Kenwood Technologies (USA), Inc.
Robert Selzler 408-467-7916
Shotwell Public Relations, Inc.
Lyn Balistreri 408-530-8081
Technologies Brings World-Class Experience of Kenwood
Corporation to the Computer Peripherals Retail Market
with Home Stereo System-Quality Computer
Cupertino, CA, January
11, 1999 - Kenwood Technologies has announced the
immediate availability of its CL-501 and CL-701 speakers,
the first in Kenwood's line of quality computer sound
systems. The products mark the company's debut in the
retail market for computer peripherals.
Kenwood Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Kenwood Corporation, a world-class manufacturer with 30
years of experience in consumer audio products. In line
with the Kenwood tradition, the CL Series of speakers
provide superior sound quality at a reasonable price.
Both the CL-501 and the CL-701 systems offer premium
sound quality, a broad 3D sound stage, and innovative
design to computer audio consumers. The CL-501 is a
two-piece satellite sound system providing output power
of 5 watts (RMS) per satellite, and Sound Retrieval
SystemÒ 3D sound from SRS Labs. The CL-701 is a
three-piece system with all the style and features of the
CL-501, plus a powered subwoofer adding deep bass for
those who demand the most from the computer sound
experience. Unlike most of the competition who construct
their subwoofers with molded plastic, the CL-701 ported
subwoofer is constructed of wood, providing consumers the
best quality sound at the lower end of the sound
spectrum. With the CL Series, computer sound systems are
quickly approaching the sound quality of home stereo
systems at a fraction of the cost.
"Kenwood Corporation is already a great presence in the
consumer audio world, and it is logical for them to want
to apply their expertise to computer peripherals," stated
A.J. Hart, Kenwood Technologies' senior vice president of
operations. "As computer technology has been adopted into
the consumer market, the line between computer and
consumer electronics technology is becoming blurred. With
computers being used more and more for audio
applications, there is a definite niche for the
discerning listener who wants great sound quality in
addition to mere audio capability. For this listener and
for anyone else who is interested in getting the most for
their money, the Kenwood brand name provides the ideal
The speakers can be purchased through standard
distribution and key retailers nationwide. Kenwood's
suggested retail price for the CL-501 speakers is $59.99
and the CL-701 speaker system lists for $119.99.
In 1997, Kenwood Corporation established and
headquartered Kenwood Technologies (USA) Inc. in
Cupertino, California, as a new division to launch
Kenwood into the computer and technology sector. In
August 1998 Kenwood Technologies began shipping the MULTI
BEAM 40X Plus, the world's first 7-beam
CD-ROM drive and one that is capable of delivering a
sustained transfer rate performance of over 6 MB per
second anywhere on the disk, a rate comparable to that of
a hard drive. Additional information is available on the
Internet at http://www.kenwoodtech.com.
in 1946, Kenwood Corporation is a world-renowned
manufacturer of consumer audio and communications
equipment with annual revenues of more than $US 3 billion
dollars. Kenwood Corporation has ten manufacturing
facilities and sales offices all over the
is a trademark of Kenwood Corporation. Sound Retrieval
System and SRS is a registered trademark of SRS Labs,
Inc. in the United States and selected foreign countries.
MULTI BEAM and TrueX are trademarks of Zen Research N.V.
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