Naples Winter Wine Festival Selects SLS International's Loudspeakers

From: SLS International
Published: Fri Apr 22 2005

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 22 - SLS International (OTCBB: SITI) announced today that Imagination Pro Media Inc. used multiple RLA/2s for the Naples Winter Wine Festival, held in Naples, Florida. The festival, which celebrated its fifth year, is a charity event that benefits many local non-profit organizations including boys and girls clubs, after school programs and orphanages.

"When we started out with the Naples Winter Wine Festival it was their first year," said Joe Wisler, vice president of Imagination Pro Media Inc. "It is held outdoors in a tent on the beautiful property of the Ritz Carlton. Last year, when we setup the speakers, we were faced with a small problem because we needed more speakers to cover the whole width of the tent. This year we were looking for a change and SLS' RLA/2 gave us that option. With two stacks of the RLA/2s we were able to cover the width of the tent because of their coverage pattern. It worked quite well and we were happy we had the SLS speakers this year."

With the auctioning of an assortment of items including private label wines, a car donated by Maserati, a Rolls Royce made specifically for this event, vacations revolving around vineyards and a diamond ring, the Naples Winter Wine Festival raised over $12 million. During the event, invited guests were given a video tour showing where previous auction money has benefited.

"We are very excited to be part of this type of event," says Rod Falconer, national sales manager for SLS. "They are very focused on what they are doing and it keeps them wanting to raise the bar and do more each year. Through the quality of the sound provided by our RLA/2, we believe we are helping them enhance the quality of the event. The more they do for the kids the more excited they are about it. It really is a great thing to be a part of."

Wisler plans to use the SLS units at similar charity auctions in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley this summer.

"The SLS RLA/2s are great sounding speakers," comments Wisler. "Whether we need to have flying speakers or ground stack them, they work wonderfully for that kind of application. They provide full coverage without having to turn the volume up too loud."

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Based in Springfield, Mo., SLS International, Inc., is a 30-year-old manufacturer and developer of new patent-pending ultra-high fidelity Ribbon Driver loudspeakers, Patented Evenstar Digital Amplifiers and sound systems for the commercial, home entertainment, professional and music markets. SLS has perfected the ribbon-driver technology enabling their loudspeakers to achieve exceptional inner detail and accuracy with 20 to 30 percent less the distortion of typical compression driver and dome tweeters. SLS speakers and systems are used in high profile venues such as NBC/MSNBC's 2002 and 2004 Olympics studios -- NBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric; MSNBC is jointly owned by GE and Microsoft Corporation -- the Recording Academy's Grammy Producers SoundTable events, and for the NAMM winter show, providing sound in the AVID Technology booth. For more information, visit

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