Klipsch RP-500SA II Surround Speakers
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Klipsch Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers That Sit On Top Of Your Existing Speakers
Bounce Sound Off The Ceiling For Enhanced Surround Effects
Sealed Enclosure & Horn Loaded Tweeter Ensure Tight Bass & Clear Treble
Can Also Be Wall Mounted As Height Or Rear Surround Speakers
About The Klipsch RP-500SA II Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers
For those circumstances where in ceiling speakers just aren't an option but you're craving the immersive experience that is Dolby Atmos, elevate your surround sound experience with the Klipsch RP-500SA II Dolby Atmos Elevation speakers.
Here's your ticket to thrilling surround sound effects. The Reference Premiere Series RP-500SA II surround speakers feature proprietary Klipsch speaker technologies designed to work with Dolby Atmos soundtracks to re-create an immersive, high-impact listening experience.
Not familiar with Dolby Atmos? It's the latest surround sound technology from the movie-and-theatre-sound experts at Dolby Laboratories. It adds a height dimension to your home theatre, for enhanced immersion and spatial effects. From the soft patter of a gentle rain to the roar of a jet plane flying overhead, you'll enjoy dynamic surround sound that elevates your entire home theatre.
Bounce Sound Off The Ceiling For Enhanced Surround Effects: How do these speakers work? Each features a Cerametallic™ 133mm (5.25") woofer and a Hybrid Tractrix® 25mm (1”) horn tweeter on the top of the speaker. These drivers are angled and feature controlled dispersion, so they can reflect sound off of your ceiling and back down to your listening positions. The RP-500SA speakers are designed to sit on top of your existing floor-standing speakers. Use a pair with your front floorstanding speakers, or add another pair to the rear surround floorstanders for an even more enveloping experience. The RP-500SA II can also be wall-mounted for use as standard, high-performance surround sound speakers.
The Most Versatile Surround Speaker Available: The RP-500SA II can be used as an up-firing immersive speaker for Dolby Atmos Technology, a height speaker or a rear surround model all with the flip of a switch. Immersive sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, with these Dolby Atmos® enabled speakers. Add to any monitor or tower speaker or use as surround speakers for a hemisphere of rich, detailed sound.
Switchable Crossover: The RP-500SA II features a switchable crossover that changes between Atmos and Surround modes, for optimized performance in any configuration.
90° X 90° Silicon Composite Hybrid Tractrix Horn: Horn loading maximizes efficiently and increases detail while focusing high frequencies towards the listening area. Proprietary Tractrix® geometry provides the most efficient transfer of high frequency waves into the listening area. The phase plug and compressed moulded silicon face ensure smooth frequency response. When combined, the cleanest, most natural sound possible is created. The second generation increases horn size for a larger soundstage and enhanced directivity.
Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) Titanium Diaphragm Tweeter: The exclusive Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of previous Reference lines, making it a core component of some of the best speakers in the world.
Vented Tweeter Design: The vented tweeter housing reduces standing waves that create unwanted harmonics, resulting in enhanced detail and clarity in high frequency reproduction.
Cerametallic Woofers – All New Design: A signature feature on the Reference Premiere series, Cerametallic™ woofers are exceptionally rigid and lightweight for minimal distortion and maximum efficiency. New voice coils are 70% larger in diameter resulting in improved power handling and greater cone control for greater linearity and flawless reproduction. New aluminium shorting rings reduce distortion as well as increase power handling and the new motor structure improve transit response with more control with greater speed and accuracy.
New & Improved Connections: Featuring audiophile-grade wire and easily accessible aluminium binding posts for any connection type.
Furniture Grade Materials & Finishes: Finishes include ebony vinyl and walnut vinyl that boast satin painted baffles with a scratch resistant finish.
Strong, Flexible, Removable Grille: Attaches magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to discrete performance piece.
