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Best Speaker Systems for the Super Bowl

Whether or not you like football, you’re probably going to end up watching the Super Bowl as the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers square off on Sunday, February 7. It’s one of the greatest spectacles in television from excessive press coverage, to commercials and, of course, the most important football game of the year.

Most Super Bowl party hosts only think about the size of their television when dreaming up the perfect setup for their guests. Obviously, your TV is an important component; however, it should not be your only concern. There is the seating, food and, of course, the audio to think about.

Don’t settle for the run-of-the-mill Super Bowl audio experience. You don’t want 20 of your guests leaning in to hear whether the play will be overturned or what the guy says to the adorable lost puppy in the beer commercial. Make sure every bit of dialogue is clean, crisp and that you practically feel every bone-crunching hit.

Below are some of our suggestions for the best speaker systems for the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl is broadcast in 5.1-surround sound; meaning that there are quite a few options you can go with.

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Soundbar + Wireless Subwoofer

This is the quickest and easiest solution to upgrade your Super Bowl sound. Most soundbars provide a plug-and-play solution that is a significant upgrade over your TV’s crappy small, thin built-in speakers. Also, an included wireless subwoofer will add significant impact to your listening experience.

Thankfully, Klipsch has a variety of options depending on your price point. If you want to go all out, choose the Reference R-20B. Looking to overspend on snacks and adult beverages? Check out the uber-obtainable Reference R-4B. In between those two options is the excellent Reference R-10B.

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Traditional 5.1 Speaker Systems

We’re based in Indianapolis, so we have to admit that it is a total bummer that Klipsch Brand Ambassador Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts are not in the Super Bowl. Anyway, with a traditional, passive 5.1 speaker system, you’re going to have to run some wires and utilize an audio-video receiver (AVR), but your system will be the envy of all of your family and friends, including your neighbor Ron who brags about the dinky little satellite speakers he has hanging from the ceiling.

Whether it’s the Palladium, Reference Premiere or Reference series, Klipsch has plenty of kick-ass 5.1 systems to choose from that deliver room-rattling sound. Of course, if space is a concern, you may want a slimmer design like something from the flat panel Gallery series. The choice is yours.

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Wireless Home Theater

OK, so Reference Premiere HD Wireless speaker aren’t available until after the big game; however, it’s going to be an excellent option for football fans across the country (and planet). Simply plug the speakers in the wall and set their positions using the one-button system on the back panel and you’re good to go. That means you can crack open a tasty beverage and it’ll still be ice cold by the time you’re finished setting up your new system. Plus, the lack of speaker wire for the surround speakers means that guests won’t potentially be tripping over any wires.

From 2.0 to 5.1 and beyond, any of the nearly endless configurations of the Reference Premiere HD Wireless system will be suitable for the big game. To get the full effect of the crowd noise, we would recommend a 5.1 system but the 2.0 setup provides a surprising amount of thump.

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Multi-Room

If you happen to have a lot of guests over, chances are they will be wandering around your place and drifting into other rooms whether you like it or not. With the upcoming Klipsch Gate and Powergate amplifiers, you can turn your existing passive or powered Klipsch speaker system into a multi-room system, so that these transient people don’t miss a second of the action.

What is your speaker setup for the Super Bowl? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

Air Force One Boasts Klipsch Speakers

While we were at CES 2016, we met with our colleagues from THX. In that meeting, they told us that ProMedia speakers were on board Air Force One, the aircraft that shuttles the President of the United States across the world.

With our curiosity piqued, we were quite surprised when the first Google search of “Air Force One” popped up with Klipsch ProMedia speakers. In fact, you can see a ProMedia speaker in a stock photo on the Wikipedia entry for Air Force One.

We’ve checked out a bunch of photos of one of the world’s most advanced planes and, from what we can see, the speakers seem to be the standard wired versions of the ProMedia. Also, they appear in at least two different rooms on board Air Force One including the President’s main office.

Before anyone tries to make this political, there are photos (see below) of President Barack Obama AND President George W. Bush on Air Force One with ProMedia speakers in the background. Great sound does not align with a political party.

