There’s plenty to unpack after a tour of the Klipsch segment of the VOXX International booth here in Las Vegas for CES 2019. The storied audio brand had a number of new things to show off, including new Heritage series products, their foray into the true wireless audio category (which you can read about here), and more. But they also touted some of the latest and their most high tech soundbars to-date.
In all, Klipsch showcased five new soundbars that range from 40- to 54-inches wide that feature a range of power and other audio dynamics that aim to increase the line’s acoustical reproduction—more on all of that in a minute. But what truly stands out about the new Reference soundbars is the aesthetic changes the company made to them that help improve their wow-factor as well as their functionality.
For starters, the first thing that anyone will notice about these speakers is the exposed horns that bookend the soundbars. The aim here in exposing the horns, Sr. Director of Communications Jill Escol told us, is to make the speakers look more like the brand’s premium line and to perform like them too.