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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA

Dolby Atmos® enabled add-on speakers

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Here's your ticket to thrilling surround sound effects. The Reference Premiere Series RP-140SA surround speakers feature proprietary Klipsch speaker technologies designed to work with Dolby Atmos soundtracks to re-create an immersive, high-impact listening experience.

Klipsch RP-140SA Dolby Atmos surround speaker

Placed on top of your existing tower speakers, the Klipsch RP-140SA adds Dolby Atmos elevation effects to provide a richer, more immersive surround sound experience.

Elevate your surround sound experience with Dolby Atmos and Klipsch speakers

Here's your ticket to thrilling surround sound effects. The Reference Premiere Series RP-140SA surround speakers feature proprietary Klipsch speaker technologies designed to work with Dolby Atmos soundtracks to re-create an immersive, high-impact listening experience.

Not familiar with Dolby Atmos? It's the latest surround sound technology from the movie- and theater-sound experts at Dolby Laboratories. It adds a height dimension to your home theater, for enhanced immersion and spatial effects. From the soft patter of a gentle rain to the roar of a jet plane flying overhead, you'll enjoy dynamic surround sound that elevates your entire home theater.

Bounce sound off the ceiling for enhanced surround effects

How do these speakers work? Each features a Cerametallic™ 4" woofer and a Hybrid Tractrix® horn tweeter on the top of the speaker. These drivers are angled and feature controlled dispersion, so they can reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening positions. The RP-140SA speakers are designed sit on top of your existing floor-standing speakers. Use a pair with your front towers, or add another pair to the rear surround towers for an even more enveloping experience. The RP-140SA can also be wall-mounted for use as standard, high-performance surround sound speakers.

Build a complete Klipsch Dolby Atmos system

Team a pair or two of RP-140SA surrounds with other Klipsch Reference Premiere Series speakers to create a high-impact Atmos home theater system.

Recommended center channel speaker: Klipsch RP-450CA
Recommended front channel speakers: Klipsch RP-280FA
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW, Klipsch R-112SW, Klipsch R-115SW

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Product Highlights:

  • 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 Cross-Section Tractrix® horns with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeters
  • 4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil former
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 6-1/16"W x 7-9/16"H x 11-13/16"D
  • weight: 7.6 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Dolby-atmos enabled speakers (Ebony)
  • 2 Detachable metal grilles
  • 2 Extra rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

I just love the sound coming out of these speakers big difference make on my home theater Best purchase and a great price .I also like to thank Crutchfield for all the help they provide . they do always have great deals and I always came back . thank you

Mario, St Petersburg, FL


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Dolby Atmos Elevation Speaker: The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA 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 Premiere RP-140S delivers on Klipsch's speaker design philosophy; low distortion, high efficiency, flat frequency response, broad dynamic range, and controlled directivity.

Tractrix Horn Technology: Klipsch Tractrix Horn technology allows the RP-140SA speaker to meet the directivity and sensitivity specifications that Dolby requires for Dolby Atmos enabled speakers. This is what has allowed Klipsch to produce its unique two-way speaker and horn-loaded design, in a Dolby Atmos enabled speaker.

Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-140SA features proprietary Hybrid Tractrix Horn technology coupled with a Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) titanium tweeter to produce the most effective release of sound waves for clean, natural listening experiences. The horn's outer layer is silicone-based rubber, which eliminates resonance of the horn housing, improving detail and resolution. The LTS tweeter ensures minimized distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

  • 90° x 90° 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.
  • LTS Tweeter: 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.

Cerametallic Woofer: The 3.5" woofer of the RP-140SA 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 woofer also employs a rubber surround for added durability. A design that when paired with the Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeter combines for incredible high efficiency.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-140SA 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 offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.

Sealed MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-140SA 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 Dolby Atmos enabled 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-140SA 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-140SA 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 11.4375" (d).
  • Wall Mounting: The Klipsch RP-140SA 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).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

To add Dolby Atmos to my existing Klipsch RP speaker system. [ Terence  Jul 17, 2018 ]
Quality and price . I have always been a Klipsch Enthusiast of this brand and quality and they look great also they do sound amazing . [ Mario  Jul 15, 2018 ]
Ready for another upgrade. Matches my existing Klipsch speakers. Awesome reviews. [ CRAIG W  Jun 29, 2018 ]
best speaker on the market, high quality products [ Doug  May 30, 2018 ]
To complete my Klipsch surround system. [ Maximo  Apr 20, 2018 ]
With the addition of one more pair of Klipsch RP-140SA speakers, my 7.2.4 home theater system will be complete. I don't want to install ceiling speakers and like the clean look of these sitting on the existing speakers. With some wire management the setup looks great. These speakers perform as advertised. [ Eric  Mar 29, 2018 ]
These are a must to get the Dolby Atmos effect when placed on top of the RP-280F's. Can't wait!!! [ Charles  Mar 28, 2018 ]
Customer rating [ D  Feb 02, 2018 ]
Because my other eight speakers are Klipsch. [ Frederick  Jan 22, 2018 ]
I own other Klipsch RP speakers and these RP-140SA will complete my incredible sound system! [ CHRISTOPHER  Dec 31, 2017 ]
Klipsch provides extremely high quality and performance. Best value for the money. [ Jared  Dec 28, 2017 ]
Because Nate at Crutchfield recommended them to add to my current set up. [ The Engineer  Dec 24, 2017 ]
Best atmos speakers. [ Elvin  Dec 24, 2017 ]
I have a complete Klipsch surround system and these would make a great addition to my listening experience. With the new 4K movies and with the improved sound dimensions in the videos these Atmos speakers will add that extra dimension to the sound as more titles are created and released in this format. It is great to be able to add the up-firing Atmos sound channels without having to use in celiling speakers. My Klipsch system has been a great speaker system for many years of service. [ David  Dec 24, 2017 ]
Quality [ William  Dec 18, 2017 ]
Research of product capabilities and recommendations by users. [ Larry  Dec 16, 2017 ]
Quality of the Klipsch products. Want to complete my atmos experience that I started last year. [ J.J.  Nov 28, 2017 ]
I chose the Klipsch RP-140SA to add ATMOS versatility to my front and rear RP-280F's and RP-260F's respectively. Also, I went with the RP-280F's instead of the RP-280FA's due to its less expensive to purchase the add-on ATMOS RP-140SA's. [ WILLIS C.  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Purchased to these Atmos speakers in order to complete my Klipsch home theater speaker setup. I have been very pleased with the RP product line from Klipsch. [ CHRISTOPHER S  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Fits my existing speaker system, also Klipsh speakers [ Kirk  Nov 25, 2017 ]
All my speakers are klipsch and I did not want to put speakers in the ceiling for dolby atmos setup. [ Jeremy  Nov 19, 2017 ]
To add height speakers to my home theater. [ Michael  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Best option to try Atmos by far, if you can't mount 4 speakers in your ceiling! Also, bought the RP-260F's a year ago, and been a die hard Klipsch fan ever since, amazing product! A+ [ David C  Nov 12, 2017 ]
To add Atmos channels to my 5.2 setup. [ Robert  Nov 01, 2017 ]
expanding my initial atmos system, I wanted to match my new Klipsch setup I'm building. Heard great reviews [ Eric  Sep 26, 2017 ]
Klipsch makes awesome speakers. [ Jacob F.  Sep 22, 2017 ]
Great Atmos sound effects from these up-firing speakers, as I already had Klipsch fronts. Really adds more surround effect! [ Randy  Sep 02, 2017 ]
Klipsch speakers for Dolby Atmos to match my other Klipsch speakers. [ Michael  Jun 30, 2017 ]
good reputation, crutchfield answered all my questions [ William  Jun 29, 2017 ]
Saw YouTube videos on how good this product is and wanted to try as my first initial speaker add-on/upgrade to my 5.1 surround sound system to Dolby Atmos [ Kwok Ying  Jun 21, 2017 ]
I wanted to test Klipsch speakers in general and also the capability of Dolby Atmos. So far I love the quality of sound, but I don't have an Atmos receiver to test that feature. [ Joel  Jun 02, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Armando  Jun 01, 2017 ]
I like the sound !! [ Stewart  May 29, 2017 ]
Adding back height speakers for my upgraded system - 1 of 'several' orders. [ Steve  May 14, 2017 ]