For any owner of the ProMedia speakers, the reasons for the Commander in Chief using these speakers are pretty evident. They can play extremely loud, meaning that even the lowly staffer in the back corner can hear them. A small footprint takes up minimal space, which is important when you are talking about having offices in the sky. They have also won pretty much every award out there in their category including a Readers’ Choice Award from Lifehacker.

Oh and from a taxpayer perspective, these speakers are also relatively low-cost, especially considering all of the above attributes.

We are genuinely proud that the Air Force chose to use Klipsch speakers on the aircraft that serves as both transportation and a second residence for the President of the United States.

What speakers would you have on board Air Force One if you were President? Post in the comments below!

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Klipsch at CES 2016: Day 3

Everyone loves Klipsch sound. That’s pretty much a straight-up fact. You want it anywhere and everywhere you go.

We have continued to add more and more unique solutions that allow you to enjoy legendary Klipsch and here we are at CES 2016 to show you one more way.

Multi-room sound.

We told you that we were waiting for technologies to mature before jumping into the fray and we believe the time is right to start talking about some stuff we have in the works.

What is Play-Fi Wireless Technology?

Play-Fi is a new, yet polished, wireless audio platform for those who want to have speakers throughout their house without complicated wiring. It works through your home’s existing high-speed Internet connection and WiFi network.

We are extremely excited to start growing our portfolio of Play-Fi speakers. After all, who wouldn’t want Klipsch sound ringing throughout their house?

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Klipsch Powergate with Play-Fi Wireless Technology

So, let’s say you already have some bad-ass passive Klipsch speakers – perhaps Reference Premiere or the Heritage Series – but you want to create a multi-room solution. What you need is a Klipsch Powergate with Play-Fi. It amplifies passive loudspeakers and connects them into a Klipsch multi-room system. The targeted release for the Powergate is August 2016.

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Klipsch Gate with Play-Fi Wireless Technology

On the flip side, let’s say you are buying Klipsch powered speaker like the new Reference Premiere HD Wireless, Reference R-15PM or perhaps the powered Heritage-inspired speakers we told you about yesterday. In this case, you will simply need the Klipsch Gate with Play-Fi. It makes any powered speaker a part of a Klipsch multi-room system. Just like the Powergate, look for this fella in August 2016.

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Soundbars, Soundbars, Soundbars

We told you in the CES Preview blog that a bunch of soundbars were coming and we weren’t lying. Many of these soundbars offer common-sense improvements; however, perhaps most excitingly, many of these soundbars have Play-Fi built-in. Play-Fi is a new wireless technology that supports multi-room audio simply and efficiently.

Reference RSB-6: The successor to the super-popular R-4B adds an HDMI connection. Look for it in September 2016.

Reference RSB-8: Like the RSB-6, the RSB-8 boasts HDMI and will be out in September 2016 but this soundbar + wireless subwoofer also offers Play-Fi.

Reference RSB-11: This is the replacement to the R-10B. It has an improved industrial design, additional drivers, additional features/modes and HDMI connectivity. It is due out in August of 2016.

Reference RSB-14: The RSB-14 takes all of the improvements from the RSB-11 and adds Play-Fi for multi-room sound. It should launch in September of 2016.

Reference Premiere RPTB-3100B: Last but certainly not lease, the first Reference Premiere Theater Bar is designed for TRUE multichannel home theater applications. It offers the option to add additional wireless speakers that can be used as wireless surrounds or for additional rooms through Play-Fi. The RPTB-3100B also has a tapered industrial design that will come in a unique selection of finishes. The target launch date for the RPTB-3100B is also September 2016.

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Reference Wireless Speakers

Our iconic Reference Series gets the multi-room treatment too! Each Reference Wireless Speaker works as an additional mono or stereo zone in your multi-room system through Play-Fi. You can use it as a surround channel for any of the Play-Fi enabled soundbars listed above or you can pair five of them together for a kick-ass 5.0 system. Oh and it connects easily to your Bluetooth enabled devices too.

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New Klipsch Stadium Finishes + Play-Fi

Since its introduction, the Klipsch Stadium has always been virtually a piece of art visually, sonically and technologically.

At CES 2016, we introduced a pair of new finishes – piano gloss black and matte black – as well as the inclusion of Play-Fi. One of our most advanced speakers just got that much smarter.

