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Polk Audio Debuts New High Performance 12V Speakers And Amps At 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

On The Road Or On The Water, DXi Speakers And PA Digital Amps Add An Avalanche Of Audio To Any Journey

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 3, 2011 - Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, is pumping up the output for road warriors and boating enthusiasts with two new series of mobile audio models that are designed to please the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

Beginning in late January, Polk Audio will deliver the new DXi series of 12 volt speakers, improving upon current standards for sonic output in mobile and marine environments. Similarly, the new PA Digital Amplifier line features four ultra-compact, high efficiency models that are equally comfortable on land and sea.

"We worked long and hard on taking what is currently available to mobile audio enthusiasts before raising the bar several-fold," comments Mark Suskind, Polk Audio’s Vice President of Product Line Management. "Both the new DXi and PA lines prove that true high performance audio can be achieved in the most challenging environments, and at prices that won’t break the bank."

DXi Speakers - Upping the Ante on the Best in the Business DXi mobile/marine speakers are tuned to play loud enough to overcome boat and auto engines, with depth and detail that are typically associated with Polk’s most popular home models. Every one of the new models features one order HP and LP filters to reduce distortion to an inaudible minimum, while maximizing each product’s sonic output.

In order to make the new DXi models impervious to harsh environments, PP cones and butyl rubber surrounds are UV-treated, and aluminum grilles are guaranteed not to corrode in marine environments.

The new DXi line is comprised of four distinct models, including the 5-inch full range DXi5000 (SRP: $109.95/pair), 5 1/4-inch component with 1-inch tweeter DXi5250 (SRP: $209.95/system), 6 1/2-inch Slim Mount (SRP: $119.95/pair) and DXi1000 1-inch tweeter ($119.95/pair). In addition, an 8-inch subwoofer and dual-loaded subwoofer box will be introduced in Q2.

PA Digital Amps - The Ultimate Statement of Power and Efficiency

Being introduced in tandem with Polk Audio’s DXi speakers are the company’s new PA digital amplifiers. As described by Suskind: "PA amps will fit into the tightest spaces, but their output is anything but compact."

All four PA amplifiers are among the smallest in their class, yet each model boasts high power and maximum efficiency for years of impeccable, trouble-free performance. Each one includes band pass filters to optimize active speaker installations, and the two multichannel models are bridgeable as well.

The new PA series of digital amplifiers includes four high performance models, including:

- Two-channel PA D200.2, featuring150 x 2 output @ 4 ohms; 275 x @2 ohms (SRP: $279) - Four-channel PA D4000.4, featuring 125 x 4 @4 ohms; 200 x 4 @2 ohms (SRP: $389) - Mono PA D1000.1, featuring 550 x 1 @4 ohms; 1000 x 1 @2 ohms (SRP: $389) - Five-channel PA D5000.5, featuring 70 x 4.380 x 1 @4 ohms; 115 x 4.400 x 1 @2 ohms (SRP: $499)

Adds Suskind: "As anxious as we were to roll out the new mobile line, we knew that we couldn’t go public until we were ready to present a collection of new products that offered an undeniable improvement over what is currently available. I’m proud to say that time has finally come. Personally, I can’t wait to be one of the first with a Polk mobile upgrade!"

About Polk Audio

Polk Audio (www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of DEI Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1972, Polk’s products include loudspeakers and electronic components for home, auto and marine applications, the market leading SurroundBar® single speaker surround systems, the world’s first audiophile-grade active IP-addressable loudspeaker, and the world’s only wireless single-speaker rear surround solution, the F/X® Wireless Surround speaker .

For more information, high-resolution images, executive interviews, and the location of a Polk distributor in your area, contact Adam Sohmer; Sohmer Associates, LLC (PR representative for Polk Audio); 347-497-4965; adam@sohmerassoc.com. For more information on DEI Holdings, visit www.deiholdings.com.

This article was last modified March 19, 2012

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