US speaker manufacturer Klipsch is introducing four new soundbars to UK consumers in the shape of the Cinema 400, Cinema 600, Cinema 800 and Cinema 1200 lineup.
All four models are named with reference to the power output they wield and come complete with a wireless subwoofer to ensure the low end has plenty of additional wallop. All feature Bluetooth capability for streaming music and audio from compatible devices.
Moreover, they come with either HDMI-ARC or HDMI-eARC functionality, and all but the Cinema 400 have a motion sensing remote, while the 800 and 1200 models feature Dolby Atmos and wireless multiroom support.
The Cinema 400 entry level 2.1 channel soundbar provides a levelling up from the typical home TV, movie and gaming audio experience and features a pair of of Klipsch Tractrix 1-inch (25mm) tweeters and two 3-inch (76mm) midrange drivers. These combine with a wireless 8-inch subwoofer to deliver the built-in Dolby Audio decoding along with modes for virtual surround, dialogue-enhancing and night viewing.
Building on the entry model, the Cinema 600 3.1 channel soundbar sees an additional Tractix tweeter for the central channel to boost dialogue clarity along with a further two mid range woofers, while the subwoofer now features a larger 10-inch driver. It also heralds the introduction of the Klipsch motion sensing remote with backlit LEDs, which enables full control, even in low lighting conditions. Moreover, it’s possible to add in the optional Klipsch Surround 3 speakers for a complete 5.1 audio experience.
Dolby Atmos surround sound is introduced to the Cinema 800’s 3.1 channels and enables 7.1.4 decoding to give the impression of overhead sound to increase immersion. Like the Cinema 600, the 800 can expand to a 5.1 channel system using the Surround 3 Speakers.
The Cinema 800 can tap into smart home networks to provide multiroom audio via Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Spotify Connect. There is also 8K video passthrough and HDMI-eARC, enabling seamless integration with the latest TVs and HDMI sources.
At the flagship end of the soundbar range, the Cinema 1200 model delivers a full Dolby Atmos compatible 5.1.4 channel system that includes discrete height speakers in the ‘bar along with included wireless surround speakers and a 12-inch subwoofer which are pre-paired with the soundbar. There’s HDCP 2.3 and 8K HDR passthrough plus dialogue enhancement modes to ensure you never miss an line in a movie. Like the 800 ‘bar, the top end Cinema 1200 has built in Wi-Fi plus Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Spotify Connect support to enable audio around the home.
Featuring real wood housings and black finishes, the Cinema soundbar range has the following prices and availability:
The Klipsch Cinema 400 and 600 soundbars have SRPs of £379 and £549 respectively and will be on sale in December 2020.
The Klipsch Cinema 800 and 1200 soundbars come in at £899 and £1,449 respectively and will be on sale in early 2021.
The Klipsch Surround 3 Speakers are available at an SRP of £256.
Source: Press Release
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