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Klipsch RP-440WF Reference Premiere HD Wireless

Wireless powered floor-standing speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch RP-440WF Reference Premiere HD Wireless

No doubt about it: our customers love their Klipsch speakers. Now we think they'll be even more stoked that they can get that famous Klipsch performance wirelessly. With 125 watts of built-in amplifier power and sophisticated wireless technology on-board, the Klipsch's Reference Premiere RP-440WF floor-standing speaker delivers powerful, crystal-clear sound without the need for unsightly speaker wires running across your floor or under your carpet.

High-powered wireless sound

No doubt about it: our customers love their Klipsch speakers. Now we think they'll be even more stoked that they can get that famous Klipsch performance wirelessly. With 125 watts of built-in amplifier power and sophisticated wireless technology on-board, the Klipsch's Reference Premiere RP-440WF floor-standing speaker delivers powerful, crystal-clear sound without the need for unsightly speaker wires running across your floor or under your carpet.

Each slender tower boasts four 4-1/2" woofers for tight, punchy lows and clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. The RP-440WF's dynamic, full-range performance makes it a great choice for both music and home theater systems.

Hear every detail

The brains behind every Klipsch Reference Premiere HD wireless speaker is the RP-HUB1 HD Control Center (required, sold separately). Using state-of-the-art WiSA™ wireless technology, this compact system hub transmits high-quality audio at up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. That means that not a single detail is lost on the way to your speakers.

Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD control center wireless hub

The compact RP-HUB1 HD Control Center (sold separately) is the essential nerve center behind every Klipsch wireless home theater system.

How it works

Rather than using a traditional receiver or amplifier, you simply plug all of your source components — DVD or Blu-ray players, cable boxes, game consoles, and network music players — into the HD Control Center. Audio signals are streamed to the speakers wirelessly. The hub also receives Bluetooth® signals, so you can enjoy music from your compatible tablet or smartphone. A single button on the back of the speaker seamlessly pairs it to your HD Control Center for easy system setup.

You can start your system off with just a single pair of Klipsch wireless speakers for impressive stereo sound, then add to it to create a full-blown 7.2-channel home theater system. The Control Center's on-board Dolby® Digital and DTS® decoders ensure you'll hear rich, enveloping surround sound.

(One important heads-up: You will need AC power for the hub and each speaker in your system.)

Klipsch speaker technology for dynamic performance

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 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 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

Look around the back, and 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-440WF's 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 these woofers newly developed titanium voice coil formers that allow more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response.

Build your system with other Klipsch Reference Premiere HD wireless speakers 

RP-140WM bookshelf speakers - These compact bookshelf speakers make a great pair for stereo music or for use as wireless surround sound speakers.

RP-440WC center channel speaker - The perfect center speaker for crisp dialogue and dynamic movie sound effects.

RP-110WSW powered subwoofer - Add excitement to your music and movies with deep, rumbling bass.

Great service helpful and friendly sales associate will do business with you again.

James p, Florida

What's in the Box:

  • Wireless floorstanding powered speaker
  • Grille (installed)
  • 5' AC power cord
  • 2 Self-adhesive rubber pads
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • requires a Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Wireless Control Center (sold separately)
  • frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz
  • high-efficiency DSP controlled amplification with separate, ultra-low noise amplifiers for each driver
  • total built-in amplifier power: 125 watts continuous (250 watts peak)
  • WiSA (Wireless Speaker & Audio) lossless wireless transmission with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution for detailed, high-accuracy sound
  • simple, single-button pairing with Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • four 4-1/2" Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • bass reflex (ported) cabinet 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 grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • durable polymer veneer finish
  • angled MDF base plate for elevated image height and increased speaker stability
  • AC power connection required (power cable included)
  • 8-5/8"W x 41-1/8"H x 11-3/4"D
  • weight: 36.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 2 years amplifiers and electronics
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Klipsch RP-440WF Reference Premiere HD Wireless Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Dsappointed

John from St Augustine, FL on 4/17/2017

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I gave this product 3 stars rather than two solely because I think my expectations may have been too high. I bought these speakers because I wanted something wireless to use as back speakers. My front speakers consist of two Polk LISM 707's along with matching center speaker and subwoofer. My primary consideration is classical music, movies are secondary. I suppose I have been spoiled by the Polks. I bought these because of the "rave" reviews. So when everybody starting selling them "on sale" for $600 vs. $1,000 I thought boy what an opportunity. I should have thought that it was a red flag. Why drop the price of a hot selling product by 40%. Maybe the product isn't so hot. Anyway, klipsch is well known for the quality of its tweeter. I must say the highs ( think violin and flute) are very solid. Also, while the bass is not what I would call punchy or robust, it is on the pure side and sounds pretty good, particularly at higher volumes. To my ears everything in between is mediocre at best. Real sound quality simply isn't there. These speakers supposedly are worth the money for the pair, plus the "hub ", which, lets face it is just a glorified router of sorts. Something else I should have thought of is that klipsch puts 125 watts in these speakers. The money for that would go directly into the speakers otherwise. If you have your heart set on wireless, powered speakers and you are mostly into movies, I would still shop around. Even at 40% off.

Pros: Tweeter

Cons: Overall sound quality. Crazy overpriced "hub"

I can move them where I want to listen to them

Justin from Hillsboro, OR on 3/25/2017

There are few things more appealing than not running wires, and trying to get speakers out to the patio when we have guests, but these are a carry it out and plug it in simplicity. The drivers are all tuned to do what they should, the wireless hub reconnects pretty quick and I have sound wherever I put the speaker. Than you Klipsch!

Pros: Moveable to where we need sound. No wires to run under carpets or through walls.

Cons: Pretty heavy to move around. Need to use a long cord for power, but I can put it wherever, maybe not a con.

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FM from Rockville, VA on 7/11/2016

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This is a great sounding pair of speakers. The sound is clear and powerful. This sound is far superior and the system is much more flexible than the separate surround sound system I purchased several years ago. I have to think this technology will make separate amps obsolete in a few years. . The setup was very easy - it took more time to get the speakers out of the box than the time it took to pair the system with my TV and other devices. Sounds great with the TV or for playing music through Bluetooth devices.

Pros: See above.

Cons: Having a separate remote is a bit of a hassle but I have yet to see an integrated remote that is inexpensive and easy to use/maintain.

Just buy them TODAY!!

Brian from Lynn,mass on 6/13/2016

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Seriously if you're reading my review then you must be interested in a wireless system. Although these are pretty expensive for a pair of towers...you won't be disappointed. Yes, I paid some extra for the ease of a wireless system, but the experience is TOTALLY WORTH IT. This whole reference premier wireless system is awesome. I just purchased a 65 inch LGEF9500 OLED tv and hooked this beast up to it. All I needed was an optical audio to optical audio cable an wah-Lah crystal clear surround sound. Set up of entire system was under 10 minutes. The unboxing took longer as Klipsch packages these babies like They're a dozen eggs being delivered. These towers look awesome with the covers off showing w the copper cones ...they're beautiful. I usually leave the covers on until I'm entertaining some people at home and want them to see these beauties. Plug them into the wall...the control center finds the speakers and BOOM! Just sit back and enjoy your purchase! Because that's exactly what you'll be doing for years to come...enjoying taking the risk of a wireless system and winning! These towers are a bit heavy but isn't that what you want in a quality speaker? I do....thank you Klipsch for allowing me to have a brand new entertainment system and limiting the wire clutter! PRICELESS

Pros: Wireless ...sound....set up 10 minutes or less... Beautiful towers. I get compliments all the time and people have noticed they just plug into the wall.

Cons: Expensive but TOTALLY worth the price.

Surround sound system

James p from Florida on 5/24/2016

Great service helpful and friendly sales associate will do business with you again.

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Carlos from Santa Fe, NM on 4/25/2016

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What can i say just awsome !

Pros: Easy to install ,sounds great

Cons: Remote very small hard to read ..

