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Klipsch R-52C

Center channel speaker

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Overview

Our take on the Klipsch R-52C

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

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
  • 18-3/4"W x 7-5/16"H x 7-5/8"D
  • weight: 7 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

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

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.

John Adams, Easton, MD

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Klipsch R-52C Reviews

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Klipsch R-52C

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds fantastic!

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Another Great Klipsch Product!

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

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Cons: None

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 and 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

Product Research

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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I like Klipsch speakers [ Jason  Nov 24, 2018 ]
I think it will be a good center channel choice for a small area home theater. [ Edward  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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