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Klipsch Reference RC-64 II

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference RC-64 II

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.

Klipsch's best Reference Series II center channel speaker

Every great home theater experience starts with a superior center channel speaker. Ranging effortlessly from high to low, Klipsch's RC-64 II center channel will flat-out knock your socks off. Using patented Klipsch speaker technology, it creates rich, dynamic sound with nuanced dialogue and powerful, full-bodied lows. Add it to a pair of Klipsch's flagship RF-7 II floor-standing speakers and get ready for total immersion in every movie, every night. And the big bonus: the RC-64 II comes in a truly stunning, furniture-grade wood grain veneer.

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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.


High-tech driver design

The RC-64 II houses not one, but four light, rigid Cerametallic woofers. They're updated design gives them a folded edge to produce smoother mids and tighter bass to complement your movie soundtracks. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen vibrations and reduce distortion, while integrated dustcaps add stability and give them a cleaner look. The RC-64 II also has dual sets of five-way binding posts, giving you the option to bi-amp or bi-wire this speaker for even better performance.

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 59-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to 200 watts RMS (800 watts peak)
  • sensitivity 99 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • Tractrix® horn with 1-3/4" titanium dome tweeter
  • four 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofers
  • Klipsch Tapered Array™ eliminates acoustic interference between woofers for accurate sound
  • dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • acoustic suspension (sealed) design
  • video-shielded to prevent distortion with tube TVs
  • includes a tilt rod for placement above or below seated ear height
  • furniture-grade black ash wood veneer
  • 35-13/16"W x 8"H x 13-1/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Tratrix Horn
Midrange size (inches) ---
Woofer size (inches) 6-1/2
Connector Type Binding post
Power Range 200
Sensitivity 99 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 59-24k Hz
Height (inches) 8
Width (inches) 35-13/16
Depth (inches) 13-1/4
Weight 51.8 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Black 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-64 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RC-64 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-64 II features an exclusive Tractrix Horn which provides a more genuine, lifelike sound. In addition, behind each horn lies a 1.75-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 quad 6.5-inch woofers of the RC-64 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-64 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

Acoustic Suspension Enclosure: The four 6.5-inch Cerametallic cone woofers and 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a sealed enclosure for tight, accurate sound. The sealed cabinet features increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth and woofers to dramatically improve acoustics across the sonic range. The sealed enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a Black Ash or Cherry wood-grain vinyl and an aluminum front baffle. The RC-64'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

Dual Binding Posts: The center channel speaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.

Mounting Options

Magnetically Shielded: The Klipsch RC-64 II center channel loudspeaker is magnetically shielded to prevent video interference.

Placement: The RC-64 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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Wow, Just Wow!

Written By Jeff I, Midland, MI on Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Exceeded my expectations. I upgraded from the RC 62 (still a great center) to get better voice during thunderous movies and also found much more clarity in the background sounds. My system is powered with with a Yamaha RX-A840 receiver and Emotiva XPA-5 200 watt amp. It sounds fantastic in all aspects and just looks monstrous, like it would reach out and devour your small child or pet if they got too close and you weren't looking.
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Klipsch RC 64II center channel

Written By EricL, Effingham, Il on Sunday, October 13, 2013
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It is more than I expected from a center channel. The cherry veneer & copper colored speaker fit the theater room I have it in. Sounds just like being at movie theater.
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Well worth the money! Crutchfield adviser Buddy helped out so much.
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