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Klipsch Reference R-34C

Center channel speaker

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Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-34C

When you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you want to feel like you're sitting in the front row of a movie theater — where you can hear all of the dialogue and sound effects as if you were in the picture. The Klipsch R-34C delivers, thanks to a horn-loaded tweeter and four copper spun 3-1/2" woofers. It's the perfect low-profile center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

Front-row sound

When you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you want to feel like you're sitting in the front row of a movie theater — where you can hear all of the dialogue and sound effects as if you were in the picture. The Klipsch R-34C delivers, thanks to a horn-loaded tweeter and four copper spun 3-1/2" woofers. It's the perfect low-profile center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

Build a complete Reference system

Combine the R-34C with other Klipsch Reference speakers for a complete home theater system.

Bookshelf speakers: Klipsch R-41M and Klipsch R-51M
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-610FKlipsch R-620F and Klipsch R-820F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 82-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 96 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm tweeter
  • four 3-1/2" copper spun IMG woofers
  • bass-reflex enclosure with dual forward-firing Tractrix® ports
  • removable grille offers a clean, streamlined look
  • durable textured wood grain vinyl finish
  • dual gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
  • 26"W x 5-1/4"H x 6-1/4"D
  • weight: 13 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

Great center channel speaker brings clear voices and highs.

Dadster67, Lewisburg, TN


Klipsch Reference R-34C Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(8 Reviews)

Excellent center channel

Dadster67 from Lewisburg, TN on 12/2/2018

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Great center channel speaker brings clear voices and highs.

Pros: Sounds good added to 4 Bose 301s. Nice solid cabinet. Easily wall mountable. QUALITY consruction

Cons: None

Klipsch Reference R-34C

Crutchfield customer from East Hartford, CT on 11/30/2018

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this size is perfect for the spot i have and its an AWESOME SOUND VERY CLEAR.. LOVE MY CENTER SPEAKER



Sparkling clear spoken word

David from Golden, CO on 11/27/2018

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This speaker has a sparkling clarity that allows me to understand spoken word better than any speakers I've owned. It's high efficiency lends itself to be driven by almost any amplifier with reasonable power.

Pros: No more subtitles.... I can understand spoken words. Front firing port is perfect for my specific placement.

Cons: none

Amazing Center Channel

Paul from Rancho Mirage, CA on 11/25/2018

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Clarity, precision, amazing voice reproduction - if this is what you want in a center channel speaker, look no further. Don't be fooled by the smaller size, this speaker delivers. With the grill attached one hardly notices it, but with grill off, you're going to make a statement. I couldn't be happier with this speaker.



Great Fidelity. Made all the Difference in our Home

Tom from Westerville, OH on 11/23/2018

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I've always been an audiophile, but putting your kids through Catholic school and college forces you to budget your money and make the hard choices between needs and wants. No matter what, you never lose that audiophile craving. So over the years, I've put together, piece by piece, a small music and tv sound system. My walls are drywall and the floors are ceramic tile and hard wood, so I've not the best sound environment. And I've got a fireplace with the TV right above it on the wall. Lots of constraints. After looking for a few years, I went with a thinner Marantz receiver and a pair of Klipsch book shelves that can deliver good bass response for music. The center speaker was the issue. space constraints (couldn't be more than 8" in depth nor could it be more than 6" tall). I wanted the best frequency response for the money, and it had to be a match for the Klipsch, so when they came out with the R34C, I just had to try it out. Damn, the wait was worth it. Even my wife, who deals with hearing loss, noticed the difference in the fidelity of the room once I got it in place and connected it up. I couldn't have made a better choice. As always, Crutchfield delivered - price, delivery and performance. Thanks, Crutchfield!

Pros: Sound. Size. Quality. Price. Best-in-Class.

Cons: None yet and I don't think one will arise.

Klipsch Reference R-34C

Crutchfield customer from Gurnee, IL on 11/21/2018

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Amazingly crisp sound!



Klipsch Reference R-34C

Dale from Wise Va on 10/14/2018

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Purchased 2 Klipsch R620 floor speakers and Norm recommended this 34 center channel , couldn't have made a better purchase , they blow my Bose 301's out of the water plus I already had two Klipsch 350 watt subs , Mr Bill won't be getting any of these speakers back , very powerful clear crisp sound from the these speakers , highly recommend them , crutchfield is great to deal with , not my first purchase from them !!!!, and it won't be the last !!!

Pros: Great power packed sound

Cons: None

Perfect size

Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 9/3/2018

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Perfect size awesome sounding love the look with the copper and black.




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 3-1/2
Connector Type Posts
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 96
Frequency Response 82-21k Hz
Height (inches) 4-15/16
Width (inches) 26-1/16
Depth (inches) 6-1/4
Weight 13 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research


1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-34C center channel loudspeaker features Klipsch's proprietary Tractrix Horn technology mated with a 1" aluminum LTS tweeter, for impressive high-end response and greater extension, enhanced imaging and powerful dynamics.

  • 90°x90° Tractrix Horn: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Klipsch exclusive Tractrix horn technology ensures that the speaker's high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls. Using this proprietary focused technology provides clarity, dynamics, and detail for your movies and music
  • LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 1.0" tweeter with a linear travel suspension. Klipsch exclusive Linear Travel Suspension (LTS) minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performances. In addition, Using Kapton (an extremely light and rigid material) in the tweeter suspension provides high efficiency and improve resolution and detail.

Quad 3.5" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-34C center channel speaker houses four 3.5" Copper-Spun IMG woofers. The Copper-Spun IMG (Injection Molded Graphite) woofers are exceptionally light while being extremely rigid - providing remarkable low frequency response, with minimal cone breakup and distortion.

Dual Tractrix Ports: The dual front-firing Tractrix ports are perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofers, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion or turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. The front-firing ports allow the R-34C center speaker to be placed right against your wall or entertainment system without effecting the bass response.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-34C 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.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-34C center channel speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference 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.

Mounting & Placement Options: The Klipsch R-34C can be placed on a speaker stand, TV stand, or shelf. It can also be wall-mounted. The center channel speaker should be placed as close to the screen as possible, preferably directly on top of or below the screen.

  • Rubber Feet: The center loudspeaker comes with 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 0.3125" to the overall height of the speaker.
  • Keyhole Slot: The Klipsch Reference series center channel speaker feature dual keyhole slots on the back of the cabinet for wall-mounting the speaker without any additional wall-mount bracket (mounting screws not supplied).

Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of four floorstanding speakers (R-610F/R-620F/R-820F/R-625FA), two bookshelf speakers (R-41/R-51M), two center channel speakers (R-34C/R-52C), and one Dolby Atmos speaker (R-41SA) - all sold separately. The Klipsch Reference series line-up of loudspeakers sound great in stereo and home theater applications.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately).

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Great Reviews. Recommended by to audiophile friends. [ Thomas  Dec 06, 2018 ]
It matches the rest of my reference speakers and it was just the right size for my tv set up. [ W  Nov 29, 2018 ]
home theater [ Srinivas  Nov 23, 2018 ]
I was looking for a sound bar to round out my system. A Yamaha RX-583 AV receiver, and 4 Bose 301s. I used the chat feature and Brooke helped me to compare models that would match the tone of my system. Klipsch is an excellent brand and I believe this model fits what I need for a nice full sounding theater room. I chose the smaller one so tv won't have to be raised much. Thanks for excellent service! [ Franklin Coleman  Nov 16, 2018 ]
Recommendation [ STUART D  Nov 12, 2018 ]
I picked this to fit the spot it is going with having to change anything.l picked Klipsch because they sound great [ Jerry  Oct 19, 2018 ]
I have always had good success with Klipsch products, plus this speaker will fit on my 7 inch fireplace mantel. [ G  Oct 05, 2018 ]
On Advice of Crutchfield Team to help build AV system [ Dominick  Oct 05, 2018 ]
seemed like a good choice [ Michael  Sep 05, 2018 ]
I ordered a complete Klipsch home theater system. I needed a sound bar with a low profile. [ Dennis  Aug 23, 2018 ]
actually because of the size. I needed something small enough to fit the space in my stereo cabinet. [ Joe  Aug 20, 2018 ]
Research [ David  Aug 17, 2018 ]