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Statement from Cambridge SoundWorks Regarding Henry Kloss

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 31, 2002, the co-founder

of Cambridge SoundWorks, our friend, Henry Kloss, passed away. Henry was a

prolific and imaginative inventor. His innovations, from small table radios to

7-foot-screen projection TVs, have had a monumental impact on the way we live

today. He was a warm, clever, generous, funny man. We shall miss him very,

very much.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020205/NETU027 )

"Henry was one of the most passionate men I have ever met. He loved his

wife Jacqueline, he loved good food and great wine, he loved music, and he

loved creating products that made people happy. There was a little bit of

Henry in everything he made. He lived to make products. He did it until the

day he died. Henry Kloss lived a full life. He's left behind a lot of friends,

and millions of customers who love the things he designed. His absence leaves

a hole in the world," said longtime friend, Tom Hannaher, Vice President of

Merchandise, Cambridge SoundWorks.

Henry Kloss revolutionized our industry. We would like to take this

opportunity to applaud and thank him for some of the most innovative product

developments in the history of audio and video:

-- 1952 First Acoustic Suspension Speaker-The AR-1

-- 1960 First High-Fidelity FM Table Radio-The KLH Model Eight

-- 1961 First High-Fidelity Transportable Stereo System-The KLH Model


-- 1968 First Tape Recorder with Dolby B Noise Reduction-The KLH Model 40

-- 1971 First High-Fidelity Cassette Deck-The Advent 200/201

-- 1972 First Big Screen Colored TV For Home Use-The Advent VideoBeam 1000

-- 1988 First Dual-Subwoofer/Satellite Speaker System-Ensemble

-- 1994 First Affordable High-Performance Multimedia Speaker System-


-- 1998 First Table Radio With Built-In Powered Subwoofer-Model 88

Along with his many industry "Firsts," Henry was a founder of Acoustic

Research, KLH Research and Development Corp., and Advent. Henry Kloss is a

member of the Audio Hall of Fame and an Emmy Award winner.



SOURCE Cambridge SoundWorks

-0- 02/05/2002

/CONTACT: Maria Cataldo of Cambridge SoundWorks, +1-617-559-4472,

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Thanks for the link to the Times Obit. The one in the Boston Globe refered to Mr Kloss as a tinkerer. The Times at least called him an inventor. I think of the man more of a Gift from God. His embrace of technology and art enabled all of us to experience what had once been available to only the elite. Without the advances he and his fellow visionaries, the evolution of sound and music wouldn't have taken place as it did. The appearance of "free form radio" in the late 60's couldn't have taken place without Henry's products to present it. It's so intertwined, his creativity and the art of music. What a gift to us all, thank you for everything Mr Kloss.

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