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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

Surround speaker (Piano Black)

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

High–definition movie soundtracks demand a high–performance surround speaker, and we're confident the RP-250S from Klipsch's Reference Premier Series is up to the task. After all, Klipsch knows a thing or two about creating exciting cinema sound. You'll find their speakers in movie theaters around the world (and in the homes of thousands of our satisfied customers).

Prepare to be surrounded

High–definition movie soundtracks demand a high–performance surround speaker, and we're confident the RP-250S from Klipsch's Reference Premier Series is up to the task. After all, Klipsch knows a thing or two about creating exciting cinema sound. You'll find their speakers in movie theaters around the world (and in the homes of thousands of our satisfied customers).

Each Klipsch RP-250S surround speaker features two 5-1/4" woofers and two horn tweeters angled apart from each other. This smart design spreads ambient surround 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. Use a pair (or two) as your rear speakers for a perfectly voice-matched accompaniment to an all-Klipsch Reference Premiere Series surround sound setup.

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-250S surround speaker

With its Hybrid Tractrix horns and Cerametallic woofers, the RP-250S 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.

High-tech woofer design

The RP-250S's dual 5-1/4" 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.

Build a complete Klipsch system

Team a pair or two of RP-250S surrounds with other Klipsch Reference Premiere Series speakers to create a high-impact home theater system.

Recommended center channel speakers: Klipsch RP-440C, Klipsch RP450C
Recommended front channel speakers: Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RP-260F, Klipsch RP-280F
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW, Klipsch R-112SW, Klipsch R-115SW

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 58-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • two 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horns with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeters
  • two 5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
  • acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
  • WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology) provides maximum surround coverage and placement flexibility
  • keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
  • durable brushed polymer veneer finish
  • 12"W x 13-1/2"H x 7-15/16"D
  • weight: 13.2 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Surround loudspeaker (Piano Black)
  • Detachable magnetic grille
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions
Reviews

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(24 Reviews)

Growing Surround!

JB from Summerville, SC on 5/9/2018

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Great addition to my surround set-up!

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Amazing sound quality

Anonymous from Harper, TX on 5/6/2018

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If you like your music, crisp, clean, and pure, at any volume, especially low, these are worth the money. If you want to use them at high, or extremely high volume, you will probably have to use another pre-said on your equalizer, as the highs Are very pronounced, and may need to be toned down if you're in the same room. Exceptional exceptional sound quality

Pros: Extremely crisp, very Little if any distortion at very low volume, very detailed. When paired with complete klipsch 5.1, or better, both movies, and music are astounding.

Cons: A bit pricey, but in the long run worth every penny. They're not as small compared to some surround systems, but in my opinion, a better choice if you have the Space for them, or willing to sacrifice. When dealing with Crutchfield, a great company, and place to purchase your electronics. The 60 day return policy starts at first your purchase, any exchanges are based on that date, so if you exchange these after 30 days, the exchange only has 30 days left on the 60 day exchange policy.

Perfect for my situation

Gary from Mentor, OH on 4/4/2018

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What a difference it made to my sound system. Now I really have surround system I should have never waited this long to replace my rear speakers. I love my Klip's Glad I chose RP-250S based on other reviews on this site. Always go bigger and more expensive well worth the money.

Pros: Everything about them size sound and looks perfect

Cons: None

High quality surround speakers. Sound awesome!

eric from Wilmington, DE on 3/16/2018

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Great surround sound speaker that I'm using for my 7.4.1 set up. I'm using four of these speakers with the other speakers in the reference premiere line of speakers and the transition from the surrounds to the fronts speakers is seamless. The bipolar design really fills the back of the room with the ambient noises that are present in movies without being able to directly pinpoint the exact location of the sound. Oh and the build quality for all the Klipsch products are top notch. Everything is clean, pristine, and built with heavy duty materials. You definitely do not open up the box and think this is a piece of junk. Very high quality.

Pros: Matches tone and sound of other reference premiere line speakers Bipolar design creates an enveloping surround sound experience.

Cons: None

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

Anonymous from Cheyenne, WY on 3/16/2018

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Sound is great, looks cool too!

