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Speaker-maker Klipsch has released a number of interesting speakers including the Console, a huge Airplay-compatible 2.1 speaker that will be available in next winter. It has a 1.75-inch titanium dome and 10-inch woofers.

If you’re looking for something a little smaller, check out the Stadium, above, with 1-inch tweeters and a 5-inch subwoofer.

Finally, there’s the Klipsch RoomGroove Air, a smaller speaker with Airplay compatibility and 1-inch tweeters with 2.5-inch woofers. The speakers will be available in the fall while the console doesn’t launch until winter 2012. Expect high prices.

NDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 9, 2012) — Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer, today announces a total of three all-new, Apple AirPlay®-enabled audio solutions set to debut at CES and launch throughout 2012. Joining the ranks of the already in-market Klipsch Gallery™ G-17 Air, the company’s first acclaimed introduction in the AirPlay category, will be the Klipsch RoomGroove® Air, Klipsch Stadium and Klipsch Console.

Designed to utilize any wireless network and embedded AirPlay technology, the new Klipsch systems seamlessly stream high-quality audio directly from any iPod, iPhone or iPad – all without wires and the need to dock the relevant device. In addition, iTunes can also be streamed from a Mac or PC to the three systems. Featuring USB inputs for direct digital connection, the systems are also capable of charging most 30-pin Apple devices, while also accepting almost every music player available today.

“Reliance on Apple smart devices for day-to-day activity is at an all-time high and will only continue to grow as their capabilities become more novel,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “By fusing 65 years of iconic loudspeaker engineering with noteworthy technological solutions such as AirPlay, we’re eager to diversify our future offerings in the wireless audio category. It is our passion behind these systems that will help change the way individuals share music with one another.”

Employing dual 1-inch tweeters with Round Tractrix® horns and 2.5-inch woofers, the Klipsch RoomGroove Air stereo music system guarantees major output from a compact product. Housing a tuned port enclosure, the RoomGroove Air couples sonic clarity with unrivalled bass output to make the most of beloved music libraries.

The Klipsch Stadium was created to ensure the convenience of portable music storage is accompanied by high-performance audio. The 2.1 tabletop sound solution features dual 1-inch, horn-loaded tweeters and 3-inch midrange woofers. In addition, these components are combined with dual 5.25-inch, built-in subwoofers to ensure premier bass output and sound quality. Showcasing brushed aluminum cabinetry with soft-touch accents, the high-design Klipsch Stadium harmonizes with any size and style living arrangement.

Hand built in Hope, Ark. where the brand was originally founded, the Klipsch Console serves as both a multifunctional 2.1 audio system and furniture centerpiece. Boasting cutting-edge design and engineering, the Klipsch console provides plug n’ play functionality for music, movies and television, in addition to its Airplay capabilities. Versatile inputs, including HDMI, optical and USB, provide numerous sound connection options no matter the preferred media source. To best produce the Klipsch sound signature, the unique system utilizes dual 90° x 60° Tractrix® Horns with 1.75-inch titanium dome, high-compression drivers featuring Linear Travel Suspension (LTS),10-inch machine-spun Cerametallic™ woofers with folded cones and huge motor structures, and 12-inch non-resonant, woven fiberglass subwoofer drivers with large, four-layer, aluminum-wound voice coils. For added impact, the Klipsch Console can also be used as a center channel and subwoofer solution for more extensive home theater setups.

The Klipsch RoomGroove Air and Klipsch Stadium speakers will be available in fall 2012, with Klipsch Console following in winter 2012.