Even more surprises coming tomorrow, so check The Klipsch Joint again tomorrow!

What do you think of what we recapped today from CES 2016? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

Klipsch at CES 2016: Day 2

As you may already know, Klipsch is celebrating its 70th Anniversary at CES 2016. In honor of this milestone, we are introducing a pair of unique finishes for select Heritage speakers as well as a whole new line of Heritage-inspired speakers.

Like yesterday’s post, we would like to remind everyone that even with today’s entry, we aren’t done reporting on all of the new stuff we have on display at CES 2016. There are just so many new and awesome Klipsch speakers and headphones that have been introduced publicly here in Las Vegas.

No point in blabbering on anymore, let’s get to it…

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Limited Edition 70th Anniversary Klipschorn & Heresy Speakers

These limited edition Klipschorn and Heresy III speakers are a stunning tribute to our proud 70 years of history. Both of these Paul W. Klipsch designs are receiving an exotic Australian walnut wood veener finish and a unique grille cloth. Each pair of speakers will have a special 70th Anniversary plaque, hand signed by the builder, identifying it as part of this limited series. Oh and you gotta love those special logos!

There will only be 35 pairs of these 70th Anniversary Klipschorns made and 70 pairs of the 70th Anniversary Heresys. We will announce availability information shortly.

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Heresy III Wireless Speakers

You may look at this photo and say “that’s just a Heresy III.” Well, you’d be dead wrong. This puppy is powered by custom engineered electronics and wirelessly connected with WiSA high definition wireless technology. (Just like the Reference Premiere HD Wireless System.) The Heresy III Wireless accepts digital, analog and Bluetooth wireless technology inputs and easily connects to turntables via the built-in phono pre-amp.

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Heritage-Inspired Powered Monitors

We just introduced the slick Reference R-15PM Powered Monitors, but we know many of you prefer the Heritage look and feel. At CES 2016, we showed two versions of these Heritage-inspired powered monitors – one with a 6.5” woofer and the other with a big ol’ 10” woofer.

Featuring a wood veneer, tactile controls and a premium grille cloth, these monitors certainly fit the look and feel of an old-school speaker. Additionally, we threw in all of the technology that makes the R-15PM so appetizing: built-in phono pre-amp, Bluetooth, etc.

Yes, please.

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Heritage-Inspired Portable Music System & Multi Room System

Ready or not, here’s something a little different for you! Like the Heritage-inspired powered monitors, these speakers have a retro design, yet are packed with new-age technology. One version of this speaker is the classic semi-portable speaker (8 hours battery life) that can give you this classic style and sound on the go. The other version is a multi-room solution thanks to Play-Fi technology.

You’ve been asking for a true multi-room solution and we are certainly listening.Who wouldn’t want a bunch of these speakers around their home?

(We will have more information on other Klipsch multi-room systems in the day 3 CES 2016 recap.)

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Heritage-Inspired Table Top Speakers

Of all the new Heritage-inspired speakers, the Table Top speakers perhaps garnered the biggest reaction. Countless booth visitors – men and women, young and old – remarked how they would love to have one for their office or desk. Exactly what we’re thinking!

Coming in two different sizes, depending on how large your room is, these speakers will effortlessly fill the room while giving you a pleasing mid-century aesthetic that goes with just about anything.

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Heritage-Inspired 2.1 Desktop System

Yes, these look like Heresy speakers. We took one of our most popular designs and shrunk it down into a 2.1 Bluetooth system that would be the perfect pairing for a computer setup. We should’ve done this a while ago, don’t you think? After all, more Heresy is good for the soul.

Now, before you frantically type “TAKE MY MONEY”, we must put the disclaimer that all of the new Heritage-inspired speakers are still in development. There will be plenty of design and acoustic tweaks before these pushed to market. 

What’s your favorite Klipsch product that you have seen from us thus far at CES 2016? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

Press Record: Interview with Haley Solar of JUNIM LA

Through the power of social media, we were able to connect with fashion designer Haley Solar of JUNIM LA. The Los Angeles native posted a photo of her Klipsch Heresy speakers on Instagram, tagging Klipsch, and grabbing our attention.

