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May 23, 2015 9:22 AM ET

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Company Overview of Polk Audio, Inc.

Company Overview

Polk Audio, Inc. engages in designing and building audio products. It offers home theater, stereo and Hi-Fi, whole house audio, and outdoor speakers; speakers for headphones, and docks and electronics; and audio for video and desktop audio. The company also provides speakers for car, truck, and SUV; marine; and recreational vehicles. In addition, it offers speakers in various categories, such as floorstanding, bookshelf, center channel, surrounds, subwoofers, sound bars, satellites, in-wall, in-wall center, in-wall surround, in-ceiling, in-ceiling surround, performance enclosures, pre-construction brackets, amps, and docks. The company provides its products for in and around the home, on and...

5601 Metro Drive

Baltimore, MD 21215

United States

Founded in 1972

Phone:

410-358-3600

Fax:

410-764-5470

Key Executives for Polk Audio, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer of DEI Holdings, Inc and President of DEI Holdings, Inc
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Age: 54
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Product Development
Secretary and Director
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Polk Audio, Inc. Key Developments

Polk Audio Announces Retail Availability of Striker ZX

Polk announced the retail availability of the Striker ZX gaming headset at Best Buy, PolkAudio.com and select retailers. The Striker ZX, an affordable headphone with amazing sound that was unveiled at this year's E3 Expo, leverages Polk's celebrated, authentic sound to deliver a more immersive audio experience that brings gamers deeper into the virtual worlds of their favorite Xbox One titles. For top-notch chat quality, Striker ZX includes a wireless adapter developed by Polk to connect users wirelessly to the next-gen console for complete chat and volume control at their fingertips. Featuring the same components found among all of Polk's premium headphones, the Striker ZX gives Xbox One gamers an edge through a breakthrough combination of advanced audio technology, design and functionality. Polk's proprietary Dynamic Balance(R) driver technology is integrated into the headset, revealing a wider frequency range with sharp details and no hints of strain or resonances. Unique to the Striker ZX is that each headset comes bundled with a custom-built, audio tuned wireless adapter that connects from the headset to the Xbox One controller, giving users complete control over chat and volume. A chat loop feature allows for clear chat by enabling gamers to hear their voices in the headset to avoid shouting. A ProFit(TM) Comfort system designed for optimum comfort and concentration during gameplay includes a lightweight, cushioned headband with plush, pivoting ear cups. Located at the ear cup is a strain-relief cable connector built to keep the 46-in. cable always connected and out of the user's way for a tangle- and snag-free experience. Each headset also features a retractable, omnidirectional boom microphone with a flexible, 7-cm. extension cable that adjusts to different lengths and angles. When not in use, the microphone simply tucks away into the headphone. Striker ZX retails for $89.95 and is available in Rosso Red Orange in-store and online only at Best Buy. Black Out Black and Skyline Blue are available for purchase online at PolkAudio.com and at select retailers.

Polk Introduces Omni Wireless Music System

Polk introduced its Omni(TM) Wireless Music System designed to stream all the music one loves to any room in the home over Wi-Fi. Launching with five audio offerings, the Omni Wireless Music System integrates DTS' Play-Fi(R) technology into a reliable, easy-to-use setup that allows listeners to wirelessly control and stream Polk's celebrated, authentic sound from the most popular music services, Internet radio stations or personal music libraries. Each speaker is crafted to compliment one's home decor, blending simple utility with an appealing design aesthetic. Out of the box, setting up the system is a simple process once a speaker is connected to a Wi-Fi network, communicating back to a mobile device or PC to stream music effortlessly and without loss of quality. The Omni Wireless Music System provides access to Pandora and Spotify, with additional music services planned for the future, as well as countless Internet radio stations and personal music collections. Finally, leveraging the Play-Fi technology's open platform design, users are able to easily mix-and-match any Play-Fi-enabled audio product from any manufacturer on the same home network, providing them the freedom to grow and customize their wireless home music setup in a personalized way. Once paired with Polk's Omni companion app, which is compatible with Android and Apple operating systems, listeners can stream music from a smartphone, tablet or PC. They can also browse and discover content, control any system in any room wirelessly, and combine all music services and stations in one place. Polk's Omni Wireless Collection will be available for pre-order beginning September 10, 2014. Specific features and price points of each offering includes Omni S2 Wireless Speaker, Omni S2 Rechargeable Wireless Speaker, Omni SB1 Sound Bar with included Subwoofer, Omni P1 Adaptor and Omni A1 Amplifier.

Polk Debuts Striker Headset at E3

Polk continued its journey of bringing great sound to the gaming world with the debut of the Striker headset at E3 2014, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The Striker, which is designed for next-gen gaming platforms, raises the bar for gaming headsets by offering gamers audiophile-grade sound performance in a well-constructed, affordable and attractive design. Polk marked its entrance into the gaming industry at E3 2013, introducing consumers to an immersive world of gaming through its suite of innovative audio solutions: the 4 Shot Xbox One headset, the Melee Xbox 360 headset and the N1 sound bar. All of these solutions were developed in collaboration with Microsoft and its gaming developers, 343 Industries and Turn 10 Studios. Like its predecessors, the new Striker headset delivers high quality audio that transports listeners deeper into games, music and movies at a more affordable price point. Its sleek design is equal parts stylish and comfortable with a lightweight, cushioned headband and plush, pivoting ear cups--appropriately called the ProFit Comfort system--to ensure a more enjoyable fit. For gameplay on the Xbox One, Striker will be packaged with a wireless adapter developed exclusively by Polk that boasts improved sound and chat performance. The wireless adapter plugs directly into the Xbox One controller and connects wirelessly to the Xbox One console, giving users complete control of chat and volume at their fingertips. Retailing for $89, the Striker will be available in three colorways_black, grey/blue and white/orange_in early October. Additional features and capabilities include: Polk's Dynamic Balance(R) driver technology reveals a wider and more impressive frequency range with sharp details and no hints of strain or resonances, so gamers never skip a beat; A built-in boom mic optimizes crisp, clear chat; in addition, a 7-cm. flexible extension seamlessly conforms to a gamer's chat preferences and retracts easily into the ear cup when not in use; Located at the ear cup, a strain-relief cable connector ensures the 46-in. cable always keeps users connected to the game without getting in the way.

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