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Klipsch HD 500 Compact 5.1 Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Exclusive horn-loaded Micro-Tractrix design produces more lifelike sound and greater output with less power & energy than conventional designs.
  • Four beautiful High Gloss Black speakers feature 2.5" heavy-duty IMG woofer and .75 Aluminum Micro-Tractrix horn-loaded tweeter.
  • High Gloss Black center channel for precise dialog & special effects via twin 2.5" IMG woofers & .75" Alumninum Micro-Tractrix horn-loaded tweeter
  • Powerful and compact subwoofer in Black Pica finish with crossover, phase and level controls
  • Integrated Wall brackets included rotate 40 degrees, also 1/4" threaded insert for use with optional floor stands from a variety of manufacturers.
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Product Specifications

Brand NameKlipsch
Color NameHigh Gloss Black
Depth3 inches
Driver Configuration2.5" Injection Molded Graphite woofer, .75" Aluminum Tractrix Horn Tweeter
Frequency Response Curve26 - 20,000 Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePolypropylene
Maximum Speaker Depth (inches)3 inches
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers100 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Klipsch
  • Model: HD Theater 500
  • Color Name: High Gloss Black
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
  • Depth: 3 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 9.9 x 11.8 inches ; 20 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 38.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001XURGT4
  • Item model number: HD Theater 500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 18, 2005

Product Description

Product Description

The Klipsch HD500 Home Theater Speaker System is simple to set up and use. It consists of four speakers for main and surround sound, a center channel for precise dialogue and a subwoofer for heart-thumping effects.But what makes these speakers and center channel truly unique is their horn-loaded technology, an exclusive design that has made Klipsch an industry leader for over 60 years.

From the Manufacturer

Beautiful and compact 5.1 Theater system designed to make High Definition TV and sources really come to life with the Power, Detail and Emotion Klipsch speakers are famous for. Exclusive horn-loaded design that has made Klipsch famous for over 60 years and which provides unequalled detail and dynamics, is at the heart of the 4 small High Gloss Black speakers and center channel. A perfectly matched powered subwoofer delivers Klipsch-quality bass with heart-pounding special effects and full-bodied music, all from a compact enclosure featuring a heavy-duty 8" driver and 120watt RMS amplifier.

Customer Reviews

The sound from this set is great.
GRJJH77
Dialog is crisp and clear, there is quite sufficient bass to support movie sound tracks, and the surround sound stage is quite good.
Ron
I would say you can't go wrong choosing this speaker system!
E. Lewis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

90 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Joeham Joeham on November 19, 2009
I have owned this 5.1 speaker system for 2 weeks. I have them connected to a Denon AVR-790 receiver. I am thrilled with the results - even though I have an unconventional setup. The living room and kitchen are conected as one 10 x 20 foot room - with a cathedral ceiling. Yikes!

This is my first surround sound system, and suffice to say, I was overwhelmed with the many 5.1 choices between the HTIB (Home theater in a box) and all the individual receivers with separate speaker systems. However, I'm not a newbie to great sound. I could join the AARP if I wanted to!
Anyways, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased the Klipsch 500 after many months of research online and hearing them at my local electronics warehouse store. The store gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.

My requirements were that I needed smaller speakers for the decor and the lack of space. The Klipsch 500 fit the bill. Moreover, the 8 inch powered subwoofer is more than enough ooomph for TV, music, and movies. A nice thunder!

My center speaker rests on the TV stand in front of the LCD TV on the Klipsch supplied rubber mat to hold it in place. It's inconspicuous and does the job of keeping the center speaker stationary. I purchased a couple of inexpensive speaker stands for the 2 front speakers.
I mounted the 2 rear speakers "in the "kitchen" on the opposite wall that the TV is on. I appreciate that the satellite speakers all come with plastic adjustable wall mounts that you can position toward your ears. I needed the mounts to position the rears horizontally at 8 feet above the floor pointing toward the chairs. I ran my rear speaker wires under the floor in the crawl space to hide them. That helps!
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By AmazonAddict on September 27, 2010
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I purchased these Klipsch HD 500s as a package deal with a Yamaha RX-V567BL receiver for my parents. I had tested them out along with some other comparable speakers at a local home audio store. They sounded awesome in the store, but sound even more amazing now that I have them setup and dialed in for their living room. They have amazing clarity and definition, yet still have a very full sound to them. Would highly recommend them to anyone looking for surround sound speakers under $1000. They come with wall mount speaker brackets, but I opted to install them on some generic Atlantic speaker stands I picked up. They are pretty easy to install for those that are comfortable with audio equipment. My best recommendation for those looking for a surround sound package is to go to a store and listen to the different options. Just because speakers are expensive doesn't make them good. And just because someone tells you they are awesome speakers, doesn't mean you should take their word for it. There is always some subjectivity in audio equipment. What one person thinks sounds good, another person may hate. I recommend, though, that you take a listen to these as a great option for your surround sound system.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By H. Mamoola on February 20, 2010
Pros - Bought these speakers from TigerDirect in Jan 2010 bundled with Onkyo TX-SR507 7.2 Channel surround. I was initially disappointed looking at the size of the 4 speakers, but when I tuned the reciever and increased base loudness, it was awesome. These speakers give out quite a clear definition for their size. The center speaker is extremely crisp and clear. The Onkyo works well with it....I can hear across frequencies and all musical instruments pop out real clear (Using the Plz Logix II on the Onkyo). Movies are just awesome and my PS3 games sound just amazing!! I believe that it is a good system for a medium sized room (Mine is about 20 X 20). I am not an audiophile, but I think that I can compare the setup to a decent BOSE system. The sub is just awesome. I had accidently put it too loud the first day, and a ceiling lamp from the kitchen crashed to the floor (I am sure that the glass fixture was on the edge, but it hadnt moved for 2 years!) I have hardwood floors, so the subwoofer effect is even better than on carpet.

Cons - The speaker fixtures were cheap and would not allow the speakers to turn beyond a specific angle. I had to angle the speakers for the setup in my room, but the base allows only about 45 degrees swivel. The plastic connectors at the back are cheap looking and dont fit 12 gage wires too well.

Overall - Great speakers for a good mid-budget HT system. Its essential to pair them up to a good reciever and use good gage wires for the best performance.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Matthews on July 10, 2010
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Excellent set of speakers. I previously had a mix of Bose and Polk speakers. I have a medium sized living room and these perfectly matched Klipsch speakers just simply sound a whole lot better. The crispness of the speakers bring out detail I had never heard before. The speakers are small and blend in well with my entertainment center. I would definitely buy these speakers again.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By John Dye on November 14, 2010
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I've spent almost the entire year shopping for receivers & speakers to replace my Logitech Z-5500 (a nice, affordable package, THX certified even, but very limited inputs and no Dolby TrueHD decoding). I'd get close to deciding on a receiver, but then could never decide on a which speakers to match it with. I also didn't like the idea of having to fork out over $1,000 to get a decent system together. Then one day Amazon offered these in a combo with the Yamaha RX-V567. It was an offer too good to refuse, so I took the plunge. No regrets whatsoever. A major improvement over the Logitech system. Although small and unobtrusive, these speakers are DENSE and they produce an amazingly clean, crisp, robust sound. The subwoofer can pump out enough bass to rattle your foundation, or you can dial it down for a little rumble without sounding dull and woofer-y. My only complaint: no speaker wire came with the speakers or receiver, so I had to buy my own. Be sure to get the best wire you can find -- the connectors on the back of the speakers can be a little cramped and difficult to work with. I suppose it would also be nice to have the option of purchasing two more speakers to complete the 7.1 setup, which the Yamaha can do.
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