Klipsch Icon Series

Klipsch Icon KB-15

Klipsch recently launched their new Icon series, a family of relatively affordable loudspeakers to be sold exclusively in Best Buy stores throughout the US. The five models include two floorstanders (KF-28, $900/pair; KF-26, $700/pair), one bookshelf (KB-15, $249/pair), one center channel (KC-25, $249 each), and one surround (KS-14, $279 each). Matching SW-350 ($350) and SW-450 ($450) subwoofers are also available at Best Buy.

Said Mark Casavant, vice president of product development for Klipsch: “Klipsch Icon speakers are the quintessential choice for avid listeners seeking minimalist design and superior sound quality. With a revamped look and thorough internal upgrades, these Icon speakers deliver signature Klipsch sound quality to beloved music and movies, and perform better than ever.”

That revamped look includes a new black ash wood grain vinyl veneer, a nice new logo, and feet, while the internal upgrades include re-engineered drivers and a new crossover system.

Klipsch Synergy B-20

The stand-mounted KB-15 closely resembles Klipsch’s Synergy B-20 ($279/pair), which I discussed in our June issue. I hope it sounds just as good as the B-20. If it does, it might welcome the large number of Best Buy shoppers to the great pleasures of hi-fi.