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Like all Klipsch speakers, the 2018 Reference range makes use of horn technology to deliver an un-paralleled sound performance. Horn-loading allows for controlled directivity, ensuring the high-frequency energy is aimed at the listener for increased focus, dynamics, clarity and detail. Horn technology also facilities high efficiency driver operation with low-distortion, as less electrical power is required to make a louder sound. There is also Wider Dynamic Range, which makes dialogue and vocals much clearer - distinguishing clearly between the loudest and quietest sections of a performance. However, even though there is all this increased performance, the delivery is tuned with a flat frequency response, so the audio track remains exactly as the creator intended.
Cosmetically the 2018 Reference rage also makes a great leap forward, compared to previous designs. There's a new, classicly-styled cabinet made from scratch-resistant black wood grain vinyl, with a thin border edge around the front baffle. The horn structure features a neat "Klipsch Reference" logo, while the IMG spun-copper woofers have injection-moulded trim rings and exposed fasteners for a stylish industrial appeal. The floorstanders also have high-strength injection-moulded feet that angle the speaker back 2° for a look reminiscent of the latest RF-7 III speakers, and all models (excl. subwoofers) feature new magnetic speaker grilles.
If you're aware of the previous Klipsch Reference Base range and are looking for the modern equivalent, use our helpful table below to guide you in your purchase...
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