Klipsch R-51PM Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Pair (Black)

Model: 1066254 UPC: 743878036336 Item: 172121

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The R-51PM powered speakers use a highly-efficient, powerful, yet minimalist design that engulfs listeners in their favorite movies and music. With a built-in amplifier, multitude of inputs, and Bluetooth connectivity, the R-51PM is the most versatile stereo speaker system on the planet.


  • Built-in all-digital amplifier
  • 1" aluminum LTS tweeters
  • 90x90 square Tractrix horns
  • 5.25" spun-copper IMG woofers
  • Bass reflex via rear-firing port
  • Strong, flexible, removable magnetic grille
  • Turntable ready
  • Bluetooth
  • PC ready
  • No receiver needed
  • TV ready
  • Simple setup

Sound that Packs a Punch

A truly powerful, small, form-factor music monster packed with Klipsch acoustics with integrated power and Bluetooth wireless technology.

Designed for Simple Setup with Your Turntable, TV, Computer, or Wireless Device

With an integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth wireless technology, digital optical, analog RCA, and USB inputs, your R-51PM is the best performing, most versatile monitor on the planet.

Dynamic Bass EQ

As the human ear perceives frequencies differently with variations in output, the R-51PM will dynamically match the ear's ability to hear low frequencies. Typically, only available with audio/video receivers, dynamic volume is a first for Klipsch powered monitors. What you get is powerful bass, whether the listening volume is low, cranked up, or somewhere in between.

High Efficiency Amplification

Forget the expense, clutter, and hassle of an external A/V receiver. The R-51PM monitors incorporate individual ultra-low noise amplifiers custom-designed to maximize system performance and eliminate the need for external amplification.

Full Featured IR Remote

Allows easy access to system features like dedicated source selection, track controls, and play/pause.

System Expandability

Add a subwoofer to enhance for even more bass.

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.



  • System description: Powered monitor (pair)
  • Frequency response: 68Hz - 21kHz
  • Dynamic bass extension: 49Hz @ 35% volume
  • Maximum output: 107.3dB
  • Total system power
    • 120W total system power (140W peak)
    • 60W per channel continuous @ <1% THD
  • High-frequency driver: 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn
  • Low frequency driver: 5.25" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer
  • Crossover frequency: 1663Hz (passive)
  • Enclosure material: MDF
  • Enclosure type: Bass-reflex via rear-firing port
  • Inputs
    • Bluetooth wireless technology
    • Phono/line analog (with switch and ground screw terminal)
    • 3.5mm analog mini-jack
    • USB digital
    • Optical digital
  • Outputs: Single RCA line level output for connection to subwoofer
  • Product dimensions (H x W x D): 13.3" x 7" x 9.12"
  • Product weight: 10.6 lbs.
  • Finish: Black
  • Voltage: 100V - 240V 50/60Hz internal power supply with region specific power cords

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • R-51PM Powered Wireless Bookshelf Speakers - Pair
  • Remote control (2x AAA batteries)
  • 4M speaker wire with soldered tips
  • 2M power cord
  • 2M USB type A to type B cable
  • Rubber feet


Customer Reviews for Klipsch R-51PM Powered Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers - Pair (Black)

3.8 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Powerful clear sound
I asked a neighbor (a tech guy) if he could recommend a set of speakers that would blow my mind. My only regret is I didn't purchase this sooner
This review was collected as part of a promotion
November 23, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Immensely powerful potential
I initially set these up on my PC, straight from USB. They sound really good overall but it's true that even on standby there can be some quite noticable "hiss", probably introduced by the source or signal chain. While listening it wasn't noticeable however. I was surprised at the overall sound signature: tremendously powerful (no sub needed unless you're in a huge room, maybe not even then), dynamic, but quite "rounded" and a tad "enclosed". The sound is unique but enjoyable, it doesn't quite have that "forward" presence as much as power. This speaker pair is more "muscle car" than "limousine". The dynamic bass EQ is wonderful as well, especially if you don't want to crank the sound way up to enjoy that power and punch.

I recently added a DAC and did some very slight EQ tweaks however, and now it comes alive - the deepest frequencies roll into the room like thunder before you'd normally even hear them, piano notes hang in the air and voices feel just right, whether it be deep male baritones or crystalline female falsettos. I think it's important to remember however that this is first and foremost a slumbering beast, and that should be your priority if you're looking to buy a pair. There's great potential and elegance here, but nothing is quite as impressive as the simple magnitude and dynamic power within - they'll rock, they'll roll, but they may need a little bit of additional help to truly shine.
November 11, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Just. Fan. Tastic.
Purchased this, along with a Klipsch subwoofer, to replace a 10-year-old 5.1 system I had hooked into my computer. Upon consideration, I discovered that I really only used the system for music, so why buy another 5.1? Instead, I chose to invest my money into a premium 2.1 experience.

