Klipsch’s The Fives Provide Hi-Res Sound Bar Alternative
Klipsch has added The Fives powered monitors ($799/pair) to its series of Heritage Wireless speakers – its first such speakers to feature HDMI-ARC to connect directly to a TV, producing hi-fi sound from dedicated right and left speakers for a wide sound stage and an improved listening experience, the company says, over common sound bars. Made with luxury materials such as real wood veneer and tactile switches and knobs, Klipsch Heritage Wireless speakers The Fives blend the acoustics and classic design legacy of company founder Paul W. Klipsch with today’s technologies.
With custom-designed built-in amplifiers, The Fives don’t require an A/V receiver. Easy to set up and use, the Fives feature an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth wireless technology, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs. A subwoofer output is also included.
Other noteworthy features inside includes proprietary Klipsch Reference acoustic horn-loaded technology and tuning to deliver audio with enhanced bass and low distortion. Built-in dynamic bass equalization matches the ear’s ability to hear lower frequencies, delivering bass at all volumes. The Fives also feature 192kHz/24-bit decoding for reproduction of high-resolution audio tracks.
Klipsch Heritage Wireless speakers The Fives come in matte black or walnut real-wood veneer finishes with textured woven grilles. They are available now through Audio Advice, Klipsch.com and other authorized retailers.
With planned availability soon, the free Klipsch Connect App will allow users to receive firmware upgrades and will also provide a digital quick-start guide.