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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M

Bookshelf speakers (Walnut)

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M

Take a quick look through Crutchfield's customer reviews and you'll see that Klipsch speakers are a big favorite. We're used to hearing comments like "Great sound!", "Best speakers I've ever owned," and "The clarity is amazing!". And we've already gotten similar feedback from our customers about the RP-150M bookshelf speakers.

A customer favorite just got even better

Take a quick look through Crutchfield's customer reviews and you'll see that Klipsch speakers are a big favorite. We're used to hearing comments like "Great sound!", "Best speakers I've ever owned," and "The clarity is amazing!". And we've already gotten similar feedback from our customers about the RP-150M bookshelf speakers.

These value-packed speakers combine solid construction with powerful sonic performance, making them an excellent choice for a stereo music system or as part of a Klipsch home theater system. Each cabinet features a 5-1/4" woofer for tight, punchy lows and clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs.

The Reference Premiere Series difference

Never one to rest on its laurels, Klipsch has been busy refining and improving its designs to create loudspeakers that blow the doors off of its loyal followers' expectations. The new Reference Premiere Series builds on the acoustics and technologies of Klipsch's classic Reference Series, with important enhancements that provide an even more intense listening experience.

Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance

Klipsch RP-150M bookshelf speaker

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 newly designed Hybrid 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.

Compared to previous Klipsch models, this horn design delivers a wider sweet spot with more precise placement of instruments and vocals. Even the horn material itself has been upgraded to molded silicone rubber that helps decrease resonance for smoother, warmer highs.

A horn that can enhance bass, too

Rotating the speaker around and looking at the back, you'll see 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.   

High-tech woofer design

The RP-150M's Cerametallic™ woofer dishes out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cone out of specially treated aluminum that's strong yet lightweight to dampen and prevent distortion. With the Reference Premiere Series, Klipsch also gave this woofer a newly developed titanium voice coil former that allows more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response. 

Build a complete Klipsch system

You can build a great stereo system using the RP-150Ms and a subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers for high-impact home theater.

Recommended center channel speaker: Klipsch RP-250C
Recommended surround speakers: Klipsch RP-240S
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • power handling: up to 75 watts RMS (300 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • 5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofer with rigid titanium voice coil former
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • beveled MDF front baffles reduce frontal surface area to minimize diffraction, plus decrease high-frequency distortion and resonance
  • magnetically attached grilles for a clean, streamlined look
  • durable polymer veneer finish
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • angled MDF base plate for elevated image height and increased speaker stability
  • keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
  • 7-11/16"W x 14-5/8"H x 10-11/16"D
  • weight: 14.7 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers (Walnut)
  • 2 Detachable magnetic grilles
  • 8 Felt pads
  • 4 Rubber pads
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

These speakers put out quality sound from a small box.

GG, Paso Robles, CA

Reviews

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M Reviews

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(46 Reviews)

Small but powerful

GG from Paso Robles, CA on 4/15/2018

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These speakers put out quality sound from a small box.

Pros: Good sound from a small speaker

Cons: Would like to add a sub woofer to complete the system

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M

ricardo from Springfield, MA on 4/11/2018

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Am using these speakers as my suround speakers and they look great and sound even better.

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Paul from Shreveport, LA on 4/7/2018

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Love these speakers, using them for front channels of my 5.1 speaker setup. Nice bass response for their size, clear mid range. Dealing with spouse aesthetic requirements, these speakers blend into the background of the room and she's pleased. Would buy again.

Pros: size, mid range, high range, quality construction

Cons: price

spearkers fit the bill

Anonymous from Hillsborough, NJ on 4/1/2018

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The speakers worked fine in replacing my 30 year old speakers. Bought a starch and dent set but for all appearances the looked like new stock. the best surprise is that Crutchfield gave me a refund when they had a sale two days after I ordered. You have to call.

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Excellent Sounding Speakers

Anonymous from Canton, MI on 3/28/2018

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I decided to upgrade my old Polk audio bookshelf speakers and after reading multiple reviews, I decided on the Klipsch RP-150M. I'm primarily a vinyl listener and the Klipsch speaker did not disappoint. I never knew how much sound clarity I was missing. Great pair of speakers!

