Klipsch The Fives is a 2-way Powered Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Klipsch. The Fives's built-in amplifier provides 160-watt RMS( 320-watt Peak). The built-in power amplifier saves space & eliminates the need to connect Klipsch The Fives to a stereo receiver or external power amp. It features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 x 4.5" Fiber-composite Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 50-25k Hz. Klipsch The Fives has an MSRP of 969$ per pair but can often be found around 799$ per pair.
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Heritage Inspired Series?
The Fives is a member of Klipsch's Heritage Inspired series of Powered speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Heritage Inspired Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch The Fives speaker?
Klipsch The Fives has a Frequency response range of 50-25k Hz. At a minimum frequency of 50 Hz, The Fives will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Klipsch The Fives, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how The Fives's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Klipsch The Fives comes with a handheld remote which is obviously very useful to control your powered speakers from a distance.
Klipsch The Fives employs Built-in 5.0 Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops. The Fives can playback up to 24-bit / 192 kHz with compatible devices.
Klipsch The Fives supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
Klipsch The Fives can be controlled wirelessly via Klipsch Connect application available on Apple iOS and Android.
Inputs and Outputs
- 3.5mm Minijack Input
- USB Port: USB-B
- Phono Input
- mono-RCA Subwoofer Output
- Digital Input: Optical, HDMI
- HDMI Input: ARC
Klipsch The Fives External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch The Fives has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 12.375 x 6.5 x 11.125inch (314.3 x 165.1 x 282.6mm ).
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 The Fives is approximately 466.6cm2 / 72.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch The Fives, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch The Fives virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The speaker with the built-in amplifier weighs 5.35kg / 11.8lbs whereas the other speaker weighs 4.85kg/ 10.7lbs. Here is a comparison of how The Fives's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Klipsch The Fives compare to the Klipsch The Sevens?
One of the natural alternative to the Klipsch The Fives is the The Sevens which is located one step higher in Klipsch's Powered Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Klipsch The Fives vs The Sevens for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch The Fives has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF with genuine wood veneer finish. 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 The Fives 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.
Klipsch The Fives is available in Black and Walnut.
The Fives doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Klipsch The Fives come with a Grille?
The Fives comes with magnetic grilles. 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. Since the included grille of the The Fives is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch The Fives?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of The Fives:
Powered speaker (right) Passive speaker (left) 6-inch AC power cord 13-feet Proprietary speaker cable 58-inch HDMI cable 59-inch USB-A to USB-B cable Remote control 2 AAA batteries Instruction Booklet Need Help? card
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch The Fives.
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore 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 The Fives, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch The Fives
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch The Fives speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch The Fives
1 Year of parts warranty and 1 Year of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.