Posted Wed Nov 23, 2016 at 01:15 PM PST by Steven Cohen
Six Klipsch Stream Wireless products have been revealed.
Klipsch has fully detailed its new Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio Series with DTS Play-Fi support. The collection includes two sound bars (RSB-8 and RSB-14), a wireless speaker (RW-1), a table top stereo system (The Three), and two legacy source converters (Gate and PowerGate).
"The new Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System leads our commitment to innovation in the wireless multi-room audio market with a full-fledged offering of products providing high-resolution audio," said Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of Klipsch. "Throughout the product line we have incorporated new and existing Klipsch technology to bring the consumer Klipsch signature sound in every room of their house," added Jacobs.
The Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio Series offers an ecosystem of sound bars, wireless speakers, and legacy source converters with DTS Play-Fi whole-home technology capable of wireless high resolution audio playback from streaming internet sources, locally stored content, and traditional audio sources. Likewise, Klipsch Stream Wireless products can be controlled by the Klipsch Stream app or the DTS Play-Fi app for iOS and Android platforms.
The RSB-8 and RSB-14 Klipsch Reference sound bars feature HDMI input(s) and output with 4K Ultra HD Video pass-through, HDMI-ARC, and CEC. Likewise, the units include Bluetooth, optical, and RCA connectivity. The RSB-8 features a 40" wide sound bar and 6.5" wireless subwoofer. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line RSB-14 features a 44" wide sound bar and 8" wireless subwoofer. The RSB-8 ($499) and RSB-14 ($699) Klipsch Reference sound bars are both available now.
Also part of the lineup, is the RW-1 Wireless Speaker. The unit can be controlled from a phone, tablet or computer and also offers integrated controls for power, volume, and mute on the top of the device. In addition, customers can pair two RW-1 wireless speakers together for stereo playback. The RW-1 ($249) is now available for purchase.
For users looking to connect legacy audio sources (CD player, Turntable, etc) to their Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System, the company offers the Klipsch Gate. The device can connect to any audio source through its 3.5mm analog audio input to play content throughout the home. Likewise, the Klipsch Gate can also route audio from the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System to an A/V receiver, amplifier, or set of powered speakers through the stereo miniplug output. The Klipsch Gate is shipping now for $179.
In addition, the collection also includes the Klipsch PowerGate with a 2 x 100-watt class D amplifier for driving even the most difficult speaker. The device features optical, RCA line-in / phono pre-amp, USB, and Bluetooth inputs, along with 192kHz / 24-bit conversion for high resolution audio playback. The PowerGate is available now for an MSRP of $499.
Finally, the company is also preparing the Klipsch Heritage Wireless Three tabletop stereo system. The product can be used as a standalone stereo system or integrated with the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio system. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, RCA line-in / phono pre-amp, and USB audio inputs. The Three will be available at the end of November in Walnut or Ebony finishes for an MSRP of $399.
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