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VOXXHirschmann To Supply Cadillac Escalade Platinum 2015 & 2016 Models With Rear-Seat Entertainment Systems And Klipsch Headphones


Program marks the first time Klipsch branded products will be used in an OEM contract

HAUPPAUGE, NY -- July 1, 2015: VOXX International Corporation , today announced its first ever, multi-subsidiary OEM contract. VOXXHirschmann will be supplying dual DVD head restraints and Klipsch Image ONE headphones in all 2015 and 2016 model year Cadillac Escalade Platinum Edition vehicles. While VOXX has been a market leader in automotive rear-seat entertainment for decades, this marks the first time Klipsch audio products will be used in the OEM space.

This program began in January 2015, following the launch of the Cadillac Escalade Platinum, the next generation luxury SUV offered by Cadillac. The rear-seat entertainment system features VOXXHirschmann's custom front head restraints containing dual 7" Screen/DVD product with two Klipsch Premium wired headphones, which complement the vehicles dual overhead screens. The Klipsch Image ONE headphones were customized specifically for the Cadillac Escalade Platinum, matching the luxury and high-end performance features of the vehicle by offering the consumer the best premium audio experience.

Commenting on today's announcement, Pat Lavelle, President and CEO of VOXX International Corporation stated, "What's exciting about this OEM contract is that it marks the first time we are using a branded Klipsch audio product as part of an OEM program and we couldn't be happier to launch with one of the most prestigious brands in the automotive market. It had always been our intention to be able to include the Klipsch premium audio products as part of our automotive offerings and we believe this is just the beginning."

Catering to on-ear audio enthusiasts, the Image ONE headphones maintain the same award-winning, high-quality sound signature and comfort for which Klipsch headphones are known, while introducing enhancements in build, functionality, design, and performance. The Company customized this model specifically for Cadillac Escalade Platinum DVD systems, which now feature an enhanced audio cable design. To use it with the headrest DVD system, Klipsch developed a shorter cable, a 3.5mm audio connector and an audio harness that is attached, while maintaining the volume control in-line for easy access and use. Additionally, the Klipsch Image ONE headphones include new, flat ear pads and an adjustable leather headband for optimal comfort and fit. Watch movies and use the headphones both with the rear-seat entertainment system or your mobile device while in the vehicle.

Michael Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development with VOXXHirschmann Corporation added, "We continue to drive innovation for our automotive customers and have a number of new solutions in the market and in development, which incorporate the very best in audio, video, connectivity and security. We look forward to continuing our work with GM and the Cadillac team for years to come, to deliver an unparalleled multimedia experience that will resonate well with their consumers."