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August 18, 2014

Klipsch Makes a Comeback

Article by Dick Tan

 

Wo Kee Hong Electronic”s Kenny Sea seen here with the Klipsch RF-52 in multichannel configuration

 

One of the most significant news to emerge from the KL International AV Show 2014 was the announcement by industry stalwart, Wo Kee Hong Electronics that it has been appointed the new distibutor for the iconic Klipsch range of speaker systems in Malaysia.

 

Most audiophiles will instantly recognise this incomparably enduring American speaker legend founded almost 70 years ago by Paul W. Klipsch, a highly regarded and foremost authority on horn speaker technology.

 

The older and more fortunate among us would have encounter and perhaps own legendary Klipsch speakers such as the LA Scala, Klipschorn and Cornwall. All  large, heavy, superbly built speaker with one thing in common – they all feature the horn design, known  for  its  exceptional efficiency, powerful audio delivery and minimal distortion.

 

All hi-fi and home theatre  Klipsch speakers today, allowing for modern design requirements, are built very much in the same  manner.

 

According to Kenny Sea of Wo Kee Hong Electronics, who are also the distributor for the equally iconic range of Marantz AV products the Klipsch speaker range presents a perfect match.

 

Says Sea, “The ideal match I am referring to is not only cosmetic and electrical, of which they are, but also from a standpoint that both brands are revered and respected members of American audio development beginning in the early 1950s that played such a huge part in influencing audio design the world over.   As such we are proud and deeply honoured to be entrusted with the task of bringing about a new level of awareness to this most  American of American audio icon ! ”

 

For those who are interested, Sea says that Wo Kee Hong Electronics will be  fielding the  well received mid level Klipsch Reference Series with at least five base models to choose from, the RF-7, RF-82, RF-62. RF-52 and the RF-42.

 

Klipsch”s current “Numero Uno” range, the Palladium P-39F in muiltchannel configuration intended for those who demand the best

 

Price from the Reference Series range from RM3,080 to RM16,630 per pair available in traditional two channel stereo or multichannel home theatre configuration with matching surrounds, centers and subwoofers.

 

While on the subject of active subwoofers, another Klipsch specialty, the company offers a comprehensive range of 5 models ranging from dual cone 8″ to 12″ models driven by powerful  BASH digital hybrid amplifiers capable of producing from 200 watts to 500 watts to reproduce low, powerful bass frequencies of down to 22 hertz.

 

For those where money is no object there is the Palladium P-39F in either stereo pair or in multichannel configuration.

 

Sea added that in time, Wo Kee Hong Electronics intend to include in its inventory a complete range of soundbars, in-wall and active subwoofers that will meet just about every spectrum of price range and performance requirements.

 

For more details contact : 

Wo Kee Hong Electronics Sdn Bhd.

Tel: 03-79548088

Mobile: 0193395186

 

Article by Dick Tan