INDIANAPOLIS (January 5, 2015) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, announces today the debut of its Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers at CES 2015. As a founding member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio WiSA® Association, the system represents the next step in high performance, consumer-friendly home theater, utilizing the WiSA compliance test specification.
The wireless system consists of tower speakers RP-440WF, monitor speakers RP-140WM and a center channel speaker RP-440WC that features a two-way design and utilizes the same driver and horn technology as the brand’s debuting Reference Premiere series. The system’s RP-110WSW subwoofer is also modeled directly after the new Reference Premiere RP-110SW subwoofer, but offers the added convenience of WiSA wireless connectivity.
The “brain” of the wireless Klipsch system is the RP-HUB1 smart distribution hub that allows for simple connection to up to 4 HDMI® equipped devices, digital optical, analog and Bluetooth® wireless technology, including the high resolution aptX® codec. The hub processes multi-channel inputs and distributes them wirelessly with transmission of up to 24 bit/96kHz. The system is also expandable over time, allowing configurations from 2.0 all the way to 7.2 channels.
Each individually-powered speaker enables Klipsch engineers to control the signal path all the way from the source to the speaker, representing the most efficient way to extract every ounce of performance out of each speaker. Additional benefits of the Klipsch Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers include:
- Simple and intuitive out-of-box set-up
- High-definition wireless connectivity (no speaker wires to run)
- Precision engineered electronics systems designed specifically for each component
- Reference Premiere acoustic technologies
“Combining technology based on the WiSA standard with our legendary audio and system design expertise, we are able to bring a premium, high-performance, wireless home theater system to consumers who demand performance and appreciate simplicity,” said Tony Ostrom, VP Systems Product Development for Klipsch. “We have worked alongside the WiSA Association for several years to develop a truly high performance, premium, powered and multi-channel home theater system that delivers what you would expect from Klipsch while providing an intuitive and simplified setup process to the end user. Needless to say, we are looking forward to showing off what we have been able to accomplish with our all-new flagship Reference line.”
The Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers are available for demo at Klipsch’s CES booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall at booth 10428, the WiSA Association suite, 30-226 at the Venetian Hotel and will be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2015. For more information about Klipsch at CES, please visit http://www.CES.Klipsch.com. For more on the brand and its products, visit www.klipsch.com.
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, soundbars, wireless portable speakers 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 VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
About the WiSA Association
Established in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Wireless Speaker & Audio (WiSA) Association is an industry group dedicated to bringing the industry’s only fully interoperable, high resolution, multi-channel wireless audio capability to consumer and professional products. The Association is responsible for developing technical specifications, performing interoperability compliance testing of WiSA-certified products, supporting members with marketing campaigns and promoting the broad adoption of WiSA product interoperability. For more information about the WiSA Association, visit www.wisaassociation.org.