Klipsch RP-500MB II 5.25″ Reference Premier Monitor/Bookshelf Speaker, Black, (Pair)


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  • 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
  • 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

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Product Description

Klipsch RP500MB II Reference Premier 5.25″ Monitor/Bookshelf Black

Lose yourself in sound

Klipsch’s new RP500MB II bookshelf speakers deliver detailed sound while taking up little room. The woofer and tweeter were slightly reworked for noticeable improvements over the previous generation. Their eye-catching copper-colored woofers and contemporary design make them a fun addition to any room.

The versatility of the RP500MB II cannot be overstated. You can rock a two-channel music setup with a pair of them. Alternatively, they can be used as front- or surround-channel speakers in a home theatre system. In either case, their crisp, dynamic sound immerses you in whatever they’re playing.

A refined horn and updated tweeter

The vented housing of the 1″ LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeter helps to reduce standing waves, which can degrade sound quality. It’s housed in a Tractrix® horn with a widened mouth for improved soundstaging and directivity. This means a larger overall “sweet spot” and better imaging within that sweet spot. To keep the highs smooth and non-fatiguing, the horn has a soft silicone face and a unique phase plug.

Under-the-hood driver upgrades

Metallic drivers aren’t new to Klipsch speakers, but the company has improved the motor structures behind the 500M II’s cone significantly. The 5-1/4″ woofer in each speaker has a 70% larger voice coil for improved control, speed, and accuracy. The woofers also have new aluminium shorting rings, which help to reduce distortion and allow the drivers to handle more power.

A ported cabinet for deeper bass

A rear-firing Tractrix port in each cabinet helps to deepen the bass response of each speaker. The horn shape of the port encourages more efficient airflow into and out of the cabinet, reducing port noise and low-frequency distortion.

Because these speakers have a ported cabinet, they should not be placed against a wall.

Instead, I recommend giving the speakers some “breathing room” by pulling them slightly away from the wall. Their bass response will be grateful.

Additional information



Bass Reflex


MDF/Wood-grain vinyl

Tweeter Type

Hybrid Tractrix Horn

Tweeter Size (inches)


Midrange Size (inches)


Woofer Size (inches)


Woofer Composition


Woofer Surround


Power Range

up to 75


92 dB

Impedance (Ohms)


Frequency Response

50-25k Hz

Connector Type

Binding post

Bi-amp Inputs


Height (inches)


Width (inches)


Depth (inches)


Weight (pounds)



With optional bracket