Klipsch RP-440WC Highlights
- 48 Hz - 25 kHz frequency response for a smooth, wide sound throughout the room
- 250W of peak power (enough wattage to handle any soundtrack)
- Tractrix horn provides precise sound location
- Two inner woofers divide the frequencies and lessen the load on each speaker
- High frequency driver: 1” titanium LTS Tweeter with hybrid cross-section
- Low frequency drivers: four 4.5” Cerametallic cone woofers
- Wireless technology: WiSA wireless technology (an industrywide interoperability working group)
- Enclosure type: Bass reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port (reinforces lows)
- Dimensions: 5.7" h / 26.0" w / 13.5" d
- Weight: 27.8 lbs
- Warranty: 5 years speakers, 2 years electronics
- World Wide Stereo 60-Day Guarantee
Legendary Klipsch Sound - In Control
If you’re looking for a high-performance sound system that’s simple to set up and endlessly versatile, we at World Wide highly recommend checking out the Klipsch RP-440WC Center Channel Speaker - part of Klipsch’s Reference Premiere HD Wireless line. It’s self-contained and network-savvy: No complex AV receiver needed, no stringing of speaker cables, and no complex setup, just easy on-screen menus and a few buttons to push. For a complete system, start with the Reference Premiere HD Wireless Control Center, the electronic heart of the system, and main speakers such as Klipsch’s RP-440WF Reference Premiere HD Wireless Floorstanding towers. Then step up to the thunderous RP-110WSW subwoofer, and this high end Klipsch center channel speaker.
Stringing a System Together
We live in a wonderfully wireless world. Our phones, tablets, laptops, music servers and video libraries – even our refrigerators! – communicate through thin air. But when we set up our home theaters, we still uncoil cords and unspool wires. We drape complex connections behind cabinets. We fish speaker wires through walls. We wiggle into crawlspaces. We run cables under rugs, staple them to baseboards, and hope guests won’t notice (or, worse, trip over them). How very 20th century; the Klipsch RP-440WC and the Reference Premiere Wireless system options available will bring your system into the modern era.
Lose Wires, Not Quality
Klipsch, the Indiana speaker company whose name has been synonymous with top-notch home and theatrical sound for more than 60 years, has designed an elegant 21st century solution. The Reference Premiere HD Wireless System starts with some of Klipsch’s finest speakers, builds in perfectly matched amplifiers, and ties them all together with a simple control center that connects wirelessly to the speakers. Voila! A great-sounding system for movies and music, with no messy wires crisscrossing the carpet.
First, the Control Center
Operating any of Klipsch’s Reference Premiere HD wireless speakers requires the Wireless Control Center. It sports plenty of inputs for all your video and audio sources, and decodes the major surround-sound formats. As you add speakers, the Control Center knows and automatically adjusts. It all operates with a convenient remote, by buttons on top of the box, and using on-screen menus. And it generates its own wireless network to stream the signals, avoiding any interference with your existing home WiFi network.
Hear Every Word with Clarity
The RP-440WC Wireless Center Speaker is designed to blend perfectly with the Reference Premiere HD system’s towers, subwoofer and surrounds. For the center channel, four of Klipsch’s spun-copper Cerametallic cone woofers add heft and impact to a movie’s special effects. They flank the company’s trademark Tractrix horn tweeter, which anchors the dialogue firmly where it belongs and reproduces each whisper crisply and clearly. And, like all the speakers in the Reference Premiere HD Wireless System, the Center Channel fades into the background with its demure dark grille attached, or can add a striking design statement to any room with the grille removed to reveal the copper cones.
Klipsch's customized 125-watt amplifier is built in, and the 440WC seamlessly and simply integrates into the Klipsch wireless universe with a touch of a button in back. The Control Center seamlessly and simply ties everything together in one easy-to-use system. No complicated AV receiver needed; the convenient remote or push buttons on top of the box switch inputs and controls the volume. A step-by-step on-screen setup menu walks you through the process painlessly. Additionally, Klipsch promises to upgrade the software as technology advances – and even upgrade the Control Center itself one time if new hardware is required! No more planned obsolescence.
Best of all, because it’s a modular system, you can add pieces as your bank account allows. Add the RP-140WM Wireless Bookshelf Speakers as surrounds or stereo stand-alones. Or buy prepackaged systems in multiple configurations, often at significant savings, from simple 2.1 and 3.1 systems to 7.1 and 7.2 elaborate surround systems (remember, the point-one and point-two are always the subwoofers), to match your needs.
WWS: What We Say
“This system has lots of advantages. It saves space, there are fewer cables, you can move it from room to room, and as some people find AV receivers difficult to use, there’s no receiver to deal with. It still has the Klipsch signature sound – and the amplifiers are designed to work perfectly with the speakers. This is a good marriage, like peanut butter and jelly.” – Dave Sailer, WWS product specialist
What Other Reviews Say
“AV fanatics who crave a high-performance system that looks good and sets up in 10 minutes are bound to be thrilled with this system’s spousal-acceptance factor. And yet, without question, one of the main selling points of this system is its raw power and fantastic fidelity. It really is the best of both worlds.” – Mark Henninger, AVSForum.com
*Klipsch Wireless Hub is required for play.
Klipsch RP-440WC Wireless Center Speaker Specifications:
- FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 48 Hz - 25 kHz
- AMPLIFIER POWER (CONT/PEAK): 125W/250W
- CROSSOVER FREQUENCY: Tapered array 200 Hz (2 outer woofers), 1.8 kHz (2 inner woofers)
- HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: 1” Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
- LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: 4 x 4.5” Cerametallic Cone Woofers
- WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY: WiSA wireless technology, Up to 24 bit / 96 kHz
- LATENCY: ≤5mS
- ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: MDF
- ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port
- HEIGHT: 5.7" (143.9mm)
- WIDTH: 26.0" (660.4mm)
- DEPTH: 13.5" (342.4mm)
- WEIGHT: 27.8 lbs (12.6kg)
- FINISH: Brushed Black Polymer Veneer
- BUILT FROM: 2015