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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

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Crutchfield customers love the ultra-efficient, high-performance sound from Klipsch Reference Premiere...

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About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

A powerful floor-stander from Klipsch

Crutchfield customers love the ultra-efficient, high-performance sound from Klipsch Reference Premiere floor-standing speakers. The RP-5000F is one of the middle-sized towers in the company's new lineup, and is an excellent choice as part of a Klipsch stereo or home theater system. It features two 5-1/4" spun-copper woofers for punchy bass and powerful midrange, and Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs.

A powerful floor-stander from Klipsch

Crutchfield customers love the ultra-efficient, high-performance sound from Klipsch Reference Premiere floor-standing speakers. The RP-5000F is one of the middle-sized towers in the company's new lineup, and is an excellent choice as part of a Klipsch stereo or home theater system. It features two 5-1/4" spun-copper woofers for punchy bass and powerful midrange, and Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs.

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F floor-standing speaker

Use a pair of the RP-5000F floor-standing speakers as part of a high-impact Klipsch home theater system.

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. 

A horn that enhances bass, too

Take a look at the back of the RP-5000F and you'll find that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.

Because this speaker is rear-ported, I recommend pulling it away from your wall to give it room to "breathe." 

Bi-amp or bi-wire for even better sound

On the back of the RP-5000F you'll find two sets of speaker input terminals. These let you bi-amp or bi-wire your speaker to get the best sound out of it.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
  • dual 5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid and lightweight voice coils
  • frequency response: 35-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 96 dB
  • power handling: up to 125 watts RMS (500 watts peak)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • ebony vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
    • two sets of input terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 8-1/8"W x 36-3/16"H x 14-5/16"D
  • weight: 37 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065801

What's in the box:

  • Floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Stabilizer feet (installed)
  • Grille (installed)
  • 2 Terminal jumpers (installed)
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 125
Frequency Response 35-25k Hz
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 36-3/16
Width (inches) 8-1/8
Depth (inches) 14-5/16
Weight 36 lbs

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-5000F floorstanding loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-5000F floorstanding 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 Tweeter: 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 5.25" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-5000F floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes two 5.25" 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 5.25" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-5000F floorstanding loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-5000F floorstanding 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. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch RP-5000F floorstanding 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.

Dual Binding Posts: The Klipsch RP-5000F is fitted with two sets of sturdy binding posts allowing to bi-amp or bi-wire the floorstanding loudspeaker. These binding posts 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.

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).

Cast Aluminum Stabilizer Feet: The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker includes pre-installed, cast-aluminum stabilizer feet with rubber pads for safe placement on hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl flooring. The cast aluminum feet are mechanically designed to minimize surface area in contact with the floor, decoupling the speaker for faster, tighter low frequencies and more detail. No carpet spikes are included, and the speaker will not support optional carpet spikes or other type of feet.

Note: Do not remove the stabilizer feet. The Klipsch floorstanding loudspeaker should not be used without the stabilizer feet due to stability and sound performance reasons.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch RP-5000F floorstanding 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 speakers should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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"Big" floor speakers without actually being that big - I don't have that much space. Plus I LOVE Klipsch sound! [ Benjamin  Oct 31, 2018 ]
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Proud owner of 2 Cornwall & 2 Heresy speakers. Using them for decades. Upgrading my bedroom theater, why not pick the best? [ DR WILLIAM A  Jul 28, 2019 ]
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Size and quality [ Benjamin  Feb 20, 2019 ]

3 questions already asked

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Package dimensions for Klipsch RP-5000F single tower?
[ Ramesh  Dec 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
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Container in inches: 12 width x 18 depth x 41-1/2 height; it is heavy; the speaker floats on a LOT of styrofoam and heavy duty cardboard. Almost indestructible.
[ Douglas  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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hi, Just purchased the klipsch rp6000f speakers. My question is will my onkyo TX-SR353 be enough to drive them? receiver details:140 W/Ch (6 Ohms), 80 W/Ch (8 Ohms)
[ Ron  Dec 03, 2018 ]
1 answer
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Ron, I have the RP-5000F as my rear speakers running off of a Denon AVR-1713, which is rated at 120W/Ch (6Ohms), 80W/Ch (8Ohms). They sound incredible and look amazing. I am enjoying listening to my favorite music again due to the little details in music that I missed before.
[ Michael  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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I'm considering buying one of the Klipsch RP floor standing speakers. I'm thinking of buying something in the walnut finish. Can anyone tell me how good the walnut finish looks? Is the color tone and wood grain pattern ok, or does it look cheap and fake? Thanks!
[ living in mpls  Jul 23, 2019 ]
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personally, the color tone is a little dark, just like the image. i took a gamble and hoped that it would be a little lighter, like natural walnut. As far as the grain pattern goes, the grain lines run a little tighter than some of the natural walnut i have in my house. the speaker well put together, the craftsmanship is nice, but lets face the facts, its a veneer and it looks like a veneer. the speaker looks just like it does in the photo. it has a semi gloss shine to it, and is smooth to the touch. i struggled between the black and walnut colors. Im glad i went with walnut to be honest. just has a more elegant look.
[ Elias  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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I have a set of the walnut finish RP's I love them! Finish is Awesome and sound is better!!
[ SHANE R  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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I'm really happy with the walnut.
[ Travis  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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I purchased the R5000F, RP500SA Atmos, R500 MW Bookshelf and the R34C Center Channel all in the walnut finish. Color tone, pattern all match perfectly. The finish is excellent and does not have a "fake or cheap appearance. Klipsch products are first rate in all respects. I am very satisfied with the appearance and quality.
[ JOHN  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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The finish looks fine. It passed the "Spousal Approval" test.
[ David  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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The walnut finish is a vaneer, but it looks very nice. I get lots of compliments because they match my floor. The Vaneer is applied in a way that the grain transitions over corners creating the look of a solid piece of wood.
[ Eric Dana  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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I recently purchased the RP-5000 in the walnut finish and I am very pleased with the purchase. The speakers are in my living room next to a sofa and wooden table and have the look and feel of solid wood. I had the same concern that the walnut may not be appealing, but that is not the case. In fact earlier this week I glanced at the speakers and thought "WOW, I'm sure glad that I got the walnut!" You can't go wrong. The sound quality of the Klipsch speakers is fabulous in any finish! I highly recommend them.
[ David  Jul 31, 2019 ]
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I like the walnut finish very much. It is one of the reasons I went with this particular speaker and I was not disappointed. These speakers look and sound great, very well constructed.
[ BRYON  Jul 31, 2019 ]

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The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F offers these features:
  • dual 6-1/2" Cerametallic woofers
  • frequency response: 34-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
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