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Klipsch Reference RS-400

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Immersive sound that puts you in the middle of the action

Here's your ticket to thrilling movie effects. Each Klipsch Special Limited Edition Reference RS-400 surround speaker features two sets of drivers angled 90 degrees apart from each other. This clever design delivers ambient effects in a full 180-degree arc, for a diffuse soundfield that completely envelops the listener. It also allows this speaker to deliver great sound even if you place it in less-than-ideal locations. You'll enjoy dynamic surround sound that enhances your movie-watching experience, from soft sounds like crickets chirping to the roar of a jet plane flying overhead.

Klipsch RS-400 surround speaker

The Special Limited Edition Reference RS-400's angled drivers deliver enveloping surround effects that fill the room.

Horn technology for dynamic performance

The RS-400 uses horn-loaded tweeters. Flared openings in the enclosure project high frequencies toward your listening area and prevent sound waves from simply spilling out in all directions. This horn design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound.

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Highlights:

  • frequency response: 62-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • power handling: up to 75 watts RMS (300 watts peak)
  • Tractrix® horns with two 1" titanium tweeters
  • two 4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology) provides maximum surround coverage and placement flexibility
  • keyhole slot for easy wall-mounting
  • dual threaded inserts for optional wall-mount brackets
  • matte black vinyl finish
  • dual side-firing ports
  • 10-15/16"W x 10"H x 7-15/16"D
  • weight: 11.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
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Features and Specs
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Bass Reflex
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WDST
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Tractrix Horn
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4
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75
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93 dB
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8
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62-23k Hz
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5 Years
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Surround loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Information

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Features

Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch RS-400 delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two Tractrix Horn loaded titanium-diaphragm tweeters and two 4-inch woofers. By aligning the two horns at 90° with respect to each other, along with the two woofers, the RS-400 smoothly covers a 180° horizontal arc, allowing maximum placement flexibility. This unique Wide Dispersion Surround Technology delivers a new dimension of reality and convenience, and produces a smooth, seamless broad distribution of sound, which is the perfect vehicle for every surround format.

  • Tractrix Horn Tweeters: The RS-400 utilizes dual Tractrix Horns for a more genuine, lifelike sound. The square Tractrix Horns deliver a 90° wide by 60° high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. In addition, behind each horn lies a 1" titanium tweeter with a powerful neodymium magnet motor structure to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless dynamics.
  • Cerametallic Woofers: The dual 4" woofers of the RS-400 surround loudspeaker feature 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 4" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Klipsch Horn Technology: Klipsch employs Horn Technology to deliver these four principles of great sound.

  • High Efficiency: Klipsch speaker employs horn technology because the horn shape is perfect for accurate and dynamic sound transmission. Greater efficiency means lower distortion, which means maximum realism.
  • Dynamic Range: Klipsch horn technology reproduces the softest sounds with remarkable clarity and detail and the loudest sounds with no harshness or distortion.
  • Controlled Directivity: Unique Klipsch horn technology means speakers that more accurately direct sound and offer a more lifelike soundstage.
  • Flat Frequency Response: Klipsch horn technology delivers exactly the sound the artist intended, with no unnatural highs, mids, or lows.

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 4" Cerametallic cone woofers and dual 1" titanium diaphragm compression drivers are mounted in a bass reflex enclosure which features two side-firing ports (one one each side). The twin side-firing ports eliminate turbulence noise, while increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth dramatically improves acoustics across the sonic range. The bass reflex enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a Matte Black vinyl and an aluminum front baffle. The RS-400's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch RS-400 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 (up to 10AWG).

Mounting: The Klipsch RS-400 features a back-panel keyhole slot for on-wall mounting and dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts for attachment to popular adjustable wall/ceiling brackets and 3rd-party stands (sold separately). The speaker also come supplied with four self-adhesive rubber feet so you can sit the speaker on a stand or shelf securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of the speaker.

Placement: The Klipsch Wide Dispersion Surround Technology surround speakers in a typical 5.1-channel system can be mounted to side or rear walls. It is recommended that the RS-400 be mounted above the ear height of seated listeners (between 5' to 7' above the floor).

