Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 Speakers Fill High-Performance Gap in Stereo Multimedia Category

INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2004) - Klipsch is launching a new personal audio system that is designed to deliver sub/sat level performance from the simplicity of a two-speaker setup. Retailing for just $99.99, the ProMedia® Ultra 2.0 was created for consumers who want superior, full-range sound quality but do not want to give up the space or run the wire required for a subwoofer.

According to Mark Casavant, vice president of multimedia for Klipsch, most of the 2.0 products available today are space-saving devices with a focus on overstated features. In contrast, Klipsch created the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 to fill a gap in the market for a straightforward 2.0 system that is easy-to-use with a focus on high-performance sound.

"The ProMedia Ultra 2.0 provides the most satisfying detailed and dynamic sound reproduction and is more powerful than anything else in its price range," Casavant said. "It is the perfect solution for high-quality sound in tight spaces."

The ProMedia 2.0 easily connects to Apple iPods and other MP3 players, laptop and desktop computers, and portable audio/video devices such as televisions, CD and DVD players. Listeners may choose to simultaneously feed a laptop PC signal and an MP3 signal to the speakers for mixed sound playback, making this system an excellent choice for both multimedia presentations and entertainment. Casavant said that the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 is also expected to be a hit with the home recording studio market because of its superior near-field playback.

The ProMedia Ultra 2.0 consists of two magnetically shielded satellite speakers. Each satellite is a highly efficient two-way design that utilizes dual 2.5-inch fiber-composite cone drivers with rubber surrounds for long throw excursion and a 1-inch metalized polymer tweeter. An exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix™ Horn is coupled to the tweeter for maximum clarity and efficiency. It is this exclusive horn-loaded technology that gives the ProMedia Ultra 2.0 its dynamic Klipsch signature sound. Horns are what allow all Klipsch speakers to play louder and cleaner with plenty of power to spare. The woofers are long-throw units powered by unique neodymium motor structures. This audiophile design approach provides rich midrange clarity, extended airy highs and a satisfying bass punch, creating balance throughout the audio spectrum.

One of the satellites-the control speaker-hosts a bass level control along with the main volume, a headphone jack and auxiliary input jack. The satellites have a sleek appearance with floating grilles for low diffraction, accurate sound.

The Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 is reasonably priced at $99.99, and is currently available for purchase from the Klipsch web store (www.klipsch.com). It will be available at all Best Buy locations in January.