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Klipsch, Capitol Records Produce Heritage Wireless Speakers After 70 Years of Music

The audio company and the record label join forces and respectively celebrate 70 and 75 years of music.

Klipsch, Capitol Records Produce Heritage Wireless Speakers After 70 Years of Music
Klipsch plans to release the Capitol One, Capitol Three and Capitol Heresy speakers to select dealers later this year.

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Robert Archer · January 9, 2017

Klipsch, a manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products, and Capitol Records, a record label that is home to artists like Avenged Sevenfold, Katy Perry and Frank Sinatra, have announced a partnership. 

Klipsch and Capitol Records are respectively celebrating 70 and 75 years of contributions to the creation, distribution and playback of music. Both brands say the partnership represents a natural collaboration.

"Klipsch and Capitol Records, both celebrating over seven decades, is a natural partnership of two iconic brands and pays tribute to the important role music plays in our lives," notes Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of Klipsch. "Music is timeless and unites people across cultures. Our global brands are committed to the enduring power of music and the emotion it evokes. We look forward to continuing our heritage and legacy around this great art form."

As part of the partnership, the companies will introduce a co-branded Klipsch and Capitol Records Heritage Wireless line of products. Klipsch explains the products will utilize mid-century, modern industrial designs, and the latest technologies to produce the "Klipsch sound." 

Individually, Capitol will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a number of initiatives that pay tribute to the artists that span its history. Part of the celebration includes a Capitol Records 75th Anniversary Collection that features albums from several different genres, and releases from top-selling and little-known artists. 

Limited Edition Wireless Speakers

The Capitol One is a semi-portable tabletop 2.1 Bluetooth speaker with analog inputs. The speaker is an active solution with two 2.25-inch drivers and a single 4.5 woofer. The One also features an 8-hour rechargeable battery, and it is available in a choice of walnut or ebony finishes.

The Capitol Three is a larger tabletop speaker that incorporates two 2.25-inch drivers, a 5.25-inch woofer and dual opposed 5.25-inch passive radiators. Klipsch says the Capitol Three also includes a built-in 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter (DAC), and Play-Fi whole-house wireless audio options. 

The Capitol Three is compatible with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and analog sources through its 3.5mm and RCA inputs, and it also offers a phono preamp and USB Type B audio.

The products are compatible with Klipsch's Stream app, which is available on the iOS and Android platforms, and like the Capitol One, Klipsch makes the Capitol Three available in a choice of an ebony or walnut finish. 

The Capitol One, Capitol Three and Capitol Heresy speakers will be available through select dealers this year. All of the products will feature co-branded anniversay logos. 



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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at rarcher@ehpub.com

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