RadioShack to Carry New RCA Symphonix Personal Sound Amplifier

Product currently in RadioShack stores

Oct 26, 2011, 08:00 ET from Audiovox Corporation

CARMEL, Ind., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RCA today announced that the RCA Symphonix Personal Sound Amplifier is currently available for retail purchase at more than 2,000 RadioShack locations in 48 states, significantly expanding the distribution of this new product. The 2,000-plus store roll-out follows a successful market test in selected locations.

Symphonix is a Personal Sound Amplifier, designed to help you hear better in all kinds of situations, like large groups, on crowded streets, in the office, at a loud restaurant, or even watching TV. It is more affordable than comparable hearing-assistance devices with a suggested retail price of $299.99. Symphonix is rechargeable, eliminating the cost of replacement batteries.

"We are very excited to be partnering with RadioShack, one of the top national retailers in America, to launch this exciting new product," said David Geise, President of Audiovox Accessories Corporation. "RadioShack is the perfect retailer for this product because of their diverse customer base and unparalleled points of distribution. We believe RCA Symphonix fits perfectly in their new wellness section," said Geise.

"RadioShack is expanding its commitment to personal technology products in wellness, a growing category in consumer electronics," said John Lostroscio, merchant vice president for consumer electronics at RadioShack. "Symphonix is an efficient, cost-effective solution for our customers who need assistance with hearing in certain situations."

RCA "Symphonix" model RPSA10 is a Personal Sound Amplifier that offers digital technology, clean amplification and discreet design. Symphonix comes in one discreet size that fits most men or women and works in either ear.

Symphonix provides smooth amplification and background noise reduction over a wide range of frequencies. The device features a convenient 3-step progressive volume control and on/off switch in the earpiece. The unit uses patented thin sound tubes, weighs less than one-quarter ounce and it is so small that it does not interfere with eye glasses. Symphonix does not interfere with use of a mobile phone.

Symphonix offers a simplified storage and charging base to take the fuss out of recharging the hearing device, and eliminates the cost of replacement batteries.  Symphonix delivers up to 15 hours of service on a full charge.

The RCA brand is marketed by Audiovox Accessories, a wholly owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).

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About RCA

The RCA brand is one of the oldest and well known brands in the consumer electronics industry.  RCA's history in this space runs deep, beginning in the early 1920's during the golden age of radio, to their place as a TV legend; RCA has distinguished itself through proven manufacturing and engineering innovations that have led to today's well-deserved consumer electronics legacy.

RCA products include some of the most technologically advanced digital home entertainment and accessories solutions in the market place.  The Company sells and markets a variety of products including Personal Sound Amplifiers (PSAs), remote controls, MP3 players, digital camcorders, DVRs, Internet radios, clock radios, indoor/outdoor antennas, connectivity products, headphones, speakers, wireless solutions, power & surge protectors and more.  RCA products are found virtually in every retailer in the US and Canada and today, RCA holds #1 market share in remote controls and digital reception (antennas).

About Audiovox

Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) is a leading, global supplier of mobile and consumer electronics products.  The Company is the number one high-end loudspeaker company in the world and is also a recognized leader in the marketing of automotive entertainment, vehicle security and remote-start systems.  Its' extensive distribution network  includes power retailers and 12-volt specialists as well the major Original Equipment Manufacturers ("OEMs"), both domestically and abroad.  The Company is also a recognized leader in the consumer electronics and accessories markets, selling to major retailers worldwide.

Audiovox possesses a strong brand portfolio and its products ranks among the top ten in almost every category in which they sell.  Domestic brands include Audiovox, Klipsch, RCA, Invision, Jensen, Omega, Energizer, Terk, Acoustic Research, Advent, Code Alarm, Prestige, Excalibur and SURFACE. International brands include Klipsch, Jamo, Energy, Mirage, Mac Audio, Magnat, Heco, Schwaiger, Oehlbach and Incaar.

Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Audiovox has two manufacturing facilities in the United States, several domestic sales and marketing affiliates, and a robust international footprint with offices in Europe, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela.  

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Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release that would constitute forward-looking statements may involve certain risks and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements made in this release are based on currently available information and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statement. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. The factors include, but are not limited to risks that may result from changes in the Company's business operations; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the mobile and consumer electronics businesses as well as the accessories  business; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions; the possibility that the review of our prior filings by the SEC may result in changes to our financial statements; and the possibility that stockholders or regulatory authorities may initiate proceedings against Audiovox and/or our officers and directors as a result of any restatements. Risk factors associated with our business, including some of the facts set forth herein, are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2011.

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