Following on from the company’s announcement of upgrades to its ‘Reference’ Series speakers last month, Klipsch has also launched a new ‘Reference Premiere’ series of speakers. Klipsch says that the all-new line is an enhanced and second-generation version of the company’s existing Reference Premiere series speakers and has been expanded out to accommodate 16 models in three finishes.
The series uses the proprietary Tractrix horn technology to improve high-frequency response and extension, as well as imaging and dynamics. A Linear Travel Suspension titanium tweeter maximizes dynamics, delivering ‘detailed’ performances. Furthermore, a new ultra-premium vented tweeter will smooth high frequency response for detail and clarity. Klipsch signature copper Cerametallic woofers and Tractrix ports provide ‘powerful’ low frequencies while minimizing distortion and maximizing efficiency.
High end materials and new design features used in the Klipsch Reference Premiere series are the ‘epitome of modern elegance.’ The speakers come in three furniture-grade finishes, ebony, walnut, and hand-sanded piano gloss black. Cast aluminum feet give the speakers a modern appearance and minimize contact with the floor to reduce resonance. Signature Klipsch copper trim rings accentuate the tweeter and woofer, which can also be concealed by sturdy yet flexible magnetic grilles.
“We’ve taken the successful foundation of our best-selling speakers and enhanced them to create the hands-down, best-sounding premium speakers on the planet at these price points,” said Michael Buratto, product manager for Klipsch.
The 16 new Reference Premiere series models consist of five floorstanding towers (RP-8000FA Dolby Atmos enabled, RP-8000F, RP-6000F, RP-5000F, and RP-4000F), three bookshelf speakers (RP-600M, RP-500M and RP-400M), five center channel speakers (RP-504C, RP-404C, RP-600C, RP-500C, and RP-400C), and three surround speakers (RP-502S, RP-402S, and a dual-purpose RP-500SA that functions as a Dolby Atmos elevation speaker or a rear/side wall-mountable surround). Klipsch will introduce two accompanying powered subwoofer lines in the coming weeks.
The Klipsch Reference Premiere series span U.S. MSRP price points ranging from $598-$2,498 for a pair of floorstanding speakers, $349-$649 for a pair of bookshelf models, $299-749 for a center channel, $499-899 for a pair of surrounds, and $599 for a pair of dual-purpose RP-500SA speakers. All are available to order at approved retailers and at Klipsch.com. More information is available at Klipsch.com.