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Klipsch - Reference Premiere 6-1/2" 400-Watt Passive 2-Way Speakers (Pair) - Cherry

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The Reference Premiere RP-160M monitors provide bold, theater-quality sound in a compact, bookshelf speaker - making them easy to place in almost any room layout.

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$549.98
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    • Klipsch Reference Premiere 6-1/2" 400-Watt Passive 2-Way Speakers (Pair)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 11)

    Features


    Handles up to 400W peak power (100W continuous)

    For robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.

    6-1/2" cerametallic woofer

    Along with 1" titanium tweeter for a complete range of sounds.

    2-way speaker system

    Sounds like 1 source rather than several separate sources.

    Removable grille

    Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.

    Bass reflex enclosure

    With a rear-firing port promotes optimal performance.

    45Hz - 25kHz frequency response

    Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.

    96dB sensitivity

    Ensures crisp, robust audio.

    8 ohms nominal impedance

    Ensures efficient conduction of power through the speaker.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Outstanding "Smart" Speakers!...

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

      Good afternoon, I hope that this product review will have the capability to be an extremely helpful asset to all future consumers who are interested in not only this specific product, but will also take into consideration the plethora of other products that will be referred to during & also sporadically throughout the entirety of this product review. I'm going to strive to give you the best, most honest, extremely detailed and as outstandingly thorough with regards to the products being reviewed. I hope by creating an completely unbiased as well as a professionally thought out & conveyed product reviewing process that at the end of my review future customers will sincerely have complete confidence through knowledge & understanding of these products that will be throughly explained during this product review. A quick background story as to assist me with why I had decided to purchase these Klipsch R-15PM speakers. I had originally been patiently waiting for an outstanding deal/sale on Home Theatre items, and it was truly sheer luck that a few months ago BestBuy had the best sale for that specific line of products. BestBuy had numerous different Klipsch items for 1/2-OFF. So, therefore I had decided to go all in on this rare sales event. This provided myself a very fortunate opportunity that allowed me to purchase exactly what I had originally been waiting for to create my own personal "9.2.4-ATMOS" Home Theatre, and not only that but I was now going to have a home theater that was all different individual products manufactured by Klipsch! Klipsch whose buisness is 98% positive universally as well as being critically acclaimed for producing outstanding quality & extremely reliable audio that ensures Klipsch's components are not just outstanding audio products, but they're also extremely hard to beat when it comes to their confidence & pride in these products which are built to preform day in and day out with extremely proficient high end quality. Therefore, because of this high end quality & just for good measure the phenomenal customer service and warranties that accompanies these tremendous products manufactured by the Klipsch brand of products is what creates such a demand for their products, and also it's the main reason that Klipsch is one of top tier Audio businesses in not just the U.S. but also in the world. Due to the success via by doing my own personal extensive research, as well as reading an exponential amount of outstanding positive reviews I was able to deduce that this was those quality products that I was searching for. And then this phenomenal sale occurred & honestly on a whim which was sparked by my extensive research I pulled the trigger on purchasing in its entirety the home theater that I was waiting & wanting!... At those sale prices at that time I just could not pass up that extraordinary situation! Therefore, I ended up getting the exact items that I had intended to purchase, which included: {(2) R-26's; (2) RP-160M's; (2) R-12SW's; (2) RP-140SA's; (2) RP-250S's; (2) "SVS" Prime Elevation 4-1/2" 2-Way Speakers.} Okay, I hope all of that previous information proves itself to be useful with regards to all future customers! Now as it pertains to the Klipsch R-15PM which is the product in question that is to be reviewed. Well I will get to that item shortly, however I ended up purchasing that specific set of Klipsch speakers. I arrived at that conclusion because of several reasons: These specific Klipsch speakers were on sale at a very reasonable price. (And still currently are as of September 3rd.), the outstanding quality of Klipsch products, the fact that these speakers require no amp or a/v unit to drive them, the numerous options of methods to play different forms of media, because you can also hook up a subwoofer to these two speakers without any amps, etc..., and lastly because they also have the capability to become a part of a home theater surround sound media. They are well made from quality materials, and they sound outstanding simply pure quality & honestly these Klipsch R-15PM Bluetooth speakers just look sleek & feel smooth! Also, they're not just a pair of bookshelf Bluetooth speakers. (Ie if you do choose you can use them as a much more viably responsive, accompanied by crystal clear resolution and the capability to connect a 10"-15" subwoofer to create that dynamic trifecta of Highs, Mids & punchy Lows!...) I've have several different quality Bluetooth speakers from a pair of Harmon/Kardon Onyx 4's; a pair of Sony ZR-7's; the FlagShip Sony: "GTKXB90" do everything portable sound system; Etc.... But in all honesty these Klipsch Bluetooth speakers are phenomenal!!!! (You are however supposed to break them in for around 140-150hrs. before you really crank up the volume on these on sale & newly released via BestBuy Klipsch Bluetooth speakers.) I sincerely cannot honestly think of anything negative to divulge with regards to these specific speakers. (They come with everything you would basically need to have the capability to be able to use them for any specific A/V compatible mode/source.)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Klipsch has heard the critics and upped their game

      Posted
      Snakeeyez1976
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have to admit that I have been a Klipsch fan for quite a while. However, that does not mean that I love everything they put out and defend the brand vigorously. They have had some flops in my opinion and I have been weary of some of their products for a while. I needed to upgrade my front three speakers (LCR) and always look at the latest Klipsch products due to their efficiency. I do not have a lot of real estate to add amps to push power hungry towers, but I do want my system to sound full and powerful. Reading through reviews the Reference Premiere caught my attention for all of the positive remarks and in particular the focus on the updated horn, that was more laid back instead of "bright". I was not able to demo the speakers, but with the sale price and the 14 day return policy, it was too enticing to pass up. I played the RP-160's while switching back and forth from the Klipsch KSB 3.1 bookshelves that I had. It was immediately obvious that the RP's were in a different class. The sound stage was much more open and the highs were more articulate but not piercing and the horn work that Klipsch has put in was pleasant and welcomed. My entire focus before I received the 160's was on the new horn, but the bottom end frequency that these little guys put out was actually more impressive. To listen to music you do not need a sub except for music below the 40hz area. Even at that these produce great bass for the size. I have them on 24" Dayton speaker stands and have them about a foot from the back wall and the sound is wonderful. I have this matched with the RP-440C and an HSU VTF3-MK2 crossed over at 80hz. Exactly what I was looking for. Highly recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      6.5" vs 5.5"

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

      I am upgrading from the klipsch R-15M. That's right the smaller cheaper bookshelf speakers found inside of bestbuy. These are so much more expensive, so are they worth it? Probably not. Am I happy? Yes!! The smaller R-15M are such a good deal when they are on sale. They sound great and would start with those again. RP-160M speakers are fantastic. The cherry color reminds me of old style speakers. The grills are magnetic which make it so easy to take on and off. These produce so much bass that when I ran my audio set up, my onkyo recived actually turned off my sub from the settings! I turned the sub back on and manually adjusted the low cross over frequency. These things are big! And they sound big. I was nervous my wife would make me return them. But she loved them too. She didn't care for my smaller speakers. But these look so much better so I got the go ahead. Lastly, Best Buy does not have these anywhere in store. It took almost 2 weeks to be delivered. That's ridiculous. There are other online options that will get it to my home much faster. I only bought from Best Buy because I had some store credit.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Klipsch RP-160M's - great speakers

      Posted
      Snakeeyez1976
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have been a fan (not a fanboy) of Klipsch speakers for a few years. I generally have to play with the EQ to get the sound I like as I do not want the speakers to be overly bright. Knowing that I have purchased some in the past and have had no issues with them, I decided to look at Klipsch as my primary choice and compare from there. For the price, and the new horn sound, I was very impressed by these little guys. It struck me as very interesting that the new Klispch looks very similar to the HSU HB-1 MKII bookshelves. I was actually very interested in the HSU's until I found these. Having local support from Best Buy and price matching, I felt more comfortable with this purchase. At the end of the day, these bookies and the 440C make a great 3.1 system. I highly recommend HSU, SVS, Rythmik, etc.... subs over anything you can get at the box stores. Believe me, you will be shocked at this little system. Highly recommended, good job Klipsch!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice looking set

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

      Hooked these up with a center channel and subwoofer, also Klipsch. Right size for my stereo setup. So far so good after using for about a months time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound and beautiful design

      Posted
      Medstudent66
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I recommend this speakers. Great sound in a beautiful small design. They look great in my home theater and with amazing sound.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Klipsch better than Bose

      Posted
      Bero
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

      Excellent back speakers with front towers. Better than Bose because Klipsch is still loud speaker. Very little power to feed these speakers.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very nice

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

      Really solid speaker. Great sensitivity so easy to drive. Went w svs ultra instead. No complains tho!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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