At CES, Klipsch showed off its new Reference Premiere Wireless speaker system, a WiSA-compliant wireless speaker system that includes one floorstanding model (RP-440WF), one bookshelf monitor (RP-140WM), one center channel (RP-440WC), and one subwoofer (RP-110WSW). Sources are connected to the RP-HUB1 hub, which wirelessly distributes the appropriate signal to each speaker. The Reference Premiere Wireless speakers will be available in the third quarter of 2015. [Editor's note, 1/28/15: We previously showed a photo of the non-wireless version of this system and have now updated to the correct photo.]
Klipsch announces the debut of its Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers. As a founding member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA) Association, the system represents the next step in high performance, consumer-friendly home theater, utilizing the WiSA compliance test specification.
The wireless system consists of tower speakers RP-440WF, monitor speakers RP-140WM, and a center-channel speaker RP-440WC that features a two-way design and utilizes the same driver and horn technology as the brand's debuting Reference Premiere series. The system's RP-110WSW subwoofer is also modeled directly after the new Reference Premiere RP-110SW subwoofer, but offers the added convenience of WiSA wireless connectivity.
The "brain" of the wireless Klipsch system is the RP-HUB1 smart distribution hub that allows for simple connection to up to four HDMI-equipped devices, digital optical, analog and Bluetooth wireless technology, including the high resolution aptX codec. The hub processes multi-channel inputs and distributes them wirelessly with transmission of up to 24-bit/96-kHz. The system is also expandable over time, allowing configurations from 2.0 all the way to 7.2 channels.
Each individually powered speaker enables Klipsch engineers to control the signal path all the way from the source to the speaker, representing the most efficient way to extract every ounce of performance out of each speaker. Additional benefits of the Klipsch Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers include:
• Simple and intuitive out-of-box setup
• High-definition wireless connectivity (no speaker wires to run)
• Precision-engineered electronics systems designed specifically for each component
• Reference Premiere acoustic technologies
The Reference Premiere Wireless Home Theater speakers will be available for purchase in the third quarter of 2015.
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