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Impressive

Ken from Spartanburg, SC on 3/12/2018

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Was initially going to go with the 240's but changed my mind at the last minute and decided to go big since I was pairing these with the rf280f towers. Have theses speakers mounted in the rear on the wall (the keyhole slots in the speakers made for easy mounting) about 4 feet high. I mainly listen to music and these speakers provide excellent highs and lows without intruding into the awesome sounds coming from the 280f's. If u are going for surround sound go with the rp250's you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Great sound, sharp looks,easy mounting

Cons: None

Wise Investment

Craig from Stewartstown, PA on 11/29/2017

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This was a tough choice at first. I had already purchased a Martin Logan Motion 8 center channel speaker with my Onkyo RZ2720 rec. I then bought the RB 61 II for front left and right and needed a killer rear surround. I got the chance to hear the Klipsch 240s at Best Buy and was impressed and wanted to go big or go home so I went one step up to the 250S. Very happy. Installed as two rear speakers on a current 5.1 system I intend to upgrade to a 7.2 eventually. Very clear, highs and plenty of lows. If you want more bass then definitely go with 250s vs 240s. Mounted them in the corners of the room and although I got them on sale, they are pricey but sound great from the spectrum of my teenager cranking techno dance music to Dean Martin and Yanni to handling Transformers Revenge of the Fallen at level 70 on my Onkyo rec. Good investment

Pros: Stylish looking Plenty of power 100rms 400max Hits a wide range of spectrum Clear, crisp, vocals

Cons: $$$

The best for the money.

Steven from Barrington, IL on 10/25/2017

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All I can say is "WOW". Clear, deep surround sound for my theater. Have 4 of these RP-250S Surround Speakers with the RC-64 Center Channel, RP-280F Fronts Yamaha RX-A2070BL Receiver. You need big, clear power to fire these speaker to their best. Its better sound than the big screen theater nearby. If you have the money for these, you cannot go wrong.

Pros: Solid Wood Construction, easy mounting, and clean, deep sound.

Cons: None so far.

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

Donald William from St Peters, MO on 7/30/2017

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Excellent rear surround speakers! A bit pricey but well worth it!

Pros: These speakers take the sound to a whole new level.

Cons: Pricey

Absolutely Fantastic

Chris from Laramie, WY on 4/10/2017

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I purchased a "Klipsch RP-260 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System" delivered about a month ago. I set it up with a Sony STR-DN1070 A/V receiver purchased from Crutchfield in July 2016. The Klipsch system replaces a 5.1 system with speakers (some as old as 30+ years) from 4 different manufacturers. I was astounded with the clarity of the new speakers. I've been wearing hearing aids for about 6 years but am hearing things from CD's I've had for 20 years I've never heard before. Some of those CD's are factory releases of records I purchased new in the mid-sixties and played on a good turntable back then. The speakers are so good I tried comparing MP3's @256 or 320 Mb/s (my standard rip to my computer for 18 years) with WAV or FLAC rips of the same CD's and I can hear the difference and tell where bits were dropped with the MP3. I'm now in the process of re-ripping my music collection (folk, jazz, folk-rock, rock, classical, bagpipes, & etc.) to FLAC. The Sony STR-DN1070 is connected to a home network and can play music directly from my computer (both MP3 & FLAC). I doubt I'll ever rip to MP3 again. I think the CD's are better from a FLAC or WAV file from the computer than played on my BD player with an HDMI connection, not sure why. I can hear the foot pedal drumstick hit a bass drum, the striker hit a triangle, and a finger pick a guitar string. From Simon & Garfunkel, to CSN&Y, to Dave Brubeck, to Herbie Mann, to Queen, and any classical these speakers ar

Pros: Clear Highs Rich midrange Defined (not overpowered) lows Blu-ray movies are great FLAC music audio is even better

Cons: Nothing (can rattle the windows & floors if volume is too high - wife complains then and my ears hurt)

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

Josh from Albuquerque, NM on 2/27/2017

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Love this surround speaker! Klipsch has outstanding quality built into this speaker! I wish I bought this sooner!

Pros: Beautiful design and amazing sound quality!

Cons: None!

These are great.......

Chip from Ft Collins, CO on 1/21/2017

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I tried the RP240S surrounds in my HT room (13.5' x 19.5') and they sounded really nice, but I wanted to match the fuller body of my RP250F and RP450C front speakers so I got these. They are crystal clear and very present. A little pricey but worth it to me as I wanted to get theater quality sound at home.

