Lose yourself in sound
Klipsch's new RP-500M II bookshelf speakers provide detailed sound without taking up too much space. The company slightly reworked the woofer and tweeter for noticeable improvements over the previous generation. Their eye-catching copper-colored woofers and modern design make them a fun addition to your decor.
The RP-500M II's versatility cannot be overstated. You can use a pair of them to rock a two-channel music setup. Or you can use them as front- or surround-channel speakers in a home theater system. In either case, their clear, dynamic sound draws you into whatever you're listening to.
A refined horn and updated tweeter
The 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeter 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.
Under-the-hood driver upgrades
Metallic drivers aren't anything new for Klipsch speakers, but the company has made significant improvements to the motor structures behind the 500M 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.
A ported cabinet for deeper bass
The cabinets have a rear-firing Tractrix port that helps deepen each speaker's bass response. The port's horn shape promotes more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet, minimizing port noise and low-frequency distortion.
Since these speakers use a ported cabinet, you don't want to place them up against a wall. Instead, I recommend giving the speakers some "breathing room" by pulling them away from your wall a little. Their bass response will thank you.
1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofer
frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz (± 3dB)
power handling: up to 75 watts RMS
sensitivity: 92 dB
impedance: 8 ohms
bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
magnetic grille protects drivers and looks stylish
furniture-grade ebony vinyl with scratch-resistant design and satin-painted baffles
aluminum binding post speaker terminals with audiophile-grade internal speaker wiring
cork pads on bottom add stability and security while helping decouple the speaker from surfaces
dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 6-7/8"W x 13-9/16"H x 10-5/8"D
weight: 13.1 lbs. (each)