1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-500C center-channel
loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix
Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch
proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the
RP-500C center-channel speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces
unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls -
meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.
- Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: The titanium tweeter
diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of
aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing
waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency
reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology
leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion
and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium
- Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90°
Hybrid 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 Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded
silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn
resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating
a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase
plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat
frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.
Dual 5.25" Cerametallic Woofers: The RP-500C center-channel loudspeaker
utilizes two 5.25" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of
extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver
lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is
matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity.
The 5.25" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured
to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.
Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-500C
center-channel loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating
ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest
frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help
reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port
noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.
MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-500C 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. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle
with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.
Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch RP-500C
center-channel loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is
magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides
protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Premiere 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.
Placement & Mounting Options: The center channel speaker
is designed to place dialog and primary sounds so that they appear to come from
the TV or projector screen. The speaker should therefore be centered and placed
as close to the screen as possible, preferably directly on top of or below the
- 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.
- Adjustable Angle: If the center speaker is well above
or below the ear height level of seated listeners, you can improve
performance by angling the center channel slightly to compensate. Included
with the speaker is an adjustable foot that you can screw into one of the
two threaded inserts on the bottom of the cabinet. To tilt the speaker down,
install the foot in the insert near the back of the cabinet; to tilt the
speaker up, install the foot in the insert near the front of the cabinet.
Note: There is no included bracket, keyhole slot, or
threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker.
Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere
series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90°
Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction,
and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow
you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of
floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately).
Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for
your home system.
Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response,
pair the Klipsch Reference Premiere series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's
powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).
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