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Klipsch Reference RF-52 II B Floorstanding Speaker Black Each

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Klipsch’s RF-52 II, the small and affordable tower speaker in the Reference Series, delivers uncompromising music and movie performances with its dynamic quality, superior sound and visual appeal. It is loaded with Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished in a beautiful light cherry or black wood-grain vinyl veneer, the RF-52 II is guaranteed to complement any décor.

  • newegg Tractrix Horn Technology Klipsch’s Tractrix Horn technology leads to lifelike sound, more output using less energy, improved reliability, reduced distortion and a large soundstage with well-defined imaging.
  • newegg Cerametallic Woofer Cones Klipsch’s RF-52 II features light, yet rigid Cerametallic woofer cones with specially treated aluminum to help better dampen and prevent distortion.
  • newegg Titanium Tweeter with Linear Travel Suspension This trickle-down technology from Klipsch’s flagship Palladium Series provides an open, natural sound, making you feel as if you’re in the studio with the recording artist or on the set of a film.
  • newegg Rounded Feet The rounded feet offer less protrusion, giving the cabinet a slimmer, more sophisticated look with new copper accents.


Learn more about the Klipsch RF-52 II B

Model

Brand
Klipsch
Model
RF-52 II B

Spec

Type
Floorstanding Speakers
Sold As
Single
Driver Units
High Frequency Drivers: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90º x 60º square Tractrix Horn

Low Frequency Drivers: Dual 5.25" (13.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofers
Power Rating
100W RMS / 400W Peak
Frequency Response
36Hz-24KHz +/- 3dB
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms compatible
Sensitivity
96dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Connectors
Inputs: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
Remote Control
No

Features

Color
Black

Spec

Dimensions & Weight
37.6" H x 6.75" W x 14.25" D

38.5lbs.
Cabinet
Beautiful wood-grain vinyl veneer cabinet

Features

Features
Remarkable balance of performance and value

Fills medium to large rooms with dynamic sound reproduction

Equally impressive with music and movies

Highly efficient design produces more output using less energy

Accurate, non-fatiguing sound provides hours of listening pleasure

Plays louder with less distortion than the competition

Enhanced 1" titanium horn-loaded tweeter, dual high-output 5.25" woofers

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
5 years limited
Labor
5 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Justin T.
  • 7/17/2012 5:29:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Speaker

Pros: Fantastic sound! Bit on the bright side, but I like the sound. Small footprint.

Cons: None

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  • James H.
  • 6/13/2012 5:41:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Good for Home Theater

Pros: The tractix tweeter is amazing. Very good dispersion of the sound field. Voices are clearly articulated in music and movies. Frontally slim, attractive towers. Does not require much power. With about .75 watt applied, these speakers produce a sound field indistinguishable from a theater.

Cons: Deficient in ranges below speech. This applies when I listen to music. The mid to upper bass range is not balanced to the output of the tweeter. Therefore, I now understand others comments of "bright". I have these speakers paired with the Klipsch RW-12D subwoofer(which is amazing). When I play most music, the virtual "hole" in mid-bass reproduction is very apparent.

Other Thoughts: In all fairness: (1) all music is not recorded in a equally balanced fashion, but subjective to equipment, the sound engineer and the space interactions where recorded. (2) Most of the music I listen to is from my ipod, which is digital, but sources vary. My system is in an apartment room which is not rectangular.
Yahama R-S500 w/Ipod Dock
Klipsch RW-12D
Klipsch RF-52 II's
JBL L830's
My JBL and klipsch speakers are positioned side by side. I switch back and forth to make comparisons.

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  • Satheerthan N.
  • 5/31/2012 7:50:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!!!

Pros: Looks
Great Sounding Speaker
Good Low for Music
Excellent for movies
Bi-amp and Bi-wiring capable

Cons: Little bulky.. but that's what it is.. Keep an eye on dimensions.
Took 2 week to break-in

Other Thoughts: Better than RB-61 bookshelf.

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  • Joshua E.
  • 5/12/2012 9:33:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFilled out the sound

Pros: Great sound. Clean when loud and soft. Small enough foot print.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Got these on special with 40% off coupon after purchasing other items. I already had the HD-500 speakers so these allowed those to be surround only really making the system complete. While I might not have purchased them at full price they would certainly be worth the price. At 40% off they were more than worth it!

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  • Dayle D.
  • 7/10/2011 1:02:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sound beyound belief. Best speakers I've come across in a long time.

Cons: NONE!

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  • Ryan C.
  • 1/31/2011 12:51:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUnreal speakers!!

Pros: I am by no means a home theater audiophile snob, but I have been dealing with audio equipment for quite a while. This has been my first jump into the "big time" home-theater game. I did TONS of research before I bought these, the deal that Newegg had made it a little easier for me to jump the gun.

Anyways--I wanted to give these speakers a full run around before I posted a review. My personal impression, these speakers are AWESOME!! I have these paired with a Yamaha RX-V667 (part of the combo) and they sound amazing.

Listening to Pink Floyd (Dark side of the moon), with these speakers is an experience I've never had before. The horns, strings, bass, voices are all perfect. It sounds like I'm in the studio. Drums and horns sound especially great (Dave Matthews was a good test).

I watched Lord of the Rings and Dark Knight on these. I was very impressed with these, even without a sub woofer. Sometimes when i've been at friends houses with surround systems and I have not ..cont

Cons: Honestly, I cant think of one. The only thing is price, but there are plenty of deals going so you can find a steal every once in a while.

Other Thoughts: ...been thoroughly impressed. Probably because they spent as much on their whole system as one of these speakers cost...

Don't be afraid of the price-tag on these speakers. They are built with exceptional quality and sound great. If you want something that will bring your home theater to the next level; these will do it.

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