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Brian from Edmond, OK on 3/9/2018

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These speakers look as good as they sound. I use them in my bedroom for my home theater and my radio. Along with a small sub woofer, I am very, very happy.

Pros: Look and sound great.

Cons: None.

Matches perfectly

victor from Calabasas, CA on 2/25/2018

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Matches great with my other Klipsch speakers.

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Great sound with music or movies!

Al from Springfield, IL on 2/19/2018

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Excellent sound quality ! Great addition to my surround setup and equally great for music as well. Nice bookshelves,very pleased.

Pros: Sound & build quality.

Cons: None.

Outstanding Quality for price point

Kris from Hiram, OH on 2/18/2018

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Perfect for my large open Ranch home.

Pros: Size, Cost, Sound

Cons: None

Don't let size fool you

edward from Natchitoches, LA on 2/16/2018

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Replaced new jbl arena 130's they had 7"woffers 1"soft dome tweeters, these only have 5 1/4"woffers with traxic horns the jbl's are for sale. if you use a powered sub the mids, highs, high frequency bass coming from these in amazing. possibly the best speakers for their size i've ever heard. recomended by dolly at Crutchfield. (thanks dolly)

Pros: Wall mountable great looks,sound

Cons: None

Great product

Mike from Warrington, PA on 2/14/2018

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Great product. Best bang for the buck.

Pros: Great value

Cons: None

Buena compra

joel from Bayamon, PR on 2/12/2018

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Buen producto,calidad y precio.muy buen sonido en comparacion de mis viejas infinity

Pros: Calidad de sonido Calidad de contruccion Precio

Cons: Nada Nada Nada

Very good sound and look good to!

Gail from Davis, CA on 2/12/2018

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Love my new Speakers. They work very good with our "old" stereo. It had really big speakers that didn't work very good any more. These new ones don't take up much room and sound great. We are very happy with them. Thanks

Pros: Look good and sound good.

Cons: 0

Very Impressed

John from Easton, MD on 1/21/2018

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Couldn't be happier with these! Very potent little speakers with great clarity. I was even surprised by how much low end they have.

Pros: Beautiful, well made, output and price

Cons: Rear port so don't wall mount it!

Bookshelf for the back

Steve from Fort Worth, TX on 1/17/2018

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I could not decide on this speaker or the RP-240s for my rear speakers. I did get these and try them out. for me the 240's sounded more fuller and richer than these. Spatial as well. I did not need any more bass as I have the Klipsch 112 sub woofer. Crutchfield made it easy to get both of these and then decide, so I did, and I returned these RP-150's based on my experience of the sound I needed for the rears. yes I know they are cheaper than the 240's, but I don't plan on updating any time soon so thus me keeping the 240's and returning these 150's

Pros: great sound perfect size for bookshelf speakers

Cons: none that I can think of

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M

Anonymous from Johnston, RI on 12/30/2017

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One word. Fantastic!

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Very good bass

Ralph from W Valley City, UT on 11/14/2017

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Very crisp sound, fit nicely on a bookshelf.

Pros: Great sound, great looks.

Cons: None

GREAT ROCK BUT NOT CLASSICAL/JAZZ TRANSDUCER

Bradford from TAHOE VISTA, CA on 10/12/2017

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STILL AUDITIONING WHAT IS NOW MY THIRD PAIR OF KLIPSCH BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS, ALL OF WHICH ARE OF DIFFERING MODELS AND PAST YEARS.. SOUND CHARACTERISTICS ARE QUITE SIMILAR AMONG THE THREE MODELS, AS WITH THE "PROS" AND "CONS" OF PERSONAL PERCEPTION OF SOUND QUALITY. PROS: WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE, SOLID BUILD QUALITY AND FINISHING, IDEAL FOR ELECTRONIC, ROCK, METAL, FUNK, R&B MUSIC. CON: COLORED AND NON-NEUTRAL, MALE SPEAKING VOICES HAVE HUSKY PRESENCE, NOTICEABLE MID-BASS BOOM ON VOCALS AND MUSIC FARE.

Pros: SUPER WIDE DYNAMIC RANGE DUE TO HIGH EFFICIENCY OF 95+ dB. BUILT LIKE A M-1 TANK SUITABLE FOR ROUGH ENVIRONMENT USES. BIASED FOR HEAVY METAL, ROCK, ELECTRONIC NON-VOCAL MATERIAL.

Cons: NOT IDEAL FOR JAZZ, CLASSICAL, STRING, BAROQUE, COUNTRY AND WOOD INSTRUMENTS.

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Dean from Denham Springs, LA on 8/8/2017

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Outstanding clarity, a real joy to listen to these speakers! Makes a difference to me for both music and movies.

Pros: Clarity, dynamic range

Cons: None

Klipsch RP-150

John from Palm Beach Gardens, FL on 8/7/2017

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Some of my friends ragged on me for not buying a super high end speakers. I traveled from WPB to Miami and listened to some impressive speakers. However, I live in a town-home and do not have the room to properly place large floor-standing speakers. The RP-150 checked both boxes for me. They have very acceptable clarity and and plenty of "Boom." I listen to everything from Glenn Miller to The Who, and after about a month I am thrilled with the sound. These bookshelf sized speakers fit nicely in built in bookcases. I chose the black finish, but they are available in a nice cherry look too. I would recommend these to anyone. Paid $350 for the pair, plus free shipping which to me was a great value.

Pros: Very good clarity Loads of "punch" Nice size and look. Fantastic value

Cons: The Klipsch name is hard to say after a few drinks.

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Isaac from Longview, Tx on 7/18/2017

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These speakers produce a very clean sound and has just enough bass as to not overpower the other parts of the soundstage. The trebles are the most amazing tweeters I have ever heard.

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Timothy from Wisconsin on 5/6/2017

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I'm giving them a four star rating because there is always something better out there but I haven't found them yet.They make excellent hieght and surround speakers,for surround back though I would use the R15 Klipsch they produce more base.But PR150 are extremely clear and CRISP and do not have any distortion at higher end,So they would allso make good main speakers for a smaller system as well to.

Pros: Bottom plates are reversible

Cons: Should supply small round black stickers to cover holes If using the speakers as height speakers, when Removing bottom plates

Beautiful looks

Anonymous from Overland Park, KS on 4/19/2017

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Clean sound. Decent bass for their size. (I have an svs sub) They sound alot bigger than they are. Crispy highs but not offensive. I have some old school big speakers with a 12 sub 4 in mid and 3 in tweet and these honestly sound just as big as those. It's amazing the new speaker technology these days. Very happy with my purchase. Also Crutchfield had these way cheaper than bestbuy. I will be doing business here in the future

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Anonymous from Santa Cruz, CA on 4/16/2017

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I love them. Great sound and look amazing

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Anonymous from Red Bank, NJ on 1/19/2017

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The final addition to my speaker upgrades

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Great sound from relatively small package

Jeff from Northern Michigan on 12/23/2016

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I couldn't be happier listening to these speakers paired with an 80 watt Yamaha R-N602. Never thought Pandora net cast music could sound so good. I would suggest users listen to the speakers at various heights as there is a definite difference in the sound while listening sitting across a small room. Twenty-four-inch speaker stands don't bring out the warmth like the recommended thirty-inch stands. If you're still on the fence about buying these, there's a site that does reviews with online videos and they do a great job reviewing these speakers. I would be remiss if I didn't commend Crutchfield on their awesome free 2-day delivery. Never had a bad experience with Crutchfield.

Pros: Clean sound, decent bass from a small speaker, handsome look.

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Newly minted Klipsch fan.

Chris from Canton, MI on 12/17/2016

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In the search for some new speakers, I wanted something that would produce a warm and natural tone. I originally was looking and products from JBL and Polk. After reading many reviews and listening to some of the competitor speakers at various stores, I was convinced that the Klipsch was the right choice. I have had Infinity speakers in the past and was a little unsure with the Klipsch products. I ordered them from Crutchfield which was easy and the speakers arrived very quickly. The construction of the speakers is of very high quality. Upon initial listening I was immediately impressed with the warmth of the speakers. I kept the box for a couple weeks just in case I would change my mind. The box has been discarded as further listening across many musical genres has produced no complaints from me. I am now a fan of Klipsch and look forward to purchasing more thru Crutchfield.

