Klipsch Announces Professional Series Reference Premiere Architectural Speakers

Klipsch has announced five new Professional Series Reference Premiere architectural speakers designed for the custom integrator market. Notably, these speakers utilize the same technologies as the Klipsch Reference Premiere line of stand-alone speakers such as the RP-280FA towers.

This new series is made up of five speaker models. Three are in walls, The PRO-160RPW, PRO-180RPW and PRO-250RPW LCR. Plus, there are two in-ceiling models, the PRO-160RPC, PRO-180RPC. All five models feature titanium-dome tweeters paired with Tractrix horns made of a silicon composite that reduces resonances. Klipsch’s “Cerametallic” woofers take care of mids and bass.

These speakers feature a new, two-piece modular installation system Klipsch calls SecureFit. It’s designed to make it easy for a single person to install the speaker. The two piece system includes a bracket with hand-engaged dog legs that feature a preset clamping force. Once you cut out the hole and install the bracket, attacking the speaker module using machine screws is a cinch. This approach is said to reduce baffle vibration by 40%.

Reference Premiere architectural speakers feature flat, paintable, bezel-free magnetic grills. In-ceiling models come with both round and square grills to match the aesthetic requirements of the installation. The speakers even come with a magnetic paint shield, to protect them during construction or renovation.

Klipsch notes that this collection of five speakers is the first of four new lines the company will introduce in 2017. Rob Standley, vice president and GM of component audio solutions at Klipsch noted that “The Reference Premiere premium series is the first of four-new custom-install speaker lines that Klipsch will introduce this year. We are excited to showcase approximately 30 new speaker solutions at CEDIA in September.”


Here are the specs for the new speakers, model by model:


PRO-160RPC In-Ceiling Speaker

Frequency Range 56Hz – 23kHz +/- 3dB
 

High Frequency Driver

1″ (2.54cm) Titanium Dome Tweeter mated to a composite coated round Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver 6.5″ (16.51cm) Cerametallic Woofer
Sensitivity 95 dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Coverage Angle 100°
Power Handling 50W RMS / 200W Peak
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Material ABS/Infinite Baffle
Finish Black Baffle/Frame, White Paintable Grille
Product Dimensions 9.2” W x 9.2” H x 4.5” D (23.3cm H x 23.3cm W x 11.3cm D)
Mounting Depth 4.34” (11.03cm)
Cutout Dimensions 8.3” (21.1cm)
Product Weight 7 lbs (3.18kg)
Included in Box Round Grille, Square Grille, Paint Shield


PRO-180RPC In-Ceiling Speaker

Frequency Range 52Hz – 23kHz +/- 3dB
High Frequency Driver 1″ (2.54cm) Titanium Dome Tweeter mated to a composite coated round Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver 8″ (20.32cm) Cerametallic Woofer
Sensitivity 96 dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Coverage Angle 100°
Power Handling 50W RMS / 200W Peak
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Material ABS/Infinite Baffle
Finish Black Baffle/Frame, White Paintable Grille
Product Dimensions 10.75” W x 10.75” H x 4.5” D (27.3cm H x 27.3cm W x 11.3cm D)
Mounting Depth 4.45” (11.3cm)
Cutout Dimensions 9.8” (24.9cm)
Product Weight 7.4 lbs (3.36kg)
Included in Box Round Grille, Square Grille, Paint Shield


PRO-160RPW In-Wall Speaker

Frequency Range 56Hz – 23kHz +/- 3dB
High Frequency Driver 1″ (2.54cm) Titanium Dome Tweeter mated to a composite coated Hybrid Cross Section Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver 6.5″ (16.51cm) Cerametallic Woofer
Sensitivity 94 dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Coverage Angle 90° x 90°
Power Handling 50W RMS / 200W Peak
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Material ABS/Infinite Baffle
Finish Black Baffle/Frame, White Paintable Grille
Product Dimensions 9.0” W x 14.1” H x 3.9” D (22.8cm H x 35.8cm W x 9.8cm D)
Mounting Depth 3.78” (9.6cm)
Cutout Dimensions 13” H X 8” W (33.0cm H X 20.3cm W)
Product Weight 7.2lbs (3.25kg)
Included in Box Grille, Paint Shield


PRO-180RPW In-Wall Speaker

Frequency Range 52Hz – 23kHz +/- 3dB
High Frequency Driver 1″ (2.54cm) Titanium Dome Tweeter mated to a composite coated Hybrid Cross Section Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver 8″ (20.32cm) Cerametallic Woofer
Sensitivity 94 dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Coverage Angle 90° x 90°
Power Handling 50W RMS / 200W Peak
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Material ABS/Infinite Baffle
Finish Black Baffle/Frame, White Paintable Grille
Product Dimensions 9.0” W x 14.1” H x 3.9” D (22.8cm H x 35.8cm W x 9.8cm D)
Mounting Depth 3.78” (9.6cm)
Cutout Dimensions 13” H X 8” W (33.0cm H X 20.3cm W)
Product Weight 7.2lbs (3.25kg)
Included in Box Grille, Paint Shield


PRO-250RPW In-Wall LCR Speaker

Frequency Range 46Hz – 23kHz +/- 3dB
High Frequency Driver 1″ (2.54cm) Titanium Dome Tweeter mated to a composite coated Hybrid Cross Section Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver Dual 5.25″ (13.34cm) Cerametallic Woofers
Sensitivity 94 dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Coverage Angle 90° x 90°
Power Handling 75W RMS / 300W Peak
Impedance 8 Ohm Compatible
Enclosure Material ABS/Infinite Baffle
Finish Black Baffle/Frame, White Paintable Grille
Product Dimensions 16.5” H X 6.5” W (41.9cm H X 16.5cm W)
Mounting Depth 3.78” (9.6cm)
Cutout Dimensions 13” H X 8” W (33.0cm H X 20.3cm W)
Product Weight 6.5lbs (2.95kg)
Included in Box Grille, Paint Shield