About the Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center
Cinema-quality home theater sound without the wires
The compact RP-HUB1 HD control center and wireless remote are the heart of a Klipsch wireless home theater or stereo system.
Cinema-quality home theater sound without the wires
People ask us all the time about wireless surround sound. Here's a solution we're psyched to offer, from a speaker brand that has a great track record with our customers. Combine the RP-HUB1 HD Control Center with Klipsch's Reference Premiere HD wireless speakers to build a stereo or home theater system that delivers fantastic, room-filling sound. You won't need to run speaker wire behind walls, under carpeting, or across your room.
Hear every detail
Using state-of-the-art WiSA™ wireless technology, this compact system hub transmits high-quality audio at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. That means that not a single detail is lost on the way to your speakers. The system even creates its own dedicated wireless network to avoid any interference with your home's Wi-Fi® setup.
How it works
The HD Control Center is the hub of Klipsch's wireless system. Rather than using a traditional receiver or amplifier simply plug all of your source components — DVD or Blu-ray players, cable boxes, game consoles, and network music players — into the hub. Audio signals are streamed to the speakers wirelessly. The hub also receives Bluetooth® signals, so you can pair your compatible tablet or smartphone.
(One important heads-up: You will need AC power for the hub and each speaker in your system.)
Simple setup and expandability
To make setup easy, this system uses a step-by-step menu that will have you up and running within minutes. Plug the hub's HDMI output into your TV, then follow the on-screen guide. A single button on the back of each Klipsch Reference Premiere HD wireless speaker seamlessly pairs it to your HD Control Center. You can start your system off with just a single pair of Klipsch wireless bookshelf or tower speakers for impressive stereo sound, then add to it over time to create a full-blown 7.2-channel home theater system. The Control Center's on-board Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoders ensure you'll hear rich, enveloping surround sound.
Build your system with Klipsch Reference Premiere HD wireless speakers
RP-440WF floor-standing speaker - Spacious, detailed sound and powerful bass make this a formidable wireless speaker.
RP-140WM bookshelf speakers - These compact bookshelf speakers make a great pair for stereo music or for use as wireless surround sound speakers..
RP-440WC center channel speaker - The perfect center speaker for crisp dialogue and dynamic movie sound effects.
RP-110WSW powered subwoofer - Add excitement to your music and movies with deep, rumbling bass.
- wireless transmitter hub and remote for Klipsch Reference Premiere HD wireless speakers
- connect up to 4 HDMI A/V sources, 3 audio sources, plus Bluetooth® to the hub for wireless playback through the speakers
- supports 2-channel stereo and surround sound up to 7.2 channels
- play music wirelessly from Bluetooth®-enabled devices
- aptX® audio coding technology for better sound with compatible devices
- WiSA (Wireless Speaker and Audio) technology for high-quality, uncompressed wireless audio transmission
- 8-channel wireless audio output up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution for clear, detailed sound
- low latency for perfectly synced audio and video
- 30-foot wireless range
- easy, one-button pairing with compatible Klipsch wireless speakers
- 4 HDMI inputs
- 1 input includes HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 technology for compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
- 1 HDMI 2.0 output with HDCP 2.2 technology
- one pair stereo RCA inputs
- digital audio inputs (S/PDIF): 1 optical and 1 coaxial
- supported audio formats:
- 2-channel PCM up to 192kHz (HDMI and S/PDIF inputs)
- 6-channel PCM up to 192khz (HDMI inputs)
- 8 channel PCM up to 96kHz (HDMI inputs)
- Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS® bitstream (HDMI and S/PDIF inputs)
- FLAC and WAV files
- Dolby Pro-Logic IIx and DTS Neo:6 processing
- proprietary bass management for tailoring the sound to your specific speaker setup
- 9-5/16"W x 1-7/8"H x 7-3/16"D
- weight: 1.2 lbs
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1062372
What's in the box:
- Wireless speaker distribution hub
- AC power adapter (w/ 59" DC cord)
- Remote control 2 "AAA" batteries
- 39" HDMI cable
- User Manual
- Important Safety Instructions
- Warranty Information
- Online Product Registration note
Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center reviews
The problem: My 5.1 speakers become disconnected from my hub constantly. I have to go through procedure for the hub to find speakers almost everytime. We've swapped-out the hub twice so far & also a pair of speakers to try to fix. No luck. We live in an upscale apartment in San Diego. Yes there is Wi-Fi interference in the air but that is the world today. Nothing unusual. Solution?: Still TBD. According to Klipsch, it's not their fault because they don't control the wireless technology, WiSA does & I just have too much interference. I was told WiSA "may" be working on a firmware fix. I called some people I know at Bang & Olufsen. I got my best advice/info from them (after 100's of hours spent w/ Klipsch Tech Support over past 1.5 years). B&O uses WiSA. They have sold many systems in downtown NYC where interference is at least as bad as SD. They have rarely had issues. In those cases it was fixed by switching the router from "automatic" & go strictly with 2.4. The technical problem is WiSA selected 5.9 which is too close to 5.0 GHz used in new routers. B&O said if this didn't solve the problem, then it's the hardware. B&O system is much, much more expensive but it sounds like it works in today's cluttered airspace. I have been observing over last several weeks the impact of switching to 2.4 ghz. It has had an impact going from problems 90% of the time to 50%. impact has been visible but the problem still exists to an unacceptable degree.
Pros: a) "ok" sound when it works. b) wireless is the way to go if they can get WiSA technology to work.
Cons: a) speakers become lost from hub constantly requiring user to re-accomplish set-up process (either full or partial) almost every time you use it. b) Speakers come on and off by themselves even when system is off. c) the hardware is very rinky dink. The remote is a joke (more like a cheep toy) and the hub is not robust at all, very cheaply built. This system is definitely not up to Klipsch normal standards
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Excellent piece of technology. Works exceptionally well with a passive system.
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This system cannot hold any of the original settings, That is why it is no longer available.
Pros: Easy set up
Cons: wont hold speaker settings
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I bought this along with the subwoofer, and four bookshelf speakers. The speakers and SW are great, no doubt. However, the Hub is iffy. first of all I had issues with the HDMI ARC (no sound) when it was connected to my LG OLED, and Klipsch said it was the TV, but LG did not. In the end I just used optical cable from the TV to the Hub for sound. This posed a problem, because when I am directly streaming from the LG WebOS, then I cannot see on-screen menu from the HUB (on optical)like I would if I am watching via Apple TV which was directly connected to the Hub. Then there were issues with bluetooth connectivity (static, and sound will go in and out, and various speakers would drop). I called Klipsch, and they said it was the Orbi Satellite in the room. I turned off the router, and the same bluetooth connectivity issue. I have an Amazon Echo in the room, and that has no issues with bluetooth whether the Orbi is on or off. The "side/rear" speaker adjustment had to be put to highest volume, and I had to increase the distance to hear any decent surround sound (but increasing the distance setting for the "side/rear" speakers also meant that sometimes with fast action sequences, the sound came a fraction of a second before the action, because I had made the distance settings higher than the speakers actually physically were to be able to hear them - and by the way, this was Klipsch's rec. when I told them about the weak sound from these speakers). Also, the Hub has only one HDMI 2.
3 of 4 found this helpful
Great sound and easy set up. However, does not seem to support 4K HDR. Hooked up the new 4K Apple TV through the Hub1. Will accept 4K SDR but not HDR. When I connected the Apple TV directly to my television the 4K HDR setting on the Apple TV was accepted. Guess I'll use an optical back out of the TV and to the Hub1.
1 of 1 found this helpful
The system works well once you figure it out. The set up instructions were simply a picture of the front and back of the unit and it was lacking clear details to be more helpful. I called into the technical department at Crutchfield and the gentlemen helped me set up the system and it was an awesome thing when the first sounds came out of the speaker. Once it is set up, it is so easy and pleasant to use. I love Crutchfield !!
