5 Reasons To Get Reference R-15PM Powered Monitors

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For years we have been receiving emails, calls, tweets, posts, texts asking us to make one thing – powered monitors.

Well, we did it! And, we didn’t just make any ol’ powered speaker either. We made a class-leading, room-rattling, killer speaker that puts an exclamation point on our entrance into the category.

The Reference R-15PM Powered Monitors are some of the most versatile and easy-to-use speakers on the planet. Oh, and they sound pretty darn great as well. Outsiders who roll through Klipsch HQ for a demo are consistently blown away when they are played against the category’s leading contenders.

Here are five reasons why the Reference R-15PM Powered Monitors should be your next speakers.

Reference R-15PM Laptop

Connect to Everything

Whatever the source for music or video content, chances are the R-15PMs are going to be able to direct connect with the proper cabling. The integrated phono pre-amp, Bluetooth® wireless technology, digital optical, analog RCA and USB inputs, makes the R-15PM your new best friend, connecting seamlessly to turntables, televisions, cell phones and computers.

Reference R-15PM amplification


All of the R-15PM’s connectivity and amplification is built into the speakers. That’s right. There’s no need for a clunky, old AV receiver. Plug and play. The onboard amplifier is custom-engineered just for these high-performance speakers, maximizing output and sound quality.

Reference R-15PM Phono Pre-Amp

Built-In Phono Pre-Amp

We mentioned this above, but this really is a killer feature for all of you looking to get back into the vinyl game. There’s no need for an amplifier or receiver, plus you won’t need a separate phono pre-amp to connect to your turntable. You can directly plug a turntable into your R-15PMs.

Reference R-15PM TV

Two Speakers Are Better Than One

We don’t really need to say more…but we will anyway. There are a couple of reasons why you are better off with a true stereo system like the R-15PM rather than an all-in-one solution.

The first reason should be obvious – stereo separation. By having the speakers apart and playing in true stereo, it opens up the spatial reproduction of the tracks, the way the recording engineer intended.

Secondly, turntables are quite sensitive to vibrations. That means that you don’t want to have you speakers too close by. Otherwise, you are looking at extreme distortion, which could potentially damage your turntable and/or speakers.

Reference R-15PM

Reference Performance

Every speaker company out there talks about sound quality. At Klipsch, we actually mean it. Put these bad boys up against any of the competition and we’re confident we’ll come out the victors.

Each monitor has a 1″ aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to a 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and 5.25″ copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer. In layman’s terms: these speakers have the chops to make your music rock and movies rumble.

Do you like a little more “oomph”? Well, you can add just about any Klipsch subwoofer to your R-15PM setup. Boom.

These truly aren’t the typical bookshelf speakers. These are the ultimate power players. Connect the R-15PM powered monitors to just about anything, set them up in minutes and kick-back while they deliver room-filling sound.

Taken from Klipsch Joint