Klipsch RP-500M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

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Model: 1065807 UPC: 743878035735 Item: 2621

Klipsch RP-500M Bookshelf Speakers Overview

How do you fit big sound into a bookshelf space? You turn to Klipsch, which has been coaxing big sound from reasonably sized, modestly priced speakers for nearly 70 years. The new RP-500M bookshelf speakers reflect Klipsch’s decades of experience and dedication to excellence. A 1-inch titanium linear-travel tweeter in a new-design vented enclosure fires out through Klipsch’s iconic 90-degree Tractrix horn for better dispersion and rock-solid localization. A 5.25-inch low/mid frequency driver is made of Klipsch’s trademarked copper Cerametallic material, and the rear-ported horn coaxes even stronger bass from the compact cabinet. That cabinet is crafted of furniture-grade materials in your choice of finish, with magnetic grille mounts for an attractive presentation in any home environment. Combined with your choice of surrounds, center-channel speaker and subwoofer from the RP line, the RP-500M can fill any room in your house with theatrical excitement, at a moderate price.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • 1-inch titanium linear travel tweeter
  • 90-by-90 degree Tractrix horn for wide dispersion and high efficiency
  • New vented tweeter enclosure for low distortion
  • 5.25-inch spun copper Cerametallic woofer/midrange with two-layer copper-wound voice coils
  • Rear-firing Tractrix horn for stronger bass
  • High efficiency (93dB at 1 watt) with high power-handling capacity (300 watts peak) for wide dynamic range and easy pairing with amps and receivers
  • Sturdy MDF cabinet with furniture-grade ebony or walnut vinyl finish
  • Copper cone, anodized trim ring and satin baffle for stylish presentation with or without grille
  • Dimensions: 13.5” (H) x 6.81” (W) x 9.5” (D)
  • Weight: 12 lbs.
  • Warranty: 5 years – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

The trademark Tractrix horn

A core design element in Klipsch speakers, then and now, is the horn. Flared 90 degrees vertically and horizontally, the unique Tractrix horn acts as acoustic amplification for the high-frequency driver (a second Tractrix horn fires out of a rear bass port). The horn not only makes speakers such as the RP-500M quite efficient, but also directs high frequencies right into the sweet spot of the listening area for precise localization of instruments and effects. The Tractrix horn, molded of compressed silicon composite and fitted with a phase plug to reduce resonances, places listeners in the middle of the action or smack-dab at center stage.

A tweaked tweeter

At the center of that Tractrix horn is Klipsch’s latest tweeter design, a 1-inch titanium-diaphragm driver for lightness and rigidity, with high efficiency and low distortion. The proven LTS (linear travel suspension) technology maximizes the piston motion, and an all-new vented housing reduces the reflected waves that can compromise performance.

That iconic copper cone

Even before you power it up, you can always spot a Klipsch thanks to the emblematic copper-colored cone. The 5.25-inch woofer in the RP-500M is formed of Klipsch’s proprietary spun-copper Cerametallic, adding stiffness while subtracting weight for superior transient reproduction and high efficiency. And the rear-firing Tractrix horn bass port strengthens the low-frequency extension further still, reaching down to 48 Hz.

Ultra-light drivers = ultra-powerful sound

Klipsch’s efficient horn-loading design, combined with ultra-light and ultra-responsive drivers, means that speakers such as the RP-500M can handle the dynamic range of today’s movie soundtracks – and are rugged enough to rock out the house when called for. These small speakers match perfectly with the vast majority of today’s home-theater receivers and amps.

Bookshelf-worthy appearance

The cabinetry is made of solid reinforced MDF material for minimal internal resonances, and finished in scratch-resistant ebony or walnut. Combined with the unique look of copper cones, satin painted baffle, anodized trim rings and flared horns, the RP-500M looks right at home displayed on any bookshelf, with or without the attractive and flexible grille attached.

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.

