About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-404C
Excellent center channel sound
Excellent center channel sound
If you're building a Klipsch Reference Premiere home theater system, consider the RP-404C as your all-important center channel. This robust speaker is an excellent choice for medium- and large-sized rooms where you want to be drawn directly into the action unfolding in front of you. It features four 4" spun-copper woofers for punchy bass and dynamic midrange, and Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for exceptionally accurate dialogue and center-stage sound effects.
Use the RP-404C center channel as part of a high-impact Klipsch home theater system.
Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance
Horn technology is one of Klipsch's long-standing hallmarks. Flared openings in the speaker cabinet project sound waves toward your listening area and prevent them from simply spilling out in all directions. This design reduces reflections that can color the sound, and boosts dynamics and efficiency for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.
Klipsch's Tractrix® horn features a circular throat around an advanced titanium diaphragm tweeter that transitions into a square 90º x 90º mouth. This unique shape provides a cleaner, more efficient transition of sound waves into your listening space. The result is a wide listening "sweet spot" with precise placement of instruments and vocals.
A horn that enhances bass, too
Take a look at the back of the RP-404C and you'll find that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.
Because this speaker is rear-ported, I recommend pulling it away from your wall to give it room to "breathe."
- 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix® horn
- four 4" Cerametallic cone woofers with rigid and lightweight voice coils
- frequency response: 59-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity: 97 dB
- power handling: up to 125 watts RMS (500 watts peak)
- impedance: 8 ohms compatible
- bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
- magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
- walnut vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- 26-1/16"W x 5-3/4"H x 13-7/16"D
- weight: 28 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 1065814
What's in the box:
- Center channel loudspeaker
- Grille (installed)
- 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
- User Manual
- Important Safety Instructions
- Warranty Information
Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-404C reviews
I hooked this up to my Onkyo TX-RZ830, in between my pair of RP-8000f's and this center hangs in there very well. Very clear dialogue in movies even at low volume.
Pros: Clear dialogue and great support for the rest of my system
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Its sounds outstanding and looks great .great addition to my system
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I was looking for a center speaker for my med sized room and 7.1 surround, I had a smaller center and was not happy as I was missing some dialog and was not getting quite the sound and performance I thought I should. I thought it was me. I looked at many different speakers and settled on the Klipsch RP-404C. Let me tell you the difference was night and day. From the time I plugged it in and got everything set up it has been the sound of my dreams. I usually listen at low to medium volumes and now the dialog is full and clear with just enough bass to fill out the movie no matter the volume. It will also handle cranking it up! Paired with 2 RP 5000F and a 10" sub I have it all!! If you are looking for a center channel speaker and you have the room, you need to check this monster out! Best sound improvement purchase I've ever have made without breaking the bank. Unbelievable! If you are curious my receiver is the Yamaha RX-V685 7.2
Pros: Hear what you might have been missing. Great sound, Great price. Works great right out of the box although after tweaking a bit sounds even better.
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Great product from Klipsch! Love the quality and sound. great price and quick shipping. cant ask for anything more. Thank you
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Filled a big empty space in my speaker array. It replaced a lower level Klipsch center speaker and widened the sound stage. Did I say clear? I can't believe the difference. I now can understand dialogue and lyrics which I often had to guess at before. I recommend this speaker to anyone that is serious about what they listen to. It won't disappoint.
Pros: Clear, wide and loud (if you want it to be)...
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More details on the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-404C
Features & specs
|Midrange size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer size (inches)||4|
|Frequency Response||59-25k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-404C center-channel loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-404C center-channel speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.
- Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
- Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.
Quad 4" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-404C center-channel loudspeaker utilizes four 4" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. The 4" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.
Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-404C center-channel loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.
MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-404C center-channel speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.
Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch RP-404C center-channel loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series center-channel speaker is fitted 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-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG). Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.
Placement & Mounting Options: The center channel speaker is designed to place dialog and primary sounds so that they appear to come from the TV or projector screen. The speaker should therefore be centered and placed as close to the screen as possible, preferably directly on top of or below the screen. The center channel speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface. The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the height of each speaker.
Note: There is no included bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker.
Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately). Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.
Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference Premiere series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).
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