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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-450CA

Center channel speaker (Black)

Item # 714RP450AB

If you're looking for the perfect partner to round out your Klipsch Dolby Atmos surround speaker system, then...

If you're looking for the perfect partner to round out your Klipsch Dolby Atmos surround speaker system, then...

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Item # 714RP450AB

About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-450CA

The ideal center speaker for your Dolby Atmos® home theater

If you're looking for the perfect partner to round out your Klipsch Dolby Atmos surround speaker system, then you've come to the right place. The powerful RP-450CA Reference Premiere center channel speaker will put you right in the front row for exciting cinematic sound. Its proprietary Klipsch speaker technologies are ideal for re-creating an immersive, high-impact Dolby Atmos listening experience. The RP-450CA features four 5-1/4" woofers for plenty of bass and midrange punch, plus Klipsch's signature Tractrix® horn tweeter for controlled sound dispersion, outstanding intelligibility, and sparkling clear highs. A gorgeous real wood veneer finish makes this center channel the ideal cosmetic match to the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280FA Dolby Atmos floor-standing tower, and an attractive addition to any home theater.

The ideal center speaker for your Dolby Atmos® home theater

If you're looking for the perfect partner to round out your Klipsch Dolby Atmos surround speaker system, then you've come to the right place. The powerful RP-450CA Reference Premiere center channel speaker will put you right in the front row for exciting cinematic sound. Its proprietary Klipsch speaker technologies are ideal for re-creating an immersive, high-impact Dolby Atmos listening experience. The RP-450CA features four 5-1/4" woofers for plenty of bass and midrange punch, plus Klipsch's signature Tractrix® horn tweeter for controlled sound dispersion, outstanding intelligibility, and sparkling clear highs. A gorgeous real wood veneer finish makes this center channel the ideal cosmetic match to the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280FA Dolby Atmos floor-standing tower, and an attractive addition to any home theater.

The Reference Premiere Series difference

Never one to rest on its laurels, Klipsch has been busy refining and improving its designs to create loudspeakers that blow the doors off of its loyal followers' expectations. The Reference Premiere Series builds on the acoustics and technologies of Klipsch's classic Reference Series, with important enhancements that provide even more intense home theater sound.

Klipsch RP-450CA center channel speaker

With its Hybrid Tractrix® horn and Cerametallic woofers, the RP-450CA center channel speaker is built to effortlessly deliver clear, powerful Klipsch sound. A real wood veneer finish gives it a luxurious look and feel.

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 sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Klipsch's newly designed Hybrid 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. Compared to previous Klipsch models, this horn design delivers a wider sweet spot with more precise placement of instruments and vocals. Even the horn material itself has been upgraded to molded silicone rubber that helps decrease resonance for smoother, warmer highs.

A horn that can enhance bass, too

Looking around the back, you'll find that instead of a 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.

High-tech woofer design

The RP-450CA's Cerametallic™ woofers dish out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cones out of specially treated aluminum that's strong yet lightweight, to dampen and prevent distortion. With the Reference Premiere Series, Klipsch also gave these woofers newly developed titanium voice coil formers that allow more linear movement for enhanced efficiency, lower distortion, and extended low frequency response.

Build a complete Klipsch Dolby Atmos system

Team an RP-450CA center channel speaker with these other Klipsch Reference Premiere Series speakers to create a high-impact Atmos home theater system.

Recommended surround speakers: Klipsch RP-140SA
Recommended front channel speakers: Klipsch RP-280FA
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch R-110SW, Klipsch R-112SW, Klipsch R-115SW

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Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 58-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 97 dB
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • 90° x 90° Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix horn with 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter
  • four 5-1/4" Cerametallic™ cone woofers with rigid titanium voice coil formers
  • bass-reflex (ported) cabinet design
  • rear-firing Tractrix port provides fast, efficient airflow from the cabinet for clear, powerful bass
  • magnetically attached grille for a clean, streamlined look
  • real wood veneer finish
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • 31-3/16"W x 6-13/16"H x 14-9/16"D
  • weight: 35.7 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1062298

What's in the box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker (Ebony)
  • Detachable magnetic grille
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Information
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Color Ebony
Tweeter Tractrix Horn
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/4
Connector Type Binding post
Power Range 150
Sensitivity 97 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 58-25k Hz
Height (inches) 6-13/16
Width (inches) 31-1/8
Depth (inches) 14-9/16
Weight 35.7 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns: A redesigned 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 compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most natural sound possible. These 90° x 90° Hybrid Tractrix Horns provide a wider sweet spot while maintaining controlled directivity of the sound.

LTS Tweeters: Behind each Tractrix Horn lies a 1" titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

Cerametallic Woofers: The four 5.25" woofers of the RP-450CA center-channel loudspeaker feature Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts its inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range The 5.25" woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: The Klipsch RP-450CA center-channel speaker's crossover network is constructed using extremely high-quality components including top-of-the-line internal wiring, polyester film-type capacitors and an air-core inductor to ensure signal purity and proper driver integration. The speaker's enhanced crossover frequencies (500/1500Hz) offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.

Bass Reflex MDF Enclosure: The Klipsch RP-450CA employs a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing Tractrix port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the all new Reference Premiere bass port allows for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet for a clean, powerful low frequency response. The ported enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with real wood veneers (black). The speaker's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound.

Magnetic Grille: The center-channel loudspeaker features a removable magnetic low-diffraction grille which easily snaps into place over its polymer front baffle.

Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series RP-450CA is equipped 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-connectors, and bare wire.

Placement: The RP-450CA should be centered directly above or below your video screen. If necessary, you can place the speaker on an optional floor stand in front of and below the screen that elevates it to the correct height. Ideally, however, the speaker's front baffle should be flush with the front of the screen.

Rubber Feet: 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.

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What really is the difference between the KLIPSCH RP-450C and the KLIPSCH RP-450CA - I know they say it is "optimized for Atmos" but how so? Also: It bothers me that you are not answering this question online. Seriously? Just spell it out in black and white... I'm a big boy, I can handle it!!!
[ SD  Jul 30, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Jul 30, 2016 ]  Staff
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Do people usually pair this with RP-280FA? If so, what should I look for in Atmos supported receivers? Is 5.1.2 enough?
[ Faraz  Nov 30, 2015 ]
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The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-450CA center speaker is an ideal match for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280FA tower speakers, both cosmetically and acoustically. If you're looking to install a 5.1.2 (5 surrounds + 1 sub + 2 Atmos speakers) Atmos system, then an Atmos-enabled receiver that's capable of 5.1.2 processing should be enough to suit your needs.
[ Larry  Dec 03, 2015 ]  Staff
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What is the difference between RP-450CA vs. RP-450C?
[ mike  Nov 11, 2015 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Nov 12, 2015 ]  Staff
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What really is the difference between the KLIPSCH RP-450C and the KLIPSCH RP-450CA - I know they say it is "optimized for Atmos" but how so?
[ stoveclock  Mar 10, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Mar 11, 2016 ]  Staff

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