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Klipsch Reference RVX-54 Home Theater Speaker System

“This speaker system from Klipsch puts together several models from their Reference Series with similar or identical drivers, and makes for a floorstanding front pair, with compact surrounds and a matching centre channel, along with a quite compact subwoofer. They’re designed to match the new generation of flat screen video displays, including, plasma, DLP and LCD rear projection, and other variants of compact, less deep monitors…”

Klipsch Reference 5 Home Theater Speaker System

Klipsch Reference 5 Satellite

“In many HT systems there’s a lot to talk about in the satellites and centre, and that’s certainly true with the other systems in this issue. And it’s not that there isn’t that much to say about them here, it’s just that the Klipsch RSW-10D subwoofer has so many talking points in its technology, call it tweak-nology, if you like, but more on this below…”

Klipsch Reference RB-3 Loudspeaker

Klipsch RB-3

“Klipsch has a new baby in the RB-3, their newest and smallest model in the Reference range. It’s a two-way, with their “Titanium dome compression driver tweeter with a 5″ (12.7cm) square 90 x 60 degree Tractrix Horn and one 6.5″ (16.5cm) magnetically shielded, aluminum cone woofer” (this comes from their excellent, if slow loading, website, with its socko animated GIF graphics). The woofer has a “Cerametallic” cone and cast polymer frame…”

Klipsch Reference RB 5 Loudspeaker

Klipsch RB5

“The baby of the Klipsch Reference series, the RB-5 is a quite compact bookshelf model that uses an 8″ aluminum-coned woofer with Tractrix-horn-loaded titanium tweeter crossed over at 1950 Hz in a rear-ported enclosure. The cabinet is made of MDF, and comes in various wood veneers: mahogany, medium oak, and black oak. The review pair was in the mahogany, and a very nice finish it was, with a subtle sheen that can be seen in the photo opposite….”

Klipch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Loudspeaker System

Klipsch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Speaker System

“The company doesn’t advertise it as such, but this new Klipsch system could be called home-theater-in-a-box, actually two boxes including the subwoofer. The Quintet consists of 4 identical satellite speakers that are tiny, with integral mini-stands that allow angling up or down, and a slightly larger d’Appolito-style centre channel…”

Kplipsch KSP-300 Loudspeaker

Klipsch KSP 300 Loudspeaker

“As part of the Synergy Series and the Premiere group of speakers, the Klipsch KSP-300 seems a little over identified, sort of like all those women going around with three names in the wake (and some wake, too) of Hilary Rodham Clinton (reminds me of Hickory Dickory Dock; I guess Monica’s problem is that she doesn’t have a middle name). Anyway, before I slide off into total irrelevance while hardly into this review at all, I should note that Klipsch’s Canadian distributor, Evolution Audio’s Saxe Brickendon..”


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