INDIANAPOLIS (January 3, 2006) - Klipsch has introduced three new bookshelf speakers in its award-winning Reference Series. The latest RB-81, RB-61 and RB-51 replace the RB-75, RB-35, RB-25 and RB-15, while the current RB-10 rounds out the line as the most affordable Reference Series Speaker ever.

These advanced Reference bookshelf models all feature titanium tweeters coupled to new generation square Tractrix® Horns with improved throat geometry and powerful Cerametallic™ aluminum woofers for extended bass response. While Klipsch custom internal wiring ensures the line's high-quality connection, the low-diffraction magnetically attached grilles provide a sleek appearance.

The flagship RB-81 bookshelf speaker employs a high-output 8-inch woofer and a 1-inch compression driver with nine-ounce ceramic magnet motor structure. Available in either a cherry or black woodgrain vinyl finish, it also features bi-wire inputs and a front-firing port for easy installation into custom cabinetry.

The RB-61 has the same high-end content and finish as the RB-81, but comes with a 6.5-inch woofer. The RB-51 utilizes a 5.25-inch woofer and a 1-inch compression driver with a neodymium magnet motor structure. Available in a black woodgrain vinyl finish, the RB-51 also features a single-wire input.

"From the drivers to the cabinets and from the crossovers to the cabling, these new Reference Series bookshelf speakers are designed to deliver maximum performance for years to come," said Jim Garrett, Klipsch director of product marketing.

These models are sold at the following U.S. MSRP pricing: $698 for a pair of RB-81s, $448 for a pair of RB-61s and $348 for a pair of RB-51s. The current RB-10 will continue to retail for $248 a pair.

Klipsch also introduced 17 other speakers in its Reference Series, including five floorstanding models, three center channel speakers, three surround speakers and six powered subwoofers.