 
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5 out of 5

rs 400

Written By rprasloski, australia on Friday, July 11, 2014
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purchased a pair of open box well packaged and arrived perfect. used them to replace rs 41 ii and combined with rb 600 and rb5 great set up. sound from rs 400 very clear and real coming from all sides when setting up noticed the slightly higher pitch than rbs but for surround effects made the effect real they were still less bright than pair of kef c2 I had recently taken out. and compaired curiously on the day. classic rock and blues sound divine and for the very reasonable price completed my system. have had the rs 42 ii and although not a side by side comparison would take rs 400 over them for price, and output only thing to get used to is the non rounded grill ( minor)
Pros:
price, quality, and service enveloping sound
Cons:
used to round grill on rs 41 , 42 so need to adjust to shape
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5 out of 5

Same sounds as the rf-42ii

Written By R, Oklahoma City,ok on Monday, June 23, 2014
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The rs-400 have the same sound quality as the twice the cost rs-42ii. Their appearance isn't as smooth as the rs42ii, but man do the rs-400 crank out grat sound quality at low and high volume, the wide dispersion technology bring all movies to life. Star Wars, transformers effects are brought to life.
Pros:
Amazing sound, can't beat the price for your return, will handle large gauge wire for running long distance .
Cons:
We're slightly difficult in install on my vaulted ceiling but found proper mount online.
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5 out of 5

wonderful klipsch rs400

Written By Anonymous, Eugene, Oregon on Thursday, June 05, 2014
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Have always loved klipsch speakers and these add to our surround sound. We chose to buy the coordinating stands in cherry which is a perfect complement to our decor. Plus the feet are very sturdy if using on carpet as they "pop in" like they belong there. No complaints at all.
Pros:
Sound, quality, style...goes along with the name you would expect from kitsch.
Cons:
None as of now - have had them 3 m o baths or so and love them.
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5 out of 5

completed my set

Written By Tim, New York, NY on Monday, June 02, 2014
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Ten years ago, I started my speaker set up with a very lovely birthday gift -- Reference Book Shelf Speakers. My original intention was to purchase JBL. Before i made that purchase, i took with me three cd's: Tori Amos, Earthquakes; Mo' Better Blues Soundtrack; and Jeff Buckley, Mystery White Boy. The sound from JBL then were stronger on the low end. I tried Klipsch because they sat next, and the sound was unprecedentedly clear. Later, i added with the Center speaker to enhance movie experience and then shortly thereafter, the Sub woofer. Now these KlipschReference RS-400 surround sound speakers finally complete my speaker system. From the start with the book shelf speakers, I was concerned about how the slow growth would be reflected within the set, but the quality and construction of each speaker component are maintained. The set appears that I purchased the whole thing at once WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING. I simply enjoy the magnetic dust screens that I wished were part of this series construction from the beginning. Each on and off without the worry of breaking the plastic pins that the other speakers have -- this is the only difference.

If I did not like klipsch from the beginning, i would not have completed the set with this purchase. The sound is great, the size is a bit big for what i would like but the sound is simply great. clear. effective. convincing. all of this and not watching a magnificently sound-produced movie. i can not wait to hear an enhanced soundtrack.
Pros:
consistent quality for the series with past purchase
Cons:
size.
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5 out of 5

Good sound, great price

Written By Anonymous, Indianapolis, IN on Monday, May 26, 2014
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Just hooked them up the other day and I am very happy with the sound quality.
Pros:
Sound quality of the rs-42 at a much better price.
Cons:
None really, some may prefer the rounded look of the rs-42 but I think these look fine.
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5 out of 5

Excellent Value / Performance Ratio

Written By Bruce, Kernersville NC on Friday, May 23, 2014
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I have been involved in audio for 43 years. I have owned mid- to high end audio gear . The Klipsch RS-400 surrounds meet all the important criteria of build and sound quality and excellent performance for dollars spent. I am using the surrounds with a Older Yamaha RX-V1 receiver for back and height channels. They require minimal power (high efficiency) and excellent dispersion characteristics (wide coverage of sound ) I am using these with the Klipsch Reference RC-7 center channel and I also have The RS-52 surrouds for comparison.The RS-52 has more bass and slightly fuller presentation and they both have the same voicing of sound. The RS-400 in my opinion at current pricing are a better value and Iwould take the difference in pricing and apply it to a better center or front channel speakers. These will mate well any of the Klipsch Reference speakers. You can purchase audio a lot of places in store or online. I chose Crutchfield because I had a product advisor who was very helpful and a competent audio advisor on the telephone. I was able to purchase with confidence knowing that I had the right product and was purchasing from the right audio / video retailer. Delivery was on time without any issues. Great product ,service,and and delivery.
Pros:
Easy to place above doorways, high efficency and 8 ohm for use with a wide range of amplifiers, they perform extremely well for what they are designed for in surround applications. Has sufficent bass response for surround or height speakers. Remember they are not designed to compete with large bookshelf or tower speakers. Spend the savings vs more expensive surrounds on other upgraded equipment.
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Fabulous for it's size

