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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-160M

Bookshelf speakers (Piano Black)

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-160M

Klipsch speakers earn consistently high marks from our customers, which is no surprise. After all, Klipsch has been thrilling music and movie fans alike for almost 70 years. That's why we can't wait for our customers to hear the RP-160M.

High-impact sound from a bookshelf speaker

Klipsch speakers earn consistently high marks from our customers, which is no surprise. After all, Klipsch has been thrilling music and movie fans alike for almost 70 years. That's why we can't wait for our customers to hear the RP-160M.

These bookshelf speakers from Klipsch's latest Reference Premiere Series have what it takes to be an instant classic, thanks to their combination of solid construction and powerful performance. Each cabinet features a 6-1/2" woofer for tight, powerful bass and clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. Whether you use a stereo pair for music listening or as the front left and right speakers in your home theater, you can count on the RP-160Ms to deliver exceptional sound.

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-160M bookshelf speaker

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 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.

A horn that can enhance bass, too

Rotating the speaker around and looking at the back, 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-160M's Cerametallic™ woofer dishes out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cone 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

You can build a great stereo system using the RP-160Ms and a subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers for high-impact home theater.

Recommended center channel speaker: Klipsch RP-250C
Recommended surround speakers: Klipsch RP-240S, Klipsch RP-250S
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW, Klipsch R-112SW

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 45-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ cone woofer with rigid titanium voice coil former
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • beveled MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) front baffles reduce frontal surface area to minimize diffraction, plus decrease high-frequency distortion and resonance
  • magnetically attached grilles for a clean, streamlined look
  • piano gloss painted finish
  • dual binding post speaker terminals for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • angled MDF base plate for elevated image height and increased speaker stability
  • 8-13/16"W x 16-11/16"H x 12-7/8"D
  • weight: 19.9 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers (Piano Black)
  • 2 Detachable magnetic grilles
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-25k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 16-11/16
Width (inches) 8-13/16
Depth (inches) 12-11/16
Weight (pounds) 19.9
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

90° x 90° Hybird 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 Woofer: The single 6.5" woofer of the RP-160M bookshelf 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 6.5" woofer also employs a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-160M bookshelf 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.

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-160M employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference Premiere bass port allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet  for a clean, powerful low frequency response. 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 footers of the Klipsch Reference Premiere series bookshelf speakers lend an acoustically sound, authoritative stance when placing the speakers on a tabletop, shelf, or stand. Pre-installed rubber feet add extra stability.
  • Magnetic Grille: The bookshelf loudspeaker features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over its polymer front baffle.

Dual Binding Posts: Each speaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.

Placement: The Reference Premiere series bookshelf loudspeakers are designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.

  • For optimum performance, Klipsch suggests placing the speakers 6'-15'apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be approximately 1-1.5x the distance separating the speakers.
  • Place the front left and right speakers on shelves or stands with their tweeters at approximately ear height for a seated listener. When used surround sound speakers, they normally perform best when placed slightly higher than ear level.
  • The bookshelf loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor and the wall behind them. It can also help to have the left and right speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of staggering helps smooth the bass range.

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Why did you buy this?

I have had the same pair of Klipsch speakers for 43 years. They still rock!!!!!!!!!! [ stephen  Jan 02, 2018 ]
Great bookshelf speaker [ Dan  Sep 22, 2017 ]
Heard them before, I didn't want powered speakers, these I bought to compliment my JBL Studio Monitors. They (Klipsch), sound sweet! [ George  Sep 01, 2017 ]
Great price, great company, Crutchfield delivers' [ Joseph  Sep 01, 2017 ]
Great experience with Klipsch Kg2 speakers that I bought back in 1987. [ Mark  Jul 19, 2017 ]
I owned a pair of klipsch heresy speakers and always loved their sound. Finally gave them up after 20 years as compromise with my wife (too big for room) and now no longer have that issue. [ Willard  Jun 17, 2017 ]
To replace an old pair of JBL Floor standing speakers. [ Daniel  Jun 10, 2017 ]
I have used Klipsch speakers for years in various applications without speaker construction materials, such as cone suspension breaking down. The accurate sound reproduction Klipsch is renowned for goes without saying. The 5 star reviews speak toward that. [ Bradley  Apr 12, 2017 ]
Recommended by advisor Brice. He was RIGHT! [ Rob  Oct 28, 2016 ]
Great speakers, quality construction and performance are excellent [ Nadine  Oct 27, 2016 ]
Based on recommendation from Crutchfield [ Robert  Aug 02, 2016 ]
Great reviews, attractive units, unique technology. [ Mark  May 11, 2016 ]
All reviews point to these being the best bookshelf speakers for the money. The sensitivy is great for someone with a lower powered audio system. [ William  May 02, 2016 ]
sale, good reviews [ John  Apr 30, 2016 ]
Very happy with a previous model Klipsch reference speakers of a similar size, these are for a different room. [ Jon  Apr 26, 2016 ]
Horn tweeter, reduced price, center channel spkr made a believer out of me. [ DAVID  Apr 20, 2016 ]
I like Klipsch speakers and these went on sale....so I bought them and will find a room for them at some point (you can never have too many speakers ; ) [ Peter  Mar 24, 2016 ]
I have a set of RP280F for fronts and wanted to match up my rear speakers with these. Was using Polks for my rear speakers. [ Gregg  Mar 03, 2016 ]
recommendation of advisor [ Michael  Sep 18, 2018 ]
I love both of these brands (3rd Yamaha receiver) but considered the price for this level of quality out of reach - not only was I wrong after seeing this bundle price, Crutchfield was the same price as the other online merchants - I am in bliss - thank you Bill Crutchfield and team - love your website, love your story, love the tech help when needed. [ David  Aug 30, 2018 ]
Part of the package. Great reviews and sounded good in person. [ Bryce  Aug 06, 2018 ]
I ordered the Klipsch speaker package knowing these items are of high quality. [ JD  Jul 30, 2018 ]
Good Speakers [ Dhara  Jul 15, 2018 ]
Based on reviews, and have owned other Klipsch products. [ John  Apr 29, 2018 ]
Reviews of this product [ John  Mar 29, 2018 ]
I grew up listening to Klipsch forte reference speakers that my dad had. I don't have room for floor speakers and these seem to be a good fit for me. I purchased Polk RTis from Crutchfield many years ago and feel for my new application I need to go back to Klipsch [ Mark  Feb 12, 2018 ]
I love the Klipsch performance and wanted to try these when they were on sale. [ MICHAEL G  Feb 04, 2018 ]
Have always purchased Klipsch products the last thirty years. Have never been disappointed. These speakers will be for my small media room as my front R/L speakers. Superb quality as usual is expected. [ Stephen  Feb 03, 2018 ]
sale price [ mark  Nov 22, 2017 ]
I've owned an older pair of Klipsch speakers for the past 10 years. I used them all through college and beat the hell out of them. They just kept on going. Decided to upgrade and knew I was going to get the same kind of quality. [ Paul  Nov 06, 2017 ]
back speakers [ Stanislav  Oct 11, 2017 ]
Because of the quality of the product [ Gregory  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Reputation, past positive experience with Klipsch speakers, size and price. They fit my situation perfectly and sound great. [ Charles  Jun 26, 2017 ]
Great bookshelf speakers. I am an using on my desk to playback PC sound, These have crisp highs and go amazingly low for their size. Give them some room to breath - about a foot off of the wall. [ Lee  Mar 30, 2017 ]
I have a small bathroom, they work perfect in there [ EVA  Mar 26, 2017 ]
Good sound [ James  Jan 23, 2017 ]
Like the 150's, but looking for a little more oomph. Hopefully the 160's will provide that. [ ROBERT  Dec 30, 2016 ]
Completing a 7.2.4 Klipsch set up.Good price for rear surrounds that match the rest of my setup.. [ Michael  Dec 30, 2016 ]
I have other Klipsch speakers and they are great... just adding more to my home theater... [ Francis  Dec 26, 2016 ]
At this point base on reviews. I have not received this item yet., However, based on other similar items I have purchased in the past. I have been very satisfied with their performances. This will be another upgrade. [ Frederick  Nov 17, 2016 ]
Had a lot of positive reviews and fit the size room very efficient amp requirements [ Gene  Nov 09, 2016 ]
speaker features and specifications, name brand, and recommendation by Dexter. [ Jeffrey  Sep 27, 2016 ]
Quality. Power. Expected Bass sound. [ Duke Potter  Sep 11, 2016 ]
crutchfield website recommendation also the great reviews from previous customers thanks! [ Pete  Sep 03, 2016 ]
building an atmos home entertainment system the RP-160m will go up high to fire up the sky . [ Richard  Aug 15, 2016 ]
I choose this pair on the recommendation of Rocky, and I have been impressed with the detail it adds to my home audio system. Rocky's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=163 [ STEPHEN J  Jul 19, 2016 ]
My research into quality speakers narrowed the field to Klipsch. [ Eric F.  Jul 08, 2016 ]
On sale. Good specs. Previous knowledge of brand. [ Paul  Jun 26, 2016 ]
Primary speakers for my basic classic stereo Yamaha R-S700. [ DONNELL  Jun 12, 2016 ]
great reviews, plus incredible sound [ richard  Jun 06, 2016 ]
Out standing expert reviews! [ Paul  May 30, 2016 ]
there are no other speakers i would pick to put on my walls. its klipsch or nothing. [ Brian  Mar 31, 2016 ]
Because of the excellent quality put into making these speakers. [ Daniel  Feb 06, 2016 ]
Klipsch reputation, great sound, great price even before awesome sale price. [ Chris  Jan 28, 2016 ]
Brand name, reviews [ Mikel  Jan 10, 2016 ]
The RP-160M appears to have very similar specs to the entry level tall speakers however in a shorter version that can be placed on top of our receiver cabinet instead of taking more floor space. [ VINICIUS  Sep 13, 2018 ]
Speakers are compatible with my A/V receiver, and BD/DVD. [ Gerald  Aug 15, 2018 ]
sounds real good [ DANIEL S  Aug 04, 2018 ]
I'm into music audio and want a fresh pair of good sounding bookshelf. [ Wayne  Aug 03, 2018 ]
keep blowing other bookshelf speakers [ DANIEL S  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Quality and Value [ BRIAN  Jul 27, 2018 ]
great mfg company, good reviews -- first time purchase with you [ john  Jul 24, 2018 ]
sound quality [ A  Jul 20, 2018 ]
looks like a great value for the price [ edgar  Jul 10, 2018 ]
Seemed to be the best value and a sale doesn't hurt either! [ Matthew  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Physical size, specifications, online reviews & aesthetics. [ Charles  Jun 16, 2018 ]
I have admired Klipsch sound and quality for decades. [ P  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Solid Sounding Speakers at a reasonable price. [ james  Feb 22, 2018 ]
did an extensive internet search, concluded these best for my circumstance [ Carl  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Downsizing my speakers as I now live in a smaller home and do not crank my massive floor speakers as I once did. These speakers are reputed as pairing well with a 1970's Pioneer SX-950, we'll see. Crutchfield's generous return policy gives me the opportunity to try and see. If they don't work out, I'll return them. I have been buying from Crutchfield for many years now and have never been dissapointed. Yea I know he's an old hippy, but now I'm sure he wears shoes and the customer service is #1. [ Larry  Feb 11, 2018 ]
looking for good quality sound to add on to my home theater system. [ Francis  Feb 01, 2018 ]
I wanted bi-ampable bookshelf speakers that would fit into the retro-70's look of my music room. I've always loved Klipsch so these seemed perfect! [ Matthew  Jan 31, 2018 ]
Best frequency range for the price-and Klipsh is a well-regarded Indiana company. [ Paul  Jan 30, 2018 ]
Nice discount on quality speakers and I like Walnut. [ ERWIN VAN  Jan 26, 2018 ]
My first time I heard Klipsch speakers I was Thirteen years old they where Heresy I was blowing away I could feel the bass pounding on my chest the detail the imaging for stereo was jaw dropping One day I hope to own a pair of Khorns [ Donnie  Jan 23, 2018 ]
Big sound in small package, clear details if paired with right receiver/amplifier [ EDGAR M  Nov 06, 2017 ]
Quality and value of this product [ Irwin  Sep 30, 2017 ]
I have a pair of RP-61 speakers and enjoy the Klipsch sound [ Lloyd  Sep 24, 2017 ]

19 questions already asked

I suppose it depends on how hard you push them. I have a 80W/channel Pioneer stereo receiver driving mine and have had it up to 3/4 volume. They were just fine. [ Richard  Jun 22, 2018 ]
Absolutely not; I have a 130w x7 Onkyo receiver and it drives them just fine. Enjoy! [ LEE  Jun 20, 2018 ]
The ratings on these speakers is 100 Watts/400 Watts. I own an integrated Yamaha amp pushing 100 Watts per channel. The Klipsch 160M's handle it with ease. Great sound, no distortion. Fantastic book shelf speakers. [ Dan  Jun 20, 2018 ]
sorry but i don't know. i have a 120 watt receiver. the sound is fantastic - better than i expected. good luck! [ Camp  Jan 09, 2018 ]
Klipsch recommends up to 100 watts RMS (at 8-ohms) for their Reference RP-160M speakers; so you may want to consider another option to better match your amp/receiver pushing 250 watts. For help with that or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor by phone (888.955.6000) or by Chat from our website. Thanks! :) [ Larry  Jan 09, 2018 ]  Staff
Hi Joe, I'm really not sure. I run them on a Yamaha receiver (50 watts ?). Best to ask Crutchfield. They really are great little speakers with surprising bass. Take care, Peter [ Peter  Jan 09, 2018 ]
I'm not sure because I'm using them with Yamaha RS 700 Receiver. They sound great for my Purposes, but this isn't a Real Powerful Receiver. [ Vivian  Jan 09, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. Check out the "Product Highlights" section on the main product page. The dimensions are listed as 8-13/16"W x 16-11/16"H x 12-7/8"D. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jul 25, 2017 ]  Staff
Chris, I am a technological idiot so this might not even be what you asked. On the back of the speaker it lists: Power 100w; impedance 80ohm. I hope that helps you, the speakers are terrific. Nadine [ Nadine  Jul 13, 2017 ]
The speaker base is screwed in place and extends out 1/2" around the bottom of the speaker. You'd have to remove the base to lay it flat; then there is the issue with scratching the cherry finished surface. Its all a matter of preference at that point. I just prefer it upright on its base, but that's just me. [ Michael  Jun 29, 2017 ]
They have a flanged base at the bottom which would prevent them from laying totally flat. It would scratch the beautiful cherry finish too. Do not recommend. [ Chefpaul10  Jun 26, 2017 ]
Mine are laying on their side since I've got them because that's the slot that I had to fit them in and I have not had a problem out of them at all [ RICHARD  Jun 26, 2017 ]
It's not going to hurt the speakers if you lay them on their side. However, you should place something between the speaker and the surface of whatever their on to protect the finish and help dampen the speaker. If I'm not mistaken, the tweeters should go to the outside for the best imaging. [ don  Jun 26, 2017 ]
They are built on a base and angled back, so I think I would not lay them on there side. [ MARK  Jun 26, 2017 ]
The RP-160 Klipsch speakers work nicely for rear surround speakers. I use them in an 11.1 system powered by a Marantz receiver that auto balanced everything and the result is stunning. [ Kent  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Yes bot what a lot of power for the rears [ Richard  Feb 26, 2017 ]
Yes, these are medium but powerful speakers [ Hoonmin  Feb 26, 2017 ]
I don't see any reason why you can't or shouldn't. They are fine speakers, not too large, plenty of volume. [ James  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Personally I am not using them as rear surround. [ Kunling  Feb 25, 2017 ]
They should work fine for that purpose. They are wired speakers, so you'll need to account for that. We use them in a large, open room and they fill the space very nicely with sound. Great speakers! [ Gregory  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Yes, I have a pair that I am currently using as rear surround speakers. They work very nicely to create a balanced sound. [ Richard  Feb 24, 2017 ]
I use my RP160M,s as my rear surrounds coupled with my RP260F,s as my front speakers and the sound is fantastic. These are very versatile speakers and worth every penny of their cost. You won't regret the investment. [ PAUL  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Hi Kenneth, I am not smart enough to answer your question but will tell you that I love my speakers. [ Nadine  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Klipsch says they will handle 100 watts continuous 400 watts max. They are very sensitive speakers so you can run these with minimal watts. I use mine as rears in my home theater setup at 120 watts per channel. [ Gregg  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Keep in mind that peak watts is much different than RMS or continuous watts which is a much more realistic figure of what you are working with from your stereo or amplifier. Same goes for speakers. Find the high end of the RMS range for the speaker. Than you can use any amplifier that meets the speakers requirements within the RMS range. You can safely exceed the RMS rating of the speaker by 10%. Clean power never hurt a speaker. Distortion hurts speakers. Hope this helps. [ Neal W.  Jan 29, 2017 ]
These are really efficient speakers so if your amplifier is a low wattage they will be able to drive these speakers just don't turn up your volume too high the distortion could damage the speakers. [ JEFF W  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Bi -wired or strait wired,the sound quality is the same. The rear connection terminals very Good [ Angel  May 10, 2016 ]
Yes they are bi wired but in a standard hook up just your regular stereo leave the connecting bar hooked up and the sound is amazing I have these two hooked up in left and right and then I have sub output the sound is great fills up my whole man cave if you took out the connecting bar you would lose either you're high end or the low end [ RICHARD  May 09, 2016 ]
The RP-160M have two black and 2 red posts that will allow bi-amping. They ship with what appears to be a gold plated plate that fits over paired red or black posts for single wire use. Whether to use single wire or two wire, bi-amping, depends on personal preferences and the wattage your receiver/amplifier can sustain. Most normal or higher wattage systems are capable of driving these bookshelf speakers to volumes above what you would normally want, in even a large volume room as part of a sound field. If these are your only speakers and you have a lower wattage system you may want the extra volume from bi-amping. I cannot comment on sound quality with biamping of this model, as I have not run them in that mode. I am very happy with ability of these speakers to represent theater sound, rock, jazz, and in particular the timbre of string and wind instruments. [ Richard  May 09, 2016 ]
Yes, you can bi-wire but I haven't tried it. I've yet to own a speaker that sounds markedly different to me when bi-wired. [ John  May 09, 2016 ]
You end up with more power or signal to each speaker in the box in turn you get more out of each , hope it makes sense. [ MARK  May 09, 2016 ]
There are two connections on the back one red and one black same as you're amplifier if you hook them up wrong they either wont play or they will be out of synchronization [ JEFF W  May 09, 2016 ]
I had to find this by looking at the pdf file for the speaker installation. They are bi-wired. I didnt hook them up like that though. They're wired up to a Yamaha 479 with a Klipsch 200 w sub. This setup rocks the house quite adequately. Hope this helps. [ joseph  May 09, 2016 ]
Sale prices come and go all the time. There's a link on the main page for the speakers where you can sign up for email alerts on the product and be notified whenever the price or availability changes. You'll find the link for this under the "Add to Cart" button on the main product page. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 15, 2016 ]  Staff
County Cork in Ireland? Holly bejesus! How you gonna know the question to that answer? Regardless of what County they were made in they are excellent speakers with neary a minute of down time. [ Patrick  Mar 06, 2018 ]
When I bought these in June 2016, they were made in China. I bought primarily after listening to them in a speaker side by side sampling room at BB store. I was blown away by their sound and I still like them after two years, much better than the Bose speakers I had. They have a brighter/cleaner sound with good base. [ richard  Mar 06, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Feb 02, 2018 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Sep 26, 2017 ]  Staff
These are truly meant to be bookshelf speakers and there aren't any pre existing brackets to mount on the wall. Your best bet would be to buy some shelving from Home Depot and place them on that. Awesome speakers though! [ Kevin  Aug 20, 2017 ]
I bought some wall brackets by made by B-Line. Holds up to 85lbs. It has a bottom brackets that squeezes the sides of the speaker and holds them in place. I've had these for years and never had any problems. All metal construction. I have a picture available to show you but I'm not sure how to attach that to this response. [ Jason  Aug 18, 2017 ]
I was a bit concerned about weight myself so ultimately decided to go with floor stands instead. I was considering buying something like a Toggler Snaptoggle to do the job but decided against it. I wanted the tweeters at ear height anyway. Great sounding speakers of course. Especially paired up with a Klipsch sub. Love em. [ ANDREW  Aug 18, 2017 ]
Sanus Speaker Stands (BF24B-03) [ Norm  May 13, 2016 ]
I have them setup as a wall mount [ Jason  May 10, 2016 ]
Oops. Sweetwater is in Fort Wayne, Indiana [ John  May 10, 2016 ]
Isoacoustic monitor isolation stands, large size, purchased from Sweetwater which is a pro audio/music instrument company in South Bend, Indiana. They have a huge website and you can find them there or from other vendors. [ John  May 10, 2016 ]
I didn't use stands, I set them directly into my entertainment center. If you do choose stands, make sure they are sufficient for the weight, as they are quite heavy. [ Christine  May 10, 2016 ]
Not using stands. They were bigger than I originally thought. Just have them on a flat surface. [ Antoinette  May 10, 2016 ]
Yes, this speaker can be placed on a shelf. The shelf needs to be deep or you need an extended base on the shelf at the speaker as the speaker foot print is about 12 inches in depth. I have a few inches of clearance behind my speakers with good sound. An alternative would be to get the Klipsch RB-61 II speakers. They have very similar tonal quality but do not use a rear face port. I have a pair on the same sound system that I use as my rear channels as they are up against the wall. [ Richard  Feb 02, 2016 ]
I dont know, as I have mine on a floor stand. I wouldnthink that if you could allow 6-8 inches between the rear port and shelf backing, it might not distort the sound. Just a thought. [ MICHAEL  Feb 01, 2016 ]
I think they are right about being on a bookshelf affecting the rear port. I called Klipsch when i was moving these around [I have 4 in my shop] and was told to have the rear of the speakers at least 8 to 12 in. from the wall. I built large shelves and put all 4 on the walls and set them out 11in. from the walls and they sound great. To close and the rear port won't function as it should. [ brad  Feb 01, 2016 ]
I don't see why you could not. I have my on a wall mount. On a bookshelf would be fine. He sound out of these speakers is great. Very clear. Louder than I thought a speaker this size could produce. [ Jason  Feb 01, 2016 ]
Yes, I have them in a bookshelf system and they are performing very nicely. [ John  Feb 01, 2016 ]
i was not overly impressed with my speakers either. they look good, and sound better than no bass at all. but i still use a sub with them to finish off solid sound. I am not an audio pro FYI [ charles  Jul 02, 2018 ]
The speakers have really nice sound, but to this point and time have not had a lot of time to play them. [ jeff  Jun 26, 2018 ]
michael, i dont remember having a problem like this. anemic bass out of a klipsch is unheard of to me! how about your cartridge/stylus? properly aligned and recommended stylus force? how many warrs per channel out of your amp? bill [ WILLIAM  Jun 26, 2018 ]
Maybe 40 hours or a bit less. In my 20x15 living room I rarely even turn on the sub anymore. [ Edward  Jun 26, 2018 ]
I'm not aware certin of any suggested break in time, but the pair that I received had very full sound that only got more rich and smooth with time, so maybe it could be your reciver/amp. I would give it a full 24 hrs of listening and try to re-evaluate after then. [ Joe  Jun 26, 2018 ]
I had the same problem . I sent them back. [ Terry  Jun 26, 2018 ]
Sorry, can't help you. I have them on bookshelves. I can tell you they sound incredible for their size! Good luck. [ Joe  Jul 28, 2018 ]
I highly recommend Pangea 24" they are the perfect height for my ears and seating position They have spiked feet and can be sand filled making your Klipsch sound even better [ Donnie  Jul 28, 2018 ]
I had a pair of Mythos 6's which I exchanged for RP160's. Definitely like the RPs better - fuller, richer sound. I also recommend their center channel speaker for HT. [ paul  Feb 11, 2018 ]
Jeff to be honest i dont know but let me tell you the RP160 sounds incredible its crystal clear and powerful it is perfect man [ marlon  Feb 10, 2018 ]
It is the width of the speaker base. [ Joe  Jan 13, 2018 ]
Hey George, Measured with a Stanley powerlock ll 25' tape measure, I get 7 15/16 inches. Width and a height of 15 11/16 inches. Hope this helps. Enjoy your new speakers. Please burn them in properly,ZERO they get better sounding the more you use themEnter [ t  Jan 13, 2018 ]
8 13/16" is the width of the base. Actual speaker is right at 8" [ Tim  Jan 12, 2018 ]
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