Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
658 704 038 4
Connect ID #
658 704 038 4
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  
Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Thank you. We will be calling you .
We're sorry. We have encountered a problem.

Klipsch Reference R-15M Bookshelf speakers

Item # 714R15M

Want to squeeze every drop of musical detail out of your favorite Spotify® playlist? What about getting dynamic...

Want to squeeze every drop of musical detail out of your favorite Spotify® playlist? What about getting dynamic...

California customers:
Please click here for your Proposition 65 warning.

8 questions - 20 answers

Item # 714R15M

Shop all Klipsch Bookshelf Speakers

About the Klipsch Reference R-15M

Kramer Crane

High-quality performance for music and movies

Want to squeeze every drop of musical detail out of your favorite Spotify® playlist? What about getting dynamic sound during your next movie night? Then check out the Klipsch Reference R-15M. This solidly built bookshelf pair features Klipsch's legendary horn-loaded tweeter, which produces clear, detailed highs. You'll enjoy solid bass response thanks to the copper spun 5-1/4" woofer and rear-firing port. And 5-way binding posts offer easy, secure wire connections. The R-15Ms perform beautifully in both a two-channel music system and as the front channels of your home theater.

High-quality performance for music and movies

Want to squeeze every drop of musical detail out of your favorite Spotify® playlist? What about getting dynamic sound during your next movie night? Then check out the Klipsch Reference R-15M. This solidly built bookshelf pair features Klipsch's legendary horn-loaded tweeter, which produces clear, detailed highs. You'll enjoy solid bass response thanks to the copper spun 5-1/4" woofer and rear-firing port. And 5-way binding posts offer easy, secure wire connections. The R-15Ms perform beautifully in both a two-channel music system and as the front channels of your home theater.

Build a complete Reference system

Add more bass to the R-15Ms with a matching subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Reference speakers for high-impact home theater.

Bookshelves: Klipsch R-14M
Center channel: Klipsch R-25C
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-24FKlipsch R-26F, and Klipsch R-28F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW

Got wire?

Most speakers don't include any. Read our article about choosing and installing speaker wire.
Shop our selection of speaker wire.

READ LESS

Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 62-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 94 dB
  • power handling: up to 85 watts RMS (340 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
  • 5-1/4" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer
  • bass-reflex design
  • rear-firing port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • removable grilles offer a clean, streamlined look
  • durable polymer veneer finish
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • 7"W x 12-1/2"H x 8-1/8"D
  • weight: 7.13 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • MFR # 1060675

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions

Customer reviews for Klipsch Reference R-15M

Loading reviews...

Average review:

5.0 out of 5 stars
89 reviews

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee review (What's this?)

Reviewed on Samsung.com

This review was collected as part of a promotion

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
<< >>

More details on the Klipsch Reference R-15M

Stacey B.

Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Polymer veneer
Color Black
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.0
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Copper-spun IMG
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 85
Sensitivity 94 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 62-24k Hz
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 12-7/8
Width (inches) 7
Depth (inches) 8-3/4
Weight (pounds) 10.3
Wall-mountable ---
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-15M bookshelf speaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" 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 1.0-inch aluminum tweeter with a linear travel suspension to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

5.25" Copper-Spun IMG Woofer: The Klipsch R-15M bookshelf speaker is outfitted with a single 5.25" 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.

Flared Port: The Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speaker features a rear-firing port that is perfectly matched to the cabinet and drivers. The port is precisely flared to minimize turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-15M bookshelf 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-15M bookshelf speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is acoustically transparent.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speaker is fitted with sturdy 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The 5-way binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single or dual), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).

Mounting Options: The Klipsch R-15M can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat surface. The bookshelf loudspeaker comes with self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface. The rubber feet add approximately 0.25" to the height of the speaker.

Note: The R-15M bookshelf speaker does not include a keyhole slot to wall-mount the speaker. Nor, does it feature a threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker using an optional wall-mount bracket.

Placement: For optimum performance, Klipsch suggests placing the bookshelf speakers 6' to 15' apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be about 1 to 1.5x the distance separating the speakers.

