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Klipsch dropped a totally redesigned line of soundbars that hit on one often-overlooked but…
The broad range of AV products now shipping with Apple Airplay is one of the biggest stories in AV so far this year. But how does AirPlay play into the custom installation strategy?
AirPlay is Apple's vehicle for streaming audio through networked devices over WiFi. Beyond just PCs and Macs that have iTunes installed, AirPlay wireless technology is being fully integrated into speaker docks, AV receivers, and stereo systems from a wide range of AV brands, like Denon, Marantz, Klipsch, and B&W.
Klipsch and Best Buy jointly announced this week that a new series of speakers, the Icon V Series, will appear exclusively at the retailer. The set consists of two floorstanders (VF-36 and VF-35, $950 and $750, respecitvely) and single bookshelf (VB-15, $300), center channel (VC-25, $280) and surround (VS-14, $330) models. Two additional subwoofers will be available in January as part of the series. “Giving our customers great entertainment experiences is what we’re all about—something that can only happen when you sell the best possible product solutions for their needs,” Best Buy’s senior vice president of home theater, Mike Mohan, said in
The Klipsch Group, whose portfolio includes the Klipsch, Jamo, Mirage and Energy brands, put its newly shipping lines on display last week, showing loudspeakers, electronics and headphones that it is marketing under the umbrella term “premium audio.” For Klipsch, new offerings ranged from the high-end Image and Custom lines of in-ear earphones to the company’s flagship Palladium loudspeaker line, eight years in development, which pays homage to company founder Paul Klipsch’s design philosophy, said Keith Claytor, public relations manager. The Image X10 ($349) qualifies as the world’s smallest earphone, said vice president of product development Mark Casavant. Five years of research, he
Klipsch announces last week that it will be expanding its high-end flagship Palladium speaker series, adding six new products to the existing P-39F floorstanding speaker. The new line consists of two floorstanders (P-38F and P-37F), a bookshelf speaker (P-17B), a center channel (P-27C), a surround speaker (P-27S) and a subwoofer (P-312W). The line is the product of more than a year of design work, the company said. “The entire Palladium family bears a sophisticated, modern design, incomparable craftsmanship and new proprietary technologies,” the Klipsch brand president, Mike Klipsch, said in a statement. “This new series is more than the ultimate expression
Circuit City said this week that it will soon begin carrying products from Klipsch, including the Klipsch and Energy brands. According to the AP, the products will be available in all Circuit City stores as well as the company’s Web site. What do you think of this move by Circuit City? Talk about it in the CustomRetailer forums.
After selling its Reference Series speakers exclusively through specialty A/V storefronts since the line’s launch in 1999, Klipsch has authorized several retailers to sell the speakers online. The company selected Crutchfield (crutchfield.com), Vanns Electronics (vanns.com), ABT Electronics (abt.com), Amazon (amazon.com), OneCall (onecall.com) and Sound Distributors (sounddistributors.com) to sell the fourth generation of the line, which includes all models, from floorstanders to subwoofers. Paul Jacobs, president and COO of Klipsch Group said in a release that there were two major reasons behind this new strategy. First, over the past several years, the company has filed multiple lawsuits against unauthorized companies selling its products over
Klipsch said this week that its surround speakers were included in the building of a new home that will be featured on an upcoming episode of ABC’s popular series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The show, which features a crew building luxurious homes from scratch for those who have suffered misfortune, recently built a new, 3,200-square-foot house in Kentucky for Patrick Henry Hughes, a 19-year-old college student who was born without eyes and has been confined to a wheelchair since birth. The new house came complete with a full home theater, furnished with the help of Super Home Systems in Louisville, and