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Have it hooked up to my Marantz sr7011 to give me wireless back speakers (klipsch rp 440 was ). Not what it is advertised for (hooked up to an a/v receiver ) but it works. Price is ridiculous for a device of this kind but it is the only alternative to wires.
Pros: No wires
Cons: Stuck with Klipsch only. Expensive
1 of 2 found this helpful
This Hub is extremely easy to set up and use. Setting up a network to 110WSW, 440WC, and 140WM speakers takes only a few minutes. And the sound is totally awesome!
Pros: Easy to set up and use
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First, let me say that the wireless speakers (with the exception of the subwoofer) are outstanding. The build quality is excellent (i.e., just what you would expect from Klipsch) and the audio is impressive. I find the subwoofer in the wireless collection of speakers to be under-powered and generally lacking. The hub, however, is very disappointing. It does not currently offer high definition decoding (i.e., no support for Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio); it relies on other high-end devices (like the Oppo BluRay player) to do the heavy processing. It also does not support Dolby Atmos. The hub is three to five years behind current state-of-the-art audio standards. The hub is made of plastic; it is light-weight and has a cheap feel to it (especially when one considers its price tag). I am really surprised that Klipsch released such an unimpressive piece of gear to drive a fine line of wireless speakers. Besides the hub's under-whelming capabilities and cheap appearance, its menu-driven setup is poorly done (especially in the era of powerful apps). The remote that comes with the hub is too small in my opinion, poorly designed, and inadequate for the task at hand.
Pros: I can't think of any Pros (except that the hub is frequently offered for free with the purchase of the wireless speakers). The speakers themselves are generally outstanding (with the exception of the under-powered subwoofer). The wireless concept that Klipsch engineered is very promising but it is currently years behind today's audio codecs and standards. The hub has a "rushed to market" look and feel to it. Klipsch needs to re-design the hub and bring it up-to-date with current codecs.
Cons: Plastic, light-weight, poorly designed configuration menu system. Terrible remote.
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I don't know what else to say other than wow. I'm sure they're are some so called audiophiles out there rolling their eyes at me. You buy this system for the wireless aspect and the wireless aspect ONLY. If clutter and wires going in every direction is your thing then I'm sure you could purchase a "slightly" better sounding system...notice I said slightly? Don't get it wrong this system CRANKS! And is crystal clear. It took longer to get all the speakers and this control center unboxed then it did to set it up. I hooked it up to a LG EF9500 OLED 65 inch Tv and it sounds AMAZING! I purchased a 400$ audio quest vodka cable to hook it up with and I didn't even need it! All I needed was an audio optical to audio optical wire. Bluetooth to my iPhone or iPad to play Spotify is ridiculous! Sounds amazing. The remote does what it's supposed to but I think could've been a little more ingenuity used in the making of the remote. The system can take a few seconds up to 30 seconds to "kick in" once powered on. This is minor because once it does come on its AMAZING. I got my control center for free by purchasing 2 of the tower speaker....this promotion ends pretty soon so if you're even remotely think I g about buying g this system then buy it now!!! 500$ control center for free is a no brainer. People are amazed when I show them the speakers are plugged into the wall with no speaker wires. We've all been waiting for for a LEGIT wireless system WELL..IT'S HERE!!!
Pros: Wireless! Sound is amazing. Set up in 10 minutes. Klipsch what else is there to say
Cons: Expensive but you get what you pay for and if wireless and neat is your thing...then here's your system.
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Pros: easy setup sounds great !
Cons: remote small , have to use two remotes for tv ,one for volume and one to work tv ..
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I use this as a stereo amplifier hooked up to my computer........Works Great
Pros: works great connected to my computer.
Cons: No cons
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This little box is great! I have 4 HDMI inputs running into it and 1 output going to my Projector. It serves as the HDMI switcher for the audio and video signals and they mesh seamlessly. I have experienced no dropped signals even though both this Hub and my Projector's Hub are submitting wireless signals to the Projector and the speakers. There is no delay to the sound as far as I can tell and it matches perfectly with the video when watching a movie. I used to have to regularly handle 4 or 5 remotes in my theatre room, since this is my main hub for my sources, I now generally only have to deal with keeping up with 2 remotes which has made life much simpler.
Pros: small, discrete, multiple inputs, no drops in wireless output to speakers, no noticeable delay in sound being sent to speakers
Cons: None that I have experienced so far
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More details on the Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center
HD Wireless Control Center: The Klipsch HD Control Center (RP-HUB1) is a high resolution wireless distribution hub that replaces complicated AV receivers and transmits audio wirelessly to Klipsch's Reference Premiere HD Wireless Speakers (sold separately). The HD Control Center creates its own dedicated WiSa (Wireless Speaker & Audio) network independent of your home WiFi to eliminate dropouts and interference caused by bandwidth constraints within your home. The RP-HUB1 can wirelessly transmit up to 8-channels of audio for a wireless 7.1ch home theater system.
Note: The HD Control Center (RP-HUB1) is specifically designed to wirelessly pair with Klipsch's Reference Premier HD Wireless Speakers and is not designed to work with any other brand of speaker.
Reference Premiere HD Wireless System: The complete Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System consists of the RP-HUB1 HD Control Center, RP-440WF floorstanding speaker, RP-140WM bookshelf speaker, RP-440WC center-channel speaker, and RP-110WSW powered subwoofer (all sold separately). The floorstanding, bookshelf, and center-channel wireless speakers feature a two-way design and utilizes the same driver and horn technology as Klipsch's Reference Premiere series. The wireless powered subwoofer is modeled directly after the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-110SW subwoofer. The Klipsch HD Control Center acts as the system's hub and directs audio wireless to each speaker. All of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System products offer the convenience of WiSa wireless connectivity.
WiSa Wireless Technology: Through the use of state-of-the-art WiSa (Wireless Speaker & Audio) technology, the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System delivers unmatched wireless audio performance and ease-of-use. WiSa technology transmits 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 96kHz/second, with robust error recovery for uninterrupted listening enjoyment. With extremely low latency (<5mS) and negligible speaker-to-speaker delay, it offers flawless wired-quality performance and reliability. WiSa technology operates in the relatively unused 5.2 to 5.8 GHz UNII radio frequency spectrum, reliably transmitting uncompressed audio from 2ch stereo to 7.1ch surround, along with system configuration and calibration data. It has a range of approximately 30'.
Simple Wireless Speaker Setup: The Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System gives you the ability to place speakers anywhere in your room without running speaker wire through walls or under carpet. Klipsch's proprietary Smart Speaker Selector provides a single-button solution on the rear of each speaker that seamlessly makes the connection to the HD Control Center without the need for speaker wire or a complicated AV receiver.
High Res 2.0-7.1ch Audio: The Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System can deliver 24-bit/96kHz audio in configurations ranging from 2ch stereo to 7.1ch surround sound, supporting both Dolby Digital Plus (7.1ch) & DTS (5.1ch). You can select from a variety of Surround Modes:
- Direct: All content is decoded and played back in its native format and number of channels (up to 7.1ch).
- Stereo: Takes any input material and plays it through only the left and right speakers. If the source is not in stereo, a stereo mix will be derived from the input source.
- All-Channel Stereo: Plays a stereo signal through all speakers in the system. This mode will downmix any surround information to stereo before routing to the speakers (up to 7.1ch).
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Dolby Pro Logic IIx processing is applied to the incoming source with the decoder configured for Movie, Music, or Game. Dolby Pro Logic IIx creates channels for speakers that are not present in the native audio format for up to 7.1ch audio.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX processing is applied to the incoming source to create virtual rear channel information for up to 7.1ch. Only valid for system with surround & surround back speakers present.
- DTS NEO:6: DTS NEO:6 processing is applied to the incoming source with the decoder configured for Movie or Music. DTS NEO:6 creates channels for speakers that are not present in the native audio format for up to 7.1ch audio.
