Loewe, the German manufacturer of televisions and AV equipment, has launched a wireless floorstanding speaker system called klang 5 (‘klang’ means ‘sound’ in German). Designed to work seamlessly with Loewe TVs, including the bild 7 OLED set, the klang 5 speakers deliver all forms of audio, from music to movies.
The klang 5 speakers’ minimalist form slips into any environment yet hides sophisticated audio engineering within. Each speaker incorporates five drive units in a D’Appolito arrangement: a one-inch tweeter is flanked vertically by two three-inch midrange drivers and two three-inch woofers. The tweeter and midrange units are each driven by a separate amplifier, while a fourth amp module handles the two woofers, delivering a combined power output of 135W RMS (270W max) per speaker.
The klang 5 speakers are simple to connect to a Loewe TV via the specially developed ‘klang link’ wireless transmitter box, which ensures lossless, high-speed digital audio transmission with latency of less than 5ms for seamless synchronicity between picture and sound. It operates predominantly on the 5.8GHz frequency band but can switch automatically to 2.4GHz or 5.3GHz to avoid interference. The klang link secretes neatly away within the cable management space at the back of all current Loewe TVs.
The speakers can be used as a simple stereo pair or with the matching klang 5 subwoofer in a 3.1 or 5.1 configuration, the latter delivering immersive home cinema surround sound. In both 3.1 and 5.1 set-ups, the soundbar incorporated into a Loewe TV such as the bild 7 acts as the centre speaker. This, coupled with the TV’s built-in Dolby Digital and DTS processing, enables the creation of a neat home cinema system with minimal clutter.
On their own, the klang 5 speakers deliver bass down to 55Hz. For those who crave deeper bass, however, they have a partner: the klang 5 subwoofer. This compact active sub is matched in looks, features and performance, connecting wirelessly to Loewe TVs via the klang link to deliver low-frequency effects in 3.1 and 5.1 system configurations.
Loewe klang 5 speakers
Dimensions (HxWxD): 135.8 x 11.8 x 11.8cm (stand diameter 28cm) Price: £3,490 per pair
Loewe klang 5 subwoofer
Dimensions (HxWxD): 29.4 x 32.1 x 32.1cm Price: £1,390