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Anonymous from La Mirada, CA on 1/18/2017

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These surround speakers are awesome!!! I keep looking over my shoulder hearing sounds coming from them. Great speakers!! Recommend to anyone looking for outstanding surround sound!

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Very Nice

Joseph from Washington on 11/10/2016

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YA Baby! I new it I would be hard pressed to find a rear channel speaker to complement the Heresey III's and the RC 64 II's. With the great room concept in today's modern homes, with 9 foot ceilings, the acoustics are less than ideal. I am running a Pioneer SC 75 with 135 wpc. The RP-250S are mounted on the side walls 6 ft high. I pulled out Jethro tulls aqualung in the 5.1 mix and these blended in perfectly. They are not going to override the front end, but you know something is going on behind you. Next, I pulled out Heat and with the bullets spraying in the robbery scene. I was wondering if one of my neighbors were going to come over to see what was going on. Even if they did I wouldn"t have heard the knock or doorbell. The last scene when Robert Deniro and Al Pacino square off at the airport on the tarmac. sounds like you are right there. Quite impressive. I put SVS isolation feet on my sub to keep my windows and pictures from rattling. If you like Klipsch like I do, buy the RP-250s rear speakers.

Pros: Well built, easy to hang, blends in well with other Klipsch speakers

Cons: none for me

Sounds Fantastic

Mark from Lacey, WA on 8/19/2016

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Great sound for my theatre room.

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Klipsch RP-250S

Dave B from Indianapolis, IN on 5/8/2016

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Replaced my RS-35s with the RP-250S. The RP-250S sound much better with my RP-280F front speakers. The RS-35s tweeter is noticeably brighter than the RP-250S.

Pros: Sounds matches RP-280F front speakers. Same mounting as RS-35s.

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RP-250S = SWEET!

Pittsburgh Nate from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/1/2016

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Wow, what an upgrade over my old Bose 100s. Rich, full sound. Very pleased with this purchase!

Pros: Sound and build Quality. Easy to Hang

Cons: A bit Pricy

Klipsch RP-250S Surround speakers

LC from cary, NC on 3/21/2016

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I bought a pair of these to complement 2 Klipsch RP-250F floorstanders. These are in my bedroom, and I run them through a Niles SSVC2 (to adjust volume of each pair separately). The floorstanders are ~ 15 feet from my head, and these 250S's are on the top shelves my 2 nightstands, ~ 1 1/2 feet above my head. The Niles is critical if you want to make the floorstanders (again ~ 15 feet away) blend with the 250 surrounds (right next to my head. This setup is fantastic! I was hesitant about the 250S's since only 1 woofer and 1 tweeter would be pointed directly at me. Well, those concerns were totally wrong. The woofer and tweeter that face away on each side of the 250S's reflect off the walls, almost creating a surround sound, even though I only have a stereo receiver (as well as a Klipsch SW110 Sub). I think this combo is tops (especially for a bedroom, where you don't really want to be rumbled out of bed). Anyway, back on track, the 250S surrounds are great. By the way...in my opinion, I have Never heard Any speaker that deserved 5 stars. To me, 4 stars is a Great rating.

Pros: Size and shape, styling, and sound (naturally).

Cons: Neither highs nor lows are crisp. They do sound good, but IMHO could be a bit better. My positioning (unavoidable) may be partly responsible.

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S

Anonymous from palmdale, CA on 2/26/2016

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Great Wall mounting option. Adds great depth to surround sound.

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Tony from harrisburg, PA on 2/21/2016

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great sounding speaker what else would expect from Klipsch

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Long overdue!

WA from Bradenton, FL on 2/8/2016

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These 250S replaced a Reference set of high end Klipsch Bookshelfs. I hung them on the back wall four feet above the floor, about 12' apart (on either end of the couch). The bookshelf speakers were directional, these create the sound field I was looking for with the 280F's.

Pros: Creates a smooth radial sound field.

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Makes 5.1 sounds like 7.1

JVL from Upstate, NY on 1/14/2016

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I have a 25' x 20' home theater room and really thought I needed to go with 7.1. After already going over budget, I figured I would start with these and go 5.1 until I thought I needed and could invest in more surrounds. I won't be doing that. These are positioned slightly on the left and right walls to the rear of my primary seating position and they create such an incredible rear surround field it is hard to believe. And the clarity is amazing. My son and I were watching a movie recently and we were sure something was going on outside. They are just so enveloping. You pay more to essentially have two full speakers in each cabinet, but they do such an amazing job of filling the room they are completely worth it. I have these paired with the matching 450 center, 160 left/right and 15" sub all connected to the Aventage 1050 and whoa! My home theater sounds every bit as good as the local state of the art movie theaters. Simply amazing.

Pros: Fill the room with your surround. Incredible clarity. Forgiving with non-ideal placement because thier sound dispersion is so incredibly wide.

Cons: None whatsoever.

Excellent Speaker!

Adam from California on 1/9/2016

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I recently upgraded my award winning home theater to Dolby Atmos. As a part of the upgrade I changed out all the electronics. The center of the theater is the Klipsch Dolby Atmos inspired Reference RP-280FA mains for Left and Right with up-firing built in front presence speakers. (see my other reviews, these speakers rock) Klipsch speakers have a definite voice to them (as most speaker families do) Crisp clear highs (horn technology) are a trademark. Once committed to the Klipsch line I of course wanted to match that voice in my surrounds. I chose 4 of these RP 250S's for side and rear surrounds. These replaced 4 Monitor Audio Silver RXFX surrounds - Very capable speakers in their own right (Some of you knowledgeable gear guys would even say "better speakers"). Driving these with my top end Yamaha receiver and an Outlaw Amp to add needed power for my 9 speaker setup, these speakers rock! Most surround tracks are relatively muted, when surround kicks in, you need a speaker that can deliver the goods clearly and pack a punch with low level feeds that occasionally pop to life during an action sequence. I was immediately impressed by the clear punch these speakers added to my theater. A great tonal match to Klipsch fronts but would work well with other brands. Large and heavy, be sure to mount securely!

Pros: Crisp clear sound that pops when action sequences go looking for surround speakers in your theater! Speakers out perform more expensive speakers. Ideal for lower power environments when efficiency counts (All in one theater receiver that strains to feed a 9 speaker array)

Cons: At this price point I would prefer wood veneer for aesthetics versus the "polymer veneer" that has a bit of a plasticized look to it.

Incredible sound

Brendan from Washington on 11/29/2015

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After searching for a very long time, reading many reviews, listening to many many speakers, I ended up going with these RP-250s speakers. I have had them for about 3 months now, and I could not be happier with the sound and clarity. Very easy to hang on the wall, or you could use a stand. The change in sound from my old speakers is absolutely incredible. Very crisp and once I got them dialed in with the receiver, the sound is even better. I cant wait to keep watching movies just so I can hear these in action.

Pros: Good price, easy to hookup and hang on the wall, great sound

Cons: None so far

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Features

Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch RP-250S delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two Tractrix Horn loaded titanium tweeters and two 5.25" woofers. By aligning the two horns at 90° with respect to each other, along with the two woofers, the RP-250S 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 5.25" woofers of the RP-250S 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 5.25" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-250S 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 (1500Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.

Sealed MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-250S 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-250S 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-250S offers flexibility when mounting the speaker.

  • Rubber Feet: The surround speaker comes supplied with four self-adhesive rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of the speaker.
  • Wall Mounting: The Klipsch surround 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).

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-250S be mounted above the ear height of seated listeners (between 5'-7' above the floor).

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Why did you buy this?

