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CES 2003 Press Release

THIEL Audio featuring new CS2.4 floor-standing loudspeaker with SW1 SmartSub(TM) subwoofer, and sneak preview of a flat-panel display loudspeaker at CES 2003

U.S. loudspeaker manufacturer THIEL Audio, will be showing its latest loudspeaker, the CS2.4, along with the recently shipped SW1 subwoofer featuring SmartSub (TM) technology at the 2003 CES in Las Vegas, January 9-12. THIEL will also have a sneak preview of the upcoming ViewPoint loudspeaker, designed for use with flat-panel video displays. THIEL is exhibiting at the Alexis Park Resort in the Athena Ballroom.

New CS2.4 floor-standing loudspeaker
The CS2.4 is a three-way, floor-standing dynamic speaker system designed for very realistic sound reproduction in home music and video sound systems. The new CS2.4’s suggested retail price is $3,900 per pair. The new CS2.4 features include:

- Innovative coincident tweeter/midrange array eliminates the need for a high frequency electrical crossover network
- Superior clarity and detail is provided by very low distortion, metal diaphragm, state-of-the-art drivers and very high quality electrical components
- Phase-correct crossover design and time-correct driver alignment results in THIEL's trademark phase and time coherence for exceptional realism
- Uniform, resistive load works well with lower power amplifiers.
- A 6.5" woofer/ 7.5 x 11" passive radiator combination delivers exceptionally clean and tonal bass down to 33 Hz.
- The 42" tall cabinet is available in a variety of exquisite wood, painted, and custom finishes to enhance any home environment. A special Painted Black finish is available at $3500 per pair.

The THIEL SW1 subwoofer system: Brains, brawn, and beauty
The CS2.4 will be featured in a live demonstration with THIEL's innovative SW1 subwoofer. The SW1's patent-pending SmartSub (TM) technology enables the SW1 system to overcome the problems exhibited by conventional subwoofers--poor integration with the system’s main speakers and altered response due to nearby walls--to deliver near-ideal performance with virtually any type of main loudspeaker and with virtually any room placement. The SW1 is the first intelligent subwoofer—simple, seamless, and smart.

The woofer unit is a stand-alone subwoofer for reproducing the "point one" channel in a home theater system. It uses two very high performance, high output 10-inch drivers powered by a high efficiency, 1000 watt switching mode amplifier. The amplifier's circuitry includes the aspects of SmartSub technology that correct response problems caused by nearby walls and eliminates compression distortion normally caused by high power to the drivers.

The Controller: Perfect sonic integration for seamless sound
The optional companion SC1 Controller can be used in augment mode to extend the bass range of the main speakers or in crossover mode to transfer the bass energy from the main speakers into the subwoofer for higher output levels. The Controller's SmartSub technology allows near perfect integration with any speaker, regardless of brand, by automatically calculating the subwoofer response that provides seamless integration. The Controller unit has two channel circuitry so that stereo bass can be preserved when used with two or more subwoofer units. It is remote controllable, has balanced and unbalanced low level inputs and outputs, and can be used with up to 16 subwoofer units in very large systems.

The SW1 is 11" w x 20" d x 23.5" h, weighs 108 pounds, and has a 10 year warranty. The suggested retail price of the SW1 is $4800. The companion SC1 Controller is $2800.

Sneak Preview: The THIEL ViewPoint, designed for use with flat-panel video displays
THIEL will also be showing a prototype of a new loudspeaker designed specifically for use with flat panel video displays, called the ViewPoint. The high performance ViewPoint uses much of the same innovative technology employed in the award-winning PowerPoint (R) surface-mount loudspeaker and in-wall, PowerPlane including coaxial driver mounting and very low distortion, metal diaphragm drivers powered by neodymium magnets. The ViewPoint is planned for release later in 2003.

THIEL Audio Products Company is a privately-held engineering-driven organization that performs research, design, and manufacturing of loudspeakers for the highest quality home music and video sound reproduction. Our products incorporate a variety of technological advancements in driver design, acoustical construction techniques, and crossover design. All our work is directed toward one end: to provide the most realistic sound reproduction possible. THIEL manufactures sixteen loudspeaker models; the surface-mount PowerPoint 1.2; in-wall PowerPlane 1.2; in-ceiling HigherPlane 1.2; flat-panel video display speaker ViewPoint; SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4 subwoofers; bookshelf-sized SCS3 and MCS1; PCS mini-monitor; and the floor-standing CS1.6, CS2.4, CS3.6, CS6, and CS7.2, all ranging in price from $2,190 to $16,000 per pair.

Media Contact:
Micah Sheveloff for WIRC Media
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