Home Reviews Entertainmnent Hands on with the Klipsch Gig personal speaker: Review

Klipsch - not well known in Australian except to ‘musos’ - is definitely worth seeking out for its products are, in most cases, innovative and best in class.

The Gig - the baby of Klipsch’s Bluetooth portable speaker line up – is a uniquely designed, compact, sturdy, Bluetooth, 2.1 stereo speaker.



Its strong points include:
-    A 12 hour lithium ion battery that seems to fully recharge via mini USB in under an hour.
-    Amazing clarity – other reviewers have mentioned that it beats all other comers. Its 77Hz-20KHz is excellent for such a small package.
-    Sound comes from two 1” full range drivers, two 2” passive radiators, with 10W RMS and 96dB maximum acoustic output. It won’t fill a large room – it’s designed to provide personal sound on a desk or kitchen bench.
-    It is 17.8 x 9.1 x 5.3cm weighing 600g. It has wraparound coloured bands (one supplied – others at optional cost) that act as a stand for upright or on its side use. The other cover is made from silicon with a metal grills on either side.
-    Bluetooth is effective and NFC pairing makes it easy to set up with a suitable smartphone.
-    It has advanced digital signal processor with the latest AptX CD quality codec for lifelike, dynamic sound at any volume level.
The not so strong points include cost but what is $50 either way over its competitors. Price is under $250. Also the 3.5mm aux cable is too short – a few dollars spent at Paddy’s solved that.

Opinion

I became very attached to the Gig during a recent hospital incarceration – it allowed me to get great sound from the headphone jack of the ceiling mounted TV set. It was also an excellent companion to the Windows Surface Pro 2 tablet – its Bluetooth works flawlessly.
The key is its digital signal processor that cleans up sound and provides ultra-clear 2.1 output. Other hospital patients were envious and more than a few bought a Gig.

It is a personal speaker – one that you might take on a picnic or holiday although if you are looking for more sound in a slightly larger package Klipsch has the KMC 1 (20W) at under $400 and the KMC 3 (30W+35W sub-woof3er) at under $500.



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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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