Legendary Klipsch Build Quality and Horn Architecture at an Amazing Price: Klipsch R-40M Reference Bookshelf Speakers Deliver Tremendous Sound with a Small Footprint
The Klipsch R-40M Reference bookshelf speakers prove that you don't have to spend a lot of money or purchase a hulking tower speaker in order to experience great sound. This compact bookshelf model offers authoritative, detailed sonics that surpass the performance of some its larger, costlier competition. The R-40M delivers exceptional sound quality that belies the compact size of the cabinet (11.7 inches high, 5.8 inches wide, and 8.5 inches deep).
These beauties can soar in a two-channel setup for music lovers, either in a main system, or in a secondary listening area (such as an office). And because the R-40Ms are so affordable, they are also an excellent option for a movie buff building a home theater setup on a budget.
The R-40M features the horn architecture that has made Klipsch a revered brand among audiophiles the world over. Featuring increased outer horn dimensions, the exclusive Tractrix horn (90 degrees x 90 degrees) delivers remarkable power, detail, and emotion for authentic music playback. A bigger horn definitely means better sonics, with directivity control over a larger bandwidth of frequencies, resulting in a more accurate soundstage. The result is clean, natural sound that will make you think you're listening to a pair of much larger speakers.
The proprietary 1-inch Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) aluminum tweeter minimizes distortion for greater nuance. The premium construction includes Kapton, an extremely light and rigid material that Klipsch utilizes in the tweeter suspension to provide high efficiency and to improve resolution. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of Klipsch speakers, making it a core component of some of the most acclaimed loudspeakers in the world.
Featuring trickle-down technology from Klipsch's highly praised Reference Premiere series of speakers, the 4-inch woofers have steeper angling of the cones for a smoother response. These spun-copper, thermoformed crystalline polymer (TCP) woofers offer improved accuracy and transparency. The revised design includes additional ribbing to increase the overall rigidity for less cone breakup at higher frequencies.
Klipsch didn't cut corners on the aesthetics when designing this high-value model. Hidden fasteners, an edge-to-edge horn, and low-profile magnetic grilles give the speakers a clean, modern look. The cabinet's reinforced ¾-inch MDF construction (with an advanced bracing design) reduces vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy. These beautiful, vibration-dampening cabinets also have scratch-resistant, textured wood grain that will visually enhance any listening space. Like all Music Direct products, Klipsch loudspeakers come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
Specification Sheet (PDF, 183 KB)
User Manual (PDF, 6.8 MB)