Klipsch has updated their Reference series speakers with many technologies that were derived from the company’s Reference Premiere series. The new Klipsch Reference series is comprised of 10 models — including Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers — all infused with the latest technological audio advancements, as well as cosmetic and material upgrades. Simultaneously, Klipsch has unveiled their third-generation Reference Premiere speakers, which feature the most dramatic upgrades in the series’ history, including the latest technological audio advancements, premium materials, and dramatic cosmetic details.
Klipsch Reference Highlights
Now in its seventh generation, the new Klipsch Reference speaker series delivers even higher sound quality, precision, clarity, and power. A new, larger, edge-to-edge proprietary Tractrix horn provides improved coverage, bandwidth, and directivity control. New woofers made of spun-copper thermoformed crystal polymer (TCP) use steeper angling of cones for a smoother response and better crossover integration for improved accuracy and transparency. Sleek cabinet designs exude modern elegance with enhanced cabinet bracing and features such as black scratch-resistant wood grain vinyl finish, metallic coated binding posts, and discrete Dolby Atmos connections that allow for easy and refined elevation speaker integration.
The 10 new Klipsch Reference series models consist of three floorstanding speakers (R-605FA Dolby Atmos enabled, R-800F and R-600F), two center channels (R-50C and R-30C), two bookshelf speakers (R-50M, R-40M), one Dolby Atmos elevation speaker that can also be used as a surround speaker (R-40SA), and two powered subwoofers (R-121SW and R-101SW).
Price points for the new Klipsch Reference series span U.S. MSRP price points ranging from $998-$1,798/pair of floorstanding speakers, $299-$399/pair of bookshelf speakers, $379-499/each for a center channel, $599/pair of surrounds, and $499-$599 for the subwoofers. They are available now in the U.S. at Best Buy, Klipsch.com and select authorized retailers.
The New Reference Premiere Series
The new Klipsch Reference Premiere series uses new, larger proprietary Tractrix horn technology to improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. Klipsch signature copper Cerametallic woofers with aluminum Faraday rings and Tractrix ports provide powerful low frequencies while minimizing distortion and maximizing efficiency. An exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeter maximizes dynamics, delivering detailed performances.
New premium materials and dramatic design features used in the Klipsch Reference Premiere series are meant to emulate modern elegance. The speakers are available in two furniture-grade wood finishes — ebony and walnut. Sleek cabinet design details exude refinement with enhanced cabinet bracing, aluminum binding posts, cast aluminum feet, and discrete Dolby Atmos connections that allow for easy and refined elevation speaker integration. Signature Klipsch copper trim rings accentuate the tweeter and woofer, which can also be concealed by sturdy yet flexible magnetic grilles.
The 11 new Klipsch Reference Premiere series consists of:
- Four floorstanding towers (RP-8060FA II Dolby Atmos-enabled, RP-8000F II, RP-6000F II, and RP-5000F II)
- Two bookshelf speakers (RP-600M II and RP-500M II)
- Three center channel speakers (RP-504C II, RP-500C II and RP-404C II)
- Two surround speakers (RP-502S II and the innovative, dual-purpose RP-500SA II that functions as a Dolby Atmos elevation speaker or a rear/side wall-mountable surround).
Price points for the new Klipsch Reference Premiere series span U.S. MSRP price points ranging from $1198-$2,998 for a pair of floorstanding speakers, $599-$749 for a pair of bookshelf models, $499-799 for a center channel, $699 for a pair of surrounds, and $899 for a pair of dual-purpose RP-500SA II speakers.