The Klipsch HD Theater 500 system gives you engaging cinematic sound in your own living room. Four compact satellite speakers and a center channel speaker blend seamlessly to re-create on-screen action, dialogue, and ambient effects. And the included subwoofer provides punchy, powerful bass to bring your movies, video games, and TV shows to life.

Dynamic, room-filling sound
These speakers boast some of the same technologies as larger Klipsch models, so you'll hear distinctive, engaging sound. Crisp highs come courtesy of aluminum dome tweeters coupled with Klipsch's efficient horn design — flared openings in each enclosure project high frequencies toward your listening area and prevent sound from simply spilling out in all directions. And the 100-watt powered subwoofer pumps out impressive bass thanks to its 8" down-firing woofer and rear-firing port.

Flexible placement options
You can easily tuck the satellites on shelves or bookcases without sacrificing much space. Or for a more sophisticated look, wall-mount them using the included brackets. The center channel speaker comes with a cradle mount and wall-mount brackets, so you can position it on a TV stand, or above or beneath your wall-mounted TV.

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Product Highlights:

  • includes 4 satellite speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer
  • 8-ohm compatible
  • maximum acoustic output: 112 dB
  • video-shielded (except sub) to prevent magnetic distortion on tube TVs
  • spring clip connectors
Satellite speakers:
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response: 150-20,000 Hz
  • 3/4" aluminum-dome horn-loaded tweeter
  • 2-1/2" woofer
  • each handles up to 100 watts
  • mounting brackets and threaded inserts for wall-mounting the satellites
  • high-gloss black finish
  • 3-5/8"W x 6-1/16"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
Center channel speaker:
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response: 150-20,000 Hz
  • 3/4" aluminum-dome horn-loaded tweeter
  • dual 2-1/2" woofers
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • center channel cradle, mounting bracket, and threaded inserts included
  • high-gloss black finish
  • 9-1/16"W x 3-5/8"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
Powered subwoofer:
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response: 36-200 Hz (±3dB)
  • 100-watt RMS amplifier
  • 8" down-firing woofer
  • variable low-pass crossover: 80-160 Hz
  • black vinyl finish
  • 10-9/16"W x 13-15/16"H x 16-9/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years woofer, 2 years amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

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What's in the box?

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  • 4 Matching high-gloss black satellite speakers
  • High-gloss black center-channel speaker
  • Powered subwoofer (Sub 8)
  • Center-channel stand
  • 5 Mounting brackets
  • 4 Mounting bolts
  • 2 Sheets of self-adhesive rubber pads
  • Owner's Manual

Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded Center-channel
Pieces in System 6
Color Gloss black
Tweeter Dome loaded horn
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 2-1/2
Woofer Composition IMG
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Spring clip
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 36
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 100
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) 100
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches) 6-1/16H x 3-5/8W x 4-1/8D
Center Speaker (inches) 3-5/8H x 9-1/16W x 4-1/8D
Surround Speakers (inches) 6-1/16H x 3-5/8W x 4-1/8D
Subwoofer (inches) 13-15/16H x 10-9/16W x 16-9/16D

Product Research

Overview: The Klipsch HD Theater 500 is a compact 5.1ch Home Theater Speaker System which consists of four matching satellite speakers (identical main and surround speakers), a center-channel speaker, and a single 8" powered subwoofer which provides powerful deep driving bass. This home theater speaker system is simple to set up and use. It consists of left and right main channel speakers for superior stereo sound, a center channel speaker for precise dialogue, left and right rear speakers for lifelike surround sound, and a subwoofer for deep bass effect. The Klipsch HD Theater 500 has a frequency response of 36Hz to 20kHz. The speaker systems clean, modern design looks great in almost any room. The system's satellite speakers can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

Maximum Acoustic Output: The HD Theater 500 has a Maximum Acoustic Output of 112 dB. Maximum Acoustic Output is the loudest volume at which the speakers can play, without significant audible distortion and subsequent damage to the speakers' drivers.

Satellite Speakers
Center Channel Speaker
Powered Subwoofer
Mounting Options

Satellite Speakers

4 Matching Satellite Speakers: All four satellite speakers in this home theater system are identical, creating a seamless blend of sound and style. Inside each modern, high-gloss black ABS enclosure, you will find durable, high-quality components that will provide superior performances for years to come.

Drivers: Each speaker features a 0.75" aluminum dome tweeter coupled to a MicroTractrix Horn and one 2.5" IMG cone woofer housed in an acoustic suspension enclosure. The satellites have a frequency response of 150Hz to 20kHz.

MicroTractrix Horn Technology: The MicroTractrix Horn technology, an exclusive design of Klipsch, allows the HD Theater 500 to deliver genuine lifelike sound and produce more output, using less energy. In other words, it does not require a lot of amplifier power to drive it. 

Speaker Terminals: The satellite speakers are equipped with spring clips terminals on the rear-panel of the cabinet that will accept up to 15 AWG wire.

