Klipsch, enemy of spellchecking software throughout the world, is announcing a slew of new products at CES that won't make it to retail for months. Following the release of the Gallery G-17 Airplay speaker is the RoomGroove Air, Stadium and Console AirPlay speakers:
The third system, the Console, is a combination sound system and furniture piece (something like a black end table), designed to accept HDMI, USB, and optical input in addition to AirPlay. It's meant to be able to function as either a music player or the centerpiece and subwoofer for a home theater system, and isn't coming out until winter 2012. We'll try to track these down and give them a listen this week.
- The RoomGroove Air packs dual 1-inch soft-textile tweeters with Round Tractrix horns and 2.5-inch woofers promises big sound from its small package. It'll be available in fall of 2012, but we don't have any word on pricing yet.
- The Stadium (pictured) is a 2.1 tabletop speaker that's packing dual 1-inch titanium LTS tweeters with beefier 3-inch midrange woofers and a dual 5.25-inch subwoofer to make sure whatever table this speaker winds up on, it'll shake in tune to your Yacht Rock playlist du jour and also arrives in fall.
- The Console is a 2.1 audio system that doubles as furniture, capable of running HDMI, Optical-in and USB inputs as well as AirPlay. It's packing dual Tractrix Horns with a 1.75-inch titanium dome, high compression LTS drivers and 10-inch folded cone Cerametallic woofers. It can also double as a center speaker for a beefy home cinema system, but still thy beating heart people, it's not coming out until winter of 2012.
Klipsch makes some fantastic speakers. The estimated prices of this series of speakers is starting at $1500 up to $7000 for the Klipsch Stadium which is a monster of a 2.1 system. This price tag is definitely aimed at consumers with cash and it might make you wince, but I'm sure it will be worth it.