Klipsch Cinema Soundbar Range Launched
As the festive season looms ever-closer, Klipsch has announced a quartet of wireless soundbars to boost the audio of your choice of holiday blockbusters.
Comprising the Cinema 400, 600, 800 and the flagship 1200 soundbars the new Klipsch Cinema range boasts Alexa, Google Assistant and Spotify Connect compatibility. Furthermore, AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth are also on board, ensuring multi-room music streaming as well as movie playback is covered.
Naturally, you get Klipsch's signature horn-loaded tweeters as found in the American brand's Reference speaker range.
Additionally, Klipsch has wrapped this tech in real wood cabinets. Not only will this suit most people's decor, but it's also said to mitigate against unwanted resonance.
The flagship of the Klipsch Cinema soundbars is the Cinema 1200. This is a 5.1.4 system. Along with wireless surround speakers and 12-inch subwoofer, the soundbar sports upward-firing Atmos drivers.
Driving things along is a 1200 watt amp while connectivity options include Next-gen HDMI eARC and 8K passthrough. You even get interchangeable walnut end caps - which is nice.
Next in line is the Atmos-able Klipsch Cinema 800 that apparently has the chops to decode 7.1.4, as well as 8K video passthrough. This soundbar comes with a 10-inch wireless subwoofer and can be expanded from a 3.1 system to a 5.1 system by adding a pair of Klipsch Surround 3 speakers for an extra £256.
The entry-level Klipsch Cinema 400 features a pair of Klipsch Tractrix 25mm tweeters alongside a brace of 3-inch midrange drivers. Bringing the bass is an 8-inch wireless subwoofer. Klipsch even throws in an HDMI cable in to make set-up even more painless.
Building on the 400, the Cinema 600 adds another Tractrix tweeter and a further two midrangers bringing the total to seven drivers. Bolstering the lows is a more powerful 10-inch wireless subwoofer. Again, you have the option of adding the Surround 3 speakers for a 5.1 experience.
The Cinema 400 (£379) and 600 (£549) are scheduled to be on sale this side of Christmas, whereas the Cinema 1200 (£1,449) and 800 (£899) will be available early in the new year.
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