US speaker specialist Klipsch has all the speaker bases covered. New models streaming into stores will include well-credentialed wireless as well as traditional passive speakers.
On the home cinema front, Klipsch is gearing for models targeting the exciting new development in surround sound from Dolby called Dolby Atmos.
Speaker Titan Klipsch famous for its horn-loaded models also makes wireless speakers but its new home cinema package has sonic credentials that ensure it stands out from its rivals.
To preface why the new wireless home cinema speakers show their fellow contenders a clean pair of heels, it’s worth mentioning the acronym WiSA.
Klipsch is a founding member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio WiSA Association and helped form it to ensure the highest standards are maintained when designing high performance, easy to use and setup home cinema systems.
So you can be guaranteed Klipsch’s new Reference Premiere HD Wireless home cinema speakers adhere to WiSA’s compliance test specification.
The new models comprise the RP-440WF towers, RP-140WM monitors and the RP-440WC centre channel. The latter is a two-way design employing the same driver and horn technology used in the brand’s debuting Reference Premiere series.
The sub-woofer is the RP-110WSW that is closely related to the new Reference Premiere RP-110SW model but has WiSA wireless technology onboard.
The ‘’intelligence’’ of Klipsch’s wireless speaker system is the RP-HUB1 which is essentially a very smart distribution hub that easily connects up to 4 HDMI, digital optical, analogue and Bluetooth enabled signal sources including those equipped with the high resolution aptX codec.
The hub is designed to take multi-channel inputs and distribute them wirelessly with 24-bit/96kHz processing. Klipsch has made this an expandable system that can grow from 2.0 to 7.2 channels.
What’s also worthy noting is each Klipsch speaker is a self-powered model that allows Klipsch’s clever engineers to find a method of controlling the signal every step of the way from the signal source (say a Blu-ray player) to the speaker.
Built into the new Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless speaker system are are a setup procedure that’s simple and intuitive to use, high-definition wireless connectivity that eliminates the typical tangle of home cinema cables, tailor made electronics designed for each component and Reference Premiere acoustic technologies which ensure a riveting sound quality each time you turn your new Klipsch system on.
Reference Premiere series
This dazzling series offers a more traditional route into music and movie soundtracks with the choice of expanding into the new Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.
The Reference Ppremiere series starts with three sleek floorstanding models called the RP-280F, RP-260F and the RP-250F. There are two monitors, the RP-160M and RP-150M, and three centre channel speakers, the RP-450C, RP440C and RP-250C. Two surround, the RP-250S and RP-240C complete this series.
Each of the new models is engineered for sound and style. All have Klipsch’s patented 90×90 degree Hybrid Tractrix Horn technology working with Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium speakers that are super responsive and have ultra-light but rigid cones.
Listening to the Premiere Series it’s clear why they have such low levels of distortion, immense detail and a natural tonal quality.
The low frequencies sound taut and informative thanks to the use of expensive and good-looking Cerametallic Woofers that also have a ceramic motor structure.
Attention to detail is obvious. The horn’s outer surface is a layer of silicon based rubber which puts [paid to any horn housing resonance.
Each model is available in ebony or cheery wood grain polymer finish with a brushed black polymer veneered baffle and spun copper woofer-except for the surrounds. These come in a brushed black polymer veneer only.
Prices of the Reference Premiere models are $1978-3098 for the floorstanders, $1960 – $2560 for a pair of monitors, $899-41499 1489 for a centre channel and $1298-$1758 for a pair of surrounds.
All of these models are available now.
For More Information: www.klipsch.com.au