First seen at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Klipsch has now announced the imminent availability of an all-new line of Reference Premiere series speakers. With a total of 16 models available in three finishes, this second generation of Reference Premiere contains advancements in materials, cosmetics, as well as performance.
Klipsch focuses on the new, premium materials and design of the refreshed Reference Premiere series. The speakers are now available in three furniture grade finishes: ebony, walnut, and piano gloss black. New cast aluminum feet upgrade the aesthetics and provide decoupling from the floor for reduced resonance.
Of course the foundation of these speakers is the molded rubber Tractrix horn tweeter featuring a titanium driver, as well as the signature copper colored Cerametallic woofers Klipsch uses.
“We’ve taken the successful foundation of our best-selling speakers and enhanced them to create the hands-down, best-sounding premium speakers on the planet at these price points,” said Michael Buratto, product manager for Klipsch.
The new Reference Premiere series models are as follows:
– Five floorstanding towers: RP-8000FA Dolby Atmos-enabled, RP-8000F, RP-6000F, RP-5000F, and RP-4000F
– Three bookshelf speakers: RP-600M, RP-500M and RP-400M
– Five center channel speakers: RP-504C, RP-404C, RP-600C, RP-500C, and RP-400C
– Three surround speakers RP-502S, RP-402S, and RP-500SA (that functions as a Dolby Atmos elevation speaker or a rear/side wall-mountable surround)
Additional details should be available shortly, as soon as the corresponding page on Klipsch.com goes live, I will update this article with specific MSRP’s and links to specifications. In a nutshell, price points for tower models will range from $598-$2498 per pair, apair of bookshelf models will run you between $349 and $649,A center channel will cost you between $249 and $749, while a pair of surrounds will cost you between $499 and $899.
Needless to say, no speaker line is complete without accompanying subwoofers. To that end, Klipsch says that it will introduce two new subwoofer lines in a few weeks. As for the new Reference Premiere speakers, they are available to order now from select retailers as well as from Klipsch.com.