Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-240S
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From Klipsch: Reference Premiere Speakers
Here's your ticket to thrilling surround sound effects. Each Klipsch Reference Premiere Series RP-240S surround speaker features two sets of drivers angled apart from each other. This clever design delivers ambient effects over a wide area, for a diffuse soundfield that completely envelops your listening room. It also allows this speaker to deliver great Klipsch sound even if you place it in less-than-ideal locations. From the soft patter of a gentle rain to the roar of a jet plane flying overhead, you'll enjoy dynamic surround sound that enhances your movie- and TV-watching experience.
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.
With its two Hybrid Tractrix horns and dual 4" Cerametallic woofers, the RP-240S is built to effortlessly deliver clear, powerful Klipsch sound.
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 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.
The RP-240S's dual 4" Cerametallic™ woofers dish out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cones 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.
Team a pair or two of RP-240S surrounds with other Klipsch Reference Premiere Series speakers to create a high-impact home theater system.
Jessica, Lincoln, NE
Average Customer Review(s):
These are the best sounding speakers. They are great!
Great sounding and beautiful speakers.
Rounded out the rest of the Klipsch surrounds with a rear channel center! Perfect!
I love them. Looks great, sounds great.
Awesome Speakers!! Excellent Sound..
I could not decide on this speaker or the RP-150s 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 the 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 the 150's I have these on a stand so I don't know how they would sound hung. for my needs it is a perfect fit. these replaced the Bose 301's as I have the RP-280FA for my fronts
Pros: Spatial rear sound compact so it fits on a stand
Cons: none that I can think of
I got these paired with the Klipsch-RP280F/RP450C/RP140S/(2) SVS PB-1000 subs and a Denon X4300H 9.2ch receiver. The sound reproduction coming out of these speakers is just loud, powerful & crystal clear. They're a bit bigger than I was expecting but they have such a beautiful finish and solid build quality that it really makes you forget about their size. I also like their wide diffuse field, this is good because it covers a great area in the room without sacrificing the sound transition and blending with the rest of the front stage speakers. Bottom line, if your looking for some serious surround madness experience to enjoy Atmos & DTS X movies, try to get a pair of these, you won't regret it.
Pros: Excellent wide diffuse field. Solid build quality. Powerful & clear sound
Cons: None so far
Looks great sounds great
I have had the R14S for a few years, which are great little speakers. I wanted to get an upgrade and these came on sale so I went for it. WOW what great sounding speakers. Really enhanced the sound in my living room.
Love the sound that this gives off. I have a large room and I put this in a corner. It's pefect becuase of the placing of the the speakers on it I can hear perfectly from both side of different couches.
The sound is impressive and the multidirectional aspect makes these great for surround speakers. The grills are attached magnetically, which gives them a very clean look without the grill, if you happen to prefer your speakers that way.
Imax theater sound
Pros: Life time speakers
Cons: No cons
Excellent sounds that fills the room at our Farm Market and restaurant.
Great sound. Clear and great for movies. Could be a little louder, but given size they're solid.
Best sounding surround speakers i have ever owned. Running them in my living room home theater with the matching RP-280FA up front and RP-450CA center speakers. Perfect voice match which makes Atmos and other surround modes seamless.
Pros: Sound quality.
Great speakers- compliments my 260's & 250c. Am purchasing the 140's to complete my system.
Excellent tone beautiful sound I would not own another product
These speakers are awesome! I have four of them for surrounds and they sound great and take lots of power and the clarity is top of the line.
Pros: Great size and great looks
Very good sounding and well made. Using as back speakers. They support the Klipsch 250 speskers well.
Pros: Well made and sound great.
Solid well finished speaker, the magnetic grill is a really cool extra feature. I have not dialed these in all the way but these speakers of have changed the sound of EVERYTHING in a good way. The sound is crisp and clean. These are in a large living room and have no problem keeping up; briefly looked at the 250s but thought the extra money may not be worth the gain. I do not regret this purchase at all.
Pros: Solid Feel Great Sound Classic Klipsch look
Great speakers, I have two LS6 fronts, 2 X-static rear pointing up from the floor, X-voce center and the two side Klipsch speakers blend in perfectly with the others. My amp delivers 300 watts per channel and it is rare now days to find speakers that can withstand that wattage. I have a 17' by 30' theater room overhead projector and all my friends come over and say great things about the realistic surround sound. Thank you Klipsch and Crutchfield for your high quality customer service. RP-240S
Love the sound out of these Klipsch surrounds! I had upgraded my fronts to Reference Premieres and was tolerating my surrounds from another manufacturer. When I had the money, I purchased these 240s speakers. They sound great, blend perfectly (no more pinpointing my surround speakers while watching a movie), easily a match for my RF-280F's in my small living room. The 280's were total overkill for my room but I only make a purchase that big every decade or so. I was worried these smaller surrounds would not match well but they hold their own perfectly!
Pros: Great sound. Diffuse but clear. Nearly perfect surround speakers.
Cons: I use thicker speaker cables which are difficult to fit behind these speakers. Flatter cable or in wall cables recommended but the thicker cables will fit with some work.
great surround speaker for music and movies, worth every penny!