Wanted a Klipsch speaker set and this was included. [ MICHAEL  Jun 21, 2018 ]
I currently have a 5.1 Klipsch system that I have had for 15+ years and it still is absolutely incredible. My friends ask why I'm putting together another home theater system. My answer is that I want to have a new system before I retire and now is the time. These are to be the rear speakers coupled with the 140SA's for the Dolby Atmos effect. The front two are the RP280FA's with the Dolby Atmos built in. Four of those would have been overkill and another grand to boot. [ Charles  Mar 28, 2018 ]
Building my sourrond system with Klips [ Gary  Mar 22, 2018 ]
Can't wait to HEAR these!! [ Lori  Mar 19, 2018 ]
Will be a close match to my in ceiling Klipsch speakers I'm using for Atmos. [ eric  Feb 25, 2018 ]
Reputation and customer rating. [ D  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Matches my front Klipsch speakers. RP-280FA (2) and RP-450 center. [ M  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Upgrading from Klipsch RB-25s. [ KENNETH  Nov 22, 2017 ]
surround speaker [ Stanislav  Oct 11, 2017 ]
new speakers of my living room suround system [ Steven  Jul 20, 2017 ]
I have a good pair of front speaskers, but now I need really good rear speakers. These seemed to fit the bill. [ DONALD WILLIAM  Jul 15, 2017 ]
I have 2 pair of these serving as both L/R surround and rear surround speakers. They do a wonderful job of defusing sound and filling the room as surround sound should. If I place my receiver in 7-channel "stereo" mode for music, these speakers have no problems handling 140w and putting out some serious volume. Highly recommended. [ JAMES D  Jul 11, 2017 ]
I currently have a Kipsch 3.1 system and wanted to complete the set. [ Tabitha  Jul 07, 2017 ]
excellent speakers [ RICHARD  Jun 21, 2017 ]
I have rp260 fronts a 450c center and am extremely satisfied. Im very excited at what these surrounds will add. [ Alex  Jun 14, 2017 ]
I have the RP-280F and the RP-450CA and they are just superb sounding speakers. I trust the RP-250S will be just as good at adding superior sound to my 7.2 surround sound system. 5 down, 4 more to go. [ Travis  Feb 17, 2017 ]
I have purchased other products by Klipsch and find them to be the best [ Eric  Feb 16, 2017 ]
Good sound [ James  Jan 23, 2017 ]
I have bought other Klipsch Reference Premier (250F & 450C) from your company last week. I want the size of the woofers to be all the same in all 5 speakers to get perfect tonal matching for my 5.1 surround sound system. [ Bernardo  Jan 06, 2017 ]
Part of RP-260 5.1 package [ Jeffrey  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Completed my surround sound system. [ Nicholas  Nov 24, 2016 ]
reviews [ William  Nov 10, 2016 ]
Fell in love with Klipsch while stationed in Germany. [ Sanford J.  Oct 31, 2016 ]
Kilpsch rocks!! [ Jason  Sep 04, 2016 ]
Long time fan of Klipsch speakers (since 1978). Posted reviews reinforced my bias for the brand. They also match my other Klipsh speakers. [ Lyle  Jul 17, 2016 ]
To match my (3) front Klipsch speakers I just purchased a few weeks ago from Crutchfield. [ Bryan  Jun 04, 2016 ]
upgrade [ JUAN CARLOS  May 28, 2016 ]
I've had a Klipsch Home Theatre for years and thought it was time to update it. [ Moe  Jan 20, 2016 ]
Upgrading my award winning home movie theater to Dolby Atmos. It started with a new Yamaha Receiver, that led to new Klipsch Dolby Atmos mains (with upfire top speakers built in). Wanting to match the voice of my mains, I upgraded the center speakers and the 4 surrounds. Once Klipsch took over the mains, the rest of the upgrades were a natural. [ Adam  Dec 27, 2015 ]
brand [ D  Dec 03, 2015 ]

