June 06, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Klipsch is staying classy with its new Icon W release.
The company just announced these classic beauties, which feature furniture-grade wood veneer cabinets, in espresso and cabernet finishes. That’s nice for the outside, but on the inside, it’s a very contemporary piece.
All-new horn engineering allows the company to put full-bodied sound in a slimmer box. Each one features Klipsch’s XT Tractrix Horn-loaded technology, promising high-output and low-distortion sound.
“When this project began, our goal was simple: to create a new family of products that will bring the Klipsch mantra—power, detail and emotion—to a new generation of audio enthusiasts who demand aesthetically pleasing products that still deliver outstanding sonic performance,” says Tony Ostrom, Klipsch’s director of product marketing.
Five models are available: the WF-35 ($1,499) and WF-34 ($1,199) floorstanding speakers, the WB-14 bookshelf speaker ($599), the WC-24 ($499) center channel and the WS-24 ($749) surround speaker.
The WF-35 and WF-34 each have 5.25- and 4.5-inch fiberglass cone woofers and a 1-inch titanium tweeter. The WB-14 uses one 4.5-inch fiberglass cone woofer, while the WC-24 center channel and WS-24 surround have two. All have 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression drivers.
With exception to the center channel, all models will be sold by the pair starting this month.
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