Klipsch KES 6100 THX
KES 6100 THX Compact System
Klipsch really astounded us with a "cube-busting" system geared towards a higher-end consumer with a desire for an all-in-one smaller on-wall speaker system. This system sounded pretty decent for the price and came with a built in universal DVD player that can handle DVD-A and SACD discs. The Faroudja 1080i transcoded ouput looked fantastic and we were impressed by the quality of the unit overall.
• 300 watt Class A/B Subwoofer Power Amp.
• Dual 8" aluminum cone subwoofers well braced in
a MDF sealed enclosure.
• 100 wpc for each of the six satellite speakers
• Satellite speakers comprise a 1" titanium horn
loaded tweeter and 5 ¼" aluminum cone woofer.
• Transcoder up-converts all video inputs to
component video up to 1080i resolution with DCDi
• Second Zone, with independent source selection.
• Universal DVD Player plays DVD-A,SACD,CD,
• Decodes virtually every surround format including
PLIIx, THX EX, DTS ES.
• Software upgradeable.
• Monster Cables included
As the industries first "just add video" complete A/V system to carry THX certification and Klipsch-branded electronics, the KES 6100-THX certainly appears to be a very viable alternative to a similarly priced "Cubed" system. We were happy to have this system demoed to us at CES and found it to be one of the more innovative and perhaps valued products of the show.