INDIANAPOLIS (December 9, 2004) - When it came to selecting the most important consumer electronics products of 2004, readers of CE Pro magazine voted the Klipsch THX Ultra2 custom-installation home theater system the High-Impact Product of the Year in the loudspeaker category.

With a circulation of 35,000, CE Pro covers the installation and integration of the connected home in its entirety. For a third year in a row, this leading trade publication polled thousands of its readers who gave a case for their favorite time-saving, money-making, customer-pleasing high-impact products, all which have been sold, installed and tested in the field.

With hundreds of hot new products launched this year, only 13 received this "high-impact" honor. With categories ranging from home control to calibration tools, readers nominated the products and then members of the CE Pro community made the final selections. The complete list of winners is featured in the magazine's December issue.

Designed to bring powerful cinema-style sound to the comforts of home, the Klipsch THX Ultra2 has been gaining a lot of recognition since its introduction to the A/V specialty retail channel last March. In addition to the praise it has received within the market, this setup won a 2004 CES Innovations Award and was called an "extremely well designed, meticulously engineered and thoughtfully executed speaker system" in Robb Report Home Entertainment and a "custom-installation speaker package even an audiophile can love" in Home Theater Magazine.

The Klipsch THX Ultra2 family consists of two sizes of LCR front speakers, one surround, one subwoofer and a sub amplifier. These models can be assembled in a variety of combinations including a true THX Ultra2 system in a 7.1 configuration.

Because this system is built for optimal versatility, any combination of the sonically matched LCR speakers will deliver the desired performance, and the LCRs may also be used as surrounds. Proprietary Klipsch Tractrix® Horn tweeters and Cerametallic™ woofers are used throughout to deliver the ultimate in power, detail and emotional impact from durable, easy-to-install cabinets.