In this review, I wanted to share my thoughts on the smallest Klipsch Reference Premier speaker, the RP-150M. I already reviewed one Klipsch bookshelf speaker, the Klipsch RB 61 II, and it is indeed one of the best bookshelf speakers you can get for under $500.
Klipsch RP-150M Summary
- The RP-150M is very affordable, making it an excellent choice for audiophiles who don’t want to overspend on units.
- The accuracy and crisp sound alongside the dynamics it produces can be almost impossible to find, ESPECIALLY in this price range.
- The piano black version of the RP-150M is absolutely gorgeous and likely to match any interior.
- One thing about the Klipsch RP-150M is that it’s rather small, although this doesn’t affect performance.
- Ranging from around $350-450, this speaker is more expensive than the other bookshelf speakers under $500 and thus it looses a few points in our over-all review.
General info on the Klipsch RP-150M
Those who know their tunes and appreciate quality have almost certainly heard of the Klipsch brand. This name is often associated with clarity and precision. We all know how important those are, don’t we? So, if you’ve already heard about a Klipsch speaker, get ready to be amazed.
Compared to the predecessors of this model, the Klipsch RP-150M offers a lot of new features that will impress you. Each speaker weighs around 7lbs and has a fairly solid build, for that matter. In addition to this, the front baffle has chamfered corners which reduce diffraction. Moreover, there is a grill which can be attached using magnets. This feature also helps improve the sound as well as the overall look of the speaker. The 150M, much like the rest of the Reference Premiere series, has a Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix horn. On top of that, I should add that the speaker uses a 5.25-inches cerametallic woofer, a 1-inch titanium tweeter mounted in the modified tractrix horn, mounted in a 14.5×10.5×7.5 “tractrix” ported enclosure.
Most important features of the Klipsch
Before going any further, I’d like to note the obvious conclusion of my Klipsch RP- 150M review. With the 150M, you get a lot more than what you would expect from your regular budget-friendly bookshelf speaker. For instance, as I mentioned before, these Klipsch speakers feature a 90×90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn. This modified horn uses a circular horn throat. The latter is paired with a square horn mouth which improves the overall high-frequency response. In addition to this, it also improves the imaging and sound dynamics.
If you value clean and natural sounds as well as high audio resolution, I have more good news for you. The Klipsch features an LTS Titanium Tweeter. This Linear Travel Suspension tweeter improves overall performance by minimizing distortion. It also adds detail to the sounds, making the whole experience a lot more pleasant for your ears. Furthermore, this amazing speaker has spun copper cerametallic woofers. I mentioned them before, but they are so good, they need more attention. They represent the pinnacle of Klipsch driver design. This is because they offer impeccable rigidity, and improve the lightweight construction. Also, they offer minimal cone breakup and distortion. Overall, they provide excellent performance and stability.
I will wrap up this short Klipsch RP- 150M review by noting a few things. This speaker is incredibly strong and offers a lot of flexibility. They come in a very seamless and clean design, making them perfect with any décor. So, overall, this speaker is an excellent investment and fantastic value for money. The best part about them is probably the bang you get for your buck. The RP-150M’s are definitely a purchase you will not regret making in the long run.
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John Fleming is the senior editor for Audiophilez.com, covering everything from headphones to smart speakers. He is a graduate of Music Production and Technology. Before Audiophilez, John began his career as a staff writer for two different magazines, where he became a skilled storyteller across different mediums. When he isn’t writing, he can be found biking, reading books, and playing the piano.