INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2011) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces the availability of the highly anticipated Apple® AirPlay®* enabled Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air. With this new speaker, listeners can turn their iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® touch into a remote control that streams music wirelessly from their iTunes® to the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air. Available just in time for the holidays, last-minute shoppers and audio enthusiasts can order the system from Klipsch.com by December 20 to arrive in time for Christmas Day (with expedited shipping).
With the ability to utilize any wireless network and embedded AirPlay technology, the G-17 Air streams high-quality audio directly from any iPod, iPhone or iPad capable of running iOS 4.2– all without wires and the need to dock the relevant device. iTunes can also be streamed from a Mac or PC to one or multiple G-17 Air systems in the home or office, taking advantage of a simple and efficient new method of creating a whole-house audio system. The G-17 Air also contains a USB input for direct digital connection and charging of most 30-pin Apple devices and a 3.5 mm analog input to accept almost every music player available.
“After receiving such a great reception at industry trade shows this fall, we’re delighted to offer the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air to consumers right in time for the holiday season,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “With this speaker, you can be in control of your music without ever leaving your couch or having to dock your device in the system.”
Measuring 17 inches in length and engineered for the ultimate sound experience, the G-17 Air captures the same distinct power, detail and emotion of Klipsch’s renowned horn-loaded speakers. Employing exclusive Tractrix® Horn technology, the music system effortlessly delivers legendary Klipsch sound, complete with reduced distortion and constant directivity for a live soundstage experience. The elegant, injection molded polymer cabinet has a front baffle that curves on both sides to create both an attractive design and a solid, low-resonance structure. The unique, 12-step cabinet finishing process achieves a sleek, piano-black and high-gloss luster that emulates a fine musical instrument.
The Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air retails for $549.99 (U.S. MSRP) and is available for purchase at Klipsch.com. To ensure delivery by December 25, consumers must purchase by December 20. All orders placed today, December 16, can select the free shipping option and still receive the Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air in time for Christmas.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
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*AirPlay requires iTunes 10.1 or later and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (2nd, 3rd or 4th generation), iPad and iPad 2 with iOS 4.2 or later.