American audio band Klipsch is releasing four brand new subwoofers designed to match the power, performance and aesthetics of their Reference Premiere loudspeakers. These new subwoofers are described by Klipsch as “hyper-efficient with the optimal balance of amplifier power, driver capacity, and cabinet volume,” and each model differs in both power and price, meaning you can choose the one that’s best for you and your needs. system.
All four subwoofers use a front-firing spun-copper Cerametallic driver, which Klipsch says will provide remarkable depth in the lower frequencies and prevent distortion. These new subwoofers also include an integrated high-efficiency amplifier with an analog preamp design with an original signal path. Klipsch states that this makes for a cleaner, truer reproduction.
On to the Class D output stage, which Klipsch designed to ensure optimal efficiency and which in turn produces “maximum output, detail and low-frequency power”. As part of this, Klipsch has added its own internal geometry, including a new Aerofoil slot port, which the audio brand reports will help reduce port noise and therefore produce cleaner and less distorted low frequencies.
Finally, Klipsch highlights the pair of inputs on these subs, with both an RCA physical connection and a WA-2 wireless input that can be used together. This means you can connect one of these new subwoofers to multiple speaker systems in a room – talk about versatility.
Of the four new subs, the RP-1000SW is the entry-level model, priced at £899/$749 (around AU$1630). It has a 10-inch woofer that can deliver a peak power of 600 W.
Next up is the RP-1200SW, which costs £1099 / $999 (about AU$1990), and sizes up to a 12-inch woofer that can drive up to 800W of peak power.
Upgrading again to the RP-1400SW, which retails for £1399 / $1399 (about AU$2540), gets you a 14-inch woofer and 1000W of peak power – are we starting to see a pattern?
Finally, there is the top model, the RP-1600SW. Costing £1849 / $1799 (about AU$3350), this sub has a 16-inch woofer with a peak power output of 1200W.
All models apparently have high-quality construction and quality materials. They are all finished with a scratch-resistant ebony vinyl finish that gives the impression of real wood and covers the rather soft-looking rounded cube design. This is coupled with shock-absorbing rubber feet, steel grille posts, and a woven fabric grille that give these subs the premium look and feel you’d expect for the price. We can expect this quartet of new subs to hit store shelves in the UK via Klipsch’s exclusive UK distributor, Henley (opens in new tab)later this month, with further availability expected in April.
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