The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers are once again active speaker systems with which the US speaker specialist Klipsch wants to address a particularly wide range of customers who are looking for an audio system that ultimately consists solely of speakers, but which can still offer the corresponding flexibility for a variety of uses as well as appealing performance. The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers are at the top of the Klipsch product range and represent the new flagships in this area.
Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speaker for room-filling sound
The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers are the largest active speakers from Klipsch to date, measuring 485 mm in height, 241 mm in width and 339 mm in depth. Thus, they weigh 12.88 kg in the case of the right speaker and 12.25 kg in the case of the left speaker.
Design of the Klipsch Heritage Series
Of course, the product developers and designers of the new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speaker once again rely on the Klipsch Heritage Design, which has been tried and tested for years, so the new active speaker systems can essentially be assigned to the Klipsch Heritage Series.
The manufacturer itself speaks in this regard of luxurious materials such as real wood veneer and switches and buttons made of metal for a high-quality look but also an appealing feel.
Two-way bass reflex system with rich performance
The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers are designed as a two-way bass reflex system, with the 1-inch titanium tweeter naturally featuring a Klipsch Tractrix horn, and the 8-inch woofer driver being a so-called long-throw fiber composite woofer. The bass reflex system of the speakers is led out to the rear, to mention this here for the sake of completeness.
The drivers of the new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers are driven by amplifier modules in Class D, whereby 100 watts of power are available for each of the woofer drivers and 20 watts for each of the tweeters. In total, this results in a system output of 240 watts and 480 watts peak power, respectively.
In order to always guarantee an optimal performance, the speakers feature a Dynamic Bass EQ.
The manufacturer states that the Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers can develop a maximum sound pressure of 115 dB and reproduce a frequency range between 34 Hz and 25 kHz.
As already described, flexibility was at the top of the developers’ specifications for the new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speaker, according to Klipsch. First and foremost, the audio system offers an HDMI port for direct connection to a TV, which accordingly has ARC (Audio Return Channel) and HDMI CEC support for central control.
A direct connection to PCs and Macs is available via USB, so that you can access your own content via these source devices as well as various streaming services, whereby the full potential of the signal processing of 24 bit and 192 kHz can be exhausted.
Additional digital sources can be integrated via an optical S/PDIF interface and analog sources via a 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack and a pair of RCA jacks. It should also be mentioned that the aforementioned pair of RCA sockets can also be used for record players if desired, since a switchable phono preamplifier is hidden here, even if this is reserved solely for drives equipped with MM cartridge systems.
For the integration of smartphones and tablets, the Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers offer Bluetooth 5.0.
To bring another subwoofer into play, an RCA connector is available and the two speakers of the system are connected via a 4-pin speaker cable, which has a length of 6 meters.
The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth speakers are controlled either directly via the corresponding control elements on the right speaker, or via an infrared remote control, which is part of the scope of delivery.
The Klipsch Connect app for Apple iOS and Google Android can also be used with the new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speaker.
Pricing and availability
The new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers look set to launch in early 2023, with the Klipsch company offering them in black and walnut finishes.
Getting to the point
With the new Klipsch The Nines Powered Bluetooth Speakers, Klipsch introduces the most powerful active speaker systems yet in the Klipsch Heritage Series, which the company sees as a flexible all-in-one system. HDMI, USB, an optical S/PDIF interface, analog inputs including phono preamplifier and of course Bluetooth provide flexibility here and with the offered performance, you probably really have a powerful audio system at your disposal.
|PRODUCT||KLIPSCH THE NINES POWERED BLUETOOTH SPEAKER|
|Distribution Austria||Audio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH|
|Distribution Germany||Osiris Audio AG|
|Distribution Switzerland||novis electronics AG|
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