Klipsch has unveiled a brand-new range of Reference speakers at CES 2022, including revised Tractrix horns and a minimalist design.
The R-605FA (Atmos), R-600F, and R-800F are three new floorstanders, while the R-50M and R-40M are two new bookshelves. There are also two centers, the R-30C and R-50C, and an R-40SA effects speaker and subwoofers R-121SW and R-101SW.
The 1-inch copper-anodized aluminum tweeter, which sits inside an edge-to-edge Tractrix horn, is one of the most remarkable features of the new loudspeakers. This design, according to Klipsch, provides a “more accurate sound stage and greater listening area.”
According to the manufacturer, the loudspeakers also include a new woofer material called Spun-copper Thermoformed Crystalline Polymer and an enhanced crossover that gives more precision and transparency.
The following are the three flagship models:
- Two 6.5-inch woofers and an integrated, up-firing Atmos driver are included in the R-605FA floorstander. According to the manufacturer, the Atmos connectors and built-in wire management have improved over prior generations.
- The Klipsch Reference R-30C center channel has four 3.5-inch IMG woofers and a 1-inch aluminum tweeter.
- The Klipsch Reference R-121SW subwoofer has a 12-inch speaker and has an active design.
Unlike earlier versions, the copper fasteners are concealed this time, resulting in a cleaner appearance. In addition, cork has been used to replace the rubber bumpers on the bottom of the speakers.
Klipsch Reference speakers have always performed admirably in the past, and I’m excited to try out the new R-51M, which received an 8.1 from me back in 2018.
The new speakers will be available in early 2022, with pricing to be determined. However, I anticipate pricing to be similar to current Reference models, such as roughly $1,660 for the R-605FA floorstanders, $500 for the R-30C center, and $300 for the R-50M.