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Klipsch RP-440D SB

Passive 3-channel home theater sound bar

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch RP-440D SB

I love the rich, distinct sound that Klipsch's Reference Premiere speakers are known for. So I was stoked when I saw their latest home theater offering — a wall-mountable sound bar that packs their signature sound into a sleek, space-saving speaker. This passive sound bar takes the place of the front three speakers in a traditional home theater setup. Left, center, and right channels are combined into a single speaker that mounts to your wall or sits on the included table-top stand.

Powerful Klipsch sound for your front soundstage

I love the rich, distinct sound that Klipsch's Reference Premiere speakers are known for. So I was stoked when I saw their latest home theater offering — a wall-mountable sound bar that packs their signature sound into a sleek, space-saving speaker. This passive sound bar takes the place of the front three speakers in a traditional home theater setup. Left, center, and right channels are combined into a single speaker that mounts to your wall or sits on the included table-top stand.

The RP-440D SB gets its power from a home theater receiver (required for operation). This bar is a great option for folks who want a simple, clean-looking system that delivers an immersive sound experience.

Klipsch RP-440D SB 3-channel passive home theater sound bar

Wall-mount the Klipsch RP-440D SB under your TV, or place it on top of your entertainment cabinet using the included glass base (shown with magnetic grille removed).

Classic Klipsch sound

Klipsch famously mounts their tweeters inside of a flared opening, or horn. This helps control the way sound waves are projected into your room, for crisp, focused highs. The 90° x 90° Tractrix® horns used in this sound bar help deliver a wide "sweet spot," along with precise placement of special effects and dialogue. The RP-440D SB teams three of its horn-loaded 1" tweeters with four 3-1/2" woofers for an expansive front soundstage. 

Build a complete Klipsch on-wall system

Building a complete Reference Series home theater? Consider the ultra-compact RP-140D for your surround channels. For maximum home theater impact, add a powered subwoofer for deep, powerful bass.

Product Highlights:

  • 3-channel passive home theater sound bar
  • includes separate left, right, and center channels in a single sound bar speaker design
  • non-powered — connects to your home theater receiver's front three channels
  • frequency response: 65-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: 50 watts (RMS) / 200 watts (peak) per channel
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • three 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeters (one per channel)
  • four 3-1/2" spun copper Cerametallic™ woofers (one left, one right, two center)
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • three sets of binding post speaker terminals (one set per channel)
  • four-way keyhole slots allow for low-profile wall mounting
  • includes glass base for tabletop placement
  • matte black painted finish
  • 42"W x 6"H x 2-7/16"D
  • weight: 12 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Passive LCR soundbar speaker
  • Wrap-around grille
  • Table-top mount
  • Wall-bracket
  • 2 Screws
  • 2 Self-adhesive pads
  • Wall-mount template
  • Owner's Manual

Great product. First bought a Monitor Audio SB-2. Sounded really bad. Returned it and upgraded to the RP-440D. Loving it!

Carl, Cape Town, South Africa

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Klipsch RP-440D SB Reviews

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Klipsch RP-440D SB

Crutchfield customer from Worthington, MA on 11/26/2018

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Great sound, good looks

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Great product

Carl from Cape Town, South Africa on 5/29/2018

Great product. First bought a Monitor Audio SB-2. Sounded really bad. Returned it and upgraded to the RP-440D. Loving it!

Pros: Sounds Great

Cons: None

Klipsch RP-440D SB

Crutchfield customer from New Hope, MN on 5/27/2018

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Sounds great but mounting was very difficult. The left side of the mounting bracket would not slide on. After two hours and multiple re-mounting of bracket I was about to return the sound bar. Finally got it on and now don't dare take it back off to put the screen on.

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Crutchfield customer from Dublin, CA on 5/21/2018

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Sounds Great. My Pioneer Receiver outputs 110 wats per channel to each channel on this unit and the dialog sounds crisp, and action scenes are dynamic.

Pros: Dialog is Crisp.

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Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 5/11/2018

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4 1/2 stars.. very clean looking sounds really especially with the Klipsch 15" sub. (Thank you Ziggy for the recommendation). Clearity is amazing. Slight popping sound when maxed out though... It took some adjustments from my older receiver. Yet looks and sounds great.

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Very Nice Quality Speakers

David from Helena, MT on 4/26/2018

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Being so low-profile, with just 3 1/2" drivers, these speakers do produce some great sound. For my set-up; I am using TWO of them, vertically, one on each side of my movie screen. The Left Sound Bar is wired LeftA, Center, LeftB. The Right Sound Bar is wired RightA, Center, RightB. All the dialogue and action is coming right out of the picture - just the way I wanted it to!!!

Pros: Wall mountable, low profile, 3 passive channels! Perfect for movie screens!

