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Klipsch Detroit Portable Bluetooth® speaker

Item # 714DETROIT

The Detroit is the largest model in Klipsch's Music City lineup of rugged, portable Bluetooth speakers.

The Detroit is the largest model in Klipsch's Music City lineup of rugged, portable Bluetooth speakers.

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Item # 714DETROIT

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$299.00

About the Klipsch Detroit

James Ralston

Big Klipsch sound to go

The Detroit is the largest model in Klipsch's Music City lineup of rugged, portable Bluetooth speakers. It uses two 1" dome tweeters, two 3" woofers, and four passive radiators to dish out big sound. A rubberized exterior and metal grille mean you can take it just about anywhere — it's dustproof and waterproof. The built-in rechargeable battery keeps your tunes playing for up to 20 hours at a stretch.

Big Klipsch sound to go

Klipsch Detroit speaker in a beach setting

The Klipsch Detroit pumps out big sound in a portable, waterproof, and dustproof design.

The Detroit is the largest model in Klipsch's Music City lineup of rugged, portable Bluetooth speakers. It uses two 1" dome tweeters, two 3" woofers, and four passive radiators to dish out big sound. A rubberized exterior and metal grille mean you can take it just about anywhere — it's dustproof and waterproof. The built-in rechargeable battery keeps your tunes playing for up to 20 hours at a stretch.

Want even more sound? You can pair a second Detroit speaker for a bigger, wider stereo spread. Or go even bigger using its Broadcast Mode, which lets you play music on up to 10 compatible Klipsch speakers at once.

Notes from a training session at Crutchfield HQ

Klipsch recently stopped by our Charlottesville call center with many products in tow, including their trio of Music City portable Bluetooth speakers, the Austin, the Nashville, and the Detroit. All three exhibited a consistent — and very Klipsch-like — tonal character, with solid bass, surprisingly high output, and clear, direct-sounding vocals. Our spacious training room can pose quite a challenge even for much bigger speakers, so it was impressive to hear how well each of these portable Klipsch models filled the space, especially the top-of-the-line Detroit.

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Product highlights:

  • stereo two-way speaker design
    • two 1" tweeters
    • two 3" cone woofers
    • four 3" passive radiators reinforce the bass frequencies
  • frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 2 x 15 watts RMS amplifier power
  • built-in Bluetooth 5.3 for seamless media playback from your mobile device
  • can be paired with an optional second Klipsch Detroit speaker for true Bluetooth wireless stereo
  • Broadcast Mode lets you play (mono) music on up to 10 compatible Klipsch speakers at once, perfect for parties
  • built-in microphone allows you to accept and complete calls via your paired smartphone
  • free Klipsch Connect app lets you dial in custom EQ settings and download firmware updates
  • removable carrying strap included
  • IP67-rated dustproof and waterproof
    • rated for immersion in up to three feet of water for 30 minutes
  • built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts up to 20 hours
  • 13-1/8"W x 4-1/4"H x 4-11/16"D
  • weight: 5.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 1072202

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker
  • 41" USB-C charging cable
  • Carry-strap (pre-installed)
  • Instruction Booklet

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More details on the Klipsch Detroit

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Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 13.5
Height 4.8125
Depth 4.875
Weight 5.4
Weather Resistance Dust-proof/Waterproof (IP67)
Color Black
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery Y (20 hrs)
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power No
Connections
USB Y
Aux Inputs 0
Headphone Jack 0
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version 5.3
aptX No
aptX-HD No
AAC No
LDAC No
SBC No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling Yes
Wi-Fi No
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing Yes
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) Yes
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 1.0
Tweeter Type Dome
Midrange Size 0
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size 3.0
Woofer Type Cone
Audio Specs
Frequency Response 55-20k
Amplification (Watts RMS) 30
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

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IP67 Rated: The Klipsch Detroit portable Bluetooth speaker is IP67 rated, making it water and dust proof. The IP67 rating means the speaker is totally protected against dust and is protected against the effects of temporary immersion in water up to 1 meter (3.3') for 30 minutes. It features a rugged, rubberized exterior with metal grille.

Stereo Sound: The Klipsch Detroit portable Bluetooth speaker houses two 1.0" dome tweeters and two 3.0" cone woofers powered by a built-in 30 watt amplifier, plus four 3.0" passive radiators to produce big stereo sound from a compact speaker. The Klipsch Detroit can be used by itself, paired with another Detroit speaker for stereo sound, or paired with multiple Detroit speakers for even bigger sound.

  • Stereo Mode: Via Bluetooth, you can wirelessly connect two Klipsch Detroit speakers together to create a stereo soundstage. One Detroit speaker will act as the Left channel, while the other speaker will act as the right channel. Both Detroit speakers will share volume control with one another.
  • Broadcast Mode: Via Bluetooth, you can wirelessly connect up to ten Klipsch Detroit speaker together to create a seamless, multi-speaker listening experience. Each Detroit speaker will play the same audio source. However, you can have the speakers set to different volume levels.

Bluetooth 5.3: The Klipsch Detroit portable speaker features built-in Bluetooth 5.3 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP), as well as hands-free communication (HFP). You can pair multiple devices (up to 8) to the speaker, but only one device can be connected for playback or phone use at a time. The portable Bluetooth speaker has a wireless range up to 40'.

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: Support for wireless audio streaming gives you to ability to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer to the Bluetooth portable speaker. You'll still use your Bluetooth source device for playback & search control, as well as song/artist/album info display.
  • Hands-Free Communication: A built-in microphone and support for Bluetooth hands-free communication lets you use the Detroit as a wireless speakerphone for your paired Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. You are able to answer and end calls from the speaker's top-panel controls. Simply speak into the built-in microphone to carry on your side of the conversation and the other party will be heard through the Detroit speaker. You'll still need to use your smartphone to make phone calls and the call will automatically switch over to the Detroit speaker.

Klipsch Connect App: The Klipsch Connect App (for Apple iOS and Android OS) turns your compatible smartphone or tablet device into a wireless remote control for the Detroit portable Bluetooth speaker. From the Klipsch Connect App on your compatible mobile device, you'll be able to control functions such as EQ settings, Volume control, firmware updates, and more.

Top-Panel Controls: Top-panel controls include four push-buttons for Power On/Off, Bluetooth Pairing, and Volume Up/Down. The speaker does not offer playback controls and does not offer a display. There is also a top-panel LED bar that indicates battery status.

Rechargeable Battery: The Klipsch Detroit Bluetooth portable speaker features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 20 hours of playback (battery life varies based on volume setting and audio content). The speaker features a USB-C port and comes with a 41" USB-C cable that can be used to charge the battery using an USB/AC power adapter (not included and sold separately). It takes approximately 2 hours to fully charge the battery.

  • Do not charge the built-in battery while the speaker is exposed to water or dust.
  • The Detroit portable Bluetooth speaker does not come with its own AC power adapter or battery charger.

USB-C Port: When you are not charging the Detroit, the speaker's USB-C port can also be used to charge your smartphone or tablet device. Using the Detroit to charge your device, will reduce battery playback time. Do not use the USB-C port while the speaker is exposed to water or dust.

Mounting Options: The Klipsch Detroit portable Bluetooth speaker can simply be placed on a flat mounting surface such as a tabletop, desktop, counter-top, bookshelf, and more. A carry-strap makes it easy to take the Klipsch Detroit with you.

Note: The Detroit does not offer any brackets, keyholes slots, or threaded inserts to wall-mount the speaker.

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