Review: Reference Premiere II Speakers vs 2018 Lineup

Review: Reference Premiere II Speakers vs 2018 Lineup

Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022: What's new, what's improved, and what's the difference?

At CES 2022, premium audio titans Klipsch gave us a first look at their brand-new line of Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers that feature a new and improved Tractrix horn, new drivers, and a new understated look with a magnetically attached grille. 

Cleaner Sound and Cleaner Design

The original Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers were the culmination of over half a century of fine-tuning the home theater listening experience. With the new lineup, Klipsch continues to raise the bar with a series of upgrades both aesthetically and in sound quality. Here's a full breakdown of the new series and upgraded features.

Redesigned Tractrix Horn

For starters, the Klipsch Reference Premiere II line redesigned the Tractrix horn shared by every speaker in the range. It keeps the familiar square (90° x 90°) shape but now covers the entire front of the speaker to ensure a cleaner delivery of highs and mids, ensuring a wider listening area and soundstage.

New Midbass Driver

The new line Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers also feature a new midbass driver. Klipsch kept the spun copper Cerametallic cone; the diameter of the cone varies on the various models ranging from 4″ on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-404C II up to 8″ on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F II.

However, the new range now incorporates a new voice coil that is 70% larger and a new structure for the magnetic system. These changes from the previous Reference Premiere range give the Klipsch Reference Premiere 2022 speakers more linear reproduction and improved power handling and allow these speakers to produce cleaner sound with notably less distortion.

Updated Atmos Speaker Terminals

Another new adoption for the 2022 lineup is new and improved aluminum terminals to provide stronger and more reliable connections with any type of wiring. The new bookshelf and floorstanding speakers now feature a double pair of terminals for bi-wiring and bi-amping. Additionally, the Klipsch RP-5000F II and Klipsch RP-6000F II floorstanding speakers now include a third pair of connectors specifically for the Klipsch RP-500SA II Atmos speakers. The connections live on the top rear of the cabinet, making it easy to use the previously implemented design of having the Atmos reflection speakers on top of the floorstanding speakers.

Modern, Minimal, and Clean Design

The aesthetics of the Reference Premiere II line have also seen a slight modification. This new speaker lineup casts away the old grille mounting system and replaces it with a new magnetic system giving the speakers a more refined and subtle look making this line even more beautiful than the last. Plus, these new Klipsch speakers further limit unwanted resonance due to some added reinforcements.

Klipsch RP-5000F II Floorstanding Speaker

$599.00

The RP-5000 F II floorstanding speaker features a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn and new dual 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers. Whether you use these speakers on their own or choose to combine them with any additional speakers from the Reference Premiere II range, the Klipsch RP-5000F II can quickly take movie nights from a living room to an in-home theatrical experience. 

RP-5000F II Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker - Each

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Dual aluminum binding posts / bi-wire/ bi-amp with Dolby Atmos® passthrough 
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via dual chamber rear-firing Tractrix® Ports
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.15" x 36.10" x 14.75"
  • Weight: 38.6lb
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-6000F II Floorstanding Speaker

$749.00

The RP-6000F II floorstanding speakers feature a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn and dual 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofers to give the new range of these speakers better power handling with notably less distortion. You can use these speakers on their own or choose to combine them with any other speakers from the Reference Premiere II line, and you'll see instantly how the Klipsch RP-6000F II creates a next-level in-home theatrical experience. 

RP-6000F II Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker - Each

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via dual chamber rear-firing Tractrix® Ports
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Dimensions Per Speaker (W x H x D): 9.29" x 39.60" x 17.57"
  • Weight Per Speaker: 49.4lbs
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut 


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Klipsch RP-8000F II Floorstanding Speaker

$899.00

The updated RP-8000F II floorstanding speaker features a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn with dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers and cast aluminum feet minimize contact with the floor to preserve tighter and more detailed low end. With dual aluminum binding posts for bi-wiring/bi-amping, you can use these speakers on their own or paired with any other speakers from the Reference Premiere II line and turn your living room into a true theatrical experience. 

RP-8000F II Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker - Each

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Dual aluminum binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp with Dolby Atmos® passthrough
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via dual chamber rear-firing Tractrix® Ports
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Dimensions per speaker (W x H x D): 10.84" x 43.10" x 18.25"
  • Weight: 61.4lb
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Klipsch RP-8060FA II Floorstanding Speaker (with built-in Atmos driver)

$1,499.00

Similar to the RP-8000F II, but a step up. The RP-8060FA II floorstanding speaker comes standard with Klipsch's proprietary speaker technology guaranteed to deliver an immersive 360-degree Dolby Atmos listening experience using a high-performance 6.5" 2-way up-firing integrated speaker. The new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn ensures cleaner mids and highs while Dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers. The speakers also have cast aluminum feet minimize contact with the floor to produce a tighter low end and a magnetic grille for a clean and understated aesthetic.

