Klipsch Introduces Company-First Sound Solutions at IFA
INDIANAPOLIS (August 30, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, is introducing breakthrough products housing Klipsch-first technologies at IFA in Berlin, Germany. The all-new array includes the Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air, Klipsch Mode™ M40, Image S4A and Reference headphone series.
Ranging from $99.99 to $549.99, Klipsch’s latest innovations will maintain the same high-quality sound signature as previous Klipsch products but introduce noteworthy enhancements in form, function and compatibility. Joining the award-winning Image S4i and Image X10i will be the brand’s first-ever active noise-cancelling headphones, its only for-Android™ headset, along with a specialty headphone line inspired by the best-selling Klipsch Reference speakers. In addition, Klipsch will preview a music system for enhanced, wireless delivery of music libraries.
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 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 serves as the first for-Android Klipsch headset and allows for complete music and call control for relevant devices and tablets. After downloading the free Klipsch Control App, 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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*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.
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).