Klipsch Showcase Soundbars at CES2019 with Bar 40G, Bar 48W and Bar 54A.
A Klipsch round the ear!
The Klipsch stand will be busy at CES 2019 as the company have announced a number of product releases and updates.Starting with the new soundbars which are aimed primarily, of course, as stand-alone television sound sources and are designed with quality materials and horn-loaded technology to look and sound more like the Klipsch’s premium Reference speakers than run-of-the-mill black plastic tubes. They range from 40-54-inches in width and increase in power and dynamics over the size spectrum.
The smaller end kicks off with the Klipsch Bar 40 which is also available in a version that includes Google Assistant - the Bar 40G. The Bar 48 also comes in a Wi-Fi enabled version, the Bar 48W, that is compatible with the Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2 so you can stream music to it. It also features DTS Virtual:X immersive surround sound. At the largest end of the spectrum is the Klipsch Bar 54A which adds an overhead dimension of sound with Dolby Atmos technology and discrete elevation drivers - there doesn’t appear to be a vanilla Bar 54 model though, so that’s your five new models.
The sound bars may be purchased with or without subwoofers. Prices range from $299-$1,599 (US MSRP) and availability begins in spring 2019, with a couple models shipping later in the year.
Updates to existing products include the latest version of easy-to-set-up and use set of high-resolution wireless speakers with WiSA technology which will make a Klipsch 5.1 wireless home theatre speaker system easy to set up (you will need WiSA ready TVs, gaming systems or computers). It also looks like a 5.1 speaker system will come in at around half the cost of its first iteration, estimated at roughly £2,000.
Also, the Heritage speaker line-up will be expanded and the recently announced, The Three speaker with Google Assistant, will debut new finishes and portability options. Prices range from $149-$499 (US MSRP) with availability from spring and summer 2019.
Finally, Klipsch will be introducing the T5 family of in-ear headphones. There are four headphones in the lineup to complement a variety of lifestyles and use cases and each model features the brand’s patented oval ear tips for ultimate comfort and an excellent seal for noise isolation and improved bass. The models include the company’s first-ever T5 True Wireless earbuds, active lifestyle and professional versions, and a wired model. Prices range from $59-199 (US MSRP). Available from spring 2019.
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