Written By Jonathan, Climax, NC on Monday, May 19, 2014
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These speakers are excellent, I highly recommend them. The amount and depth of the sound out of this small package is amazing.
Pros:
small package, room filling sound
Cons:
heavy, need special brackets if you are going to hang them on the wall.
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5 out of 5

OH MY !!!!!!!!!!!

Written By Richard F, Clarksburg, WV on Sunday, May 18, 2014
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I have an older 5.1 system made up of a Yamaha RX-V1000, Klipsch KLF-20 Front, Klipsch RC-3 Center, and a pair of Bose 151 for the rears. I was looking to upgrade the Yamaha, when i saw the add for the RS-400's at such a great price. To make a long story short the RS-400's are incredible at filling in the rear channel's and I'll be keeping my old Yamaha for a little while longer!
Pros:
Thw wedge design seems to bring a lot more out of the rear soundfield. To be able to get Klipsch sound quality for such a great price, what else can I say.
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5 out of 5

awesome speakers

Written By mardude, st petersburg florida on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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'' WOW '' that's all i am going to said , this are so beautiful speakers .i really like the shape and way they sound ..
Pros:
the cover grills . that's the selling point for me .
Cons:
none so far .
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RS-400

Written By Tom K, Westbury ,NY on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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Amazing rear surround speakers.Great Range and clarity. Klipsch 4 Life.
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5 out of 5

Great surround speaker

Written By Anonymous, Ohio on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
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Excellent price to performance ratio. Loud, clear and good lows
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5 out of 5

Sounds great

Written By Marc S, Durham nc on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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Sounds great and very good price
Pros:
Price performance ratio
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RS-400

Written By Anonymous, Philadelphia, PA on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Good speakers. Solid build, great sound. Got an open box one, a little scratches but nothing major, which will be hidden by the cover.
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5 out of 5

Got To LOVE KLIPSCH

Written By Dennis, Stephens City , VA on Thursday, April 24, 2014
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These speakers are absolutely awesome ! they are not designed to be bass heavy I knew that and you should too. They are brighter than my KG4's from the late 80's that I use for my fronts but the fact that they have apposing angels they deliver a huge sounding back field when used in surround sound but fill the rear of the room when just using stereo.
Pros:
Efficient , Cost, Performance, size, name
Cons:
well they don't do house chores and they keep me from doing mine :)
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Delivers!

Written By rickfic, Fairfield, CT on Monday, April 21, 2014
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So far, these speakers deliver the goods! I have them as surround speakers paired with Klipsch Forte II's and the sound is killer! After reading the positive reviews here, I decided to pick them up.
Pros:
small footprint help them to fit in tight places. AMAZING sound quality!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

KLIPSCH RS 400

Written By ANGUS E., SLIDELL, LA. on Monday, April 14, 2014
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THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN THE PRICE WAS THE SOUND. GREAT SOUND CLARITY AS USUAL FROM KLIPSCH. THESE WERE HOOKED UP AS REAR SURROUND IN A MEDIUM SIZE ROOM. GREAT SOUND FROM MUSIC AND MOVIES
Pros:
GREAT SOUND AT A GREAT PRICE.
Cons:
NONE
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent sound

Written By Thomas, Laguna, CA on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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Excellent speakers for surround sound - specifically movies and gaming. Had a pair of Boston Acoustics which were nice, but these really fill the room much better. Highly recommended - especially at the special purchase price.
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5 out of 5

sounds amazing

Written By martin, canada on Thursday, March 27, 2014
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sounds like a ton of brick well built best speaker ive had
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5 out of 5

