Klipsch R-25C Review

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There is no more important speaker to your surround sound system than your center channel. It’s the speaker that holds the rest of the system together. All of your dialogue comes from this speaker and that means you want to have the best quality speaker you can find to get the clearest experience possible. If you can’t understand the words, the rest is irrelevant. The center channel is the unsung hero of a home theater system, delivering over 60% of a movie’s soundtrack and almost all of its dialogue. Klipsch center channel speakers are designed to give you the clearest movie dialogue and music lyrics for an ultimate home theater experience. No other brand on the market can deliver the realistic detail and emotion like Klipsch. The Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker does just that. It’s all about crisp dialogue and precise imaging, producing top-of-the-line sound with the greatest of ease for a complete, memorable experience. Klipsch certainly gives the new RC-25 center channel the attention it deserves by incorporating new features that enhance performance and installation flexibility. This detailed performer establishes a new value price point in the Reference Series line by continuing to offer phenomenal sound and stylish flair, but at an even more affordable price.

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Klipsch R- 25C Center Channel

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The Klipsch Reference center channel speakers embody the same advanced acoustic engineering, inspired industrial design and quality materials as the iconic Reference II series, delivering a legendary, powerful sonic signature at an affordable price.

Surround sound and spatial effects are the prime attractions of home theater, and Klipsch’s wedge-shaped, remarkably compact R-25C surround speaker will put you in the middle of the action. A 5.25-inch woofer fires straight ahead, while two side-mounted tweeters project a 180-degree arc of room-filling sound.

The RS-25’s woofer is a newly refined version of Klipsch’s copper-colored Cerametallic cone. The anodizing process converts the aluminium’s surface to ceramic, resulting in a stiffer, lower-distortion woofer. And the two titanium 1-inch horn tweeters increase efficiency so dramatically that the R-25C can produce more volume per watt than a conventional speaker. The horn also controls dispersion, minimizing floor and ceiling reflections, so the R-25C’s imaging is sharper and clearer.

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The R-25C comes in black matte or white vinyl with a matching cloth grille. The speaker is fairly small, weighing eight pounds and measuring just 6.6 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 6.75 inches deep. The rear-panel keyholes enable easy wall-mounting. We encountered only a minor snag during setup: we needed a good two minutes to remove the little caps from the gold-plated binding posts so that we could insert the male banana plugs. If you use bare speaker-wire leads or U-shaped spade connectors, you won’t have to pry out the caps.

The Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker features The Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) tweeter to minimize distortion for enhanced, detailed performance while the copper-spun Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer provides remarkable low frequency response with minimal cone breakup and distortion. Pair together, it provides speaker efficiency highest in its class.

The Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker delivers precise, subtle and exhilarating sounds through dual 5.25-inch woofers and a 1-inch tweeter that has a light titanium-dome diaphragm and a high-energy, video-shielded Neodymium magnet. The tweeter is coupled to an exclusive Klipsch square Tractrix Horn that boosts the driver’s already high sensitivity while minimizing room interactions that cause loss of sonic detail.

What makes the Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker such a treat to listen to is the way they effortlessly evoke an emotional response. Marketing folks throw the “emotion” term around all the time in reference to audio equipment, but for once, its use is justified. These speakers grab a hold of you with rock-solid bass, wide-open midrange, tasty, detailed highs and a remarkably wide and seamless soundstage. Those looking to outfit their home theaters with a system that is as musical as it is powerful should find an excellent match in the highly recommended Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker. Klipsch Reference series is the ideal home theater center channel speaker.

As a lover of good center channel speakers, I will recommend Klipsch Reference speakers to all home theater lovers. And the R-25C center channel is a perfect example of why. It delivers accurate dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound. A horn-loaded tweeter provides a full, clear front sound stage. And two copper spun 5-1/4″ woofers deliver solid, authentic bass for centrally placed special effects. The Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker is the perfect center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

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General

Brand
Klipsch
Model
R-25C
Colors
Cherry, Black
Sensitivity
98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Impedance (Ohms)
8 Ohms Compatible
Frequency Response
82Hz - 24kHz +/- 3dB
Power Handling
100W/400W

Dimensions

Width
18.75
Height
7.25
Weight
14.8 lbs (6.73 kg)
Depth
7.25

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Klipsch R-25C Center Channel Speaker

$177.80  in stock
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Features

  • Fills rooms with powerful, lifelike performances
  • Detailed 1" aluminum Linear Travel Suspension horn-loaded tweeter
  • Dual 5.25" copper-spun high-output IMG woofers
  • Brushed black polymer veneer cabinet

Product Description

The center channel is the unsung hero of a home theater system, delivering over 60% of a movie's soundtrack and almost all of its dialogue. The Reference does just that. It's all about crisp dialogue and precise imaging, producing top-of-the-line sound with the greatest of ease for a complete, memorable experience.

Klipsch R-25C Reference Center Speaker (Cherry)

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as of June 6, 2020 3:18 am

Features

  • The center Channel is the unsung Hero of a home theater system delivering over 60% of a movie's soundtrack and almost all of its dialogue
  • Fills rooms with powerful lifelike performances
  • Detailed 1" aluminum Linear Travel Suspension horn-loaded tweeter
  • Dual 5.25-Inch copper-spun high-output IMG woofers. Brushed black polymer veneer cabinet

Product Description

What's in the Box:R-25C Reference Center Speaker Specifications Frequency response: 82kHz - 24kHz +/- 3dBSensitivity: 98dB @ 2.83V/1mPower handling (Cont/Peak): 100W/400WNominal impedance: 8 ohms compatible Low frequency extension: 74HzCrossover frequency: 1800HzHigh frequency driver: 1" Aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix Horn Low frequency driver: Dual 5.25" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers Enclosure material: MDFEnclosure type: Sealed Inputs: Single binding posts Dimensions (H x W x D): 7.25" x 18.75" x 7.25"Weight: 14.8 lbs.Finish: Brushed black polymer veneer

Price history for Klipsch R-25C Center Channel Speaker
Latest updates:
  • $177.80 - March 14, 2020
  • $160.98 - March 12, 2020
  • $161.68 - March 10, 2020
  • $174.88 - March 6, 2020
  • $174.91 - March 4, 2020
  • $174.94 - February 21, 2020
  • $174.97 - February 14, 2020
  • $175.93 - February 7, 2020
Since: September 19, 2019
  • Highest Price: $179.92 - October 15, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $160.98 - March 12, 2020

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    Ciro December 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm
    4.8
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    The sound out of these are really crisp. The frequency response if flat. I really recommend this klipsch center speaker for the price. Good Buy.

  2. Reply
    Anonymous August 27, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    5
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    100
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    If you are in the Need of a great center channel without a huge drop in your pocket this is a great choice. I have owned this one for about 6 months and sounds great.

    + PROS: Price Quality Size
    - CONS: None

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