New Loudspeakers for Sound Reinforcement Use from Klipsch

June 25 2015, 03:00
As one of the first US loudspeaker companies, founded by Paul W. Klipsch in 1946, the brand’s diverse commercial product portfolio encompasses professional cinema, permanent installation, and distributed audio solutions. The Klipsch Group is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of VOXX International Corp.

At the InfoComm 2015 show, Klipsch announced the launch of its KI Series II permanent installation speakers. The updated series includes seven new speaker models (KI-102-II, KI-102-T-II, KI-172-II, KI-262-II, KI-272-II, KI-362-II, KI-396-II) and two subwoofers (KI-115-II, KI-215-II) made for the sound reinforcement market. 

The KI Series II permanent installation speakers address the specific needs and performance standards of the sound reinforcement industry. The new speakers offer a high level of operational convenience and versatility and all deliver high continuous SPL levels. Each speaker is available in three finishes – black, white, and a stainable raw, and all nine models, including the subwoofers, have integrated fly-points to suspend them overhead. In addition, they have new inputs and have undergone cosmetic improvements.

The KI-102-II, KI-172-II, KI-262-II and KI-272-II speaker models specifically now have updated high-quality, heavy-duty drivers and larger voice coils for increased power handling and higher sensitivity. The KI-102-T-II (70 V version) employs the same high-quality components as the KI-102-II with a heavy-duty 60 W transformer.

All KI models use Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Horn technology, which provides unrivaled low-distortion clarity and detail while long-throw woofers produce powerful low frequency response. Because of Klipsch’s expertise in efficient speaker design, the KI Series II permanent installation speakers are able to provide maximum output with minimum wattage. 

The addition of ellipses or “Mumps” molded into calculated areas of the Tractrix Horn on the KI-102-II, KI-102-T-II, KI-172-II, KI-362-II and KI-396-II models further enhance coverage across the dispersion area of the horn. 

The updated series is specified for virtually all permanent sound reinforcement installations and production environments including theaters, houses of worship, school auditoriums, restaurants and nightclubs.

At the InfoComm 2015 show, Klipsch was also showing its complete range of distributed audio systems, including outdoor speakers, the Compact Performance Series of 70/100 volt speakers and commercial ceiling speakers. 
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