The Good All of the Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers feature horn-loaded titanium tweeters and copper-toned cerametallic woofers. These speakers are unusually efficient, so they can make a big sound with even modestly powered receivers. They're decently priced compared with the competition.
The Bad The speakers and sub have a big and bulky design. The system is lopsided in terms of cost as the bipole surrounds are the most expensive part.
The Bottom Line The Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers and subwoofer deliver maximum home theater dynamics and power with ease, and sound great with music, too.
Rock and roll in the surround
As one of the biggest names in American home theater, Klipsch created some high expectations when it released something called the Reference Premiere system. It turns out this system is more than worthy of the new name.
With new cosmetics and a completely redesigned tweeter horn -- Klipsh's signature driver -- the company's latest speakers are both striking-looking and accomplished performers.
When we reviewed the Premieres' forebears, the, we loved their dynamics but found them occasionally too brash and less refined, especially with classical music. The Reference Premiers kept their composure even at volume, and sounded at home with all types of material.
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