The Lightest, Most Powerful Home Audio Speakers Ever Made
The Lightest, Most Powerful Home Audio Speakers Ever Made
Redefining what is possible from on-wall speakers, KISS AV boasts a lightweight design and fills the room with 3D-style sound.
Redefining what is possible from on-wall speakers, KISS AV boasts a lightweight design and fills the room with 3D-style sound. Read more
Powered Speakers + Wireless Powered Subwoofer with Patented Sonic Vortex® Technology
As the resolution of TVs has gone up, the thickness of the cabinets they’re packed into has gone down…way down…to where some of the newest models are less than 2 inches thick! That doesn’t leave a lot of room for speakers, and the ones that are being used sound about as flat as the TVs they’re built into.
Enter K.I.S.S AV Speakers with patented Sonic Vortex® Technology. Sonic Vortex® is a patented speaker design technology that can fill any room with 3D sound…from any audio source! No special electronics or encoded multi-channel audio content is required.
K.I.S.S. AV in the PRESS at CE Week
Works simply with your TV - play your favorite movie or show on Netflix and enjoy theater-like experience at home.
Instead of just working with just one streaming system the K.I.S.S. AV system works with all streaming systems, including SONOS®, HEOS®, Apple Airport®, and Chromecast®!
K.I.S.S. AV has Bluetooth® 4.0 AptX so it is ready out of the box for high-def audio streaming from your smart phone or tablet.
Any audio content from music, movies, sports, favorite TV shows…even the news will sound good when played on K.I.S.S AV speakers with Sonic Vortex® Technology.
K.I.S.S. AV X4 speakers utilize a 24-bit/96khz audiophile quality DAC coupled to a Class D 60 watt amplifier and our proprietary speaker components. K.I.S.S. AV O6 Wireless 100 watt subwoofer use a 5.8Ghz link to the X4 to insure optimal bass performance.
The 3/4" aluminum tweeter 4" mica IMPP driver and 6.5" subwoofer are housed in the Patented Sonic Vortex® enclosure that takes these audiophile components and transforms them in to a 3D experience that sounds like live music.
What IS Sonic Vortex?
The cabinet design boasts a sound super highway, literally a series of stacked sections and enclosures that move air at a high rate of speed, giving you some incredible rich bass and exceptional clarity previously impossible with small speakers.
Speaking of live music -- the K.I.S.S. AV system can achieve over 104db
Connections - Installation - Setup
Four inputs include:
*Digital optical (Toslink) – this is the recommended connection for your flat panel TV
*Digital coaxial – great for hooking up to SONOS® or HEOS®
*Stereo line-level audio – anything with a headphone jack but can also be used to hook up to a TV
*Bluetooth® 4.0 AptX Receiver – stream wireless content via your phone or tablet
The K.I.S.S X4 powered speakers are compact and lightweight, allowing multiple placement options. The X4 speakers can be surface mounted on a wall flanking a flat panel TV, attached directly to a flat panel TV, on a stand or placed on a bookshelf.
K.I.S.S. AV X4 speakers weigh in at under two pounds each and are under three inches thick, which means they sit flush with a wall-mounted flat screens TV when mounted to the wall. The X4 speakers can be mounted directly to the wall surface with nails or Command Strips™ (heavy-duty, removable, double-sided adhesive strips - included). The surface mount option and X4 wire management feature result in no holes being cut in the wall and no visible wires in a wall mount application.
Mounting K.I.S.S. AV X4 Powered Speakers to your TV
K.I.S.S. AV X4 speaker system ships with two speaker mounting brackets that utilize the universal mounting holes found on most flat panel TVs, allowing the left and right speakers to be easily mounted and adjusted to match the width of the TV.
Hooking up the X4 speakers is simple, requiring only an audio connection from the TV, (orange…Toslink digital optical audio connection recommended), a single speaker wire, (gold) and AC power (white). Connecting other audio devices is also simple and only requires typical Bluetooth® pairing or connecting a stereo RCA audio cable or digital coaxial cable from the source to the amp, (that is conveniently hidden in the right channel speaker cabinet).
