1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker
features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn technology
exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix
horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-500M
bookshelf 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
5.25" Cerametallic Woofer: The RP-500M bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a
5.25" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofer. 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"
woofer is 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-500M bookshelf
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-500M bookshelf 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-500M
bookshelf 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
bookshelf 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.
Mounting Options: The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf
loudspeaker can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat
surface. It can also be wall-mounted using the integrated keyhole slot.
- Rubber Feet: The bookshelf loudspeaker comes with
self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any
damage to your stand's or shelf's surface. The rubber feet add approximately
0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.
- Keyhole Slot: The RP-500M 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).
Application & Placement: The Klipsch RP-500M bookshelf
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 loudspeakers should be placed approximately 2' above
the listening position. Typically this will be approximately 5' to 7' above
the floor. The surrounds should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to
the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the
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).