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Klipsch Reference R-14SA

Dolby Atmos® enabled add-on speakers

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-14SA

Our customers love the performance and value of Klipsch's Reference-series speakers. If you've got Reference tower or bookshelf speakers, the add-on R-14SA pair lets you experience Dolby Atmos. That's a newer type of surround sound that expands your movie soundtracks by reflecting sounds off the ceiling.

Take your Klipsch home theater to new heights

Our customers love the performance and value of Klipsch's Reference-series speakers. If you've got Reference tower or bookshelf speakers, the add-on R-14SA pair lets you experience Dolby Atmos. That's a newer type of surround sound that expands your movie soundtracks by reflecting sounds off the ceiling.

How do they work?

Each R-14SA speaker has a 4" woofer and a horn-loaded tweeter on its top baffle. These drivers are angled to reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening position. They're designed sit right on top of your existing Reference speakers. Use a pair with your front towers, or add another pair to the rear surround towers for an even more enveloping experience. They can also be wall-mounted for use as regular surround speakers.

Does your receiver have what it takes?

You'll need a home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos in order to get enhanced surround sound with these speakers.

Build a complete Klipsch Reference Dolby Atmos system

Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-24F, Klipsch R-26F, and Klipsch R-28F
Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-14M and Klipsch R-15M
Center channel: Klipsch R-25C
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW

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Product Highlights:

  • Dolby Atmos add-on speakers
  • designed to sit on top of floor-standing front or back speakers
  • drivers are angled up to reflect sound off the ceiling, for a heightened soundstage and overhead effects
  • connect to a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver's height channels
  • can also be used as wall-mounted standard surround speakers
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix® horn with 3/4" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum tweeter
  • 4" spun copper IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer
  • acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
  • frequency response: conforms to Dolby Atmos specification
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: conforms to Dolby Atmos specification
  • power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (100 watts peak)
  • MDF cabinet with durable brushed polymer veneer finish
  • anti-vibration rubber feet and built-in keyhole slot wall-mounting brackets (mounting screws not included)
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • 6"W x 7-1/4"H x 11-1/4"D
  • weight: 5.5 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Dolby-atmos enabled speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Rubber bumpers
  • User Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions

I bought the Klipsch Atmos enabled pair mainly because of the manufacturer's reputation! It was the right decision! These speakers have added a new dimension of sound on 4K releases! If your looking to expand, Klipsch is a brand name you can trust!

Anonymous, Melrose, MA


Klipsch Reference R-14SA Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(14 Reviews)

Klipsch Reference R-14SA

Michael from Pearland, TX on 6/17/2018

I ordered with the intention of using these as my left and right surround speakers. Unfortunately, I miscalculated and was unable to hang them high enough on my wall so that the sound was angled toward the listening position and not more towards the ground short of the listening position. Seeing as I already had them out of the box I decided to test their sound quality. I connected them as my main front left and right (making sure to bass manage the lower frequencies away from them). The sound was great, smooth and detailed, and they're able to be played loud without any stress. I'm absolutely sure they would work wonderfully as main surround speakers, but make sure you plan on mounting them at or near a 10 foot ceiling. Of course, I think they were designed primarily as Atmos speakers, so this position makes sense. Kudos to Crutchfield for their generous return policy, even though it was my fault for not doing more research on the angle in which the sound would emanate.

Pros: Clean, smooth sound

Cons: None

They make a differance

William from Seneca, SC on 6/8/2018

Had them for about two weeks; replaced another, cheaper brand. My First Klipsch speakers; they seem to be very efficient. As to how they work, they work great. I have M.L.'s in the front, PSB MIni C's in rear and in middle. Definitive subwoofer. Seem to work well together, driven by Marantz 5012.

Pros: They perform

Cons: Wish they came in white.

Klipsch Reference R-14SA

Anonymous from Melrose, MA on 6/7/2018

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I bought the Klipsch Atmos enabled pair mainly because of the manufacturer's reputation! It was the right decision! These speakers have added a new dimension of sound on 4K releases! If your looking to expand, Klipsch is a brand name you can trust!



Klipsch Reference R-14SA

Ramon from Cayey, PR on 4/8/2018

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Easy setup, the best adquisition for my speaker system.