Great Klipsch Sound

Written By MaxS, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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This Canadian Special Edition speaker is another excellent product by Klipsch. I am using it in the surround-back channel positions, and it performs flawlessly and with awesome dispersion. Klipsch speakers when paired with the right audio sources always provide a great sound-stage for home theater and 2-channel operation.
Pros:
Dynamic Range, Wide dispersion, high efficiency, construction, and wall mounting options.
Cons:
5-way binding posts could provide more depth for wall mount options.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

klipsch RS400

Written By Anonymous, north carolina on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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These are the greatest surround rear speakers ive ever owned i hear things i never heard with other rear speakers like lg ,jvc ,jbl,pioneer these things are awesome a must buy for home threater but they will not rock like front mains so dont expect them to but they really shinr when watching tv games ot movies they do sound great at modarate levels u just cant push 160 wats at them thats y we have a and b front msins to rock music their a must have for home theater. I lovete look of the copper woofers i have center and mains with the copper woofers with a 10 inch down firing sub
Pros:
Looks and sound quality and price at 125 a peice u cant go wrong
Cons:
None for me but if u want to rock screaming volumns look elsewhere awesome for games tv and movies
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Reference sound at a great price

Written By Andy, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Purchased these along with the Klipsch RC-500 BK Center channel speaker and the Klipsch RB-600 speakers. I also have an older KSW-12 sub. All were driven by a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver. The imaging and clarity of these surrounds were amazing. The dual angle speaker design creates a better soundstage for music (especially when receiver is setup for 7 channel stereo) and video. The build quality is top notch and the speakers look great with or without the grilles. These are well worth the money vs. the RS-42ii.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Klipsch reference surround at a bargain price

Written By AnthonyS, Santa Fe on Friday, March 14, 2014
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I purchased a pair of Klipsch RS400 4 months ago and loved them so much I purchased another pair last month. These speakers as with all the reference line are very efficient so you do not need a monster amplifier to drive them and are very clean and detailed. The design of the speakers create a more expansive sound field than standard direct radiating speakers so they do work very well as surround speakers. I am using a Marantz receiver and they match well with my Klipsch rf5iiI floorstanding speakers, and the rc52ii center speaker. These speakers are a special purchase and are a great value when compared to the similar rs42ii that is almost double the price with a different grill cover so get them while they last.
Pros:
Very detailed ambient sound at a great price!
Cons:
The grills are not as attractive as the Klipsch rs42ii but they are nice and you are getting a great price for essentially the same speaker.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

SURROUND SPEAKERS

Written By MOIS, FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. on Friday, March 14, 2014
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excellent performance ,just for surround purpose nothing else great quality.
Pros:
quality and performance.
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Re-Badged RS-42 (original)

Written By WhiskeyJ, Joliet,IL on Friday, March 07, 2014
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I purchased my first set (Scratch & Dent) on 12/03/13 and I couldn't really tell that they were anything other than "New Open Box". The second set,(also Scratch & Dent) were purchased two months later on 02/02/14. This set, although they both had minor (unnoticable when wall mounted) marks on their rears, were in WAY above acceptable condition for the unbelievable price that I paid for both pairs..

I have to agree with Nezil"s review that states that the RS-400 is just a re-badged Original RS-42. I also agree that I prefer the grill style of the RS-42 II, but at these prices, I'll learn to live with it

These speakers have replaced four Klipsch Synergy S-2's as Surround and Rear Surrounds in my 9.1 system. I have to say that the improvement is most noticeable when playing High Resolution Audio Surround discs (SACD / DVD-Audio / Blu-Ray Audio). .

I already have an all Klipsch based system of 11.1 speakers. My pioneer SC-1522-K can only drive 9.1 (either Hieghts OR Wides) but I'm looking to upgrade (a never ending process) to an Onkyo TX-NR929 which can output 11 channels with NeoX or Audyssey DSX.

