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by Kristen Schaub
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Your home theater's most important speaker

The center channel speaker is the workhorse in a home theater system. It has to reproduce clear dialogue and special effects that keep your eyes and ears glued to the movie action. A high-quality center speaker is a great investment for any surround sound setup. Try to choose one that's as closely matched as possible to your front right and left speakers, so that as sound moves across the front stage, it stays seamlessly realistic.

Realistic home theater sound starts with the center channel

Klipsch's RC-62 II delivers all the subtleties and dynamics required for a riveting home theater experience. Using patented Klipsch speaker technology, it fleshes out the front soundstage, ensuring that you hear every word, every detail of your favorite movies. Whether you place this speaker above or below your TV's screen, you can use the included feet to tilt and aim the speaker precisely at your listening position for the best possible sound.

Horn technology for "front row" sound

All Reference Series II speakers feature a redesigned version of Klipsch's famous horn-loaded tweeter. Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area in a 90°-wide, 60°-high pattern. With their Series II speakers, Klipsch has redesigned the shape and slope of their famous horn enclosure, so your movie soundtracks and music will sound more "open," with improved dynamics and efficiency. All in all, you can count on powerful, "front row" sound that's crystal-clear at all volume levels.

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High-tech driver design

The RC-62 II also uses newly machined, light-yet-rigid Cerametallic woofers that produce smoother mids and tighter bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen unwanted vibrations and reduce distortion, while an integrated dustcap gives them a cleaner look and adds stability. And the rigid, braced cabinet comes in a handsome woodgrain vinyl finish.

Check out the rest of our Klipsch lineup to build a complete Reference Series II home theater system. And don't forget to add a Klipsch subwoofer for high-impact bass.


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Highlights:

  • frequency response 57-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • handles 50-150 watts
  • sensitivity 98 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • dual 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofers
  • bass-reflex design via dual front-firing ports
  • video-shielded to prevent distortion with tube TVs
  • includes feet to tilt the speaker up or down towards your listening area
  • cherry woodgrain vinyl finish
  • 23-1/2"W x 8"H x 12-3/16"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
Enclosure
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Bass Reflex
Tweeter
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Tratrix Horn
Midrange size (inches)
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Woofer size (inches)
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6-1/2
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Binding post
Power Range
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50-150
Sensitivity
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98 dB
Impedance (Ohms)
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8
Frequency Response
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57-24k Hz
Height (inches)
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8
Width (inches)
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23-1/2
Depth (inches)
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13-3/16
Weight
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30.4 lbs
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
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5 Years
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  • Cherry center channel loudspeaker
  • Detachable magnetic grille
  • Rubber tipped bolt (with nut and washer attached)
  • 6 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RC-62 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RC-62 II is able to fill larger rooms with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing sound that you can listen to for hours.

Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The RC-62 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 6.5-inch woofers of the RC-62 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 6.5-inch woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RC-62 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 integration.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 6.5-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 woofers 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-62 II's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.

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.

Connections

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Series RC-62 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.

Mounting Options

Magnetically Shielded: The Klipsch RC-62 II center channel loudspeaker is magnetically shielded to prevent video interference.

Placement: The RC-62 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 the screen.

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 each speaker.

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.

 
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5 out of 5

RC-62II center speaker

Written By Jay W, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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I bought this to replace my Infinity PC351, & I'm glad I did. This speaker has a wider range of sound wavelengths, so you're getting more sound at any volume. This is great for watching regular TV, blu-rays sound amazing. SACD's sound much better through this. Sounds are accurate and never distorted. This was worth every cent...highly recommended!
Pros:
life-like sounds
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

rc62II

Written By Mark C, Lima,oh on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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excellent speaker.Have it hooked up with some old soundfield iv's it drowns them out.Worth every penny.
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5 out of 5