These are the best surround sound speakers I have used.Crutchfield as always speakers arrived quickly and damage free.
Pros: Highly recommended.
These surrounds are AMAZING!!! The dispersion of sound and quality of sound is unbelievable. With these speakers, I am hearing things that I haven't heard before in previous surround speakers. I was on the fence between these and the RP-250S. I am glad I got the RP-240S. These surrounds have more than enough power for my room. If you buy these surrounds you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Great Sound Great Clearity Wide soundstage
Cons: Large Heavy Only single color(black)
These have been a nice addition to my Klipsch RP-280f front speakers. I have a small room and sound great when watching Top Gun and hearing the Jets fly over.
Pros: Highly recommended.
Beautifully made product. Does the job as a surround speaker and works well with the rest of my Klipsch speakers. Highly recommended.
Pros: Well made, Great sound Plenty of volume
Great sounding surround speakers!
Excellent addition to my 4K Ultra System! Couldn't be happier.
Pros: Perfect size, crisp, clean, powerful, a multidirectional surround sound reflective speaker, and easily hung in my case... Exactly what I was looking for for my new 4K Ultra System. . Crutchfield sent them quickly, and as usual... with no hassles.
Cons: I can think of nothing bad to say about these speakers...
As usual with Crutchfield, the speaker I ordered arrived quickly and damage free. The speaker all around sounds great, helps fill my large entertainment room with a lot of crisp, full sound. Sounds great, easy to wire up, and is built incredibly well. Esthetically, it's a beautiful piece of equipment. If you are considering the premiere line over the generic reference line, it's well worth the price.
Cons: Having to decide whether to keep the screen on the face or not.
These are great surround sound speakers. They were packaged very well. The sound from them sounds very delocalized. I use them as sides on a 7.1 channel system. They truly make noises sound like they are coming from the sides as opposed to from some point source. For movies they are amazing. I'm not a high end speaker expert so I can't speak to their sound reproduction qualities, but they sound great to me even for music when listening in multi channel stereo. They are smaller than the RP-250S, but they work just fine at the volumes we use thanks to the high sensitivity of Klipsch speakers. Bigger is better, so if you have the room and budget I'd consider the 250S anyways. However, the 240S seems like it would be very easy to wall mount as it is smaller and lighter, something I'm not so sure of for the 250S. In all I'm very happy with the purchase and I'd recommend them as a small surround speaker.
|Bipole or Dipole||WDST|
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||4|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Frequency Response||62-24k Hz|
|Height (inches)||11 5/8|
|Width (inches)||10 3/8|
|Depth (inches)||6 15/16|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch RP-240S delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two Tractrix Horn loaded titanium tweeters and two 4" woofers. By aligning the two horns at 90° with respect to each other, along with the two woofers, the RP-240S smoothly covers a 180° horizontal arc, allowing maximum placement flexibility. This unique Wide Dispersion Surround Technology delivers a new dimension of reality and convenience, and produces a smooth, seamless broad distribution of sound, which is the perfect vehicle for every surround format.
90° x 90° Hybrid 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 Woofers: The dual 4" woofers of the RP-240S surround loudspeaker feature 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 4" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-240S surround 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 (1700Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
Sealed MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-240S employs an acoustic suspension enclosure for tight accurate bass. The sealed 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 surround 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-240S 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-240S offers flexibility when mounting the speaker.
Placement: The Klipsch Wide Dispersion Surround Technology surround speakers in a typical 5.1-channel system can be mounted to side or rear walls. It is recommended that the RSP-240S be mounted above the ear height of seated listeners (between 5'-7' above the floor).
