Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RC-42 II utilizes a
highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for
louder sound with less distortion. The RC-42 II is able to fill smaller rooms
with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing sound that you can listen to for
Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The RC-42 II features an
exclusive Tractrix Horn which provides a more genuine, lifelike sound. In
addition, behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel
suspension for open, natural, sound.
The Tractrix Horn delivers a 90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern
for a broader sound-stage.
Cerametallic Woofer: The dual 4.0-inch woofers of
the RC-42 II
center channel loudspeaker features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic
material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and dent
resistant. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surfaces to
ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that
will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The
also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RC-42 II's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components
including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an
air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The
speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies offer smoother on-axis and off-axis
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 4.0-inch Cerametallic cone woofers
and 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a bass reflex
enclosure which features two front-firing ports. The twin front-firing ports eliminate
turbulence noise, while increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth and
dramatically improves acoustics across the sonic range. The bass reflex enclosure features
a MDF cabinet finished with a Black Ash wood-grain vinyl and an aluminum front
baffle. The RC-42 II's rigid cabinet offers
improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color
Magnetic Grille: The center channel loudspeaker features a
removable magnetic grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum
front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille in place.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Series RC-42 II is
equipped with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many
types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana
plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.
Magnetically Shielded: The Klipsch RC-42 II center channel
loudspeaker is magnetically shielded to prevent video interference.
Placement: The RC-42 II should be centered directly above or below your
video screen. If necessary, you can place the speaker on an optional floor stand
in front of and below the screen that elevates it to the correct height.
Ideally, however, the speaker's front baffle should be flush with the front of
Rubber Feet: The center channel speaker comes with six self-adhesive
rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your
stand's or shelf's surface.
Note: The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of
Adjustable Angle: If the center speaker is well above or below the ear height of seated listeners,
you can improve performance by angling the center channel slightly to
compensate. Included with the speaker is an
adjustable foot that you can screw into one of the two threaded inserts on the bottom of the
cabinet. To tilt the speaker down, install the foot in the insert near
the back of the cabinet; to tilt the speaker up, install the foot in
the insert near the front of the cabinet.