Klipsch Reference RC-62 II
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Great center channel for the price, final piece of my theater
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Item #: 714RC62IIB
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Klipsch's RC-62 II delivers all the subtleties and dynamics required for a riveting home theater experience. Using patented Klipsch speaker technology, it fleshes out the front soundstage, ensuring that you hear every word, every detail of your favorite movies. Whether you place this speaker above or below your TV's screen, you can use the included feet to tilt and aim the speaker precisely at your listening position for the best possible sound.
All Reference Series II speakers feature a redesigned version of Klipsch's famous horn-loaded tweeter. Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area in a 90°-wide, 60°-high pattern. With their Series II speakers, Klipsch has redesigned the shape and slope of their famous horn enclosure, so your movie soundtracks and music will sound more "open," with improved dynamics and efficiency. All in all, you can count on powerful, "front row" sound that's crystal-clear at all volume levels.
The RC-62 II also uses newly machined, light-yet-rigid Cerametallic woofers that produce smoother mids and tighter bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen unwanted vibrations and reduce distortion, while an integrated dustcap gives them a cleaner look and adds stability. And the rigid, braced cabinet comes in a handsome woodgrain vinyl finish.
Great center channel for the price, final piece of my theater
Anonymous, Little Rock, AR
Average Customer Review(s):
Great center channel for the price, final piece of my theater
This speaker delivers cristal crear sound its really load.
Pros: Loud,beatifull sound,highly efficient
This center channel was the start to my surround sound system and boy let me tell you what! It is awesome! After getting the rest of my system together and running the auto EQ this center channel really shines!
Pros: It's KLIPSCH
Cons: None so far.
The Klipsch Rc-62 II is exactly what I was looking for. The dialogue is crisp and audible. I can hear every word that is said. It has depth also so it doesn't sound tinny. I tried the 440-C, large unit, good sound but doesn't have the midrange depth the RC 62 does. I'm very happy with my purchase.
I have been looking at these speakers for awhile. I am so glad I got them. These speakers are amazing. Highly recommend them.
Pros: Amazing sound, solidly built, good price
Now this is a center channel!!!!! Big and beefy bold sound!!!!!! Love It!!!Sounds Great!!!!! Good Bass
Using these bookshelf speakers with a quality Pioneer Amp, so far so good. The RC-62's go plenty loud with a good range.
Pros: Well built, solid sound. like having the bass port in the front
What a difference a sound makes
Pros: Loud and clear
Excellent sound quality and voices are so realistic. A perfect high end center channel speaker to match top klipsch models. Looks great too.
Pros: Clear voices and sounds natural.
I sit about 16 ft from my TV with background noises from various appliances along with a little of my hearing catching up with my age. I needed a center channel speaker that could deliver crisp movie dialog without having to turn the volume up (or the closed captions on), and not blast everyone else out of the room. This was the third speaker I tried. I do not need to try any others. The horn delivers the dialog right to my chair. "Front Row", and the volume is not overbearing for others. With this speaker you will not have to ask, "What did he say?"
Pros: This is a great center channel speaker It is quality built, and It delivers quality sound. It does not sound boxy or hollow. I love it's front row effect.
Cons: Be sure to measure the area you want to place this speaker in before you buy it, as It is quite large.
The RC-62 ll is amazing, this unit provide a full and very clear sound. The voices are crystal clear and the music OUTSTANDING. This center unit really make my system pop.
This unit replaced an 11 yo Onkyo HTIB center. The voice clarity and sound is amazing and so much better.
Pros: Excellent Sound
very good center speakers clean sounds powerful
Heavy and appears well made
Pros: retro matches 30 year old speakers, brand name
Cons: made in china, large size
I have just started to use Clipsch and so far I am very impressed. First, I ordered a pair of RF-52 to upgrade two other Onkyo floor speakers what came as part of a set. Within two weeks, I was compelled to order the RC-62 II. This thing is urge and beautiful. I now have an excuse to use my 70 inch TV.
Pros: Outstanding design with superb/crisp sounds.
Cons: A little big for my taste, I would have liked my center speaker to be a little smaller.
I bought these along with the RC 62 center. I previously had 15 year old RB5s and an RC3 center. Those are very analogous products of similar size and efficiency (SPL rating)......the new models sound fine and bit tighter bass. Since their efficiency rating of 95 and 96 SPL are about the same I was very surprised to find that the new models require a much higher volume setting on my receiver to achieve the same loudness as the old ones. My receiver is adequate, so not a problem on my end . It might be a consideration if you were a tube guy or wanting to run them on other low powered electronics
Pros: Clear and well defined. Expected bass, but tighter than older model. They came well boxed with no apparent defects. I have owned a number of brand name bookshelf speakers over the years and these are near the top. Crutchfield service good as advetised
Cons: None specific-Wish they had wood veneer like my older models
Very nice speaker good sound &price
Pros: Powerful clean quality product sounds
Cons: No choice color
My wife is deaf in one ear and I have partial noise induced hearing loss in both ears. We had a hard time hearing dialog in movies.We bought an HD TV and I decided to upgrade our sound system to go with it. My center channel speaker was about 15 years old. I told my advisor at Crutchfield that hearing dialog was our top priority, but also liked to listen to music. He suggested this Klipsh Center speaker. Wow! This is great upgrade.
Pros: Clear dialog and clean music. It sounds really nice to our challenged ears.
