About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S
Prepare to be surrounded
Prepare to be surrounded
High–definition movie soundtracks demand a high–performance surround speaker, and we're confident the RP-250S from Klipsch's Reference Premier Series is up to the task. After all, Klipsch knows a thing or two about creating exciting cinema sound. You'll find their speakers in movie theaters around the world (and in the homes of thousands of our satisfied customers).
Each Klipsch RP-250S surround speaker features two 5-1/4" woofers and two horn tweeters angled apart from each other. This smart design spreads ambient surround effects over a wide area, for a diffuse soundfield that completely envelops your listening room. It also allows this speaker to deliver great Klipsch sound even if you place it in less-than-ideal locations. Use a pair (or two) as your rear speakers for a perfectly voice-matched accompaniment to an all-Klipsch Reference Premiere Series surround sound setup.
The Reference Premiere Series difference
Never one to rest on its laurels, Klipsch has been busy refining and improving its designs to create loudspeakers that blow the doors off of its loyal followers' expectations. The new Reference Premiere Series builds on the acoustics and technologies of Klipsch's classic Reference Series, with important enhancements that provide an even more intense listening experience.
Hybrid Horn technology for dynamic performance
With its Hybrid Tractrix horns and Cerametallic woofers, the RP-250S is built to effortlessly deliver clear, powerful Klipsch sound.
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 sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.
Klipsch's newly designed Hybrid 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. Compared to previous Klipsch models, this horn design delivers a wider sweet spot with more precise placement of instruments and vocals. Even the horn material itself has been upgraded to molded silicone rubber that helps decrease resonance for smoother, warmer highs.
High-tech woofer design
The RP-250S's dual 5-1/4" Cerametallic™ woofers dish out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cones out of specially treated aluminum that's strong yet lightweight, to dampen and prevent distortion. With the Reference Premiere Series, Klipsch also gave this woofer a newly developed titanium voice coil former that allows more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response.
Build a complete Klipsch system
Team a pair or two of RP-250S surrounds with other Klipsch Reference Premiere Series speakers to create a high-impact home theater system.
Recommended center channel speakers: Klipsch RP-440C, Klipsch RP450C
Recommended front channel speakers: Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RP-260F, Klipsch RP-280F
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW, Klipsch R-112SW, Klipsch R-115SW
- frequency response: 58-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- sensitivity: 95 dB
- power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
- two 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horns with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeters
- two 5-1/4" Cerametallic cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
- acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
- WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology) provides maximum surround coverage and placement flexibility
- keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
- 3/8" threaded insert for use with optional wall-mount bracket
- durable brushed polymer veneer finish
- 12"W x 13-1/2"H x 7-15/16"D
- weight: 13.2 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1060695
What's in the box:
- Surround loudspeaker (Ebony)
- Detachable magnetic grille
- 4 Rubber feet
- User Manual
- Warranty Information
- Important Safety Instructions
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Features & specs
|Bipole or Dipole||WDST|
|Tweeter Type||Tractrix Horn|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||5-1/4|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Power Range||up to 100|
|Frequency Response||58-24k Hz|
|Height (inches)||13 1/2|
|Depth (inches)||7 15/16|
|Bracket Included||Fixed keyhole mount|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch RP-250S delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two Tractrix Horn loaded titanium tweeters and two 5.25" woofers. By aligning the two horns at 90° with respect to each other, along with the two woofers, the RP-250S smoothly covers a 180° horizontal arc, allowing maximum placement flexibility. This unique Wide Dispersion Surround Technology delivers a new dimension of reality and convenience, and produces a smooth, seamless broad distribution of sound, which is the perfect vehicle for every surround format.
90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns: A redesigned Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible. These 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns provide a wider sweet spot while maintaining controlled directivity of the sound.
LTS Tweeters: Behind each Tractrix Horn lies a 1" titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.
Cerametallic Woofers: The dual 5.25" woofers of the RP-250S surround loudspeaker feature Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The 5.25" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-250S surround speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies (1500Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
Sealed MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-250S employs an acoustic suspension enclosure for tight accurate bass. The speaker's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.
Magnetic Grille: The surround loudspeaker features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over its polymer front baffle.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-250S is equipped with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.
Mounting Options: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-250S offers flexibility when mounting the speaker.
- Rubber Feet: The surround speaker comes supplied with four self-adhesive rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of the speaker.
- Wall Mounting: The Klipsch surround speaker features 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). There is also a rear-panel 3/8" threaded insert for use with optional wall-mount brackets (sold separately). However, Crutchfield does not carry an optional wall-mount bracket to support this speaker.
Placement: The Klipsch Wide Dispersion Surround Technology surround speakers in a typical 5.1-channel system can be mounted to side or rear walls. It is recommended that the RSP-250S be mounted above the ear height of seated listeners (between 5'-7' above the floor).
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