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Design [ WALTER May 13, 2018 ]
to finish out my 7.1 system [ Richard Mar 09, 2018 ]
Wanted to add a rear center channel speaker to match my Klipsch surround speakers [ L Feb 25, 2018 ]
Great reviews - love the design [ Scott Feb 25, 2018 ]
Great equipment to support by surround system. Currently have RP 250 floor speakers which are fabulous. [ Carol Jan 29, 2018 ]
Trying to fill out the rear speakers as I have the 280fa for my fronts and the 112 for the sub with the 62 for the center. Cody helped me decide on these so we will give them a try. it was either these or the bookshelf 150's. Crutchfields great service makes me feel at ease if for some reason I decide to go with the bookshelves.. [ Steve C. Jan 04, 2018 ]
Like it's write up. [ Alfred Dec 30, 2017 ]
Hey, Klipsch ... enough said. Amazing speakers at a fair price. [ Douglas Dec 07, 2017 ]
Reviews and video [ lubamyra Nov 16, 2017 ]
I like my experience with other Klipsch spreakers I have and needed side speakers for my surround system. [ Oscarr Oct 04, 2017 ]
Name and Quality [ James Aug 14, 2017 ]
Its Awesome! [ karl Aug 07, 2017 ]
Don't have any rears [ Jarvis Jul 04, 2017 ]
This pair compliments the rest of system that I have. [ Domingo May 31, 2017 ]
Sound Quality - matches my existing Klipsch speakers which make up my surround system powered by a Marantz SR 7010 receiver. [ Robert May 10, 2017 ]
Helps to complete my Klipsch surround system. I can trust the quality of Klipsch speakers. [ David R. Apr 27, 2017 ]
to be place on sanus stands [ RONALD Apr 01, 2017 ]
I like the design of the speaker. The dual horns will work perfectly for the area I plan to put place the speaker. [ Vanessa Mar 11, 2017 ]
Great sounding speakers. These are the best surrounds I have ever heard. They really diffuse the surround sound. It tricks your ears into thinking the sound is coming from the entire wall instead the direction of the speakers. [ Jamie Feb 27, 2017 ]
Klipsch has great sound [ Larry Feb 26, 2017 ]
for fun! [ michael brian Feb 22, 2017 ]
rusty said it was the best that is our advisor at crutchfield [ NEIL H Jan 20, 2017 ]
suits my needs for rear theater speaker [ Douglas Jan 20, 2017 ]
After talking to Wade it was decided that this was the best setup for our size game room (Klipsch 250 5.1). [ Lonny Dec 21, 2016 ]
Love Klipsch. This model is the right size, quality and capabilities for my system. [ John Dec 13, 2016 ]
The RP250S speakers were to large for my room size application [ DOUGLAS G Dec 08, 2016 ]
Quality, price, and a fan of Klipsch [ Victor Nov 25, 2016 ]
Finally purchased Klipsch RP-240s to complete surround sound system. Replaced old pair of Cambridge Soundworks speakers acting as surrounds. Cannot say enough positive remarks about existing Klipsch Icon front sound stage speakers. [ Kevin Sep 18, 2016 ]
I want to feel the sound as I watch a movie or listen to music video's. [ Mark Aug 06, 2016 ]
Completes my audio system. [ STEPHEN J Jul 19, 2016 ]
Back in the 90's a friend introduced me to the Klipsch line of home speakers. I have not looked back since. Their beautiful construction and attention to build quality is second to none. And they deliver on sound quality. I am an audiophile and these speakers have never disappointed me. Worth every penny!! [ Steve Jul 14, 2016 ]
I'm using Klipsch speakers for the rest of my system, and I am very satisfied with their performance. [ William May 29, 2016 ]
Best speakers you can get. [ GUY May 17, 2016 ]
For its size and great brand. [ Rafael Apr 30, 2016 ]
It fi my budget and was compatible with my room's surround system [ Mark Mar 06, 2016 ]
Price and performance [ Kayur Dec 30, 2015 ]
I have other Klipsch speakers and like the tone and quality. I have never been disappointed with Klipsch. [ JOHN J Dec 17, 2015 ]
The Klipsch name and quality [ Michael Apr 30, 2018 ]
I wouldn't. They are not designed for that. [ Eric Mar 28, 2018 ]
I currently do not, but I will be in the future. [ Jamie Aug 06, 2017 ]
No [ Thomas Jul 28, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For details on determining compatibility with the Klipsch RP-240S and the rest of your system, I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They can offer more specific information to help you make an informed decision. [ Larry Jun 18, 2017 ] Staff
It is hard for me to answer regarding "dead zone" because your listening hear could be different from mine - but I have loved my Klipsch speakers from the day that I opened up the box. I don't hear any dead spots or the area that I have them in - the sound has been exceptional. I have one of the speakers sitting on a shelf next to stairs leading up to my main level in the house - it is not mounted in a corner and the sound for me has been great. That has been my experience with the Klipsch speakers. [ Scot Jan 05, 2017 ]
You will need at least 2 rears for the surround effect. 5.1 is center, 2 fronts, 2 rears, and subwoofer. 7.1 is center, 2 fronts, 2 rears, 2 surround, and subwoofer. Either configuration will give you the surround effect. [ Matthew Oct 11, 2016 ]
HI tim, yes i think 5 speaks are perfect for a surround sound, i have 5 anda subwoofer with exilent bass, its my get away system from my world outside,it makes u think your in a private concert. [ KENNITH Oct 06, 2016 ]
If you want a true surround sound you need the whole enchilada - what makes surround sound work is when you hear different sounds from different areas in the room. You hear the speeding car coming from the back speaker and someone talking from the one in front of you. Truly wonderful experience. the bass speakers makes it - I love when it rumbles the seat your sitting in, feels like you are there. The Klipsch speakers are the best - love mine!. [ Scot Oct 06, 2016 ]
The volume is comparable to the output potential of any of the Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers. Even when pairing with the floor standing 250fs, if you turn up the 240s' output on the receiver the speaker can handle it. [ Nicholas May 03, 2016 ]
Loud when needed, quiet when appropriate [ Daniel May 03, 2016 ]
Great volume for these speakers, made the rear of my room come alive [ Jason May 03, 2016 ]
I followed the recommendations in Klipsch's product literature - mine are mounted alongside the seating area, just below the ceiling. I've really enjoyed these! [ William May 01, 2018 ]
ideally just behind you on a 45 i have mine above me only place that worked and they fill the room fine. [ timothy May 01, 2018 ]
Aloha, I mounted them behind the main listening area. [ Thomas May 01, 2018 ]