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Klipsch RSX-3/RCX-3 Home Theater Speaker System

4 compact satellites and 1 center channel speaker

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by Chris Egner
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Why choose a pre-matched speaker system?

Looking for speakers that'll deliver thrilling, edge-of-your-seat surround sound? Choosing a pre-matched speaker system is one way to ensure seamless home theater performance. These systems are made up of speakers that share the same tonal characteristics — that means the sound will stay consistent as it moves from speaker to speaker around your room. Most pre-matched systems come with a subwoofer — a must-have for high-impact bass.

Don't let its small size fool you — this Klipsch® five-speaker system delivers rich, accurate sound to make all your favorite movies, tunes, and video games more enjoyable. It boasts many of the same technologies and design principles Klipsch uses in their larger Reference Series speakers, so you'll hear distinctive, dynamic sound. The unobtrusive RSX-3/RCX-3 combo makes a great choice for a bedroom or den, or for anyone who wants high-quality sound without big, boxy speakers crowding the living room. And each speaker features a beautifully sculpted cabinet that looks right at home alongside today's flat-panel TVs.

Tough-but-lightweight woofers deliver tight bass and clean midrange. Crisp highs come courtesy of titanium dome tweeters coupled with efficient Klipsch horns — flared openings in each enclosure project high frequencies toward your listening area and prevent sound waves from simply spilling out in all directions. Each speaker is supported by a sturdy cast aluminum base with a ball joint that swivels a full 360 degrees for convenient aiming. Place them on a shelf, or swivel the bases behind the speakers and use them as wall-mount brackets for a clean, out-of-the-way installation.

Pair the RSX-3/RCX-3 system with any Klipsch subwoofer to complete your system.

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Highlights:

    Front and surround speakers:
    • frequency response 116-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
    • sensitivity 89 dB
    • 4-7/8"W x 8-15/16"H x 6-3/8"D
    Center channel speaker:
    • frequency response 105-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
    • sensitivity 90 dB
    • 8-3/4"W x 6-3/4"H x 5-5/8"D
    System specs:
    • each speaker handles up to 40 watts
    • MicroTractrix™ horns with 3/4" titanium tweeters
    • 3-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofers
    • video-shielded
    • integrated cast aluminum swivel bases
    • keyhole slots for easy wall mounting
    • warranty: 5 years
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    Features and Specs
    General
    Enclosure Bass Reflex
    Video Shielded Yes
    Pieces in System 5
    Color Black
    Tweeter Dome loaded horn
    Midrange size (inches) N/A
    Woofer size (inches) 3-1/2
    Woofer Composition Cerametallic
    Woofer Surround Rubber
    Impedance (Ohms) 8
    Connector Type 5-way post
    Mounting Bracket Included Keyhole
    Recommended Stand Height (inches) 36-42
    Parts Warranty 5 Years
    Labor Warranty 5 Years
    Specifications
    RMS Power Range (watts) 40
    Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) Not Given
    Dimensions
    Main Speakers (inches) 8-15/16H x 4-7/8W x 6-3/8D
    Center Speaker (inches) 6-3/4H x 8-3/4W x 5-5/8D
    Surround Speakers (inches) 8-15/16H x 4-7/8W x 6-3/8D
    Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
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    What's in the box?

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    • 4 Matching two-way satellite loudspeakers with attached base/wall bracket on each one
    • Matching center-channel loudspeaker with attached base/wall bracket
    • 5 Removable magnetic grille
    • 5 Hex wrenches (one attached to bottom of each speaker's base)
    • 3 Adhesive rubber feet for center channel
    • Reference Satellite System Mounting Template with level
    • Owner's Manual

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    Features

    Overview: The Klipsch Reference Cinema 6 Satellite Speaker System consists of four matching Klipsch RSX-3 satellite loudspeakers and a matching Klipsch RCX-3 horizontal center-channel loudspeaker. This compact loudspeaker system is designed to fit almost anywhere and still deliver dynamic sound experience. The Cinema 6 Satellite Speaker System use two-way magnetically shielded speakers that employs a 3.5-inch Cerametallic woofer and 0.75-inch titanium-dome compression driver coupled to an exclusive round MicroTractrix Horn for maximum clarity and efficiency. Each speaker also features high-quality network components and premium internal wiring.

