Soloist(TM) Universal Media Dock From Directed Electronics Uses Innovative Flat Panel Speaker Technology From NXT(R) to Deliver Full, Wide Stereo Sound

Soloist is Compatible With Sportster 4 and Most Newer SIRIUS Plug-and-Play

Receivers, Plus All 30-Pin iPod Media Players

Aug 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Directed Electronics, Inc.

    VISTA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Directed Electronics,
 Inc., (Nasdaq:   DEIX), the largest designer and marketer of consumer branded
 vehicle security and convenience systems in the United States based on
 sales, and a major supplier of home audio, mobile audio and video, and
 satellite radio products, today announced that its new Soloist(TM)
 Universal Media Dock (p/n SOLOD1) will be widely available in September at
 nationwide and regional retailers.
     Soloist(TM) Universal Media Dock employs interchangeable cradles
 (included) to dock many different SIRIUS receivers (either current or
 available soon) plus iPods. Soloist(TM) also comes with a SIRIUS home
 antenna, IR remote control and AC power adapter. Suggested retail is $149.
     According to Jim Minarik, Directed Electronics President and CEO,
 "Soloist(TM) is part of Directed's extensive accessory product offering
 that supports the 2006 SIRIUS receiver lineup. Also available in the coming
 months will be boomboxes, sound cases, travel chargers, portfolio cases, a
 wide assortment of protective cases and other portable-use accessories, and
 kits that provide all the parts required for professional installation of
 SIRIUS plug-and-play receivers in vehicles and motorcycles."
     Soloist(TM) uses patented SurfaceSound flat panel technology by NXT(R),
 and is powered by a 10 watt-per-channel Tripath amplifier. It comes with
 front panel AUX IN and headphone jacks, rear panel AUX IN and OUT, rear
 panel USB port, and a built-in alarm clock with snooze button, which can
 wake the user to their favorite SIRIUS station or iPod song. For more
 information, please visit
     About Directed Electronics
     Headquartered in Vista, California, Directed Electronics (Nasdaq:   DEIX)
 is the largest designer and marketer of consumer branded vehicle security
 and convenience systems in the United States based on sales. Directed also
 markets and sells certain SIRIUS-branded satellite radio receivers and
 accessories, with exclusive distribution rights for such products to
 Directed's existing U.S. retailer customer base. Directed is also a major
 supplier of home audio, mobile audio and video. Its broad portfolio of
 security products, including remote start, hybrid systems, GPS tracking,
 and navigation, are sold under leading brands including Viper(R),
 Clifford(R), Python(R), and Astroflex(R). In the home audio market,
 Directed designs and markets award-winning Definitive Technology(R) premium
 loudspeakers. Directed's mobile audio and video products include speakers,
 subwoofers, amplifiers, video screens and digital media players, sold under
 its Orion(R), Precision Power(R), Directed Audio(R), Xtreme(R) Directed
 Video(R), Directed Mobile Media(R) and Automate(R) brand names. Directed
 was founded in 1982 and, with sales of $305 million in 2005, markets its
 broad portfolio of products through many channels including leading
 retailers and specialty chains throughout North America and around the
 world. More information is available at Other trademarks,
 service marks and trade names appearing in this release including iPod, NXT
 and Tripath, are the property of their respective holders.

SOURCE Directed Electronics, Inc.