Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar, AirPlay enabled for iDevices

 

By Posted 20 Jul 2011, 18:46

If you’re looking for a new high-end music system to play all your favorite tunes on, look no further as Klipsch has announced their latest product for your iDevices the Gallery G-17 Air soundbar. It is compatible with iPads, iPhones and iPods as it features Apple’s revolutionary AirPlay function.

For those of you aren’t familiar with AirPlay, it is a feature that allows the wireless streaming of music throughout the whole household over an existing Wi-Fi network. The technology has found itself being featured in many systems nowadays from AV receivers to speaker docks. It is simple to use, using your iDevice you can access your entire iTunes library anytime anyplace.

As for the new Klipsch product, it may look like an enlarged Xbox 3360 Kinect peripheral but the Gallery G-17 Air actually one of the smallest of the range of AirPlay enabled speakers from the audio technology company. Just because it is small, does not mean it is not very powerful however. The price also suggests otherwise as it will set you back $530 when it finally launches this fall.

The cash that you will have to part hands with in order to purchase such a high-quality product gets you a high gloss black finished device that measures 6” in height x 16” wide x 3.5” deep. In case space is an issue in the household, the Gallery G-17 Air can be mounted to a wall but also comes with a platform base that it can sit upon, made from a sleek tempered glass with a similar finish.

It is a bi-amplified stereo unit which powers four drivers individually including two 2.5” 20W woofers and two Tractix-horned .75” 10 Watt tweeters. The aim of this is to ensure that the full-range of sound can be obtained when in use. While is it designed with AirPlay it also comes with a 3.5mm input and USB ports enabling you to charge your device via the unit or plug your music playing device into the system directly.

It features a remote control, power and playback buttons and a magnetic ultra-svelte grill-cloth which attaches to the front of the unit. You can check out the Gallery G-17 Air when you visit the official Klipsch website by clicking the link above. There you will find a full list of specs, pictures of the music system as well as the full range of AirPlay enabled systems from the company. Would you be willing to pay these sorts of prices for high-end AirPlay enabled systems?

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