Specifications

Specifications

  • Frequency response: 48-25kHz +/-3dB
  • Sensitivity: 93dB @ 2.83V/1m
  • Power handling (cont/peak): 75W/300W
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • Crossover frequency: 1500Hz
  • High-frequency driver: 1” titanium LTS vented tweeter with hybrid cross-section Tractrix horn
  • Low frequency driver: 5.25” Cerametallic cone woofers
  • Enclosure material: MDF
  • Enclosure type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port
  • Inputs: Single binding posts
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 13.5" x 6.81" x 9.5"
  • Weight: 12 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • RP-500M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair
  • 8x rubber feet
  • Manual

Reviews

Customer Reviews for Klipsch RP-500M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers - Pair

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Rated 5 out of 5
Love these speakers
I bought these speakers and the RP-600M speaker to do a room for my new Denon amp and CD player and they sound great but what will make them even better is adding a subwoofer which I just did. The horns have the highs but just don't cover the base enough and getting a 10 inch subwoofer made it perfect for me.
September 14, 2021
Originally posted at
Klipsch
Rated 5 out of 5
Incredible live sound
First ever klipsch's. Using them with a Cambridge Topaz AM10 and a thorens TD160 in a small living room Is like having a live band here beside me, even on lower volume. Loving them!
July 31, 2021
Originally posted at
Klipsch
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice speakers
June 19, 2021
Purchased
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Sweet sound
Hello Klipsch people. I'm not an "audiophile" but I do like music and had decided the RP400-M was top of my list until an online retailer priced the 500s even lower. I have a NAD D 3045 and am just loving these speakers.
June 4, 2021
Originally posted at
Klipsch
Rated 5 out of 5
Low volume listening
I was looking for reasonably priced bookshelf speakers to listen at lower volume in my studio apartment. Klipsch RP-500M comes through with a great listening experience. I hear all the nuance without disturbing my neighbors. Very happy with the purchase.
May 6, 2021
Originally posted at
Klipsch
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Speakers
Excellent Speakers. Great performance and you can’t beat the price.
January 21, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Wow!!! My old music is Alive!!!
Wow!!! Just got these. First klipsch speakers ever. I have had lots of other speakers in the past. I am 50 and hooked it up to my panasonic cd, sony dual tape and Hitachi turn table all running through my technics reciever. Wow!! My old music in my living room is alive. Neighbors beware!!!
July 29, 2020
Originally posted at
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Rated 5 out of 5
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More than amazed at these speakers. They passed my expectations for sound and quality. Would buy again.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
June 17, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Exactly what I was looking for
Works well.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
June 13, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Klipsch RP-500M Reference Premiere Bookshelf Speakers. Let’s Go!
After spending weeks researching and analyzing how I wanted to build out my new HiFi system, I called up the World Wide Stereo Team! I had my speakers narrowed down and was really looking for sound clarity and an upgraded listening experience than what I've been listening to for the last decade, I ended up upgrading to these Klipsch "Premiere" speakers, based on opinions from Peter of World Wide Stereo, and WOW! It was what I was hoping for and much more! Now every song I hear on these speakers seems like the first time I have heard it! I wanted to make sure I had enough bass in my speakers, because Klipsch seems to be known more for strong treble, and these absolutely have great bass/lows and a very wide range. They are extremely powerful and clarity is unbelievable even at high volumes. I can't say enough good things about these speakers and the World Wide Stereo Team !! Thanks again Peter for helping me pick out the perfect speakers specifically catered to my needs !!
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Why did you choose this?
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To replace my old bose speakers and compliment other Klipsch speakers
Kennon H on Jan 27, 2021
I Had a pair of Klipsch speakers in the 80s loved them. wanted to up date , Klipsch been around for a long time. There is a reason for that there are a very good . sounding speaker.
joe S on Aug 17, 2019
To replace my old bose speakers and compliment other Klipsch speakers
Kennon H on Jan 27, 2021
I’ve been researching for a while now. I think these speakers are what I’m looking for in terms of size and sound.
Desiree W on May 14, 2020
I Had a pair of Klipsch speakers in the 80s loved them. wanted to up date , Klipsch been around for a long time. There is a reason for that there are a very good . sounding speaker.
joe S on Aug 17, 2019
I’ve been researching for a while now. I think these speakers are what I’m looking for in terms of size and sound.
Desiree W on May 14, 2020
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.

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