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Klipsch Reference R-25C

Center channel speaker

25 Reviews | 1 question - 2 answers

Overview

Our take on the Klipsch Reference R-25C

During my years as a Crutchfield Advisor, I often recommended Klipsch Reference speakers to my home theater customers. And the R-25C center channel is a perfect example of why. It delivers accurate dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound. A horn-loaded tweeter provides a full, clear front sound stage. And two copper spun 5-1/4" woofers deliver solid, authentic bass for centrally placed special effects. The R-25C is the perfect center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

Enjoy clear, accurate dialogue

During my years as a Crutchfield Advisor, I often recommended Klipsch Reference speakers to my home theater customers. And the R-25C center channel is a perfect example of why. It delivers accurate dialogue along with detailed, lifelike sound. A horn-loaded tweeter provides a full, clear front sound stage. And two copper spun 5-1/4" woofers deliver solid, authentic bass for centrally placed special effects. The R-25C is the perfect center channel to anchor your Reference surround sound system.

Build a complete Reference system

Combine the R-25C with other Klipsch Reference speakers for a complete home theater system.

Bookshelves: Klipsch R-14M and Klipsch R-15M
Surround speakers: Klipsch R-14S
Floor-standing speakers: Klipsch R-24FKlipsch R-26F and Klipsch R-28F
Powered subwoofers: Klipsch R-10SW and Klipsch R-12SW

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 82-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 98 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 polymer veneer finish
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
  • 18-3/4"W x 7-1/4"H x 7-1/4"D
  • weight: 14.8 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • User Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Important Safety Instructions

Overall a good addition to our home theatre system. The dialogue is much easier to hear and really completes the system. I would recommend.

Bill, Rochester, MN

Reviews

Klipsch Reference R-25C Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(25 Reviews)

Klipsch R-25C

Bill from Rochester, MN on 2/22/2018

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Overall a good addition to our home theatre system. The dialogue is much easier to hear and really completes the system. I would recommend.

Pros: Great sound, quality product, lightweight and will fit most anywhere in a entertainment center.

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Joseph from Wadsworth, OH on 2/22/2018

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The fit and finish is excellent on this Klipsch Center channel, the speaker is super easy to drive, has excellent vocal and musical clarity and tone and was a great buy.

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Rich guy sound, and I'm not rich

Tom from Baltimore, MD on 2/14/2018

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This compliments my 2 Klipsch R26f left and right front speakers to a tee. The R14s in the rear complete the package. If your looking to get serious BANG for your buck$...try this combination and thank me later

Pros: Don't have to be rich or wealthy to enjoy BIG SOUND. The combo I have won't take you broke, and you'll be hard pressed to find anything that compares in this price range

Cons: You can't seem to watch enough movies to be satisfied, scheez...i don't wanna go to bed to get up for work. HELP!

start with klipsch,save time,money

edward from Natchitoches, LA on 1/22/2018

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want to throw your existing home theater out of balance ? just add a r25c so much more responsive than jbl or cerwin vega i replaced a cerwin vega sl25c center channel put r25c between front left & right channel jbl arena 130s now i am replacing every speaker in my home theater to klipsch

Pros: great sound,very responsive

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Hollis, NY on 1/18/2018

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Crisp sound that you would expect from high end components. Klipsch nails it again and again.

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C. from Amherst, NH on 1/10/2018

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Upgraded my home theater system with this and two R-14M Left and Right channel speakers. Excellent balanced sound. Surprisingly strong bottom end. Could not be happier with this purchase. Arrived on time in fine condition. Thanks, Crutchfield.

Pros: Great sound in small package.

Cons: None

Clarity to complete the forward set

Justin from Riverview, FL on 1/9/2018

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Love it when equipment performs the way it is supposed to and exceeds expectations. Completes the forward set perfectly, movies and music on point.

Pros: Price, efficiency, clarity.