Not only were her speakers beautiful, but her clothing was equally spectacular. The 32-year-old started her fashion label, JUNIM LA, about four years ago, making women’s clothing in the Los Angeles area.

We reached out via Instagram and Solar enthusiastically responded. She is becoming quite the audiophile, pairing her Klipsch Heresy speakers with a Scott 299c integrated tube amp and a Thorens TD-160 turntable with a Grado Labs Sonato cartridge.

It turns out that her newfound passion stems from her boyfriend, Zach Cowie. Cowie is close friends with Elijah Wood, whom we have also made friends with through social media, building his Klipsch system as well as many others throughout the L.A. area.

Solar was kind enough to do a Q&A with The Klipsch Joint about this random (but awesome) connection, her burgeoning fashion label, the challenges of running her own business and what lies ahead.

How did it all get started?

Some crazy idea I had with my friend… we were going to make accessories out of vintage finds and start selling them at craft fairs on the weekends. As we were developing the idea, I just kept adding apparel and removing the accessories. JUNIM started evolving into a dress line and my business partner lost interest. When I was ready to quit my job with only $1000 in the bank. I used it all to pay for my collection and space at a trade show. I just closed my eyes, said a little prayer and a few stores picked up the line!

What have been the biggest challenges?

Trying to navigate a business that is changing daily. The digital world has made connecting with companies and customers so much easier, but it also produces challenges. It’s a fast-fashion world and Junim is definitely not that. We are local and hand made, that’s what makes us special.

What’s the number one thing you would tell someone who is trying to follow in your footsteps?

Don’t take anything too seriously and surround yourself with good people.

What are your inspirations for your designs?

Touch! If find a fabric and I love the way it feels…it’s in the collection no mater what.

How does music shape your work?

Music shapes my work in every way. It’s what keeps me calm, gets me moving and sets the tone of each day.

Where is JUNIM LA headed?

We are opening up our studio space to customers, not just for shopping, but also for listening to records, hanging out, drinking coffee, socializing, etc. We are tapping into what makes the line special and going back to our roots of why we love this business. We are hoping to open up a retail location in the next year with the same love and warmth we have at home.

If you could bottle up the sound of the city of LA, what would it be like?

It would be a mix tape with new contributors each day.

What was the first album you bought with your own money?

Phil Collins, Face Value. I still stand by this choice.

What are your musical tastes and who inspired them?

My boyfriend is my biggest influence for sure. He is the most curious music maniac I could ever imagine. He doesn’t just show you what’s good, he takes you on a tailor made journey.

What song are you playing on repeat right now?

Buzzin Fly – Tim Buckley

What’s the story behind your Klipsch Heresy speakers?

Again, I have to hand this one over to my boyfriend. He couldn’t hang at my house without a good system. He is the most insane record collector I know and is OBSESSED with Klipsch! He built my system, Elijah Wood’s and pretty much every other audio geeks’ system in L.A. He ONLY buys Klipsch and spends most days polishing his Klipschorns :)

How would you describe their sound?

Warm, clean, perfect.

What are your friends/customers/clients impressions of your Klipschorns?

My favorite is when they get really pissed off, like, “THIS is what music is supposed to sound like? How have I been cheated for so long?”

What does quality sound mean to you?

It’s a connection that I thought I lost. When I learned what good sound truly is, it’s like I woke up knowing an entirely new language and it gave me back that feeling I had when I first fell in love with music.

Learn more about Haley Solar and her women’s clothing line at www.junimla.com

Klipsch Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Many of us are still scrambling around, looking for presents this holiday season. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a handy gift guide for the lucky people on your shopping list. (We won’t judge if you’re just treating yourself!)

These aren’t mere stocking stuffers, either, but rather certified kick-ass speakers and headphones that will definitely top that sweater grandma got you.

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Klipsch Reference R6 In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones

The latest headphone to enter the Klipsch lineup is the company’s first wireless in-ear headphone. The R6 In-Ear Bluetooth headphones boast the same, award-winning acoustics from the Reference R6 family of headphones, but doesn’t have to be connected to your phone. We all have our war stories about headphones cables, but that’s a thing of the past if you go with the latest addition to the Reference family.