RC-62II

Written By Swanny2, PA on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Great efficiency and clarity make this unit excellent for movie applications. No need to strain when trying to hear speech during movies.
Pros:
Efficient and clear.
Cons:
Average finish. Would be nice to have standard spacing on banana plug connections.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RC-62 II

Written By Jp, Walpole ma on Monday, February 03, 2014
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This center channel is the real deal,I could not be happier with the clearity and power of this unit . I can not wait to upgrade the rest of my speakers
Pros:
Love the look,power and clear pounding sound
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RC-62 II

Written By M.D., Charlotte NC on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Crisp, clear sound. I purchased the RC-42 first, but exchanged it for this RC-62. The difference was huge. The advise to spend the bulk of your budget on the center channel is correct, in my experience. Worth the money, for sure.
Pros:
Great full-range sound, attractive
Cons:
pricey, fairly large
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

RC-62 ll

Written By Cynthia, Brunswick, Ga. on Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Exchanged the RC-52ll for this speaker and very glad I did. Now have RC 62 ll Tower speakers, pair of RC 61ll bookshelf speakers and this for center. Kept my surround speakers and woofer from an Atlantic technology set up. Have an Onkyo NR 709 and an Oppo 103. It all fits together nicely. Very crisp and melodic. Great depth of sound. The Klipsch melds well with the other speakers. Very happy with my set up. Crutchfield and sales people great to work with and delivery speed excellent.
Pros:
Appearance and sound fantastic
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Amazing speaker

Written By Jeffrey, Sarasota fl on Sunday, August 04, 2013
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This is an amazing speaker,At first i wasn't sure,It didn't sound like it should then i bought some monster cable speaker wire and it brought the speaker to life.This speaker simply sounds amazing.
Pros:
Amazing sound quality
Cons:
None
2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

WOW all I can say is GET IT

Written By Cecil 27455, GSO, NC on Thursday, July 25, 2013
 
I'm so happy I upgraded from the RC 52 II. It's big but the sound improvement is well worth the size! It's so clear I can't say enough good about the RC 62 II!
Pros:
Sound quality
Cons:
SIZE
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5 out of 5

Exceptional Center Speaker RC-62 II

Written By Doc, Anasco, PR on Wednesday, July 03, 2013
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WOW, this speaker is fantastic!!! My old Klipsch RC 52(?) was decent but lacked something. My desire to listen to better dialog needed attention. I focused on Klipsch again for another center speaker as my towers and surround are Klipsch. I know the front L-C-R are the main ingredients to the HT as I mainly watch Blu-rays with my Oppo-93 and on my new 60" LED TV. NOW my new center speaker RC-62 II resides in same location as the old and now my ears hear details that I've missed before. I've watched the same movie again in my new RC-62 II and hear much, much better sound detail than before. Pls note that I have high frequency hearing lose and now I hear detail I didn't notice before. Kudos to Klipsch. Also I must comment on Crutchflieds' exceptional shipping service. I live in the boonies (Anasco) in Puerto RIco, a small town on the west side. My RC-62 II arrived in 2 days. NOW that's great customer service!!! I will order my new Klipsch towers from Crutchfield in the near future. Amazing!
Pros:
Wonderful clarity, vocals and detail. Price, I used my 4906 points and received a $93.00 credit off the price Style-beautiful Black Ash; blends in greatly with my existing Klipschs
Cons:
Had to rearrange my entertainment center to fit this enormous center speaker I have to re-watch my 300+ Blu-ray movies again on my new RC-62 II to hear what I missed
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Upgrade

Written By BryanS, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, June 01, 2013
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I was looking to upgrade my center speaker and the RC62 provided a noticeable improvement in sound, asthetics and power.
Pros:
Sounds great and requires less energy to produce the same level of sound as my previous center speaker.
Cons:
A bit heavy
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

GREAT SPEAKER

Written By RICH, New York, NY on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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This center channel speaker is very powerful....it demands alot of power.....and it produce accurate voice matching...I LOVE IT....upgrading from a Klipsch C2 series cennter channel speaker.
Pros:
Perfect match with the RF-82II
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Great Buy! Ship from USA to Singapore!

