Klipsch & Panasonic Develop a Killer Sound System for 2025 Ram 1500 Pickup

A ballsy truck deserves a ballsy sound system, which is exactly what the 2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten pickup truck will get when it hits the streets early next year.

In 2020, Klipsch entered into a partnership with Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America to develop Klipsch-branded sound systems for automakers. Today, the collaboration is officially bearing fruit with the announcement of a Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system for the new extended-cab Ram truck.

Klipsch and Panasonic are promising audiophile-quality performance and using 23 purpose-designed speakers, active noise cancellation, and more than 1,200 watts of power to deliver on that promise.

System highlights include 1-inch titanium tweeters, a headliner with four embedded full-range speakers that work in tandem with Panasonic's proprietary DJX 3D Surround algorithm to create an immersive sound experience, and a sealed enclosure concealing a big, bad 12-inch subwoofer to put some rock into the roll.

A 6 x 9-inch midbass driver in each of the cab’s four doors adds punch to the experience, while a trio of equally spaced 3.5-inch coaxial drivers dovetail in three-way fashion with midbass drivers to create a spacious soundstage across the instrument panel. A pair of enclosed 3.5-inch coaxial speakers embedded in the back of the driver and front-passenger seats keep rear-seat occupants sonically engaged.

Metal speaker grilles with dual-etched diamond shaped openings add a touch of rugged elegance that integrates aesthetically with the diamond knurling patterns found throughout the interior of the Tungsten trim.

“This system delivers a refined, high-performance, powerful audio experience and continues our plan to establish the Klipsch brand in multiple market segments," said Paul Jacobs, president and CEO of the Klipsch Premium Audio Group.

The Klipsch Reference Premiere sound system will also be available in the first all-electric Ram model, the Ram 1500 Tungsten REV.

Billy's picture

Let me guess, this truck is loud and obnoxious on the outside (or at least soon will be) and whisper quiet on the inside. Otherwise how can you justify what I assume is a multi thousound dollar option. People don't buy these trucks for sound systems, at least, not the people I know who own them. Just another profit maker for the dealerships. If you are going to pay 100K for some truck that will never haul a load of manure, sure, why not put in a better stereo then I have in my living room. The world has gone crazy. Give me a 20K little pickup with a solid 4 banger and a five speed. There is a reason you can't buy a decent little work truck anymore, it is not because that is not what the public wants, but because the companies have all conspired to sell these monstosities for obscene profit and will make nothing else...and the American public is too dumb not to be lead like sheep.