KRIX & THE ‘SX’ FAC­TOR

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Busy times for Krix in South Australia as the com­pany launches MkII ver­sions of its flag­ship Ne­u­phonix (left) and Epi­cen­trix cen­tre speak­ers, and also a new ‘SX’ se­ries of home cinema speak­ers.

SX is short for ‘Scaled-down Ex­treme’, be­ing smaller ver­sions of the com­pany’s ever-so-im­pres­sive Se­ries X, which brings the com­pany’s com­mer­cial cinema ex­per­tise to the home. The Se­ries SX range uses highly ef­fi­cient driv­ers with wave­guide tech­nol­ogy to de­liver high amounts of power with con­trolled dis­per­sion, re­sult­ing in a dy­namic sound­stage burst­ing with both im­pact and clar­ity (we can vouch for this, hav­ing been treated to a demo in the new SX At­mos theatre at Krix HQ in Hack­ham, SA).

The Se­ries SX range can be placed on or in a wall, or be­hind an acous­ti­cally trans­par­ent screen, with four on-wall mod­els, two in-wall and one in-room speaker (right), sup­ported by a choice of ei­ther the ac­tive or pas­sive vari­ant of the sub­stan­tial Cy­clonix sub­woofer. Pric­ing ranges from $1245 to $1500 for each speaker, $2895 or $3995 for the Cy­clonix sub (pas­sive/ac­tive).

And there’s more — fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the re­cent 40th An­niver­sary limited edi­tion ver­sion of the Ne­u­phonix, the team at Krix have up­dated the cur­rent model with some of the tech­nol­ogy in­cor­po­rated in the An­niver­sary model. Up­dates in­clude a more com­pact cabi­net, larger mag­nets for the bass driv­ers, a scal­loped-edge grille, higher grade ter­mi­nals, and an up­dated cross­over. The match­ing cen­tre chan­nel speaker, the Epi­cen­trix, will also be up­dated to match the per­for­mance of the Ne­u­phonix Mk2. The new speak­ers should be avail­able from mid-April.

Our visit to Krix HQ in­cluded a en­joy­ably ex­tended in­ter­view with the com­pany’s founder Scott Krix, which we’ll fea­ture in an up­com­ing is­sue of Sound+Im­age.

For more info on both new re­leases: www.krix.com.au

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