Klipsch introduces Reference Premiere speaker series

Klipsch has launched a new range of speakers – the Reference Premiere series, an enhanced, third-generation version of its previous Reference Premieres. Featuring what the company claims to be: “the most impactful upgrades in the series’ history,” the newbies use larger proprietary Tractrix horn technology in a bid to improve high-frequency response and extension and enhance imaging and dynamics. Klipsch’s signature copper Cerametallic bass drivers with aluminium Faraday rings and Tractrix ports are used to provide what the company says are: “powerful low frequencies while minimising distortion and maximising efficiency”. The new series also boasts an exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeter, which is claimed to maximise dynamics in order to deliver detailed performances.

The range is available in two furniture-grade wood finishes – ebony and walnut – and the cabinets feature enhanced bracing, aluminium binding posts, cast aluminium feet and discrete Dolby Atmos connections that Klipsch says allows for: “easy and refined elevation speaker integration”. Signature Klipsch copper trim rings accentuate the tweeter and mid/bass driver, which can also be concealed by magnetic grilles.

The 11 new Klipsch Reference Premiere series comprises four floorstanding towers, a pair of bookshelf speakers and a trio of subs and two surrounds for home cinema use.

The flagship floorstander, the £3,000 Dolby Atmos RP-8060FA II has a 25mm LPS vented tweeter with Tractrix horn, dual 205mm bass drivers and a claimed sensitivity of 98dB into 8ohm loads. The RP-8000F II costs £1,700 and is essentially the same speaker but without the Dolby Atmos connections. The £1,450 RP-6000F II has smaller 165mm bass drivers and 96dB sensitivity and the RP-5000F II has 135mm bass drivers and 95dB sensitivity. It costs £1,250.

The brace of standmounts include the £730 RP-600M II and £600 RP-500M II. The former has the same 25mm tweeter as the floorstanders, partnered by a 165mm mid/bass driver for a claimed sensitivity of 94.5dB (8ohm), while the RP-500M II has a smaller 135mm mid/bass driver and 92dB sensitivity.

All cabinets come in a choice of two finishes: ebony and walnut.

Available to buy now, you can find out more about the Klipsch Reference Premiere series here .