US loudspeaker giants Klipsch has dramatically upgraded its Reference, fresh for 2022.
Described as their most dramatic upgrades since the series’ inception, including by harvesting tech from the brand’s Reference Premiere models, the new Reference range is comprised of 10 models, including Dolby Atmos enabled speakers.
Now in its seventh generation, these Reference tweaks include a new larger, edge-to-edge proprietary Tractrix horn, new woofers made of spun-copper thermoformed crystal polymer (TCP) using steeper angling and better crossover integration.
Their cabinets have also been enhanced with better bracing finished in a black scratch-resistant wood grain vinyl finish.
Models and prices
The ten new Klipsch Reference series models consist of three floorstanding speakers with the R-605FA Dolby Atmos-enabled speaker costing £1,499, the R-800F costing £1,249 and the R-600F at £949.
The bookshelf speakers are the £325 R-50M and £275 R-40M. There’s also the £399 R-40SA Dolby Atmos elevation speaker that can be used as a surround speaker.
Centre channels are comprised of the £375 R-50C and £279 R-30C, with two powered subwoofers, the £549 R-121SW and £499 R-101SW, completing the lineup.