These speakers _just work_. It's fantastic. They go downrange, they go way high, they go anywhere in-between. I don't claim to be an audiophile per se. However, using these speakers gives me access to a level of detail I had no idea was there. For the price, when compared against other options, this is a spectacular alternative to "multimedia", built-for-PC speakers OR having to purchase a separate receiver and building a system with discrete speakers.

While these sound great on their own, I recommend pairing them with a subwoofer to get the frequencies below 80Hz.
October 23, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Would definitely buy again
I had a pair of The Sixes (fantastic and wish they hadn't been discontinued), but decided to move onto the R-51PMs when I moved cities this year. I use the R-51PM system with the SPL-100 Subwoofer for movies and music in a medium-large room. I listen to music via Bluetooth connection, and I have the speakers connected to my TV via the provided optical cable. Incredibly versatile and easy to use. Sharp and clear sound, but not exhausting to listen to. I cannot say enough good things about these speakers for this price. I highly recommend getting a subwoofer to pair with the speakers to round out your lower frequency sounds, as the R-51PMs alone do not provide enough bass for my personal liking. My system (R-51PM and SPL-100) is absolutely fantastic, I don't think you can find as good of a system for the price point.
July 24, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Nice speakers except bad boominess at certain frequencies
I have these on computer desk with sub-woofer nearby. Sound is mostly great except for loud booming at some bass frequencies. Not a location issue since I get the same effect if I turn off sub-woofer, disconnect left speaker and hold right speaker in my hands away from any wall. Played the same music on other systems and booming is absent. Maybe there's a defect in mine but it's pretty bad.
July 23, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Speakers
I am thrilled with these speakers and would buy them again. I have these speakers hooked up to my television, but usually use it to play music from my phone. The sound quality is very clean and notably good. The blue tooth connects easily to iPhones and Android phones. I have the television connected with an optical cable that comes with the speakers. Switching between devices is easy. The blue tooth light is behind the speaker grill so to see it blinking I leave the speaker grill off. I like the look of the speakers without the grill so that is not a problem. In a 20' x 40' room these speakers are loud. If you like bases these speaker should be paired with a sub-woofer. I have a 10" sub-woofer which is really too much sub-woofer for these speakers so I keep the sub-woofer turned down. The sub-woofer does add a whole layer of sound. Not having to buy an amp is a huge benefit to owning these speakers.
July 11, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great system, met my expectations
I currently use this as a kitchen system, but will also consider using it temporarily in other locations, such as my garage or camper, as the need arises.
Sound quality is really good, no issues with hiss or other noise as experienced by some.
Careful placement, along with high quality and adequate input signal voltage, prevents noise issues for me. A small (100 watt) sub matches well and enhances the bottem end.
February 26, 2020
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Rated 2 out of 5
Sounds good but can't listen.
I mostly use this product at my work station, so they are relatively close to me. I'm gonna start off with the unbearable strong interferences coming from the left speaker and accompanied by strong hisses from both of the speakers. I managed to reduce the interference by sticking aluminum foil on the wooden cask approximately near where the AMP should be. Listening to music at a close range is impossible because of the reasons mentioned above.
February 12, 2020
Originally posted at
Rated 5 out of 5
GREAT SOUND! small package
They just arrived a week ago and I hooked them up to the TV immediately. Using the optical output on the TV. Compared them one on one with my pair of AR-8 speakers, the little Klipshs sound SO MUCH better! It's just amazing to me how good they are. Those that are complaining about the hiss just need to turn down the main volume control a little bit, at full volume there's some hiss with no input, turn it down just a touch and it's gone.
I use this to listen to the TV and DVDs plus I can put a CD in the DVD player and listen to my old CDs when I want to. I've also used the bluetooth connection to my phone to play music. It all works great and sounds SUPER!
July 8, 2019
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Rated 1 out of 5
Good sound but strong interference.
I first got a pair of these and the left/passive speaker had strong interference and hiss coming from it. Like "GSM phone is about to ring"-sound. Returned it since I thought it was faulty. Got a new pair. Same issue.
The store then got my initial pair back from repair and I got it back home. Same issue with the repaired one. Bought some ferrite rings and faraday fabric to shield the speaker and wires. Works like 97%. But, looks like garbage and when there is complete silence in movies or music pauses I can still hear the interference. I have tried grounding them, changing power outlets. I have tried turning of all electrical components in my apartment but the problem is still there. Im assuming the signal is coming from outside. Other active speakers have never had this issue when placed on the same spot. On all the pictures people are using them for their laptop/computer. Im sitting 4 meters away from them and cant stand the interference sound.
April 2, 2019
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Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.