Klipsch Professional Series Reference Premiere Architectural speaker
Klipsch has added Professional Series Reference Premiere Architectural speakers to its product lineup. The lineup combines the aesthetics of an architectural speaker with the same acoustics as the Klipsch Reference Premiere home theater component speaker counterparts.
The Klipsch Professional Series Reference Premiere Architectural speaker line is made up of five speakers: three in-wall models (PRO-160RPW, PRO-180RPW, and PRO-250RPW LCR) and two in-celling models (PRO-16RPC, PRO-180RPC). The series was designed to reproduce Klipsch Reference Premiere acoustics and uses core components of that line. Tractrix horns provide controlled directivity of high frequencies for more dynamic, detailed sound with higher efficiency, while a silicon composite coating reduces high-frequency resonance for smoother, flatter frequency response. Titanium dome tweeters minimize distortion and deliver enhanced, detailed performance, and Cerametallic woofers allow for greater efficiency and powerful low frequencies.
The SecureFit two-piece modular installation system creates a stable acoustic platform for the speakers. It enables one-person installation and allows for doglegs to be engaged by hand to a preset clamping force. This reduces the possibility of breaking the dogleg or cracking the drywall. Machine screws secure the speaker module, as opposed to traditional drywall screws, thus reducing the baffle vibration by up to 40 percent.
The Professional Series Reference Premiere speakers are engineered to blend into many environments. The flat, paintable, magnetic grilles are bezel-free and in-ceiling models include both round and square grilles to fit any interior design. A magnetic paint shield protects the SecureFit installation frame and speaker from paint or dust during construction or renovations.
“This premium series is the first of four new custom-install speaker lines that Klipsch will introduce this year,” said Rob Standley, vice president and GM of component audio solutions. “We are excited to showcase approximately 30 new speaker solutions at CEDIA (Klipsch booth 4110) in September. This good-better- best model is available exclusively to our network of custom integrators as they provide the best installation, value, and experience to consumers.”