The new KLH, now owned and led by David P. Kelley, formerly global president and board member of Klipsch, makes its debut to the custom channel during CEDIA Expo 2018. There KLH will introduce its Voice-Enabled Amplified Keypad (Model VX-1), which, outfitted with WiFi, Bluetooth with aptX, and HiRES audio circuitry, is a retrofit solution to transform a single-source home audio system to a wireless multi-source streaming music system. The Keypad becomes Alexa voice control-enabled when used with the free MUZO iOS/Android control app. In addition to local zone, adding any Amazon Alexa device allows voice-enabled control of other sources/components throughout the home.
With an MSRP of $199, shipping is slated for October 2018.
The VX-1 fits into a standard single gang electrical J-Box. The unit is equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth Audio with aptX. Leveraging the existing speaker wire runs, together an onboard 50-watt high-grade Class D digital amplifier and dedicated external DC power supply drive the existing speakers in the homeowner’s audio system.
HiRES Audio-certified digital-to-analog convertors (capable of up to 24 bit/192 kHz decoding) are included. The VX-1 supports most audio file formats including FLAC, DSF, APE, WAV, AIFF, MP4, MP3, and more.
The entire KLH line will be demonstrated Thursday Sept. 6 and Friday Sept. 7 at the San Diego bayfront InterContinental Hotel (Bayview Ballroom B).
For more information, visit www.klhaudio.com.