CES 23 > Klipsch The Sevens, new active bookshelf speakers and Bluetooth

The American manufacturer continues to offer its active network speakers with the Klipsch The Sevens.

Initiated in 2016 with The One loudspeaker, the range of bookshelf type active loudspeakers has regularly welcomed new references, monobloc type or in true stereo configuration, via a pair of loudspeakers.

Klipsch The Sevens, Bluetooth 5.0 APT-X compatibility on the menu

The Klipsch The Sevens therefore come in the form of a pair of compact active speakers capable of advantageously replacing the classic Hi-Fi system in the living room. And thanks to its connectors, it even broadcasts sound from the TV (see below) to magnify the sound reproduction of your favorite programs.

For the rest, the Klipsch The Sevens incorporate the latest technologies to respond to new consumer habits and deliver optimal sound quality. This is the case with Bluetooth 5.0 APT-X certification to enjoy streaming a music library via a subscription to a dedicated service (Deezer, Apple Music, etc.) or music files stored on a suitable device: smartphone, tablet, console gaming, computer…

Klipsch The Sevens, rich connectivity

Namely, in addition to streaming, the Klipsch The Sevens allow you to enjoy a sound source connected to its 3.5 mm mini-Jack auxiliary input or to the stereo RCA/Phono input with integrated pre-amplifier to connect a Turntable. We also notice an asynchronous USB-B port and an optical input, enough to finally connect a good number of audio sources plus a subwoofer output on RCA to reinforce the impact of low frequencies if necessary.

As on the Klipsch The Fives and The Fives McLaren edition, an HDMI ARC input to easily retrieve the sound signal from a TV. Simply connect them to the TV to multiply the sound show, like that which a sound bar can offer.

Other technical specifications…

Technically, each Klipsch The Sevens loudspeaker is built around a 25.4 mm tweeter with a wide-spread Tractrix Horn and a 16.5 cm composite fiber cone woofer, all associated to Class D amplification delivering a total power of 220 W (2 x 80 W + 2 x 30 W) and loaded with bass-reflex.

The Klipsch The Sevens are indeed configured in bi-amplification for improved sound quality. For flawless sound reproduction and to easily use Hi-Res Audio files, a 192 kHz/24-bit Dac (digital-analog converter) is present and control of the Klipsch The Sevens is ensured through the transport buttons located on the top of a speaker or through the Klipsch app.

Lastly, it is possible to assign each of the speakers to the right or left channel, thus greatly simplifying the ergonomics of the system. It is indeed necessary to have a power outlet not far from the main speaker…

Availability announced for the month of January 2023. Indicative price still unknown.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Klipsch The Sevens:

• Type: 2.0

• Tweeter: 1 x 25 mm Tractrix Horn

• Boomer: 1 x 16.5 cm a composite fiber cone

• Load: bass-reflex

• Power: 220 W (2 x 80 W + 2 x 30 W)

• Bandwidth: 45-25,000 Hz

• Sensitivity: 112 dB

• Connections: 1 3.5 mm mini-jack auxiliary input, 1 stereo RCA/Phono input (with integrated pre-amplifier for connecting a vinyl turntable), 1 asynchronous USB-B port, 1 optical input, 1 Subwoofer output, 1 HDMI CEC ARC input

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility(s) APT-X HD

• 192 kHz/24-bit DAC

• Dimensions (W x D x H ): 272 x 203 x 403mm