Klipsch is a legendary American loudspeaker manufacturer that was founded by Paul Klipsch in 1946.A distinctive trait with all Klipsch Loudspeakers is their "Live" sound.The Klipsch R-51M packs a punch for its small size - turn them on - and surprise yourself.The R-51M delivers a surprising sonic experience - the "live" sound in a small package.Special nuances and dynamics reveal the intent of the artist and open up emotions that allow you to enjoy the the true message that the artist intended. Klipsch call them Reference speakers because they take you back to the original - and remind you of what the artist meant to be delivered to the listener.
Leveraging a 1" aluminum tweeter matted to our proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology - the R-51M bookshelf speaker delivers incredible acoustics to fill your home with loud, crystal-clear sound and robust bass that no ordinary bookshelf speaker can.
- 1" Aluminum LTS tweeters
- 90x90 Square Tractrix Horns
- Dual 5.25" Spun-Copper IMG Woofers
- Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Port
- Strong, Flexible Removable Magnetic Grille
- Dimensions: 13.3" x 7" x 8.5"
TRACTRIX® HORN TECHNOLOGY
Klipsch exclusive 90x90º Tractrix® horn technology ensures that the R-51M high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology gives you the best clarity, dynamics, and detail from your movies and music.
LINEAR TRAVEL SUSPENSION TWEETER
WITH KAPTON® SUSPENSION
Klipsch exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) aluminum tweeter minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. Using Kapton®, an extremely light and rigid material, in the tweeter suspension provides high efficiency and improve resolution and detail. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of Klipsch speakers, making them some of the best speakers in the world.
SPUN COPPER IMG WOOFERS
Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer cones are exceptionally light while being extremely rigid – providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion. When paired with the Tractrix Horn-Loaded LTS Tweeter, it provides speaker efficiency highest in its class.
Exposed fasteners, low profile magnetic grilles and a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl give the Reference Series a polished, modern appearance.
The Klipsch Reference R-51M offers excellent build quality with attractive "retro" flair for an affordable price. Sound quality is dynamic and punchy, especially with rock and pop. The speakers are very efficient and can play loudly without strain.The R-51M, like all Klipsch speakers, are highly sensitive. This makes them an easy load for the amplifier, and they play as loud as 93db with just 1 watt of power. Just about any Hi-Fi amplifier can drive them effortlessly, so no need to spend a lot of money on amplification power.
Klipsch is in the middle of a reinvention. It's attempting to hearken back to the past by focusing on its own "classic" designs. In the past few years the company has delved into its substantial archives to bring back speakers such as the Forte and Cornwall. The Klipsch Reference R-51M combines throwback looks and thoroughly exciting sound in an affordable package.
The Klipsch R-51M is nothing short of amazing, considering the price, and their signature "live" Klipsch sound gives them an edge against the market competition. They are dynamic, lively, musical and deliver a punch that makes your feet tap and puts a smile on your face. They deliver a surprisingly wide soundscape.In this sense they sound bigger than they are.