March 14, 2019
SAN JOSE, CALIF. (March 12, 2019) – WiSA® LLC, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association comprised of leading consumer electronics brands founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), announces the certification of Klipsch® Reference Wireless speakers from Klipsch Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).
Available in June 2019, this exciting new line of Klipsch loudspeakers was awarded “Best of CES” from Digital Trends, AVS Forum, and Hi-Def Digest at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019. Klipsch’s new Reference Wireless speakers work flawlessly with any WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready* products, including the new 2019 WiSA Ready LG OLED and Nano Cell (Super UHD) TVs.
The Klipsch Reference Wireless line includes the RW-34C center channel speaker ($499 U.S. MSRP), the RW-51M front and rear monitors ($699/pair U.S. MSRP), and the RW-100SW wireless subwoofer ($499 U.S. MSRP). These speakers can be mixed and matched to create powerful audio systems in any configuration from stereo (2.0) to a big and bold 7.1 theater experience. The Reference Wireless speakers also work with any WiSA Certified or WiSA Ready source connected to a WiSA Certified USB Transmitter, such as the Axiim Link.
“After a positive reception at this year’s CES, the Klipsch team is very excited to launch our new Reference Wireless line in 2019,” said Vlad Grodzinskiy, product manager for Klipsch. “Our Reference Wireless speakers are designed for people that want the simplicity of a sound bar and high-performance multi-channel capable audio. They will be an ideal complement to the growing number of WiSA Ready platforms, which includes LG TVs, Xboxes, and computers.”
All WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready components work together seamlessly to deliver wireless, multi-channel audio and authentic movie theater sound that immerses the listener into the middle of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports and more. As a result, consumers can expect an audiophile experience, but unlike traditional audio systems, set up is simple and takes just minutes even for larger 5.1 and 7.1 setups. LG OLED and Nano Cell televisions simplify the setup process. After plugging Klipsch Reference Wireless speakers into power outlets, the TV will detect and setup the home theater directly from the WiSA Ready big screen and connected WiSA USB Transmitter.
“We’re thrilled for Klipsch’s powerhouse, wireless speaker system to hit the market this year,” said Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA. “The WiSA Association is seeing tremendous excitement around WiSA Ready platforms hitting the market in 2019. The Reference Wireless WiSA Certified speakers from Klipsch are an incredible sounding solution at a compelling price point that exemplifies how WiSA is changing and simplifying the way passionate listeners experience home entertainment.”
The WiSA Association and its members are committed to revolutionizing the home entertainment experience by delivering immersive, uncompressed, high-definition, multichannel sound through the universal standards established and certified by the WiSA Association.
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®. Klipsch Group, Inc. is a VOXX International Company (NASDAQ: VOXX). For more information, please visit www.klipsch.com.
WiSA, the (Wireless Speaker and Audio) Association is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating interoperability standards utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also ensures robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency audio while eliminating the complicated set-up of traditional audio systems. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisatechnologies.com.
Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Xbox, a subsidiary of Microsoft, and others, Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standards across the audio industry. Summit Wireless, formerly named Summit Semiconductor, Inc., is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com
* WiSA Ready TVs, gaming PCs and console systems are “ready” to transmit audio to WiSA Certified speakers when a WiSA USB Transmitter is plugged in and a user interface is activated through an APP or product design like LG TVs.
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