If on the design side we find the style of products borrowed from the 50s/60s and using noble materials, real wood veneer, fabric grille and metal tactile buttons, the equipment of the Klipsch The Three Plus speaker counts many developments.
Klipsch The Plus Three, new features on connectivity
The latest version of The Three Plus speaker sees the on/off, volume buttons and the set of LEDs, still placed on the upper side, return to the side of the case as on the first generation The Three. Likewise, the other notable development concerns the return of connectors to physically connect an external source. Thus, USB Type-C port, RCA stereo input (line or Phono via jumper to connect a Phono turntable) and optical input are required.
Klipsch The Plus Three, connectivity
The connectivity of the Klipsch The Three Plus speaker is also updated. Thus, Bluetooth 5.3 certification is in the program to enjoy via streaming music files stored on a suitable device: smartphone, tablet, game console, computer… Precisely, eight suitable devices can be memorized simultaneously.
New, the Broadcast functionality allows the connection of up to 10 Klipsch The Three Plus speakers to provide sound to several spaces and reinforce the power of audio reproduction. Finally, the latest from the American manufacturer can be controlled using the Klipsch Connect application.
Klipsch The Plus Three, power up
Technically, if the acoustic package of the Klipsch The Three Plus remains the same, structured around two 5.7 cm full-range speakers, a 13.3 cm woofer plus two 13.3 cm passive membranes to reinforce the impact of low frequencies, the power delivered is significantly increasing. Class D amplification now delivers 120 W peak (compared to 80 W previously). Last clarification, for flawless sound reproduction and to easily use Hi-Res Audio files, the Klipsch The Three Plus integrates a 192 kHz/24-bit DAC (digital-analog converter).
Available in walnut finish and gray or matte black fabric from mid-November. Indicative price: 399 euros.
Reminder of the key characteristics of the Klipsch The Three Plus:
• Type: 2.1
• Boomer: 1 x 133.4 cm
• Load: bass-reflex
• HP Wideband: 2 x 57.15 mm
• Passive radiators: 2 x 133.4 mm
• Power: 120 W
• Bandwidth: 45-20,000 Hz
• Sensitivity: 106 dB
• Connections: 1 USB Type-C port, 1 RCA stereo input (line or Phono via jumper to connect a Phono deck) and 1 optical input
• Frequency response: 45 Hz - 20,000 Hz
• Bluetooth 5.3 compatibility
• Dac 192 kHz/24 bits
• Function: Broadcast (connecting up to 10 Klipsch The Three Plus speakers together)
• Dimensions (L x D x H): 355 x 178 x 213 mm
• Weight: 4.8 kg per pair