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Klipsch RP-140WM Reference Premiere HD Wireless

Wireless powered bookshelf speakers

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Our take on the Klipsch RP-140WM Reference Premiere HD Wireless

Take a look through Crutchfield's customer reviews and you'll quickly see that Klipsch speakers are a huge favorite. Now we think our customer's will be even more stoked that they can get that famous Klipsch performance wirelessly. With 50 watts of amplifier power and sophisticated wireless technology built into each speaker, the Klipsch RP-140WM Reference Premiere HD Wireless bookshelf pair delivers powerful, crystal-clear sound without the need for unsightly speaker wires running across your floor or under your carpet.

Klipsch wireless bookshelf speaker

High-powered wireless sound

Take a look through Crutchfield's customer reviews and you'll quickly see that Klipsch speakers are a huge favorite. Now we think our customer's will be even more stoked that they can get that famous Klipsch performance wirelessly. With 50 watts of amplifier power and sophisticated wireless technology built into each speaker, the Klipsch RP-140WM Reference Premiere HD Wireless bookshelf pair delivers powerful, crystal-clear sound without the need for unsightly speaker wires running across your floor or under your carpet.

Each cabinet features a 4-1/2" woofer for tight, punchy lows and clear mids, plus Klipsch's signature 1" horn tweeter for crisp, extended, highs. From complex music passages to the demanding soundtrack of an action movie, these little beasts deliver exceptional sound.

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-140WM's Cerametallic™ woofer 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-440WF floor-standing speaker - Spacious, detailed sound and powerful bass make this a formidable wireless speaker.

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.

Product Highlights:

  • requires a Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Wireless Control Center (sold separately)
  • frequency response: 56-25,000 Hz
  • high-efficiency DSP controlled amplification with separate, ultra-low noise amplifiers for each driver
  • total built-in amplifier power: 50 watts continuous per speaker (100 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 (required)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • 4-1/2" Cerametallic™ cone woofer
  • 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 grilles 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)
  • 7-1/4"W x 13-1/8"H x 11"D
  • weight: 13 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 2 years amplifiers and electronics
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Wireless bookshelf powered speakers (Ebony)
  • 2 Grilles (installed)
  • Two 5' AC power cords
  • 2 Self-adhesive pads
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

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High-Resolution Wireless Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The Klipsch RP-140WM high-resolution bookshelf loudspeaker is part of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless speaker system. The Klipsch RP-140WM 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-140WM high-resolution bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with a 1" Titanium LTS tweeter mated to a 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn and a 4.5" Cerametallic cone woofer with rubber surround for detailed, dynamic sound. The speaker employs a 1.8kHz crossover to distribute the high frequencies to the tweeter and lowe frequencies to the woofer.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4.5" Cerametallic Woofer The 4.5" woofer of the RP-140WM 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 4.5" woofer also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Custom Designed Integrated Amplifiers: The Klipsch RP-140WM high-resolution bookshelf loudspeaker employs separate ultra-low noise amplifiers that are custom designed for each driver to maximize performance. Total amplifier power is 50W RMS and 100W 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 speakers sound great at any volume level without distortion

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-140WM employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port 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 footers of the Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless bookshelf speaker lends an acoustically sound, authoritative stance when placing the speakers on a tabletop, shelf, or stand. Pre-installed rubber feet add extra stability (there are no threaded inserts or keyhole slots for wall-mounting).
  • Magnetic Grille: The wireless bookshelf 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: These speakers have no speaker wire terminals on the back-panel to connect to a typical AV receiver. Instead, they have a built-in wireless receiver that functions only with the Klipsch RP-HUB1 HD Control Center (sold separately). The only hardwired connection the speakers will need is AC power via the included detachable AC power cords.

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). The RP-140WM bookshelf speakers are ideal for a simple 2ch stereo setup. They 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-140WM high-resolution bookshelf 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-140WM will turn on automatically when it senses a wireless audio signal and turn off (standby) automatically when there is no audio signal present. The speakers are exceptionally efficient whether they are on or in standby mode.

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Quality and price [ Norman  Jul 11, 2017 ]
replacing old outdated speakers. [ Erskine  May 30, 2017 ]
Only wireless system available but also excellent quality [ RONNIE  Apr 27, 2017 ]
Reputation and wireless capability [ Philip  Sep 08, 2016 ]
High quality wireless home theater equipment [ Donny  Jun 29, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

It's not built for that purpose. The wireless range is up to 30' and because of that, they didn't give it the ability to turn on/off speakers based on rooms they are in. However, we do have many different wireless multi-room audio systems. I recommend calling an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation on one My Bio: [ Paul  Dec 04, 2017 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. No, these are intended for tabletop, shelf, or stand. There is no insert for a mounting screw and no bracket included. Hope that helps. [ Kenny  May 30, 2016 ]  Staff

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