INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2012) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, announces today the brand’s substantial involvement in the renowned, 26th annual South by Southwest® Music Conference and Festival (SXSW®), beginning with its official sponsorship of the event’s Gear Expo Lounge.

Providing artists, exhibitors and attendees with comfortable furnishings, complimentary happy hours and Wi-Fi access, the SXSW Gear Expo Lounge allows individuals the opportunity to relax in an inviting space after checking out the assortment of music gear displayed on the Music Gear Expo show floor. As the official lounge sponsor, Klipsch will be on site with representatives demonstrating the Klipsch Mode™ M40, Image One and Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air for guests. The brand will also be contributing a G-17 Air wireless music system to a SXSW artist giveaway package.

In addition, Klipsch will be participating in SXSW’s ScreenBurn, which brings the excitement of the video game industry to the mix of music, film and interactive. With the products above included, gaming enthusiasts will also have the chance to hear the immersive sound available from the brand’s ProMedia 2.1 speakers, as well as the Energy Power™ Bar Elite. To further share the Klipsch listening experience, headphones will be given away at the booth every hour.

“SXSW is unlike any other because it speaks to such a broad range of interests through one amazing event,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “ Our products are designed to recreate the live music listening experience for music lovers, gamers, movie buffs and more, and SXSW enables us to share our sound solutions and defining passions with so many who house the same.”

Running March 9 through March 18, the South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival offers the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

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About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International. (NASDAQ: VOXX).