Cons: It sounded so good that my main speakers sound subdued. I ordered Klipsh Rf 52 speakers to replace the main speakers. So the con is I spent more money to buy more speakers. If the RF 52s sound as good as the RC-62 II I will consider it money well spent.
Brings TV and movies alive. With the RC-62 II's we can finally hear the TV without turning up the volume high to compensate for poor TV speakers. Very clear, even at low volume but make no mistake, these are able to play loudly and remain clear. Very much worth the price. Blends seamlessly with our RF-82 II's. Nice job Klipsch.
Pros: Clear, detailed, quality construction
Hooked up the speaker hoping that Klipsch speakers still had that high quality product of old. Was pleased to see and hear that the quality is still there. Glad I stayed with Klipsch. Never been disappointed.
Pros: Great clear sound, good quality build and styling.
Cons: None available in oak finish.
Front firing ports were highly desirable for my setup. Not that I have the woofers in the center channel kicking hard but, why would I want rear ports.... Crystal clear dialog
Pros: Perfect dialog Cherry looks great Awesome look with or without grills
Cons: On the big side, but made it work. Made in China
Crisp sound + Deep Bass = Love
Incredible center channel. Not too many centers can be used fro music, but these beast can handle whatever you throw at them. It's big, but that is how big the sound is. Solid built quality, very good looking too. Klipsch just keeps making awesome speakers.
Pros: Incredible sound, clean, loud, and responsive. Very good looking too.
Excellent product!!!!! I am trying to set up, and complete my home theater system, and I am going to purchase all the speakers that I am missing still from Crutchfield
This center channel completes my KLIPSCH speaker set! It blends so well with the fronts RF 82 II for seamless sound ! Makes all the difference in the world with Surround sound music .
Pros: great sound and Bass , creates a great sound field with the front Klipsch speakers !
Cons: None sound and performance wise but if you have a small space this center is a monster!
I first purchased this at the recommendation of the Crutchfield rep. I was concerned about the lack of a mid range in the speaker managing voices etc. Initially, my concerns seemed warranted until I used the Audyssey EQ management and turned on the dynamic volume and EQ controls. WOW! I now have an AV system that rivals any I have heard for sound quality. I am constantly amazed by important sound in movies I hadn't noticed previously. Many of these sounds feed the experience of the movie. This system is so accurate I can hear the difference when the character is speaking in the direction of the microphone in outdoor settings. My previous system matched Onkyo speakers and AV receiver and was above average, but not in the same league with this set up. On a side note, the overall experience was topped off by a wonderful sales experience. I'll be back!
Pros: Ability to discriminate subtlety
Cons: for those looking for small sleek designs, this may be too bulky
Perfect blend with the reference set. Voices are natural and crisp sounding. Slightly shallower than the 4 woofer models which made it a perfect fit
Pros: Great looking and great sounding. Adjustable kick stand gets the sound in your face as much as desired
Love this. This was my first pice to upgrade. After I bought this I upgraded everything else. Best surround I have ever had. BY FAR!
I replaced a Synergy C-20 with this and the difference is phenomenal. This is perfectly matched with my RF 82 ii's. Theater quality sound at as loud as you can stand with perfect clarity.
Pros: Looks great with or without cover, insane quality sound at any volume.
Cons: This thing is pretty big. This isn't actually a con for me personally, but make sure you have room for this before you buy it. I raised it up to ear level, and put my 60inch TV on top of it, it's very solid and stable, and heavy.
I ordered this as an open box/scratch and dent item but I received a brand new-looking unit. Very pleased and the speaker works well in my home theater system. Great service as usual.
Pros: Quality and price
I bought this speaker to match a pair of Klipsch 61 speakers also on sale because they are not making that model anymore and this center channel speaker matches it. With my TV and in the cabinet it fits perfectly. This is a big heavy center channel speaker. It is a great speaker to use as a TV stand. The speaker would crush most TV s if placed on top. Is this big speaker worth it? Yes! I have a five speaker set up using The Three Klipsch and a pair of Canton speakers for surrounds. In Dolby Stereo it sounds unbelievably good. The center channel I bought not thinking much about center channel speakers in general. I never thought them to be very important. This one is important and it makes a big difference. Set up to a Comcast digital box and a Marantz receiver made for early Dolby sound this is mesmerizing. Klipsch speakers wether they are made in the USA or China seem to have that Vintage Klipsch sound un-compromised. This is a very excellent center channel speaker.
Pros: Excellent sound.
Cons: Big heavy speaker but one can stand a television on top of it nicely. Pay attention to the measurements and weight of it before you buy as the space for its placement must be a good fit.
I put the system together piece by piece this was the last of the pieces. It really completed the system and I have nothing but good things to say about it
Pros: I put the system together piece by piece this was the last of the pieces. It really completed the system and I have nothing but good things to say about it would recommend it to anybody.
Cons: I don't have any like I said I have nothing but good things to say about Klipsch
This my first Klipsch purchase, definitely not my last! Larry in Crutchfield customer support answered all my questions and was wonderful! I broke it in for about 48 hrs. A 5 year warranty? Are u kidding!? You can't beat that!Then I started watching movies, absolutely amazing sound out of this speaker. I set the crossover at 80hz and it sounds wonderful and is powerful. I'm hearing things in movies I have never heard before. If you are on the fence about purchasing this speaker, have no fear you will not be disappointed. This speakers shames all my other non Klipsch speakers! I ran the auto calibration on my Sony receiver then adjusted it a little for personal taste and sounds beautiful. My next purchase will be the RB-61II.
