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Overview: The Klipsch Icon XL-12 LCR bookshelf
loudspeaker has been designed with today's home theater applications featuring a
flat-panel television in mind. An excellent choice for flat-panel displays, the
Icon Series XL-12 bookshelf speaker
flawlessly blends exquisite beauty and intelligent engineering for dynamic music
and movie performance. Designed for
crisp, dynamic listening, the XL-12 employs a premium titanium diaphragm
compression driver and high-output fiberglass cone woofer. The XL-12 can be used
as front, center or rear channel speaker.
Tractrix Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch
Icon XL-12 utilizes a 0.75-inch Titanium diaphragm compression driver
mated to a Tractrix horn-loaded tweeter with XT technology, allowing the slender
XL-12 to deliver an extremely smooth response with constant directivity and
precise high frequencies. The XT Tractrix Horn is round in shape and
delivers a 80-degrees x 80-degrees high dispersion pattern for a broader and
more even sound-stage.
Fiberglass Cone Woofer: The Icon XL-12 features a single 4-inch
high-output, fiberglass cone woofer with a rubber surround for intense,
hard-hitting mid-bass response.
Bass-Reflex Enclosure: The 4-inch fiberglass cone woofer and 0.75-inch
titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure
which features a front-firing port. The
XL-12's beautifully crafted aluminum extrusion enclosure features an
eye-catching black-grain anodized finish and high-gloss black accents.
Magnetic Grille: The bookshelf 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.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Icon Series speakers are equipped
with sturdy binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of speaker
cables and connectors.
Mounting: The Icon XL-12
speaker can be mounted as a front, center or rear speaker. The speaker features two threaded keyhole slots on the back of the
cabinet that can be used to attach the supplied wall-mount bracket or to attach
to the speakers to an optional Klipsch speaker stand (714XFS). The XL-12 comes
supplied with two screws to attach the supplied wall-mount brackets to the
speakers (mounting screws to attach bracket to wall not included). The
wall-mount bracket is stationary and does not swivel or tilt. The LCR speaker
also comes supplied with a rubber pad to protect the bottom edge of the speaker
and the surface you are placing it on (the rubber pad adds 0.25" to speaker's
addition, the Icon Series speaker features
two metal tilt rods that allows you to adjust the angle of the speaker to
compensate for placement.
Note: The XL-12 speaker needs to be mounted to wall using the
supplied wall-mount bracket, to the optional Klipsch XFS floor-stands,
rested horizontally on a shelf when using the speaker as a front, center or rear speaker.
Due to the the speaker's slanted design the speaker will not rest vertically.
Placement: The XL-12 bookshelf loudspeaker can be used as a
front, center, or rear speaker and is designed to perform well in a wide variety of
locations but you will get the most out of the speakers by following these
- Front Speaker Placement:
As a front speaker, the XL-12 bookshelf
speaker should be placed on a common wall 6 to 15 feet apart at the same
height as each other with the high frequency drivers at seated ear height.
The speaker should be angled toward the listener and even with or forward
of any adjacent obstructions (if are not wall-mounted). Asymmetrical
placement of a pair of speakers from adjacent side walls can smooth
room-induced bass unevenness.
- Center Speaker Placement: As a center speaker, the XL-12 LCR
speaker should be placed immediately above or below the center of your video
display. The speaker is supplied with a tilt rod to compensate for placement
above or below seated ear height.
- Rear Speaker Placement: As a rear speaker, the XL-12 loudspeaker
should be placed above seated ear height (approximately 4-5 feet above the
floor) on side or rear walls or on optional floor-stands.
Note: The Klipsch XL-12 bookshelf loudspeaker is
packaged and sold individually.