KRIX & THE ‘SX’ FACTOR
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