Pros: For the money you can beat the quality of the build or the phenomenal sound it produces
Cons: Not a con necessarily but it is a big speaker, but it delivers on every level I can think of!
Television dialogue very clear.
Got an RC-62 II to replace a Klipsch SC-1 center. Glad that I did make the switch. The RC-62 is much more crisp and detailed. I was having trouble hearing dialogue on movies with the SC-1. No longer a problem with the RC-62. Get one. You will not regre it.
Pros: Great sound!!!!!
got my order in two days, that's quick!
Pros: it's the sound !!! I use this speaker a pair of rf 62IIs and four in ceilings in my basement entertainment system. it rocks!!!
I bought this speaker as a first step in upgrading my Home Theater system. It replaces a Klipsch Kg2.2v. I have 4 Forte as my primaries and a Klipsh 12" sub-woofer. Right after installing it my wife commented on the Clarity of the diction and the sharpness of the front sound. I have no hesitancy at all recommending this speaker.
Outstanding center speaker. A friend of mine has the same model and I was blown away by the clarity and range of his and I had to have one. The dialogue is clearer and the lows are lower. I also immediately noticed that it is a much higher efficiency speaker system than the one I had previously. I've since lowered the power up volume level to adjust for the higher output. It fits perfectly in my media cabinet and sounds great in our home theater. I'm Very Happy with my new Klipsch Reference RC-62 II center speaker.
Pros: Clear dialogue
Cons: I waited way too long to get one.
Great speaker that really brings your home theater experience alive.
Pros: A quality speaker at a discount price.
Excellent center channel . I am sure there are better but this works great RF-82 II s . You need to match your center channel with your fronts. The vocals are great. I am coming from a set of Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers I got several years ago. To get better you would need to spend a lot more on some fronts. and then maybe a lot more on amps to drive the those more expensive speakers. I have lost some of my hearing from my time in the military and working construction. They didn't have hearing protection then. I hear so much more threw these with much less power it is hard to describe. I need to pick up some better surrounds to go with this later on.
Pros: Accurate sound and vocals that you can hear. Doesn't require a lot of power to drive. Looks good. Cost for what you get. Abel to feel a large room. Center channel is 80% or more of what you hear so remember that when build a home audio system.
Cons: Size, but uyou need
I upgraded from the klipsch Rc-500 after plenty of research and glad I did. The intensity of the sound really brought the movies to life paired up with 4 klipsch RB-62ii and the klipsch sw112 subwoofer. Classic rock with 5ch stereo mode is detailed and the vocals clear and well pronounced. Anyone who claims the center channel is most important is correct.
Pros: Clean crisp balanced sound adding more detail not noticed before. Easy to configure sound level and enjoy in a matter of minutes.
Cons: Took to long before I could afford it ;-)
I ordered this speaker for my husband. He had purchased a packaged receiver and Klipsch speaker set several years ago, but over time we have upgraded some of the components. He had mentioned looking for a good quality center speaker this year, so happy birthday to him! After pouring over reviews/articles I finally decided on this speaker. It took him over a month to open it up, but he finally did and it is absolutely hands down fantastic. He doesn't show a lot of emotion and hates receiving gifts, but I knew this was the winner when he sent me text message that said, 'thanks. the speaker is awesome.' A winner indeed! The difference between the old center channel and new was extremely noticeable. It makes a real difference when utilizing the system. This speaker is a monster and your standard entertainment center likely won't cut it. Not sure that is a problem for most audiophiles because entertainment centers don't work for better equipment. If your television is wall mounted you can place underneath it with no problem - do the speaker a favor and don't put a television on top of it. We are utilizing this speaker with a Yamaha receiver, Klipsch RB-81 II shelf speakers, R-28F towers, and 2 reference subs.
Pros: The sound quality is incredible. We are finally able to clearly hear the voices in movies without having to jack up the volume. The balance with the other speakers is really outstanding and it makes the viewing experience so much better. Crutchfield service and return policy. Buyer beware - a lot of places don't let you return this item. Cheaper price isn't worth it.
Sound great in combination with other Klipsch speakers in a 5.1 set-up.
These are not small speakers (for a center channel) by any means, but they definitely sound good. I've noticed a big difference in the sound quality of these 62's (stereo & center) speakers over my old Bose set. In their defense, the Bose speakers were much smaller & cheaper. For somebody who is looking for a solid, above-average, combination surround sound for movies, Blueray concerts and solid traditional stereo sound, I highly recommend the RC-62 speakers. For more money there are obviously better speakers, but I think these will hit the sweet-spot for 95% of listeners. These things crank and sound great with my Denon surround sound system.
Pros: quality look & feel, solid sound, good intermediate size.
The RC-62 II is every bit as good as all the reviews say it is and my comments really can not add anything substantial to those observations. Yes, it is big and heavier than most center speakers. Is that a negative? Not in my book. You want good sound, you have to push air. One speaker does not make a system but this one will make a wonderful contributor to any decent system. If your hearing is a bit marginal this speaker will welcome you back to the world that is with greater clarity. This is the third center I have had in about year and a half. I have a reasonable basis for my observations. I am very happy with this acquisition. The tilting mechanism is well conceived and executed, simple and elegant.
Pros: Wonderful sound and tonality.
