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Polk Breaks the Surround Barrier with Innovative F/X® Wireless Surround

Simple Wireless Component Goes Anywhere Behind the Listening Area, Providing Convincing Multichannel Sound from One Speaker

BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2010 - Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, will ship, in October, a breakthrough audio solution that adds exciting surround sound capabilities to any home theater system, all from a single component with no speaker wires and extraordinary placement flexibility. The new F/X Wireless Surround re-defines what is possible in home theater; surround sound has finally become plug-and-play effortless.

"We’ve just made great sound as simple in the back of the room as it is the front of the room," said Mark Suskind, Polk Audio’s Vice President of Product Line Management. "Too many movie lovers miss out on rear speakers because of the clutter and morass of wiring. The new F/X Wireless Surround utilizes our Polk Digital Logicâ„¢ technology to solve the problem with the convenience of wireless operation and simple placement on the floor, a table or a shelf. No drilling, no mounting, no wires -- just great surround sound in seconds."

The innovative F/X Wireless Surround is a single-footprint speaker system consisting of four 2.5" full range drivers and a 5.25" woofer, powered by a compact multichannel channel DSP amplifier. A small transceiver included with the system connects the A/V receiver’s surround channels to the SurroundBar wirelessly. Thanks to Polk’s recently developed Controlled Dispersion Array (CDA) technology, the F/X Wireless Surround creates a convincing discrete left, right, rear and back surround stage that emanates from behind and to the sides of the listener. The system reproduces 5.1 and 7.1 surround program material, and features a 3-position DSP control that optimizes the image height for floor, table and shelf applications.

Polk’s new F/X Wireless Surround will be available in October for a suggested retail price of $399.95.

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 first satellite radio home component tuner, the world’s first audiophile-grade active IP-addressable loudspeaker, and the first THX Ultra2 Certified in-ceiling loudspeaker.

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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