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.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the R-15M bookshelf speaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

8 questions already asked

Q
Will these work well with a 3 watt tube amp? I'm worried that 3 watts won't be enough power.
jrankin11  Jul 02, 2017
1 answer
A
While I am not 100% positive I wouldn't think so. You would really want a minimum of 10 watts. Mine is powered by a 40 watt receiver. This speaker is outstanding by the way.
hanson j  Jul 03, 2017
Q
can these be mounted on the wall?
gi gi  May 26, 2017
5 answers
A
They could be, but I wouldn't recommend it. The bass port is in the back of the speaker and putting it against the wall would eliminate what little bass you get from the speaker.
robert e  May 28, 2017
A
yes you can mount these on the wall with the proper hardware. But remember the optimal speaker height for these speakers is around 32 to 46 in. Mounted too high the quality of the sound is distorted.
vernon keith  May 27, 2017
A
Not designed for a wall mounting. They are bass reflex speakers. The ports are on the back.
hanson j  May 27, 2017
A
Only on a shelf in my opinion. They are a little too heavy
william  May 27, 2017
A
I believe a wall mount would be OK as long as you allow at least 2 inch clearance at the back.
david h.  May 26, 2017
Q
Is the top of the Grille curved?
k  Jan 13, 2017
2 answers
A
There is a slight curve to the top of the speaker.
robert e  May 28, 2017
A
The top of the grill is curved. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
jason  Jan 24, 2017 (Staff)
Q
How do you mount these to the wall? No clue.
christopher m  Jan 13, 2017
3 answers
A
Hi Christoper, Crutchfield has asked me to answer your question about mounting these Klipsch speakers to the wall and I don't know why they can't help you theirselfs, unless its to save money, but I will because my answer is short. I myself would NOT "mount" them, at least not in the usual sense. Instead, I would get 4 "L-shaped" brackets in the same color or nearly so to the color of your wall, get an appropriately-sized board to hold them and appropriately STRONG screws to securely affix the brackets to the wall, and just PLACE the speakers on the board n' brackets. This will allow for moving them to the best angles to suit the listening characteristics of your room, AND allow for whatever room in back of the speakers where the speaker wire attaches, with whatever kind of speaker wire and speaker wire ends you are using (banana pin plugs are the best as these are the sturdiest and most secure, also providing for the best sound transmission from amp to speakers.) -Hope this has helped. These are not "great" speakers but "solidly good." I wouldn't waste my time and trouble on fancy wall mounts.
roger william  Jan 14, 2017
A
Just got my speakers a couple weeks ago and I haven't had a chance to mount them on the wall yet that is my weekend project
terry a  Jan 13, 2017
A
get a double sided wall mounting bracket, which would attach to the wall and screw to the speaker. or build a shelf for the speaker only and attach to the wall and the speaker would just sit on. 2nd option would be my choice
scott  Jan 13, 2017
Q
Do these pair with the Klipsch RSB-14 sound bar? Can you separate the channels for surround sound with the sound bar?
mktesq  Jan 08, 2017
3 answers
A
I do not know. Not sure why you would want to set these up with a sound bar. Get the R25C center channel speaker to compliment this pair.
robert e  Jan 09, 2017
A
I'm not sure, but these little speakers sound amazing! I would buy them anyway.
vernon keith  Jan 08, 2017
A
do not know. Speakers were used in a 7-2 speaker set up. Have a sound bar but it totally set up different.
frank  Jan 08, 2017
Q
Can these be placed on their side when playing?
eddie  Sep 14, 2016
4 answers
A
Yes they can be placed on the side in fact I have one of mine on its side. It sounds great.
david h.  Sep 15, 2016
A
They absolutely can as that is how I am using them. You will find in the box the feet for the speakers are adhesive and not attached. You place them where you want them.
hanson j  Sep 15, 2016
A
I'm sure a "purist" would say that optimum position is "upright." However, there is no physical reason that the speaker couldn't be placed on its side. If it is intended to leave in this position, the rubber isolators should be attached to the bottom side.
david m  Sep 15, 2016
A
You can place them anyway you wanted to it's your preference
john  Sep 14, 2016
Q
does it offer bluetooth connectivity?
v  Aug 23, 2016
1 answer
A
Thanks for your question. No, this product can only use a wired connection. Hope that helps.
kenneth  Aug 23, 2016 (Staff)
SHOW MORESHOW LESS

Loading articles...

Compare the sound