Klipsch's speakers are already being used in commercial Dolby Atmos-enabled theaters. Now the brand is bringing its Atmos prowess to the home theater, as it has unveiled its Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos-enabled home theater speakers.
Dolby Atmos is "object-based sound" that enhances surround sound with overhead audio for a truly immersive experience.
Klipsch said its Tractrix Horn technology "allows the speakers to meet the directivity and sensitivity specifications that Dolby requires for Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers." Klipsch claims its two-way speaker and horn loaded design is unique in the Dolby Atmos universe.
The series consists of three models. The all-in-one RP-280FA tower speaker ($2,400/pair) features an integrated height channel that reflects sound off the ceiling for overhead sound. The RP-140SA ($500/pair) adds the Dolby Atmos "elevation channel" effect to any existing home theater speaker system. Finally, there's the RP-450CA center channel speaker ($850), which features a two-way design. The speakers can be paired with any Klipsch Reference subwoofer.
"The RP-280FA and RP-450CA are available in a walnut or black handcrafted real wood veneer, while the RP-140SA is available in a brushed black polymer veneer finish," said the company in a release. "Removable cloth-woven grilles attach magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to discrete performance piece.
More tech talk from the release:
Consistent with the Reference Premiere line, these speakers feature proprietary 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix® Horn technology coupled with Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeters to produce the most effective release of sound waves for clean, natural listening experiences. The LTS tweeters have been a hallmark in the previous Reference generations and ensure minimized distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. Reference Premiere speakers fully embody the ideals of Klipsch design philosophy: low distortion, high efficiency, flat frequency response, broad dynamic range and controlled directivity.