Get incredible cinema-quality stereo sound with the RP-500M bookshelf speakers. Klipsch proprietary technology is built on over 70 years of acoustic experience to deliver the best home theater experience possible.
Sweet sound from Klipsch
Looking to build a high-impact stereo or home theater system? Then consider a pair of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500Ms — the middle-sized bookshelf model in Klipsch’s new Reference Premiere lineup. These attractive bookshelf speakers feature a 5-1/4″ spun-copper woofer for punchy bass and powerful midrange, and Klipsch’s signature 1″ horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs with music and movie soundtracks.
Each Reference Premiere RP-500M bookshelf speaker features a rear-firing horn-shaped port for reinforced bass output.
Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance
Horn technology is one of Klipsch’s long-standing hallmarks. Flared openings in the speaker cabinet project sound waves toward your listening area and prevent them from simply spilling out in all directions. This design reduces reflections that can color the sound, and boosts dynamics and efficiency for powerful, “front row” sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.
Klipsch’s Tractrix® horn features a circular throat around an advanced titanium diaphragm tweeter that transitions into a square 90º x 90º mouth. This unique shape provides a cleaner, more efficient transition of sound waves into your listening space. The result is a wide listening “sweet spot” with precise placement of instruments and vocals.
A horn that enhances bass, too
Take a look at the back of these speakers and you’ll find that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.
Because these speakers are rear-ported, I recommend pulling them away from your wall or the back of the bookshelf to give them room to “breathe.”