INDIANAPOLIS (May 13, 2003) – In response to customer demand for speakers that fit almost anywhere while still delivering excellent sound, Klipsch Audio Technologies has developed three new compact speakers for its best-selling Reference Series line.

The RSX-4 and RSX-5 monitors and the RCX-4 center channel combine performance, style and functionality for users who are seeking dynamic sound and an elegant appearance, but require small, unobtrusive speakers for their home entertainment systems.

The new Reference Satellite speakers were designed for versatility, allowing consumers to create home theater configurations that meet the specific needs of their listening areas. Both monitors and the center channel have integrated pedestal stands with ball joints that allow them to be adjusted in almost any direction by simply using the provided allen wrench. Keyholes are provided on the underside of the stand base for no-hassle wall mounting. Grilles magnetically snap into place over the cast-aluminum front baffles, while sturdy five-way binding posts ensure secure connection to any type of cable. The new Klipsch RW subwoofers complete these Reference Satellite configurations by adding high-impact, deep bass.

“The Reference Satellites have been designed to handle multiple installation applications with confidence that you’re not trading off sound for style and convenience,” said Paul Jacobs, COO of the Klipsch Worldwide Products Group. “The Reference Satellites are Reference-quality speakers utilizing Reference-quality components, which were designed by our Reference engineering team.”

All Reference Satellites are two-way, magnetically shielded speakers that use 1-inch titanium-dome compression drivers coupled to Klipsch’s new round MicroTractrix® Horns for maximum clarity and efficiency. The RSX-4 and RSX-5 employ 4- and 5.25-inch woofers, respectively, while the RCX-4 has a pair of the 4-inch drivers flanking its MicroTractrix® horn.

The woofers are long-throw units powered by unique neodymium motor structures. The Cerametallic™ cones are lightweight with excellent rigidity, which dramatically reduces any resonance. As a result, the Reference Satellites are capable of robust bass extending low enough for comfortable operation with today’s built-in A/V preamp/processor and receiver crossovers.

“Our new Reference Satellites are real problem solvers,” said Jacobs. “A/V specialists are receiving great pressure to meet market demand for compact-sized audio solutions and Klipsch Reference Satellites are the high-performance, high-style answer.”

As with all Reference Series models, these satellites feature high-quality network components and internal wiring.

The Reference Satellites are packaged individually for mix-and-match simplicity and will be available this summer at MSRPs of $150 for the RSX-4 monitor, $200 for the RSX-5monitor, and $250 for the RCX-4 center channel.

These satellites are also available in home theater packages. The Cinema 8 package features four RSX-4s, one RCX-4 and one RPW-10 at an MSRP of $1,194. The Cinema 10 package features four RSX-5s, one RCX-4 and one RW-10d at an MSRP of $1,554.