Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600C 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 dome Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Cerametallic cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 58-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 97 dB. