HYBRID TRACTRIX® HORN TECHNOLOGY
Klipsch proprietary Tractrix® horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-500M bookshelf speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls – meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.
Klipsch Reference Premiere series speakers feature a compressed molded silicon face that is matted to the 90° x 90° Tractrix horn to reduces horn resonance for smoother frequency response. Klipsch computer modeled phase plugs act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.
ALL-NEW VENTED TWEETER
A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction.
The titanium tweeter diaphragm’s light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters.
Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound.
A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance, Klipsch Reference Premiere tweeters set the standard in acoustic reproduction
Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic™ woofers are the RP-500M bookshelf speakers signature statement for both sound and aesthetics. This extremely light, rigid materials holds its shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency.
Klipsch Cerametallic™ cones are matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity.
Reference Premiere woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that’s secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion, and matched to our horn-loaded tweeters for optimal acoustic execution.
REAR TRACTRIX® PORT
The rear Tractrix ports of the RP-500M bookshelf speakers are perfectly matched to the cabinets and woofers, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion or turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.
FINISHED TO PERFECTION
The RP-500M ebony and walnut finishes boast satin painted baffles with a scratch resistant design for an elegant audio solution to your home theater system.
Strong, flexible, magnetic grilles provide protection and a sleek aesthetic to compliment your home’s decor.
90° x 90° SILICON COMPOSITE HYBRID TRACTRIX® HORN
Horn loading maximizes efficiently and increases detail while focusing high
frequencies towards the listening area. Proprietary Tractrix® geometry provides the
most efficient transfer of high frequency waves into the listening area. The phase
plug and compressed molded silicon face ensure smooth frequency response. When
combined, the cleanest, most natural sound possible is created.
LINEAR TRAVEL SUSPENSION (LTS) TITANIUM DIAPHRAGM TWEETER
The exclusive Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed
performance. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of previous Reference lines, making it a
core component of some of the best speakers in the world.
VENTED TWEETER DESIGN
The new vented tweeter housing reduces standing waves that create unwanted
harmonics, resulting in enhanced detail and clarity in high frequency reproduction.
SPUN COPPER CERAMETALLIC WOOFERS
A signature feature on the Reference Premiere series, Cerametallic™ woofers are
exceptionally rigid and lightweight for minimal distortion and maximum efficiency.
When paired with the Tractrix horn-loaded LTS tweeter, it provides the highest
speaker efficiency in its class.
ROBUST INPUT TERMINALS
Single 5-way screw terminals accept banana plugs or bare wire up to 12-gauge for
flexible, lasting connections while the vibrant color coding provides easy set-up and
Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the Reference Premiere ports allow for the most
efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet, which reduces port noise for punchier
low frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help
reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise
for cleaner, more powerful bass.
FURNITURE GRADE MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Finishes include ebony vinyl, walnut vinyl and piano gloss. Ebony and walnut models
boast satin painted baffles with a scratch resistant finish, while the premium piano
gloss cabinet is hand-sanded for a clear, mirror-like finish. The mirror-life piano gloss
finish is seamless due to the meticulous hand sanded and hand polished process.
STRONG, FLEXIBLE, REMOVABLE GRILLE
Attaches magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to
discrete performance piece.
Copper anodized trim rings, cast aluminum feet, satin painted baffles and a
laser etched logo treatment give the Reference Premiere II series a modern,
48-25kHz +/- 3dB
93dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK)
8 Ohms Compatible
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1500Hz
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER
1” Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid
Cross-Section Tractrix® Horn
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER
5.25” Cerametallic Cone Woofer
Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
Single binding posts
13.50” (34.3 cm)
6.81” (17.3 cm)
9.50” (24.1 cm)
12 lb (5.4 kg)
Ebony, Walnut, Piano Black
Rubber Feet (8)