Pros: Warm Tone, handsome product with great build quality.

Cons: None

Amazing sound from such a small speaker

Greg from Houston on 12/5/2016

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We did a complete home theater "makeover" and replaced 15 year old Bose 301 bookshelf speaker and center channel with the Klipsch bookshelf, RP250 center channel, Polk in ceiling speakers. After talking with a Crutchfield rep about "hearing" preferences I bought these for their reported crisp, clear sound. I was a little worried about a smaller bookshelf speakers being able to deliver but they are fantastic. These are a big improvement over the old speakers - much clearer and crisper audio from the TV and awesome "big" sound for music as well. I am a new fan of Klipsch.

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Great product

Joe from Alabaster, AL on 11/14/2016

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They look good, sound great, I bought these to go with some RP280f's and will be completing the surround with matching center channel and sub. No complaints at all. I think if you wanted a compact stereo setup, these with a good amp and sub would be an outstanding choice. Even without a sub at low to mid volumes bass reproduction is really impressive for the size.

Pros: Price, quality, performance, appearance. And while nothing to do with the speakers, Crutchfield's customer service really stands out.

Cons: I feel like someone would say something about not being able to handle deep bass. But that's not what they are for, and for the size of the speaker the bass is actually nothing short of astounding.

Look great, Sound Great

Chris from Greenville, SC on 9/5/2016

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These look great and sound great. I also have the paired it with the Klipsch RP-250C center channel and the Denon AVR-X3200W receiver. It sounds very balanced in my opinion. I currently live in an apartment so I've not tried to test their volume limits, but for my setup they are perfect.

Pros: Balanced sound Visually appealing (if that's important to you) Love the magnetic cloth grills

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Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 8/31/2016

Love the sound. I considered purchasing a pair of Polk bookshelf speakers first, but once I heard the Klipsch 150M I was sold. The high end is unmuddled and vocals are clear. The old LP's that I have listened to so far have never sounded better. They are a perfect size for our small office, but I'm sure they will sound great in a large room.

Pros: Great sound. Perfect size.

Cons: None so far.

Fine Audiophil Quality Speakers

Frank from Chapel Hill, NC on 8/23/2016

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We got these speakers to improve the audio in our 60 inch TV, and to improve the sound of our CDs, most of which are classical music. We are astonished by the quality these relatively small speakers produce. Our CDs, played on our new NAD CD player have really come alive. We are rediscovering them, hearing sounds we didn't know was there. Although the speakers are small, their wide dispersal of sound make them fill our living room (22 by 16 feet) as though the source was much bigger. Combined with the Klipsch R-110SW wireless subwoofer, we enjoy the benefit of the full range of sound. As the speakers have broken in during the last few weeks, their sound has grown richer and fuller. Although larger and more expensive speakers would sound better, especially for hard-core audiophile enthusiasts, we are very satisfied with our purchase. And we recommend the Klipsch product line without reservation.

Pros: Exceptional, rich, "front and center" quality sound in a relatively small box at a reasonable cost.

Cons: None.

So far so great

Joe C. from Mpls. MN on 8/9/2016

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Part of my review is based on the excellent customer service at Crutchfield. I bought these speakers prior to finishing my basement and was told that if the price went down in the next 60 days they would refund me the difference. Well they did what they said they were going to do because these are now on sale! I am very pleased with my purchase and the speakers sound great. I have them paired with my Kipsch RC35 center channel and the timbre matches perfectly. On another note I purchased some Klipsch ceiling speakers elsewhere and the price went down within 30 days of my purchase but I didnt notice until after 30 days and they would only refund me half the difference in store credit. Needless to say I will not buy speakers from them again.

Pros: Great sound. Timbre matching my existing Center channel.

Cons: None so far.

Klipsch RP 150M Bookshelf Speakers

Chris from Creede, CO on 7/30/2016

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Very nice sounding speakers. No subwoofer necessary. Just what I was looking for in my living room approx 10 x 15'.

Pros: Look good (flat black). Plenty of power capacity. No subwoofer necessary.

Cons: None

Well Pleased

Actual Customer from Baton Rouge, LA on 5/10/2016

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These speakers are excellent. Upgrade for 4" and they are amazing . Crisp & clean sound, work well with current receiver.

Pros: Easy installation, clean crisp sound

Cons: none

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Carl from Englewood, FL on 4/25/2016

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Years ago I owned a pair of Klipsch speakers. So long ago that I do not remember the model. I just remember that they reproduced music that I fell in love with. We're talking tubes, turntables and the real sound of music. As I get older, my upper hearing has weakened and needs help. Television speakers we all know are un-listeningable. I was using a set of Epos and they were o.k., but just o.k. The RP150ms are outstanding. Reproduction of the mids, and highs are listenable as well as hearable. Once again I came back to Crutchfield and I have for many years for quality and service, and the most knowledge in the audio world. Thank you Klipsch and thank you Crutchfield.

Pros: Excellant reproduction, wide frequency response, great sensitivity. Ebony looks class.N

Cons: Could not find any.

Outstanding Klipsch Desktop Speakers

A.P. Stubbs from Alpharetta, GA on 4/20/2016

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These speakers are true to the Klipsch tradition and deliver high quality, clear, precise sound. I use these in my Library, where they are driven by a Denon PMA-50 integrated amp, using J River Media Player to play hi-res music from my computer. I loved this combination and I am sold on the Klipsch brand of speakers. I use Klipsch RP-260F towers in my dedicated Home Theater along with a Klipsch RP-440C center speaker. My surround speakers are in-wall high-end Polk speakers.

Pros: Clear, precise music. The horn tweeter is a definite plus and adds clarity to the music. Beautiful ebony housing with a rectangular port at the rear. Not too big for this use, just the right size to deliver the level of sound that I need. Great value for the price of the speakers.

Cons: None that I could think of.

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James from Wabash, IN on 3/21/2016

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A++

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Lawrence E from pownal, ME on 2/9/2016

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Crutchfield has once again sold provided me with awesome speakers. They were scratch and dent - and to be honest - I can't find ANYTHING wrong with them. The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-150M are - in and of themselves fantastic.

Pros: Sound quality Value

Cons: I could resist buying them!

Great sound

Stephen from Malvern, PA on 2/7/2016

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Upgraded from the Klipsch SSB series to the Reference Series and I'm incredibly impressed by the difference in sound. In my den I can't install rear speakers (the old setup with the rears that I bought and never used are now in my basement). All I have is these center and front speakers and it's still great to watch a movie.

Pros: Great sound

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Jonathan from Seattle, WA on 1/29/2016

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For small speakers, they have great sound and clarity.

Pros: Affordable, compact, but still great sound.

Cons: Doesn't have quite the depth of bass one gets with a larger speaker or sub-woofer.

Awesome

Rick from Pennsylvania on 12/18/2015

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It has been years since I've upgraded my audio system. Did a great deal of on-line research, Crutchfield a huge help in the process, and consulted a few of my audiophile friends. Even though I was unfamiliar with the brand prior to my search, I choose to go with Klipsch speakers. Just awesome. I started with the RP-150M Bookshelf's paired with the RP-250C center speaker. I choose the Denon AVR-X2100W IN-Command (2014 Model) as my receiver. The clarity was unreal, very full for small speakers. Decided to add the Klipsch R-10SW subwoofer and WOW!!! Awesome!! Listened to the Dead's "Fair Thee Well" DVD's, Phil's bass was full, Trey's lead clear and true. The only problem is my wife doesn't "appreciate" volume the way I do. Great system, great service.

Pros: Great sound for a fair price.

Cons: none

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Anonymous from New Jersey on 11/11/2015

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Just what I was looking for GREAT sound.

Pros: Nice Design deep bass

Cons: none

Fantaticly musical!

MCT from Tennessee on 10/31/2015

I just listened to these today at a local high-end HiFi shop in Nashville. Amazing sound! One pair of these running on a new Marantz 6010, playing Boz Skaggs. My gal and I could not believe the sound (and bass) coming from these little speakers. Definitely better than anything else we listened to in the same price range.

Pros: amazing bass for such a small bookshelf, ridiculous clear highs and mids (signature from Klipsch horns)

Cons: They aren't free! lol

Klipsch Quality...

Home Theatre Fan from New York, NY on 8/31/2015

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Klipsch is my new favorite brand. Sound is always phenomenal at the price point. Compare & Convert! Sadly, I discovered them not long after my prior mains purchase (as opposed to immediately preceding). Perhaps I should speak a bit about why I got these, what my expectations and criteria were... Speakers they replaced (Bose 601 series 4) were multi-speaker tower units that still worked quite well and pumped out as much sound as I ever needed. However, a recent television\mount replacement (of a Rear Projection unit to a substantially larger 4K LED LDC UHDTV set in a constrained space) forced them either a foot and a half out on each side, else into retirement. I chose retirement. So - what I was looking for was something at least 7-8 inches shorter, with decent output strength, range, that wouldn't distort when the volume varied between low (e.g. movie dialog) and quite loud (e.g. action film jets, car chases, and obligatory explosions) cranked up a bit. Points would go toward significantly decreased size, better-than-expected sound for the size, and matching decor (black\smoked glass television mount). Looked in some brick-and mortar at the current available models, decided to pull the trigger on these. Full disclosure: I generally prefer full tower units. The new Klipsch speakers do the highs and midrange just as well and at full volume, and nearly as much base as my existing sub does as well (for a substantially higher bass yield from the setup).

Pros: Speakers do the highs and midrange beautifully at any volume, and significantly greater bass than my old mains did. Construction is solid and attractive, while compact for the sound they deliver. Whenever I compare Klipsch speakers to other in the same range and price point, they trounce them in clarity, range, and overall quality.

Cons: I kind of miss my banana clip connectors. Yes, it's a trivial quibble, but I prefer spring-release connections. They yield so much more bass than my old mains did that I'm debating removing the existing sub or cutting it's output so that I don't annoy others in the house when viewing something with enough bass to rattle the windows a bit. In every other respect these are the equal or superior of the units they replaced, at significantly decreased (spatial) volume consumption.

Quality as expected

Sound purist from Duluth, MN on 3/17/2015

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These new Klipsch speakers deliver on their promise of a fantastic listening experience. I have tried several brands over the years and Klipsch has become my go-to in the household. Wether it is music or movies, the clean highs and solid lows are delivered pristinely. Even I found it hard to believe that such a small speaker could present such a sound field, even without a sub. For those who truly appreciate fine audio, you won't go wrong with these new additions in Klipsch's line up.

Pros: Solid build, fantastic sound

Cons: none

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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 75
Sensitivity 93 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 48-25k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 14-1/2
Width (inches) 7-11/16
Depth (inches) 10-7/16
Weight (pounds) 14.7
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

90° x 90° Hybird Tractrix Horns: A redesigned 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 compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible. These 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns provide a wider sweet spot while maintaining controlled directivity of the sound.

LTS Tweeters: Behind each Tractrix Horn lies a 1" titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

Cerametallic Woofer: The single 5.25" woofer of the RP-150M bookshelf loudspeaker features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The 5.25" woofer also employs a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-150M bookshelf speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies (1500Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-150M employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference Premiere bass port allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet  for a clean, powerful low frequency response. The ported enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a premium wood-grain polymer veneer and a polymer front baffle. The speaker's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.

Magnetic Grille: The bookshelf loudspeaker features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over its polymer front baffle.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-150M is equipped 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-connectors, and bare wire.

Mounting Options: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-150M bookshelf loudspeaker provides a variety of mounting options.

  • MDF Plinth: The all new satin-painted MDF plinth footers of the Klipsch Reference Premiere series bookshelf speakers lend an acoustically sound, authoritative stance when placing the speakers on a tabletop, shelf, or stand. Pre-installed rubber feet add extra stability.
  • Wall Mounting: Each Klipsch Reference bookshelf speaker feature 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). There is also a 3/8" threaded insert on the back of each speaker for use with 3rd-party wall-mount brackets (sold separately).

Placement: The Reference Premiere series bookshelf loudspeakers are designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.

  • For optimum performance, Klipsch suggests placing the speakers 6'-15'apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be approximately 1-1.5x the distance separating the speakers.
  • Place the front left and right speakers on shelves or stands with their tweeters at approximately ear height for a seated listener. When used surround sound speakers, they normally perform best when placed slightly higher than ear level.
  • The bookshelf loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor and the wall behind them. It can also help to have the left and right speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of staggering helps smooth the bass range.

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recommended for my small amplifier [ George  Nov 24, 2017 ]
known product [ RICHARD  Jun 26, 2017 ]
To upgrade my 16 year kid speakers and to go along with the Klipsch Reference Premier center channel speaker I recently bought. I'm very happy with the sound, look, and value price of my other Klipsch speakers. [ Marcell  Apr 04, 2017 ]
great sound and looks [ Douglas  Jan 20, 2017 ]
Best bang for the buck. Awesome sound and just the right size! [ Mark  Jan 13, 2017 ]
liked the smaller RM 15s I bought elsewhere. [ Thomas  Dec 27, 2016 ]
Reputation of Klipsch and specs. [ Mary Kay  Dec 18, 2016 ]
solid choice. apropriate specs. nice look [ Pasquale  Sep 24, 2016 ]
Reviews were the deciding factor, also have always heard good things about the Klipsch brand. [ ORLANDO D  Jun 08, 2016 ]
I choose this because this is a famous name and it is on sale. [ karen  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I have already had a pair of there Heresy speakers and loved them.So I am using klipsch speakers for my 5-1 surround sound .They still sound great. [ WAYNE  Jan 21, 2016 ]
Great look & sound! [ William  Jan 12, 2016 ]
great speakers [ Ricardo  Mar 29, 2018 ]
Awesome [ ryan  Mar 18, 2018 ]
I have a great Klipsch Center Channel speaker which sold me on the brand. The balance of my 5.1 surround system is Bose dual cubes, 3 of which are suspended from the ceiling in the rear of the listening area and a JBL subwoofer. I am advancing to a 7.1 system so these Klipsh bookshelf speakers will be on the side of the listening area which will sideline one of the rear ceiling speakers. It sounds a little disjointed, but I wanted to maintain matching speakers for the side surrounds. [ WESLEY L  Jan 31, 2018 ]
Bryce helped me with choosing the surround sound system. [ Joseph  Jan 04, 2018 ]
Sound clarity. [ Dean  Aug 03, 2017 ]
The decision to purchase the Klipsch RP-150M was based largely on their reputation, and current review from other buyers. I remember this company when I was a kid back in the 70's as being one of the premiere speaker lines. [ John  Jul 21, 2017 ]
Crutchfield recommended them and after evaluation, I thought it was the right choice also. Customer service people are a very knowledgeable staff. [ Jerry  Jul 15, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Jeffrey  Jun 08, 2017 ]
shelf speakers for built-ins on either side of a fireplace in family room. Smaller sized speakers with big sound. [ Gary  Jun 05, 2017 ]
Needed a set of front speakers for a small surround system. The RP-* series comes highly recommended from several sources. [ Paul  Jun 02, 2017 ]
Rear back channels for a 7.1 system. [ Rafael  Apr 22, 2017 ]
to complete my home theater upgrades [ D  Jan 06, 2017 ]
Recommendation of customer service person. [ Paul  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Extensive conversation with Troy [ Greg  Dec 16, 2016 ]
I chose this product after a long conversation with Dolly your rep. She was amazing, polite, patient, very knowledgeable. She answered all my questions, I must say it was one of the best experiences I have ever had when calling a company for help. She helped me make a decision that I am very happy with. [ J  Nov 20, 2016 ]
Klipsch name, bookshelf speakers. [ Warren  Oct 03, 2016 ]
Chosen by my stereo designer. [ Nick  Sep 15, 2016 ]
I needed rear speakers for a Dolby atmos 7.x.4 setup. [ William  Aug 12, 2016 ]
I own a RC-35 Center channel and wanted to make sure I matched the Tweeters. Sam was a great help in selecting the speakers. The fact that they price match for 60 days sealed the deal. [ Joe  Jul 07, 2016 ]
To complement my Klipsch RP250 floor standing speakers. [ Henry  Feb 09, 2016 ]
Awesome brand and price! [ Lawrence E.  Jan 27, 2016 ]
compact size, freq. response, sensitivity, durable materials, Klipsch sound and style [ Jason A.  Jan 21, 2016 ]
quality [ jeffrey  Dec 28, 2015 ]
Best [ Michelle  Dec 12, 2015 ]
High end [ Brian  Feb 11, 2018 ]
My wife and I really enjoy our music and we were looking to upgrade the sound quality of our existing speakers and replace our worn out NAD CD player. [ Tim & Roidawn  Feb 26, 2018 ]
It will work as surround speakers for now and as bookshelf speakers later [ Thomas  Feb 26, 2018 ]
Well built bookshelf speakers with great sound!! [ MICHAEL  Dec 29, 2017 ]
Reputation of Klipsch and previous experiences with Crutchfield made this transaction easy. [ Scott  Dec 27, 2017 ]