HDMI 2.0 w/ 4K Pass-Through: The Klipsch HD Control Center (RP-HUB1) is equipped with four HDMI 2.0 inputs and one HDMI 2.0 output. The HDMI inputs and output support up to 4K video pass-through and up to 7.1ch Dolby Digital Plus or 5.1ch DTS audio.
- HDCP 2.2: Only the hub's HDMI 1 input and HDMI output support HDCP 2.2 signal handling, a requirement for 4K Ultra-HD copy-protected content from Ultra HD Blu-ray players, 4K streaming services, and cable/satellite providers.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature of the hub's HDMI output allows audio to be sent from your ARC-enabled TV to the RP-HUB1 through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to your television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your TV.
- HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): HDMI CEC Consumer Electronics Control) allows for shared remote control functionality over HDMI.
- Standby Pass-Through: The HD Control Center has the ability to pass through video and audio from the last active HDMI input while in standby mode.
Note: 3D video is not supported. The HD Control Center does not feature analog video inputs or outputs.
Digital & Analog Audio Inputs: The Klipsch RP-HUB1 is fitted with both digital and analog audio inputs. The HD Control Center is equipped with two digital inputs; an optical (toslink) digital input and a coax (RCA) digital input. Both digital inputs will accept up to 5.1ch audio (up to 24-bit/96kHz), including Dolby Digital & DTS formats. The unit also features a stereo RCA analog audio input for 2ch analog sources.
Bluetooth Music Streaming: The Klipsch HD Control Center features built-in Bluetooth A2DP technology which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC/Phone, or Mac computer/laptop. You'll be able to stream stored music or music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the Klipsch RP-HUB1. Playback control and song/artist information will still be done from your Bluetooth device.
- aptX & SBC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the HD Control Center offers support for the aptX codec for higher quality audio streaming from select Android devices. aptX audio coding technology provides even better sound quality with lossless, CD-quality streaming for compatible aptX-compatible smartphones, like many Android smartphones with OS 4.0+.
- SSP (Simple Secure Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled device to the Klipsch RP-HUB1 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the HD Control Center, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Only one device can be connected and played back at a time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Klipsch RP-HUB1.
Audio Adjustments: The Klipsch HD Control Center offers several audio adjustments to make sure the system sound its best in your room and for your application.
- Speaker Calibration: Right out of the box, the Klipsch RP-HUB1 is acoustically matched to all speakers in the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System, You can manually customize the output level of each individual speaker and determine the distance of each speaker in the room from your primary listening position, if you desire a more tailored sound.
- Subwoofer EQ: You will need to indicate subwoofer placement (All, Corner, or Other) in order to optimize its performance. You can also activate a Low-Volume Bass Boost to enhance bass dynamics and richness and lower listening volumes.
- Listening Modes: Choose between three Listening Modes - Natural (default/normal), Dialog (increases vocal clarity), or Night (compressed dynamic range).
- Lip Sync Delay: The HD Control Center is able to compensate for synchronization issues between audio and video by allowing you to adjust the audio delay.
On-Screen Menu & Front-Panel Display: The HD Control Center features a front-panel display which indicates source input & volume level. You can adjust the brightness level of the front-panel display. The RP-HUB1 also features an On-Screen Menu for system setup & audio adjustments. You can choose between English, French, or Spanish text.
Remote Control w/ IR Input: In addition to basic top-panel controls (Power, Source, Volume, Mute), the RP-HUB1 comes with an IR remote for full wireless operation of the HD Control Center.
Power Save Mode: The HD Control Center will automatically revert to standby mode after approximately 30 minutes of inactivity in order to conserve energy.
Firmware & Software Updates: Once you register the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System, Klipsch will offer free firmware & software upgrades which can be downloaded from their website onto a USB thumbdrive and inserted into the HD Control Center's USB "Service Port". As a result, you can stay current with the latest Klipsch technologies while expanding your system over time.
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