Klipsch (UK) and Henley Audio have announced the immediate availability of The Fives powered stereo speakers.

Part of Klipsch’s Heritage Wireless series, The Fives are amongst the very first powered speakers to feature HDMI-ARC,  the technology that enables you to connect the speakers directly to the TV making them a soundbar alternative, as well as a true ‘hifi system-in-a-box’.

Klipsch The Fives Connectivity

  • 3.5mm aux-in, to connect an older music player that doesn’t support Bluetooth, or an Alexa Echo. Just route a cable from your device’s headphone output and connect to the Klipsch’s aux-in.
  • Bluetooth 5: Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth-enabled audio devices to the Klipsch speakers.
  • HDMI-ARC: Audio Return Channel (ARC) transmission connects your speaker to your TV controls. Connect the supplied HDMI cable to the TV and the Klipsch speaker and use your TV remote to switch between audio sources – including games consoles and set-top boxes –  and adjust the volume control.

  • Optical digital: Another high-quality input option, ideal for non-HDMI equipped AV systems, including older games consoles.
  • Phono/Line analogue: Thanks to their built-in Moving Magnet phono stage, The Fives are ‘turntable ready’. This input is switchable between PHONO and LINE, so it’s as simple as just plugging in and flicking a switch, regardless of whether you’d like to connect a normal turntable or any other analogue source.
  • Subwoofer  output: Those looking to add even deeper bass reach can add a powered subwoofer to The Fives’ driver array, creating a ‘2.1’ system.
  • USB digital: The Fives support 192 KHZ / 24-BIT decoding across the board, meaning flawless reproduction of high-resolution audio tracks from digital devices, including PCs and Macs.

Tractrix Horn

In addition to extensive connectivity, The Fives house considerable custom engineered amplification. Ultra-low noise amplifiers are bi-amped to drive the two speaker cabinets, each of which employs a 25mm titanium TLS vented tweeter with Tractrix horn and 11cm long-throw woofer. The rear of the cabinet features a Tractrix port, borrowed from the premium Reference Premiere speaker line, to further enhance the bass. The Fives also feature Klipsch Dynamic Bass EQ, a tech typically only available with AV receivers.

Price And Availability

Available now in Matte Black or Walnut finishes, priced £829.00

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