Overview: The Klipsch Reference Series RS-52 is a surround
loudspeaker which delivers high-performance sound using Klipsch's advanced
technologies and world-class materials. The RS-52 employs dual 4-inch woofers,
dual Tractrix horn-loaded 1-inch titanium tweeters and WDST (Wide Dispersion
Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST): The Klipsch
RS-52 delivers precise sonic detail through the careful positioning of two
Tractrix Horn loaded titanium-diaphragm tweeters and two 5.25-inch woofers. By
aligning the two horns at 90 degrees with respect to each other, along with the
two woofers, the RS-52 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
Tractrix Horn Tweeters: The RS-52 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-inch titanium tweeter with a powerful
neodymium magnet motor structure to provide a unique combination of precision,
clarity and effortless dynamics.
Cerametallic Woofers: The dual 5.25-inch woofers of the
RS-52 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 woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RS-52'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.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 5.25-inch Cerametallic cone
woofers and dual 1-inch 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-52'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 its
cast-aluminum front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Series RS-52 is
equipped with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types
of cable and connectors.
Mounting: he Klipsch RS-52 comes with a back-panel keyhole
for on-wall mounting and two threaded inserts for attachment to popular
adjustable wall and ceiling brackets. 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
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-52 be mounted above the ear height of
seated listeners (between 5 to 7 feet above the floor).
Note: The Klipsch RS-52 surround speakers are packaged
and sold individually.
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