INDIANAPOLIS (January 6, 2011) — Klipsch Group, Inc.(KGI), owner of the Klipsch®, Energy®, Mirage® and Jamo® audio brands, is announcing today the launch of the WA-2 Wireless Subwoofer Kit, the company’s first ever product that offers superior wireless flexibility to its high-performance subwoofers through plug ‘n play functionality.
Powerful bass is one thing, but powerful bass that can be placed anywhere in a room to achieve the best possible sound is another. The wireless subwoofer kit, model WA-2 (Wireless Access), connects directly to the “WA port” on the rear panel of select Klipsch, Mirage, Energy, and Jamo subwoofer models so-equipped. This wireless kit allows for convenient bass enhancement of music, home theater and whole-house audio systems. It also allows a consumer to transfer the LFE (Low Frequency Effects) signal wirelessly from an AV receiver, for example, to a compatible KGI subwoofer. The unique WA-2 allows for significant enhancement of whole-house audio / in-wall / in-ceiling systems, often lacking in bass response, through flexible placement of the subwoofer(s) into various rooms delivering rich, powerful sound. Up to six or more wireless sub kits can be used in a typical household.
“The last thing consumers want in a home theater or whole-house sound system is more wires,” said Mark Casavant, vice president of product development for KGI. “Not to mention as televisions are becoming thinner, home theater components need to undergo makeovers to ensure their aesthetics match that of today’s consumers’ tastes. Our WA-2 wireless subwoofer kit appeals to mainstream consumers and audiophiles alike who want a wireless subwoofer without sacrificing sound performance.“
The two-piece kit is composed of a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter plugs into the “Sub/LFE out” or “L/R pre-out” port of any stereo/home theater component. The receiver plugs into the “WA port” on the back of the KGI subwoofer. A simple pairing process syncs the transmitter and receiver the first time they are used; after that, the sub is automatically activated as soon as an LFE signal is sent. This accessory is meant to add simplistic wireless capability to the already superior performing KGI subwoofers, including the Klipsch SW-110, SW-112, SW-308, SW-310, SW-311; the Energy ESW-M6 and ESW-M8; the Mirage MM-6,MM-8 and the Jamo Sub 800.
“Because powerful bass extension has long been at the heart of Klipsch Group brands, we wanted to make it easy and hassle-free for our customers,” said Casavant. “By incorporating advanced wireless technology into an easy-to-use product, we’re now able to deliver our renowned sound at the most user-friendly level.”
The WA-2 will available for purchase at select retailers and klipsch.com in summer 2011.
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About Klipsch Premium Speakers
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, iPod® docks and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world. Klipsch Group, Inc. is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of Audiovox Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX).