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Klipsch R-52C

Center channel speaker

Item # 714R52C

I want to hear movie dialogue clearly, even if the starship's engines are rumbling and instrument panels are...

I want to hear movie dialogue clearly, even if the starship's engines are rumbling and instrument panels are...

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About the Klipsch R-52C

No more disappearing dialogue

I want to hear movie dialogue clearly, even if the starship's engines are rumbling and instrument panels are exploding under a barrage of enemy fire. The Klipsch R-52C delivers accurate, audible dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound effects.

No more disappearing dialogue

I want to hear movie dialogue clearly, even if the starship's engines are rumbling and instrument panels are exploding under a barrage of enemy fire. The Klipsch R-52C delivers accurate, audible dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound effects.

A horn-loaded tweeter provides a full, clear front sound stage. And two copper spun 5-1/4" woofers deliver solid, authentic bass for on-screen special effects. It's the perfect center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

Build a complete Reference system

Combine the R-52C 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

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Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 89-21,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix® horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers
  • removable grille offers a clean, streamlined look
  • durable wood grain vinyl finish
  • gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
  • 18-13/16"W x 7-1/16"H x 7-11/16"D
  • weight: 7 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065836
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What's in the box:

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

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Crutchfield customer from Moca, PR on 6/20/2019

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Hi,that is the sound that i need just, great thank,crutchfied??.

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Crutchfield customer from Gering, NE on 5/26/2019

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Great Speaker!! Super clear and budget friendly.

Pros: Sound quality

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Didn't know what I was missing

Crutchfield customer from Rogers, AR on 5/17/2019

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Last but most important piece to my simple system. Fills out the chit chat audio I had to turn my system up for before.

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Crutchfield customer from Southold, NY on 5/14/2019

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Fantastic mid-range reproduction. Voices and dialog extremely clear

Pros: sounds great

Cons: None

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Great, high efficiency center channel

Crutchfield customer from Palouse, WA on 5/10/2019

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Clean, crisp sound with great efficiency. Easily powered by any receiver and not bad to look at

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Great sound and value

Crutchfield customer from Highland, MI on 4/19/2019

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Great sound and value. Added this to my new 12" Klipsch sub for my surround system. All is good and sound great.

Pros: Good price

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Coos Bay, OR on 4/16/2019

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Work well with my system, would have been nice if they had been available in walnut finish.

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Crutchfield customer from Osprey, FL on 4/4/2019

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Upgraded from a Bose center channel to the Klipsch. There is no comparison. The Klipsch is crystal clear and delivers sound that fills the room. Paired this center channel with a Klipsch sub and Klipsch ceiling speakers for an incredible surround sound system.

Pros: Excellent quality and easy to install.

Cons: center channel is large and did not fit well in front of the TV. Placed it behind and below the TV with no loss of sound.

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Great sound

steven from Colorado Spgs, CO on 3/20/2019

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Klipsch did right by us music lovers again... this center channel sounds great .. goes perfect with my set up... Denon AVR-x2400h, 2- r-620f, 1- r120w Sub, 2- r-15m ,1- r-52c all are Klipsch speakers all connected with 12 gauge speaker wire and sewell deadbolt banana plugs

Pros: Gets the job done

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Wisc Rapids, WI on 3/12/2019

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This center channel speaker was a great addition to my Klipsch bookshelf speakers. The sound quality is incredible

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Crutchfield customer from Andrews, IN on 3/9/2019

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Overall a great bargain good center speaker but wasn't quite big enough for my large ceilings in my front room any normal size room it would definitely cover

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Classic Klipsch Sound

Paul from Hillsboro on 3/5/2019

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Bought to replace a Yamaha center and pair with a pair of Klipsch tower mains. The Yamaha's are good speakers but wow did I upgrade. So much dialogue in TV was missing until now. Amazing sound as usual from Klipsch and a great deal on Crutchfield.

Pros: Crystal clear highs and decent lows. High output at modest volume levels.

Cons: None. I love it.

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Crutchfield customer from Lucasville, OH on 3/5/2019

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Super sound, clear and clean sound.

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Superior speaker

Crutchfield customer from Hillsboro, OR on 3/3/2019

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You cannot beat this speaker for such a great price. Clear precise sound every time.

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Crutchfield customer from Eastpointe, MI on 2/27/2019

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Great price . great sound

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Wayne from Port Saint John, FL on 1/14/2019

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This speaker is awesome, once you pair it properly with some floor standing and sub woofer combination. Adam and Woody helped me figure this out. Thanks

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Francisco from Allen, TX on 12/16/2018

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excellent sound

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Crutchfield customer from Worcester, MA on 11/27/2018

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Sounds fantastic!

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Another Great Klipsch Product!

John Adams from Easton, MD on 10/21/2018

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Overall I am very happy with this center channel speaker. I purchased this for my bedroom system and it works perfectly. Crystal clear sound and not to bright like Klipsch speakers tend to be. Very nice entry level speaker with great looks and sound.

Pros: Clarity Small Footprint Great Price

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gorgeous and sounds amazing!

jamie from Maineville, OH on 9/14/2018

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Absolutely love the looks and sound of this center channel!

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Features & specs

Enclosure Acoustic Suspension
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type Posts
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 89-21k Hz
Height (inches) 7-1/16
Width (inches) 18-13/16
Depth (inches) 7-11/16
Weight 7 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-52C 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.

Dual 5.25" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-52C center channel speaker houses two 5.25" 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.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-52C 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-52C 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-52C can be placed on a speaker stand, TV stand, or shelf. The center channel speaker should be placed as close to the screen as possible, preferably directly on top of or below the screen. The center speaker 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.

Note: There is no included bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker

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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Based on reviews and the Crutchfield rep I spoke with this item should fit my needs. Also like buying from Crutchfield because they stand by their products and have a great support staff. [ Robert  Mar 13, 2019 ]
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Based on reviews from buyers, the brands name and the Crutchfield quality support. [ Todd  Mar 08, 2019 ]
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Great value and high quality product! [ Malcolm  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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Thanks Woody! kick ass job today... [ Wayne  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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I like Klipsch speakers [ Jason  Nov 24, 2018 ]
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I think it will be a good center channel choice for a small area home theater. [ Edward  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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sale pricing [ Frank  Sep 30, 2018 ]
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