Immersive overhead sound from Klipsch
Most folks I've talked to love the spacious, cinematic sound that a Dolby Atmos® system with overhead speakers provides. But not everyone has the time, tools, or ability to install in-ceiling speakers. That's where Klipsch's new RP-500SA II Atmos "topper" speakers come in handy.
These speakers sit neatly on top of matching Klipsch Reference Premiere II tower speakers. Their angled drivers fire sound upward and reflect it off your ceiling and down onto your listening position. They deliver overhead sound effects like jets, thunder, and more with incredible precision for lifelike, three-dimensional home theater sound.
Updated drivers for better sound
The 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeter, newly redesigned for Klipsch's Reference Premiere II Series, features a vented housing to reduce standing waves that can compromise sound quality. The hallmark Tractrix® horn it's housed in has a widened mouth for better soundstaging and directivity. That means a wider "sweet spot" overall and better imaging within that sweet spot. The horn also sports a soft silicone face and a unique phase plug to keep the highs smooth and non-fatiguing.
Metallic drivers aren't anything new for Klipsch speakers, but the company has made significant improvements to the motor structures behind the 500SA II's cone. Each speaker's 5-1/4" woofer uses a 70% larger voice coil for greater control, speed, and accuracy. The woofers also have new aluminum shorting rings that help reduce distortion and let the drivers handle some extra power.
The cool thing about the 500SA IIs is that they can work as either Atmos speakers or as side-or-rear surround speakers. There's a handy crossover switch on each speaker that lets you tell them which role they're playing. If you're considering using these as surrounds, each 500SA II has a keyhole slot on the back for easy wall-mounting.
pair of Dolby Atmos add-on speakers for home theater
each fits perfectly on top of a Klipsch RP-5000F II, RP-6000F II, or RP-8000F II floor-standing speaker
connect to a Dolby Atmos-compatible home theater receiver's height channels
can also be used as standard left- or right-channel surround speakers when mounted to the wallonboard crossover control switches between "Atmos" and "Surround" modes
1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofer
frequency response and sensitivity specs conform to Dolby Atmos specifications
power handling: up to 75 watts RMS
impedance: 8 ohms
sealed (acoustic suspension) cabinet design
keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
furniture-grade ebony vinyl with scratch-resistant design and satin-painted baffles
dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 6-7/8"W x 8-9/16"H x 12-11/16"D
weight: 8 lbs.