June 19, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Klipsch and Circuit City have made a deal that would bring the Klipsch and Energy brands to 700 stores across the country. It would also make many of those selections available online.
For the Klipsch brand, the store will feature the Synergy Series, which includes floorstanding and bookshelf speaker models, as well as center-channel, surrounds, and subwoofers. Pricing ranges from $250 to $900 per pair. The company says that a five-speaker home theater set will also be available.
Don’t expect many Energy speakers; the store will only carry the six-piece Take Classic system, which will run for $600.
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in a home theater, a picture can only be as good as it sounds,” said Philip J. Schoonover, chairman, president and CEO of Circuit City. “With the Klipsch and Energy brands, our customers will truly be investing in world-class audio to match their world-class home entertainment system,”
Right now, there are no plans to offer Klipsch’s other brands—Jamo and Mirage—at the retail chain. Expect the other speakers to start popping up this August.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.