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Klipsch RP-500C Centre Speaker

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Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Reference Premiere series leverages over 70 years of Klipsch signature acoustic expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver the ultimate home theater solution. Klipsch Reference Premiere Center Channel speakers bring movie dialogue and music lyrics to life. Cerametallic™ woofers and a Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® Horn emit lifelike, front row sound. 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. Our 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. Hear what you’ve been missing. Get crystal-clear sound for your movie dialogue and music lyrics with the incredible acoustics of the Klipsch RP-500C center channel speaker. Our proprietary Tractrix® horn-loaded technology gives you a lifelike, front-row listening experience unlike any other.

NEW HORN AND GRILLE

Klipsch redesigned the Tractrix® horn from a 60×90 horn to a 90×90 horn for a wider dispersion area. This square horn mouth is paired with a circular horn throat for enhanced soundstaging, while maintaining the dynamic, powerful sound of a Klipsch speaker. Strong, flexible grilles magnetically detach revealing a clean baffle. Unlike the Reference II series, the magnets have been embedded within the baffle for superior high frequency diffraction reduction. A brushed polymer veneer adds more modern aesthetic for the Reference Premiere series. The clean, seamless lines of these speakers allow them to be incorporated into any decor.

TECHNOLOGY

HYBRID TRACTRIX® HORN TECHNOLOGY

Klipsch proprietary Tractrix® horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-500C center channel speaker is aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls – meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

HORN ANATOMY

Klipsch Reference Premiere series speakers feature a compressed molded silicon face thats matted to the 90×90 Tractrix horn to reduces horn resonance for a smoother frequency response. Klipsch computer modeled phase plugs acts as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

ALL-NEW VENTED TWEETER

A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. The titanium tweeter diaphragm’s light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance, Klipsch Reference Premiere tweeters set the standard in acoustic reproduction.

CERAMETALLIC™ WOOFERS

Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic™ woofers are the RP-500C center channel speaker’s signature statement for both sound and aesthetics. This extremely light, rigid materials holds its shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency.

WOOFER ANATOMY

Klipsch Cerametallic™ cones are matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. Reference Premiere woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that’s secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion, and matched to our horn-loaded tweeters for optimal acoustic execution.

TRACTRIX PORTS

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.

FINISHED TO PERFECTION

The RP-500C ebony and walnut finishes boast satin painted baffles with a scratch resistant design for an elegant audio solution to your home theater system. Strong, flexible, magnetic grilles provide protection and a sleek aesthetic to compliment your home’s decor.

THE GREAT AMERICAN SPEAKER COMPANY

Klipsch’s founder, Paul W. Klipsch, was an engineer, inventor, madman and certified genius. He spent his life trying to bring the world better sound. Since 1946, Klipsch have 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 badass acoustic technology.

Main Features

  • 1” Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Tractrix® Horn
  • Dual 5.25″ Spun Copper Cerametallic™ Woofers
  • Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Tractrix® port
  • Premium Scratch Resistant Ebony and Walnut Finishes
  • Strong, Flexible Removable Magnetic Grille
  • Dimensions: 6.81” x 18.50” x 9.5”

 

Specifications

Frequency Response 60 Hz – 25 kHz +/- 3dB
Sensitivity 96dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Power Handling (Cont / Peak) 100 Watts / 400 Watts
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms Compatible
High Frequency Driver 1” Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
Low Frequency Driver Dual 5.25″ Cerametallic Cone Woofers
Enclosure Material MDF
Enclosure Type Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port
Inputs Single Binding Posts
Height 6.81” (17.3 cm)
Width 18.50” (47 cm)
Depth 9.5” (22.3 cm)
Weight 18 lb (8.2 kg)
Finishes Black & Walnut Vinyl

 

REVIEWS

 

 

Digital Trends Black

Klipsch’s Reference Premiere system aims to deliver some serious bang for your buck, and they are wildly successful at doing so. Klipsch has trickled down the technology behind some of its ultra-high-end speakers to the Reference Premiere series, offering the company’s best sound for the dollar yet. Caleb Denison | Digital Trends

 

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Overall, Klipsch’s system pulled off a performance that left my jaw on the floor more than a few times. Indeed, it’s probably the most dynamic and impactful surround system I’ve auditioned thus far… Klipsch speakers are capable of playing at reference levels without causing listener fatigue. This system can do precisely that, and a whole lot more, which is why it earns my highest recommendation. Mark Henninger | AVS Forum

Weight
8.2000 kg
Dimensions
N/A
colour

Ebony, Walnut Vinyl

Depth (mm)

223

design

2 Way

Frequency Response

±3 dB from 60 Hz – 25 kHz

Height (mm)

173

high frequency driver

1″ Titanium Horn

impedance

8 Ohms

mid bass driver

2 x 5.25″ Copper Cone Woofers

Model

Klipsch RP-500C

power handling

100 Watts

sensitivity

96 db

type

Speaker

Width (mm)

470

availability

Online, Store

home theatre speaker type

Centre

Brand Logo

Klipsch, one of the first US loudspeaker companies, has been building premium speakers since 1946.

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