Klipsch has unveiled five new professional cinema surround speakers, including two 8-inch woofer models (KPT-8000-M and KPT-8060-H) and three 12-inch woofer designs (KPT-1200-M, KPT 1260-H and KPT-1200-VBM).
“With the rising desire for increased aesthetics in speakers visible to the audience, it is important that we continue to deliver our premium sound quality with attractive and elegant products,” said Rob Standley, regional vice president of Klipsch Commercial Sales. “As a well-known brand in the minds of theater operators around the world, our new cinema surround speakers once again prove our unwavering dedication to remain innovative and deliver lifelike audio experiences designed to let audiences experience all the emotions the artists intended.”
Designed for flexible ceiling or side-wall placements, the new range of models include solutions ideal for budget conscious, small venues to auditoriums. Timbre-match Klipsch behind-screen systems create a seamless, immersive presentation, the company says. For placement flexibility, all models incorporate 8-degree or 15-degree angles with threaded inserts to accommodate optional Klipsch or industry standard brackets.
Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Horn technology provides critical low-distortion clarity with high-efficiency for maximum output per watt. The addition of elliptical inserts, or “mumps”, into the horns enhance coverage across the full dispersion area of the horn. Either a 90° x 60° or a 100° x 100° dispersion pattern, depending on model, provides multiple options in covering a wide range of auditorium sizes with immersive sound.
Additionally, the KPT-1200-VBM incorporates Klipsch’s Virtual Boundary Array Technology (VBAT) using a pair of skewed horns that cover 140-degrees horizontally with a tight 60° vertical pattern that flawlessly delivers broad sounds with detailed surround information. Enabled with a wide pattern, the VBAT technology takes full advantage of advanced, digital sound formats.
The five new Klipsch professional cinema surround speakers will be available for purchase in May 2014. For more information on the Klipsch brand and its product offering, visit Klipsch.com.