Mounting: Each speaker can be positioned vertically or horizontally next to your HDTV or other type of flat-panel. The satellite speakers can be placed securely on a stand or shelf using the supplied self-adhesive rubber pads or wall-mounted via its rear-panel 1/4"-20 treaded insert using the included  wall-mount bracket or an optional wall bracket (sold separately). The included bracket allows the speakers to swivel left/right (40-degrees) when mounted horizontally and tilt up/down (40-degrees) when mounted vertically.

Amplifier Requirements: The Klipsch satellite speakers are high efficient and will work well with a wide variety of amplifiers up to 100 watts.

Center Channel Speaker

Enclosure: The center-channel features the same ABS plastic cabinet and high-gloss black finish as the satellite speakers but is slightly larger.

Drivers: The center-channel speaker features a 0.75" aluminum dome tweeter coupled to a MicroTractrix Horn and two 2.5" IMG cone woofers housed in an acoustic suspension enclosure. The center-channel has a frequency response of 150Hz to 20kHz.

MicroTractrix Horn Technology: The MicroTractrix Horn technology, an exclusive design of Klipsch, allows the HD Theater 500 to deliver genuine lifelike sound and produce more output, using less energy. 

Speaker Terminals: The center speaker is equipped with spring clips terminals on the rear-panel of the cabinet that will accept up to 15 AWG wire.

Magnetically Shielded: The center-channel is magnetically shielded, so it will not interfere with your TV picture and can be positioned vertically or horizontally next to your HDTV or other type of flat-panel.

Mounting: The center speaker can be placed securely on a stand or shelf using the supplied self-adhesive rubber pads or supplied cradle. The supplied cradle allows the center-channel a 45-degree range of motion (up/down). The center speaker can also be wall-mounted via its rear-panel 1/4"-20 treaded insert using the included wall-mount bracket or an optional wall bracket (sold separately). The included bracket allows the speaker to swivel left/right (40-degrees) when mounted horizontally and tilt up/down (40-degrees) when mounted vertically.

Powered Subwoofer

Powered Subwoofer: This home theater system's subwoofer delivers deep, low-end bass thanks to a powerful 100 watt RMS digital hybrid subwoofer amplifier and a down-firing 8-inch fiber-composite woofer cone with rubber surround loaded in a bass-reflex enclosure with a rear-firing slot port. The powered subwoofer has a frequency response of 36Hz to 200Hz. The Klipsch powered subwoofer's enclosure features a sleek black pica vinyl finish wrapped MDF cabinet. This powered subwoofer includes volume, crossover and phase controls, so you can customize the level of bass for your room. The powered subwoofer features line-level (RCA) and high-level (speaker) connections.

Controls:

  • Auto/On/Off: When this switch is in the "Auto" position, the subwoofer will automatically turn "on" when it senses a signal. It will automatically turn "off" after 20 minutes with no signal. When this switch is in the "ON" position, the subwoofer will remain on. The powered subwoofer is turned off when this switch is in the "OFF" position.
  • Power LED Indicator: Located on the rear amplifier panel, this LED indicates the operating status of the built-in amplifier. The LED will light red when the amplifier is in standby mode and green when the amplifier is on and receiving a signal.
  • Level: This control serves as a volume control for the powered subwoofer. It is used to match the output level of the subwoofer to the system's speakers. The volume control on your system's main amplifier or pre-amplifier will be the overall volume control for the powered subwoofer and satellite speakers.
  • Low Pass Crossover: The powered subwoofer's built-in low-pass crossover allows you to select the upper-frequency cutoff of the subwoofer. The frequency is selectable from 80-160Hz. Frequencies above the control's setting are filtered out, allowing you to blend the subwoofer's output with that of the system's speakers.
  • Phase: This control is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to the system's speakers. Select the position, either 0° or 180°, in which your subwoofer has more output at the listening position.

Connections:

  • Line-In: This stereo RCA input is designed as the standard or default input for the subwoofer. It accepts signals from the Left and Right channel pre-amp, subwoofer or LFE outputs of your AV receiver via the RCA jack inputs.
  • High Level-In: The powered subwoofer can alternately be connected to the main channel speaker outputs of your AV receiver via the speaker level connectors (spring terminals) on the subwoofer's rear panel, using 16-gauge or larger speaker wire.

Mounting Options

Speaker Placement: Speaker placement can be critical in the performance of any home theater speaker system. Follow these guidelines to get the most out of the Klipsch HD Theater 500.

  • Front Speakers: For optimum performance, place the front satellite speakers equal distance apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging.
  • Center Speaker: This center speaker is designed to place dialogue and primary sounds into the room so they seem to come from the video screen. The center channel should, therefore, be placed as closely as possible to the screen; preferably directly above or below the screen.
  • Surround Speakers: Two satellites are used as surround speakers. These create the sense of space and ambience that today's surround sound technologies provide. Surround speakers can be placed adjacent to, or behind, the listening position.
  • Powered Subwoofer: The Klipsch Powered Subwoofer is designed to reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that make your movies and music come alive. Typically optimum performance will result if you place the subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers. Corner placement will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.