The sound you get are perfect the words you hear from the center speakers are great. You add the rest of the klipsch speakers with it and you hear the perfect progression from left to right when watching a movie.
Pros: the delivery it gives.
First of all let me say that this speaker is huge. It replaces a RC-500 that I had for about a year. My reason for purchasing the RC-62 II was my RF-82 II towers seem to out perform my center and I needed a center speaker that could keep up. The RC 62 does it beautifully. The sound and dialogue is a definite set up in quality. I'm totally satisfied with this speaker and this will be my last purchase for a while now that I have all matching speakers. My set includes RF 82 towers, RS 52 surrounds, SW-112 and SW-115. I'm pushing them with an Onkyo 818 av reciever and Oppo 103 bp.
Pros: Great sound and clear dialogue
This center channel sounds super. You get what you pay for. Glad I bought it. It also matches my RF7 ii's
Pros: Build quality, looks. Klipsch quality
Cons: None, just need more space, it does what it it was designed to do!
It sounds good
Pros: Sounds good
Cons: It's on sale
Outstanding center channel speaker especially for the $. Compared to DT, JBL & Polk & $ for $, the RC-62 has a "cleaner" mid-range which is key for a center channel. Driven w/ 125Wrms PA, it's efficiency & clarity compliments JBL Pro horns (R & L fronts), actually better than the JBL centers I listened to.
Pros: Excellent freq. response & dispersion pattern for center channel as measured w/ spectrum analyzer. Robust construction. Nice (not outstanding) cherry finish.
Cons: Minor, but would like to see combo banana jack/spade lug wire connections.
What can I say? Sounds great with my RS-62 surrounds and RF-82 front speakers.
Pros: Excellent sound
Cons: Huge for a center.
This center channel speaker is perfect for a theater setup. It has great sound and is very powerful, I would recommend it to anyone!
Pros: Sleek design Great Sound Very Clear
Have had this speaker since first introduced around 2005 or maybe 2006. It has gone through a few detail changes, but is still the same with an improved high end response since mine was made. In a word, it is "wonderful". Choice of a center channel speaker is critical to the sound quality of a multi-channel system, because about 75-80% of the sound comes through the center channel--the rest of the channels produce sound affects, ambient sounds and sometimes sounds that denote a spacial characteristic, but voices generally come through the center channel. This speaker reproduces voices perfectly--they sound real and have a distinct clarity without being overbearing. What about music? Music is reproduced perfectly. Since there are very few multi-channel CDs in existance, most music is just two channel and in a multi-channel system, the music is synthesized and sent to the various speakers. The center channel speaker prevents that "hole" in the middle, between the two main speakers from affecting sound quality and the RC-62 reproduces it perfectly, whether voice or music. Speaker is used with Klipsch Cornwalls, Klipsch RB-75, Klipsch SB2 and Klipsch RF-52.
Pros: Gorgeous to look at and very well made. Extremely efficient, it places very little load an an amp and matches the sound of other Klipsch speakers.
Cons: Big and heavy, which when you think about it, is not a "Con" at all.
For a decade I had the original Bose cube speakers. They were nice, but not in the same league as these. I always wanted great sound, and now I can have it. I bought the Klipsch Reference RC-62 II (center channel), the Klipsch CDT-3650-C-II (in-wall/ceiling), Klipsch Reference RB-61 II (bookshelf), and a Klipsch R110SW subwoofer. I am still learning how to program the speakers and receiver, but I am confident that these speakers will do everything that I can ask them to do. The only downside is size. You really need a lot of space. Check out the dimensions of the speakers and make certain that you have enough space.
Pros: Sound Quality
This is a great center channel speaker. I can hear whisper quiet dialogue with the volume turned low at night. Once the volume is turned up, explosions are loud and gratifying with zero distortion. My preamp crossover is set to 80 and I think that's perfect for this speaker. I've read a few reviews/comments (not here on Crutchfield) that describe this family of speakers as bright or shrill with 'weak' mids. I've experienced none of that-and these just replaced Polk Audio towers that have the sweetest mids.
Pros: Sounds good, Looks good, efficient at low volume
Cons: Big (possibly a pro)
I upgraded from an RC 52 to this speaker, there is a notable difference in dialogue volumes, the RC 52 was a great speaker when matched with other components from the 52 reference line, but I upgraded to the 62 series floor standing speakers and the 52 was outmatched. Upgrading to this speaker fixed that issue, the speaker is still breaking in but overall I am very pleased with the upgrade
Pros: Volume, Finish - Klipsch reference series great as always
Cons: None really, just a bit bigger
I bought this speaker to improve my center channel over the RC-42 which I already had. They do this very nicely with much improved full response. This speaker is very nicely balanced without having too much of anything. The sound is clear and just right. I have a large room and it has no problem putting out more than enough volume. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Full response with plenty of base.
Cons: Weight, 35 pounds !
Have been using an undersized center channel for more years than I will admit to. Even with a receiver that balances speaker volume based on listener seating location the center channel was always too soft. Not anymore, the RC-62 balances the dialogue and provides incredible sound. It is definitely large but matches the RF-82s. Luckily my cabinet is big enough to hold it and at the correct height for listening.
Pros: Great sound!
Cons: A bit large but worth the space it takes up.
This is great speaker to match with my Klipsch front speakers. I love the sound and clarity.
