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Klipsch goes slimline with Gallery speakers

Klipsch, perhaps best known for its more traditional horn-loaded speakers, has developed a new range of slimline surround speakers for today's flatscreen TVs.

The Gallery series consists of free-standing or wall-mountable passive designs in four sizes. They can be bought individually, or as part of a home cinema package.

Largest is the Klipsch Gallery G-42, a left/centre/rear channel soundbar that can be used with any standard multichannel receiver (below). It costs £629.

Next comes the Gallery G-28 (£449), the G-16 (£269) and G-12 (£179). The numbers signify the length of each speaker in inches. They can all be configured as left, centre or surround speakers and come with dark glass pedestals.

Key features include titanium diaphragm compression tweeters, Tractrix horns, long-throw IMG (injection moulded graphite) woofers, magetically attached frameless grilles and a gloss black finish.

If you want a full 5.1 package, the following combinations are available:

Home cinema pack 1: four G-12s, one G-16, one SW-350 subwoofer (£1264)

Home cinema pack 2: three G-16s, two G-12s, one SW-350 subwoofer (£1444)

Home cinema pack 3: three G-28s, three G-16s, one SW-110 subwoofer (£2433)

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.