I guess Klipsch is having fun introducing voice assistant into its speakers. Following the Three with Google Assistant, it is set to reveal a few smart sound bars with Google Assistant and Alexa support. Not a lot of details are available. All we know now is, there are five sound bars with the options like Google Assistant, Alexa, and one particular model will tout Dolby Atmos. The sound bars range from 40-54 inches long that will have “power and dynamics increasing with size.”
Kicking off the series is the Klipsch Bar 40G that comes with Google Assistant built-in and then there is the Bar 48W that is compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa and AirPlay 2 and has DTS Virtual:X immersive surround sound to boot. In the short press release, Klipsch also brings our attention to the larger Klipsch Bar 54A that boasts “overhead dimension of sound with Dolby Atmos technology and discreet elevation drivers.
Klipsch said the sound bars are designed “with quality materials and horn-loaded technology to look and sound more like the brand’s premium Reference speakers than run-of-the-mill black plastic tubes.” I am assuming it meant to say “bars.” Anyways, Klipsch will be pushing out the new sound bars in Spring 2019, with the exception of a couple models that will only ship this Fall. Prices will range from $299-1,599 in stateside when they becomes available.
In the meantime, Klipsch will be bringing these five sound bars, along with a slew of new products, to CES 2019. So, if you are heading to CES 2019, you can hit up Klipsch at #13529, Central Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, for a sound audition (of sort).
Source: The Verge.