Klipsch Quintet Review


Ok so if you've been here before I'm sure you've seen I love dealing with ridiculously sized speakers and tech but do understand the importance of the necessity of smaller tech in this day and age.  Sizes of living spaces have decreased and as a result, basically many may believe that if you want a home theater or sound system?  You have a choice between sucks and sucks really bad.

This isn't entirely the case.  And unless you have this chick attached to your headphones.....There are options.

If you take a look, we have a 5 speaker system made by klipsch.

Firstly, I'll start by saying Klipsch is a developer of some of the highest quality audio equipment.  They've produced some exceptional quality and sound in the high price range and it doesn't appear to falter when their more modestly priced products are developed.

These are speakers that would compliment any smaller space (condo,apartment, shared living of some kind).  They are satellite speakers that are attractive and sound amazing. 

From the Manufacturer 
Introduced in 1998, the Quintet set the standard for big sound from small speakers, moving on to become Klipsch's best-selling surround sound system of all time. Now, in its fourth generation, this popular setup adopts both acoustic and aesthetic improvements. Since its inception, the Quintet has been the biggest sounding small system on the home theater market. It’s also a product that takes style very seriously. When Klipsch's engineers set out to refresh this product, they decided it had to look and sound better than ever.

Fill Your Room with Detailed, Full-bodied Sound on a Bigger Soundstage

The Klipsch Quintet bundles four speakers and a center channel together
Five-Channel Surround Sound Right Out of the Box

The Klipsch Quintet bundles four speakers and a center channel together. Two of the speakers serve as front left and right main channels, while the other two operate as rear surrounds. The magnetically shielded center channel delivers crisp dialogue and precise imaging.

Sold separately, the SW-350 subwoofer perfectly anchors the Klipsch Quintet without dominating your room. It’s a smaller design that features a high-output 8-inch driver and new Class D digital amplifier for room-filling bass.

Continuing a mission that began in 1946 with Klipsch's first horn-loaded speakers, the latest Quintet advances their classic, proven technology to new levels of sophistication and brilliance. It features XT MicroTractrix Horn technology—an all-new design that allows these small speakers to deliver amazing detail, full-bodied sound and a wider soundstage than ever before.

It's All About Flexibility, Installation Ease and Style
In addition to letting you experience concerts that stir your soul, films that put you among the cast of characters and games that put you in the middle of the action, the Klipsch Quintet is all about flexibility, installation ease and style.

Unlike similar priced systems, the Klipsch Quintet features high-quality five-way binding posts that accept heavy gauge wire, spade connectors or banana plugs. Each speaker incorporates a unique swiveling pedestal base that doubles as a wall bracket. The center channel can also be wall mounted by fastening an optional wall bracket to its ¼-inch-20 threaded insert.

Regardless of where you put it, the system has a clean, modern appearance that blends nicely with any d├ęcor. It features a satin black finish and black cloth grilles—a color scheme that beautifully complements today’s HDTVs.

Specifications / Features:

  • Power rating: 50W continuous/200W dynamic (satellite) / 75W continuous/300W dynamic (center)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Tweeter: One 0.75" neodymim-magnet compression driver with with aluminum-dome diaphragm and 90° x 40° Tractrix Horn (all speakers)
  • Midrange: One 3.5" woofer (satellite, each) / Two 3.5'" woofers (center)
  • Crossover frequency: 2800Hz (satellite) / 2700Hz (center)
  • Frequency response: 120Hz - 23kHz (satellite) / 125Hz - 23kHz (center)
  • Cabinet design: Bass-reflex via rear-firing port (all speakers)
  • Magnet shielding: yes (all speakers)
  • Mounting options: Base swivels for on-wall mounting via keyholes (satellite) / Threaded insert (center)

Additional Specifications

  • Sensitivity (@2.83V/1m): 91 dB (satellite) / 94 dB (center)

Dimensional Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.0" W x 8.3" H x 6.3" D (satellite, each) / 12.0" W x 5.0" H x 6.0" D (center)
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs (satellite, each) / 5.5 lbs (center)

Klipsch Quintet III Warranty Details

  • 5-year limited parts and labor warranty

Here's a video for those of you who cant read :)

In Summary,

Now these speakers sound amazing.

I think the idea with the missing sub-woofer is to market to people in smaller living spaces and giving them the opportunity to acquire High Quality audio without the worry of annoying neighbors or any of the other concerns there may be with pounding bass. These speakers also go great with what most people are using, an HDTV.  They have simple mounting instructions.

However, if you choose to you can always pick up a sub-woofer at a later date.  Just ensure you have at least a 5.1 receiver first.  I'd recommend getting a mid-ranged receiver to get the HQ crystal clarity out of these speakers.

 You will not be disappointed.

If you're looking for some other manageable options look under HOMETHEATERBOX in the menu at the top.