I have been through a ton of center channels...And I must say that after testing out several, this is a fantastic LARGE center speaker...This is where all the voices have been...I have upgraded from the Bose Acoustimass system (which is a joke compared to the Klipsch separates I just installed. Great speaker, great presence, and a fantastic company to buy from. Everything was top notch.
Pros: Sound depth is fantastic. From low to high...This speaker Rocks.
The Klipsch Reference RC-62-II replaced an old Infinity center channel I had for a number of years. I had always had issues with vocals sounding light and muffled on movie and TV playback. I finally decided to replace the Infinity model with the Reference RC-62 as I already had Klipsch Reference floor standing speakers with my main setup. I could not be happier with the RC-62. The minute I plugged in the speaker and turned on the receiver the sound was fantastic and almost blew me off the couch. I had not adjusted the volume level from the last time I had watched TV with the old Infinity attached. The sensitivity from the horn shaped Klipsch cannot be beat. I have never had any complaints with any of my Klipsch products and this one is no different. The price may seem slightly high compared to other low end models but you are paying for a fantastic product which will last a lifetime with Klipsch.
Pros: Vocals are crisp and easily audible even over loud background from movie soundtracks Sensitivity from horn shaped Klipsch tweeters is unmatched
Cons: Speaker is heavy so be sure you are supporting it correctly Old light speaker stands may not support the girth from the RC-62
Awesome sounding speaker. Adds so much more to the watching experience.
Pros: Great sound. Brings great clarity to any movie or show
Great sound at a great price
Pros: Sound, price
I purchased the Klipsch RC 62 as the center channel in a Klipsch home theater setup. The speaker has a very high sensitivity rating so it can produce theater like volume levels with relatively little amplification. This is an important consideration with most home theater receivers. The RC 62 reproduces dialogue clearly and intelligibly and that is the one thing that I really care about with a center channel. The speaker also integrates well with the matching Klipsch floorstanding and bookshelf speakers in the Reference line.
Pros: Can achieve theater like volumes with relatively little amplification Reproduces dialogue clearly
Cons: The speaker comes with 'an adjustable foot' that allows you to angle the speaker up or down if need be (for placements below or above the screen). It's a good idea but terribly executed. You would be MUCH better off using Sorbothane bumpers to raise or lower the speaker angle.
Have refurbished some older KG-4 Klipsch speakers - replaced crossovers and upgraded to titanium domes on horns. Anyway, they can handle 200W and peak at 500W - not that they ever need that kind of power with their high efficiency. Have always had a Boston center channel and thought I should replace it with a Klipsch center channel when I had the chance. Bought the RC-62 II as its performance matched the large KG-4s. What I didn't expect was how well the 62 meshed with the KG-4s. Now on a good Blue Ray master track the front three speakers work ridiculously well together. You really don't notice the speaker location anymore. Couldn't be more happier with this 30lb beast - also like the little pole on the back that allows you to raise the back end of the center speaker to aim it down a bit. Wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend this speaker. I think the smaller Klipsch centers would be overwhelmed and frankly I do not have the budget for the bigger $1400 version. Also, although usually do everything via UPS and online - I was passing through Charlottesville on vacation and was able to visit the mecca - Crutchfield Store - very impressed and wishing we had one here. Fit the speaker in the back of the Subaru and drove couple thousand miles pretending to be UPS :)
Pros: Efficient compression horn driver and two stout 6.5 woofers. Heavy box with no noticeable resonation from speakers. Appears to handle large amounts of power effortlessly. Nice muted look with grill - does not attract attention to itself.
You just don't know what your missing with a big box surround sound system. I can actually have brilliant action sequences while still having audible dialogue. Along with my floor speakers and new surrounds, all I have to say is...OMG!
Pros: Clear highs and brilliant dialogue.
Great product!! This center channel speaker greatly enhanced the overall effect of my 7.1 system compared to the powered Vizio sound bar (being used as center channel) i replaced. Dialog from my movies are much louder and clearer now with this product.
Pros: Solid product supporting a good range of frequencies for a center channel speaker.
I am in the process of upgrading my HTS and knew I was going to go with the Reference series (I was very pleased with my decade plus old Synergy's). Plus, with the excellent pricing on the cherry finish I was able to 'upgrade' and bust the Rf 62 II over what my wallet said I could afford with the RF 52 II. My out of the box impressions were 'the finish is really nice' and 'wow, this speaker is bigger than even really large bookshelf speakers!'. Once I hooked this bad boy up to my new receiver and RF 82 II's (cherry finish as well), I knew I had made a good choice. Very crisp reproduction of voice and room filling dialogue proved to me that my Synergy center just wasn't cutting it any more. As a matter of fact, the sound was so good with my new audio setup it actually made my 61' DLP seem small...and I had to upgrade my TV to match my new sound system...what a shame ;)
Pros: Trademark Klipsch clarity Definitely fills my room so much better than my old Synergy The cherry finish is really much nicer looking in person than the pic Special price allowed me to 'upgrade' from what I had originally planned on buying
Cons: Made in China...I'm a bit disappointed here because my old Synergy models were made in Hope, AK. Surely if those could have been made in the US these could have been as well?
I bought this to replace my Infinity PC351, & I'm glad I did. This speaker has a wider range of sound wavelengths, so you're getting more sound at any volume. This is great for watching regular TV, blu-rays sound amazing. SACD's sound much better through this. Sounds are accurate and never distorted. This was worth every cent...highly recommended!
Pros: life-like sounds
excellent speaker.Have it hooked up with some old soundfield iv's it drowns them out.Worth every penny.
Great efficiency and clarity make this unit excellent for movie applications. No need to strain when trying to hear speech during movies.
Pros: Efficient and clear.
Cons: Average finish. Would be nice to have standard spacing on banana plug connections.
This center channel is the real deal,I could not be happier with the clearity and power of this unit . I can not wait to upgrade the rest of my speakers
Pros: Love the look,power and clear pounding sound
Crisp, clear sound. I purchased the RC-42 first, but exchanged it for this RC-62. The difference was huge. The advise to spend the bulk of your budget on the center channel is correct, in my experience. Worth the money, for sure.
Pros: Great full-range sound, attractive
Cons: pricey, fairly large
Exchanged the RC-52ll for this speaker and very glad I did. Now have RC 62 ll Tower speakers, pair of RC 61ll bookshelf speakers and this for center. Kept my surround speakers and woofer from an Atlantic technology set up. Have an Onkyo NR 709 and an Oppo 103. It all fits together nicely. Very crisp and melodic. Great depth of sound. The Klipsch melds well with the other speakers. Very happy with my set up. Crutchfield and sales people great to work with and delivery speed excellent.
Pros: Appearance and sound fantastic
This is an amazing speaker,At first i wasn't sure,It didn't sound like it should then i bought some monster cable speaker wire and it brought the speaker to life.This speaker simply sounds amazing.
Pros: Amazing sound quality
I'm so happy I upgraded from the RC 52 II. It's big but the sound improvement is well worth the size! It's so clear I can't say enough good about the RC 62 II!
Pros: Sound quality
WOW, this speaker is fantastic!!! My old Klipsch RC 52(?) was decent but lacked something. My desire to listen to better dialog needed attention. I focused on Klipsch again for another center speaker as my towers and surround are Klipsch. I know the front L-C-R are the main ingredients to the HT as I mainly watch Blu-rays with my Oppo-93 and on my new 60" LED TV. NOW my new center speaker RC-62 II resides in same location as the old and now my ears hear details that I've missed before. I've watched the same movie again in my new RC-62 II and hear much, much better sound detail than before. Pls note that I have high frequency hearing lose and now I hear detail I didn't notice before. Kudos to Klipsch. Also I must comment on Crutchflieds' exceptional shipping service. I live in the boonies (Anasco) in Puerto RIco, a small town on the west side. My RC-62 II arrived in 2 days. NOW that's great customer service!!! I will order my new Klipsch towers from Crutchfield in the near future. Amazing!
Pros: Wonderful clarity, vocals and detail. Price, I used my 4906 points and received a $93.00 credit off the price Style-beautiful Black Ash; blends in greatly with my existing Klipschs
Cons: Had to rearrange my entertainment center to fit this enormous center speaker I have to re-watch my 300+ Blu-ray movies again on my new RC-62 II to hear what I missed
I was looking to upgrade my center speaker and the RC62 provided a noticeable improvement in sound, asthetics and power.
Pros: Sounds great and requires less energy to produce the same level of sound as my previous center speaker.
Cons: A bit heavy
This center channel speaker is very powerful....it demands alot of power.....and it produce accurate voice matching...I LOVE IT....upgrading from a Klipsch C2 series cennter channel speaker.
Pros: Perfect match with the RF-82II
This is a great centre speaker as descripted by manufacturer. Crutchfield done a great a job by shipping to my APO. Great support!!! Final totally cost is still lower than purchasing in Singapore.
Great center channel.....Love it. The burn in time is about 100 hours. and the price was pretty nice as well. Thanks.
This speaker was the last piece for my 5.1 system that I added and it has not disappointed. I put the blue ray of Avatar on and watched it...awesome. I played the opening sequence for my whole family and they were all impressed. Listening to the world series was amazing. Very clear and rich reproduction of all the dialogue. Very happy and you will be as well.
I'm not going to go into details regarding sound quality because every ear is different, but let me just say this is a HUGE improvement from my previous HT speakers. I love them! I bought the RB-82II speakers to go along with it. Unbelievable sound at a great price. Get the Cherry finish to get a great buy. You won't go wrong!
Product works as advertised. Nice fit and finish. Cabinet is strong enough to hold a 60" flat screen plasma TV on it. Sounds great. Good value.
I just bought this speaker and have not had time to hook it up. My friend has the exact same model in his home theater set-up that I have listened to dozens of times and it is nice. BTW, he is impressed too. I didn't plan on changing my home theater around right away but heard they were dropping the cherry veneer so I rushed in to buy all new speakers.
Pros: Solid cabinet and solid sound. Looks awesome and matches my RF-82ii front speakers.
Cons: I'm going to have to modify my entertainment center to hold this thing. I knew this when I bought it so not an issue.
So farf so good, system is still going on.
Pros: sounds good and that's all I ask
Bought this center to go along with my four Klipsch RF-52 II's. Couldn't imagine the sound being any better. I think I may upgrade the two front RF-52's to the RF-62's just so the sizes match, since I like to leave the grille covers off while in use. No real reason other than the speakers look great. Then I can use the existing RF-52's to convert to a 7.1 from a 5.1 surround system. I have had these speakers for a few weeks now and they have put up with everything I could think to put at it. Including bass test cds I used for my car system back in the day. :) No distortion, only crisp clean sound, great choice for anyone. After listening to my home surround I noticed today that the theater did not seem to sound as good as my house. I guess this could save me money in the long run...
