KEF Launches the Next Generation of Home Theatre System

Eminent British Speaker Manufacturer’s KHT2005.3 5.1 System, Featuring the All-New KUBE-2 Subwoofer, Incorporates Uni-Q® Driver Technology and Advanced Design

Marlboro, N.J. – March 31, 2008 – KEF, renowned British manufacturer of superb audio and home theatre speakers, has announced the introduction of the third generation of the highly acclaimed Home Theatre 2000 Series − the KHT2005.3 Series home theatre speaker system, incorporating the exciting new KUBE-2 Subwoofer.

Building on the success of the KHT2000 Series, the KHT2005.3 Series delivers KEF’s signature stellar performance in a complete 5.1 system. The KHT2005.3 Series features KEF’s iconic “egg-shaped” surround speakers, including four satellites and a center-channel, with improved multi-directional desktop mounts for better stability and user-preference positioning, complemented by the powerful yet space-saving KUBE-2 subwoofer.

“Improving on the standard set by the success of our KHT2000 Series was quite a challenge, but we at KEF thrive on challenges”, said Alec Chanin, president of KEF America. “The KHT2005.3 − from its astonishing new KUBE-2 Subwoofer to the refined stand mounts − are a clear demonstration of KEF’s dedication to continuous product improvement.”

The KHT2005.3 Series utilizes KEF’s 100mm (4”) Uni-Q® drivers with advanced aerospace material. KEF’s patented Uni-Q driver achieves what audio engineers have sought for decades: to project an exceptionally broad frequency range from a single point. Uni-Q technology disperses sound uniformly over a wide area allowing listeners to enjoy KEF’s fantastic reproduction from anywhere in 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 that both drivers are in precise focus, providing the widest achievable dispersion over the entire frequency spectrum without the “lobing” effect inherent in conventional multi-driver arrays. 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.”

KEF’s sleek and compact KUBE-2 Subwoofer, which may also be purchased separately, completes the KHT2005.3 5.1 home theatre experience with its beautifully designed aesthetic appeal and uncompromised high-powered performance. It’s unique cube-shape construction and modest 13.1” x 12.7” x 13.1” dimensions allow users to tuck it discretely in corners, while the full-bodied, deep, defined bass produced by its 200W class D amplifier, 10” driver and 10” Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR) belie its diminutive size.

The KHT2005.3 Series, available in high gloss black or matt silver, comes complete with four satellites, one center channel speaker and the KUBE-2 Subwoofer, and carries an MSRP of $1,299.99.

Talking Points:
• KEF has announced the introduction of the KHT2005.3 Series home theatre speaker system and the KUBE-2 Subwoofer.
• The KHT2005.3 Series is the third generation installment of the highly acclaimed Home Theatre 2000 Series.
• The KHT2005.3 Series utilizes KEF’s 100mm (4”) Uni-Q® drivers with advanced aerospace material.
• Standing at 13.1” wide x 12.7” high x 13.1” deep, the complementary KUBE-2 subwoofer delivers lush bass and full-bodied sound thanks to the 200W class D amplifier and 10” driver.
• The complete KHT2005.3 Speaker System includes four satellite speakers (one pair for front and one pair for rear), one center channel speaker and the KUBE-2 to create a stunning 5.1 home theatre experience.

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 theatre, 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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