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Elan Upgrades Speaker Offerings

Lexington, Ky. — Elan Home Systems plans April shipments of a new custom speaker line promoted as the broadest, highest-performance line it has ever offered.

The Elios line of 19 SKUs is priced at a suggested $200/pair to $1,500/pair compared to the company’s first

speaker series, the M series of 22 SKUs priced from $200 to $830/pair. The M series will remain available through most of 2009 and will be replaced by the Elios series.

Three Elios in-ceiling designs include pivoting and rotating baffles.

“Homeowners no longer consider whole-house audio simply as background music,” said Bob Farinelli, Elan president/chief technical officer. “Elios represents the best-sounding, highest-performing speaker line that Elan and our family of companies have delivered to date.” Each Elios speaker was voiced in multiple real listening

environments and installations, and each model was custom engineered with larger woofer motors and magnets specifically for in-wall/in-ceiling applications, he noted.

Enhancements include a new hybrid tweeter design said to combine the high frequencies, precision, speed and transient response of metal tweeters with the “smooth and silky sound” of soft-dome tweeters. An improved drywall leg-clamping system ensures a quick release time. A wider base on each clamping leg provides more surface area for a more secure fit without causing the drywall to crumble.