According to a company press release, the iconic American speaker manufacturer Klipsch is introducing three new HD Theater 5.1-channel speaker systems designed to provide vast improvements over the sound quality of today’s slim HDTVs at prices that reflect Klipsch’s keen awareness of today’s financial constraints. The release points out that with the DTV switch looming, some consumers are taking the opportunity to invest in new HDTVs, and Klipsch hopes its new offerings will prove tempting for those who believe that they should spend at least the same amount of money on a surround-sound system as on an HDTV.
The release says that the HD Theater 1000 system ($900) uses five identical magnetically shielded speakers featuring dual 2.5” fiber composite woofers, MicroTractrix horn-loaded 0.75” aluminum dome tweeters, and rear ports. The 8.6-inch tall speakers are rather petite and finished in high-gloss black. The HD Theater 1000 also features a powered subwoofer finished in black pica vinyl and employing a 10” fiber composite driver.
The release continues by saying that the HD Theater 500 system ($600) provides main and satellite speakers that incorporate 2.5” IMG woofers, MicroTractrix horn-loaded 0.75” aluminum dome tweeters, and sealed enclosures. The center channel speaker is magnetically shielded and features dual woofers. The main and satellite speakers come with adjustable wall brackets, while the center channel includes a base cradle. The powered subwoofer features a front-firing 8” driver.
The HD Theater 300 system ($400) features speakers with 2.5” drivers, 0.75” MicroTractrix horn-loaded textile tweeters, and adjustable wall brackets. The center channel speaker has a magnetically shielded enclosure and includes a base cradle. The powered subwoofer features a down-firing 6.5” driver.
Mike Klipsch, president of Klipsch, said in the release, “These HD speaker systems are easy on the pocket book. We’ve managed to take our decades of research and development experience to value engineer these products, while staying true to our audiophile heritage. They utilize durable, high-quality components and undergo rigorous testing before leaving the factory. They also use the same state-of-the-art horn-loaded technology that has made Klipsch an industry leader for over 60 years.”
For more information, visit www.klipsch.com.