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Klipsch Reference R-25C

Center channel speaker

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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

Exactly what I expected out of Klipsch. Excellent product so far.

Anonymous, Mashpee, MA

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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

Product Research

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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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Crutchfield rep recommendation and Klipsch reputation. [ T  Jul 22, 2018 ]
Have used Klipsch products and love the quality [ Jon  Jul 10, 2018 ]
Klipsch always has the best sound and the best reputation in speakers. [ Shannon  Jul 01, 2018 ]
Because of Kristina's awesome advice [ Todd  May 22, 2018 ]
Reputation, price, fits my needs. [ JAMES  May 18, 2018 ]
recommended by friend [ WILBUR  Apr 19, 2018 ]
This center channel was highly recommended to upgrade my old center channel for a better "front" sound stage. [ Rick  Mar 06, 2018 ]
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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