Klipsch releases wireless ProMedia 2.1

Audio vendor Klipsch on Tuesday announced the new ProMedia 2.1 Wireless iPod/Computer Speaker, a wireless version of the company's venerable ProMedia 2.1 speaker system.

Comprising a subwoofer/amplifier unit and left and right satellites, the ProMedia 2.1 Wireless offers similar THX-certified audio quality as the original ProMedia 2.1, but without cables physically connecting your computer and the speaker system. The ProMedia 2.1 Wireless connects to your computer via a USB dongle that transmits audio, wirelessly, to a receiver in the system's subwoofer/amplifier unit. (The satellite speakers are connected to the sub/amp unit via standard speaker cables.) Aimed specifically at laptop users, this design allows you to move around a room, or several rooms, without interrupting audio playback. Klipsch claims the ProMedia 2.1 Wireless's range is approximately 30 unobstructed feet.

The $199 ProMedia 2.1 Wireless is available now directly from the Klipsch.com Web site.

At a Glance
  • The ProMedia 2.1 Wireless performs essentially identically to the original ProMedia 2.1 speaker system, and that's a good thing, especially if you want power and bass kick. But if you don't need to stream your computer's audio across the room, the wireless feature is limited in its appeal. Read the full review

    Pros

    • Outstanding audio quality
    • Can produce lots of bass if you want it
    • Plays extremely loud without distortion
    • Useful pre-amp module

    Cons

    • Wireless feature less useful than it could be
    • Bass can get boomy with poor subwoofer setup
    • Inconveniently placed power switch
    • Non-adjustable stands

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