Very pleased with purchase

KirkL from Greenville, NC on 3/10/2016

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I am amazed at how well these wireless speakers sound. I am in the process of setting up a wireless 5.1 system to go with my Projector. They are amazingly easy to set up and you don't have the hassle of having to deal with an AVR receiver.

Pros: No speaker wires, excellent clarity and a lot more bass response than I ever expected. I also like the fact that I can move them around easily and reposition them without all of the speaker wire issues. I have kids that play in my theatre room and if I know a crowd will be in there, I will simply unplug the power wire and move them into another room so they don't get knocked over.

Cons: None that I have determined

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Features

High-Resolution Wireless Floorstanding Loudspeaker: The Klipsch RP-440WF high-resolution floorstanding loudspeaker is part of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless speaker system. The Klipsch RP-440WF combines WiSa wireless speaker & audio technology with Klipsch's legendary audio & system design expertise for a high-performance wireless speaker.

Two-Way Driver System: The Klipsch RP-440WF high-resolution floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with a 1" Titanium LTS tweeter mated to a 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn and four 4.5" Cerametallic cone woofers with rubber surround for detailed, dynamic sound. The speaker features a tapered array crossover with a crossover frequency of 1.8kHz for the two upper woofers and a crossover frequency of 200Hz for the two lower woofers.

  • 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn: 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.
  • 1" Titanium LTS Tweeters: Behind the 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.
  • Four 4.5" Cerametallic Woofers: The four 4.5" woofers of the RP-440WF floorstanding 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 4.5" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Custom Designed Integrated Amplifiers: The Klipsch RP-440WF high-resolution floorstanding loudspeaker employs separate ultra-low noise amplifiers that are custom designed for each driver to maximize performance. Total amplifier power is 125W RMS and 250W Peak. By customizing each amplifier to each driver, Klipsch is able to extract every ounce of performance out of the loudspeaker. Each amplifier uses DSP (digital signal processing) so the speaker sounds great at any volume level without distortion

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-440WF employs a bass reflex enclosure with dual rear-firing Tractrix ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new redesigned 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.

  • MDF Plinth: The all new satin painted MDF plinth footer of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless floor-standing speaker lends an acoustically sound, authoritative stance when placing the speaker on your wood, tile, or carpeted floors. The MDF plinth includes integrated rubber feet to protect your floors (no spike feet).
  • Magnetic Grille: The floor-standing loudspeaker features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over its polymer front baffle.

Reference Premiere HD Wireless System: The complete Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System consists of the RP-HUB1 HD Control Center, RP-440WF floorstanding speaker, RP-140WM bookshelf speaker, RP-440WC center-channel speaker, and RP-110WSW powered subwoofer (all sold separately). The floorstanding, bookshelf, and center-channel wireless speakers feature a two-way design and utilizes the same driver and horn technology as Klipsch's Reference Premiere series. The wireless powered subwoofer is modeled directly after the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-110SW subwoofer. The Klipsch HD Control Center acts as the system's hub and directs audio wireless to each speaker. All of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System products offer the convenience of WiSa wireless connectivity.

Requires HD Wireless Control Center: The Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System requires at least two RP-440WF floorstanding speakers or two RP-140WM bookshelf speakers, plus the Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center (sold separately). The Klipsch HD Control Center replaces complicated AV receivers and transmits audio wirelessly to the Reference Premiere HD Wireless System's speakers. The HD Control Center creates its own dedicated WiSa (Wireless Speaker & Audio) network independent of your home WiFi to eliminate dropouts and interference caused by bandwidth constraints within your home.

WiSa Wireless Technology: Through the use of state-of-the-art WiSa (Wireless Speaker & Audio) technology, the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System delivers unmatched wireless audio performance and ease-of-use. WiSa technology transmits 24-bit audio at sample rates up to 96kHz/second, with robust error recovery for uninterrupted listening enjoyment. With extremely low latency (<5mS) and negligible speaker-to-speaker delay, it offers flawless wired-quality performance and reliability. WiSa technology operates in the relatively unused 5.2 to 5.8 GHz UNII radio frequency spectrum, reliably transmitting uncompressed audio from 2ch stereo to 7.1ch surround, along with system configuration and calibration data. It has a range of approximately 30'.

