Klipsch iFi Gains Widespread Acceptance by Consumers
INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2005) - As the first iPod-dockable home speaker system on the market, the award-winning Klipsch iFi system has been generating a lot of attention and great press since its June launch. Because of its increased popularity, the iFi has achieved widespread distribution and is now available at klipsch.com, Apple stores nationwide, apple.com, CompUSA, The Sharper Image and over 100 specialty retail stores. It will also be available at Best Buy later this fall.
Engineered to significantly enhance the iPod listening experience, the iFi is a 2.1 configuration made up of two compact Klipsch Reference Series RSX-3 satellites, a dedicated subwoofer, a dock cradle and a long-range radio frequency remote, which can send signals through walls and floors. Up to six remotes, can be used to control the iFi and docked iPod from virtually anywhere in the home.
The iFi comes with five adapters that allow different model iPods to work with the control dock. Each adapter is labeled to identify the "size" iPod it is meant to fit. The provided inserts can accommodate 10GB, 15GB, 20GB, 30GB and 40GB models, as well as any iPod mini. The control dock fits the 60GB iPod photo without an insert. Early 1G/2G iPods and iPod shuffles cannot be docked, but can connect via the audio port on the rear of the dock or subwoofer.
Each self-standing or wall-mountable RSX-3 satellite is a two-way magnetically shielded speaker that employs a 3.5-inch aluminum woofer and a 0.75-inch titanium dome compression driver coupled to an exclusive MicroTractrix™ Horn, which facilitates the company's signature dynamic sound.
The dedicated 8-inch subwoofer has a built-in Class D amplifier that distributes 200 watts of peak system power to successfully drive all the channels. A unique tuning approach is used to achieve a sound character typically found in much larger subwoofers.
Available in a silver finish that nicely complements Apple hardware, the stylish iFi also allows the iPod to charge as it plays so listeners can enjoy their favorite songs without interruption. By using a third party IR receiver and Klipsch-distributed ZON input module, the iPod can also be connected to whole-house audio systems.
The Klipsch iFi system carries a U.S. MSRP of $399.