Klipsch Reference R-15PM is a 2-way Powered Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Klipsch. R-15PM's built-in amplifier provides 100-watt RMS. The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Klipsch R-15PM to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 1.0" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 1 x 5.25" Copper-spun IMG Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 62-24k Hz. Klipsch R-15PM has an MSRP of 499$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference (R) Bookshelf Series?
R-15PM is a member of Klipsch's Reference (R) Bookshelf series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch R-15PM speaker?
Klipsch R-15PM has a Frequency response range of 62-24k Hz at ±3dB. At a minimum frequency of 62 Hz, it is hard to expect a strong bass response from R-15PM so depending on your intended use, using a subwoofer will significantly help to widen the response range.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Klipsch R-15PM, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how R-15PM's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch R-15PM?
The Crossover frequency of the R-15PM is set to 1800Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
Klipsch R-15PM comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Klipsch R-15PM employs Built-in 3.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. R-15PM can playback up to 24-bit / 96 kHz with compatible devices.
Inputs and Outputs
- 3.5mm Minijack Input
- RCA Input
- USB Port: Type-B
- Phono Input
- Wired Subwoofer Output
- Digital Input: Optical
Klipsch R-15PM External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch R-15PM has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 12.5 x 7 x 9.875inch (317.5 x 177.8 x 250.8mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch R-15PM is approximately 445.9cm2 / 69.1inch2.
The Klipsch R-15PM weighs 4.67kg / 10.3lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how R-15PM's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch R-15PM has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Klipsch R-15PM is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
R-15PM doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Klipsch R-15PM come with a Grille?
R-15PM comes with grilles in Black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-15PM?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R-15PM:
Powered speaker (right)Passive speaker (left)68-inch AC power cordRemote controlCR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)16-feet Length of 18AWG speaker wire (bare tinned wire on each end)6.5-feet USB-A to USB-B cable6-feet Stereo RCA cable5-feet Optical digital cable8 Self-adhesive rubber feetInstruction BookletWarranty InformationImportant Safety Instructions
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch Reference R-15PM.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Klipsch Reference R-15PM, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch R-15PM
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Klipsch Reference R-15PM speaker:
Official Brochure for Klipsch R-15PM
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference R-15PM speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch R-15PM
1 Year of parts warranty and 1 Year of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.