Cons: I didn't buy it sooner

Clear dialog and smooth sound

David from Yuba City, CA on 1/1/2018

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This is part of a complete Klipsch home theater set up and it sounds excellent. Great build quality and appearance. Can't go wrong here.

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Klipsch Rocks!

Allan from Dallas, Texas on 12/29/2017

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I love this product! Great sound and meets my expectations..

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Andrew from Marietta, GA on 12/29/2017

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Outstanding clarity of voices with this speaker. I have all Klipsch equipment and this fits in and does not disappoint .

Pros: Great sound and clarity

Cons: Wish it was a bit smaller hard to fit in the center of the TV at the bottom

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Anonymous from Grand Jct, IA on 12/27/2017

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What else can I say, it's a Klipsch!!!! (-:

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Anonymous from Baker, LA on 12/26/2017

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sounds good to me,could use a mid range speaker

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Anonymous from Smith Mountain Lake, VA on 12/16/2017

I like the crisp and clear quality of the R25c. It replaced a Polk T250 and there is a definitive enhancement to dialog and music clarity. Watched David Gilmour "Live in Gdansk" and was very impressed.

Pros: Well built speaker. Quality cabinet and components.

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Anonymous from Tallahassee, FL on 12/10/2017

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Sounds great! Much better than the I had

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Earl from Milwaukee, WI on 11/21/2017

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When I added this center to my system it was MORE than I could have asked for.

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Bob from Springfield, PA on 11/7/2017

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The sound from this center channel speaker is incredible! Much more efficient at producing the dialog for anything I'm watching on the TV! Thanks Klipsch & Crutchfield!

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

Clear, powerful speaker

Bruce from Shoreham, NY on 11/5/2017

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A great improvement over my prior center channel speaker, both in performance and looks.

Pros: Sounds great, looks great

Cons: None

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amalio rosario from Dorado, PR on 8/11/2017

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exelente center chanel ahora los dialogos de las peliculas se sienten con mas fuerza y claridad

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Anonymous from Tucson, AZ on 6/1/2017

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This acoustically matches my two Klipsch tower speakers and provides a lot of depth to the sound in my home audio/home theater system. It is larger than the pictures appear. Not a bad thing. The individual speaker elements are thus substantial enough to handle the power input without distortion. Very clear sound and dialogue.

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Perfect Power Center

Kelley from Kokomo IN on 5/26/2017

Using this Klipsch R25c with R-26Fs 4X14s as Rear surround and front presence . The room is large with high ceilings and the system is pushed with a Yamaha Aventage 860 . The dialogue is crisp and clear . Music also sounds great . Love the look of spun copper . I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Klipsch center channel .

Pros: Attractive Visually and Crystal clear dialogue

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Eric from Indiana on 5/24/2017

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Don't a bad Center speaker. I have Klipsch speakers in my bedroom HT so I don't use it like my main HT.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Nothing really

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Nick from Indianapolis, in on 4/11/2017

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Good price point. Great sound

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Robert from Madison Florida on 2/13/2017

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Being a Klipsch I excepted it to be a great center channel speaker. I needed one small enough to fit inside the entertainment shelf. This fit perfect and sounds amazing. Perfect match to my Klipsch tower speakers. Of course Crutchfield sales and servce are top notch as always.

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Great

Craig from Chicago, Illinois on 1/22/2017

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The only other Center that I have to compare the R25c to is an older Infiniti Center, that didn't even come in the same category as far as performance and clarity. This Center is exceptional at 120db, with great vocals. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because I believe this Center can only be surpassed by it's bigger brother, the RP-450CA, which I haven't heard yet, but I imagine is beyond 5 stars.

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Just what I needed!!!

Randy from Pasadena, TX on 10/18/2016

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I've owned a pair of Klipsch KG.5 bookshelf speakers for 20 years or so. The Klipsch R-25C is the perfect compliment to these speakers. It provides great center channel presence when watching TV and holds its own when I'm enjoying my favorite music!

Pros: Very efficient at low volume levels. Great match for my bookshelf speakers.

