Klipsch, the audio company, has declared a new range of smart sound bars before the CES 2019 event. The 5 latest sound bars have features such as in-built Alexa, Google Assistant, and Dolby Atmos (in one model). They will have a price tag in the range of $299 to $1,599 and will be launching out this spring, with 2 of the models exporting this fall.
The new sound bars by Klipsch will range from 40–54 Inches in size. Klipsch Bar 40 is the smallest of all and is also available with the name Bar 40G along with built-in Google Assistant. The Klipsch Bar 48 is the next biggest in the list, has Bar 48W as the codename, and is a Wi-Fi powered edition that is “compatible with” Alexa, Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2. This means you can employ any of the mentioned assistants to stream media. It also shows support for sports DTS Virtual:X surround sound. Last, but not the least, the Klipsch Bar 54A has discrete elevation drivers and Dolby Atmos. All devices can be brought without or with subwoofers.
On a related note, Apple Music and its 50 Million songs are coming to Echo smart speakers by Amazon with Alexa. Till now, the 56 Million users of Apple Music could stream via an Echo by connecting their tablet/phone to the speaker using Bluetooth. Now the team-up among the two competitor firms indicates that they can call for particular artists or tracks, or access their favorite playlists.
“Given the scope and size of Apple Music, it has been one of the most requested-for features for the last 3–4 Years since we have had Alexa and Echo out there,” claims senior VP for devices & services at Amazon, Dave Limp, to the media in an interview.
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