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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

Floor-standing speaker (Ebony)

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

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.

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
  • 8-1/4"W x 36-1/8"H x 14-7/16"D
  • weight: 37 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

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

Wanted speakers with quality sound.these are less obtrusive than most floor speakers. Compact with a clean vibrant sound

William t, Leland, NC


Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Very capable smaller towers!

Jeff from Hampton, VA on 2/17/2019

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you are looking for a great pair of high end floor standing speakers that do not take up a ton of space and can save you a few dollars, add these to your list. My options at the time also included the RP-4000F but decided to spend a little more to get the 5 1/4 inch drivers instead of the 4 inch ones. They are very well built towers with some really nice cosmetic touches and look amazing with the grills off. In addition they also have some really durable binding posts and are ready to go for a bi-amp or bi-wire setup. I did bi-amp them and could tell a difference. To me it seemed as though the highs were produced more cleanly than they were with a one amp connection. These towers have very good sound reproduction and you really can hear parts of the music that will be missed on lower end speakers. The low end response due to the newer rear port style is very good. You could go without a sub if you do not require a really strong low end though. Since these are only 5 1/4 inch drivers they can only move so much air but are surprisingly capable! I was surprised at what they could do. The newer tweeters are very clean, powerful, and not nearly as taxing on your ears as the Tractrix horns from the reference series are. The Reference Premiere are a noted improvement over the Reference line so spend a little more if you can. As far as volume goes these will get very loud. Keep in mind that there are larger models in this family and each one take things up a few notches.

Pros: Well built, great sounding towers that look better with the grills off.

Cons: They are only 5 1/4 inch drivers so keep that in mind. While they really sound great the low end will not shake your room. A sub is recommended if you like bass.

A Lifetime of Premium Listening Awaits!

David from Lancaster, CA on 1/31/2019

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The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F tower speakers deliver a listening experience I never had before. Every voice (vocal and instrumental) was clear, bright, with great dynamic range, and very 'full' sounding. There was no mushiness whatsoever. There is clear spatial separation for every pitch, tone, and timbre. I seemed to be enveloped in rich, multi faceted sound. All I can say is 'WOW!'. If you can afford these speakers, buy them!

Pros: Rich, full, and nuanced sound in a well constructed and beautiful tower speaker.

Cons: None, that I can think of.

Good floorstanding speaker

Crutchfield customer from North Platte, NE on 1/29/2019

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Speaker sounds great and looks great with Front grill on or off. Highs and mids are nice and crisp. Bass is not that punchy. Venere shows marks from oil's on hands



Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

William t from Leland, NC on 12/22/2018

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Wanted speakers with quality sound.these are less obtrusive than most floor speakers. Compact with a clean vibrant sound



Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

Crutchfield customer from Vancouver, WA on 12/12/2018

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Absolutely punches above its weight class. Clean and vibrant without sounding harsh and noisy.



Superb speakers!

Jean-paul from St Petersburg, FL on 11/16/2018

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Just received mine a few days ago and enjoying every one of the break-in hours. These speakers provide beautiful clarity on the high end. The bass is tight and deep, sufficient for me. If you want room shaking bass that you can feel you will need a sub. The size of these towers is great, perfect for a smaller room. That's a 65inch TV for reference. Shipping was fast and they arrived unscathed.

Pros: Clarity Small size Cabinet finish Tight accurate bass

Cons: None

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-5000F

Crutchfield customer from Roxboro, NC on 9/24/2018

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Love the Klipsch Reference Premier RP-5000F speakers I recently purchased! I had no space for bookshelf speakers but did for floor standing ones. So these speakers fit the bill. As for the sound, Wow! Couldn't be more pleased.




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Features and Specs

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
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

Product Research


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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Why did you buy this?

"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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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 ]
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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Enjoy deeper bass and higher sensitivity

The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-6000F offers these features:

dual 6-1/2" Cerametallic woofers

frequency response: 34-25,000 Hz

sensitivity: 97 dB