooted love of music and it's this on-going passion that allows the company to continue to develop products that excite and engage listeners.

"MP3 players, especially the Apple iPod, are inspiring a new generation of music enthusiasts so it's up to Klipsch to deliver high-performance audio solutions that maximize the experience," Jacobs said. "The iFi is one of the many new Klipsch products designed to reveal the true power, detail and emotion behind every song."

Slated to launch this spring, the Klipsch iFi system carries a U.S. MSRP of $399 and will be available at Apple Stores nationwide, A/V specialty stores and other retail establishments.