Using this proprietary focused technology gives you the best clarity, dynamics, and detail from your movies and music. I currently write for national magazines in the subjects of business, music, hi-fi and general technology. The only thing missing here are track navigation buttons, but that isn't a huge issue. I would like to play the WAV files from my computer through a sound system that is similar in quality to my traditional stand-alone system, once my homebuilding is complete. Thanks for bringing the topic up originally. We test every product as a team in our bespoke listening rooms – find out more about how we test on our About Us page. Yes, the piano was slightly rolled off but, on the whole, the midrange was splendidly insightful bestowing a naturalistic tone on the Rollins sax while tracking the delicate cymbal work with ease. Number of questions: 0 Do you have a question about the Klipsch Reference R-41PM or do you need help? Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Out Of Stock. Klipsch have done well with the latest iteration of the Reference series. Someone else’s review (can’t find it again) stated that the supplied DAC (from your earlier reply, the Cirrus Logic CS8416-CZZ) may be superior to the motherboarded DAC of my computer (an upper-end Dell of about 5yrs age.) Klipsch articule son offre autour de deux paires d’enceintes actives et différents caissons à leur associer. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology. Putting together a home theater system on a limited budget can be a daunting task. Klipsch Speakers Klipsch R-41PM POWERED SPEAKERS. Currently for output I have an old cheap pair of powered bookshelf speakers that came with an old computer. Compare Klipsch R-51PM vs Klipsch R-41PM vs Edifier R1280DB vs Klipsch The Three II Press ‎ ↵ Enter ‎ for Accessibility for blind people who use screen readers Press ‎ ↵ Enter ‎ for Keyboard Navigation R-41PM & R-51PM Powered Speakers Review. Is it even possible (or economically justifiable) to “refurbish” that generation of audio technology? Sa membrane est fabriquée avec du graphite injecté, ce qui la rend à la fois très légère et rigide. It is possible that some outside interference was causing it or the volume was up high, of course, or even that there might have been an issue with the speakers themselves. Also, each Sonos speaker is plug-in powered--no connection between the two, so they're easy to move around independently (but they sync seamlessly if you want them in the same room). Discuss: Klipsch Reference R-51M review: Exciting rock and roll sound dressed up retro Sign in to comment. Excellent audio performance with rich bass and clear, articulated highs. Bottom line? Compact casing, powerful performance; Integrated phono pre-amp; 4” copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer ; Find Your Local Retailer. I needed bookshelf speakers and on a whim while at Best Buy bought the R41-PM. Of course, the resolution of the file and the quality of the speakers themselves will only allow the fine quality of this performance to be taken so far but, putting those factors into consideration, the R-41PM speakers did remarkably well. I have everything hooked up correctly using the optical ports to my TV but the remote doesn’t seem to work. Bass also performed well, proving to be a sure foundation for the entire track. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Another question is, does it worth buying an external phono for this setup? Nearest metropolitan area is Pittsburgh, Pa., if you have any knowledge of reliable dealers/service in that area. You don’t mention the performance of the phono stage. The Klipsch, although struggling a touch as any hi-fi in this price bracket will, offered an admirable translation. The admirably neutral aspect of the drums softened and helped the lower end to infuse a touch of naturalism into the bass. There’s fewer boxes to mess around with, less set-up issues and cable numbers are reduced along with the attendant clutter. What’s the usual people do? As mentioned, the sub-bass realm isn't really part of the R-41PM's repertoire, but they still deliver everything above 76Hz with power and accuracy. Rgds Good question, NED – let me ask. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. In practical and very broad terms, you’ll find that MM provides excellent sound quality and relatively lower prices for budget and super budget components while MC cartridges tend to offer the potential for finer and more impressive sound quality as you rise up the price point. Bluetooth pairing is a little clunky. These speakers will handle MM cartridges only via the internally fitted phono amplifier. Hi Paul, I followed your advice on upgrading the AT-LP3 with cartridge and external phono amp. I’ve been looking into your great recommendations but seem to be leaning towards the Klipsch R-51PM. (like from 1m away, even when not connected to any inputs)? (I am planing a cartridge upgrade in the future). Provide a clear and comprehensive description of the issue and your question. But for now I am very happy with what I have, LP3+R41+VM95E+PhonoMM. The system delivers a frequency range of 76Hz-21kHz, so while