    Dome Loaded Horn Tweeter: Each loudspeaker boasts outstanding efficiency by utilizing a 1-inch titanium-dome compression driver coupled to Klipsch's new round MicroTractrix Horn. The 1-inch titanium-dome tweeter provides clean, detailed highs. The integral round MicroTractrix Horn delivers a 90-degree wide by 90-degree high dispersion pattern for a broad, even sound-stage.

    Long Throw Woofer: The woofers used in each speaker is a long-throw driver driven by a powerful magnetic motor structure. The Cerametallic cone of each speaker is lightweight with excellent rigidity, which dramatically reduces any resonance. As a result, the Reference Cinema 6 Satellite Speaker System is capable of robust bass extending low enough for comfortable operation with today's built-in A/V preamp/processor and receiver crossovers.

    Note: A powered subwoofer such as the Klipsch RPW-10 is recommended for use with this system for deeper bass response.

    Magnetically Shielded: All of the speaker in the Klipsch Reference Cinema 6 Satellite Speaker System are magnetically shielded to prevent video interference.

    High-Quality Network Components: The Reference Cinema 6 Satellite Speakers use high-quality network components and top-of-the-line internal wiring for proper driver blending with minimal degradation of the incoming signals. These premium features ensure lifelike performances.

    Bass Reflex Enclosure: The 3.5-inch Cerametallic cone woofer and 1" titanium dome compression driver of each loudspeaker are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure which features a rear-firing port. The bass reflex enclosure features an ABS plastic cabinet and a cast aluminum front baffle.

    Integrated Pedestal Stand: Each speaker features an integrated cast aluminum pedestal stand with ball joint that allow it to be adjusted in almost any direction by simply using the provided allen wrench. Three keyholes are provided on the underside of the pedestal for no-hassle wall mounting. The integrated base/wall-mount tilts up and down and swivels 360-degrees for placement flexibility. The speaker comes supplied with a template and level to help mount the speaker to your wall. The integrated pedestal stand of the RCX-3 center-channel can be removed to lower the height of the center channel speaker. Three self-adhesive rubber feet come supplied to attach to the bottom of the center-speaker to hold the center-channel speaker in place if you decide to detach the pedestal stand. The center channel speaker's height is reduced by approximately 1.75 inches.

    Magnetic Grille: Each speaker features a removable magnetic grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum front baffle. The speakers can be used with or without their grille in place.

    5-Way Binding Posts: Each loudspeaker is equipped with sturdy five-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors.

     
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    Klipsch RSX-3/RCX-3 Home Theater Speaker System

    Written By edwin, Adrian,MICHIGIAN on Thursday, August 07, 2008
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    This is just one one more example of you get what you pay for .The quality and sound from the speakers is great.The construction of the wall mounts is the best i have ever seen.If your looking for the last set of speakers you will ever have to buy this is it.
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    Best bang for the buck

    Written By Barry, Orlando, FL on Thursday, July 24, 2008
     
    I purchased this surround sound speaker system to replace my old quintett system from Klipsch, and they are phenominal. Klipsch has a great history of replacing the old style cones for the highs with horns, which captures the highs better than the cones. Every hiss, zing or other high pitch sound comes in clearer with the horns. A lot of theaters use this technology and use Klipsch to supply themselves with. Overall I am impressed with Klipsch, and would suggest their speakers for those who which to capture great sound, and get a more theater - like sound when enjoying movies at home. I currently have the Onkyo NR905 pushing power through the speakers, and together they make a great fit. Klipsch is a top of the line speaker that doesn't overcharge like some of the other companies out there, where you spend money and get more whistles and bells than clear sound. This set is great for apartments, smaller rooms, or for those just getting into surround sound technology and want something they will enjoy for years to come.
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