Klipsch To Debut New Audio Solutions Next Week

Klipsch announced today that it will debut a variety of premium sound solutions for consumer applications. New products include a family of small wireless in-ear headphone, wireless room or portable speakers with voice command functionality, sound bars and wireless home theater speakers.

The Klipsch T5 family of in-ear headphones are small in size and weight. Each model features an oval ear tips for ultimate comfort and a seal for noise isolation and improved bass. There are four headphones in the lineup to complement a variety of lifestyles and use cases, such as the company’s first-ever T5 True Wireless ear buds, active lifestyle and professional versions and a wired model. Prices range from $59-199. Available spring 2019.

Klipsch is expanding its line of Heritage Wireless speakers. The company recently announced the introduction of The Three with Google Assistant built in and will debut new finish options, as well as smaller, portable options with similar technology. Prices range from $149-$499. Available spring and summer 2019.

Five new Klipsch sound bars will debut. Models range from 40″-54″ in width, with power and dynamics increasing with size. Klipsch Bar 40G becomes a personal assistant with the Google Assistant built in, Bar 48W is compatible with the Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2 and includes DTS Virtual:X immersive surround sound and Klipsch Bar 54A adds an overhead dimension of sound with Dolby Atmos technology and discrete elevation drivers. The sound bars may be purchased with or without subwoofers. Prices range from $299-$1,599 and are available spring 2019, with a couple models shipping this fall.

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Klipsch will also demo high resolution wireless speakers with WiSA technology at CES and ISE. The speakers are designed for people that want the simplicity of a sound bar and high performance multi-channel capable audio from WiSA Ready TVs, gaming systems and computers (connects through a USB transmitter). Notably, the price for a Klipsch 5.1 wireless home theater speaker system is approximately half the cost of the company’s first generation offering. Available early 2019.

All the new products will be posted here next week.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..