In this Klipsch RP-160M review, I will introduce you to a pair of high-end bookshelf speakers. If you have been doing some research on bookshelf speakers, you have probably run into the speakers by the American company Klipsch. A brand like Klipsch is hard to not be popular when you take into account the fact that the company has a very long tradition of making great-quality speakers. Klipsch have been known to produce amazing speakers even when it comes to their budget models, so you can start imagining what the company packs their more expensive speaker pairs with.
- They offer you an amazing quality of sound
- They have a great sensitivity
- Their tweeter is an LTS Titanium one
- They come equipped with a copper-spun, cerametallic cone woofer
- They also come with a 90×90 hybrid Tractrix horn and a Tractrix port
- The speakers are a bit big and heavy when it comes to bookshelf speakers
The Klipsch RP-160m speakers come a bit pricier, so one would expect them to have a pretty cool design and look like a state-of-the-art ornament once they’re placed at your home. This, of course, is what Klipsch undoubtedly did with this awesome pair of speakers and gave them a nice shape, texture, and finish.
The speakers come shaped like nice-looking cuboids, and each of them weights 20.9 lbs. This is a bit heavier than the regular bookshelf speaker, but the Klipsch RP-160M are nothing like your regular speakers (we’ll talk about this later). The speakers have Klipsch’s recognizable edginess to them that makes them look very powerful and capable to deliver an amazing quality of sound.
The texture of the Llipsch RP-160Ms is a blend of smoothness and slight roughness, with some of their surface being smoother while others are more robust. This gives the speakers a versatile appearance, and it makes them an interesting choice for your home.
The speakers come available in four finishes: black, cherry, ebony, and walnut. This goes a long way when it comes to the differences in decoration that every home has, and makes the speakers fit in great with every interior design. This proves that Klipsch minds their customers’ preferences.
Now, do the Klipsch RP-160M come with some interesting features!
First of all, there is the LTS Titanium tweeter where LTS stands for ‘Linear Travel Suspension.’ Long story short, the LTS design is where magic happens for this titanium tweeter. What the linear travel suspension does is that it minimizes distortion in the sound with precision. This, of course, means that the sound is ‘saved’ from all the unwanted alterations to its sound waves, which furthermore means that it has a great quality to it.
Sound quality and peformance
The quality of sound, however, isn’t supported only by the LTS Titanium tweeter, but it is supported by the 90×90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn. The horn has a circular throat and it takes a square-like shape once it gets narrower. The horn is also made of a compressed molded rubber, and this design helps the speakers accurately represent the sounds that have higher frequencies without the disturbance of distortion.
Furthermore, the Klipsch RP-160M woofer is copper-spun and cerametallic. Since the woofer was designed this way, it is extremely lightweight, but very sturdy. Of course, it is these balanced construction characteristics are that help it minimize the distortion of sound and the cone breakup. That means that you can give the Klipsch RP-160Ms some more points when it comes to their enhanced sound clarity and fluency.
The Tractrix port at the back of the speakers doesn’t fail to deliver when it comes to the air being transferred fast from the cabinet. The fast air transfer allows for the speakers to sound great when the sound hits those low frequencies.
The sound that the Klipsch RP-160M pair of speakers promises you is loud and dynamic. However, you can decide to make it more suitable for your home with the help of the easily removable grille that will make your speakers sound more relaxing.
When it comes to the specifications of the Klipsch RP-160M bookshelf speakers, they have a frequency response ranging from 45Hz to 25kHz and a 96dB sensitivity. These are both great specifications to have as a high-quality speaker. The telltale specifications speak about the Klipsch RP-160Ms’ ability to respond to a great variety of sounds and its high sensitivity.
This Klipsch RP-160M review wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention that the speakers’ performance. This means that you will get that high-quality, clear, and dynamic sound that you pay for. However, describing the sound that the Klipsch RP-160M pair of bookshelf speakers has to offer in this way falls short on talking about the exquisite elements that make the sound what it is.
First of all, the frequency response range of your Klipsch RP-160Ms will surprise you with its neutrality and equal delivery. This is something that you rarely find in speakers, even when it comes to the higher-quality ones. However, the Klipsch RP-160M will perform this way if you give them the space they need so they can sound the way they should sound. That being said, the speakers will sound amazing in both the higher and the lower frequencies.
When it comes to the details of sound that you’ll get with the Klipsch RP-160Ms, the speakers will, again, not disappoint you. You will be listening to your music or watching your favourite movie and feel like you are at a concert or in the movie itself. The speakers really capture the sounds accurately and with great detail, and they don’t step away from the natural sonic experience.
Wrapping up the Klipsch RP-160M review
The Klipsch RP-160M are the right bookshelf speakers for you if you cherish a good and precise quality of sound. They are definitely worth their price, and Klipsch’s efforts to revolutionize their higher-quality speakers really paid off. I hope that you’ve found this review helpful, and as far as the decision to purchase them—I’ll leave that up to you.