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Klipsch to Introduce Fourth Generation of its Acclaimed Reference Series

  • 13 June, 2006 11:33

<p>Melbourne, VIC – June 2006 - Klipsch is launching 14 all-new Reference Series models with refined features to further expand its already diverse product portfolio and solidify its leading position. Klipsch is the number one speaker brand in all channels of U.S. distribution (Source: NPD Techworld Jan. – Nov. 2005).</p>
<p>In total, there are five new floorstanding speakers (RF-83, RF-63, RF-82, RF-62 and RF-52), three bookshelf models (RB-81, RB-61 and RB-51), three centre channel speakers (RC-64, RC-62 and RC-52), and three WDST™ surrounds (RS-62, RS-52 and RS-42). Six powered subwoofers (RT-12d, RT-10d, RSW-10d, RW-12d, RW-10d and RPW-10) will be released later this year. This fourth generation of product will replace the current Reference line except for the entry-level 10 series models.</p>
<p>“Since its initial launch in 1999, the Klipsch Reference Series has created a whirlwind of success for the company and its business partners,” said Jim Garrett, Klipsch director of product marketing. “By introducing a fourth generation of product with new and better features, we will strengthen our position in the specialty retail channel.”</p>
<p>The RF-83 and RF-63 flagship floorstanders each utilise three high-output Cerametallic™ woofers and a 1.25-inch titanium compression driver with exclusive Tractrix® Horn-loaded technology. Available in either a cherry or black wood veneer finish, the RF-83 and RF-63 also feature bi-wire inputs with premium binding posts and Klipsch custom internal wiring for high-quality connection. The RF-82, RF-62 and RF-52 floorstanders offer improved Tractrix horn-loaded tweeters and extended low-frequency capability among other added high-performance benefits.</p>
<p>The latest bookshelf speakers all offer improved bass response and feature high-output Cerametallic woofer cones and titanium compression drivers mated to the latest generation of square Tractrix Horns. The RB-81 flagship bookshelf model utilises an 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter with a ceramic motor structure for extended low and high frequency responses. Available in either a cherry or black woodgrain vinyl finish, the RB-81 also includes bi-wire inputs and Klipsch custom internal wiring for high-quality connection.</p>
<p>The new RC-64, RC-62 and RC-52 centre channel models utilise Klipsch’s exclusive Tapered Array™ technology and custom internal wiring to deliver perfectly balanced sound over the entire listening area. Cerametallic woofers with inverted copper dust caps, new titanium compression driver tweeters with enhanced Tractrix Horns and full video shielding are also featured throughout the line. The RC-62 and RC-52 offer improved low frequency extension, while the flagship RC-64 is an all-new, class-leading design with four 6.5-inch high-output woofers flanking a central 1.25-inch titanium compression driver.</p>
<p>The RS-62, RS-52 and RS-42 surround speakers, featuring exclusive Wide Dispersion Surround Technology, adopt a completely new cabinet and driver layout that is similar to the Klipsch THX Ultra2® KS-525-THX surround. This configuration establishes greater output, improved coverage and increased power handling to further extend Klipsch’s best-in-class surround sound performance. Available in a matte black vinyl finish, all three of these models employ dual Cerametallic woofers and dual titanium tweeters coupled to Tractrix Horns for enveloping surround sound fields, as well as precisely localised rear surround effects. Side-firing ports, back-panel keyholes and ¼"-20 threaded inserts simplify installation.</p>
<p>With this new diverse line up, the Klipsch Reference Series now covers RRP price points ranging from $1199 to $4999 for a pair of floorstanding speakers, $699 to $1399 for a pair of bookshelf models, $299 to $899 for a centre channel, and $999 to $1999 for a pair of surrounds.</p>
<p>The new Reference Series models, except for the subwoofers, will begin shipping to specialty retail dealers in June. The six powered subwoofers are slated to launch later in 2006.</p>
<p>For high resolution images, further technical details or the whereabouts of authorised Klipsch Reference outlets throughout Australia, please contact Alex Encel, on (03) 9429 0822 or via return email.</p>
<p>Enquirer contact: Ph: 1800 456 393
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