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Klipsch Reference Theater Pack

5.1-channel home theater speaker system with wireless powered subwoofer

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference Theater Pack

Klipsch has delighted our customers with their diverse range of Reference Series speakers for years. Now they've woven their tried-and-true sound into a compact home theater system that's perfect for small- to medium-sized rooms. My favorite part? This 5.1-channel system includes a wireless powered subwoofer, which makes getting great bass in your room just a little bit easier. 

Klipsch Reference performance in a killer compact system

Klipsch has delighted our customers with their diverse range of Reference Series speakers for years. Now they've woven their tried-and-true sound into a compact home theater system that's perfect for small- to medium-sized rooms. My favorite part? This 5.1-channel system includes a wireless powered subwoofer, which makes getting great bass in your room just a little bit easier. 

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack Home theater speaker system

The Klipsch Reference Theater Pack provides outstanding 5.1-channel surround sound without taking up much space in your room.

Signature horn-loaded tweeter

Klipsch's signature comes, in part, from their horn-loaded tweeter design. Flared openings in the speaker cabinets project sound waves toward your listening area, boosting dynamics and efficiency.

All five Reference satellite speakers in this system use a Tractrix® horn design for a wide sweet spot and precise spatial imaging.

High-quality copper woofers

You can easily spot Klipsch Reference speakers by their copper-spun woofers. But these drivers don't just look cool: they deliver smooth, articulate midbass for music and movie soundtracks. The left and right speakers in this system sport a 3-1/2" woofer, while the wider center channel has room for two woofers — one on each side of its centrally located tweeter.

Bass made simple

Klipsch knows how much fun it is to have your own home theater. They also know that running a long cable from your receiver to your sub can be challenging. They've equipped this system's sub with a matching wireless transmitter, so you can place it anywhere you have a power outlet and enjoy hard-hitting bass.

The included wireless transmitter plugs into the subwoofer output on the back of your receiver (sometimes labeled "LFE," or "Low Frequency Effects"). Simply plug the transmitter and the sub into an AC power source and you're ready to rock. I recommend trying your sub out in a few different spots around the room to see where you get the best performance.

Product Highlights:

  • includes 1 center channel speaker and 4 satellite speakers
  • 8" down-firing powered subwoofer with built-in 50-watt amplifier
  • system frequency response: 38-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • 8-ohms compatible
  • Tractrix® horn technology
  • front, center, and surround speakers feature removable grilles
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 2 years subwoofer amplifier
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Front and Rear Speakers:
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • power handling: up to 50 watts RMS
  • 90° x 90° Tractrix horn with 3/4" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • 3-1/2" copper-spun Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer
  • rear-firing port
  • keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
  • 4-7/16"W x 7-3/4"H x 5-3/8"D
  • weight: 3 lbs. each
Center Channel Speaker:
  • sensitivity: 94 dB
  • power handling: up to 75 watts RMS
  • 90° x 90° Tractrix horn with 3/4" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • two 3-1/2" copper-spun Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofers
  • rear-firing port
  • 10-3/4"W x 4-7/16"H x 5-3/8"D
  • weight: 5 lbs.
  • keyhole slots for easy wall-mounting
Powered Subwoofer:
  • 50-watt RMS amplifier (150 watts peak power)
  • 8" down-firing woofer
  • wireless transmitter included
  • 11-3/4"W x 13-1/4"H x 11-3/4"D
  • weight: 15 lbs.

What's in the Box:

  • 4 Satellite loudspeakers
  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Wireless powered subwoofer
  • Wireless transmitter
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • AC power adapter (attached 59" DC cord)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

Fantastically clear sound compact yet powerful. Adjustable subwoofer allows you to change from Dynamic explosions too subtle vibrations.

Larry, Pottsboro, TX

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Pieces in System 6
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix horn-loaded
Midrange size (inches) 3-1/2
Woofer size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Injected Molded Graphite
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Connector Type Spring-post
Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 30-32
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 50-200
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) 50
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches) 7-13/16H x 4-7/16W x 5-1/2D
Center Speaker (inches) 4-9/16H x 10-13/16W x 5-1/4 D
Surround Speakers (inches) 7-13/16H x 4-7/16W x 5-1/2D
Subwoofer (inches) 13-1/4H x 11-13/16W x 13-1/2D

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Features

Reference Theater Pack: The Klipsch Reference Theater Pack includes four matching satellite speakers, a center-channel speaker, a wireless powered subwoofer with built-in 2.4GHz receiver, and an external wireless 2.4GHz transmitter. Speaker wire is not included and sold separately (see Accessories tab).

4 Satellites & 1 Center Speaker: The four satellite speakers and one center speaker incorporate Klipsch proprietary speaker technology - including Tractrix horn-loaded LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeters and Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofers. Each speaker also features a rear-firing port, an acoustically transparent magnetic grille, and spring-posts terminals (will accommodate bare wire from 18-14 gauge). 

  • 1" Horn-Loaded LTS Tweeter: Each satellite and center-channel speaker utilizes Klipsch's exclusive Tractrix horn technology mated with a 0.75" aluminum tweeter to deliver impressive high-frequency response with greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics - creating a clean and  natural sound. The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Behind the horn lies a 0.75" aluminum tweeter with a Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.
  • 3.5" Copper-Spun IMG Cones: Each satellite speaker features a single 3.5" Copper-Spun IMG woofer, while the center-channel speaker features two 3.5" Copper-Spun IMG woofers. Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofers are exceptionally light, while being extremely rigid, providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.

Wireless Powered Sub: Klipsch powered subwoofers are designed to reproduce deep bass and deliver the impact that makes your movies and music come alive. The included wireless powered sub houses a powerful 8" copper-spun IMG (injected molded graphite) down-firing woofer powered by an all-digital 50W RMS (150W Peak) amplifier, plus features a down-firing port for dynamic bass performance. The copper-spun IMG woofer is exceptionally light while being extremely rigid, providing remarkable low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. The down-firing woofer gives you greater placement flexibility than a down-firing woofer.  The wireless powered subwoofer features a durable MDF cabinet that is finished with a brushed black polymer veneer. The MDF enclosure is rigid and protects against unwanted vibration and distortion.

  • Wireless & Wired Connections: The powered sub features a built-in wireless receiver and comes with an external wireless transmitter that plugs into your AV receiver's LFE output. If you prefer a hardwired connection, the powered subwoofer is also equipped with a pair of line-level RCA-type inputs to connect the sub to your receiver or integrated amplifier.
    • 2.4GHz Transmitter & Receiver: Thanks to 2.4GHz wireless connectivity, your receiver can now send its LFE audio signal to the powered sub wirelessly (no subwoofer cable required between receiver and sub). Simply plug the included wireless transmitter into your AV receiver's LFE output to wirelessly transmit the LFE signal to the powered sub's built-in wireless receiver. Wireless range is approximately 30' at CD-quality level.
    • LFE/Stereo Inputs: Most of today's AV receivers have a line-level subwoofer output (LFE). If your receiver has an LFE output, connect one end of a subwoofer cable (sold separately) to this output and connect the other end of the cable into the powered subwoofer's line-level input labeled "L/LFE". Set the powered sub's built-in crossover to "LFE" with this type of connection.  In absence of a subwoofer (LFE) output on your receiver, as an alternative hookup, you can connect Left & Right channel pre-amp outputs from the receiver to both the "L/LFE" and "R" inputs on the powered subwoofer.
  • Controls: The level control, low pass crossover, and phase control allow you to blend the powered subwoofer's low-frequency tones with your system's other speakers, as well as establish the ideal level of bass. All controls are found on the rear-panel.
    • Level Control: The level control adjusts the subwoofer's volume relative to the rest of your home audio system. After the sub's level control has been set, the volume control of your AV receiver will be the volume control for both the Klipsch powered subwoofer and your connected loudspeakers.
    • Low Pass Crossover: The variable lowpass crossover is adjustable from 40-120Hz. The crossover point chosen determines where low bass frequencies are "handed-off" from the satellites and center speaker to the Klipsch powered subwoofer.
    • Phase Control: This control is used to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers. Select the position either 0˚or 180˚ in which your subwoofer has more output at the listening position.
    • Auto Power On/Off: The wireless powered subwoofer will automatically turn On when it senses an audio signal. It will automatically go into "Standby mode" after 15-20 minutes with no audio signal. You can also choose to turn the powered sub On or Off manually from the rear-switch on the back.
Notes: Both, the powered sub & wireless transmitter, will require AC power.

Satellites & Center Speaker Mounting Options: The satellites and center speaker can simply be placed on stands, a table-top, or shelf. An integrated rubber pad on the bottom of each speaker provides stability and protection. Each satellite speaker also has a rear-mounted keyhole slot (center channel has two keyhole slots) that can be used to mount the speakers on a wall (mounting screws not included). In addition, there is a 1/4"-threaded insert recessed 0.375" behind the keyhole slots to accommodate articulating wall-mount brackets (sold separately - see Accessories tab).

Subwoofer Placement: For optimum performance, place your subwoofer in a corner of the room on the same wall as your front channel speakers. Please note that room placement can have a dramatic effect on the performance of your powered subwoofer. Corner placement, as suggested above, will increase the amount of bass output, while placing the subwoofer along the middle of a wall, or out in the room will decrease the amount of bass output.

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I love klipsch products.Have owned other klipsch.Should be great like the others I owned.Hope so anyway. [ Michael  Apr 29, 2018 ]
Klipsch legendary quality and sound, compact size while still providing Klipsch's Tractrix horn tech in each satellite, 5.1 system with sub's ability to use wireless or wired (I wanted to hardware mine). [ Samuel  Apr 23, 2018 ]
I'm upgrading my surround speakers so opted for this Klipsch system . [ A  Apr 09, 2018 ]
Need to wall mount, great name brand, and wireless sub makes the decision easy. Hope they sound as good as they look. [ J  Jan 23, 2018 ]
After much procrastination, Hunter answered my questions and was most patient with me---very informative and I compared this to other options thinking that I am on the right path to great performance. [ Guest  Jan 05, 2018 ]
Because I had ones for ten years and its a high standard quality product. [ ANGEL M CINTRON  Dec 21, 2017 ]

4 questions already asked

There's no specific size spec for "small to medium" provided by the manufacturer. If you have a large theater space, the Klipsch can still work well with the proper receiver powering them. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Aug 31, 2018 ]  Staff
The Klipsch Reference Theater Pack includes four matching satellite speakers, and a center-channel which need to be wired to your receiver/amplifier. However, the powered subwoofer is wireless with a built-in 2.4GHz receiver, and an external wireless 2.4GHz transmitter to plug into your receiver's subwoofer output. Hope that helps! [ Larry  Mar 12, 2018 ]  Staff
The Klipsch Reference Theater Pack speakers are passive/non-powered speakers that require a receiver to connect your TV audio. For more details or assistance on finding a suitable receiver, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Thanks! [ Larry  Mar 09, 2018 ]  Staff
I live in an apartment so i am limited to so much volume. But I do want a good, tight sound. And this system will definetly deliver what I need. But if you live in a house, and don't have a neighbor issue, you should get their high end systems, they are amazing. [ sinbad  Jan 03, 2018 ]
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