Horn loading maximizes efficiency and increases detail while focusing high frequencies on the listening area. Proprietary Tractrix® geometry provides the most efficient transfer of high-frequency waves into the listening area. The phase plug and compressed molded silicon face ensure smooth frequency response. When combined, the cleanest, most natural sound possible is created. The second generation increases horn size for a larger soundstage and enhanced directivity.
Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) Titanium Diaphragm Tweeter
The exclusive Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of previous Reference lines, making them a core component of some of the best speakers in the world.
Vented Tweeter Design
The vented tweeter housing reduces standing waves that create unwanted harmonics, resulting in enhanced detail and clarity in high-frequency reproduction.
Cerametallic Woofers – All-New Design
A signature feature of the Reference Premiere series, Cerametallic™ woofers are exceptionally rigid and lightweight for minimal distortion and maximum efficiency. New voice coils are 70% larger in diameter resulting in improved power handling and greater cone control for greater linearity and flawless reproduction. New aluminum shorting rings reduce distortion as well as increase power handling and the new motor structure improves transit response with more control, greater speed, and accuracy.
Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the Reference Premiere ports allow for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet, which reduces port noise for punchier low frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom-designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.
New and Improved Input Panel
Featuring audiophile-grade wire and easily accessible aluminum binding posts for any connection type.
Furniture Grade Materials and Finishes
Finishes include ebony vinyl and walnut vinyl that boast satin painted baffles with a scratch-resistant finish.
Strong, Flexible, Removable Grille
Attaches magnetically for an elegant transition from a powerful showstopper to a discrete performance piece.
Cork pads replace rubber bumpers for security on a stand or table.
Frequency Response: 56-25kHz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity: 94db @ 2.83V 1m
Power Handling: 100W/400W
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Compatible
Crossover Frequency: 1630Hz
High Frequency Driver: 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Expanded Tractrix® Horn
Low Frequency Driver: Dual 5.25" Cerametallic™ Cone Woofers with Faraday rings
Enclosure Material: MDF
Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix® Port
Inputs: Single aluminum binding posts
Dimensions (W x H x D): 19.34" x 6.87" x 10.58"
Weight: 18.3 lbs
Finish: Ebony, Walnut
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
Customer Reviews for Klipsch RP-500C II Reference Premiere Center Channel Speaker
I love my stereo system. Everybody in my neighborhood knows when it's on . I recently received this front speaker and decided to try it out, see if it could make the sound system even better. I had no idea that it was going to turn out this good. Not only is it louder now, but it's even clearer from even the next room over. I cannot say enough good things about how amazing this brand really is.
Its a centre channel speaker and is among the klipsch premiere line. I have previously owned klipsch sound system so replacing my centre channel speaker to this was easy and listening to it i could instantly say the dailogue sound was crisper and clearer. The build and the look is amazing with and with out the grille which can be attached magnetically. I highly recommend it.
My sound setup is significantly better with this rear center speaker. Since it is from Klipsh, I must admit that I was expecting great things from this and it delivered! The voice are crystal clear and at times I start feeling like I am totally immersed in the movie. I noticed right away that the dialogue sound was sharper and crisper. Larger viewing angles are substantially benefited by the much wider dispersion pattern. With a powerful amp, the sound is itself natural and somewhat holographic. Make sure you have adequate space for placing this speaker because it is needs it. With or without the magnetic grille, the construction and appearance are eye catching.
This speaker is amazing, I have another brand of speaker that’s supposed to be top of the line and this one here blows it out of the water. This speaker is so clear clean and crisp it’s almost as if I’m sitting at the concert in person.
The Klipsch RP 500C II speakers are our new favorite toy! They provide a high fidelity home audio environment that has blown us away. Easy to install and use, they have transformed our home entertainment basement into a theater with the sound it creates. Big fan and already looking at more pieces to add to the house!
This speaker really packs a punch. I love how easy it is to setup and how great it sounds in the living room. If you are looking for a great center speaker that allows you to hear all of the dialogue in your movies, shows, and sports you can't go wrong with this speaker!
