Loewe klang 5 speakers and sub announced
It might sound like one of the tentacled, cycloptic aliens from The Simpsons but this new system from Loewe certainly reads as some impressive kit.
Just to get things sorted first, ‘klang’ means ‘sound’ in German. It was Kang, along with Kodos, in The Simpsons.
Loewe klang 5
Designed to work seamlessly with Loewe TVs, including the stunning bild 7 OLED tellt.
The klang 5 speakers promise to deliver all forms of audio with crisp, expressive detail and a rich, broad soundstage. It doesn’t matter if that’s music or movies.
You can use them in a stereo pair or throw in a matching sub for some deeper lows.
klang 5 specification
The speakers’ sleek and minimalist form should enable them to slip effortlessly into any environment. Just because the outside looks uncomplicated, that doesn’t mean the same goes for the inside.
Each speaker incorporates five drive units in a D’Appolito arrangement. That’s midwoofer-tweeter-midwoofer, or MTM, to most of us.
There is a one-inch tweeter that’s flanked vertically by two 3-inch midrange drivers and two 3-inch woofers.
The tweeter and midrange units are each driven by a separate amplifier, while a fourth amp module handles the two woofers. This all works together to deliver a combined power output of 135W RMS (270W max) per speaker.
A precisely designed acoustic waveguide ensures optimal sonic dispersion. You get wide output to the sides for a big sweet spot, so the speakers sound great wherever the listener is located. Then there’s narrow on the vertical plane, to minimise reflections from the floor and ceiling.
Hooking these speakers to a Loewe TV via the specially developed ‘klang link’ wireless transmitter box is simple. It also ensures lossless, high-speed digital audio transmission with latency of less than 5ms for seamless synchronicity between picture and sound.
It operates predominantly on the 5.8GHz frequency band but can switch automatically to 2.4GHz or 5.3GHz to avoid interference. The klang link secretes neatly away within the cable management space at the back of all current Loewe TVs.
The resonance-resistant main enclosure is fashioned from aluminium with no visible screws or fixings. This is then clothed by an acoustically transparent textile covering and cast aluminium heatsink.
Each speaker’s integrated stand includes space to hide the power cable, adding to the klang 5’s air of sleek elegance.
klang 5 subwoofer
As well as performing as a stereo pair, you can add the matching klang 5 subwoofer for a 3.1 or 5.1 configuration. The latter delivering immersive home cinema surround sound.
On their own, the klang 5 speakers deliver bass down to 55Hz. For those who crave deeper bass, however, they have a perfect partner.
Inside the klang 5 subwoofer are three eight-inch drive units. Two of these are passive while the third is powered by a 300W RMS (600W max) amp section. The copy says that it generates deep, taut and punchy bass right down to 28Hz.
In both 3.1 and 5.1 set-ups, the soundbar incorporated into a Loewe TV will act as the centre speaker.
The speakers are automatically detected and independently logged by a Loewe TV, ensuring fully optimised operation whatever the system configuration.
Various performance parameters are adjustable via the connected TV’s on-screen menu. The TV and speakers power up together at the touch of a button on the TV’s remote.
Additional controls on the speakers themselves enable their output to be tailored to suit their position in the room: freestanding, against a wall, or in a corner.
klang 5 speakers prices and specs
The Loewe klang 5 speakers and klang 5 subwoofer are made in Germany and available in a choice of graphite grey or light grey to match the Loewe bild 7 OLED TV.
Loewe klang 5 speakers
Dimensions (HxWxD): 135.8 x 11.8 x 11.8cm (stand diameter 28cm)
Price: £3,490 per pair
Loewe klang 5 subwoofer
Dimensions (HxWxD): 29.4 x 32.1 x 32.1cm
Loewe klang link
Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.9 x 15.5 x 8cm