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Klipsch has released its new Reference Premiere series speakers. Michael Buratto, product manager for Klipsch, said that the new line comprises enhanced versions of the company’s previous awardwinning Reference Premiere series models plus adds new models to the line-up. All models are now available in three finishes—ebony, walnut, and hand-sanded piano gloss black. ‘ Now in its second generation, the Reference Premiere speakers feature the latest technological audio advancements, premium material upgrades, and dramatic cosmetic details,’ said Buratto. The top-line floorstanding model, RP-8000F ($3,299 per pair) is pictured below.
The Klipsch Reference Premiere Series II models use Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix horn technology and ‘Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeter. ‘ This ultra-premium vented tweeter further smooths high frequency response for enhanced detail and clarity,’ says Buratto, ‘ maximising dynamics and delivering detailed performance.’ Bass/midrange drivers are Klipsch Cerametallic types. ‘ We’ve taken the successful foundation of our best-selling speakers and enhanced them to create the best-sounding premium speakers on the planet at these price points,’ said Buratto.
The new Reference Premiere series comprises five floor-standing towers, two bookshelf models, five centre-channel speakers and four surround speakers, one of which (the RP-500SA) can be used as a Dolby Atmos elevation speaker. Prices range from $1,999 to $3,299 for a pair of floor-standers, from $1,199 to $1,499 for a pair of bookshelf models, form $1,099 to $1,599 for a centre-channel, and from $1,299 to $1,999 for a pair of surrounds. For more information, contact Klipsch’s Australian distributor, QualiFi, on 1800 242 426, (03) 8542 1111 or www.klipsch.com.au