Klipsch is known for offering everything from well-designed headphones to home theater systems, but the audio-focused outfit has been staying away from producing relatively portable Bluetooth speakers. That all changed back at this year's CES when Klipsch outed the KMC 3 as part of its Music Center lineup, which we're now finding out will be priced at $400 (or $399.99, to be precise) when it hits store shelves this coming June. In return for your hard-earned cash, Klipsch's first Bluetooth-equipped soundbox (apt-X and AAC) will give you a 2.1 assortment that's loaded with 2-inch, full-range drivers, a zippy 5.25-inch subwoofer and a battery capable of running up to 26 hours -- this, according to the company, makes for a system "perfectly designed for powerful, accurate sound reproductions." Don't mind the hefty price tag? Then make the source link below your next stop if you're interested in snagging one of these.
Klipsch Introduces Brand's First Bluetooth® Speaker
INDIANAPOLIS (May 8, 2013) - Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, announces today the launch of its Klipsch Music Center KMC 3, the brand's first Bluetooth® speaker. The KMC 3 also serves as the initial product offering in the new Klipsch Music Center series.
The Klipsch Music Center product line commemorates the brand's partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and its sponsorship of the Klipsch Music Center amphitheater-one of the five most ticketed live music venues in the world-in its global headquarter city of Indianapolis. Designed to take the concert anywhere, the series of wireless music speakers connect listeners with their favorite artists-minus the crowd.
In addition to offering aesthetic appeal with its unique soft-feel paint, semi-gloss accents and jewel-like logos, the apt-X® and AAC Bluetooth-enabled Klipsch Music Center KMC 3 presents a static or portable 2.1 system designed for powerful, accurate sound reproductions. With dual 2-inch, full-range drivers and a dedicated 5.25-inch subwoofer, the KMC 3 produce amazingly detailed output while creating deep, realistic bass. Completing the lifelike music experience is 130 watts of digital power produced by the system.
The KMC 3 keeps smartphones and tablets charged via a USB input and plays any non-Bluetooth music source through its 3.5mm input. It also remembers up to eight previously connected Bluetooth devices for quick and painless reconnection. The included remote controls volume and muting, as well as most wirelessly connected music sources while they charge and play simultaneously. Operating on battery power when untethered, the KMC 3 utilizes eight D-cell batteries that allow for up to 26 hours of listening.
"This product launch is extremely important given its connection with our commitment to live music," said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. "With the KMC 3 representing our first Bluetooth speaker, we're eager to diversify our future offerings in the wireless audio category and help change the way individuals share the listening experience with one another."
Available in both a black and white finish, the Klipsch Music Center KMC 3 will retail for $399.99 (U.S. MSRP) and come with a power supply and cord, 3.5mm to 3.5mm 1M cable and remote with battery. The product is available at http://www.klipsch.com and will be available at authorized retailers in June 2013. The Klipsch Music Center Stadium will join the series in summer 2013, with additional systems being added throughout 2013 and 2014.
- Key specs
- Type Wireless speakers
- Connections 3.5mm stereo, Bluetooth
- Audio playback time up to 26 hours
- Power output 130 W(max)
- Frequency response 45 Hz(min)<br />24 KHz(max)
- Dimensions 7.2 x 17 x 5.5 in
- Weight 7.8 lb
- Released 2013-04-01