Klipsch R-52C Review

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Since 1946, Klipsch has carried on their founder’s passion for delivering the best home audio experience possible. You’re not buying a speaker – you’re buying a piece of American audio history – built on more than 70 years of remarkable acoustic technology. 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.

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There is no more important speaker to your surround sound system than your center channel. It is 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. The Klipsch R-25C does just that. It is all about crisp dialogue and precise imaging, producing top-of-the-line sound with the greatest of ease for a complete, memorable experience. The Klipsch R- 52C 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.

The Klipsch R-52C center channel speaker features a Tractrix Horn Technology that ensures high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology gives you the best clarity, dynamics, and detail from your movies and music.

What is Tractrix?

When thinking historically of Klipsch speakers, it is the tweeters that first come to mind. The company has built much of their reputation on the horn tweeter configuration which they have honed over the years to produce great precision and clarity in the upper ranges. Behind the patented Tractrix horn, there is a 1-inch titanium tweeter which offers superb musical realism. The Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) aluminum tweeter minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. Using Kapton, an extremely light and rigid material, in the tweeter suspension provides high efficiency and improve resolution and detail.

A crystal clear sound for your movie dialogues and music lyrics is what you can expect from the Klipsch R-52C center channel speaker. This is a speaker that is efficient, linear and neutral but extremely authentic. Not necessarily in the strictest sense, but with fire and enthusiasm. Combine this with good looks and you have one of the best center channel speakers you can at a very affordable price.

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Products from Klipsch often offer a refreshing alternative. In this regard, the R 52C is no exception. It offers an Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer cones that are exceptionally light while being extremely rigid – providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion. When paired with the Tractrix Horn-Loaded LTS Tweeter, it delivers accurate, audible dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound effects. Exposed fasteners and low profile magnetic grilles give the speakers a polished, modern appearance. Stylish aesthetic with absolute durability that results in a seamless integration into any decor. Reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy.

Furthermore, the speaker guarantees a Reinforced MDF construction that reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy – giving you the ultimate listening experience that’s built to last. The closed back design of the R-52C gives you flexible placement options with optimal bass response regardless of your entertainment system shelving.

It is not news that Klipsch speakers enjoy legendary status as among the very best available. For the most part, the speakers defined audio clarity and precision to a degree that has seldom been reached. The Klipsch R- 52C center channel speaker presents this heritage in a downsized package that is absolutely superb as a component in today’s home theater systems. Exceptional range, sensitivity and clarity for a moderately priced speaker system. You can be guaranteed of a sophisticated speaker that produces an outstanding and phenomenal performance at an affordable price.

9.5 Total Score
Excellent!

Now after having the Center Channel for about 2 months I would have to say this is a excellent choice for the quality of sound and the price. Now like always make sure you are matching your tweeter and speaker size up with the similiar rest of your setup to keep the sound even and more consistant.

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9.5 Total Score
Excellent!

Now after having the Center Channel for about 2 months I would have to say this is a excellent choice for the quality of sound and the price. Now like always make sure you are matching your tweeter and speaker size up with the similiar rest of your setup to keep the sound even and more consistant.

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General

Brand
Klipsch
Model
R-52C
Colors
Black Textured Wood Grain Viny
Sensitivity
95 dB @ 2.83V/1M
Impedance (Ohms)
8 ohms Compatible
Frequency Response
89Hz - 21kHz +/- 3dB
Power Handling
100W/400W

Dimensions

Width
18.75 Inches (476 mm)
Height
7.3 Inches (185 mm)
Weight
7 lbs (3.2 kg)
Depth
7.6 Inches (194 mm)

Warranty

Parts
5 - Years
Labor
5 - Years

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Klipsch R-52C Powerful detailed Center Channel Home Speaker

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Features

  • Dual 5.25" spun-copper IMG woofers
  • 1" Aluminum LTS tweeter mated to a 90x90 square Tractrix Horn
  • 89Hz - 21kHz +/- 3dB
  • Sensitivity 95dB at 2.83V/1M
  • 400 watts Power Handling

Product Description

Our exclusive Tractrix horn technology delivers the power, detail and emotion of the live music experience with the cleanest, most natural sound possible. The exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. Kapton is an extremely light and rigid material used in the tweeter suspension to provide high efficiency and improve resolution and detail. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of Klipsch speakers, making it a core component of some of the best speakers in the world. Injection Molded Graphite (IMG) woofer cones are exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion. When paired with the Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeter, it provides speaker efficiency highest in its class. Exposed fasteners and low profile magnetic grilles give the speakers a polished, modern appearance. Stylish aesthetic with absolute durability that results in a seamless integration...

Price history for Klipsch R-52C Powerful detailed Center Channel Home Speaker
Latest updates:
  • $217.00 - March 22, 2019
  • $216.80 - March 13, 2019
  • $217.00 - March 10, 2019
  • $199.00 - March 3, 2019
  • $218.80 - February 28, 2019
  • $219.00 - February 24, 2019
  • $149.00 - February 17, 2019
  • $219.99 - February 16, 2019
Since: September 30, 2018
  • Highest Price: $249.00 - October 14, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $149.00 - January 29, 2019

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