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WOW , Thats all there is to it , WOW

Written By kansascitypro, Kansas City Missouri on Friday, July 08, 2011

This is my 4th and final entertainment system. I have had a pioneer , kenwood , bose and now this klipsch. I can honestly say this system SMASHED the others. INCLUDING the bose. I have this set up with a Samsung receiver. I believe its pushing around 500 watts..?..Anywho this makes movies come to life and the bass is just stupid! It is fully adjustable so on some action movies we turn the bass down a bit so its not overpowering. But every so often we host a get together and have this just loud enough for most of the block to hear and it sounds like an entry level concert set up. 5 stars all the way! Well worth the $500 I paid for it.

Great Buy

Written By A Lindsey, Texas City, TX on Monday, May 02, 2011

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Have had these up and running for a few weeks now. I can't believe the quality
for the price. The name KLIPSH invokes quality in my mind and I haven't been
disapointed. I highly recommend this system to anyone who is budget minded
but still seeks great sound for their home theater system.

Klipsch HD Theater 500

Written By ArnieM, Arizona on Friday, March 11, 2011

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I was plesantly surprised by the big sound produced by these, very well
designed, small size speakers. The subwoofer does it's job as well. They are
hooked up to my new Onkyo SR608 and my Panasonic Plasma flat screen.
The speakers were easy to set up using the on board surround set up
(Audyssey) which worked well using the included microphone. There were
comments made in other reviews about the speaker spring clips. I think that
Klipsch should use binding posts instead of the "low" spring tension clips.
Having said that I had no trouble connecting up my speaker wire by doubling
up the wire ends that went under the clips. A very good surround sound
speaker set overall.

Klipsch HD Theater 500

Written By J/D, Bullhead City AZ on Thursday, March 03, 2011

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Great product Looks Great and SOUNDS AMAZING!! I can now blow the neighbors
Surround sound out DA DO!!!!

Filling

Written By Joe, Denver, CO on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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This is our first surround sound speaker system, and we are very happy with it. Our
living room and dining room are one large space, with the living room area about 15'X20'
and the dining room about the same. These little speakers fill the entire space up with
sound, so music and movies are both more enjoyable. We keep the sub turned up just
over the halfway mark, and it sounds controlled (hits the notes cleanly) and powerful
(rattles windows). We bought it just before it went on sale, and Crutchfield refunded the
difference, no problem. You guys rock!

Great Sound, Great Value

Written By sam, MD on Saturday, January 29, 2011

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Set up a new 5.1 system for our home theater. After extensive research online and
listening in the store, we chose the Klipsch. They have a great reputation and the
price/performance from these speakers is outstanding. I highly recommend these
speakers.

Nice Speakers

Written By Rushton55, Reno, NV on Friday, January 28, 2011

Great speakers at a nice price. Classic styling. They include angling brackets. Nice purchase if you want small speakers but a big upgrade to your TV's audio.

Great sysytem, however

Written By Stang07, Granger, in on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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This system sounds amazing! Movies sound fantastic! Plenty of bass out of the sub.
This was in a large room too 27x17.

Cons for this system is that the spring connectors seemed pretty cheap, when i
connected the wires and let the clips go the wires would slide right back out, so i had to
push the wires in and make the wire fan out almost to get it to stay in. You could just get
thicker wire, I have 16 gauge wire. Also the treble after awhile was too much even after
turning the treble down. If your not a big fan of lots of treble then you might not want
these. I myself like lots of treble and it was too much for me.

After all that said I actually sent these back and got the Energy micros( haven't arrived
yet) . Reasons were the klipsch had too much treble, Energys are 200 dollars cheaper
with some amazing reviews and i hated the spring connecters on the klipsch, plus the
Energys look better IMO.

Outstanding

Written By daveyO, Waukee, Iowa on Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Great sound, subwoofer is great, setup with a Sony AV Receiver was easy, have the system setup in a basement with the Subwoofer wireless so it is tucked out of the way. Great product just like the Klipsch speakers I had back in the late 80s

Houston we have a problem

Written By Jim, Dallas, TX on Monday, March 01, 2010

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Initial installation frustrating to date - 2 satellite spkrs have failed - first due to wire connector failure - spring popped out. Called Crutchfield and waited about a week for replacement. When replacement arrived, it would not work - no sound. Am now waiting for 3rd spkr. As yet to have complete 5.1 system. Trouble with Crutchfield policy is that they have to have one spkr back before they'll ship a replacement. On the bright side, those spkrs working sound very good. UPS is makiing good money off me and Crutchfield

Klipsch HD Theater 500

Written By erik, indian land, SC on Monday, December 21, 2009

These 5.1 surround speakers are fantastic. They are clear, crisp and hit the low as good as the highs. They have very good bass reflex. They are by far the best set of 5.1 speakers i have heard. Its just to bad they are not offered in a 7.1 set.

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