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Klipsch Groove Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Fact: people love getting Bluetooth speakers as Christmas presents. They are just supremely useful to have around. The Klipsch Groove portable Bluetooth speaker is no different…Well, except that it sounds amazing and isn’t an off-the-factory-shelf model that others seem to be pushing this holiday season. Put it by the pool, bring it on a trip or plop it around the house to enjoy the legendary Klipsch sound you may be used to from the company’s larger speakers.

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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers

Whether you go for the wireless or the wired version of the ProMedia 2.1 computer speakers, you are getting an outstanding audio performer. Time after time, these bad boys win best-in-class awards from websites and publications all over the world. Simply put, you’re not going to find anything that sounds better at this borderline-crazy price point.

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Klipsch Reference R-4B Soundbar + Wireless Subwoofer

Coming in as the most affordable option in the Klipsch soundbar lineup is the Reference R-4B soundbar + wireless subwoofer. Despite its affordable price tag, this soundbar still boasts the punch and dynamics you would expect from a Klipsch product. This is perfect for the person who is looking to upgrade their TV’s sound.

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Klipsch Reference RF-7 II Floorstanding Speakers

Too big to put under a tree, the Reference RF-7 II floorstanding speakers are the mother of all holiday gifts. Each speaker is handcrafted in Hope, Arkansas complete with dual 10” Cerametallic woofers and Tractrix horns. These speakers aren’t for the timid. Go big or go home this holiday season.

Be sure to check out www.Klipsch.com/specials for limited time deals that we are offering through the holiday season and beyond.

Did you already buy something awesome? Let us know what in the comments below!

 

Klipsch Install Stories: Invoke Yoga

If you’re the typical Klipsch fan, we know you like to play your music loud and proud. Today, we’re bringing you an install story that is less about “pissing off the neighbors” and more about the role audio plays in creating a peaceful environment.

Invoke Yoga holds more than 100 yoga, Pilates, and Bar Effect classes a week at two Indianapolis studios. When choosing speakers, owner Amy Peddycord knew she had to find a product that would withstand the elements that non-yogis might not consider when outfitting her business with audio. Both studios offer multiple hot yoga classes where the room is heated to 95 degrees with 40% humidity.

Peddycord sought out the help of an audiophile friend who recommended Klipsch speakers for both studios and suggested Ovation Audio Video, a local Indianapolis electronics store and installer. The downtown Invoke location features a pair of RB-61 speakers in both the main studio and hot yoga room. Invoke Wellness Center, the second studio location, pumps their audio through 2 R-2650-CSM II and 4 R-1800-C in-ceiling speakers.

Outside of providing quality sound, Peddycord and her instructors know the importance of creating quality playlists, full of sounds and songs that help students find their flow. “Quality speakers can really effect a class,” Peddycord told us, “It’s one of those things a client shouldn’t notice, so they’re allowed to get into the zone of the class rather than noticing what’s wrong in the room.”

So how does a yoga instructor create her playlist? It’s much more than mellow, calming sounds. While some classes feature a soft, relaxing playlist, others focus on an upbeat tempo to increase the speed of students flow.

Peddycord said students have completely different experiences based on the musical taste of the instructor. Personally she’s inspired by Alabama Shakes, Courtney Barnett, Lucinda Williams, and often listens to Mornings Become Eclectic from KCRW in LA. All instructors create their own playlists. Some changing them every few months while music lovers may come in every lesson with a new focus.

Although yoga may not be for you, your own private listening session can have many of the same benefits of yoga. The experience can make you happier, help you focus, give you a piece of mind, and most importantly give you time to relax.

So go on, take a moment every now and then to stop and turn off the outside world. Pick your favorite album, whether it’s slow and simple or aggressive and loud. Then, just sit and listen.

Do you have questions or comments about this Klipsch install? Post in the comments section below.

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How To Clean Klipsch Speakers

Klipsch speakers are the pride of the living room, the boss of the basement and often the most prized possession in one’s house. They are a true investment in quality audio.

To keep that investment in pristine condition, you ought to give them a cleaning every once in a while. After all, sometimes it is nice to be seen AND heard.

