After the announcement of the new range of Klipsch Reference 2022 speakers, the American manufacturer continues to renew its hi-fi and home theater speakers with the Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 range. This new generation is distinguished by a redesigned Tractrix horn and a new Cerametallic cone midbass driver to maximize power handling and provide an even more precise sound. The silhouettes of the speakers are modernized, with a more contemporary premium design.
Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: a full range
Launched in 2018, the Klipsch Reference Premiere range is the heart of Klipsch’s hi-fi and home theater offer. The various speakers in this range are acclaimed for their dynamic character and their ability to bring music and film soundtracks to life. Four years after its launch, Klipsch is renewing the entire range to take advantage of the innovations developed in recent years and modernize the design. This new Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 range consists of the following speakers:
- three floorstanding speakers: Klipsch RP-5000F II, Klipsch RP-6000F II, Klipsch RP-8000F II and Klipsch RP-8060FA II (with built-in Atmos driver).
- two bookshelf speakers: Klipsch RP-500M II and Klipsch RP-600M II
- three center speakers: Klipsch RP-500C II, Klipsch RP-404C II and Klipsch RP-504C II
- a pair of Atmos effects speakers: Klipsch RP-500SA II (possibility of using it as a surround speaker thanks to an Atmos/surround mode selector)
- a pair of surround effects speakers: Klipsch RP-502S II
Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: new midbass driver
For this 2022 edition of the Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers, the American manufacturer is adding a new midbass driver. It keeps the spun copper Cerametallic cone, and now incorporates a new voice coil that is 70% larger, as well as a new structure for the magnetic system. This optimization gives the various Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers better power handling, more linear reproduction, as well as a marked reduction in distortion. Finally, the diameter of the cone varies from 4″ (Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-404C II) to 7.8″ (Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F II) depending on the model.
Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: optimized Tractrix horn
This 2022 edition of the Klipsch Reference Premiere also redesigns the Tractrix horn, shared by all speakers in the range. It is still square (90° x 90°), but now covers the entire front of the speaker. The latter ensures a better transmission of highs and mids. Therefore, the listening area and the soundstage are both wider.
Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: Atmos speaker terminals
The Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers adopt new aluminum terminals for a more reliable connection and perfect compatibility with any type of wiring: wide gauge cable, banana plugs and spades. Each bookshelf and floorstanding speaker features a double pair of terminals for bi-wiring and bi-amping. In addition to this double pair, the Klipsch RP-5000F II and Klipsch RP-6000F II floorstanding speakers now include a third pair of connectors dedicated to the Klipsch RP-500SA II Atmos speakers. These Atmos terminals are connected to a pair of remote connectors at the top rear of the cabinet. This makes it easier to connect Atmos reflection speakers (placed on the speaker). A design already implemented by the manufacturer on the Klipsch R-600F and Klipsch R-800F speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: modernized design
The aesthetics of the Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers have also been revised. The simpler front panel abandons the previous version’s grille mounting system in favor of a magnetic system. More refined, the front of these speakers is even more beautiful. The silhouettes are smoother and the finish stands out from the previous generation with its Premium appearance. Finally, the cabinets of the Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers benefit from additional reinforcements to limit unwanted resonance and vibrations.
With the new Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 range, the American manufacturer is updating its most popular speakers by providing an even more accurate reproduction and better power handling. Improvements that will delight hi-fi and home theater enthusiasts alike.