Klipsch Reference R-14SA
Dolby Atmos® enabled add-on speakers
Klipsch Reference R-14SA - Can be placed on top of your matching Klipsch Reference floor-standing speakers
Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-14SA by Crutchfield's James Ralston
Take your Klipsch home theater to new heights
Our customers love the performance and value of Klipsch's Reference-series speakers. If you've got Reference tower or bookshelf speakers, the add-on R-14SA pair lets you experience Dolby Atmos. That's a newer type of surround sound that expands your movie soundtracks by reflecting sounds off the ceiling.
How do they work?
Each R-14SA speaker has a 4" woofer and a horn-loaded tweeter on its top baffle. These drivers are angled to reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening position. They're designed sit right on top of your existing Reference speakers. Use a pair with your front towers, or add another pair to the rear surround towers for an even more enveloping experience. They can also be wall-mounted for use as regular surround speakers.
Does your receiver have what it takes?
You'll need a home theater receiver with Dolby Atmos in order to get enhanced surround sound with these speakers.
Build a complete Klipsch Reference Dolby Atmos system
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-24F, Klipsch R-26F, and Klipsch R-28F
Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-14M and Klipsch R-15M
Center channel: Klipsch R-25C
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW
- Dolby Atmos add-on speakers
- designed to sit on top of floor-standing front or back speakers
- drivers are angled up to reflect sound off the ceiling, for a heightened soundstage and overhead effects
- connect to a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver's height channels
- can also be used as wall-mounted standard surround speakers
- 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix® horn with 3/4" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum tweeter
- 4" spun copper IMG (injection-molded graphite) woofer
- acoustic suspension (sealed) cabinet design
- frequency response: conforms to Dolby Atmos specification
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- sensitivity: conforms to Dolby Atmos specification
- power handling: up to 50 watts RMS (100 watts peak)
- MDF cabinet with durable brushed polymer veneer finish
- anti-vibration rubber feet and built-in keyhole slot wall-mounting brackets (mounting screws not included)
- binding post speaker terminals
- 6"W x 7-1/4"H x 11-1/4"D
- weight: 5.5 lbs. each
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 2 Dolby-atmos enabled speakers
- 2 Grilles
- 2 Rubber bumpers
- User Manual
- Warranty sheet
- Important Safety Instructions
Absolutely love this speaker. Looks good, sounds great!
Anonymous, Pasadena, TX
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Dolby Atmos Elevation Speaker: The Klipsch Reference R-14SA is a Dolby Atmos enabled home theater speaker which adds the Dolby Atmos elevation effect to any existing home theater speaker system to create an atmosphere of rich, detailed sound, or can be used as a surround speaker
Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos delivers captivating, object-based sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. With Dolby Atmos sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill a home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail and depth. Learn more out Dolby Atmos here.
Klipsch Design Philosophy: The Klipsch Reference R-14SA delivers on Klipsch's speaker design philosophy; low distortion, high efficiency, flat frequency response, broad dynamic range, and controlled directivity.
0.75" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-14SA speaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 0.75" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.
- Tractrix Horn Technology: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
- LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 0.75" aluminum tweeter with a linear travel suspension to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.
4" Copper-Spun IMG Woofer: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker is outfitted with a single 4" Copper-Spun IMG woofer. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.
MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker features a MDF cabinet with a brushed polymer veneer black finish that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is utilized because of its damping characteristics for natural, uncolored sound without unwanted vibration and distortion.
Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is acoustically transparent.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series speaker is fitted with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).
Mounting Options: The Klipsch Reference series R-14SA offers flexibility when mounting the Dolby Atmos enabled speaker.
- Rubber Feet: The Dolby Atmos enabled loudspeaker features four integrated rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on top of your existing front tower loudspeaker securely. The top of your loudspeaker needs to be flat and measure at least 6.0625" (w) x 11.25" (d).
- Wall Mounting: The Klipsch R-14SA speaker features a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not supplied).
Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of three floorstanding speakers (R-24F/R-26F/R-28F), two bookshelf speakers (R-14M/R-15M), one center channel speaker (R-25C), and one surround speaker (R-14S). The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.
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Why did you buy this?
In the last month trying to build a klipsch home system have to buy one piece at a time [ Richard May 28, 2018 ]
Klipsch quality and angled design for on-wall left and right surround channel duties. [ Michael May 23, 2018 ]
I chose these because I have far to many UHD discs to not have atmos any longer. And the discounted price helped. [ Campbell May 18, 2018 ]
Part of rebuilding my home theater... [ ronald May 14, 2018 ]
Because i made research and it seems to be the best atmos speakers. All my speakers are from Klipsh. [ RAMON Mar 20, 2018 ]
All my speakers are Klipsch [ Juan Mar 03, 2018 ]
Klipsch reputation - Dolby Atmos speaker! [ Todd Jan 28, 2018 ]
I liked the information provided and reviews for this product. Can't wait to get them and set them up. [ Isabel Jan 06, 2018 ]
I have klipsch speakers allready but missing the r-14sa to finish my sound system...can't go wrong with klipsch.. [ Ramon Jan 04, 2018 ]
Looking to complete my 7.1 setup. I will be using these as surrounds and eventually upgrading my receiver to an ATMOS capable one. [ Dustin Jan 01, 2018 ]
I am Upgrading to DOLBY ATMOS. [ ROCK Dec 30, 2017 ]
Good reputation and on sale [ RICHARD Dec 28, 2017 ]
right features, right price, Crutchfield. [ Gerald Nov 22, 2017 ]
I have been purchasing Klipsch and this will complete my surround sound system [ Lloyd Nov 10, 2017 ]
same brand as the current home theater system I have now [ M Aug 29, 2017 ]
3 questions already asked
I wouldn't be concerned. These are 8 ohm speakers, so that will drop your receiver's peak output to 130W, plus that is just peak power, not RMS. The sound going to these speakers should be filtered to Atmos-specific frequencies, which should have a limited range. I personally have an Onkyo TX-NR656 with these speakers and it works great. [ bryan Mar 15, 2018 ]
Speakers are most often blown when an amp exceeds it power capabilities and goes into clipping, putting out ultra sonic square waves at high frequencies. Tweeters try to reproduce these full power square waves and fail. More speakers are blown from too little power than too much clean power. [ Paul Mar 14, 2018 ]
I have the Onkyo RZ3100 rated at 200w per channel for 6 ohm speakers and added the Klipsch Reference R-14SA's about 6 months ago. I havent had any problems, they sound great! [ TYLER Mar 14, 2018 ]
A full ATMOS setup for the home is a 7.2.4 configuration - 11 channels. The 7 refers to the two front speakers, the surround side speakers pair, the rear surround speakers pair, and the single center channel. The 2 refers to two subs and the 4 refers to the two pairs of height - or ATMOS - speakers; a 7.2.4 configurations usually requires 11 channels. However, if your receiver allows for a 5.2.4 or 5.1.4 configuration then it will have two sets of height speakers amp outputs and you can add two pairs of height speakers. If your receiver only has one set of height amp outputs the you can only add one pair of height speakers. However, if you receiver allows assigning extra up unused zone channels you might be able to assign a 2nd pair of height speakers to them. [ Peter Jan 25, 2018 ]
Not sure if I completely understand what you are asking. These speakers do work if you have an Atmos capable receiver. I ordered two pair and I have a 7.4.1 setup and am satisfied. I also bought these because I can place them on top of my tower speakers. [ KEN Nov 13, 2017 ]
The R-15M are 7in wide 8 in deep 12.5 in high. Seems to me that you would have to put the R15M on its side. Hope this helps. [ Frank Oct 18, 2017 ]
I have the same speakers. Yrs they do for on top, barely. The rubber feet just fit but the atmos speakers are deeper and hang over a few inches. [ Jerry Oct 15, 2017 ]