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO CLEAN KLIPSCH SPEAKERS

  • Damp Microfiber Cloth
  • Dry Microfiber Cloth
  • Lint Roller
  • Canned Air (See Below)

TIPS ON HOW TO CLEAN KLIPSCH SPEAKERS

  • Use a microfiber cloth. A regular rag is coarse and may harm your speakers’ finish.
  • Dampen the cloth but do not overdo it. If it is dripping, it is too wet.
  • Move the damp cloth in circular motions in order to prevent streaking.
  • When cleaning the horn of a Reference Premiere speaker, use a DRY microfiber cloth.
  • To clean the grilles, simply use a lint roller and move it up and down.
  • Do NOT use chemicals on your Klipsch speakers.

CLEANING KLIPSCH SPEAKERS WITH CANNED AIR

Canned air is a great way to remove dust from a Klipsch speaker. That being said, canned air is created through chemicals. If used improperly, it can damage the finish of your speaker. Please use with extreme caution!

When spraying the canned air, keep the bottle level. If the bottle is upside down or at an angle, it will shoot chemicals directly onto the speaker. That is not a good thing. If it does happen, spray it again – keep it level this time – and wipe with a slightly damp rag to remove any residue.

Do you have your owns tips? Post them in the comments below!

Klipsch at CEDIA 2015: Day 1 Recap

The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Expo is one of the biggest showcases of the year for Klipsch, allowing the 70-year-old company to proudly displaying its legendary speakers for custom installers and integrators.

This is the type of the audience that appreciates quality and simplicity. In other words: no bullshit.

For the 2015 CEDIA Expo in Dallas, TX, Klipsch has both new and current products on display that wowed everyone who rolled through the both on day one.

Most of the speakers on display at CEDIA are for professionals; however, that didn’t stop us from bringing the latest and greatest consumer options – some of which you may not have seen before…but more on that tomorrow.

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KLIPSCH PRO THX® SERIES

Introducing the new Klipsch Pro THX Series of speakers. These THX®-certified speakers are a terrific solution for custom installers who want to give their customers an extraordinary home theater experience without taking up precious floor space. The new edge-to-edge grilles allow these in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to disappear while the latest blockbuster blares throughout the space. (Learn More)

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KLIPSCH PRO 4000 AND 6000 SERIES

Exclusively for contractors, the new Klipsch Professional Series is a great option for those roaming the halls of CEDIA 2015, as they provide dynamic, powerful performance while blending into one’s décor.

While other companies may ignore sound quality in their custom install speakers, we never will. (Learn More)

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DISTRIBUTED AUDIO

Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor, office or home, Klipsch has distributed audio options that will rock the building. (Yes, that is pun with our rock speakers in mind.)

The key is choices, choices, choices…without sacrificing the quality sound Klipsch is known for. Click here to learn more and browse through the available options.

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BULLSHIT BUTTONS

You didn’t think we would show up to a trade show without our trademark yellow “Bullshit” buttons, did you?

If you want to know how this became a motto for Paul W. Klipsch and the company as a whole, click here.

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STEVE CROPPER

The day before the show kicked off, we held a special event for the Klipsch sales team that puts in endless hours trying to spread the word of quality audio. A good friend of Klipsch – the legendary guitarist Steve Cropper – came over to the Proof and Pantry to put on a show for everyone.

It was a heck of a treat with Cropper telling incredible stories about musicians like Otis Redding who he called “the best singer of all-time.” Of course, the actual performance was top-notch as well with songs that Cropper wrote and/or produced.

It really isn’t too often that you get to enjoy a person who Rolling Stone called one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. In addition, Cropper was incredibly friendly with everyone in attendance, enthusiastically recalling stories from years ago or from the other day.

Cropper’s band members like Andy Childs and Steve Hornbeak are quite accomplished musicians in their own right. Childs and Hornbeak are both regulars on the hit TV show Nashville, so, naturally many of the Klipsch staff peppered them with questions about the show’s star Connie Britton.

That’s it for day one of CEDIA 2015! Remember, you can stay up to date on everything about the show by following us on Twitter and Instagram. Learn more at www.KlipschGroupShows.com