you won't be getting much in the way of sub-bass from the pair alone, the crossover is built in for sub compatibility. Sorry I can’t be of help on that score. I’m actually looking to buy the exactly the same setup. On Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," the kick drum loop receives an ideal high-mid presence, accentuating its punchy attack. Orchestral tracks, like the opening scene from John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary, sound wonderful through the R-41PM. Thanks in advance Working tirelessly in a tin shed, his ingenuity and craftsmanship created a speaker that exceeded every speaker of the day, the “Klipschorn”. Check the batteries and the orientation of the same. At $400, they're not cheap, but if there's one thing that feels like we're missing from the all-in-one wireless speaker era, it's the beautiful stereo separation you get from well-placed bookshelf speakers. You have to keep in mind how much you’re asking these speakers to do for the money and, as such, they offer a lot for the price. For starters, there's no stereo receiver required—on the rear panel, you can connect directly to a computer via USB, or to a Blu-ray player via Optical. This Klipsch R15M review is going to give you all the information about an inexpensive way to incorporate the benefits of both sound bars and speakers. as WAV files. I started looking into the powered speaker market thinking this might be a way to ditch the receiver altogether (the turntable is the only thing I run through it – I don’t even listen to the radio). Hi Paul He specializes in reviewing audio products, and is obsessed with headphones, speakers, and recording gear. Would you recommend the R 41 or 51 for bedroom DJ use? I’m not an audiophile. Is the speaker power actually on? Unplug the cables and re-attach. Klipsch R–14M Review. I know most built-in phono-stages at this price are probably inferior in performance to a stand-alone unit, even a cheap one, but I really think this will be a key issue for people at this price point. Regardless of the affinity that everyone can feel for this look, the Klipsch R-41PM show a very satisfactory build quality. Total newbie here. Either way, these are some of the most versatile bookshelf speakers we've seen. Do you think the Pro-Ject phono amp would solve this? A design that increases bass response but with an integrated approach that works well as a unit. Ronny. An included cable connects from the left to the right speaker's rear panel, where the main connections for the system are located. If there’s a chance to combine two or more products in a single chassis, then manufacturers are doing it. No, not at all. It depends on the rest of your hi-fi, of course and how that’s set up but the Schiit product is recommended. They’re a big favourite with second systems, budget vinyl systems, student hi-fi users and more. I am (or was) conversant with the distinction between moving magnet and moving coil cartridges, but refresh my memory please: moving coil has lower signal output than MM, and MM stylus/cartridge setups are the typical, standard devices? The company didn’t want to go too much into detail I’m afraid: “The R-41PM uses a full-fledged DSP in conjunction with passive crossover network to deliver peak performance out of the powered bookshelf. What Hi-Fi? This Klipsch R-15M offers the connectivity and stereo separation of a receiver and speaker combo, just as well as the simplicity of a sound bar. A figure-of-eight-terminated power cable brings the whole thing to life. These are powerful speakers and they get quite loud. There’s the convenience issue too, of course. I’m also not sure I have them set up right? I’ll get back to you ASAP. I did however buy MM stylus/cartridge units that strained my budget, but were well worth it. Awards 2018 winner. Since Klipsch started producing its R-14M model, most of us can get a high sound performance and experience all of the audio details. ▷ Klipsch R-41M vs R-41PM: Review & Full Comparison So Klipsch R-41M, while being a cheaper option, tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than the $289 Klipsch R-41PM, as seen on the chart below. Achetez les produits Klipsch maintenant. Ahh, ok – glad you’re enjoying your music now Nick. Same here, I am also in the market for a rega planar 1 and very undecided on which way to go for a speaker set up. I stated I am an audiophile; when I visit sites like yours and see a lot of gear that I have no idea how it fits into listening to music, I know I’m just a piker. The lower register instrumentation is handled with grace—there's some subtle boosting, but the stage belongs to the higher register brass, strings, and vocals. Is that right? I didn’t read about or research these speakers. Coupled with the wide array of connectivity options (more than some expensive models I could mention), the comparatively neutral sound output and the admirable clarity over the entire soundstage, the R-41PM speakers offer tremendous value for money. Hi Paul, thanks for the great review. I’m happy that you’re happy . But my Yamaha CR-600 is very long in the tooth (bought it in ’74) and I would like to have it tested, cleaned, and repaired