Klipsch Previews “Powered by Onkyo” Lineup & More

Klipsch is previewing the first audio products in its new “powered by Onkyo” series and its first portable party speakers at CES 2024.

Born out of a partnership with the iconic Japanese audio brand Onkyo, the series is slated to launch in the spring and will include several mix-and-match products under the Klipsch Flexus Sound System banner: two soundbars — the Flexus Core 100 ($299) and Flexus Core 200 ($449), the Surround 100 speaker ($249/pair), and the Sub 100 powered subwoofer.

Product details and specs will be announced at a later date but Klipsch says the soundbars will feature an electronics package optimized for compactness and reliability.

Klipsch is also venturing into the portable party speaker arena with three different size Bluetooth models featuring the brand’s signature horn-loaded tweeters. The smaller, splash-resistant Gig XL2 is a two-way design with a 6.5-inch woofer and a rated battery life of 10 hours. The larger Gig XXL2 and Gig Maxx (shown) are three-way designs with two tweeters and two 6.5-inch woofers and a rated battery life of 12 and 18 hours, respectively. Maxx, the largest of the three models, has casters and a retractable handle to make it easier to move around.

Featuring cabinets made of durable ABS plastic with a perforated metal grille, all three models come with a wired microphone and include a multi-mode light show function with multicolored rings that pulse to the music. Pricing was not announced but delivery is set for the summer.

Expanding its reach further into the automotive space, Klipsch used CES as a platform to announce that its 24-speaker Reference Premiere Audio System will be featured in Infiniti’s 2025 QX80 flagship SUV with power provided by Panasonic.

The audiophile-caliber system features 1-inch titanium tweeters, headrest speakers for the driver and front passenger, high-excursion 6x9-inch midbass drivers in the front doors, full-range speakers in the headliner to take advantage of Panasonic's proprietary DJX 3D surround processing, and a high-performance 8-inch TriPower subwoofer.

The 2025 Infiniti QX80 is set to debut later this spring.

Klipsch and Onkyo are owned by Premium Audio Company (PAC), which is also home to a number of other audio brands, including, Pioneer, Jamo, Mirage, Integra, Teac, and Esoteric.