Klipsch has released a new. second-generation series of its Reference Premiere series of loud speakers. Michael Buratto, product manager for Klipsch, told Australian Hi-Fi Magazine that the new line comprises enhanced versions of the company’s previous award-winning 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 right.
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 smoothes 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 hands-down, 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 $1,999 to $3,299 for a pair of floor-standers, $1,199 to $1,499 for a pair of bookshelf models, $1,099 to $1,599 for a centre-channel, and $1,299 to $1,999 for a pair of surrounds.
For more information, contact Klipsch’s Australian distributor, QualiFi, at www.klipsch.com.au