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Klipsch Reference RC-42 II Center Speaker Single

  • 88Hz-24KHz +/- 3dB
  • 8 ohms compatible 75W RMS / 300W Peak
  • 95dB @ 2.83V / 1m
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The RC-42 II, the smallest, most affordable Reference Series center speaker, boasts incredible craftsmanship and uncompromising audio performance. With its exceptional clarity and engaging soundstage, the RC-42 II lets you hear every word, every detail of your favorite movies.

The RC-42 II is loaded with Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished in a beautiful black ash wood-grain vinyl veneer, the RC-42 II is guaranteed to complement any décor. Magnetically shielded drivers prevent interference from TV and other electronics.

  • 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 RC-42 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 Enhanced Crossover Frequency A crossover frequency at 1700Hz offers smooth on-axis and off-axis integration for enhanced sound performance.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2011 7:43:56 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Speaker

Pros: This speaker produces very clear highs and really helps enhance vocals. I use it 90% for 5.1 surround sound and 10% for music. It's crisp and clear. Shattering glass couldn't sound more real! It's true that once you hear Klipsch, you'll never change to anything else.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: The room I have this speaker in is a basement that's 12ft X 25ft and it's strong enough to keep the dialogue clear and undistorted. I am running some Sony SSF-5000s (Until I can get some more Klipschs) as my mains and some 5 inch bookshelfs (also to be upgraded to Klipsch) as surrounds, all powered by a Yamaha 465 receiver (excellent as well, would definitely recommend).

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