Klipsch RVX-54 and R-5800-W Speakers Win Innovations 2005 Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (November 12, 2004) - Responding to consumer lifestyle changes, Klipsch has developed several new products that meet the market's demand for sleek and unobtrusive high-performance speakers. As part of the CES Innovations Awards program, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) have recognized two of these new models as being among the best designed and engineered audio products for 2005.

As Innovations 2005 winners, the RVX-54 flat panel solution and R-5800-W in-wall speaker were given this prestigious honor by a panel of preeminent panel of independent designers, engineers and journalists. With a record breaking number of more than 800 entries this year, product evaluations were based on the following weighted criteria: user value, aesthetics, contributions to the quality of life as well as innovative design and qualities.

Because Klipsch is covering new ground with these award-winning products, they play a major role in transforming the company from a niche loudspeaker manufacturer to a dominant global leader in entertainment technology.

With similar depth and styling to popular plasma and LCD televisions, the RVX-54 floorstanding speaker is a high-quality audio solution that nicely complements this growing consumer electronics segment.

Creating a new benchmark in architectural audio excellence, the Klipsch R-5800-W in-wall speaker delivers a level of realism and subtlety that surpasses competing designs.

Since 1989, the Innovations Awards program has given consumer electronics manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their products judged by industry experts. All of this year's honorees will be on display in the Innovations Plus area located inside CES Central Plaza at the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place in Las Vegas January 6 - 9.