if necessary. The remote runs on two included AAA batteries. Possibly because the phono amp in the speakers features higher quality components. The volume just wasn’t very overpowering even at full volume . Can you swop the battery/batteries for a new one? Interesting about the external preamp making such a difference. I surely would like to keep my Yamaha in operation; currently I use the pre-amp from that between my turntable and computer. Thanks. Isolating the phono amp reduces masking electrical noise damaging sound quality. What’s more, ever since the new R-51Mcame out at the exact same MSRP, the R-15M has been easier to find on substantial discounts. Hi Vince – ahh, gotcha now. The R-41PMs also,  “…dynamically match the ear’s ability to hear lower frequencies. I’m currently completing a connecting addition to my home; a fairly small and odd-shaped room, but it opens to all other parts of the house, and will be moving my computer (and these speakers) there. What would be your budget for a new pair of speakers, Chris? Have had the setup to try sampling at 48kHz but confess I never could hear the difference and digital storage space restrictions never justified the higher rate. In fact, I was very surprised at just how evenly, in relative terms, the sound was delivered. Its rubber buttons handle power, volume, subwoofer volume (should you connect one), mute, play/pause (for Bluetooth), and Bluetooth pairing. At the moment, you sound a little unsure but mostly that you like and enjoy your current system but you’d just like it to be freshened up a tad. Read this Klipsch -R14M review and get all you need to know about the Klipsch model R-14M speaker. Without having to buy any other box of amp or something to bring it up to line level? The wood veneer on the enclosure is a very successful visual effect, showing little evidence of assembly, and gives the impression of excellent robustness. Sorry. There's an LED button for disabling the status LED and a sub level reset control. However, I watched your video review of the Kanto YU4’s and noticed you mentioned the sound wasn’t great when connecting them to your turntable due to the vibrations etc. I’ve always been dubious about expecting the kind of sound from a bookshelf-sized speaker system that would compare to some of the conventional floor speakers I’ve had over the years. Plus a budget figure. Handsome design. Klipsch is known for excellent sound quality and that’s apparent with the R-51PM - the speakers offer a rich and dynamic sound that leans slightly on the warmer side of the spectrum. Hi Vince – thanks for your post and questions. Thanks for reviewing this feature’s performance. GOOD: connectivity, open midrange, punchy bass, clarity, [Don’t forget to check out my Facebook Group, The Audiophile Man: Hi-Fi & Music here: www.facebook.com/groups/theaudiophileman for exclusive postings, exclusive editorial and more! Not sure if you’ve been able to test the phono preamp in the Klipsch R-51PM, but do you think I’d have the same issue with the sound when using those with my turntable? Try connecting the 60’s RCA plugs to the Klipsch’s RCA sockets, flick the 60’s phono switch to Phono and the Klipsch also to Phono. I will soon move to an appartement and want to buy the R-51PM as a first hi-fi system . Clean the sensing unit in the remote and the same on the speakers. Switching one of them to line and one to phone didn’t work either, one resulting in just loud feedback and the other resulting in barely any volume at all. I just wanted bookshelf speakers that I connect to my amp. Adding in a sub would create some lovely added depth, but it is not essential to enjoy tracks with powerful bass response. With the Pro-Ject that’s all fixed. I use Quad speakers built in 1957! Hi Paul, thanks for the response. If so, I’d chat with that dealer or approach an engineer friend. The well known company, the American brand Klipsch, is producing one of the most quality products available on the market. Are you still having volume issues then? Does it supports hi-res audio? We rarely review traditional bookshelf speakers intended to connect to stereo receivers, but the $399 Klipsch R-41PM, sold as a pair, are only traditional from the front. The open nature of the mids also aided the keyboards, adding to their grandeur and giving them an important part to play in the mix. Thanks. Elle est recouverte dune fine couche de cuivre, qui lui donne sa couleur orangée. It doesn't take long, but it's annoying. It’s arguable that, for all of the bundling going on in the market, the powered speaker design is the most popular. Then let me know how you get on. My ears are what I’m trying to satisfy, not my vanity. Pour ce test, nous avons reçu les petites R-41PM avec woofer de 10 cm et le caisson R-100SW équipé d’un 25 cm. Trust your ears on this one and choose the best one. Doesn't automatically pair with recently connected devices. For the moment, I am using the phono of the speakers, because for me it seems a little crispier. Try the simple stuff first. Via the phono sockets, the music was mature, rounded and better structured. Thanks for the help. Thanks. 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