Klipsch Icon W 5.1 Speaker System

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Introduction

The Klipsch Icon W system here is based on the compact Icon WB-14 satellites and the Icon WC-24 center speaker. These 2-way speakers have newly designed horn tweeters and woven fiberglass woofers.
I opted to review this system with the larger (10") matching XW-500d subwoofer. This 500-watt powered sub has some unique design characteristics which I will describe on the next page. The whole 5.1 system is available at an affordable MSRP of $2,696.

Specifications

  • WB-14 Mains and Surrounds
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Titanium Compression Driver with 3.75" Tractix Horn, One 4.5" Fiberglas Woofer
  • MFR: 82 Hz - 23 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz
  • Power Handling: 40 W Continuous / 200 W peak
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 100 W
  • Dimensions: 11" H x 6.5" W x 6.5" D
  • Weight: 10 Pounds/each
  • Finishes: Furniture Grade Wood Veneer available in Cabernet and Espresso
  • MSRP: $599/pair USA
  • WC-24 Center Channel Speaker
  • Design: Two-way, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1" Titanium Compression Driver with 3.75" Tractix Horn, Two 4.5" Fiberglas Woofers
  • MFR: 85 Hz - 23 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: 94.5 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Power Handling: 90 W Continuous, 300 W Peak
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 100 W
  • Sensitivity: 94.5dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 2,500Hz
  • Dimensions: 6.5" H x 18" W x 6.5" D
  • Weight: 11 Pounds
  • Finishes: Furniture Grade Wood Veneer available in Cabernet and Espresso
  • MSRP: $499/each
  • XW-500d Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: One 10" Fiberglas, Front-firing
  • MFR: 21 Hz - 120 Hz ± 3 dB
  • Amplifier Power: 500 Watts RMS, 1,200 Watts Peak
  • Maximum Acoustic Output: 110 dB @ 30 Hz 1/8 Space, 1 Meter
  • Inputs: L/R Line-level RCA jacks
  • Outputs: None
  • Dimensions: 14" H x 13.25" W x 17.5" D
  • Weight: 48 Pounds
  • Features: DCS Control and Feature Set with Three System Presets
  • Finishes: Black Vinyl w/ High-gloss Black Accents
  • MSRP: $999 USA
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