I absolutely enjoy this center channel. It was very easy to set up and connect. The build and sound quality are phenomenal! The sound is very rich, precise and clear. I love using it to watch movies and music videos because the voices are super crisp and clear. It makes me feel like I am in my own movie theater. Overall, I feel that this center channel speaker is very well made and performs well. I highly recommend it!
This has been a great addition to my family room entertainment setup. The installation was easy and the instructions were clear. The central channel speakers match my decor perfectly and impart superior quality surround sound. It doesn’t take too much space and looks classic.
Sound quality is great on these center speakers. It hooked up nicely into my surround sound audio system and enjoy being able to hear clean talking from the speakers over a previous soundbar I was using
I want to start by saying that I did not expect this center channel speaker to be so crisp with mids and some lower-end range. Everything sounded so natural and helped immerse me into the videos I tested it with. The usual sounds that I hear but never heard so good were sand blown by the wind, hands clapping, glass breaking, footsteps on dirt/wooden floor/grass/sidewalks, and I could go on but you'd have to hear for yourself. The setup was easy to do with a simple speaker wire to the receiver and about 8 inches off the rear wall for a reverb of the rear-firing port. If you want to know the specifics you can look them up on the website for Klipsch of what everything is made of. I do really like the speaker cover being held by magnets instead of clicking in pins making it easy to show off or cover-up. I did go through some music to see how it handles there with drum solos, rock, hip hop, electronic dance, and blues. It played excellently coming across with crisp percussive sounds, cymbals, guitar riffs, and synthetic tones. The dispersion of this speaker is great as I could stand off to the side and still hear just as well as being in front of it only with a slight fall off of the treble but nothing too major as I was direct to the side of it. This has been the greatest addition to my setup that I feel helped fill a void and a much-needed boost in my sound system. My room sounds like I live in a movie theater and I can't wipe the smile off my face when sitting down and enjoying it all.
Works great. It did not come with the hook up wires and we had to go get those but it works really well. We use it all the time base and everything is awesome and gives the neighbors something to talk about.
I’am more then impressed with this speaker. It made my entire sound system 100% better. Louder, Clearer, and Crisp. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a great quality product. You will be happy you got this..It surpassed my expectations by far.
This Klipsch RP-500 center channel speaker is very impressive!! I have never owned anything like it! The sound quality is incredible!! When I say this speaker rocks, it definitely rocks! Even when turned all the way up, it stays clear as can be! It was very easy hooking up, only took a few minutes. I hooked it up to our radio for now until we get a surround sound. In order to hook this up to the TV, you will need a surround sound system. Next, the quality of the box is outstanding! It has some weight to it, definitely very heavy duty! There are two pieces on the bottom to prevent it from falling or sliding off of anything. The front of the speaker box has a magnetic covering that can be taken on and off. The entire design is really incredible! I will definitely be purchasing the entire set! If you're looking into this one, I'd highly recommend!!
This Klipsch RP-500C II, as a center channel speaker, is an important and central part of my home theater setup. With this center channel speaker isolated, I could hear dialogue and vocals loud and clearly from the center tweeter. The two woofers on the left and right of the tweeter also provide loud and clear sound. Together, I feel it has a very solid, full, and rich sound. Upon opening the box, I was relieved to see how well packed the speaker is. It has foam pieces that suspend the speaker in the middle of the box with plenty of space to avoid damaging the speaker cones. I do wish there was some type of handle or something to make it easier to pick up and move around, but it’s not important, since it’s not done often. The short manual said it’s 8-ohms and I had no problem with my A/V receiver. It has high quality connections in the back and was easy to wire up, just two wires. I was also glad to see the speaker grill is attached magnetically. Older speakers have the snap on type that can sometimes get damaged. This was easy to attach and attached right on, and aligned perfectly on its own. I tried both music and movies with action and dialogue. All of them were full, rich sounding, and stayed clear at high volumes. I’m glad to have such a high quality center channel speaker from Klipsch in my setup.
I was very excited to try the Klipsch - RP-500C II and it works great. It was very easy to hook up and use. The sound is great and very clear. I would definitely recommend buying this product for yourself or buy as a gift.
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