HH Gregg Signs on as National Launch Partner for Energy Power™ Soundbars
INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 5, 2012) — Energy, a Klipsch Group, Inc.(KGI) brand and industry leader in audio engineering and development, announces today that HH Gregg is to serve as a national retail launch partner for the brand?s first-ever soundbars. This month, HH Gregg?s 208 nationwide stores will implement point-of-purchase displays for both the Energy Power™ Bar and Energy Power™ Bar Elite. Perhaps most exciting, the news extends a relationship between the two Indianapolis, Ind.-headquartered companies that dates back six years.
Known for their sonic accuracy, dramatic spatial reproduction of the live concert performance and seamless plug n' play functionality, the Energy Power soundbars enter the prestigious speaker lineup and help diversify the brand?s product offering for added audio solutions. Unique to Energy speakers, the CSM technology places tweeters and mid-woofers in close proximity to act as a single source for coherent, seamless dispersion. Featuring a world-class design and innovative audio technologies, the soundbars stay true to Energy sound principles and present unrivaled flat on-axis frequency response and minimal levels of distortion and resonance.
As a two-way soundbar, the Energy Power Bar houses two soft-domed tweeters and two 3-inch drivers for clear, distortion-free sound reproductions. Available in a satin-black finish, the Energy Power Bar exudes a contemporary look and is the perfect companion for high-definition picture and a necessary substitute for underwhelming flat-screen speakers. Included with the Energy Power Bar is a powerful, eight-inch subwoofer with a down-firing fiber composite cone and ported enclosure for precise, room-filling bass performance.
Unlike most soundbars, the Energy Power Bar Elite utilizes a true, two-way speaker driver design similar to that used in a fine music speaker. Its .75-inch tweeter is matted to dual 3-inch mid-bass drivers for detailed, high-output sound for almost any size room. With a built-in Dolby Digital Decoder, the soundbar reproduces detailed, high-quality sound no matter the format of sound that comes from a television. In addition, the Energy Power Bar Elite features 3D Surround Mode available with the touch of a button that adds spaciousness to the sound, simulating a true 5.1 home theater experience. Accompanying the soundbar is a commanding 10-inch wireless, side-firing subwoofer that immediately connects once plugged into a power source – no other wires necessary.
"Energy was in need of strong national play for what are the first powered soundbars from the Klipsch Group as a whole," said Paul Jacobs, CEO of KGI. "With the Energy Power Bar and Energy Power Bar Elite in HH Gregg stores, we will gain an immeasurable amount of brand awareness, and most importantly, a new chapter in our relationship with a reputable consumer electronics company that shares our same home."
The Energy Power Bar and Energy Power Bar Elite retail for $399.99 and $599.99 respectively (U.S. MSRP). Both products will be available in each HH Gregg location by mid-January.