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ZON Whole House Audio Now Available in Kit From Crutchfield

The premier catalog and on-line electronics retailer brings high-end distributed audio to the "do-it-yourself" market

For Immediate Release (17 March 2004)

(Orlando, FL) – Oxmoor today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Crutchfield Corporation, the well-known and venerable catalog and online electronics retailer, to offer a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) version of the ZON Whole House Digital Audio System.

Building on the company's reputation for providing detailed installation instructions and outstanding customer support, Crutchfield becomes the first retailer to offer a sophisticated whole house audio "kit" for the do-it-yourself market. "We evaluated a number of high-end distributed audio systems and found ZON's architecture ideally suited for DIY installation. In addition, its ease of use, attractive design and all digital signal path made ZON the best choice for our customers," said Dan Hodgson, senior vice president of business development for Crutchfield. "With the home theater market booming, the next natural step for us was to offer a high quality whole house audio system." Crutchfield will initially make ZON Audio available through its Web site catalog,

"For Oxmoor, this DIY arrangement with Crutchfield opens a new sales channel that nicely complements our custom installation dealer network. We are proud to be associated with one of the world's premier electronics retailers," said Lynn McCroskey, chairman and CEO of Oxmoor. "Crutchfield's dedication to satisfying customers mirrors our own and makes this an ideal collaboration."

Crutchfield has long been recognized as a pioneer in the self-install marketplace. The company was first to offer do-it-yourself car stereo installation packages and continues to lead the way in providing innovative home entertainment products.

ZON Audio was first brought to market in 2002 and is sold by dealers and installers worldwide. ZON was honored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) with a prestigious "Mark of Excellence Award" in 2003 and by CE Pro with a "2003 High Impact Award". In addition to the latter honor, and from among thousands of companies under consideration (including bellwether brands like Microsoft and Sony) Oxmoor was accorded CE Pro's "Innovator of the Year" in 2003 for its work in bringing ZON Audio to market.

Oxmoor's award-winning ZON Digital Whole House Audio System features a stylish easy-to-use control with 60-Watt integrated amp, analog and digital audio inputs, IR routing, RS-232 control, source selection, EQ, balance, paging and other advanced features not found in any other systems.

About Crutchfield

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2004, Crutchfield Corporation is the nation's largest direct integrated marketer (catalog, call center, and Internet) of consumer electronics products. offers a convenient, full-service shopping destination to buyers of car and home audio/video products. Providing a superior level of customer service, Crutchfield is noted for its high integrity, product expertise, and technical support. Crutchfield was the first authorized vendor-authorized audio/video retailer on the Internet.

About Oxmoor Corporation

Internationally known for innovative high performance audio products, Oxmoor invented the industry's first digital remote volume control in 1982. In 1986 the company was the first to deliver digital audio for motion picture theaters. Oxmoor's other professional audio products include room-combining systems, paging hardware and other innovations used in hotels, theme parks, specialty venues, and IMAX Theaters worldwide. Oxmoor researchers also patented Personal Sound Environment® 3-D audio technology that premiered in 1994 at the Sony IMAX Theater in New York.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Oxmoor Corporation, LLC is a leading manufacturer of digital remote volume controls, distribution and buffer amplifiers, mixing matrixes, infrared transmission hardware and room combining systems for commercial and residential audio applications. Oxmoor products are sold worldwide.

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