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Appearance and Design:

It was love at first sight. I was concerned about how it would look with my room’s décor but I was glad when I placed it in my room. Klipsch RC-42 II center speaker’s spellbinding and alluring black ash woodgrain vinyl exterior can easily appear befitting and congruous with whatever exterior you place it in. You can place Klipsch RC-42 II center speaker in a commodious room or a congested place you’ll find that it looks perfectly wonderful there and is easily adaptable to its surrounding.

Klipsch Reference II Series Speakers

Features:

  • High Efficiency: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker is highly efficient, meaning that it can produce a lot of sound with a small amount of power. This makes it a great choice for people who are looking for a speaker that is easy to drive.
  • Dynamic Range: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker has a wide dynamic range, meaning that it can reproduce both soft and loud sounds with clarity. This makes it a great choice for listening to a variety of music and movies.
  • Controlled Directivity: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker has controlled directivity, meaning that it projects sound in a controlled manner. This helps to create a more immersive listening experience.
  • Flat Frequency Response: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker has a flat frequency response, meaning that it reproduces all frequencies accurately. This helps to create a more natural and realistic sound.
  • Video Shielded: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker is video shielded, meaning that it will not interfere with the picture quality of your TV. This is important for people who want to use their speakers for both music and movies.
  • Black Ash Woodgrain Vinyl Finish: The Klipsch RC-42 II Speaker is available in a black ash woodgrain vinyl finish. This finish is both stylish and durable.

Sound Quality and Durability:

There are no distortions in sound which might annoy you. I didn’t get a chance to complain as I got my money’s worth. The extraordinary clarity is quite admirable and makes you want to compliment the dexterous and skilled creators of such an immaculate technology. The Reference Series have always held themselves accountable and customer satisfaction is always their top priority which is the reason why I prefer their marvelous products. The Klipsch RC-42 II center speaker uses Tractrix® Horn technology which produces a brilliant combination of precision, clarity while consuming minimum power. Reference II speakers have greatly and immensely improved as they have re-engineered drivers and provided an efficient crossover system which is necessary for and made exclusively to provide you with the enjoyment and merriment you so desperately crave. Klipsch speakers are also reputed and distinguished because of their dynamic range which is quite simply the ability of the speakers to frequently shift from louder sounds to softer sounds elegantly and smoothly without losing any small, trivial detail.

Klipsch Reference Speakers: Why a Center Speaker?

Specifications:

SpecificationValue
Frequency Response88 Hz – 24 kHz
Power Handling75W RMS / 300W Peak
Sensitivity95 dB
Nominal Impedance8 ohms
High Frequency Drivers1″ (2.54 cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn
High Frequency Crossover1700 Hz
Low Frequency DriversDual 4″ (10.2 cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
InputsSingle binding posts
Enclosure TypeBass-reflex via dual front-firing ports
Height5.4″ (13.7 cm)
Width16″ (40.7 cm)
Depth8.9″ (22.7 cm) with grille
MountingUptilt and Downtilt feet
Weight12.6 lbs (5.7 kg)
FinishBlack Ash woodgrain vinyl

Interesting Features for Reliability:

The reason for Klipsch’s indisputable and undeniable reputation is this meticulous care which they exercise while prudently preserving those sounds which might be prevalently construed or perceived as negligible. These speakers made possible for me all these wondrous and remarkable features owing to the cabinet which are really well-braced. This helps mitigating the vibration and resonance which consequently allows the sound to flow smoothly through your room without interfering with the cabinet. If this aspect was not kept in mind while concocting and devising these astonishing speakers the vibrating sound would be a nuisance and quite frankly really annoying for me. Another thing to accentuate is the care which has been taken while installing the port of these speakers it is placed in front so that if you place them up against a wall, the base may not cause any vexation or annoyance. This Klipsch reference of RC-42 II speaker has been a candid and honest explanation of the technology without any bias, nothing has been exaggerated or overstated.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality
  • High efficiency
  • Wide Dynamic Range
  • Controlled Directivity
  • Flat Frequency Response
  • Video Shielded
  • Black ash Woodgrain Vinyl Finish
  • 5-year warranty

Cons

  • Can be a bit pricey
  • Not the best for very large rooms
  • Not as bass-heavy as some other speakers
9.5 Total Score

Klipsch speakers has an excellent shape and its aesthetic beauty that immediately captures everyone’s attention. Klipsch RC-42 II Dual channel center speaker has been designed with perfection in mind, its spectacular and captivating appearance is accompanied with brilliant sound quality.

9.5Editor's score
Sound Quality
9.5
Appearance and Design
10
Features
9
9.6User's score
Sound Quality
10
Appearance and Design
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Features
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9.5 Total Score

Klipsch speakers has an excellent shape and its aesthetic beauty that immediately captures everyone’s attention. Klipsch RC-42 II Dual channel center speaker has been designed with perfection in mind, its spectacular and captivating appearance is accompanied with brilliant sound quality.

9.5Editor's score
Sound Quality
9.5
Appearance and Design
10
Features
9
9.6User's score
Sound Quality
10
Appearance and Design
9
Features
10
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Klipsch RC-42 II Reference Series Center Channel Loudspeaker - Each (Black)

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Features

  • Smallest, most affordable Reference Series center channel

Product Description

Despite its compact size, the RC-42 II center channel speaker proudly carries on the Reference Series legacy of no-compromise audio performance. With its exceptional clarity and engaging soundstage, the RC-42 II lets you hear every word, every detail of your favorite movies.

Price history for Klipsch RC-42 II Reference Series Center Channel Loudspeaker - Each (Black)
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  • $179.99 - November 29, 2019
  • $159.99 - November 27, 2019
Since: November 27, 2019
  • Highest Price: $179.99 - November 29, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $159.99 - November 27, 2019

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  1. Reply
    Jesse Miller February 13, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    4.8
    Sound Quality
    100
    Appearance and Design
    90
    Features
    100

    Klipsch’s Reference 2 Series Quality of sound is just amazing. Absolutely Love them.

    + PROS: Great Sound

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