Klipsch unveils R-40PM and R-50PM powered speakers

Klipsch has released its R-40PM and R-50PM powered speakers in the UK via Henley Audio Ltd., with each integrating amplification, so there’s no need for an external hook-up.

The US company explains: “Simply plug the pair’s active (right) monitor into a power outlet, join the two speakers using the supplied cable and stream via Bluetooth. You can connect additional sources, such as a CD player or TV, via the right speaker’s rear panel’s range of inputs, which includes 3.5mm, optical and USB. The R-40PM and R-50PM also have a phono preamp, so vinyl fans can plug a turntable straight in.”

The two new powered models join the passive R-40M and R-50M in the company’s upgraded Reference speaker series. Building on the outgoing R-41PM and R-51PM powered designs, Klipsch claims the newbies: “unleash even greater performance, with enhanced bass. The R-40PM reaches down to 60Hz, while its R-41PM forebear recorded 76Hz. The R-50PM plumbs 55Hz, up against the R-51 PM’s 68Hz threshold.”

Klipsch has also increased the cabinet depths of the new models: the R-40PM is 28 percent deeper than the outgoing speaker, and the R-50PM adds 27 percent. Height and width stay nigh-on identical, with the intention that the designs remain compact enough to suit placements including desktops and shelves.

Both feature a new, larger edge-to-edge proprietary Tractrix horn design that provides improved coverage, bandwidth and directivity control. Klipsch claims it has stepped up the visuals, too, with a new ‘beauty bar’ between the 25mm linear travel suspension (LTS) tweeter and spun copper, thermoformed crystal polymer (TCP) bass driver and the absence of visible fasteners. The speaker’s rear panel additionally boasts a new text colour for better readability. The speaker terminals have been upgraded too.

Available to buy now for £500 and £600 respectively, you can find out more about the Klipsch R-40PM here and the R-50PM here.

Henley Audio Ltd. (UK distributor)