Klipsch has introduced two new additions to its Heritage series of speakers. The One Plus and The Three Plus, priced at $249 and $399 respectively, bring a fresh take on the mid-century modern design, offering not only an aesthetic upgrade but also enhanced compatibility with modern digital audio sources. These tabletop Bluetooth speakers maintain Klipsch's signature style with wood veneers and fabric grilles, blending seamlessly into both retro and contemporary living spaces.
Klipsch's Heritage series has long been associated with the mid-century modern style, reminiscent of an era when sleek design and quality sound coexisted harmoniously. The One Plus and The Three Plus continue this tradition but with a modern twist.
The speakers feature rounder edges, simplified controls, and an updated design inspired by Klipsch's more recent Heritage models, The Sevens and The Nines. The result is a clean, sophisticated look that pays homage to its mid-century roots while catering to the needs of today's consumers.
One of the most notable features of these new speakers is their compatibility with the Klipsch Connect app, available for both iOS and Android devices. This app allows users to customize their sound experience through EQ settings and receive firmware updates.
Additionally, it introduces Klipsch Broadcast Mode, enabling the wireless connection of up to 10 Klipsch One or Three Plus speakers for synchronized audio playback. However, it's important to note that the range between these speakers will be limited by Bluetooth connectivity.
The One Plus and The Three Plus speakers maintain the same core formula as their predecessors, delivering 2.1-channel stereo sound through matched full-range drivers and a woofer. However, they take a step forward with improved Bluetooth (version 5.3 compared to 4.0) and the addition of USB-C ports. These ports not only support digital audio from computers but can also charge external devices, including wireless audio streamers like the Wiim Mini.
The Three Plus goes even further with an optical port capable of decoding up to 24-bit/96kHz lossless audio. It also boasts stereo RCA inputs with a selector switch for line-in and phono modes, making it versatile for various audio sources.
The One Plus measures 12.5 inches in width and approximately six inches in height and depth. It features two bi-amplified 2.25-inch full-range drivers, a 4.5-inch woofer, 60 watts of power, and a frequency response of 55Hz-20kHz.
The Three Plus closely follows its predecessor's dimensions at 14 inches in width, 8.3 inches in height, and 7 inches in depth. Internally, it houses two bi-amplified 2.25-inch full-range drivers, a single 5.25-inch woofer, and two 5.25-inch dual opposing passive radiators. It packs 120 watts of power and boasts a frequency response of 45Hz-20kHz.
Both The One Plus and The Three Plus are available in black or walnut finishes starting September 25, 2023, at klipsch.com and select retailers. The One Plus is priced at $249, while The Three Plus comes in at $399, offering an affordable yet stylish option for those seeking high-quality audio solutions with a touch of mid-century modern charm.