RP-500C II is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Klipsch. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 2 x 5.25" Cerametallic cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 60-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 96 dB. Klipsch RP-500C II has an MSRP of 998$ per pair.
Klipsch replaced the older RP-500C with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Klipsch RP-500C II vs Klipsch RP-500C
RP-500C II is a member of Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) II series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (RP) II Series Speakers
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Klipsch RP-500C II has a Frequency response range of 60-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 60 Hz, RP-500C II will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find a subwoofer to find out more about the available options.
Here we have a comparison of how RP-500C II's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 3 Passive Center Channel speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Klipsch RP-500C II's 60Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch RP-500C II?
Crossover frequency of the RP-500C II is set to 1630 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Klipsch RP-500C II's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms and has a sensitivity of 96 dB.
Center Channel Speakers
Is the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500C II an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500C II is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
96dB of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500C II is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RP-500C II an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
RP-500C II features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
Klipsch RP-500C II Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Klipsch RP-500C II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 6-15/16 x 19-7/16 x 10-9/16inch (177.0 x 494.0 x 269.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 8.20kg / 18lbs.
Base Surface Area and Volume
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch RP-500C II is approximately 1328.9cm2 / 206.0inch2.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RP-500C II, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we have a comparison of how RP-500C II's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RP-500C II has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Klipsch RP-500C II comes with Cork pads
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on.
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Klipsch RP-500C II is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Klipsch RP-500C II is available in Walnut, Black.
RP-500C II comes with magnetic grilles in black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.Since the included grille of the RP-500C II magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RP-500C II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RP-500C II:
Center channel loudspeakerGrilleTilt rod (attached nut)User ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500C II, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch RP-500C II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500C II speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch RP-500C II
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.