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David from Plano, TX on 3/25/2018

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Just hooked up the speakers yesterday to a Denon AVR-X2300W receiver and calibrated them with the Audyssey system. Then took them for a test drive with "The Martian", 4k Blu-ray Atmos. They definitely added sparkle to the sound stage. The sound was much more immersive and sound objects apparent, even to my uneducated ear. I'm now future ready and loving it.



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David from San Juan, PR on 2/2/2018

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II have all Klipsch front line up RB-61 II, RC-62 II and these Atmos speakers. They complement very well for movies. Also, for music, they provide a HIgh end edge on sound. Very pleased with the ATMOS R-14SA



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Rusty from Smyrna, TN on 1/17/2018

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I've not used them much to this point but what little I have they sound good. Especially for the price.



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Thomas from Crown Point, IN on 1/17/2018

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Easy setup, great customer service, love dealing with Crutchfield.



2 pair worth it

Anonymous from Noblesville, IN on 12/30/2017

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You definitely need 2 pairs to get a full atmos effect. This is my 2nd, and now I want to go back and watch all my atmos movies again.



Great ATMOS speakers

Bob from Herndon, VA on 12/18/2017

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Great pair of Atmos speakers. I put them atop two large BA towers pointed at the ceiling and hooked up to Yamaha RX-A1070. Listening to source with DB encoding for ATMOS, you can hear spaceships and bullets flying overhead.

Pros: small size, big sound perfect for ATMOS

Cons: only the price

Great Atmos speaker

Paul from Colorado Spgs, CO on 12/7/2017

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Seems to be a great Atmos speaker. I am usine it as Atmos enabled now, but I plan a ceiling mount in the near future.

Pros: Self enclosed, easy set-up

Cons: Limited low frequency response

Added Height

Brad from Jonesborough, TN on 12/6/2017

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Speakers arrived faster than expected! Great customer service obviously all around. Klipsch always has great packaging and everything arrived safe and unblemished. Hookup is straight forward and after "tuning" the room through the receiver, these speakers perform better than expected! I do feel that once there is more content I will be even happier with them, but for now...the added height with music and especially some of the newer movies is really great! I would buy again!



New sound plane is awesome

Jerry from Seattle WA on 9/16/2017

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Perfect addition to my home theater. I recently upgraded my receiver to an Atmos enabled unit. The added sound dimension is awesome. These sit perfectly on top of my Klipsch bookshelf speakers. Highly recommended

Pros: Easy to install


Great Expansion Speakers

Anonymous from Dayton, OH on 9/11/2017

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So far so good. I bought a Denon AVR-X2300W receiver a few months ago. The receiver is capable of ATMOS processing so I bought these expansion speakers. With the Denon's Audyssey speaker calibration capabilities my home theater has never sounded so good. I'm giving 4 stars only because I haven't yet encountered authentic ATMOS enabled countent. It is still pretty rare. The X2300 apparently sends faux ATMOS signals to the R-14SA's. I'll may revise my review after I watch a movie with true ATMOS surround tracks.

Pros: Look great. Easy to install and calibrate.

Cons: Not much ATMOS content just yet.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Dolby Atmos Elevation Speaker: The Klipsch Reference R-14SA is a Dolby Atmos enabled home theater speaker which adds the Dolby Atmos elevation effect to any existing home theater speaker system to create an atmosphere of rich, detailed sound, or can be used as a surround speaker

Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos delivers captivating, object-based sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. With Dolby Atmos sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill a home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth. Learn more out Dolby Atmos here.

Klipsch Design Philosophy: The Klipsch Reference R-14SA delivers on Klipsch's speaker design philosophy; low distortion, high efficiency, flat frequency response, broad dynamic range, and controlled directivity.

0.75" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-14SA speaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 0.75" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.

  • Tractrix Horn Technology: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
  • LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 0.75" aluminum tweeter with a linear travel suspension to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

4" Copper-Spun IMG Woofer: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker is outfitted with a single 4" Copper-Spun IMG woofer. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker features a MDF cabinet with a brushed polymer veneer black finish that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is utilized because of its damping characteristics for natural, uncolored sound without unwanted vibration and distortion.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is acoustically transparent.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series 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).

Mounting Options: The Klipsch Reference series R-14SA offers flexibility when mounting the Dolby Atmos enabled speaker.

