Klipsch - Reference 5.25" 100W 2-Way Powered Bluetooth Monitors (Pair) - Black

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With 5.25" copper-spun, magnetically shielded IMG woofers and 1" aluminum diaphragm compression tweeters, these Klipsch Reference R-15PM monitors deliver lush cross-spectrum sound. Bluetooth technology simplifies pairing with select audio devices.

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What's Included


  • Reference 5.25" 100W 2-Way Bluetooth Monitors (Pair)
  • USB cable, speaker cable, dual RCA cable, power cable
  • IR remote
  • Rubber feet
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (158 out of 166)

Features


100W peak power (50W per channel)

Delivers robust audio.

5.25" copper-spun, magnetically shielded IMG woofer

Offers rich low-frequency tones.

1" aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter with a 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn

Creates crisp, detailed highs.

Bluetooth technology

Allows simple wireless pairing with select devices.

1800Hz crossover frequency

Provides custom audio.

2-way speaker system

Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.

Pair of RCA phono-level inputs with switch

Allow you to connect your turntable.

USB digital audio port

Lets you connect your PC or Mac.

RCA line-level output

Allows you to link with your subwoofer. Also features an optical digital port and 3.5mm mini jack.

MDF bass-reflex enclosure with rear-firing port

Promotes optimal performance.

62Hz - 24kHz frequency response

Delivers faithful reproduction.

8 ohms impedance

Efficiently conducts power.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 166 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Unbiased review- a solid "meh"

    Posted
    Skrutinizr
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Lots of people like to justify their purchase, so of course their choices are always glowing. Likewise, anyone who can't figure out how to use it will proclaim it "junk." That being said- I'm no Klipsch fan aside from their fantastic hand-made high end and vintage speakers. Their new lower end "consumer" level stuff is cranked out in mass quantities in some contracted Chinese factory. To be clear- so are most others in this range, but not all. First off, these have a phono pre-amp which makes them extremely useful now that turntables have made a faddish comeback. Pretty much the reason I tried them. The sound is kind of what I expected from this level of Klipsch- harsh highs, inaccurate representation of the source material. Admittedly, after some serious 'break in' time it got better- slightly. They still have an overly tinny high end and hollow midrange. There are many other choices in a speaker this size that will provide smooth, powerful sound without being fatiguing to listen to. Do NOT mistake these for a near-field monitor... not even close. For near-field use such as computer speakers, audio or video editing etc these would be a terrible choice when manufacturers such as PreSonus make FAR superior sounding speakers for the same or less. I imagine these are aimed at people who want a fancy look, a brand name that is recognized and "real" sound quality is not a priority. These NAIL that application perfectly, and will a great variety of inputs. Looking for sound quality- run away. Looking for aesthetics and a little brand name recognition, these should do. I was planning to return them immediately, but after breaking them in they went from sounding terrible to a solid "meh." At their price, that's not good enough.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    Michael
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have owned many Klipsch speakers, including the r-15m passive speakers for $249 which I thought were essentially the same sounding speakers as these but non powered. I was a bit disappointed with the passive version r-15m as they didn't have the crystal clear highs and open midrange I was used to with klipsch. I recently sold my Klipsch RP-260f's in the effort to simplify and downsize my system and chose to buy these r15-pm hoping they would sound better than the passive version I had once before. When I hooked them up and gave them a listen, initially I wasn't impressed, they sounded boxy and muffled. I gave them the day of mid level volume of continuous playback to break them in and they opened up. They now sound miles ahead of the passive version. I have a paradigm subwoofer hooked up and they sound great. I am really amazed that they sound so clear and play so loud without strain. I think a subwoofer is a must to fill out the bottom end. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a simple high quality stereo sound for the modern age or even classics on vinyl. My only complaint would be the remote. It is small and cramped. An option to buy a higher quality one should be in the works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect when paired with 12" Sub

    Posted
    Jonm
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am VERY HAPPY with these speakers, especially since I attached a Klipsch 12" Subwoofer using the Sub Out plug. They sound AWESOME together. I shake the whole house when playing music from my iPhone. Without the Sub they sound nice, but not enough bass for me. The Right Speaker has an amplifier built in. The Left is just a normal speaker and it comes with a 10 foot Speaker Cable INCLUDED that you run from one speaker to the other in order to get sound to the Left Speaker. The only downside with these speakers (and it's not a big deal) but they automatically turn the volume down each time the power is turned off. But it's well worth the effort of turning them back up since they sound so awesome with that 12" Subwoofer. The salesmen didn't know ANYTHING about these. I learned everything online before purchasing. They even told me they didn't have them in stock until I showed them that their website says they DO. LOL I'm SO GLAD I bought these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch quality

    Posted
    EliteMember
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Has many good features Phono in W/ground and line in signal amplifier for connecting vinyl player. Bluetooth, aux, digital optical, inputs. Nice selection of inputs. Audio reproduction you can expect from Klipsch. Nice smooth treble. Not muddy mids and bass. It does have a subwoofer out to connect a powered sub. I have very few complaint. I'm very happy we with it. I do have two points I wish we're better. It is labeled "monitors" it does not have a true flat frequency curve. Bass seem too rich to be true flat as well as treble. Also there is small hiss, not really noticeable to use as TV speakers or playing vinyl. True close field monitors have near zero noise while not in use. For this reason cannot be used as true monitors. My only other drawback I'm lowering it's grade for is loudness. I have a pair of monitors two way 5 1/2" on par with audio quality boasting a mere 20 watts per channel. It's louder, more true flat. I only use them in studio. Klipsch missed something on build quality somewhere. Summary great bookshelf speakers, not monitors, awesome connectivity. Great All in one unit with no separate amplifier​. Better than any soundbar any day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely recommend

    Posted
    JBHeights
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I was looking for a versatile solution and considered options from soundbars to component systems. I tried a few things and took them back after being disappointed in sound quality and / or functionality. These sound fantastic! I current use them with a tv (optical) and with Bluetooth music, but plan to add a turntable. A sub would be a good addition but not necessary for a smaller space, and these won't fill the need for a surround system, but for basic music and tv / Netflix use I don't think these can be beat for the price. As a con, I wish quality manufacturers like Klipsch would stop using these terrible little credit card remotes. Also, I hope their next version will have play-fi (multiroom) capability which would really be a plus!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speakers

    Posted
    Bnjammin23

    I bought a new pair of these when they were on sale for 350. I listened to them in the store thought they sounded pretty good did a bunch of research on all speakers just to make sure there wasn't a cheaper price for these things and there's not unless you go dent and scratch. Easy to hook up. Sounded great for the tv ran into a problem when I use roku I lost sound and I found out you had to change the sound settings with the roku to stereo after that had sound again. The first movie I watched was 300 and I was impressed. Normally I buy something expense and usually feel bad about spending so much but not this time. I am adding a powered sub for more bass because after all they are kinda small speakers. Overall I'm happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good sound, flexible connectivity

    Posted
    James
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    These Klipsch R-15PM powered monitor speakers were just what I was looking for. Frankly, I was surprised to find speakers with this combination of features. I set them up to flank my TV / Tivo / home theater PC setup, and was able to replace the mini-stereo setup I'd used previously (for which I'd had to cobble together connections because it had no optical input for connection to my TV). I agree with many other reviewers when I say that these speakers have very good sound for their compact size... perfect for an apartment setup. You have the option to add a sub-woofer to supplement the decent-but-not-full-throated bass. For me, the combination of Bluetooth, optical, PC-USB, and analog inputs is fantastic, and was a major factor in my purchase. The remote is compact and works well. I'm definitely happy with my choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch doesn't provide any support

    Posted
    MountainScott
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'm trying to figure out how to turn OFF the auto power turn off 'feature' but no one knows 1) if you can and 2) if you can, how to do it. I've tried multiple times at Bestbuy: no one knows. I've tried to email and call Klipsch and they simply don't answer the phone. I was in a 'loop' for over 30 minutes waiting for product support with 'only one person ahead of me'.. over and over and over. So, great speakers, but, I can't get a simple question answered so: 1 star. If you want support, forget it. I'm trying to use these with an Amazon echo dot and they keep turning off when I stop the music, and require a 3 step process to turn them back on again (pretty much negating the echo usefulness). I'll be returning these if I don't get an answer soon.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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