It has been about a year since Klipsch first started teasing their new Stadium AirPlay speaker, but recently at CES 2013 it was revealed that the wireless speaker is finally ready for retail in the next couple of months, together with amongst other a new bluetooth speaker in the Klipsch KMC3.
The design of the Klipsch Stadium speaker is the same as the one we first heard about (more or less) but in the year that has passed Klipsch has spent their time wisely and added some more functionality as well. In the version that will soon hit retail they have added DLNA and Bluetooth Apt-X support, allowing for compatibility with a wider range of smartphones/tablets and other audio players. On the inside the Stadium speaker features dual 5.25-inch subwoofers, 3-inch woofers and 1-inch horn loaded tweeters. Klipsch is targeting the audiophile end of the tabletop Airplay speaker market with the Stadium, which is also reflected in a price that is expected to at the £1000 + range (price to be confirmed).
Klipsch als0 used CES to present a Bluetooth only (Apt-X) semi-portable speaker in the new KMC3. While not as highly spec’ed as the Stadium, it still comes with 130W of power output from dual 5.25-inch subwoofers and 2-inch full range drivers. While the speaker is mostly about high quality bluetooth streaming, like most other wireless speakers it comes with 3.5mm input and a USB port, allowing for amongst other charging of your mobile music player. Price for the Klipsch KMC3 is yet to be confirmed, but its release is expected for spring 2013.
Klipsch has also announced that they will be adding more speakers to the KMC product range over the coming year.