Remember Klipsch's $500 Gallery G-17 Air soundbar that wowed our ears last holiday season? If you weren't fond of the AirPlay-enabled rig's piano-black finish, you might be pleased to know that the company is ready to let you spice it up visually. If you'll recall, the unit features a removeable magnetic speaker grill, which can now be customized to your heart's desire -- provided you've got another 25 bucks, a 300 DPI image file and four weeks of waiting time to spare. Naturally, we're partial to seeing it affixed with the Engadget white and blue, but feel free to give it a go with something of your own favor at the source link below.
Custom Grilles Now Available for the Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air
INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2012) - Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces the availability of custom grilles for the Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air, the brand's highly regarded wireless music system. With a specialized online ordering portal now live on the company's website, product enthusiasts, as well as new buyers, can seek maximum customization of their G-17 Air wireless music systems.
After ordering the custom grille, brand fans will receive an email with instructions for sending their own JPEG or TIF image files for Klipsch to create a customized, magnetic grille for the G-17 Air. Whether it's personal artwork, a family image or room-matching décor, Klipsch will execute a flawless representation of the provided image and ship each grille within two to four weeks of ordering. By providing personalized grilles, Klipsch is able to offer product users added style and ensure the G-17 Air not only provides wireless, high-performance sound, but that it also serves as a perfect fit to one's home, personality and lifestyle.
"There's no doubt this AirPlay-enabled product category is currently in its infancy," said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. "Since many are still unfamiliar with the benefits this wireless technology provides, we're striving to effectively communicate them with this unique offering. By straying from all that is traditional, we hope to provide a lasting impact on the lifestyle of the G-17 Air user."
With the ability to utilize any Wi-Fi network and operate as a wireless music system, the Klipsch G-17 Air streams high-quality audio directly from any iPod, iPhone or iPad capable of running iOS 4.2– all without wires or the need to dock the relevant device. iTunes can also be streamed from a Mac or PC to one, or up to five, Klipsch G-17 Air systems in the home or office, taking advantage of a simple and efficient new method of creating a whole-house audio system. In a matter of minutes, setup of this product allows for customized, wireless sound in any environment. The Klipsch G-17 Air also contains a USB input for direct digital connection and charging of most 30-pin Apple devices and a 3.5mm analog input to accept almost every music player available. It will also work with the iPhone 5 via the USB cable.
Measuring 17 inches in length and engineered for the ultimate sound experience, the G-17 Air captures the same distinct power, detail and emotion of Klipsch's renowned horn-loaded speakers. Employing exclusive Tractrix® Horn technology, the music system effortlessly delivers legendary Klipsch sound, complete with reduced distortion and constant directivity for a live soundstage experience. The elegant, injection molded polymer cabinet has a front baffle which curves on both sides to create both an attractive design and a solid, low-resonance structure. The unique, 12-step cabinet finishing process achieves a sleek, piano-black and high-gloss luster that emulates a fine musical instrument.
Customized grilles are available for a limited time price of $24.99 (U.S. MSRP) each with free shipping. The Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air retails for $499.99 (U.S. MSRP) and is currently available for purchase at authorized retailers and http://www.klipsch.com.