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Klipsch’s Speakers

Klipsch’s new legendary Reference series speakers have arrived, and they look (and sound) better than ever

, by Haim Deutsch, 4 min reading time

New audio tech, combined with the magic of Dolby Atmos sound, bring films, music and games to a whole new level

If you happened to find yourself walking around Hope, Arkansas 76 years ago, you might have come across a small tin shed emitting some rather strange noises. Inside, you’ll have found Paul W. Klipsch — a pioneering genius — tinkering and perfecting a speaker design helped revolutionise the audio industry.

Today, that humble shed has transformed into a fully-fledged factory. And while Klipsch himself passed away at the age of 98 in 2002 following a lifetime of recognition and achievements, his ingenuity and passion live on in the legacy of every single product displaying his name.

Take the company’s iconic Reference series. Now in its seventh generation, its roster of speakers has graced the ears of newcomers and seasoned audiophiles alike, for years. Brand new and better than ever, the recently launched range is rammed with the latest and greatest audio tech, clad in high-end materials for a handsome finish to boot.

We’re proud to offer the full new Klipsch Reference series range in our store, but before you peruse what’s on offer, here’s the full lowdown on what makes this kit so special…

Better than ever

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The new Klipsch Reference series features the most dramatic upgrades since its inception, including many high-end tech features found in the company’s award-winning Reference Premiere series. One of these is Klipch’s exclusive Tractrix horn technology, which is specially designed to precisely aim high frequencies directly towards you when listening.

The upshot of this design means that things like vocals and delicate guitar strums don’t get lost among other instruments and bassier tones. Or, if you’re watching a film, you’ll be able to hear dialogue clearly regardless of how many alien spaceships happen to be exploding in the background.

Elsewhere you’ll find another Klipsch exclusive — the Linear Travel Suspension tweeter, or LTS for short. Forged from lightweight aluminium, they use Kapton (an incredibly light and rigid material) in the suspension, for super-high efficiency and unparalleled resolution and detail. Combined with spun-copper Injection Moulded Graphite (IMG) woofer cones and a rear Tractrix port for ideal airflow, the end result is a listening experience with incredibly low distortion and a wide soundscape, letting you enjoy music, films and games as their original creators intended.

All this is encapsulated in a housing slathered in beautiful, scratch-resistant textured wood grain vinyl, with low-profile magnetic grilles which can be easily attached or removed to showcase the stunning woofer design underneath.

Meet the full range

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The new Klipsch Reference series includes three floorstanding speakers — the R-605FA, the R-800F, and R-600F. The R-605FA in particular stands out, thanks to up-firing Dolby Atmos speakers for a room-filling, directional soundstage that will envelop your ears with music and action from all directions. Bringing the intimacy of live musical performances and silver screen magic directly into your home, it has to be heard to be believed.

You’ll also find two new centre channels (the R-50C and R-30C), along with two bookshelf speakers (the R-50M and R-40M), one Dolby Atmos elevation speaker that doubles up as a surround speaker (the R-40SA), and two powered subwoofers (t heR-121SW and R-101SW).

Full prices and links to the range can be found below, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or want to discuss which models are best suited for your needs.

  • R-605FA – £1,499
  • R800F – £1,249
  • R600F – £949
  • R-50M – £325
  • R-40M – £275
  • R-30C – £375
  • R-50C – £279
  • R-40SA – £399
  • R-121SW – £549
  • R-101SW – £499


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