The R-5E bookshelf/surround speaker offers a great degree of flexibility and will add elegance to any home theater. The 5¼-inch aluminum woofer accompanied by a 1-inch aluminized nano-silk dome tweeter delivers effortless, life-like mid and high frequencies. 5-way binding posts ensure solid electrical connections and accept a variety of wire gauges. Available in a standard phantom black, a satin finish designed for dark theater rooms where reflections are not ideal, it also resists scratches, scrapes and smudges. A gorgeous high-gloss black finish is also available which will add high-end panache without the high-end price.

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(Phantom Black)


(High-gloss Black)


Within the continental United States

(Includes one each bookshelf
speaker and owner's manual)



Model Name:
Impression Elite
System Type:
Bookshelf Speaker
Frequency Response:
55Hz-30kHz (±3dB)
86dB (2.83V @ 1 Meter)
Recommended Power:
25-125 Watts
(1) 5.25" (133mm) Aluminum
(1) 1" (25mm) Nano-silk Dome
Swivel Tweeter(s):
Tweeter Protection:
Crossover Frequency:
3,000 Hz
Crossover Slope:
8 Ohms
Available in standard Phantom Black or High-gloss Black Finish
Black Fabric
Finished Dimensions:
6.89” W x 12.6” H x 8.08” D
(175mm W x 320m H x 181mm D)
11 lbs. (4.99 kg)
5 Years (Extend Your Warranty)

We at RBH Sound are very confident in our products and want you to be 100% satisfied. If you are not completely satisfied with our product, just contact us within the first 30 days of your purchase. Upon our receipt of the returned product in like-new condition, we will refund the purchase price of the product with no hassle. It's that easy! Read more about our return and refund policies.

Impression Series User Manual

Speaker Combinations

Each RBH Sound speaker series can be mixed and combined within the like series, creating a vast selection of options to create a unique home theater experience.

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"Been anxiously waiting a while for this new version to come out. Oh my, was it worth the wait.

I dropped out to the RBH mothership to see the new models. I watched my set get built. They have quite the grown up romper room behind closed doors. Initially, I took a pair of the R-5 home. It was astounding for the bottom entry to sound so good. I picked up a pair of the R-5e today.

Since then, I have been doing some a/b comparisons between the R-5, R-5e and my go-to RBH bookshelf, the R5Bi. Within the first track, I knew my go-to set were replaced. As good as I thought they were, it’s laughable to listen to them now. So much missing detail, flat, lifeless, dull...pick an adjective.

The higher end R-5e gives some of my Signature product stiff competition. The tweeter is really something special in both the R-5 versions. Audio tracks that are heavy with percussion (SpecialEXF) really sparkle. The low end was also a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting much content under 100hz. They can move some air. The port in the rear has more in common with a slurpy straw than a port, but not one touch of huffing or other unwanted sounds. The sound is full, wide and in perfect balance. Imagining is very precise.

I’ve found my new two channel stereo speakers. I don’t feel a sub is needed for my serous music listening. I love a great two way bookshelf because it’s so cool to hear such a small piece of engineering deliver such a big sound. Kinda like a well orchestrated magic trick. I love em.

The “dollar spent/value given” is the widest margin I’ve seen so far with RBH products. They always give a bang for the Deutschmark, but damn, what a deal.

Cheers" —--C. Winberg