K.I.S.S. X4 speakers ship with white and black grilles, depending on your preference and decor. For a more personalized option, the grilles are also paintable - match your wall color for a discrete approach to decor, or customize them with fun, colorful designs.
Installation and connections are simple, and so is control. The X4 system features automatic audio sensing which means the on-board amp will turn on automatically when an audio signal is detected on any input. Turn the TV on…the speakers turn on. Play some tunes from a smartphone or tablet…the speakers turn on. The X4 system also knows when the party’s over and will automatically turn off after 5 minutes of no audio input. Of course the amp can be turned on/off with the remote, but why would you?
Using the K.I.S.S. AV System is Super Simple
The X4 system will also respond to the volume commands from the IR remote controls from major TV brands such as: Samsung®, Panasonic®, Sony®, LG®, Sharp®, Visio®, and JVC® so you only need one remote to control the TV and audio system. No learning codes. No setup. Just point the TV remote at the X4s and press volume up/down. If the brand and model are compatible, the speaker system will respond…oh yeah…what’s the brand name again? K.I.S.S. AV … Keeping It Super Simple.
K.I.S.S AV X4 IR Remote Control
The included IR remote allows armchair control of power, source select, volume up/down, mute and three EQ options…movie, music and dialog. When X4 is paired with a compatible Bluetooth® 4.0 AptX device the remote can also control play/pause, previous track and next track on the paired smartphone or tablet.
K.I.S.S AV O6 Wireless, Powered Subwoofer
The O6 features a Class D 100 Watt digital amplifier that will provide solid, deep bass to complement the low-frequency output of the already great sounding X4s. The 06 amp’s digital design keeps it running cool at any load. The 6.5-inch woofer is mounted in a Sonic Vortex® enclosure providing additional power and efficiency.
Being wireless, the 06 Sub can be placed anywhere in a room. Of course the sub does need AC power, but finding a convenient AC outlet is much less limiting and annoying than having speaker wire running around the baseboards for a subwoofer connection.
K.I.S.S AV O6 - Has a 3db down point of 26Hz
Once again, Keeping It Super Simple, with the X4 speakers connected to AC power, connect the O6 Subwoofer to AC power. Turn it on. Done. Next…
K.I.S.S AV O6 Subwoofer Controls - Setting Up the Subwoofer
Since everything else so far has been simple, we thought we’d keep with that. Power – flip the switch. Crossover – without getting too geeky, this is the frequency at and below which the audio signal from the X4 transmitter will be played by the 06 sub. This setting is purely a matter of what sounds good to an individual listener in a specific room. Phase – now this is a little geekier (if that’s a word). Phase has to do with sub placement relative to the X4s. Again, it’s a matter of what sounds good to an individual listener in a specific room, but the typical rule on this is, the setting that produces the louder bass output is the correct setting. Volume – set to a level that makes the sound from the X4s and the 06 sub sound natural across all frequencies from high to low.
Once set, the 06 sub, like the X4 speakers, will turn on automatically when an audio signal is present on an X4 amp input. Turn on the TV…the X4s turn on and play, transmit the audio signal to the 06 sub, and the sub turns on…all from just turning on the TV, or playing another source.
For regular use, with the sub crossover, phase and volume set, overall system volume (X4 Speakers and 06 Sub) is controlled by pressing volume up/down on the remote control.
When there has been no audio input for 5 minutes, both the X4s and the 06 sub will turn off automatically.
Say it again… K.I.S.S. AV … Keeping It Super Simple
We want to make sure you're happy with your speakers and we have complete confidence in our products so they come with a 1 YEAR WARRANTY from the date of purchase/delivery of the product against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use of the product.
If a problem arises K.I.S.S. AV will replace or repair at our option.
Risks and challenges
With all projects there is always the possibility that something that comes up that may cause a slight delay or obstacle. But our team launched over 50 new products last year, so we have the experience to handle any challenge that comes our way. The manufacturing partners for this project are top tier companies that have already built thousands of products for us, so they know the pace we work at and how to maintain/meet our strict quality control.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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