  • Rubber Feet: The Dolby Atmos enabled loudspeaker features four integrated rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on top of your existing front tower loudspeaker securely. The top of your loudspeaker needs to be flat and measure at least 6.0625" (w) x 11.25" (d).
  • Wall Mounting: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker 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).

Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of three floorstanding speakers (R-24F/R-26F/R-28F), two bookshelf speakers (R-14M/R-15M), one center channel speaker (R-25C), and one surround speaker (R-14S). The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

In the last month trying to build a klipsch home system have to buy one piece at a time [ Richard  May 28, 2018 ]
Klipsch quality and angled design for on-wall left and right surround channel duties. [ Michael  May 23, 2018 ]
I chose these because I have far to many UHD discs to not have atmos any longer. And the discounted price helped. [ Campbell  May 18, 2018 ]
Part of rebuilding my home theater... [ ronald  May 14, 2018 ]
Because i made research and it seems to be the best atmos speakers. All my speakers are from Klipsh. [ RAMON  Mar 20, 2018 ]
All my speakers are Klipsch [ Juan  Mar 03, 2018 ]
Klipsch reputation - Dolby Atmos speaker! [ Todd  Jan 28, 2018 ]
I liked the information provided and reviews for this product. Can't wait to get them and set them up. [ Isabel  Jan 06, 2018 ]
I have klipsch speakers allready but missing the r-14sa to finish my sound system...can't go wrong with klipsch.. [ Ramon  Jan 04, 2018 ]
Looking to complete my 7.1 setup. I will be using these as surrounds and eventually upgrading my receiver to an ATMOS capable one. [ Dustin  Jan 01, 2018 ]
I am Upgrading to DOLBY ATMOS. [ ROCK  Dec 30, 2017 ]
Good reputation and on sale [ RICHARD  Dec 28, 2017 ]
right features, right price, Crutchfield. [ Gerald  Nov 22, 2017 ]
I have been purchasing Klipsch and this will complete my surround sound system [ Lloyd  Nov 10, 2017 ]
same brand as the current home theater system I have now [ M  Aug 29, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

I wouldn't be concerned. These are 8 ohm speakers, so that will drop your receiver's peak output to 130W, plus that is just peak power, not RMS. The sound going to these speakers should be filtered to Atmos-specific frequencies, which should have a limited range. I personally have an Onkyo TX-NR656 with these speakers and it works great. [ bryan  Mar 15, 2018 ]
Speakers are most often blown when an amp exceeds it power capabilities and goes into clipping, putting out ultra sonic square waves at high frequencies. Tweeters try to reproduce these full power square waves and fail. More speakers are blown from too little power than too much clean power. [ Paul  Mar 14, 2018 ]
I have the Onkyo RZ3100 rated at 200w per channel for 6 ohm speakers and added the Klipsch Reference R-14SA's about 6 months ago. I havent had any problems, they sound great! [ TYLER  Mar 14, 2018 ]
A full ATMOS setup for the home is a 7.2.4 configuration - 11 channels. The 7 refers to the two front speakers, the surround side speakers pair, the rear surround speakers pair, and the single center channel. The 2 refers to two subs and the 4 refers to the two pairs of height - or ATMOS - speakers; a 7.2.4 configurations usually requires 11 channels. However, if your receiver allows for a 5.2.4 or 5.1.4 configuration then it will have two sets of height speakers amp outputs and you can add two pairs of height speakers. If your receiver only has one set of height amp outputs the you can only add one pair of height speakers. However, if you receiver allows assigning extra up unused zone channels you might be able to assign a 2nd pair of height speakers to them. [ Peter  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Not sure if I completely understand what you are asking. These speakers do work if you have an Atmos capable receiver. I ordered two pair and I have a 7.4.1 setup and am satisfied. I also bought these because I can place them on top of my tower speakers. [ KEN  Nov 13, 2017 ]
The R-15M are 7in wide 8 in deep 12.5 in high. Seems to me that you would have to put the R15M on its side. Hope this helps. [ Frank  Oct 18, 2017 ]
I have the same speakers. Yrs they do for on top, barely. The rubber feet just fit but the atmos speakers are deeper and hang over a few inches. [ Jerry  Oct 15, 2017 ]