INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2005) - With similar depth and styling to popular plasma and LCD televisions, the award-winning Klipsch Reference Series RVX-42 and RVX-54 speakers are designed to be high-performance audio solutions for this growing consumer electronics segment. While the RVX-42 was voted the best on-wall speaker for less than $1,000 per pair at EHX Fall 2004, the RVX-54 floorstander snared a CES Innovations Award for being one of the best designed and engineered audio products for 2005.

The RVX-42 and RVX-54 both have enclosures that are single-piece aluminum extrusions and use 1-inch titanium-dome compression drivers mated to round Tractrix® Horns for maximum clarity and efficiency. The RVX-42 employs dual 4-inch aluminum woofers, while the RVX-54 has four active 5.25-inch aluminum woofers.

The RVX-42 perfectly complements 42-inch plasma and LCD screens. It also features keyhole mounts (sized to fit a single-gang electrical box), plus dual 3/8"-20 threaded inserts for popular wall mounts. There are two insert locations on the RVX-42 where the included pedestal base can be positioned - one in the center and one on the bottom so the loudspeaker can either serve as a center channel or bookshelf. Another key feature is a bass compensation switch that tailors the speaker's crossover network for maximum performance whether placed on-wall or off-wall.

Both RVX models are available in the same black or silver finishes as the Klipsch Reference Satellites so that they can be combined to create complete systems. For example, consumers can design a 5.1-channel surround sound system using a pair of RVX-54 main channels, a pair of Reference Satellite RSX-5s for surrounds, an RVX-42 for a center channel and a Reference Series RW-12d subwoofer.

The Klipsch Reference Series RVX speakers are packaged individually for mix-and-match simplicity. The RVX-54 has a U.S. MSRP of $799 each and the RVX-42 has a U.S. MSRP of $449 each.