Overview: The Klipsch Reference Series RS-41 II is a
surround loudspeaker which delivers high-performance sound using Klipsch's
advanced technologies and world-class materials. The RS-41 II employs a single 4-inch woofer
and dual Tractrix horn-loaded 1-inch titanium tweeters with WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology). The Klipsch Reference Series
surround loudspeaker will bring out the power, detail, and emotion in your
music, movies, or video games.
Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RS-41 II utilizes a
highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for
louder sound with less distortion. The RS-41 II is able to fill smaller rooms
with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing surround sound that you can listen to
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch
RS-41 II delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two
Tractrix Horn loaded titanium-diaphragm tweeters and one 4-inch woofer. By
aligning the two horns at 90 degrees with respect to each other, along with a
centered woofer, the RS-41 II smoothly
covers a 180-degree 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-41 II utilizes dual
Tractrix Horns for a more genuine, lifelike sound. The Tractrix Horns deliver a
90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
In addition, behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear
travel suspension for open, natural, sound.
Cerametallic Woofer: The single 4-inch woofer of the RS-41 II 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-inch woofer
also employs a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RS-41 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.
Acoustic Suspension Enclosure: The 4-inch Cerametallic cone
woofer and dual 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression drivers are mounted in an
acoustic suspension enclosure. The sealed enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a Matte Black
vinyl and an aluminum front baffle. The RS-41 II's rigid cabinet offers
improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color
Magnetic Grille: The surround loudspeaker features a
removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over the
front of the speaker. The speaker can be used with or without its grille
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Series RS-41 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.
Rubber Feet: The surround speaker comes supplied with four
self-adhesive rubber feet so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf
securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of the
Wall Mounting: The Klipsch Reference surround speaker
feature a single keyhole slot on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the
speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not
supplied). There is also a 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the back of each
loudspeaker for mounting the speaker to the wall using an optional articulating
bracket (sold separately).
Note: The 1/4"-20 threaded insert on the speaker are recessed,
requiring a Pinpoint screw-kit (121RCMICRO, sold separately) to attach the
speakers to a wall/ceiling bracket or speaker stand. The screws supplied
with most optional wall/ceiling brackets or speaker stands are too short to
mount the speakers
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-41 II be mounted above the ear height of seated listeners (between 5 to 7 feet
above the floor).