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Klipsch R-15PM powered speakers offer fresh take on the traditional hi-fiThe Klipsch R-15PM is a likeable powered speaker offering convenience, lively sound and an abundance of features.
[MUSIC] While pallet speakers have been part of professional audio for decades it's a concept that's only started to appear in consumer gear in a big way in the last couple of years. And mainly as desktop speakers. The 499 dollar Klipsch R-15PM Is an attractive set of powered monitors that are one of the first to make the move to proper stereo speakers. So vinyl enthusiasts should be pleased to hear there's a dedicated phono pre-amp on board. In addition, there's USB, Bluetooth and an optical input to connect your telly to. It also comes with a remote. The speakers are well built, and the on board 100 watt amp is housed in one speaker, powering the other with a simple speaker wire The Klipsch is based on the company's RP150 passive speaker. They're the ones we are looking at today are smaller in size, and offer a less sophisticated tweeter array. Sound quality is better than you expect for the size, bass can get down to 54 hertz, So for better sounds you can connect a sub woofer. The sonics may be a little bright for not unpleasantly so. And with a project turn table or similar connected it's especially sweet. The only downside is [UNKNOWN] because everything connects to one speaker it can make hiding cables a little more difficult to than most set ups. And although an intriguing alternative to a sound bar or receiver and speakers. [MUSIC]