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Indianapolis — Klipsch Group appointed Oscar Bernardo as president of global operations.
Bernardo, an eight-year Klipsch veteran, was sales and operations senior VP for Klipsch Group’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. He joined Klipsch Group in 2006 and shortly thereafter became operations senior VP. As sales and operations senior VP for the EMEA region, he was responsible for all aspects of business involving the Klipsch, Energy and Jamo audio brands in 19 countries, the company said.
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Indianapolis — Klipsch Group’s Jamo brand is expanding its assortment of custom-installed speakers with a Custom 200 series that’s priced more than its opening-price Contractor series but below its Custom 400 and 600 series.
The four bezel-less speakers consist of the $239-each IW 206 FG in-wall speaker and three in-ceiling models. Those are the $349-each IC 206 LCR FG, the $449/pair IC 208 FG, and the $449/pair IC 206 FG.
Indianapolis — Klipsch Group launched a serial-number verification portal on its website to combat counterfeiting headphones.
The company has incorporated a serialized holographic label with targeted security features on all of its headphone boxes. Users can enter the hologram’s serial number found on the box to determine if their Klipsch headphones are genuine products, the company said.
Indianapolis — Klipsch Group is expanding its selection of Klipsch Music Center speakers with its lowest-price model to date, the $199 Klipsch Music Center Gig.
Indianapolis – Klipsch Group plans to double its sales in the three years starting next March following its reorganization into four cross-brand groups, the addition of new employees and rep firms, and stepped-up promotional and merchandising activities.
The merchandising activities include a drive to place active displays and dedicated audio rooms in anywhere from 500 to 1,000 storefronts by the end of the year.
Indianapolis — The first TV-speaker base from Klipsch’s Energy brand launches today through Amazon at a suggested $399.
The 2.1-channel, three-way Energy Power Base will be ship in one to two months from Amazon, Amazon’s website shows. The system will be available from other Energy retailers in October, the company said.
Indianapolis — Speaker and headphone maker Klipsch signed up Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as a brand ambassador as part of a multi-year agreement that includes the development of Luck’s own headphone series.
The partnership is part of the company’s sports marketing initiative that includes other brand ambassadors from the world of sports. They are Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts, DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors, Roy Hibbert of the Indiana Pacers, Josef Newgarden of IndyCar, and Graham Rahal of IndyCar.
Indianapolis — Klipsch unveiled additions to its flagship X series of headphones.
The three models — X11i, X7i and X4i — are stepped in a good, better, best placement, all featuring balanced armature drivers. All three also have the company’s signature oval ear tips that are designed for longer comfort and greater noise isolation.
Melville, N.Y. - ADI has expanded its custom AV product offering to include speaker solutions from Klipsch.
Klipsch custom install products are now in stock at ADI branches across the United States. Dealers are invited to visit their local ADI branch to learn more about the Klipsch line of products.