Just installed my new Klipsch RC-62 II center speaker from Crutchfield on May 27, 2011, in the shelf over my 54" Panasonic Plasma and wired to an Onkyo TX-SR 806 receiver (all 3 purchased from Crutchfield). The sound is excellent, full and sharp. I am very pleased. The speaker carries the full spectrum of sounds and the speech is easily heard and understood.I love Klipsch speakers and want to upgrade my right and left Klipsch (pre-metal woofers) with two RF 52 II (my furniture will not accomodate the bigger 62 models). I always enjoy doing business with Crutchfield who gives such excellent overviews of their products, promptly delivers, & provides good techs to speak with when needed.
|Midrange size (inches)||---|
|Woofer size (inches)||6-1/2|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Frequency Response||57-24k Hz|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RC-62 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RC-62 II is able to fill larger rooms with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing sound that you can listen to for hours.
Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The RC-62 II features an exclusive Tractrix Horn which provides a more genuine, lifelike sound. In addition, behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound. The Tractrix Horn delivers a 90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
Cerametallic Woofer: The dual 6.5-inch woofers of the RC-62 II center channel loudspeaker features 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 6.5-inch woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: The Klipsch RC-62 II'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 offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 6.5-inch Cerametallic cone woofers and 1-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a bass reflex enclosure which features two front-firing ports. The twin front-firing ports eliminate turbulence noise, while increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth and woofers dramatically improves acoustics across the sonic range. The bass reflex enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a Black Ash wood-grain vinyl and an aluminum front baffle. The RC-62 II'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 grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille in place.
Binding Posts: The Klipsch Reference Series RC-62 II 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.
Magnetically Shielded: The Klipsch RC-62 II center channel loudspeaker is magnetically shielded to prevent video interference.
Placement: The RC-62 II 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 six self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface.
Note: The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of each speaker.
Adjustable Angle: If the center speaker is well above or below the ear height 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.
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best value and product for my home theater [ Rich Dec 30, 2016 ]
sale price helped, decided to jump into a three channel system [ David Erickson Dec 29, 2016 ]
I liked the reviews and i wanted the best for my HT. [ Bharat Dec 20, 2016 ]
First decided on the RF 82II-to upgrade listening to music. We had replace original "wired" stuff with Klipsch R20b soundbar/sub since room in new house not really set up for wired rear speakers. Then decided to go with the RF82's and once read the reviews decided they plus center channel of the 62II would likely do it. And more important than "surround" [ andrea Dec 18, 2016 ]
Klipsch brand, detailed description and reviews on Crutchfield's website. [ Olalekan Dec 16, 2016 ]
Love Klipsch, used them for years. This speaker is perfect for my needs. [ John Dec 01, 2016 ]
good price for a needed center speaker to complement my floor speakers. Essentially no negative reviews is reassuring [ David Nov 27, 2016 ]
Great feedback style and finish [ Rammesh Nov 25, 2016 ]
I chose this center to match my Klipsch RB-61 ii bookshelf speakers I have. The bookshelf speakers sound incredible, and I expect nothing less from their matching center channel! [ Brian Nov 24, 2016 ]
Looking for a new center channel that would provide the best dialog possible and this had the best ratings within our budget. [ Rhett Nov 21, 2016 ]
I HAD A KLIPSCH REFERENCE 52 SPEAKER PACKAGE IN THE PAST AND SOUND WONDERFUL NOW THAT I UPGRADE TO THE BIGGER BROTHERS I KNOW IT WON'T DISSAPOINT, GET KLIPSCH THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!!!!!!!! [ Juan Nov 10, 2016 ]
Good reviews, I'm happy with its sister bookshelf speakers, and I've been waiting for it to go on sale. [ Stewart Oct 31, 2016 ]
Added to my klipsch speaker system [ Philip Oct 30, 2016 ]
good deal. I already have Klipsch RF 7 fronts. I love Klipsch [ Jason Jan 13, 2017 ]
sound and appearance, ofcourse price too. [ james Dec 19, 2016 ]
Good quality. [ William Dec 11, 2016 ]
Excellent choice to pair with my RF-82 for a 3.1 system that I put together for our terrace level TV setup. [ Scott Dec 06, 2016 ]
Mine measures exactly 8 inches, although one or two places it looks like it might be just a shade more. [ Michael Nov 12, 2016 ]
Including the rubber feet it is 8 3/16 inches [ MICHAEL Nov 12, 2016 ]
I measured the one that I have it is 8" exactly. [ Eric Nov 11, 2016 ]
I just measured mine an it is exactly 8" tall. [ Jose Nov 11, 2016 ]
My speaker is 8" high not measuring the rubber feet. I just measured the wood cabinet. The feet add another 1/4" or so. If I recall, the feet don't come preinstalled, but it's been a couple years since I installed them. [ Robert Nov 11, 2016 ]
Mine measures 8" exactly. [ DAVID Nov 11, 2016 ]