7 questions already asked

do not know, but they worked with a pioneer vex-516. [ MARTIN M  Aug 04, 2016 ]
Yes they will be a nice match for that amp [ Paul  Aug 04, 2016 ]
Open-box Our returns-processing technicians thoroughly inspect and test all returned product to make sure they're in good working condition. They make sure the products are complete - including all parts, accessories and owner's manuals. The manufacturer's warranty applies. Some open box units will not qualify for manufacturer rebates. [ Krissy  Jun 29, 2015 ]  Staff
They could possibly work for a center but you'd have to split inputs and even then you probably would not get the best delivery of sound thru the crossovers. I recommend using the Klipsch 440C for your center for about $130 more. I have the R28F's, the 150's and 440c and together they are a tremendous system that is amazing in quality of sound. [ Mark  Aug 06, 2017 ]
Yes the crossover frequency is 1500hz [ Daniel  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Yes, the following is taken directly from Crutchfield's Product Research page: Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-150M bookshelf speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies (1500Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration. [ ADRIAN  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. The listed specs 7-11/16"W x 14-5/8"H x 10-11/16"D includes the base. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Dec 27, 2016 ]  Staff
The base is removable by the 4 Phillips head screws mentioned. Even better, I was able to turn the base 180-degrees and screw it back in so the speakers were pointing slightly downward (my stands place these at just above ear level). Therefore, the base gives three options (speaker direction): 1) stock (pointed slightly upward), 2) reverse (pointed slightly downward), or 3) removed (pointed straight ahead). Please note that if the base is removed you will be left with four small screw holes and will need to provide rubber feet for the bottom of the speaker. [ Adam  Jan 30, 2017 ]
There are 4 Philips head screws on the bottom so it seems as if it is possible. Love these little speakers. They are solid and heavy for their size. Most important: they sound terrific! [ Kraig  Aug 08, 2016 ]
I have to believe. If you remove the 4 screws on the bottom, the base should one right off.it would make sence if you're going to use them on a bookshelf. [ John  Aug 03, 2016 ]
The Yamaha you noted is rated at 110 watts - while these speakers are rated at 75 watts. They may work as Surround sounds - but if you really bump up the volume you're going to push them over their limits. [ Lawrence E.  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I recently purchased these speakers (and the g-16) and are using them with my Yamaha Rx-v867 receiver and they sound excellent. Hope this helps. [ Kenneth  Feb 25, 2016 ]
I can't imagine these speakers not working with any receiver ?? [ John  Feb 25, 2016 ]
My opinion is the Yamaha receiver and Klipsch speaker combo has been awesome. I love the sound quality from the speakers and the power from the amp, seems like the perfect combo for me. It has been great. I love it. [ Scot  Feb 25, 2016 ]
As long as the receiver has one or two sub woofer outputs it should. You can call Crutchfield directly too they have great customer service. [ Kaylan  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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