Klipsch® Adds Three Discreet LCR Speakers to In-Wall Portfolio

INDIANAPOLIS (May 27, 2008) — This month, Klipsch added three new LCR (left, center, right) speakers to its popular in-wall product portfolio. The R-2502-W, R-5502-W and KL-6502-THX—which follow a good, better, best scenario respectively—round out the company’s architectural lineup with great sound, maximum installation flexibility and reliability.

According to Mark Casavant, vice president of product development for Klipsch architectural, Klipsch has always been about developing premium sound solutions for every lifestyle, application and budget, and these three new models help continue that philosophy. “From the entry-level R-2502-W to the more advanced THX® Select2-certified KL-6502-THX, these in-wall speakers deliver the company’s classic power, detail and emotion without taking up any valuable floor space,” he concluded.

Before describing what differentiates these LCR speakers from one another, it’s important to highlight their similarities. The R-2502-W, R-5502-W and KL-6502-THX are all horn-loaded, which means they generate flat in-room frequency response with high efficiency and low distortion. Each model also utilizes a precision-voiced crossover network to ensure that the high and low frequencies are faithfully reproduced. Furthermore, these in-wall designs consistently deliver lifelike sound, whether they are installed horizontally or vertically. They feature all-new sure-grip mounting dogs that provide even pressure against drywall for long-term installation reliability, while their paintable grilles blend in perfectly with any décor.

A value-priced option, the R-2502-W employs dual 5.25-inch polymer woofer cones for accurate sound with dynamic detail, while a 1-inch silk dome tweeter mated to a symmetrical pattern 90-degree by 90-degree conical horn produces more output using less energy. The speaker also includes IR receiver knockout holes for the discreet integration of infrared control systems. The R-2502-W is timbre matched to all of the company’s 2000 Series architectural products, so installers can create a variety of affordable stereo or home theater systems for their clients.

Next up, the R-5502-W employs dual 5.25-inch Cerametallic woofer cones for fast, accurate bass reproduction. These stiff, well-damped drivers feature specially treated aluminum that has been electrochemically transformed into ceramic on both outer surfaces. This ceramic compound allows the woofers to move at high speeds without blurring the sound. A 1-inch titanium tweeter mated to a pivoting square 90-degree by 90-degree Tractrix® Horn generates crisp, clear highs and perfect soundstage imaging. Bass and treble switches with custom EQ settings let installers tailor the speaker to its environment, while IR receiver knockout holes allow for the discreet integration of infrared control systems. The R-5502-W is timbre matched to all of the company’s 5000 Series architectural products, so installers can create a variety of stereo or home theater systems for their clients.

The advanced KL-6502-THX delivers effortless dynamic range and brings superior sound to larger areas, thanks to its highly regarded THX® Select2 certification. It employs dual 5.25-inch woven fiberglass woofers for amazingly accurate sound, as well as a 1-inch titanium tweeter mated to an exclusive 90-degree by 90-degree square Tractrix® Horn for thrilling, realistic performances. The KL-6502-THX is timbre matched to all of the company’s THX-certified products, so installers can mix and match to create an unbeatable stereo or home theater system for their clients.

Available for purchase through the residential contracting market, the R-2502-W, R-5502-W and KL-6502-THX are sold individually and carry a U.S. MSRP of $300, $400 and $500 respectively.