RP-8060FA II Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker with Dolby Atmos - Each

  • Main Channel 
    • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
    • Dual 8" Cerametallic Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
    • Dual aluminum binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
    • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
    • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via dual-chamber rear-firing Tractrix® Ports
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 10.84" x 43.11" x 20.80"
    • Weight: 75.7lbs
    • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
  • Height Channel
    • 1" titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Tractrix Horn
    • 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofer
    • Frequency Response: Conforms to Dolby Atmos Specifications
    • Sensitivity: Conforms to Dolby Atmos Specifications
    • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
    • Enclosure Material: MDF
    • Enclosure Type: Acoustic Suspension
    • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
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Klipsch RP-500M II Bookshelf Speakers

$599.00

For big sound in a small space, look no further than the Klipsch RP-500M II Bookshelf Speakers. The new line comes equipped with a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn, a 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofer, and rear-firing Tractrix port.Whether you use these speakers on their own or choose to combine them with any additional speakers from the Reference Premiere II range, the Klipsch RP-500M II can quickly take movie nights from a living room to an in-home theatrical experience. 

RP-500M II Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofer with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.81" x  13.56" x 10.65"
  • Weight: 13.1lb
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-600M II Bookshelf Speakers

$749.00

The Klipsch RP-600M II Bookshelf Speakers boast a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horn, a 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofer, and a rear-firing Tractrix port. Available in either Ebony or Walnut, the updated scratch-resistant cabinet has a clean and understated aesthetic. Whether you use these speakers on their own or choose to combine them with any additional speakers from the Reference Premiere II range, the Klipsch RP-600M II can quickly take movie nights from a living room to an in-home theatrical experience. 

RP-600M II Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofer with Faraday rings
  • Dual aluminum binding posts/bi-wire/bi-amp
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Product Dimensions (W x H x D) (per speaker): 7.95" x 15.75" x 13.00"
  • Weight (per speaker): 18.1 lb
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-500C II Center Channel Speaker

$499.00

Let me introduce you to the RP-500C Center Channel Speaker. Klipsch took their 70+ years of innovation, their new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horns, 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers, and rear-firing Tractrix ports to give the new range of these speakers cleaner mids and highs and better power handling with less distortion. Pairing seamlessly with the other speakers in the line aesthetically and sonically, the Klipsch RP-500C II creates a truly immersive cinematic experience in any room. 

RP-500C II Reference Premiere Center Channel Speaker

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 5.25" Cerametallic™ Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 19.34" x 6.87" x 10.58"
  • Weight: 18.3 lbs
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-404C II Center Channel Speaker

$599.00

In the RP-404C II Klipsch added their new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horns, 4" Cerametallic Cone Woofers, and rear-firing Tractrix ports to give the new range of these speakers cleaner mids and highs, better power handling, and an unwavering low end. Pairing seamlessly with the other speakers in the line aesthetically and sonically, the RP-404C II creates a truly immersive cinematic experience in any room. 

RP-404C II Reference Premiere Center Channel Speaker

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Quad 4" Cerametallic™ Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 26.85" x 5.72" x 6.47"
  • Weight: 20.3 lbs 
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-504C II Center Channel Speaker

$799.00

The RP-504Cincludes a new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horns, 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers, and rear-firing Tractrix ports. Pairing seamlessly with the other speakers in the Reference Premiere II line aesthetically and sonically, the Klipsch RP-504C II turns any room into an immersive cinematic experience. 

RP-504C II Reference Premiere Center Channel Speaker

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Quad 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 32.06" x 6.87" x 15.08"
  • Weight: 36.3lbs
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-500SA II Dolby Atmos Speakers

$699.00

The RP-500SA II speakers are up-firing speakers using Dolby Atmos technology. At the flip of a switch, these speakers can go from height speakers to rear surround models using the new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horns and 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers. They pair perfectly with other speakers in the Reference Premiere II line aesthetically and sonically.

RP-500SA II Reference Premiere Dolby Atmos Speaker - Pair

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofer with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single Binding Posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 6.81" x 8.53" x 12.60" 
  • Weight: 9.6 lbs
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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Klipsch RP-502S II Surround Speakers

$899.00

The Klipsch RP-502S II surround speakers deliver an-encompassing surround sound experience.taking full advantage of new 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix Horns and dual 5.25" Cerametallic Cone Woofers.

RP-502S II Reference Premiere Surround Speakers - Pair

  • 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 5.25" Cerametallic Woofers with Faraday rings
  • Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms Compatible
  • Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.94" x 14.15" x 7.63"
  • Weight: 16.7lb
  • Finish: Ebony, Walnut
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