Klipsch Refreshes Reference Premiere Speakers

Klipsch today announced the debut of its new Reference Premiere series speakers, now in their second generation. The Reference Premiere series speakers are available in 16 models­ in three finishes.

The series uses what the company says is proprietary Tractrix horn technology to improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. A Linear Travel Suspension titanium tweeter maximizes dynamics and a new vented tweeter smoothes high frequency response for enhanced detail and clarity. Klipsch signature copper Cerametallic woofers and Tractrix ports provide powerful low frequencies while minimizing distortion and maximizing efficiency.

The speakers come in three furniture-grade finishes — ebony, walnut and hand-sanded piano gloss black. Cast aluminum feet give the speakers a modern appearance and minimize contact with the floor to reduce resonance. Signature Klipsch copper trim rings accentuate the tweeter and woofer, which can also be concealed by magnetic grilles.

The 16 new Reference Premiere series models consist of five floorstanding towers (RP-8000FA Dolby Atmos enabled, RP-8000F, RP-6000F, RP-5000F, and RP-4000F), three bookshelf speakers (RP-600M, RP-500M and RP-400M), five center channel speakers (RP-504C, RP-404C, RP-600C, RP-500C, and RP-400C), and three surround speakers (RP-502S, RP-402S and the dual-purpose RP-500SA that functions as a Dolby Atmos elevation speaker or a rear/side wall-mountable surround). Klipsch will introduce two accompanying powered subwoofer lines in the coming weeks.

Price points for the new Klipsch Reference Premiere series span are ranging from $598-$2,498 for a pair of floorstanding speakers, $349 to $649 for a pair of bookshelf models, $299 to $749 for a center channel, $499 to $899 for a pair of surrounds and $599 for a pair of dual-purpose RP-500SA speakers.

The entire line is here.