Klipsch and McLaren Racing partnership products now include Klipsch Nines McLaren Edition powered monitors, Klipsch Forte McLaren Edition floorstanding loudspeaker, the portable Klipsch The One II McLaren Edition tabletop speaker, and the all-new Klipsch MCL-905 McLaren Edition speaker
Klipsch is the official headphone and portable audio partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team. The two companies have collaborated to combine McLaren’s design ethos and technical innovation with Klipsch’s high-fidelity audio products. From McLaren’s hallmark speedmark to the Papaya Orange accents, these latest products showcase these two brands in unique ways.
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Directly influenced by Bruce McLaren’s first big win, the speakers in the Klipsch | McLaren Legends series are marked by his #5 car that he drove to victory in 1958, clinching the title of the youngest Grand Prix winner at the time. Today, Klipsch combines McLaren’s triumph with the prowess of their founder Paul W. Klipsch, who pushed the boundaries of audio technology.
The all-new Klipsch Nines McLaren Edition powered monitors deliver high resolution 192kHz/24-bit decoding, room-filling sound without taking up much space thanks to built-in ultra-low noise amplifiers that have been custom designed to maximize performance without external amplification.
Proprietary Tractrix technology along with 8” long-throw ported woofers were designed to deliver precise, efficient sound and powerful bass no matter the volume. Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology syncs to preferred devices, and the Nines McLaren Edition also come equipped with an integrated phono preamp, HDMI-ARC, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs, enabling stereo sound from any source.
The free Klipsch Connect App provides EQ customization, over-the-air firmware updates, quick setup guide videos, one-tap support, and product registration.
These speakers are available now for $1,899 each (U.S. MSRP).
The Klipsch Forte McLaren Edition floorstanding loudspeaker hosts a three-way design utilizing a K-702 horn-loaded midrange driver mated to a modified Tractrix horn (featuring Klipsch patented Mumps technology), a 1” titanium diaphragm high frequency driver, and a 12” woofer with passive a 15” sub-bass radiator. The premium aluminum input panel accommodates large speaker cables while the strong, high quality binding posts provide the capability for bi-amping.
The Forte McLaren Edition features grain-matched wood veneer panels hand crafted in Hope, AK and wrapped in papaya colored vinyl. These high efficiency full range loudspeakers will be available in January 2023 (U.S. MSRP $10,998/pair).
The portable Klipsch The One II McLaren Edition tabletop speaker embodies the luxurious Formula 1 style without compromising on sound quality. This powered 60-watt 2.1 stereo system is biamplified with two 2.25” full range drivers and a 4.5” woofer. Featuring Bluetooth wireless technology, it can pair with devices in just a few clicks or connect via 3.5mm analog audio cable through the additional input. The One II McLaren Edition will be available in March 2023 (U.S. MSRP $349 each).
The largest of the series, the all-new Klipsch MCL-905 McLaren Edition speaker, delivers what Klipsch refers to as “unbridled dynamics and intense realism akin to movie theater performances.” In fact, this is the first time this Klipsch professional cinema speaker has been tailored for home use.
A 3” titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to a K-691 horn handles high frequencies while dual 15” K-45 composite woofers provide bass punch from the cabinet which is hand built in Hope, AK. Advanced Tractrix horn technology creates a large soundstage. Only 25 pairs of the MCL-905 McLaren Edition will be made and are available in March 2023 (U.S. MSRP $15,998/pair).