German Brand Loewe Pads Into The Wireless Speaker Jungle With Its New Klang Family Of Speakers

The Multiroom wireless speakers are all the rage right now. Ever since Sonos made this part of the market its own, other audio brands have tried to muscle in. High-end German TV and audio manufacturer Loewe (German for Lion) has just stepped into the fray with its family of klang mr speakers. Loewe has a great reputation for design and technology ever since it was founded in 1923 and has a legacy bringing together high-quality technology with some fancy contemporary designs. 

Unlike some manufacturers who have developed their own wireless multiroom technology, Loewe has opted to use DTS Play-Fi, a premium wireless audio ecosystem that can work with any other DTS Play-Fi products regardless of the manufacturer. The agnostic DTS Play-Fi provides great functionality with support for a range of streaming services. Loewe has also included support for Apple AirPlay 2 so that the klang mr speakers can integrate into your existing multiroom setup.

The entry-level speaker in the klang range is the mr1 with an output of 30 watts, the mr1 is ideal as a rear speaker for the Loewe klang bar5 mr. It has an integrated wall mount and compact design that makes it ideal to work with a second mr1 as a pair of rear speakers in a home cinema setup.

The next model in the series is the Loewe klang mr3. With three full-range drivers, a subwoofer and two passive radiators, this bookshelf-sized speaker can pump out a balanced sound with up to 150 watts of power. The mr3 has a strong bass and clear treble extension.

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The last member of the klang family is the mr5. With an enormous total output of 180 watts, the klang mr5 is the largest speaker in the range. It contains three tweeters, three full-range drivers, a subwoofer and two passive radiators for a real punch. 

All the klang speakers can be connected to a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, enabling users and their guests to easily stream music from a favorite playlist. Through their elegant design, all three klang speakers pay homage to Loewe’s range of products, both past and present. The bodies of all three speakers are covered in a premium acoustic fabric with a style that can fit in with a wide range of spaces.

These new wireless speakers are unusual in that there aren’t that many wireless multiroom speakers that support the open DTS Play-Fi standard. For example, Sonos, Denon, Naim, BlueSound, B&W and many other leading brands tend to use proprietary multiroom protocols as well as Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast built-in. The adoption by Loewe of the DTS Play-Fi protocol enables Loewe klang speakers to slot into an existing DTS Play-Fi setup. Support for Apple AirPlay 2 is also a useful feature that should make the klang family of speakers a versatile and flexible choice.

Pricing & Availability: All three wireless klang speakers are available now in ther UK and EU. Unfortunately, the klang range isn’t available in the USA at the moment. The mr1 costs £299 / €299. The klang mr3 retails for £549 / €549, while the largest mr5 sells for £649 /€649.

More info: www.loewe.tv

Tech Specs:

Loewe klang mr1

  • Power supply: AC 100V – 240V at 50/60 Hz
  • Music output power: 30 watts 
  • Power consumption in standby mode: 0.3 watts 
  • Power consumption in networked standby mode: 4.0 – 7 watts
  • Frequency response: 75Hz – 20kHz
  • Bluetooth version: V4.2 
  • Device dimensions: 160 x 188 x 154 mm (W x H x D) 
  • Device weight: 1.2 kg

Loewe klang mr3

  • Power supply: AC 100V – 240V at 50/60 Hz
  • Music output power: 150 watts 
  • Power consumption in standby mode: 0.3 watts 
  • Power consumption in networked standby mode: 4.0 – 7 watts
  • Frequency response: 41Hz – 20kHz
  • Bluetooth version: V4.2 
  • Device dimensions: 196 x 321 x 187 mm (W x H x D) 
  • Device weight: 3.2 kg

Loewe klang mr5

  • Power supply: AC 100V – 240V at 50/60 Hz
  • Music output power: 180 watts 
  • Power consumption in standby mode: 0.3W 
  • Power consumption in networked standby mode: 4.0 – 7 watts
  • Frequency response: 36Hz – 20kHz
  • Bluetooth version: V4.2 
  • Device dimensions: 225 x 401 x 215 mm (W x H x D) 
  • Device weight: 4.4 kg

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