Written By Michael W, APO Singapore on Thursday, January 03, 2013
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This is a great centre speaker as descripted by manufacturer. Crutchfield done a great a job by shipping to my APO. Great support!!! Final totally cost is still lower than purchasing in Singapore.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound....

Written By Brian, Shickshinny, PA on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Great center channel.....Love it. The burn in time is about 100 hours. and the price was pretty nice as well. Thanks.
Cons:
None
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

What a difference!

Written By Peter S, Hollister, CA on Saturday, November 03, 2012
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This speaker was the last piece for my 5.1 system that I added and it has not disappointed. I put the blue ray of Avatar on and watched it...awesome. I played the opening sequence for my whole family and they were all impressed. Listening to the world series was amazing. Very clear and rich reproduction of all the dialogue. Very happy and you will be as well.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Rick, Fort Worth, TX on Thursday, October 18, 2012
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I'm not going to go into details regarding sound quality because every ear is different, but let me just say this is a HUGE improvement from my previous HT speakers. I love them! I bought the RB-82II speakers to go along with it. Unbelievable sound at a great price. Get the Cherry finish to get a great buy. You won't go wrong!
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5 out of 5

Review for the Klipsch Reference RC-62 II

Written By Dan, Hot Springs Village, AR on Saturday, October 13, 2012
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Product works as advertised. Nice fit and finish. Cabinet is strong enough to hold a 60" flat screen plasma TV on it. Sounds great. Good value.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RC-62ii works great

Written By Winner101, Boise, Idaho on Friday, September 28, 2012
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I just bought this speaker and have not had time to hook it up. My friend has the exact same model in his home theater set-up that I have listened to dozens of times and it is nice. BTW, he is impressed too. I didn't plan on changing my home theater around right away but heard they were dropping the cherry veneer so I rushed in to buy all new speakers.
Pros:
Solid cabinet and solid sound. Looks awesome and matches my RF-82ii front speakers.
Cons:
I'm going to have to modify my entertainment center to hold this thing. I knew this when I bought it so not an issue.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RC-62 II

Written By Anonymous, Coupeville, WA on Friday, April 20, 2012
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So farf so good, system is still going on.
Pros:
sounds good and that's all I ask
Cons:
None
1 out of 13 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect sound!

Written By Chad, Michigan on Saturday, June 25, 2011
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Bought this center to go along with my four Klipsch RF-52 II's. Couldn't imagine the sound being any better. I think I may upgrade the two front RF-52's to the RF-62's just so the sizes match, since I like to leave the grille covers off while in use. No real reason other than the speakers look great. Then I can use the existing RF-52's to convert to a 7.1 from a 5.1 surround system. I have had these speakers for a few weeks now and they have put up with everything I could think to put at it. Including bass test cds I used for my car system back in the day. :) No distortion, only crisp clean sound, great choice for anyone. After listening to my home surround I noticed today that the theater did not seem to sound as good as my house. I guess this could save me money in the long run...
15 out of 16 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Center Speaker

Written By soundlover, El Centro, CA on Sunday, June 05, 2011
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Just installed my new Klipsch RC-62 II center speaker from Crutchfield on May 27, 2011, in the shelf over my 54" Panasonic Plasma and wired to an Onkyo TX-SR 806 receiver (all 3 purchased from Crutchfield). The sound is excellent, full and sharp. I am very pleased. The speaker carries the full spectrum of sounds and the speech is easily heard and understood.I love Klipsch speakers and want to upgrade my right and left Klipsch (pre-metal woofers) with two RF 52 II (my furniture will not accomodate the bigger 62 models). I always enjoy doing business with Crutchfield who gives such excellent overviews of their products, promptly delivers, & provides good techs to speak with when needed.
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