Klipsch Introduces Brand’s First Soundbar AlternativeOct 13, 2013
Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, launched its SB 120. As a 2.1 speaker system with Bluetooth wireless technology, the product provides a new aesthetic solution for vastly improved flat-panel television sound.
A more discreet alternative to both multiple speaker and conventional soundbar systems, the SB 120 is designed as a single cabinet, single connection sound solution that rests underneath a television on a stand, shelf, dresser or countertop. Built to redefine the home theater experience, the speaker system combines legendary Klipsch horn-loaded technology with separate midrange drivers and dual subwoofers for dynamic, full-range sound. TV shows, movies and gaming all sound much more lifelike with extended dialogue clarity.
“Many consumers want the lifelike audio today’s flat screens are unable to provide, but they do not want multiple, cumbersome speakers interfering with their décor and taking up space,” said Tommy Jacobs, regional vice president of sales for Klipsch Group. “This product solves that problem while also posing the capability to cover even the largest listening areas.”
Serving as a three-way sound solution with built-in dual subwoofers, the SB 120 utilizes lightweight aluminum tweeter diaphragms for distinctive high-frequency detail, as well as long-throw woofers for extended bass response. In addition, the tweeters are coupled to Klipsch-exclusive Tractrix® Horns to both reduce distortion and increase dispersion more directly to the main listening area.
The SB 120 includes Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing it to double as a premium music playback device with simple wireless streaming of one’s favorite music from compatible stored music devices. Additionally, the SB 120 features Dolby® Digital decoding for quick, one-connection setup with most televisions as well as switchable, 3D surround mode to simulate a multiple speaker surround system. Ease-of-use is maintained with both uncomplicated programmability to most existing remotes and an included full-function remote control.
The Klipcsh SB 120 retails for $499.99 (U.S. MSRP) and is now available for purchase at authorized retailers and Klipsch.com.