Klipsch Group Introduces Slim Profile Sound Solutions at CEDIA
Fall product lineup features Klipsch’s sleek speakers for flat panel TVs, AirPlay®-enabled speaker system, re-engineered architectural speakers, new headphones, Jamo Custom speakers and Energy’s first soundbar
INDIANAPOLIS (September 8, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, is showcasing several Klipsch Group-first technologies and designs at CEDIA in Indianapolis. The all-new array includes the Klipsch Gallery™ series, Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air, Klipsch Architectural Speakers, Klipsch Mode™ M40 active noise-cancelling headphones, Image S4A for Android™ headset and Reference headphone series, Jamo Custom Flat Grille series and Energy Power™ Bar.
Klipsch Group’s latest innovations include an array of slender profile speaker options and new headphones. As the first Klipsch speakers designed with flat panel TVs in mind, the Klipsch Gallery series provides high-quality sound without compromising aesthetics. Energy’s first-ever soundbar and Jamo’s new Cusotm Flat Grille series of architectural speakers will also make their CEDIA debuts. Joining the award-winning Image S4i and Image X10i will be the brand’s first-ever active noise-cancelling headphones, Klipsch’s first Android headset and a new specialty line inspired by the classic Klipsch Reference speakers. In addition, Klipsch will preview an AirPlay-enabled music system for wireless delivery of music throughout the home and its newly re-engineered architectural speaker line.
Klipsch Gallery™ series
Designed with modern decor in mind, each Klipsch Gallery component is part of a true cross-over home audio solution, occupying minimal space and delivering enhanced sound - no matter the need or living environment. These slim, flat panel TV-friendly speakers are available in four lengths: 12-inch (G-12, $199.99), 16-inch (G-16, $299.99), 28-inch (G-28, $499.99) and 42-inch (G-42, $699.99). Providing installers and their customers with maximum flexibility and affordable options for upgrading flat panel TV sound, the G-12, G-16 and G-28 can be used as left, center, right or surround speakers, while the G-42 is a three-channel soundbar.
Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air
Playlists can now roam free with the help of the Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air. The revolutionary two-channel music system houses the patented Tractrix® Horn for signature Klipsch sound, while Apple AirPlay* technology allows for wireless streaming of content from iTunes on Mac or PC and on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. By simply plugging the G-17 Air into the wall and connecting to an existing wireless network, music is unleashed – no matter the location. Minimal in size and exemplary in appearance, the elegant system features a high-density resin cabinet finished with a unique, 12-step process that produces its piano black, high-gloss luster. The G-17 Air will be available for $549.99 at authorized retailers and Klipsch.com in fall 2011.
Klipsch Architectural Speakers
With new aesthetic and sound features, many of the 17 models in the re-engineered Klipsch Architectural Speakers mirror the high-performance technology employed in the Klipsch Reference II series. The new full-coverage, magnetic grilles mean provide a look that blends right into the wall or ceiling. For added invisibility, the grilles can be painted to match the color of the wall or ceiling. For even tighter bass, lightweight, machine-spun Cerametallic™ woofer cones have been incorporated into several models, as well as an improved, integrated dust cap that allows additional voice coil cooling for added stability. New Tractrix horn tweeters incorporate Linear Travel Suspension and titanium compression drivers in five new models, which combine true horizontal excursion with a premium voice coil that maximizes both conductivity and heat dissipation while reducing distortion and increasing high-frequency dynamics. Prices range from $188 to $400 (MSRP) each.
Jamo Custom Flat Grille Series
The recently enhanced Jamo Custom 600 and 400 Flat Grille Series is an installer’s and audiophile’s dream. Offering an array of 18 architectural in-wall, in-ceiling, LCR and surround speakers, the series is ideal for multi-room stereo and home theater applications. Complete with extremely low-profile magnetic grilles for a less-obtrusive look, the speakers exude Danish design and disappear in any room all while leaving a lasting sonic impression. The Custom 600 series prices range from $849 to $1,299 (MSRP) per pair, while the Custom 400 series prices range from $649 to $899 (MSRP) per pair.
Energy Power™ Bar
Pure energy is effortlessly delivered with the Energy Power™ Bar, the brand’s first-ever soundbar. The two-way soundbar houses two domed tweeters and two 3-inch drivers for clear, distortion-free sound reproductions. Complete with an 8-inch wireless subwoofer for enhanced bass performance, the soundbar measures 30-inches in length and exemplifies a contemporary look suitable for today’s modern decor. Available for $399.99 each, the Energy Power Bar is the perfect companion for high-definition picture and a necessary substitute for underwhelming flat screen TV speakers.
Klipsch Mode™ M40
Ideal for music listeners with an impression-seeking ear and eye, the Klipsch Mode™ M40 headphones feature high-grade leather cups for unwavering comfort and state-of-the-art, active noise-canceling (ANC) that lasts up to 45 hours on a single battery. Unique to Klipsch’s ANC model, the Klipsch Mode M40 allows for uninterrupted listening potential, as it continues to function as a high-performance stereo headphone even without battery power. Built from the same durable materials used in high-end eyewear and accompanied with cloth cables like those used in premium hi-fi systems, this headphone proves to be Klipsch’s most luxurious and fashion-forward model to date. The Klipsch Mode M40 headphones will be available for $349.99 at authorized retailers and Klipsch.com in fall 2011.
Image S4A for Android™
Android™ enthusiasts now have a Klipsch headset to call their own. The Image S4A allows for complete music and call control for all relevant devices and tablets. After downloading the free Klipsch application, the headphone instantly becomes a fully functioning headset. With its single-button remote, users are able to play, pause and skip music tracks, answer and end incoming calls, and voice search. Boasting the same look and feel as the award-winning Image S4, its patented ear tips ensure hours of comfortable, long-term wear. The Image S4A for Android is compatible with devices running Android 2.1 operating system or higher and will be available for $99.99 at authorized retailers and Klipsch.com in fall 2011.
Reference Headphone Series
The sound of Klipsch’s renowned Reference floorstanding speakers will now be available in a smaller, more portable package with the new Reference headphone series. Based on Klipsch’s award-winning Image line of headphones, the Reference S4, Reference S4i and Reference ONE will feature Reference-inspired enhancements including signature copper color treatments, new home theater style cables and modified voicing that emulates the Reference home theater experience.
One listen to the Reference S4, Reference S4i and Reference ONE headphones, and the Reference bloodlines are unmistakable. The Reference S4 (MSRP $99.99) delivers a show-stopping, live music experience on the go. Playlist and call controls are just a click away on the Reference S4i in-ear headphones (MSRP $119.99), thanks to the infusion of the latest Apple technology that rests in a small, lightweight three-button remote. For listeners who prefer to cushion their ears with an on-ear model, the Reference ONE (MSRP $179.99) combines 65 years of legendary Klipsch performance and patented headphone technology to replicate the sound of floorstanding Reference speakers. All models will be available exclusively at specialty retailers in fall 2011.
For more information on Klipsch, please visit http://www.klipsch.com.
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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. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
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*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.