Klipsch and McLaren F1 Debut Hi-Fi Speaker Collection
Klipsch has announced the latest Klipsch and McLaren Racing partnership products. Klipsch is the official headphone and portable audio partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. The two companies have collaborated to combine McLaren’s design ethos and technical innovation with Klipsch’s high-fidelity audio. From McLaren’s hallmark speedmark to the Papaya Orange accents, these latest products showcase these two innovative brands in their pursuit of excellence.
Directly influenced by Bruce McLaren’s first big win, the speakers in the Klipsch | McLaren Legends series are marked by his #5 car that he drove to victory in 1958, cinching the title of the youngest Grand Prix winner at the time.
The all-new Klipsch Nines McLaren Edition powered monitors deliver high resolution 192 kHz/24-bit decoding, room-filling sound without taking up much space thanks to built-in ultra-low noise amplifiers that have been custom designed to maximize performance without external amplification. Proprietary Tractrix technology along with 8-inch long-throw ported woofers deliver precise, efficient sound and powerful bass no matter the volume. Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology syncs to preferred devices, the Nines McLaren Edition also come equipped with an integrated phono preamp, HDMI-ARC, digital optical, and RCA and USB inputs. The free Klipsch Connect App provides EQ customization, over-the-air firmware updates, quick setup guide videos, one-tap support, and product registration. Available now at a U.S. MSRP of $1899 each.
The Klipsch Forte McLaren Edition floorstanding loudspeaker hosts a three-way design utilizing a K-702 horn-loaded midrange driver mated to a modified Tractrix horn (featuring Klipsch patented Mumps technology), a 1-inch titanium diaphragm high frequency driver, and a 12-inch woofer with passive a 15-inch sub-bass radiator. The premium aluminum input panel accommodates large speaker cables while the binding posts provide the capability for bi-amping. The Forte McLaren Edition features grain-matched wood veneer panels hand crafted in Hope, Alaska, and wrapped in papaya-colored vinyl. These full range loudspeakers will be available January 2023 at a U.S. MSRP pf $10,998/pair.
The portable Klipsch The One II McLaren Edition tabletop speaker embodies the Formula 1 style without compromising on sound quality. This powered 60-watt 2.1 stereo system is bi-amplified with two 2.25-inch full range drivers and a 4.5-inch woofer. Featuring Bluetooth wireless technology, it can pair with devices in just a few clicks or connect via 3.5mm analog audio cable through the additional input. The One II McLaren Edition will be available March 2023 at a U.S. MSRP of $349 each.
The largest of the series, the all-new Klipsch MCL-905 McLaren Edition speaker, is the first time this Klipsch professional cinema speaker has been tailored for home use. A 3-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to a K-691 horn handles high frequencies while dual 15-inch K-45 composite woofers provide bass punch from the cabinet, which is hand built in Hope, Alaska. Advanced Tractrix horn technology creates a large soundstage fit for any paddock, man cave, or garage. Only 25 pairs of the Klipsch MCL-905 McLaren Edition will be made and are available March 2023 at a U.S. MSRP of $15,998/pair.
The new Klipsch McLaren Edition products are available through authorized retailers and at Klipsch.com.
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