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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 5-way post
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 82-24k Hz
Height (inches) 7-1/4
Width (inches) 18-3/4
Depth (inches) 7-7/8
Weight 14.8 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The R-25C center channel speaker 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.

  • Tractrix Horn Technology: The square Tractrix Horn delivers a 90° (w) x 90° (h) dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
  • LTS (Linear Travel Suspension): Behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch aluminum tweeter with a linear travel suspension to minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance.

Dual 5.25" Copper-Spun IMG Woofers: The Klipsch R-25C center channel speaker is outfitted with two 5.25" Copper-Spun IMG woofers. 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.

Acoustic Suspension Enclosure: The Klipsch R-25C center channel loudspeaker employs an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure for tight, accurate, and natural sound.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch R-25C center channel speaker features a MDF cabinet with a brushed polymer veneer black finish that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) is utilized because of its damping characteristics for natural, uncolored sound without unwanted vibration and distortion.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch R-25C center speaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is acoustically transparent.

5-Way Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference series center channel is fitted with sturdy 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The 5-way binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single or dual), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).

Placement: The R-25C center speaker should be centered directly above or below your TV 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 0.25" to the height of the speaker.

Reference Series: The Klipsch Reference series consists of three floorstanding speakers (R-24F/R-26F/R-28F), two bookshelf speakers (R-14M/R-15M), one center channel speaker (R-25C), and one surround speaker (R-14S). 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 center speaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

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Why did you buy this?

Love klipsch products [ George  Feb 21, 2018 ]
This center speaker will complete my set. [ Travis  Jan 27, 2018 ]
I have had very good luck with Klipsch products in the past in terms of sound quality and build quality and I needed a center speaker that would fit a small space. [ Robert R.  Jan 23, 2018 ]
Great price and good reviews [ Geoffrey  Dec 29, 2017 ]
recommended by staff [ Mason  Dec 27, 2017 ]
This will complete my transition from my older Acoustic Research speaker in my home theater. Legendary Klipsch quality is also a factor here. [ David  Dec 19, 2017 ]
Love Klipsch products! [ A  Dec 14, 2017 ]
living room [ CHANDRA  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Specs, reviews and Crutchfield advice. [ G  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Needed a center channel to compliment my Bose 301s. Others have said this works pretty well. [ Patrick  Sep 22, 2017 ]
Seemed like a good choice for a starter home theatre. [ David  Sep 06, 2017 ]
Good name, high sensitivity. [ EDWARD  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Match the rest of my Klopsxh system. Very happy with it. [ GEORGE  Jul 05, 2017 ]
size had to be less than 8" deep [ David  Apr 26, 2017 ]
reputation [ Patrick  Mar 18, 2017 ]
I own one and like the sound, the size and the value, so ordered another one to replace a very old Infinity center that blew out the edge foams I am to lazy to repair. [ Kenneth  Mar 14, 2017 ]
I just bought 2 Klipsch Reference R-26F, and I really like how this speakers sounds and looks, so I'm upgrading my speakers, beginning with my center speaker. [ Gabriel  Feb 26, 2017 ]
This center speaker is to match my RF-52 II towers I bought back in 2014. Looking forward to it! [ Chris B.  Feb 09, 2017 ]
Because Klipsch is the best [ ross  Feb 06, 2017 ]
because i buy R-26F speakers [ Jose  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Have four other Klipsch speakers for a home theatre setup. This one will complete it. [ Richard  Dec 14, 2016 ]
Size match [ James  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Excellent product! [ Alan  Nov 17, 2016 ]
Norm!!! [ PATRICK  Oct 01, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

klipsch originally from the US but says product of china either way I am happy with my purchase. [ James a.  May 07, 2017 ]
They say "designed and assembled" in the USA. Webber did this for many years with their grills where the individual parts were manufactured overseas. I've never tried to find out what parts are USA made versus what parts are made overseas. The speakers are awesome - I love them and they were a perfect fit for my needs. [ Gregory  May 07, 2017 ]
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