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Klipsch Reference Premiere Ebony Monitor Speakers - RP-160M EBONY

Abt Model: RP160MEBONY | UPC Code: 743878027679
Klipsch - RP-160M EBONY - Bookshelf Speakers
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Sold As Pair/ Hybrid Tractrix Horn/ Linear Travel Suspension Titanium Tweeter/ Spun Copper Cerametallic/ 1500Hz Crossover Frequency/ Tactrix Port/ MDF Cabinet/ Ebony Finish
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Klipsch Reference Premiere Ebony Monitor Speakers - RP-160M EBONY (Sold As Pair)

The Reference Premiere RP-160M monitors provide bold, theater-quality sound in a compact, bookshelf speaker – making them easy to place in almost any room layout.


  • 90x90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn
    Redesigned Tactrix® Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The compressed molded rubber
    construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible.
  • Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) Titianium Tweeter
    A Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. LTS Tweeters have been a hallmark of previous Reference lines, as well as our flagship Klipsch Palladium series, making it a core component of some of the best speakers in the world.
  • Spun Copper Cerametallic Woofers
    Cerametallic woofers represent the pinnacle of Klipsch driver design, maintaining exceptional rigidity, and lightweight construction, for minimal cone breakup and distortion. When paired with the Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeter, it provides speaker efficiency highest in its class.
  • All New Tractrix Port
    Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference Premiere ports allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet – for the cleanest, most powerful low frequency response on the market
  • MDF Cabinet With Brushed Polymer Veneer Baffle Finish
    Contemporary aesthetic with absolute durability that results in a seamless integration into any décor.
  • Strong, Flexible, Removable Grille
    Attaches magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to discrete performance piece.


  • Frequency Response: 43-24kHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity: 95dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Power Handling (CONT/PEAK):100W/400W
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • High Freq Drivers: 1" Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
  • Low Freq Drivers: 6.5" Cerametallic Cone Woofer
  • Crossover Frequency: 1500Hz
  • Enclosure Material: MDF
  • Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port
  • Inputs: Dual binding posts/bi-wire/bi-amp

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 16.67"
  • Width: 8.81"
  • Depth: 12.86"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 19.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 22 lbs
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Frequency Response43Hz - 24kHz +/- 3dB
Enclosure MaterialMDF
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance8 Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Sensitivity95dB spl (2.83 V/m)
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)6.5
Height (inches)16.67
Width (inches)8.81
Depth (inches)12.86


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Wonderful, balanced sound, surprisingly strong & tight bass


from Chicago

About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy


  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality


  • Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • Replacing lesser mass market-type speakers
  • Smaller Rooms

Comments about Klipsch Reference Premiere Ebony Monitor Speakers:

I use these speakers in my small living room in my simple 2-channel stereo A/V set-up, with about a 2008 vintage Sony 100 Watt/channel AV receiver. They replace a pair of Bose 201 Series II from the 1990s. The sound that comes from these are shockingly better in every frequency range: The bass has a much lower frequency response, and when a low bass beat hits, it sounds tighter. Mids and highs are much easier to hear, to the extent that I need to either turn down the treble or turn up the bass and turn down the volume.

I don't really like the bus bars that are provided to connect the two sets of speaker terminals on the back of each speaker. Banana jumpers would be much easier, although not as low profile.

The speakers are about the same width as Bose 201s, but much deeper. They would not fit on a typical bookshelf. Consider them as stand speakers. I have mine on top of the entertainment center on either side of my LCD TV. (this is the reason I listed 'bulky' as a Con)

With the greatly improved bass response, I've put my subwoofer in storage.

I asked some friends on an audiophile forum whether I should upgrade my speakers or my AV receiver to an integrated amp first, and the response was 50/50. I'm glad I did the speakers, because now, I'm happy with the way my low-cost receiver sounds.

Although I use these in a small living room, they would easily fill a much larger room. The only time you'd need bigger speakers if you want to really play a lot of thumping bass really loud.

Service and delivery comments:

Service was good. I bought these at a no-box discount in the store. The salesman was helpful, and accommodated me as I asked to switch between several different sets of speakers. It did take several minutes to find him though.

The staff in the pick-up area was also courteous and professional, and helped me load them into the trunk of my car.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

Best Bookshelfs I've Heard


from Barrington, IL

Comments about Klipsch Reference Premiere Ebony Monitor Speakers:

Absolutely insane frequency response for a pair of bookshelf speakers. Deep, well-balanced bass with the classic top end you'd expect from Klipsch. Loud, clear, and punchy. Fill our entire apartment effortlessly.

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