INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2012) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces a total of three all-new, Apple AirPlay®-enabled audio solutions set to debut at CES and launch throughout 2012. Joining the ranks of the already in-market Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air, the company’s first acclaimed introduction in the AirPlay category, will be the Klipsch RoomGroove® Air, Klipsch Stadium and Klipsch Console.
Designed to utilize any wireless network and embedded AirPlay technology, the new Klipsch systems seamlessly stream high-quality audio directly from any iPod, iPhone or iPad – all without wires and the need to dock the relevant device. In addition, iTunes can also be streamed from a Mac or PC to the three systems. Featuring USB inputs for direct digital connection, the systems are also capable of charging most 30-pin Apple devices, while also accepting almost every music player available today.
“Reliance on Apple smart devices for day-to-day activity is at an all-time high and will only continue to grow as their capabilities become more novel,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “By fusing 65 years of iconic loudspeaker engineering with noteworthy technological solutions such as AirPlay, we’re eager to diversify our future offerings in the wireless audio category. It is our passion behind these systems that will help change the way individuals share music with one another.”
Employing dual 1-inch tweeters with Round Tractrix® horns and 2.5-inch woofers, the Klipsch RoomGroove Air stereo music system guarantees major output from a compact product. Housing a tuned port enclosure, the RoomGroove Air couples sonic clarity with unrivalled bass output to make the most of beloved music libraries.
The Klipsch Stadium was created to ensure the convenience of portable music storage is accompanied by high-performance audio. The 2.1 tabletop sound solution features dual 1-inch, horn-loaded tweeters and 3-inch midrange woofers. In addition, these components are combined with dual 5.25-inch, built-in subwoofers to ensure premier bass output and sound quality. Showcasing brushed aluminum cabinetry with soft-touch accents, the high-design Klipsch Stadium harmonizes with any size and style living arrangement.
Hand built in Hope, Ark. where the brand was originally founded, the Klipsch Console serves as both a multifunctional 2.1 audio system and furniture centerpiece. Boasting cutting-edge design and engineering, the Klipsch console provides plug n’ play functionality for music, movies and television, in addition to its Airplay capabilities. Versatile inputs, including HDMI, optical and USB, provide numerous sound connection options no matter the preferred media source. To best produce the Klipsch sound signature, the unique system utilizes dual 90° x 60° Tractrix® Horns with 1.75-inch titanium dome, high-compression drivers featuring Linear Travel Suspension (LTS),10-inch machine-spun Cerametallic™ woofers with folded cones and huge motor structures, and 12-inch non-resonant, woven fiberglass subwoofer drivers with large, four-layer, aluminum-wound voice coils. For added impact, the Klipsch Console can also be used as a center channel and subwoofer solution for more extensive home theater setups.
The Klipsch RoomGroove Air and Klipsch Stadium speakers will be available in fall 2012, with Klipsch Console following in winter 2012.
Klipsch Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp. (NASDAQ: VOXX).
About Klipsch Premium Speakers:
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world.
About VOXX International Corporation:
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ:VOXX). The Company that began as Audiovox over 45 years ago has morphed into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, and now into premium high-end audio. The Company’s brands hold leading market positions across a wide-spectrum of consumer and automotive segments.
Today, VOXX International is a global company….with an extensive distribution network that includes some of the world’s Fortune 500 companies and an international footprint in Europe, Asia, Mexico and South America, and a growing brand portfolio, which is now comprised of over 30 trusted brands including Audiovox®, Klipsch®, RCA®, Invision®, Code Alarm®, Jensen®, Acoustic Research®, Jamo®, Energy®, Mac Audio®, Magnat®, Heco®, Schwaiger®, and Oehlbach®, among others. The Company continues to drive innovation throughout all of its subsidiaries, and maintains its commitment to exceeding the needs of the consumers it serves. For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.voxxintl.com.
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iPhone, iPod, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. *AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later.