Product Comparison: Klipsch R-15PM vs Klipsch R-15M

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General Specifications
About the Product
The R-15PM powered monitors deliver room-filling sound without taking up much space. This highly efficient, powerful yet minimalist speaker engulfs listeners in their favorite movies and music. Each monitor includes a 1" aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn and 5.25" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer.
Small but mighty, the Reference R-15M monitor speaker delivers big sound from a small footprint. Highly efficient, this powerful yet minimalist speaker engulfs listeners in their favorite movies and music for hours of listening pleasure.
Key Specs
Power RMS
100 watts
85 watts
94 dB
94 dB
8 ohms
8 ohms
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor - Black
  • These powered monitors are a simple, versatile solution for anyone looking for high end audio without having to worry about getting an amplifier or receiver separately.
  • This is the newest field of "powered" speakers, which combines the home theater receiver amp with the speakers themselves, producing a cost effective and still musically beautiful power-house.
  • The clarity and power of these powered monitors are amazing.
  • Amplifier powerful enough for my mid size room.
  • The reason I'm giving 4/5 stars is because after completing the setup per instruction, I couldn't seem to get power to the left (non-powered) speaker.
Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker
  • I am surprised the base sounded great and the highs were as good as expected from Klipsch. Highly recommended....
  • I use this product mostly for gaming and listening to music. The speakers are amazing for both purposes. I also dabble in mixing home studio mixes and these are blow away similarly priced offerings of competitors.
  • I hooked to my small Receiver and listen to music, the sound Clear and Great.
  • These are very good speakers for use as surround speakers in a 7.1 speaker setup which is what I bought them for. Also good as basic stereo speakers for music or small front speakers for basic home theater setup.
  • Really sound incredible. always wanted one of their products. now i kno why.
Size & Weight
12.5 in.
12.5 in.
7 in.
7 in.
8.11 in.
8.11 in.
20.6 lbs.
10.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor - Black
  • Overall easy install good size with clarity and ease of use.
  • Really impressed with sound quality for book shelf size speakers.
  • I liked the small size
  • The design is very elegant, very compact, and certainly what is expected of this price range.
Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker
  • Great size and they look elegant and well made. I paired them with my new Yamaha R-S202BL and TEAC CD-P650-B. Very satisfied with the purchase and quick delivery.
  • Sound great for their size. They are replacing speakers that cost much more!
  • These are perfectly sized for my needs and the sound is excellent. Solid, well constructed, with excellent sound.
  • These are amazingly clear and produce a very well-rounded sound for their size.
  • On paper, they appear pretty much the same - except for a bit higher excursion into the ultrasonic region for the tweeters (24kHz vs 23 kHz) and weight (10.3lb vs 11 lb). You'd think that they would sound the same - and they almost do.
Min. Frequency Response
62 Hz
62 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
24 kHz
24 kHz
Tweeter Size
1 in.
1 in.
Woofer Size
5.25 in.
5.25 in.
Peak Power
340 watts
What customers say about "Audio"
Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor - Black
  • Excellent highs per usual with Klipsch. Mid ranges are bloated and between 3000-8000 Hz they are not exceptionally clear. Reasonable low level punch.
  • The sound is very clean with a pretty good amount of mid bass for just being a single drive
  • I absolutely love the sound quality of these speakers, both vocal and low frequency reproduction is stunning. I often find myself confused that there is not a subwoofer in the room.
  • The sound quality is very light and poor
  • If you are a audio favorite person + sensitive on SOUND QUALITY, I absolutely recommend you to purchase JBL, BOSE and other brand instead
Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker
  • These speakers impressed me right out of the box. I have to admit, they started sounding better and better by the minute. The more tunes I played through them, the more they opened up. The highs are crystal clear!
  • I have owned a pair of these R-15M Klipsch Speakers, for a few months now and they are great. The sound reproduction is flawless at near all volumes.
  • I'm using these as my surround speakers in my 7.2 home theatre system. They provide excellent clarity and direction coming from the sides. I'm pretty much using Klipsch all around now, with the addition of these on the sides.
  • Overall, I am very happy with these speakers. For me they were a upgrade - better than good replacement for my aging polks. Soon, I wiil replace my aging receiver. Nice clear sound!
  • Crisp, clear distortion free listening pleasure. I invite you to run these speakers through a great amplifier, like my Denon DRA 55V. Listen to your old favorites for the first time without the distortion of poorly designed speakers.
  • These are very good speakers. They deliver quality sound, look good and are well made, are inexpensive. However, as a music listener enthusiast, I was looking for more bass.
Tweeter Material
Woofer Material
High Efficiency Amplification, Full Featured IR Remote, System Expandability
Exclusive Tractrix® Horn technology, Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance, 5-way single binding posts
What customers say about "Features"
Klipsch R-15PM Powered Monitor - Black
  • Comes with credit card size mini remote to control volume, subwoofer level, inputs, play/track forward and back for bluetooth sources, and LED light
  • Glad they put individual inputs on the remote so one doesn't have to cycle through inputs.
  • Nice is a subwoofer reset that allows one to easily return to mid-level as no indicator for where sub level it turned to on the speaker/remote
  • Can turn off the status light, will auto turn-on/come off standby when TV comes on and input detected
  • My only concern is the size of the remote. It feels like a toy
Klipsch R-15M Bookshelf Speaker
  • Larger woofer design in a smaller bookshelf speaker means better low end.
  • The two way design produces a less contrived, less fatiguing sound.
  • Good sound, copper cone looks cool.
  • Excellent sound at low volumes but can crank it up as well, very well made.
  • I am really happy I went with these speakers. They sound Amazing. And they look Amazing too.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)

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