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Info on the New Pro Speakers?

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Press Release Dated 24 MAR 14, is ALL I have been able to find on the KPT-8000-M/8060-H, KPT-1200-M/1260-H/1200-VBM

Anyone found some more info???

Thanks

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We just put up the product page for the KPT-8000M yesterday

http://www.klipsch.com/kpt-8000m

That's all I can tell you at this time. Not sure when the other products are being posted.

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Thanks!

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I like how they look. They have a reference feel to them imo.

I wonder why they dont add a key hole to mount them.

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I want I want I want, I wonder how much they would cost, they are all so suitable for ceiling mount for today's multi-channel sound.

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http://www.klipsch.com/pressreleases/cinema-surrounds-press-release

Klipsch Launches New Cinema Surround Speakers at CinemaCon 2014

KPT-1200-M_635314308905498000_medium.jpgINDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2014)Klipsch, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, today unveils five new professional cinema surround speakers at CinemaCon 2014 in Las Vegas. Including two 8-inch woofer models (KPT-8000-M and KPT-8060-H) and three 12-inch woofer designs (KPT-1200-M, KPT 1260-H and KPT-1200-VBM), these high-aesthetic, molded-cabinet models present a contemporary look that blends perfectly into today’s modern cinemas.

“With the rising desire for increased aesthetics in speakers visible to the audience, it is important that we continue to deliver our premium sound quality with attractive and elegant products,” said Rob Standley, regional vice president of Klipsch commercial sales. “As a well-known brand in the minds of theater operators around the world, our new cinema surround speakers once again prove our unwavering dedication to remain innovative and deliver lifelike audio experiences designed to let audiences experience all the emotions the artists intended.”

Designed for flexible ceiling or side-wall placements, the new range of models include solutions that are perfect for everything from small, budget-conscious venues to grand auditoriums. Like all Klipsch surround speakers, the new speakers perfectly timbre-match Klipsch behind-screen systems for a seamless, immersive presentation. For placement flexibility, all models incorporate 8-degree or 15-degree angles with threaded inserts to accommodate optional Klipsch or industry standard brackets.

Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix® Horn technology provides critical low-distortion clarity with high-efficiency for maximum output per watt. The addition of elliptical inserts, or “mumps”, into the horns enhance coverage across the full dispersion area of the horn. Depending on the model, either a 90-degree by 60-degree or a 100-degree by 100-degree dispersion pattern provides multiple options in covering a wide range of auditorium sizes with immersive sound.

Additionally, the KPT-1200-VBM incorporates Klipsch’s Virtual Boundary Array Technology (VBAT) using a pair of skewed horns that cover 140-degrees horizontally with a tight 60-degree vertical pattern that flawlessly delivers broad sounds with detailed surround information. Enabled with a wide pattern, the VBAT technology takes full advantage of advanced, digital sound formats.

The five new Klipsch professional cinema surround speakers debuting at CinemaCon 2014 will be available for purchase in May. For more information on the Klipsch brand and its product offering, visit Klipsch.com.

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wow... nice.

didnt someone here just buy last gen Pro surrounds for there home just a couple weeks ago?

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I like how they look. They have a reference feel to them imo.

I wonder why they dont add a key hole to mount them.

yours look better... :D

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We just put up the product page for the KPT-8000M yesterday

http://www.klipsch.com/kpt-8000m

That's all I can tell you at this time. Not sure when the other products are being posted.

can we still buy the older version of this? The kpt-8001? And 1201?

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I have to say that I'm glad Klipsch is continuing to invest in the pro division products. The credibility of the Klipsch home AV products currently comes from Klipsch's pro cinema presence, not just from Paul's legacy.

The only question I'd have as a marketer is how to make sure that the customer in a commercial cinema knows they're listening to Klipsch. The surround speakers are typically the only visible part of a cinema audio system, so focusing on improving their looks and making them look distinctive is a good start. Perhaps also including a decorative wall placard for free to cinema installers using Klipsch products would be helpful in making sure the Klipsch name is visible somewhere in the cinema. I'm sure that residential owners of the more serious Klipsch pro products would also love to be able to buy a Klipsch placard for their own Klipsch-equipped home theaters.

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woo hoo..

first

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Whats the difference, I say we have a look.

http://www.klipsch.com/kpt-8060h/details

http://www.klipsch.com/kpt-8000m/details

Looks like different hf horns.

Lf driver in one is k-8-st, and the other is k-81-st

I all so noticed they put the woofer on the bottom as opposed to the older cinema surround speakers which is on top.

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and dispersion pattern

KPT-8000M-Angle_635417094964528000_mediuKPT-8060H-Angle_635435211100310000_mediu

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So the bigger 1200 has the bigger horn driver. But the smaller horn. That seems backwards? What I'm I missing?

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It looks like the horn size is directly tied to the angle of the walls needed to maintain a certain coverage pattern, not LF cutoff. A larger horn will have a lower LF cutoff, but they probably aren't trying to get the horns to play lower to meet the midwoofers they are using, since the midwoofer cones look pretty light and probably capable of decent midrange extension. So the 12" model just has the 90 x 90 coverage pattern.

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Plastic cabinet probably made overseas. Pro was one of the last products completely manufactured in Hope.

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Horns aside, the drivers are incredibly different. K103 Ti is the same HF driver used as the tweeter in the CW III. The KPT12xx models utilize the K70G which is a massive pro magnet structure and diaphragm. No contest.

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