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Polk Delivers Innovative F/X? Wireless Surround, Bringing High Performance Wireless Surround To Any Home Theater

Simple Wireless Component Goes Anywhere Behind The Listening Area, Providing Convincing Multichannel Sound From One Speaker

LAS VEGAS, NV, January 3, 2011 - Polk Audio®, the Speaker Specialists®, today announced it is shipping 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.

"Since we first previewed the F/X Wireless Surround last year, it has become one of the most in-demand products on our product roadmap, and rightfully so," 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 Logic® 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."

On display in Polk Audio's Venetian Hotel exhibit suites, the innovative F/X Wireless Surround is a single-footprint speaker system consisting of four 2 1/2-inch full range drivers and a 5 1/2-inch 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 is available 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 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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