INDIANAPOLIS (August 17,
2010) Klipsch, a leading global speaker manufacturer,
announces today the launch of its Reference II Series speakers. The new
line is an enhanced version of the company's acclaimed Reference
speakers and is comprised of 17 all-new speaker models that are infused
with the latest technological audio advancements.
Now in its fifth generation, the Reference II Series speakers present
even higher sound quality due to re-engineered drivers and a new
crossover system. Complete with proprietary Tractrix Horn technology,
each speaker offers the precision, clarity and effortless power for
which Klipsch is known. The new line also exudes elegance with several
cosmetic upgrades, including new black metallic finished baffles,
machined Cerametallic woofers, logos and feet.
"The latest Reference II Series shows why these speakers have
remained the true essence of the Klipsch brand for over ten years,"
said Mark Casavant, vice president of product development for Klipsch.
"The dynamic and detailed sound combined with a vast array of
speaker sizes will undoubtedly accommodate any users' needs and produce
an unrivaled sound experience."
The 17 new models consist of five floorstanding towers (RF-7 II, RF-82
II, RF-62 II and RF-52 II and RF-42 II), four bookshelf models (RB-81
II, RB-61 II, RB-51 II and RB-41 II), four center channels (RC-64 II,
RC-62 II,RC-52 II and RC-42 II) and four surround speakers (RS-62 II,
RS-52 II, RS-42 II and RS-41 II), which include Klipsch's exclusive Wide
Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST). WDST is the no-compromise
approach to surround speaker design because it provides maximum surround
coverage and improved placement flexibility.
All of the Reference II Series loudspeakers feature lightweight, rigid
Cerametallic woofer cones to ensure tight musical bass response. New
Tractrix horn tweeters incorporate Linear Travel Suspension and titanium
compression drivers, which work together to reduce distortion and
provide an open, natural sound. Available in black ash or cherry
furniture-grade wood and vinyl veneers, each of these speakers boasts a
stylish finish for seamless integration into any decor.
"Whether you're listening to music or watching movies, the new
Reference II Speakers sound so realistic it's like you're being
transported to the artist's recording studio or the film's scene,"
said Casavant. "As we continue to pay tribute to over 60 years of
audio pioneering and our superior horn technology, we also work to
incorporate cutting-edge technologies into all our products to
continuously enhance our highly efficient, signature sound."
With this new diverse lineup, the Klipsch Reference II Series now covers
U.S. MSRP price points ranging from $549.99 to $3,198.99 for a pair of
floorstanding speakers, $279.99 to $798.99 for a pair of bookshelf
models, $229.99 to $1,299.99 for a center channel and $329.99 to
$1,198.99 for a pair of surrounds.
About Klipsch Premium Speakers
Founded in 1946 by Paul W. Klipsch, one of America's most celebrated
audio pioneers, Klipsch has long been a high-end name in speaker design.
Today, the brand continues its success as a leading global manufacturer
of premium sound solutions for home, personal and commercial use. From
massive professional cinema speakers to tiny headphones, Klipsch remains
committed to delivering the most powerful, detailed and emotional sound
experiences. Klipsch is owned by Indianapolis, Indiana-based Klipsch
Group, Inc. For more information, visit klipsch.com.