Note: The floorstanding speaker has no speaker wire terminals on the back-panel to connect to a typical AV receiver. Instead, it has a built-in wireless receiver that functions only with the Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center (sold separately). The only hardwired connection the speaker will need is AC power via the included detachable AC power cord.

High Res 2.0-7.1ch Audio: The Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System can deliver 24-bit/96kHz audio in configurations ranging from 2ch stereo to 7.1ch surround sound, supporting both Dolby Digital Plus (7.1ch) & DTS (5.1ch). A pair of RP-440WF floorstanding speakers are ideal for a simple 2ch stereo setup. The RP-440WF can also be used as front, surround, and/or surround back speakers in a home theater application.

Simple Setup: The Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System gives you the ability to place speakers anywhere in your room without running speaker wire through walls or under carpet. Klipsch's proprietary Smart Speaker Selector provides a single-button solution on the rear of each speaker that seamlessly makes the connection to the HD Control Center without the need for speaker wire or a complicated AV receiver.

Firmware & Software Updates: Once you register the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless System, Klipsch will offer free firmware & software upgrades which can be downloaded from their website, so you can stay current with the latest Klipsch technologies while expanding your system over time.

AC Power + Auto On/Off: The Klipsch RP-440WF high-resolution floorstanding loudspeaker will need to be plugged into an AC power outlet, along with any other Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless speakers you have in your system. The RP-440WF will turn on automatically when it senses a wireless audio signal and turn off (standby) automatically when there is no audio signal present. The speaker is exceptionally efficient whether it is on or in standby mode.

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Only wireless system available, but also excellent quality [ RONNIE  Apr 27, 2017 ]
See answer #3 [ Aubrey  Jan 29, 2017 ]
I have a large bonus room with a projector set up on a 135" screen. It is not a dedicated home theatre room though unfortunately as kids play in the area. I needed a wireless speaker set up to appease my wife who is opposed to me tearing up carpet and baseboards to try to run speaker wires. The Klipsch wireless system seemed like a good compromise. [ James  Feb 25, 2016 ]

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Jacky, You can not get this to work without Klipsch wireless master control unit , But if you do buy it it sounds great and each speaker has it's own amp so room placement of speakers is simple . [ CARLOS  May 24, 2016 ]
Short answer - I don't know for certain (but I seriously doubt it). fyi - heres some examples of HUB synching/trouble shooting. " Each time" you turn on the Klipsch HUB it scans for the Klipsch Wireless speakers and "synchs" to them (or not). The manual could stand some "beefing up" - for trouble shooting purposes. If theres a problem synching - Its helpful to "play" with the HUB menus - see what they do - and try trouble shooting. e.g. after the HUB has finished synching - go to menu>status>system status (shows up on TV screen). it will tell you what system configuration it has found (e.g. 5.1 or 5.1*, or something else) - then decide does what it displays on screen match reality? {5.1* means there's something wrong with the expected 5.1 configuration it found - you need to rescan) - {you could do a "speaker status - to attempt to clarify the error - see below}. If the scan configuration is not correct you need to go to menu>set up guide - have it rescan - then it will go through the speakers (one by one) and have each "beep" and "blink" (each speaker has an LED) - and the HUB will ask you to confirm (on screen menu) those speakers (i.e. front right, front left, center, subwoofer, side right, side left for my 5.1 configuration). Also after the first/initial scan & check of the "system status" - you can also go to menu>status>speaker status & the HUB menu will allow you to go through each speaker it has synched up with (and see which speakers it has/has not synched with. [ RONNIE  May 24, 2016 ]
The hub is needed... It is the "communicator" via a video monitor. [ michael  May 23, 2016 ]
Unfortunately you can not use the yamahas with these speakers. The system is proprietary and you must have the hub and klipsch wireless hd speakers. [ James  May 23, 2016 ]
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