Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500M Bookshelf Speakers (Pair)

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: 

  • The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn technology exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion.
  • Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-500M bookshelf speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: 

  • The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters.
  • A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction.
  • Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound.
  • A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: 
  • This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics.
  • The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound.
  • Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

5.25" Cerametallic Woofer: 

  • The RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a 5.25" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofer.
  • Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency.
  • The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity.
  • The 5.25" woofer is housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: 

  • The rear Tractrix port of the RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.
  • Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port.
  • Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.

MDF Cabinet: 

  • The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor.
  • The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy.
  • The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: 

  • The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent.
  • This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Binding Posts: 

  • The Klipsch Reference Premiere series bookshelf speaker is fitted with sturdy  binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors.
  • The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).
  • Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

Mounting Options: 

  • The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat surface.
  • It can also be wall-mounted using the integrated keyhole slot.

Rubber Feet: 

  • The bookshelf loudspeaker comes with self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface.
  • The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.

Keyhole Slot: 

  • The RP-500M features a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not supplied).

    Application & Placement: 

    • The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker can be used in a dedicated stereo application or in a home theater application as front and/or rear speakers.

    Front Placement: 

    • For optimum performance in a stereo application or as front speakers in a home theater application, Klipsch suggests placing the loudspeakers 6' to 15' apart.
    • They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging.
    • The listening position should be about 1 to 1.5x the distance separating the speakers.

    Rear Placement: 

    • When used as surround speakers in a home theater setup, the loudspeakers should be placed approximately 2' above the listening position.
    • Typically this will be approximately 5' to 7' above the floor.
    • The surrounds should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position.
    • Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

      Reference Premiere Series: 

      • The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away.
      • The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately).
      • Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

      Optional Powered Sub: 

      • For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference Premiere series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).
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