The new line of speakers comes as each company celebrates more than seven decades of industry leadership.
For more than 70 years, Klipsch and Capitol Records have been leaders in their respective industries. In 1946, Paul W. Klipsch founded Klipsch Audio to bring the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Just four years earlier, Capitol Records was formed and has become the label for many of the biggest names in music history.
To celebrate each other’s success in the decades since, the companies have teamed up to launch a special edition of co-branded Heritage and Heritage Wireless speakers.
The speakers are designed with power, performance and simplicity in mind, featuring top audio technology while giving a nod to the era of the companies’ births. They blend nostalgic mid-century modern design, luxury materials like real wood veneer and gunmetal switches and knobs with the latest acoustic technology. The line includes three varieties of speakers.
The Capitol One is a semi-portable tabletop speaker. It includes an eight-hour rechargeable battery, Bluetooth wireless technology and analog audio inputs. It is biamplified and has two 2 ¼” full range drivers and a 4 ½” woofer for crystal clear acoustic performances with great bass.
The Capitol Three is a larger stereo tabletop system that provides a wide range of audio connectivity. As part of the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio system, it can receive input from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, analog, phono pre-amp and USB Type B audio. The speaker features two 2 ¼” full range drivers, a 5 ¼” long-throw woofer, dual opposed 5 ¼” passive radiators that deliver enhanced bass and a 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converter for audiophile resolution.
The third speaker is a callback to Klipsch’s early days. In 1957, Paul W. Klipsch first created the Heresy speaker. It’s now coming back for its third iteration. The Capitol Heresy is a compact three-way design that utilizes a 12” woofer and horn-loaded mid-range and tweeter. Its real wood veneer cabinet is handmade in Hope, Arkansas and includes a plaque signed by the craftsman who made it.
All the models are available in two finish options – blonde with a tan woven grill cloth and ebony with a salt and pepper woven grill cloth. Each speaker also features a special edition co-branded anniversary Klipsch and Capitol Records badge.