Klipsch isn’t a new name when it comes to the roster of AV brands who’ve taken up the WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio Association) standard. But the association and audio manufacturer announced that Klipsch’s latest Reference Wireless speakers have been acknowledged as WiSA Certified.
Launching in June 2019, the Reference Wireless Klipsch loudspeakers were the recipients of a number of distinguished honors at CES 2019 in January. The certification ensures that the products will work seamlessly with and WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready products, including the new WiSA Ready LG OLED and NanoCell Super UHD TVs that began hitting stores last week.
“After a positive reception at this year’s CES, the Klipsch team is very excited to launch our new Reference Wireless line in 2019,” Vlad Grodzinskiy, product manager for Klipsch, said in a statement. “Our Reference Wireless speakers are designed for people that want the simplicity of a sound bar and high-performance multi-channel capable audio. They will be an ideal complement to the growing number of WiSA Ready platforms, which includes LG TVs, Xboxes, and computers.”
The Klipsch Reference Wireless line includes the RW-34C center channel speaker ($499), the RW-51M front and rear monitors ($699 per pair), and the RW-100SW wireless subwoofer ($499). The Reference Wireless lineup can be configured in a number of ways, up to a booming 7.1 channel setup, or they can be implemented into a customized setup alongside other WiSA Certified and WiSA Ready speakers via a WiSA Certified USB Transmitter, like the Axiim Link.
“We’re thrilled for Klipsch’s powerhouse, wireless speaker system to hit the market this year,” Tony Ostrom, president of WiSA, said in the statement. “The WiSA Association is seeing tremendous excitement around WiSA Ready platforms hitting the market in 2019. The Reference Wireless WiSA Certified speakers from Klipsch are an incredible sounding solution at a compelling price point that exemplifies how WiSA is changing and simplifying the way passionate listeners experience home entertainment.”
For more info on the WiSA Certification and to check out other WiSA Ready product, visit the association’s website.