For Dolby atmos use [ DAVID  Apr 16, 2017 ]
will be purchasing a dolby atmos receiver soon. Just getting ready :-) [ B  Mar 19, 2017 ]
I wanted this system to bridge the gap between my main speakers and my rear speakers and because of the Klipsch product description and because of my long positive history with Klipsch products and my excellent history dealing with Crutchfield. [ James  Mar 06, 2017 ]
To compliment my Klipsch speakers I already have, for the full effect of the latest 4K releases [ CHARLES D  Mar 03, 2017 ]
To hear Dolby Atmos [ LAURA  Mar 02, 2017 ]
Quality [ Daniel  Mar 01, 2017 ]
For front height speakers, using with Marantz SR7010 [ Joe  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Limited selection - good reviews. [ Greg  Feb 12, 2017 ]
Awesome product [ Chuck  Jan 15, 2017 ]
Many reviews pointed to the high clarity and positing of Atmos speakers, especially the Klipsch. [ Steven  Jan 07, 2017 ]
better sound quality with my other Klipsch speakers [ Billy  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Atmos sound [ James  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Setting up a Dolby Atmos system. [ Nicholas  Nov 24, 2016 ]
To complete my speaker setup and take advantage of the 7.2 capabilities. [ E  Nov 22, 2016 ]
I live in an apartment so in-ceiling speakers aren't an option. These allow me to get Atmos with my current Klipsch speakers. [ Kris  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Great reviews and will sit well on my current front floor standing speakers [ PAUL  Oct 21, 2016 ]
The keepers of sound is a Klipsch Speaker say no more, These speakers will also complete my theater system which is also Klipsch [ Carlton  Oct 03, 2016 ]
It completes my Klipsch speaker set. I've waited for them to go on sale and combined the sale price with reward points to get them at about 40% off. [ DONALD  Oct 01, 2016 ]
I want to experience atmos surround [ Ian  Sep 20, 2016 ]
I have Klipsch speakers now, this should be a good match [ Michael  Sep 18, 2016 ]
Best atmos module speaker in the market. [ Erick  Sep 06, 2016 ]
I have a fantastic audio system and I had already purchased a set of RP-140SA ATMOS SPEAKERS so I knew that they performed very well with my Pioneer Elite. Having all of other speakers being Klipsch Reference the choice was obvious. The design, performance and frankly with sale price being at a good price point I knew that the time to act was now. [ Steve  Jun 19, 2016 ]
I chose this to complete my Klipsch Reference system. I am planning on upgrading to Atmos in the coming year so I knew that I needed these speakers eventually. For now, they'll make nice back surrounds until I can find a good deal on a receiver. [ Domingo  Jun 05, 2016 ]
looking to buy them for a while GREAT PRICE [ mark  Jun 04, 2016 ]
to enjoy atmos [ MARIO  May 02, 2016 ]
great product with excellent reviews and shopping at crutchfield's is totally hassle free! [ alampurappa  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Best dedicated Atmos speakers available as add-ons to an existing speaker system. [ robert  Mar 06, 2016 ]
Have ALL Klipsch Reference speakers, mostly purchased from Crutchfield. [ Todd  Mar 01, 2016 ]
I wanted to add height channels to my sound system for movies and to have them in place when I get a Dolby Atmos equipped receiver. [ DAVID  Feb 10, 2016 ]
I love Klipsch and have owned their speakers for 20+ years. [ J  Jan 31, 2016 ]
I have a theater with klipsch as my speakers and they sound awesome I trust these would sound as good [ Sergio  Jan 23, 2016 ]
Was a gift suggestion. [ Sally  Jan 20, 2016 ]
Design [ Lorna  Jan 10, 2016 ]
Quality Product and matches my existing speaker system [ bart  Dec 27, 2015 ]
I just purchased the Onkyo RZ-900 with Dolby Atmos so I wanted to add these to my sound system to enhance the full sound quality. I have 5 speakers already but unfortunately our living room does not allow me to place speakers behind the sitting area so I'm hoping these will add to the fullness of surround sound. [ PERRY  Dec 20, 2015 ]
I recently added a new AV Receiver that support Dolby ATMOS. I was looking for a quality ATMOS add-on speaker to use with my Definitve Technology BP-10 main speakers. Most, if not all, of the reviews I read spoke highly of this speaker. I had looked at the Onkyo SKH-410 due to their price, but one reviewer had these and had upgraded to the RP-140SA's. He said the Klipsch was an improvement over the Onkyo. I just wish the Klipsch were a little lower in price. [ Thomas P.  Dec 11, 2015 ]
I have all klipsch speakers and recently added a Dolby atmos receiver. Waited for klipsch to produce these speakers. Ready to add. [ Robert  Dec 07, 2015 ]
These two speakers are needed for the top of the tower speakers for the sound effect of the sound bouncing off the ceiling and on to the walls while traveling around the room. [ Dwayne  Dec 04, 2015 ]

