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Brad Wasson
11-23-2011, 12:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/klipsch-gallery-g-17-air-soundbar-review/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/21/...oundbar-review/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"To say the Klipsch G-17 Air exceeded our usual expectations of an Airplay-enabled speaker would simply be an understatement -- it's clear that the folks at the company put a great deal of work into what was merely a concept on the CES floor nearly eight month's ago. The speaker itself is built like a (glossy) rock, and the sound that comes through is as solid as the foundation."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1322006768.usr110171.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>As you probably know, AirplayAirPlay allows you to play media from your iOS device-such as an iPod, iPhone or iPad-and stream it wirelessly to another device, such as a set of speakers, TVs and audio/video receivers (assuming the are properly configured, of course). AirPlay speakers are starting to proliferate, and the promise of wireless connections seems enticing. Klipsch is a well-known and respected speaker manufacturer. I have a set of their desktop speakers myself, and I can attest that they are excellent. So, I was certainly curious when I saw this review by Engadget on the new Klipsch Gallery G-17 Air soundbar.</p><p>In a somewhat tantalizing move, when you open the box to take out your new speaker you are first presented with a set of white gloves to assist in your work. According to Engadget this is no gimmick as the glossy fit and finish of these stellar speakers lends itself to a respectful handling that results in a delightful listening experience. Engadget walks us through the setup, configuration, and sound tests that shaped their evaluation. Be careful though - only proceed to the Read link if you plan to spend $600 today.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Don Tolson
11-23-2011, 04:47 AM
If I remember the article correctly, it wasn't a particular need to handle these speakers with care/respect -- it was because the highly gloss finish was a fingerprint 'magnet'.

Fortunately, it also comes with a mesh cover for the drivers, so you can tone down the reflectiveness a bit, so they don't overpower everything else in the room.