So, I just measured mine real quick for you. Using a standard wooden "school type" ruler I measured exactly 8". There is no rounded edges on the main enclosure to throw off the measurement so it is 8". I am unfamiliar with their return policy, if I were you, I'd make sure you could return it if it doesn't fit. Assuming our measurements are accurate and from what I'm looking at with MY EYE, MY RULER and MY RC-62 II....I measure more inside of 8" more like 7 31/32". Putting this inside of an 8" high shelf...cutting it very close. It may scrape on the way in. Hope this helps. [ Keith Nov 11, 2016 ]
Its definitely a bit over 8 inches closer to 8 1/16. [ GARY D Nov 11, 2016 ]
You can put it upside down as well and your ears will not have a clue what yo have done. If you place it vertically, then you would want it close to your TV, rather than away on top of a left or right front speaker. No matter how you do it the sound will be there for you to enjoy [ David Apr 27, 2015 ]
The horn is square so I think vertical orientation would be ok. However where the speaker is placed will matter. Behind a perforated projector screen would be great. Below the TV would be so-so. If the space is wide between Front L and R speakers then just buy two center speakers and flank the TV on each side. These center speakers are so clear and able to handle low and high volume with ease if powered well. [ GREG Apr 27, 2015 ]
Should do fine [ carlos Apr 26, 2015 ]
Yes it will be fine vertical. It will need to be placed in the center of your viewing area that is of course if you are still going to use it as your center channel. [ JEFF Apr 26, 2015 ]
Horizontally only this is a big heavy speaker.Unless you attach some sort of bracket to keep it standing up. [ jeffrey Apr 26, 2015 ]
NO [ Shana Apr 26, 2015 ]
I only purchased the RC-62 II center channel speaker and I would have to say that it cannot be wall mounted. There are not holes or hangers in back, and no hardware provided to do such. Plus, with the weight and depth, I really can't imagine wall mounting it. However, I can see putting up a wallshelf and then sitting the speaker on top. Keep in mind that the depth of the speaker is about a foot. Hope this helps. [ Louis Feb 28, 2015 ]
No they cannot be wall mounted. You will need wall brackets of some sort as there are no wall mounting options on the back of these speakers. [ JEFF Feb 28, 2015 ]
Just about anything can be wall mounted. I found some flush mounting picture hardware for up to 75 lbs. I also had the wall opened up so I could get wiring concealed and a 2 x 6 brace in the wall. I do not think you would want to use only sheetrock with expanding toggles for supporting your investment. But if you can locate them over studs, you could get creative and get the job done. [ David Feb 27, 2015 ]
Not without a shelf [ jeffrey Feb 27, 2015 ]
Wall mounting brackets are not included in packaging, nor are they integral to the cabinet. The speakers are also quite heavy. That said, you could wall-mount if you find a suitable bracket. The rear-firing bass port should have some clearance from the wall, or room to breathe. I suspect drilling holes in the cabinet would void the warranty... [ Chris Feb 27, 2015 ]
Build a 3/4" plywood box to go over the speaker and spray it black. I used matte black and it looks great. The back wall of the box will give it the strength it needs. Drill for your speaker wires. You will be good to go. [ David Feb 27, 2015 ]
I wouldn't put anything on top of a speaker! The speaker is heavy but so is tv...it would look very bad, in my opinion, and not very professional looking [ ANNETTE Aug 20, 2014 ]
It isn't something that I did,however The speaker is pretty solid so I think that it should work. [ CRAIG Aug 16, 2014 ]
I don"t think it would hurt the speaker,These speakers are built built good. [ jeffrey Aug 16, 2014 ]
Not sure I would do this...think it's likely better to mount the TV behind the speaker on a broader surface [ JOHN Aug 16, 2014 ]
I don't know how much that tv would weigh but the box is heavy and seems to be well made. Speaker sounds great to. [ MARK Aug 16, 2014 ]
I have had a Samsung 55 plasma on mine for several years with no problem [ RICHARD L Aug 16, 2014 ]
I had a 60" Panasonic plasma on top of mine for several months, no harm done. [ JAMES T Aug 16, 2014 ]
I wouldn't suggest doing this; the speaker is large and very well constructed, but not built to have a heavy television on top of it. Also, the television would not be very stable on top of the speaker and could easily fall. [ MARK Aug 16, 2014 ]
No it won't . [ Nathan Aug 16, 2014 ]
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 Dec 07, 2014 ] Staff
The speakers are very solid and can hold a standard LCD / DLP / Plasma HDTV. But I'm not sure I can see how this would work for you. You don't want to put the speakers next to one another...they should be to the left and right of the TV not directly next to one another. [ Marc Jul 19, 2014 ]
I'd say do not place the TV directly on top of the speaker, but you could call Crutchfield and see what they say. They are always very helpful and may have some ideas that could work in your situation. [ DAVID H Jul 19, 2014 ]
Manny, The speaker is sturdy, but I would not do it. I made a frame-two painted black concrete blocks-8x4x16, plus a 1'' piece of wood on top, plus a piece of shelf board, screwed together, paited all black. Then I just set the frame of on top the blocks and slid the speaker underneath-using the adjustment to point the speaker up toward my ears-the TV setting on the frame and blocks. You can leave the back open to put speaker wires through-just measure the speaker and leave alittle room for adjustment. You could probably make it all out of wood but I did not have the tools for all of that, and the span is pretty wide, so must be sturdy. The speaker sounds great! [ Steve Jul 19, 2014 ]
I would not recommend it! [ Al J. Jul 19, 2014 ]
has four 6-1/2" woofers and a 1-3/4" tweeter
handles 200 watts (800 watts peak)
has dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
features a furniture grade wood veneer