Klipsch Intros Small Aperture Architectural Speakers

Klipsch today introduced a line of small aperture custom-installation speakers that deliver sound in a form factor that all but disappears.

The Professional Series Reference Small Aperture series comprises the Pro-14RC in-ceiling model ($299) designed to size match recessed lighting and two in-wall models: the Pro-14RW 4-inch speaker ($299) and Pro-24-RW-LCR dual 4-inch left/center/right (LCR) speaker ($349).

Klipsch’s Tractrix horn-loaded aluminum-dome tweeters, paired with injection-molded-graphite (IMG) woofers, are said to provide controlled directivity of high frequencies for a more detailed and dynamic presentation with the company’s hallmark efficiency.

The speakers are equipped with a patent pending installation system called Sky Hook by Swarm that is self-adjusting and can be installed without tools, dramatically reducing installation time. The procedure goes something like this: You cut a hole, attach wires and when you press the speaker into the hole, the mount automatically adapts to the surface thickness with a preset clamping force that aims to eliminate the possibility of cracking drywall or breaking the dog leg that holds the speaker in place.

Paintable, bezel-free grilles help the speakers blend into any environment, and the Pro-14RC in-ceiling speaker offers the choice of a round or square grille.

To bolster the small aperture speakers, Klipsch offers the Professional Series Pro-800SW in-ceiling subwoofer ($599), featuring an 8-inch dual-voice-coil Cerametallic woofer in a bandpass enclosure that vents via a flexible port tube with a 4.25-inch opening to maintain the installation’s stealth look. The subwoofer can also be installed in the floor using an optional 4 x 10-inch vent kit. Custom EQ presets are said to optimize bass performance and the system can be controlled over IP by Control4, Crestron, and RTI systems.

For more information, visit klipsch.com.

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