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KEF INTRODUCES KHT1005.2 HOME THEATER SPEAKER SYSTEM

New KEF KHT1005.2 Speaker System Features Uni-Q® Driver Technology and Compact Design

Marlboro, N.J. – January 9, 2008 – KEF, renowned British manufacturer of audiophile-quality speakers and world-class home theater speakers, has announced the addition of the brand new KHT1005.2 Series to its Home Theater Speaker family. The KHT1005.2 Series is a 5.1 home theater speaker system that features KEF‘s iconic ‘egg-shaped‘ surround speakers and is complemented by the KUBE-1, KEF‘s newest, entry-level subwoofer. It is the second generation installment to their Home Theater 1000 Series speaker system.

“We are constantly looking to improve upon the foundation that has been laid with the tremendous success of the KEF Home Theater Speaker systems,” said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “Since the introduction of the original 1000 Series system in 2004, we have developed key technology refinements in our Uni-Q® driver design. For the KHT1005.2, we‘ve combined beautiful design with our smallest Uni-Q driver to achieve KEF‘s signature sound from these remarkably compact speakers.”

Based on the highly-successful Home Theater 1000 Series speaker system, the KHT1005.2 Series improves upon the already stellar audio performance of its predecessor. With four satellites and one center channel speaker, the KHT1005.2 features the latest generation of Uni-Q drivers with advanced aerospace material. At 75mm (3”), they are the smallest Uni-Q drivers used in KEF speakers, resulting in exceptional clarity within a diminutive enclosure.

KEF‘s patented Uni-Q driver achieves what audio engineers have sought for decades: to project an exceptionally broad frequency range from just a single point. Uni-Q technology disperses sound over a wide area without losing quality, which the consumer can enjoy from any location within a room. KEF places its tweeter in the acoustic and mechanical center of the midrange cone, resulting in a near-perfect, single-point-source driver. This configuration ensures both drivers‘ frequency ranges are delivered in precise focus, providing the widest achievable dispersion. All listeners throughout the room can enjoy optimal sound quality, including those outside of the typical “sweet spot.” Simply stated, the entire room is the “sweet spot.”

The KHT1005.2 satellite and center speakers are the most compact of KEF‘s home theater speaker systems. Available only in high-gloss black finish, it is well-suited to the trend of high-gloss TVs. By also including wall mount brackets, KEF gives consumers the option to mount the speakers to a wall or shelf.

To complete the 5.1 home theater experience, KEF provides the system with an inspired performance subwoofer, the new KUBE-1. With a compact and lightweight design, the new entry-level KUBE-1 is a direct replacement for the PSW1000.2. The beauty of KEF‘s new KUBE-1 subwoofer resides not only in its aesthetic appeal but also in its unique cubed construction which allows the installer to tuck it discretely in corners, maximizing space. Standing at 11.5” wide x 11.5” high x 11.5” deep and sporting a high-gloss surface, the KUBE-1 delivers lush bass and full-bodied sound thanks to the 150W class D amplifier and 8” driver. Combined with an Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) of the same size, the sub produces deep, defined bass with a tight response.

The complete KHT1005.2 Speaker System includes four satellite speakers (one pair for front and one pair for rear), one center channel speaker and the KUBE-1 Powered Subwoofer to create a stunning 5.1 home theater experience. The system is available now for a listed MSRP of $800.00.

Talking Points:
• KEF has announced the addition of the KHT1005.2 Series speaker to its Home Theater Speakers family.
• KEF‘s KHT1005.2 Series is the second generation installment to their Home Theater 1000 Series speaker system.
• The KHT1005.2 satellite and center speakers are the most compact of KEF‘s home theater speaker systems. Available only in a high-gloss black finish, it is well-suited to the trend of high-gloss TVs.
• Standing at 11.5” wide x 11.5” high x 11.5” deep and sporting a high-gloss black surface, the complimentary KUBE-1 subwoofer delivers lush bass and full-bodied sound thanks to the 150W class D amplifier and 8” driver.
• The complete KHT1005.2 Speaker System includes four satellite speakers (one pair for front and one pair for rear), one center channel speaker and the KUBE-1 to create a stunning 5.1 home theater experience.
• The KHT1005.2 system is available now for a listed MSRP of $800.00.

About KEF Audio

KEF Audio, a division of GP Acoustics, is a UK-based company that has earned a reputation as the premier manufacturer of stunning, audiophile-quality speakers for modern home theater, hi-fi and custom installation applications. KEF products, distributed around the world, have won awards on both sides of the Atlantic. KEF is a brand name long associated with style, quality and technical innovation.

Founded in 1961 by a British electrical engineer named Raymond Cooke on the banks of the River Medway, KEF is driven by a passionate belief in the power of innovation and quality. Still occupying the same riverbank site, KEF remains passionate about its patented, proven technologies such as Uni-Q® and ACE®. These characteristics, traditions and, above all, quality, secure KEF’s reputation as a world class manufacturer of the best speakers in the world.

About KEF America, Inc.

KEF America, a division of KEF Audio, offers loyal North American audiophiles a line of innovative speakers and components unmatched in the industry for quality and innovation. Headquartered in Marlboro, New Jersey, KEF America shares the same guiding principles as its British counterpart: ground-breaking design, exceptional sound and an unshakeable commitment to excellence.

For additional information about KEF and its award-winning products, please visit www.kef.com.

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