Klipsch believes in delivering high fidelity speakers that are uncompromising in their quality. The Indiana-based brand has released its newest speaker, the Three.
The Three speaker is a multi-room system speaker that Klipsch sees as a competitor to similar-sized units from Bang & Olufsen or Sonos. The brand’s name is easily as associated with audiophile mythology, so they should be able to market successfully.
The design mimics that of the bookshelf radio from the 1950s. Three comes in either ebony or walnut wood finishes and boasts a wrap-around mesh grille. There are simple buttons on the Three, including a power switch, volume control, and source selection, which is, again, very 1950s. These small knobs are crafted from spun copper. Altogether, the Three the look of carefully considered engineering.
Three comes with a 60-watt amplifier that pumps out up to 106 decibels via two quarter-inch drivers and a 5-plus-inch long throw woofer. Klipsch has equipped the speaker with a DTS Play-Fi platform in order to stream Wi-Fi-based music services such as Spotify, Sirius XM, and Pandora. There is a dedicated app for playing music and a USB Type B port for further connection.
The Klipsch Three is priced at $399. Fans looking for bigger sound can also still purchase the newest version of the Klipschorn ($5,999), which has been in production as the brand’s flagship model since 1946. But they’ll need a bigger amplifier.