KLIPSCH REFERENCE PREMIERE SERIES
You can always count on Klipsch to have a speaker type you need at a price you need it for. And if you’re looking for a pair of stereo speakers between the $1,000 and $3,000 mark, or a $6,000+ speaker package with the option of Dolby Atmos integration, the latest generation of the company’s Reference Premiere series might well have just the thing.
Sitting above Klipsch’s entry-level Reference speakers, which range from $499 to $2,598, the 11-strong line-up includes models suitable for two-channel hi-fi and flexible multi-channel home cinema applications, with bookshelf, floorstander, surround dipole, centre and Dolby Atmos toppers adopting price tags between $779 and $4,798. Now in its third generation, the range retains the brand’s typical style with ebony and walnut cabinet finishes housing its distinctive copper drivers and Tractrix horns. As there have been several notable technical upgrades, Klipsch has added two numerals to each product name to help distinguish them from their predecessors.
The new Reference Premiere series uses updated and larger versions of Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix horn technology which the company says will enhance high-frequency response and extension while producing a wider soundstage.
Klipsch’s signature copper Cerametallic woofers feature an all-new design with voice coils that are 70% larger, as well as new aluminium shorting rings for improved power handling and reduced distortion. These drivers use a new motor structure that Klipsch claims delivers a better response with greater speed and accuracy, while extra bracing and division within the cabinets has been added to minimise unwanted vibrations. Klipsch says that these modifications refine aspects of the range’s sound while retaining the key elements of the company’s distinctive sonic signature that make it a cult favourite among its loyal fans.
Alongside these upgrades sit core components of previous Reference ranges, such as Tractrix ports with inner flares to reduce turbulence for bass frequencies and Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeters.
The system is particularly suited to those interested in adding Dolby Atmos to their home cinema, whether starting from scratch or upgrading an existing set-up. The flagship RP-8060FA II floorstanders ($4,798) include integrated up-firing speakers, while the RP-500SA II module ($1,299) with a switchable crossover can be used as both an up-firing speaker topper or a wall-mounted rear surround.
All 11 models in the Klipsch Reference Premiere series are available now in a choice of black and walnut finishes, priced between $779 and $4,798 (RRP).
For more information and individual speaker prices, contact Premium Audio on 1800 849 086 or visit www.premiumaudioco.com.au