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Klipsch Reference R-41M

Bookshelf speakers

Item # 714R41M

They continue the Klipsch tradition of crafting high-quality speakers that offer powerful, lifelike sound.

They continue the Klipsch tradition of crafting high-quality speakers that offer powerful, lifelike sound.

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Item # 714R41M

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$229.00 pair

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About the Klipsch Reference R-41M

Classic Klipsch sound at a great value

I own a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I love them for good reason: they sound great. I also love the classic look of a horn-loaded tweeter above a burnished copper-colored woofer. This pair of compact, affordable R-41Ms continues the Klipsch tradition of crafting high-quality speakers that offer powerful, lifelike sound.

Classic Klipsch sound at a great value

I own a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I love them for good reason: they sound great. I also love the classic look of a horn-loaded tweeter above a burnished copper-colored woofer. This pair of compact, affordable R-41Ms continues the Klipsch tradition of crafting high-quality speakers that offer powerful, lifelike sound.

The horn-loaded tweeter — a hallmark of the Klipsch brand — produces clear, detailed highs. Each speaker's copper spun 4" woofer delivers solid midrange and bass response. And binding post wire terminals offer easy, secure wire connections. Make these speakers part of a two-channel music system that doesn't take up much shelf space. Or use a pair of R-41Ms as the front channels of a compact surround sound speaker system.

Build a complete Reference system

Add more bass to the R-41Ms with a matching subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Reference speakers for high-impact home theater.

Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-51M
Center channels: Klipsch R-34C and Klipsch R-52C
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-610FKlipsch R-620F and Klipsch R-820F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW


Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 68-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (200 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
  • 4" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • removable grilles offer a clean, streamlined look
  • durable wood grain vinyl finish
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • 5-3/4"W x 11-1/16"H x 7-15/16"D
  • weight: 7 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065838

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.0
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 4
Woofer Composition Copper-spun IMG
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range up to 50
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 68-21k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 11-1/16
Width (inches) 5-3/4
Depth (inches) 7-15/16
Weight (pounds) 7
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 26-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
The Klipsch Reference R-41M replaces these items:

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1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-41M bookshelf loudspeaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.

  • 90°x90° Tractrix Horn: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Klipsch exclusive Tractrix horn technology ensures that the speaker's high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology provides clarity, dynamics, and detail for your movies and music
  • LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 1.0" tweeter with a linear travel suspension. Klipsch exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. In addition, Using Kapton (an extremely light and rigid material) in the tweeter suspension provides high efficiency and improve resolution and detail.

4" Copper-Spun IMG Woofer: The Klipsch R-41M bookshelf speaker houses a single 4" Copper-Spun IMG woofer. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.

Flared Port: The Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speaker features a rear-firing port that is perfectly matched to the cabinet and drivers. The port is precisely flared to minimize turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-41M 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.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-41M bookshelf speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speaker is fitted with sturdy 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The 5-way binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single or dual), 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 R-41M can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat surface. It can also be wall-mounted.

  • 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 0.3125" to the overall height of the speaker.
  • Keyhole Slot: The Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speaker feature 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 R-41M 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 Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of four floorstanding speakers (R-610F/R-620F/R-820F/R-625FA), two bookshelf speakers (R-41/R-51M), two center channel speakers (R-34C/R-52C), and one Dolby Atmos speaker (R-41SA) - all sold separately. The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately).

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I chose this item because I have read good reviews and from other people I know and I wanted to see for myself how it sounds. [ Henry  Jul 03, 2020 ]
To match my center channel speaker and upgrading from my quintet 2 speaker system. [ Anthony  Apr 23, 2020 ]
Have always had success with the Klipsch brand [ John  Apr 23, 2020 ]
I purchased a pair of Klipsch floor speakers and am satisfied with this brand's quality [ ROBERT  Apr 03, 2020 ]
The R-51M didn't have screw holes to mount on the wall and these did [ Russell  Feb 23, 2020 ]
Selected this item because I have the R-51M for my front speakers and an R-34C center, along with a 12" Klipsch Sub. I wanted the speakers to match as the current system without these still sounds awesome! I'm using these for my surround speakers. [ David  Feb 18, 2020 ]
Great product by a great company! [ George  Feb 05, 2020 ]
After speaking with Bear who suggested these speaker based on compatibility with my reciever [ Regina  Jan 13, 2020 ]
I love them and they have great sound [ E  Dec 15, 2019 ]
Klipsch rep said these would be right as I already have their tower speakers and subwoofer. He said anything bigger would be "off putting." [ LORILEI  Dec 09, 2019 ]
research showed these were the best speakers for the money - reviews were great and company was easy to work with [ James  Dec 09, 2019 ]
Former Klipsch customer. [ JEFFREY  Nov 07, 2019 ]
Because it specified 8 ohms None of the other speakers I looked at online gave the information that I needed. [ Deborah M.  Oct 03, 2019 ]
Quality [ Robert  May 09, 2019 ]
Received good advice from an advisor to match speakers to the power output of my receiver...which is lower on the power spectrum. Speakers also fit my limited space needs for the home theater setup. [ Thomas  Dec 20, 2018 ]
Price and klipsch is a very good brand. [ Saragosa  Dec 17, 2018 ]
previous experience with Klipsch products. Excellent quality. [ Kenneth  Dec 16, 2018 ]
Good features. Great brand. Right size. [ Martin  Nov 22, 2018 ]

4 questions already asked

Do these speakers have the capability to be used with a wall mount?
[ Casey  Jun 28, 2020 ]
4 answers
They feature a hole in the back panel that allows to have them hitch onto a screw sticking out of the wall. You might want to add small spacers as the speakers have a rear bass hole.
[ Philip  Jun 28, 2020 ]
Yes I mounted them on the wall. Works great
[ RICK  Jun 28, 2020 ]
[ SOM N  Jun 28, 2020 ]
Yes they have the ability to be mounted on the wall.
[ Ryan  Jun 28, 2020 ]
Will these speakers work well with an old Marantz 2215B receiver?
[ James  May 07, 2020 ]
3 answers
[ anthony  May 08, 2020 ]
Yes. Is a basically connection with the speaker wire.
[ Josue  May 07, 2020 ]
I don't see why they wouldn't. I used them with a new Yamaha surround system as front channel with Bose 901 in rear, then as rear channel when I bought a pair of R-51M for fronts, based on the the sound of the R-41m's. Both sound great when reciever is set for 7 channel stereo also.
[ Raymond  May 07, 2020 ]
My stereo requires 6 ohm impedence. Would these speakers work? Also, are they wired speakers?
[ Teresaq  May 16, 2019 ]
1 answer
Yes, the speakers are wired. And I'm happy with their performance. Not sure about the impedence question, but for me it was simply plug-n-play.6ohm is maybe standard?
[ Martin  May 20, 2019 ]

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