First Look at a Joint Onkyo and Klipsch Product That's "Powered by Onkyo": Meet the Flexus Sound System!

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(January 9, 2024) January is a season of anticipation in the home theater industry, a time when companies offer tantalizing previews of upcoming innovations. Today, audio giants Klipsch and Onkyo have whetted our appetites with glimpses of their first-ever collaboration.

The all-new Flexus Sound System is a soundbar-based audio system co-developed by Klipsch and Onkyo, and will stand as the industry's first "Powered by Onkyo" product. At its heart, the system presents two distinct soundbar choices: the Flexus Core 100, priced at $299, and the Flexus Core 200, anticipated at $449. The beefed-up Core 200 boasts 3.1.2 channels of output, featuring four 2.25" drivers and dual 4" built-in woofers, plus a dedicated horn-loaded tweeter for vocal clarity. The Core 100 steps-down output with a stereo array of dual 2.25" drivers and two 4" low-end woofers. Both models carry HDMI compatibility for access to eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel and 8K video) and Bluetooth connectivity.

Complementing the soundbars are two standalone wireless speaker options: the traditional satellite speaker-styled Surround 100 ($249) and the low-end capable Sub 100 ($299). Each Surround 100 is independently powered, which means no long wires to stretch across a room. And, the Sub 100 features an impressive 10" woofer, which suggests it will have a relatively notable in-room impact in the bass region.

The "Powered by Onkyo" component of the collaboration appears to be PCBs embedded in the soundbars. They'll drive the overall sound quality and connectivity experience.

With an anticipated launch in Spring 2024, AV NIRVANA has learned that further details will be revealed in April. Stay tuned for more updates as we closely follow this unfolding story. In the meantime, enjoy these early photos that give us a glimpse of what's to come.



Sub 100 ($299)
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Surround 100 ($249)
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Flexus Core 200 ($449)
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Flexus Core 100 ($299)
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