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Klipsch Revamps Synergy Series Home Theater Speakers

Taking a break from earbuds and iPod docks, Klipsch returned to its bread and butter on Tuesday with a refresh for its Synergy line of home theater speakers. A total of eight speakers received updates including new crossovers, improved tweeters, and a more modern look.

Not surprisingly, the new Synergy speakers retain Klipsch’s famed horn technology, but they’ll take yet another step forward with the adoption of Tractrix Horns. The new design uses Linear Travel Suspension technology and aluminum diaphragms to allegedly minimize distortion and improve clarity.

Surround models feature Klipsch’s Wide Dispersion Surround Technology for more freedom in placement, and all loudspeakers use rigid IMG woofer cones.

Outside, the speakers retain their dark wood finish but get even darker grille clothe to match the latest crop of flat-screen HDTVs.

The line includes three floorstanding speakers (F-30, F-20 and F10), two surround speakers (S-20 and S-10), two center channels (C-20 and C-10) and one bookshelf (B-20). True to their mid-level premise, prices range from $199 to $998.

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