Rubber Feet: Each RP-500SA II Dolby Atmos speaker features four integrated rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on top of your existing loudspeaker securely. The top of your loudspeaker needs to be flat and measure at least 173mm wide x 320mm deep.
Wall Mounting: The Klipsch RP-500SA II speaker features a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not supplied).
Not many manufacturers can boast that they have been producing speakers for over 50 years, make the best selling speaker in the United States and in 1997 have their founder inducted into the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame, an honour shared by Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver and the Wright brothers! The Engineering and Science Hall of Fame recognizes those who have improved the quality of the human condition through an individual contribution using engineering and scientific principles. Klipsch can claim all of the above! But who was Mr. Klipsch or PWK to his friends?
Paul Wilbur Klipsch (PWK) was an American audio pioneer, a true eccentric and a proud member of the engineering and science hall of fame. He gave rise to speaker technologies that would forever impact generations of music lovers. It all started in a tiny tin shed in Hope, Arkansas way back in 1946 when PWK, genius, madman and maverick, designed and hand-built the legendary Klipschorn® speaker with the goal of bringing live music into his living room. In the understatement of the century, we'd say he succeeded. The tin shed is now a full-fledged factory with its own cabinet production line and the company’s headquarters have moved to Indianapolis, Indiana; however, the mission remains to create the world's best speakers.
PWK received a patent on his loudspeaker design in 1945, registered the name Klipsch & Associates in 1946 and began making each loudspeaker with his own two hands until he hired his first employee in 1948. Paul believed in four principles that continue to drive the design of every new Klipsch speaker, today and hopefully tomorrow. High Efficiency: Klipsch utilizes horn-loaded technology in each of its speaker categories, minus headphones and subwoofers, because the horn shape results in accurate and dynamic sound transmission. Low Distortion: Klipsch horn technology reproduces the softest sounds with remarkable clarity and detail and the loudest sounds with no harshness or distortion. Controlled Directivity: Klipsch horn technology assists in accurately directing sound, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage. Flat Frequency Response: These stunningly accurate speakers offer no unnatural highs, mids or lows, delivering sound as the artist intended.
Our Take On The Klipsch RP-500SA II Dolby Atmos Surround Speakers
Klipsch call the RP-500SA II the most versatile surround speaker available and they might just be right. The RP-500SA II can, of course, be used on top of your existing front or rear speakers to provide Dolby Atmos information. But, thanks to some clever design work by Klipsch the RP-500SA II can also be used as a height speaker or a rear surround model all with the flip of a switch on the base of the speaker which changes them from Dolby Atmos speakers to regular surround speakers. Very convenient and a feature that makes the RP-500SA II some of the most versatile surround speakers available – just like Klipsch claim. Nice!
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: Dolby Atmos add-on speakers that can also be used as surround speakers
- Designed to sit on top of floor-standing front or back speakers
- Drivers are angled up to reflect sound off the ceiling, for a heightened soundstage and overhead effects
- Connect to a Dolby Atmos compatible receiver's height channels
- Can also be used as wall-mounted standard surround speakers
- Power Handling: up to 75 Watts RMS (300 Watts peak)
- Frequency Response: Conforms to Dolby Atmos Specifications
- Nominal Impedance: Compatible with 8 Ohms
- Sensitivity: Conforms to Dolby Atmos Specifications
- Crossover Frequency: Conforms to Dolby Atmos Specifications
- High Frequency Driver: 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeters with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horns
- Low Frequency Driver: 133mm (5.25") Cerametallic cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
- Enclosure Material: MDF (Internally Braced)
- Cabinet: Acoustic Suspension (Sealed) cabinet design
- Speaker Terminals: Single aluminium binding posts
- Speaker Grille: Magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
- Mounting: Anti-vibration rubber feet and built-in keyhole slot wall-mounting brackets (mounting screws not included)
- Available Finishes: Ebony or Walnut
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 173 x 217 x 320mm
- Weight: 4.35kg each
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 5 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE