Klipsch Introduce New Reference Series Speaker Range
Up-firing and ready for Atmos
Klipsch’s new Reference Series speakers is made up of 13 models, including Dolby Atmos-enabled components, subwoofers and active monitor speakers – the new, sixth generation, Reference Series (also called Reference Base in different territories) boasts cosmetic and material upgrades over the previous range.The new speakers benefit from larger, proprietary Tractrix horns, ensuring the high frequency energy is aimed at the listener. Behind the horn, the new linear travel suspension aluminium tweeter uses Kapton, which is described as an extremely light and rigid material, in the suspension to achieve high efficiency and improved resolution and detail.
For the low-end frequencies, Klipsch have employed proprietary spun-copper Injection Moulded Graphite (IMG) woofer cones. IMG woofers are exceptionally light yet extremely rigid which, according to Klipsch, provides remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion to give you the deepest, cleanest bass possible. To keep the performance tight, the floorstanders in the range also feature rear-firing Tractrix ports for fast and efficient air transfer away from the cabinet.
All the Reference Series feature several cosmetic upgrades over their predecessors, including angled feet on the floorstanders, full-length low-profile magnetic grilles, and a scratch-resistant black wood grain vinyl finish. Industrial-style gun-metal fasteners around the spun-copper woofers are designed emphasise the retro appeal of the range while still pertaining to Klipsch’s mantra for Reference Series speakers; happiness is copper and black.
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, analogue RCA and USB inputs. A new feature, and a first for Klipsch powered monitors, is Dynamic Bass EQ, which dynamically increases volume at low frequencies to match the human ear’s ability to perceive bass.
The Klipsch Reference R-100SW and R-120SW subwoofers cosmetically match the new Reference Series speakers and the new models boast Class D amplifiers, rear ports, IMG spun-copper woofers and sturdy enclosures.
To cater for the uptake in object based audio formats, such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X the new Reference Series features two ‘Dolby Atmos’-ready models. The R-625FA is a floor-standing loudspeaker with integrated upward-firing speaker, while the R-41SA is an add-on upward firing module that sits on any other existing speaker.
R-820F: Dual 8" Woofers, 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Tractrix Port £900.00 (UK SRP)
R-620F £700.00 (UK SRP) Dual 6.5" Woofers 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Tractrix Port
R-610F £535.00 (UK SRP) Single 6.5" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Tractrix Port
R-51M £250.00 (UK SRP) Single 5.25" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Port
R-41M £220.00 (UK SRP) Single 4" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Port
R-51PM £500.00 (UK SRP) Single 5.25" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Port Built-in receiver DAC and phono stage 60W output
R-41PM £400.00 (UK SRP) Single 4" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Port Built-in receiver DAC and phono stage 35W output
R-625FA £1,150.00 (UK SRP) Dual 6.5" Woofers 1" Tractrix Tweeter Rear Tractrix Port Built-in Topper Dolby Atmos-ready
R-34C £350.00 (UK SRP) Quad 3.5" Woofers 1" Tractrix Tweeter Front Tractrix Ports
R-52C £235.00 (UK SRP) Dual 5.25" Woofers 1" Tractrix Tweeter Closed Box
R-41SA £350.00 (UK SRP) Single 4" Woofer 1" Tractrix Tweeter Dolby Atmos-ready
R-8SW £250.00 (UK SRP) 8" IMG Woofer 50W Amplifier Bottom Port (previously existing model)
R-100SW £350.00 (UK SRP) 10" IMG Woofer 150W Amplifier Rear Port
R-120SW £400.00 (UK SRP) 12" IMG Woofer 200W Amplifier Rear Port
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