4 questions already asked

Yes, there is a very well constructed flush metal plate on the back/bottom of each unit. This plate has one centered keyhole shaped hole for hanging on a sturdy screw for a wall mount. It also comes with four quality rubber feet which you can attach for surface mount or wall mount. If I am not mistaken you can see all this in either the photos or the installation manual on the Klipschcom website. I love mine. [ James  Oct 14, 2018 ]
Key hole slot is provided to hang from [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 14, 2018 ]
Yes, there is a hole to allow for speaker to be mounted on wall. [ Rob  Oct 13, 2018 ]
There is one slotted hole for hanging built in to allow positioning as shown in this picture. [ PAUL  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Yes, they have built in mounting holes for hanging on the wall [ BRETT  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Yes, there is a slot that will allow you hang the speaker on a screw or nail [ MW  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Yes mine have traditional keyhole mounting ability. [ R  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Yes! [ Drew  Oct 13, 2018 ]
There is an open space designed for wall hanging. I put mine on top of the main tower speakers so the sound will bounce off the ceiling and have been very happy with this placement. These speakers are the best purchase in my memory. They have made a major difference in my sound system. Highly recommended. I bought my first Klipsch speakers (KG 2's) decades ago and Klipsch remains my only choice to this day. And, you can't do better than Crutchfield. [ James  Oct 13, 2018 ]
Manufacturer installed bracket on the back. [ Jeff &  Oct 13, 2018 ]
18awg should be fine for shorter runs, but in order to minimize losses on longer runs, such as in a distant rear surround speaker you might opt for 16awg. I use quality 16awg for all my speaker runs. [ James  Oct 14, 2018 ]
I use the 18awg. Either one is sufficient though [ SEAN  Nov 09, 2017 ]
I currently use Monster XP wire which is around the 14-16 AWG. I also used banana plugs, but this size wire will fit under the wire nut, too, if that's what your curious about. Thes speakers are a small load so I'm sure 18 AWG would work fine as well. [ Kris  Nov 09, 2017 ]
I'm using the RP140SA to provide Atmos height for my front Cornwall speakers. However, if I were setting them for rear or surround, I would first determine if a direct sound projection or a reflected sound projection was appropriate for the room size, ceiling height and target location. If reflected sound is desired, I would place them as you have but in order to determine the right placement height you should calculate the appropriate angle and distance to the target listening location...this may require a little trial and error to get it right but it's worth it...good luck and enjoy. [ RICHARD A  Mar 28, 2017 ]
From a installation guidelines I used : "For optimal effect and to minimize direct radiating audio at listener level, place speakers at or slightly above the height of your ears when seated. Avoid placing the speakers higher than one half the height of your wall". I believe the reason is so that the sound can diffuse more evenly. So 1 meter sounds like it will be too high. I have placed mine on top of my 4 ref speakers (front and rear) about 58" from the ceiling. They work great. Hope that helps. [ EDWARD  Mar 28, 2017 ]