Five new Klipsch sound bars will be showcased at CES 2019 that promise to be ‘a major upgrade’ for stand-alone television sound, enhancing movies and music with ‘clarity and realism’. The sound bars are designed with quality materials, according to Klipsch, plus horn-loaded technology, to look and sound more like the brand’s premium Reference speakers than run-of-the-mill black plastic tubes.
Klipsch Bar 40
The new models range from 40”-54” in width, with power and dynamics said to increase with size. The Klipsch Bar 40G acts as a personal assistant with the Google Assistant built in, while the Bar 48W is compatible with the Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2, as well as DTS Virtual:X immersive audio. The Klipsch Bar 54A adds overhead effects with Dolby Atmos and discrete elevation drivers. The sound bars may be purchased with or without subwoofers. Prices range from $299-$1,599 (US MSRP). Availability is slated for spring 2019, with a couple models shipping this fall.
Klipsch will also demonstrate the latest version of its high resolution wireless speakers with WiSA technology. The company says that the speakers are designed for people that want the simplicity of a sound bar and high performance multi-channel audio from WiSA Ready TV’s, gaming systems and computers (connecting through a USB transmitter). Klipsch points out that the price for a Klipsch 5.1 wireless home theater speaker system is approximately half the cost of the company’s first generation offering, and will be available early 2019.
Klipsch will have active demonstrations of all the above-mentioned speakers in their CES booth #13529 in the Central Hall, or you can learn more about all Klipsch products by visiting Klipsch.com.