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Klipsch Adds to Reference Series

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Klipsch is launching 20 new Reference Series, including five floor-standing speakers (RF-83, RF-63, RF-82, RF-62 and RF-52), three bookshelf models (RB-81, RB-61 and RB-51), three center-channel speakers (RC-64, RC-62 and RC-52), three WDST™ surrounds (RS-62, RS-52 and RS-42) and six powered subwoofers (RT-12d, RT-10d, RSW-10d, RW-12d, RW-10d and RPW-10).

The RF-83 and RF-63 each use 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.

The RF-82, RF-62 and RF-52 offer improved Tractrix horn-loaded tweeters and extended low-frequency capability, among other added high-performance benefits. 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 offers 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 wood grain vinyl finish, the RB-81 also includes bi-wire inputs and Klipsch custom internal wiring.

The RC-64, RC-62 and RC-52 center-channel models offer Klipsch’s Tapered Array™ technology and custom internal wiring; 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 design with four 6.5-inch high-output woofers flanking a central 1.25-inch titanium compression driver.

The RS-62, RS-52 and RS-42 surround speakers, featuring exclusive wide-dispersion surround technology, adopt a 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. Available in a matte-black vinyl finish, all three of these models employ dual Cerametallic woofers and dual titanium tweeters coupled to Tractrix horns. Side-firing ports, back panel keyholes and ¼-inch threaded inserts simplify installation.

Designed to deliver staggering bass intensity, the new triangular-shaped RT-12d and RT-10d flagship subwoofers are small-footprint, high-output models with front-firing Cerametallic woofers and dual rear-firing passive radiators. Available in either a cherry or black wood veneer finish, these subwoofers easily fit into corners. This unique enclosure style also allows the passive radiators to face both corners of a wall for maximum bass performance. In fact, corner loading a subwoofer creates a 6 dB increase in output without needing an increase in power.

Through DSP, the RT subwoofers deliver a new level of customized bass performance. They both feature a patent-pending digital control panel display that allows users to quickly and easily adjust all functions. The RT-12d and RT-10d also offer three equalization modes (Flat, Depth and Punch) and five user-adjustable preset modes (music, movies, night and two user-defined settings) to establish specific listening preferences.

As the most compact subwoofer in the line, the RSW-10d has an even smaller enclosure than its predecessor, as well as substantially increased amplifier power and all-new high-excursion drivers. The RSW-10d offers three user-adjustable preset modes (music, movies and night) and features the same digital control panel and equalization modes as the RT models.

All of the new Reference Series models, except for the subwoofers, will begin shipping to specialty retail dealers this month. The six powered subwoofers are slated to launch in March.

For more information and MSRPs, visit www.klipsch.com.