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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-402S

Surround speakers (Ebony)

Item # 714RP402SE

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years —...

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years —...

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About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-402S

Bring movies alive in your room

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years — especially when it comes to creating an authentic movie theater experience at home. The RP-402S surround speakers are the perfect way to add thrilling sound effects to your new Klipsch surround sound system.

Bring movies alive in your room

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years — especially when it comes to creating an authentic movie theater experience at home. The RP-402S surround speakers are the perfect way to add thrilling sound effects to your new Klipsch surround sound system.

Each speaker features a pair of 4" spun-copper woofers and 1" horn-loaded tweeters that fire in different directions. Position a pair to the side and/or rear of your seats to hear dynamic sound effects that put you right in the middle of the action. 

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-402S surround speakers

Each RP-402S surround speaker house two pairs of woofers and tweeters that fire in different directions for wraparound sound effects.

Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance

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, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Klipsch's 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. The result is a wide listening "sweet spot" with precise placement of instruments and vocals.

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Product highlights:

  • pair of surround sound speakers for home theater
  • dual 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horns with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeters
  • dual 4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid voice coils
  • each pair of woofers and tweeters fire in different directions for immersive, wraparound sound effects
  • frequency response: 62-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplification: up to 75 watts RMS (300 watts peak)
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
  • WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology) provides maximum surround coverage and placement flexibility
  • keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
  • ebony vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
  • 10-5/16"W x 12"H x 6-5/8"D
  • weight: 13 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065826

What's in the box:

  • 2 Surround loudspeakers
  • 4 Grilles (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber pads
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Great speakers

Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake Cty, UT on 7/29/2019

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I already own Klipsch reference premiere speakers and need a pair for rear surround speakers. These sound wonderful and are stunning to look at let alone listening to them. Great sales and customer reps at Crutchfield.

Pros: Great sound, love the speakers without the grills.

Cons: These are large speakers for surround speakers but it's not an issue.

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Bay, FL on 7/18/2019

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Excellent sound from these speakers. Can't say enough good about them, separates sounds nicely. Very stylish and the perfect size to fit on top of my curio cabinets.

Pros: Sound, size, style

Cons: Pricey

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Can't beat them!

Crutchfield customer from Augusta, KS on 6/7/2019

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Looks good, does its job, matches my other speakers well.

Pros: Sound, Looks

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bayville, NJ on 5/12/2019

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Beautiful sound quality. Very impressed. Worth the price.

Pros: Nice design, easy to install, great sound, love the magnetic screen cover

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Crutchfield customer from Warner, NH on 4/21/2019

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Very happy with this product!

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Nathan from Sheridan, WY on 2/15/2019

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Great surround speakers, they really fill the room with sound while watching movies. They even sound great while listening to music. I definitely recommend these awesome speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from York, PA on 2/7/2019

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Jill was extremely helpful & very knowledgeable about the products!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 1/10/2019

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Sounds good

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Crutchfield customer from Mansfield Ctr, CT on 1/2/2019

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Really fill me large space with awesome powerful clear sound!

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Adam from gatlinburg, tn on 10/1/2018

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they sound amazing!

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Features

Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): As the cornerstone of every Klipsch surround speaker, proprietary Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST) provides astounding sonic detail for lifelike, cinematic sound in practically any room; even with less-than-ideal placement configurations. The Klipsch RP-402S delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two Hybrid Tractrix Horn loaded titanium tweeters and dual 4" Cerametallic woofers. By aligning the two horn tweeters at 90° with respect to each other, along with the dual 4" woofers, the RP-402S smoothly covers a 180° horizontal arc, allowing maximum placement flexibility. This unique Wide Dispersion Surround Technology will produce a smooth, seamless broad distribution of sound for your home theater system.

Two 1" Horn-Loaded Tweeters: The Klipsch RP-402S surround loudspeaker utilizes two 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Tractrix Horn technology for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-402S surround speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

  • Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters: The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
  • Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid 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 Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

Dual 4" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-402S surround loudspeaker houses dual 4" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. The 4" woofer is housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-402S surround 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 RP-402S surround loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series surround speaker is fitted 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-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG). Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

Placement & Mounting Options: The Klipsch WDST surround speakers should be placed approximately 2' above the listening position. Typically this will be about 5'-7' above the floor. The surround speakers should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position. The Klipsch RP-402S can be simply placed on a flat surface or wall mounted.

  • Stand Mount: The Klipsch surround speaker can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat surface.
  • Wall Mount: The RP-402S 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). The included rubber pads attach to the back of the speaker to keep the speaker aligned with your wall and to prevent any wall damage

Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately). Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

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

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I would be mounting these high on my wall / near the ceiling (8'). What's my best bet to mount them - ceiling or wall, and what kind of bracketry would be best?
[ GFMorris  May 06, 2019 ]
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Wall. All you need are screws into wall studs. You can use either one or two screws for each. I used one screw. I had lighter rear speakers in wall mounts but they had a 10-pound limit. I read the speaker manual and it said screws or nails so I went with a screw.. Just be sure you have a screwdriver with added torque. RJD.
[ Richard J  May 07, 2019 ]
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I mounted mine on the wall about 5 in from the ceiling with a wall anchor with a 50 pound capacity
[ Tracy  May 06, 2019 ]
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Hello, These speakers are best at ear level on the wall. Great speakers!!
[ eddie  May 06, 2019 ]
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On the wall, perhaps about 1 foot above your listening position. They supply surround sound not direct sound. If using only one position, the best is rear surround. If 2 pair of speakers, back and side.
[ Gregory  May 06, 2019 ]
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I mounted mine with a heavy drywall screw. The wall mounted position was ideal for me, I'm using them as surrounds. High on the ceiling might work for you, you have to place is different locations to see what works for you. They are great sounding speakers.
[ Thomas  May 06, 2019 ]

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