In conclusion, I am extremely satified with the RS-400 and in reality there is no "Real" difference between these and the RS-42 or the RS-42 II.
Pros:
Great Sound, Great Price
Cons:
Dated Styling
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4 out of 5

Nice for the price

Written By mradmen, Cortland, IL on Sunday, February 16, 2014
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Given the smaller size of these I was not expecting too much but as a rear surround they have a remarkably rich sound. While not tiny they are small enough to satisfy my wifes requirements for small speakers.
Pros:
Small size Good job producing immersive sound
Cons:
Maybe to be expected they don't have much bottom end but maybe enough for a rear.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RS 400 speakers

Written By gginnc, Cherryville, NC on Friday, February 14, 2014
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I purchased a pair of Klipsch RS 400 surround speakers as a replacement for an existing pair of Klipsch SS.5 speakers. The speakers were installed at about seven feet above the floor and behind the listening area. Using the Audyssey feature of my Onkyo 609 receiver, I balanced the new speakers with the existing system- two Klipsch B3 R/L speakers and Klipsch RC 52 center w/ a Yamaha SW. The increase in bass was immediately noticeable and there was a presence that the SS.5 (4" woofer with two tweeters) simply did not have. Couldn't be happier.

The SS.5 speakers were reinstalled as high speakers(at about 7 1/2 feet and at least two feet behind the R/L speakers) and the system rebalanced. Once again a noticeable and positive difference in additional sound presence. The little SS.5's directionality and limited base was not a problem--this seems a good application for these speakers.

I also purchased a pair of RB 600 speakers as replacement for the B3's and will post after I have lived with them for awhile.
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4 out of 5

Nice surround speaker at a great price

Written By Nezil, Sunnyvale, CA on Monday, February 03, 2014
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My understanding is that the RS-400 is a re-badged RS-42 (Mk I); an already very well reviewed surround speaker system. I choose these speakers because I was looking for something at a relatively low cost that would still provide me with a nice surround effect at lower volumes.

The dipole like design really does envelope you with surround effects, especially if placed correctly (along side the listener, rather than behind).

I'm giving these four stars, because though I'm very satisfied with them, I'd hoped for a more significant improvement over what I was replacing. To be fair, I already had pretty good monopole surrounds, and perhaps was expecting too much.

I've already paired these with the RC-500 center channel from the same range, and I'm now considering a pair of RB-41 speakers for the rear channels in a 7.1 setup.
Pros:
Low cost for a high quality speaker High sensitivity means works well at lower volumes
Cons:
Doesn't produce much bass Not small V Shape designed cover is not quite as elegant as the newer curved RS-42 II
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4 out of 5

Klipsch RS-400

Written By Mad85704, Tucson, AZ on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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A pretty good surround sound speaker for the money. They replaced some smaller Athena surround speakers. The Klipsch have Better Freq. range and sound dispersion through out the room. The Video system is a Marantz receiver, OPPO Blue Ray, B&W sub and Athena front, center and rear (7.1 system). Some day I will replace the front speakers, but I have another system strictly for Music.
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5 out of 5

RS-400

Written By R Harris, Woodward, Ok on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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Purchased these from Crutchfield and replaced smaller Onkyo surrounds. These were a special purchase and had a special low price to match. I couldn't pass these up! These have greatly improved sound from my 110 rms per channel Onkyo receiver! They distribute sound in two directions and play loud and clear with music and movies. Klipsch horns are key. They have a keyhole mount on back and are easily mounted with 1 screw. Buy these speakers. Great price and outstanding quality.
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5 out of 5

Mr.

Written By Willie A. Best, Chapel Hill, 27516 on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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These speaker are just the right size for my bed room. Sound quality is is very good with clear clean highs and lows.
Pros:
Easy to move around my room.
Cons:
Speaker wires should be recommended with this product
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5 out of 5

Klipsch surrounds

Written By Mike, Richmond, va on Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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Replaced some older Reference series surrounds with 4 of these and they fit in seamlessly with a pair of klipsch synergy F3 towers, Klipsch ICON center channel and two Klipsch sub 10 subwoofers. A Yamaha Aventage A2000 7.2 receiver provides the power. The RS 400 provide a nice ambiance to the surround experience and they don't stand out or distract, except for when they should, like during a movie. I use the Dolby pro logic II mode for music a lot and they provide a nice surround experience with music.
Pros:
Nicely integrates with other klipsch speakers. Klipsch build quality.
Cons:
Little heavy, but the use of the proper mounting hardware for wall mounting takes care of that.
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5 out of 5

