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Klipsch Reference R-34C

Center channel speaker

Item # 714R34C

When you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you want to feel like you're sitting in the front row of a...

When you're watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster, you want to feel like you're sitting in the front row of a...

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Item # 714R34C

Temporarily out of stock

Expected: 7/21/2020

$399.00 each

About the Klipsch Reference R-34C

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.

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
  • 26-1/16"W x 4-15/16"H x 6-1/4"D (5-1/4"H with supplied rubber feet)
  • weight: 13 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065837

What's in the box:

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

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Color Black
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 3-1/2
Connector Type Posts
Power Range up to 100
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
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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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I already have some of their speaker and I just wanted to complete the ensemble. [ Thomas  May 19, 2020 ]
best brand good quality [ ricardo  May 13, 2020 ]
In the process of building a home entertainment system with Klipsch center channel speaker, subwoofer, Dolby Atmos and surround speakers [ Michael  May 04, 2020 ]
Matches my towers [ Eric  Apr 15, 2020 ]
my son [ Joseph Francis  Apr 15, 2020 ]
Best center channel goes well with my klipsh sub [ Matthew  Apr 12, 2020 ]
All my other speakers in my listening room are Klipsch (Forte and subwoofer) except center channel. [ Peter  Apr 09, 2020 ]
Needed a center channel speaker to go with my other Klipsch Reference series speakers. Width of this unit will fit nicely in our TV cabinet. [ Alan  Apr 07, 2020 ]
To complete system [ Jeremy  Apr 01, 2020 ]
Wall mounted design will look great below the flush mounted monitor. [ Jones  Mar 16, 2020 ]
sound characteristics, dimensions compatible w/ TV mount [ William  Feb 28, 2020 ]
It goes with everything i have now [ ALEX  Feb 20, 2020 ]
In building my personal A/V home theater sound system, I knew that I wanted a high quality center channel speaker because this important component processes the majority of dialogue, sound effects from the middle and a good percentage of soundtrack from motion pictures and digital audio with sophisticated sound separation. The size of the listening room and the size and output of other speakers in the sound system are important considerations and for my sound system, this is an excellent fit! [ Robert  Feb 17, 2020 ]
This item is that last speaker I needed to complete Dolby Atmos surround sound. Thank you?? [ Christine  Feb 17, 2020 ]
Depth of product and overall size. [ SEAN  Feb 17, 2020 ]
size and performance [ William  Jan 09, 2020 ]
Izzy said it was a good bang for the buck [ Anselmo  Dec 19, 2019 ]
Quality [ B  Dec 03, 2019 ]
size [ Robert  Sep 05, 2019 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield experts [ Clinton  Aug 25, 2019 ]
Low profile as space below TV was only 5 inches. Compatibility with my in-ceiling Klipsch speakers. Will review later. [ Robert  Aug 23, 2019 ]
The consistent positive reviews of this speaker made it a clear choice for the price. [ Robert  Jun 24, 2019 ]
I've owned Klipsch speakers for years and they are still my favorite speakers of all time!!! [ Gary  May 15, 2019 ]
Have professional equipment including Klipsch and JBL in my studio some of the best made. No home theater crap ! [ William  May 06, 2019 ]
The size compared to R52C is just right and I also wanted before sale end tonight [ Karen  Mar 09, 2019 ]
I'm a Klipsch fan and this unit fits into the space available. [ Robert  Mar 09, 2019 ]
I need a good, low profile center channel speaker. After browsing the Crutchfield website and speaking with a representative, I am almost positive this product will be it. [ John  Feb 15, 2019 ]
Purchased other audio equipment very well satisfied with the way Crutchfield handles their business. Back again. [ Gene  Feb 15, 2019 ]
price + compatibility with other components [ Albert  Feb 10, 2019 ]
This speaker had good reviews along with compact size of this speakers. [ Hitesh  Feb 04, 2019 ]
I love Klipsch products and this center speaker should provide good sound and still fit into my TV cabinet. [ Theodore  Jan 22, 2019 ]
advisor recommended. [ carolyn  Jan 15, 2019 ]
Upgrading center channel speaker [ Monty  Jan 15, 2019 ]
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! [ Dadster67  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 ]

2 questions already asked

Which is better 25c or the 34c?
[ FRED S  May 16, 2020 ]
2 answers
I have the 34C and the sound is crystal clear I'm more than happy I bought it.
[ Dennis  Jun 02, 2020 ]
I've heard both. And to be honest it was difficult to tell the difference as far as sound quality. I like the 34c because is slimmer. Longer from side to side, but definitely shorter as far as height. Even though they use smaller woofers. I was surprised as how good they sounded. The bass was good. Definitely a really good center channel speaker. I set up my Marantz A/V preamp LFE setting to LFE+Main so any low ends sounds that is sent to any of the others speakers is played also on the subwoofers. That way all the surround speakers and surround back speakers. Don't have to go too low on the bass frequency. With minor tweeking of the crossovers settings and level settings. It sounds awesome. Hope this helps.
[ Jorge  May 17, 2020 ]
What are all the supported audio encoding formats this soundbar supports?
[ V  Dec 28, 2019 ]
3 answers
The R-34C is not a sound bar , it's a Home Theater Center Channel Speaker .
[ JOSEPH  Dec 28, 2019 ]
I purchased the speaker and it is my Center Channel speaker as part of my home theater setup. It connects to the center Channel output my receiver. The actual audio signal goes from the receiver to the speaker. Which is to say that it is the receiver that would support audio formats.
[ RON  Dec 28, 2019 ]
It will support any that your receiver puts out. It is simply connected to your receiver by speaker wire. It is my center channel on a 7.1 setup with a Denon AVR-X 1500H AV receiver. It performs flawlessly.
[ Dadster67  Dec 28, 2019 ]

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