Cons: Wish they had larger drivers - 4 1/2" minimum.

Strong sound, solid build

Andy from Daniel Island, SC on 4/11/2018

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I connected the Klipsch to the surround and center channels combined with existing stereo bookshelves and a big sub. Huge improvement over a small, old center speaker. Great for rock/pop music. Super clear dialog for TV. On the pricey side but well worth the cost.

Pros: Build, sound, appearance

Cons: Grill is attractive but handle with care

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Timothy from Boynton Beach, FL on 1/12/2018

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Sounds great so far!

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design Bar
Pieces in System 1
Color Black
Tweeter 1" Horn-loaded (3)
Midrange None
Woofer 3.5" Cone (4)
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver None
Features
Surround Sound Decoding No
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement No
Auto Volume No
4K Video Compatible No
HDR Video Compatible No
Audio Return Channel No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) No
Voice Control No
Apple AirPlay N
Control by App N
Bluetooth Connectivity ---
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Surface Mount Stand Included Yes
Speaker Parts Warranty 5 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 5 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty N/A
Amplifier Labor Warranty N/A
Specifications
System Frequency Response 65-25k Hz
Powered System No
Sound Bar RMS Power 0
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs None
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs None
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs ---
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output 0
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 6H x 42W x 2-1/2D
Sound Bar Weight 12 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A

Product Research

Features

3-Channel Passive LCR Soundbar Speaker: The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-440D SB is a 3-channel passive LCR soundbar speaker. It combines the three front channels (Left/Center/Right) into a single speaker cabinet - featuring three horn-loaded 1" titanium dome Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) tweeters and four 3.5" copper-spun Cerametallic woofers.

  • The center-channel section features a single horn-loaded 1" titanium dome Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) tweeter and two 3.5" copper-spun Cerametallic woofers.
  • The left & right channels each feature a single horn-loaded 1" titanium dome Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) tweeter and one 3.5" copper-spun Cerametallic woofer.

Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-440D SB features proprietary Tractrix Horn technology coupled with a Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeter to produce clean, natural high frequencies.

  • 90° x 90° Tractrix Horn: The Tractrix Horn's geometry helps to improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The 90° x 90° Tractrix Horn also focuses the high frequency sounds towards the listening area, for the cleanest, most natural sound possible.
  • LTS Tweeter: Behind the Tractrix Horn lies a 1" titanium tweeter with a Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) for open, natural, sound. The Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

Spun-Copper Cerametallic Woofers: The four 3.5" woofers of the RP-440D SB passive soundbar speaker features Klipsch's distinctive, spun-copper 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 woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The horn-loaded tweeters and spun-copper Cerametallic woofers are housed in a bass reflex enclosure with three down-firing ports for greater efficiency and better bass performance. The speaker enclosure is made of ABS and features a matte black painted finish.

Wrap-Around Magnetic Grille: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-440D SB passive soundbar speaker comes with a removable, wrap-around cloth magnetic grille which easily snaps into place over the ABS enclosure.

Spring-Post Terminals: The RP-440D SB is equipped with a set of spring-post terminals for each channel to connect to your AV receiver's Front Left, Front Right, and Center speaker output terminals. These spring-post terminals will accept bare speaker wire from 16AWG to 12AWG. Due to the position of the spring-post terminals they will not accept banana plugs or pin-connectors.

Mounting Options: The RP-440D SB passive soundbar speaker can be mounted horizontally on a wall or table-top. The included wall-bracket and dual four-way keyhole slots allow for easy, tight-to-the-wall mounting (mounting screws not included). The included glass base provides a table-top solution for placing the speaker on a stand, table, or shelf (the base attaches to the speaker using the two included screws).

  • Wall-Mount Dimensions:
    • Speaker: 42.0" (w) x 6.0" (h) x 2.5" (d)
    • Bracket: 38.0625" (w) x 2.0" (h) x 0.5" (d)
  • Table-Top Dimensions: 
    • Speaker: 42.0" (w) x 0" (h) x 5.0625" (d)
    • Footprint: 12.0625" (w) x 5.0625" (d)

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Matches my home system set up, and will replace 3 free standing speakers [ Tom  Nov 25, 2018 ]
Great experience with Klipsch. Reference Premier lineup is hard to beat, so I thought I try this SB for my other house. We'll see how it goes. [ Terence  Aug 07, 2018 ]
My father's Klipsch speakers lasted over 30 years.... Quality [ tim  Apr 13, 2018 ]
EXCELLENTE QUALITY AND PAST EXPERIANCE WITH KLIIPSCH AUDIO PRODUCTS. [ carlos  Feb 21, 2018 ]
Kilipsch quality and space saving design of the sound bar with center, right & left channel in one bar [ David R.  Jan 13, 2018 ]

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