With the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers, the U.S. speaker specialist Klipsch continues the Klipsch Heritage Series, the product line that presents itself in the form of versatile, active speaker systems with particularly remarkable design. It is aimed at users who only want to place a pair of active speaker systems in their living room and still have access to a wide variety of sources.
Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers – New to the Klipsch Heritage Series
Of course, the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers rely on a special appearance in the proven manner, namely a design that clearly conveys a certain vintage touch and is thus intended to remind us of all the outstanding speaker systems that have come from Klipsch over many decades.
The new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers present themselves as bookshelf speaker systems, which with dimensions of 415 mm in height, 206 mm in width, as well as 276 mm in depth have turned out comparatively impressive, but will probably still find their place in every living environment. For the sake of completeness, it should be mentioned here that the speakers weigh 10.12 kg and 9.03 kg, respectively.
The manufacturer speaks of the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers as being made with high-quality materials, such as real wood veneer and controls that are made of metal to convey an appealing look and high-quality feel. The design is said to be reminiscent of classic speaker systems developed by Paul W. Klipsch.
The new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers are offered in a choice of black or walnut, with speaker covers matching the designs in the package.
“Don’t let their small size fool you…”
Already with the Klipsch The Fives Powered Monitors and thus the first product that Klipsch presented in the Klipsch Heritage Series as a Bluetooth speaker, the company promised a particularly powerful, room-filling performance and stated in this regard, one should not be misled by the compact dimensions.
This also applies to the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers, as 6.5-inch high-excursion fiber-composite cone woofers and 1-inch titanium tweeter with Klipsch Tractrix Horn do their job here, which are also supported by a bass reflex system led out to the rear.
The manufacturer specifies the total power of the system at 200 watts, whereby this is divided into two times 80 watts for the woofers and two times 20 watts for the tweeters. The peak power is even 400 watts and the maximum sound pressure is 112 dB. The frequency range of the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers should reach from 39 Hz up to 25 kHz.
From HDMI to phono preamplifier
In order to be able to use the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers as flexibly as possible, a number of interfaces for the most diverse sources are available here.
This starts with HDMI to connect a TV set, whereby ARC is supported as well as HDMI CEC.
An optical S/PDIF interface can be used to connect a streaming client, and a USB Type B port is available for a PC or Mac. In this regard, it should be noted that the Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers process signals with up to 24 bits and 96 kHz.
For smartphone and tablet connectivity, the Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers naturally offer Bluetooth, which is Bluetooth 4.0.
A pair of RCA jacks is available for analog sources, and this input can be used both as a line in and as a phono preamp, designed for record players equipped with MM cartridge systems. A 3.5 mm stereo mini-jack is not missing either, and an external subwoofer can be controlled via an RCA jack.
For the connection between the two speakers, a 4-pin speaker cable with a length of 6 m is included with the system.
Control directly on the speakers, via remote or app
For easy control of the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers, all relevant controls are available directly on the system, and a suitable infrared remote control is naturally included in the scope of delivery.
In addition, the manufacturer also offers a suitable app, the Klipsch Connect App, which is available for Apple iOS and Google Android.
Pricing and availability
The new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers are expected to hit the market soon, but we don’t have a suggested retail price at this time.
Getting to the point
What Klipsch started some time ago with the Klipsch The Fives, and which has proven to be extremely successful, is now continued with the new Klipsch The Sevens Powered Monitor Speakers. Klipsch offers a pair of active speakers, which are characterized by a solid equipment of the interfaces, the typical Klipsch sound and not least the very attractive design of the Klipsch Heritage Series.
|PRODUCT||KLIPSCH THE SEVENS POWERED MONITOR SPEAKERS|
|Distribution Austria||Audio Tuning Vertriebs GmbH|
|Distribution Germany||Osiris Audio AG|
|Distribution Switzerland||novis electronics AG|
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