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STEREOSTONE’S AWARD-WINNING BOX PLANTER SPEAKER IS ALSO A FULLY OPERATIONAL PLANTER

N. HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 18, 2008 — StereoStone, Inc. (www.stereostone.com), a leader in American-made architectural outdoor weatherproof speakers, is proud to announce that it will feature its award-winning Box Planter Outdoor Speaker System at the 2008 CEDIA Expo, held in Denver from Sept. 4-7 at the Colorado Convention Center, booth 223. StereoStone’s box planter, winner of a 2007 Electronic House Product of the Year award, discretely blends into landscapes and patios while providing 100-, 125-, and 250-Watt output options in a choice of terra cotta or white finishes.

“As outdoor entertaining becomes more and more popular, the desire for an audio system that blends naturally into any environment, whether in the yard or on the patio, while still delivering exceptional performance has also increased,? explained Alan Rottner, vice president of sales & marketing for StereoStone. “In many cases, outdoor speakers designed to mount underneath a patio cover or high upon a deck may not be the most appropriate route when selecting a system for outdoor entertainment. They sometimes detract from the look of the yard and don’t have the power to fully cover the intended area. Also, sometimes there is only a patio that requires audio, such as an apartment or townhouse, and installing outdoor box speakers is just not applicable. That’s were StereoStone’s box planter speakers come in.?

Disguised in a fully operational planter, the box planter is triple protected from outdoor elements, including protection from insects, rain, snow, and ice, as well as from the sun’s ultraviolet rays while providing great audio performance. StereoStone’s exclusive loudspeaker design uses ferrofluid cooling technology, while also using santoprene weather resistant surround suspension and the latest poly mica cone materials. This permits greater power handling with lower distortion.

Additional StereoStone Box Planter specifications include:
• 100-, 125, and 250-Watt options
• 8 Ohms
• 6.5inch Two-Way woofer (125- and 250-Watt models)
• 6.5inch Duo Cone woofer (100-Watt model)
• Sensitivity: 89-91 db
• Frequency Range:
- 55hz – 20 khz +/- 3db (125- and 250-Watt models)
- 65hz – 17 khz +/- 3db (100-Watt model)
• Built-in drainage
• 25in W x 13.5in D x 12in H
• 30 lbs.

“Consumers should not make the mistake of making apples to oranges comparisons when choosing a system,? Rottner added. “Conventional ‘box’ speaker manufacturers whose products are designed for protection under a roof soffit should not be compared with a landscape-type product that is designed for the elements, such as StereoStone’s products. Other conventional looking box speakers may claim that they are weather-proof and can be fully exposed in the middle of a yard, but the weary consumer should do one’s homework before choosing such a product to see how many seasons they can get out of such a product before it needs replacing. The same goes for any outdoor speaker system, including architectural landscape systems, no matter the manufacturer and no matter what their claims of endurance and performance may be.?

For more information on StereoStone’s full lineup, please visit stereostone.com or call toll free at 800-350-7866.

About StereoStone, Inc.
StereoStone Inc., based in North Hollywood, Calif., has been manufacturing high-quality and critically acclaimed architectural outdoor weatherproof speakers since 1988. The StereoStone line now boasts more than 100 models, including rock, planter, and tree stump designs to fit any outdoor aesthetic requirement, and are available in six basic colors. StereoStone stands behind its products with a lifetime warranty and StereoStone products are consistently reviewed as having the premier sound quality, fit and finish in the industry, StereoStone products can be found in amusement parks, hotels, restaurants and backyards throughout the world.

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