Jamo, Energy Brands To Get New Models At CEDIA

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Indianapolis - Klipsch Group is coming to the CEDIA Expo with a revamped selection of custom-installed Jamo speakers and the Energy brand's first soundbar.

All are due in the fall.

Energy Power Bar

For Jamo, Klipsch Group is unveiling the 400 and 600 Flat Grille series of 18 architectural in-wall, in-ceiling, LCR and surround speakers with very low-profile magnetic grilles for a less-obtrusive look.

Additional details were unavailable.

Under the Energy brand, the $399-suggested

Energy Power Bar

is the brand's first-ever soundbar, an active two-way model with included wireless 8-inch downfiring subwoofer. The soundbar measures 4.4 inches by 30 inches by 4.1 inches, and it incorporates two 0.78-inch soft-dome tweeters and two 3.5-inch drivers.

Total system power is 200 watts peak, and frequency response is 50Hz to 20kHz at +/-3dB.

It features one optical digital input and one analog RCA input. It comes with keyholes for wall mounting as well as with rubber feet for tabletop placement.

Klipsch Group will also show a variety of Klipsch-branded products, including the Klipsch Gallery series. It's the brand's first slim speakers suitable for use with flat-panel TVs. All are available.

Four passive Gallery speakers are the G-12 at a suggested $199 each, G-16 at $299 each, G-28 at $499 each, and the $699 G-42 three-channel soundbar. The former three can be used as a left, center, right or surround speaker and placed horizontally or vertically. The G-42 is a horizontal-only three-channel model. Their numerical designation refers to their length in inches.

A fifth Gallery speaker, the $529-suggested single-chassis G-17 is a powered AirPlay speaker due in the fall. It will use Apple's AirPlay technology to stream music from a PC, iPod, iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi. It can also be controlled from an iPod or iPhone. The G-17 also features USB port to connect and charge iPods, iPhones and iPads.

Also new under the Klipsch brand will be the Klipsch Mode M40 active noise-cancelling headphones, due in the fall at a suggested $349. The two-way headphones feature leather ear cups, 45 hours of noise cancellation on a single battery, and unlike other active noise-cancelling headphones, the Mode headphones continue to reproduce music even if the battery is dead, the company said.

An included cloth cable also provides a three-button remote that is compatible with the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.


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