With their instantly recognizable vintage design, The Sevens and The Nines in no way betray their affiliation with Klipsch. They feature a wooden finish (available in black or walnut) typical of the American brand. They have two metal wheels on the top of each main speaker, one used to control the volume, the other to select the desired input. If their design is identical, The Sevens and The Nines differ in their size: 33.7 x 24 x 48 cm for The Nines against 27.2 x 20.3 x 40.3 cm for The Sevens.
A well-stocked connection but without wifi
Like the design, the connection part is identical in both models. There are many possibilities for wired connection: HDMI ARC, USB-B, optical S/PDIF, RCA (line or phono), mini-jack and an RCA output for connecting a subwoofer. The Sevens and The Nines are unfortunately much more stingy in terms of wireless connection possibilities, since only an aptX compatible Bluetooth chip is available. There is therefore no question of wifi connectivity and therefore of Airplay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect or multiroom functionalities. Shame.
Power to spare
In terms of acoustic architecture, we obviously find the emblematic Tactrix pavilion that made Klipsch famous. This is accompanied by a 2.5 cm tweeter on each of the two models. It is on the size of the main loudspeaker and on the amplification power of the latter that the two models are distinguished from each other. The Sevens have a 16.5 cm speaker powered by an 80 W amplifier (bringing the power of the whole to 220 W), while The Nines have a 20.32 cm speaker supported by 100 W of amplification (for a total power of 260 W). The latter should therefore logically be more powerful and descend further into the bass.
Not quite official yet, The Sevens and The Nines have appeared on several merchant sites, a sign that their release is imminent. An announcement should probably be made during the CES show, which will be held from January 5 to 8. In terms of prices, nothing has been confirmed, but according to some sites, The Sevens should be around €1,600 a pair, compared to €2,000 for The Nines.