Klipsch Upgrades Best-Selling Reference Series Speakers
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (August 2, 2018) — Klipsch®, a leading premium global audio company, today announces the debut of its new ReferenceTM series speakers. It is an enhanced version of the company’s acclaimed Reference series, in which many models dominate NPD’s list of top-selling home audio components*. The series is comprised of 13 models — including Dolby Atmos® enabled speakers and powered monitors — all infused with the cosmetic and material upgrades, and the latest technological audio advancements.
Now in its sixth generation, the Reference series speakers deliver even higher sound quality precision, clarity and effortless power. A new, larger proprietary Tractrix® horn provides improved coverage and bandwidth, and new tweeter and phase plugs ensure greater accuracy. The new rear Tractrix ports produce deep, powerful bass.
The line also exudes modern elegance with several new cosmetic upgrades, including angled feet, full-length low profile magnetic grilles, and a scratch-resistant black wood grain vinyl finish. Industrial-style fasteners and spun-copper IMG woofer cones emphasize the signature Klipsch Reference design aesthetic.
“The new Reference series speakers combine modern materials and technology to create an unforgettable, unrivaled music and movie listening experiences at these price points,” said Kerry Geist, product manager for Klipsch.
The 13 new Reference series models consist of four floorstanding speakers (R-625FA Dolby Atmos enabled, R-820F, R-620F, and R-610F), two center channels (R-52C and R-34C), four bookshelf speakers (R-51M, R-41M and two powered monitors R-41PM and R-51PM), one Dolby Atmos elevation speaker that can also be used as a surround speaker (R-41SA), and two powered subwoofers (R-120SW and R-100SW).
The Klipsch Reference R-51PM and R-41PM powered monitors eliminate the need for an external receiver and are designed to easily connect to a turntable, television, computer or wireless device. The powered monitors are equipped with an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth® wireless technology, digital optical, and analog RCA and USB inputs. A new feature and a first for Klipsch powered monitors is Dynamic Bass EQ that dynamically increases volume at low frequencies to match the human ear’s ability to perceive bass.
Price points for the new Klipsch Reference series span U.S. MSRP price points ranging from $498-$1,198 for a pair of floorstanding speakers, $199-$499 for a pair of bookshelf models, $249-349 for a center channel, $399 for a pair of surrounds, and $349-$449 for the subwoofers. They are now available at select retailers and at Klipsch.com.
For more information on the Klipsch brand and its Reference series speakers, visit Klipsch.com.
*Source: NPD data May 2016 – April 2018 in dollars and units.
About Klipsch Audio
In 1946 Paul W. Klipsch, inventor, acoustics pioneer and maverick, founded Klipsch Audio with the sole purpose of bringing the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience into his living room. Through the use of highly efficient speaker designs, handcrafted cabinetry and a thirst for real engineering breakthroughs – Klipsch, the great American loudspeaker company, was born in Hope, AR. Today, our diverse range of quality audio products includes speakers and headphones for almost any consumer and professional application – including cinema, whole-house, wireless, home theater and portable offerings. Honoring our founder’s legacy, Klipsch continues to be the legendary high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and aficionados around the world. We are the Keepers of the Sound®.
About Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos delivers moving audio—sound that can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in three-dimensional space, including overhead. It brings entertainment alive all around the audience in a powerfully immersive and emotive experience. To learn more about Dolby Atmos, visit Dolby.com/Atmos.
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