Just Destroy Bose Leyend

Written By Mario O, Manati, Puerto Rico on Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Like Other people, I took years to recognize this Trademark, I'm A Bose Fan...Was !!! I started to replace my surround speakers, from Bose to Klipsch. Wow What a difference, my Onkyo came to life, every effect, every movie surround detail is reproduce fine with an excellent performance. I love it !!! Remember that these series is a Special Edition from Klipsch.
Pros:
Quality, Dispersion, Performance
Cons:
Make me to spend in all Complete RS Serie including Center and Main Speakers
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RS-400

Written By wayne n, fullerton ca on Monday, December 09, 2013
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I am loving the difference these speakers have made to my home theatre system. Even my wife who is a "it's just fine the way it is" has said WOW!!! I didn't think it could be better
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5 out of 5

Klipsch is awesome

Written By Chris, PA on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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I bought these speakers to complete the 5.1 surround. I have all klipsch speakers on a denon receiver and I love it. I mainly use the speakers for video games and I couldn't be happier. I also bought the sanus 31" stands and used Velcro to hold the speakers in place. The stand was great for keeping the speakers at ear level while sitting on the couch. I highly recommend these awesome speakers.
Pros:
Clean, crisp, powerful, sleek
Cons:
Kind of large
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2 questions already asked

which wall/ceiling mounts work best with this speaker? [ Chris  Jun 04, 2014 ]
13 answers
  • I mounted mine on drywall walls using a single pan head screw each using the keyhole mount at the top rear of the speaker. One of them was into a handy stud behind the drywall, the other alas had no stud at the appropriate distance, so I used a screw-in zinc drywall anchor and I have had no problems. Because of the protrusion distance of the keyhole mounting plate, it is necessary to put the stick-on plastic/rubber feet on the back of the speaker - the friction additionally makes sure that there is no slip'n'slide side to side. Also, when mounted this way, the connection posts are close enough to the wall so that speaker cable terminated with regular banana plugs cannot be used - you need spades or pins. (or bare wire if you just don't care!) [ Iain   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • Unfortunately, I am the wrong person to answer this question. I have a seven speaker set-up and this speaker is used in the middle between the front and rear speakers. Since m room is open on one side and a patio door on the other, I have them mounted on speaker stands which works quite well for me. [ B   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • It has mounting holes on the back that you just use screws in the wall to hold it up. No Extra brackets needed. [ MIKE   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • 3" wood screw in the wall about 6" down from ceiling [ MICHAEL A   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • These have a keyhole type hanger on back. This works just fine with a sturdy screw in the wall with an anchor or directly into a stud. [ ROBERT   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • Klipsch rs-400 surround speakers very great. I think it's money well spent ' [ BRETT   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • Chris, the speaker comes with holes for mounting already. There is no need to buy brackets of any sort. Just hang it up on a strong nail as they have some weight to them [ STEVE M   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • You can use a wall anchor and a screw to hang this speaker on the wall since it has a keyhole on the top rear of the speaker. Since the keyhole is on the top rear of the speaker, I had to place a small piece of wood on the bottom rear to keep the speaker straight.along the wall. [ BENJAMIN   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • not sure what you are looking for but, yes I have this pair of speakers and I have them at ear height siting on the couch. the wedge shape gives you all the effects you could ever ask for [ TOM J   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • The Pinpoint AM24 bracket offers multiple wall-mounting options for traditional satellite speakers. And hold 12 pounds, these speakers weight is 11.9 pounds, it feet and make the mount practically invisible. [ MARIO   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • I didn't mount my klipsh RS400 on the wall or ceiling. Instead I bought the stands so the speakers themselves are about ear height. THEY ARE AWESOME!!! And oh I used a bit of Velcro on the bottoms of the speakers so they don't slide or move. [ wayne   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • Honest I had ordered it for my surrounds, but they r too heavy to mount on my drop ceiling.. So I tried it for my front left and right.. And.. Am loving it.. Have it placed on the top of the unit.. No brackets/stands. [ SANJAY   Jun 05, 2014 ]
  • I purchased 2 sets of these, one set (R &L rear channel) I used the provided wall mount. For the 2nd set (R & L rear wide channel) I modified a set of ceiling mounts I had purchased from Best Buy years ago and attached them to the speakers using the two threaded holes on the backside of the speaker. [ RICHARD   Jun 05, 2014 ]
How big are these speakers? [ Scott  Dec 10, 2013 ]
1 answer
  • We show the dimensions as: 10.9" x 10" x 7.9" [ Jeff Staff  Dec 11, 2013 ]

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