6 questions already asked

I use the 160 as my front and the 280 as my surround the sound is great. You might try it the otter way but I think the 160 sound would be overpowered. [ Richard  Jun 13, 2017 ]
Ryan - This is a question without a true definitive answer. Yes, you certainly could use the 160M and get by just fine. In my opinion though, the 250S would be a better choice and here is why: The 250S is configured to disperse the surround track in two directions to create an envelope that "surrounds you". The 250S is purpose built. I'm not sure if you have 2 surround in a 5 speaker setup or 4 in a 7 speaker setup. The point of the surround is to diffuse and surround. If wall mounting I'd lean even harder toward the 250S (its designed to do so). That's my two cents! [ Adam  Jun 13, 2017 ]
They have a keyhole mount, all you need is a good screw and a stud to put it in. They are heavy so I would make sure you have something to secure the screw into. [ Njh112  Nov 28, 2016 ]
The back of the speakers have a hanger that will fit over a screw head. If you are mounting on a flat surface use a wall anchor and screw. [ Lee  Nov 27, 2016 ]
They have slots on the back to use for mounting. They are pretty heavy so an anchor in a wall stud would be best but there wasn't one where I wanted to mount them so I used a heavy duty Sheetrock anchor. They have been up for over a year now without issue. [ DANIEL P  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Hi there. To wall mount these all that is required is one screw into a stud for each, or a drywall anchor and screw suitable for the weight. These were not difficult to mount at all. Hope that helps! Limited handyman skills are all you need. [ Adam  Nov 27, 2016 ]
I have mine with just a screw type drywall anchor. I just used a wide head screw and haven't had any problems. [ Jeffrey  Nov 27, 2016 ]
yes, these are awesome and have very good staging. [ Veronica  Jul 08, 2016 ]
I'm using my 250's as my rear surround speaker powered by a Denon 5200. I am all more than pleased with sound that is being produced by this speaker. [ Jose F.  Mar 10, 2016 ]
Hi Dennis. I use these speakers (4 of them) as side and rear surrounds in a 9 speaker + 2 subwoofer setup. When used as surrounds I would say absolutely yes, these speakers have adequate bass response. If used as stand alone bookshelf speakers in a 2 speaker setup Id say there are better selections including other Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I wasnt clear how you intend to use them from your question. Hope that helps! [ Adam  Mar 09, 2016 ]
Sorry I cannot really rate my RP-250S bass response effectively. Since they are used as High speakers for Immersive sound (Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D), I cannot isolate them to test only the base. They are rated at 58 Hz on the low end and I am pretty sure they achieve that. As ambience speakers, they sound spectacular. I can highly recommend them. Hope this helps. [ Donald  Mar 08, 2016 ]
I would say yes. They really compliment my current system. I feel they provide good bass. I'm happy with them. [ Eric  Mar 08, 2016 ]
I would look up the specs to determine low frequency response, but I have a caution for you if you intend to use these as main/front speakers, which is what it sounds like. These are intended to be surround speakers, and for that they are outstanding. In that application, low end bass extension is not as critical. Since these are not engineered to be front/main speakers, I would not expect them to be as effective as any other speaker designed to be a front/main speaker, like your Bose, which were engineered to be front speakers and to have correct sound stage/imaging. What I DO recommend is you consider the matching Klipsch bookshelf speakers in place of these, which I also have. Those have such a wide sound-field and broad sweet spot (and surprisingly good bass extension even when sitting on a shelf) that I think you would be very pleased. These are outstanding speakers. I believe you will hear things you never heard from your Bose speakers in terms of clarity, range and balance. [ John  Mar 08, 2016 ]
They do, but are you going to be using them as surrounds or just as a bookshelf speaker? If you are looking for great bookshelf speakers I would go with the new Klipsch RP-160M bookshelf speakers. The RP-250S speakers are designed for surround applications. [ DAVID T  Mar 08, 2016 ]
It's working good and very satified, thank you. [ EDDY  Mar 08, 2016 ]
Yes, Yes I was going to buy a new bass no need. [ MICHAEL  Mar 08, 2016 ]
I was acutally surprised with the RP-250S's range, but it depends on what's sent to them. I found that my Yamaha RXA-1040 receiver in 5.1 decodes and handles it, but when set to 'straight', I was surprised at their range. The biggest change I found was in the bi-directional sound field, rather than directional bookshelf speakers I had. [ William  Mar 08, 2016 ]
I would not mount them on a stand. They are designed to be mounted on the wall. [ DAVID T  Mar 08, 2016 ]
If you read the manual it clearly states that the surround speakers should be placed on the side walls five to seven feet from floor. Or one to three feet from your ears when sitting. [ rickyqueens,nyc  Jan 16, 2016 ]
Made a typo in that answer. Height of speakers should read 30inch. [ EDWARD  Dec 01, 2015 ]
I recently bought a pair of these and mounted them onto a pair of "Sanus Natural Foundation 20 inch Speaker Stands". Used "Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive" to secure them to the platform. (both ordered from Amazon). Good height, well made and sturdy. [ EDWARD  Nov 29, 2015 ]
Wish I could help, I was lucky enough to be able to hang mine. Best of luck! Tom [ Thomas  Nov 29, 2015 ]
I mounted my speakers on the wall. [ Antonio  Nov 29, 2015 ]
2 speakers are $900. [ DAVID T  Mar 08, 2016 ]
When you read the description it clearly states (each) not pair. [ rickyqueens,nyc  Jan 16, 2016 ]
It's one speaker. [ DONALD  Sep 07, 2015 ]
These are sold as pair [ Warren C.  Sep 07, 2015 ]
It is only one surround speaker [ Juan  Sep 07, 2015 ]
They are priced each. [ Donald  Sep 07, 2015 ]
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