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Klipsch Speaker Line Includes Apple AirPlay

1/17/2011 12:01:00 AM Eastern

LAS VEGAS – Klipsch came to International
CES to tout a new series of speakers that
includes three powered models equipped
with Wi-Fi and Apple’s AirPlay technology.

The Gallery series also four passive
speakers that are cosmetically similar to the
AirPlay speakers and are the company’s first
slim speakers intended for use with flat-panel
TVs.

All Gallery models feature proprietary
Tractrix Horn technology to deliver extended
high-frequency response and constant directivity
for what Klipsch called “a live soundstage
experience.” All are also promoted
as delivering deep bass and wide dynamic
range unlike similarly sized competitors.

In addition, all models feature a high-gloss
black finish designed for modern décors,
and all feature a small footprint.

The three powered AirPlay speakers,
dubbed new-media speakers, are rated at 40
watts, 60 watts and 100 watts and priced at
a suggested $399, $599 and $799. They’re
due in the late third quarter or early fourth
quarter. The top model comes with separate
but included iPod/iPhone/iPad charging
stand that can be placed on an end table or
nightstand close to the end user. The charging
stand is a separate option for the other
two models.

The four passive models are the G-12 at a
suggested $199 each, G-16 at $299 each,
G-28 at $499 each and $699 G-42. Three
can be used as a left, center, right or surround
speaker and placed horizontally or
vertically. The G-42 model is a horizontalonly
three-channel model. The passive models
are due in the summer.

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