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How to Find the Best Bookshelf Speakers for Your Home

“Stand and Deliver” is a stellar track from 80s New Wave favorite Adam Ant. The song title could also apply to the idea of bookshelf speakers. The right pair of bookshelf speakers can get the power and detail you desire from your music, TV, movies, and games without having to sacrifice your space, sanity, or credit rating.

While acting as a great alternative to floorstanders, it might be tricky to figure out which bookshelf speakers are the best at delivering that goosebumps feeling you get when experiencing a great song or movie.

We’ll list some key features to help you make the right selection.

Why Are Klipsch Bookshelf Speakers the Best Option?

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Many of the bookshelf speakers on the market today claim they mimic the sound of their larger, floorstanding counterparts. But, is there actual evidence and tech specs to back that up? Not really. Often, manufacturers will sacrifice the technology to create a smaller speaker. Changing the technology ultimately means the speakers won’t sound the same.

On the other hand, Klipsch bookshelf speakers are designed using the same set of acoustic principles our award-winning acousticians use to create Klipsch floorstanding speakers.

For example, the wildly-popular Klipsch R-51M Bookshelf Speakers feature the same hallmarks as Reference floorstanding speakers:

  • Aluminum LTS tweeters

  • 90° x 90° Square Tractrix Horns

  • Spun-Copper IMG Woofers

  • Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Port

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By using the same technology, you don’t lose any of the sound quality or efficiency Klipsch speakers are universally known for. They’re just smaller in size and take up less space.


Put Them Anywhere

It’s not just a matter of the tech - Klipsch bookshelf speakers are specifically tailored to fit into any type of decor. Bookshelf and mini speakers provide excellent stereo sound in a speaker that takes up virtually no space. They can be used as the basis for a compact stereo system, or combined with a mini-subwoofer to create an unobtrusive home theater system.

Klipsch bookshelf speakers on stands next to wall with sub

Stands are a great option where available space is a serious consideration. Bookshelf speakers are often used as satellite speakers and can easily be mounted on stands, placed on bookcases or wall-mounted.

Klipsch bookshelf speakers are the perfect size to fit onto the speaker stand of your choosing. Our friends at Crutchfield have some wonderful options designed to fit the Klipsch bookshelf speakers of your choosing.

Standsandmounts.com seems to be the biggest one-stop-shop for all things stands and mounts,” says Klipsch Product Manager Chad Charleston. “Other than that, finding a good stand or mount can be tricky. That's why, in our Surround 3's, we use a standard 1/4" by 20 thread screw hole size so that they can fit on as many universal mounts as possible. We also utilize keyhole mounts that allow the user to simply place a screw in a stud in their wall and then hang the speaker directly on the screw.” Charleston says Klipsch purposely designs bookshelf speakers to fit onto stands with ease.

Our friends at Crutchfield also have some wonderful options designed to fit the Klipsch bookshelf speakers of your choosing.

Why waste time and money when you can get a truly special set of bookshelf speakers that are not only perfectly-sized but sound just as amazing as their floorstanding counterparts?


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