New York — Gibson Brands is bringing the first Les Paul-brand speakers to International CES.
Paul was the inventor of the solid-body electric guitar and multitrack recording.
The three active two-way speakers, available in multiple Les Paul guitar-like finishes, ship in February at MAPs of $599 each for the LP4, $799 each for the LP6, and $999 each for the LP8. They’re intended for audio professionals and music enthusiasts. Distribution will be through CE and pro-audio stored worldwide.
The speakers feature diamond-like carbon coated titanium tweeters, non-woven carbon woofers, and custom amplification to deliver clean transient impulse response and large headroom, the company said. Color variations include cherry, tobacco sunburst and cherry sunburst.
Gibson Brands makes guitars, studio monitors and home speakers and owns a portfolio of more than 100 brand names for musical instruments, consumer electronics, and professional audio. In addition to the Gibson guitar brand, the company’s other MI brands include Epiphone, Dobro, Valley Arts, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer. Professional audio brands include KRK Systems, TASCAM, Cerwin-Vega, Stanton and Cakewalk. Gibson is also an investor in the Onkyo, Integra, TEAC and Esoteric CE brands.
In 2014, Gibson purchased Philips’s home-entertainment business, excluding TVs. The business includes the Philips and Fidelio brands and manufactures portable and tabletop Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speakers, soundbars, HTiBs, DVD and Blu-ray players, cordless phones and accessories for global sale.
The new Gibson line will be exhibited in the Gibson Tent, CP1/Central Plaza.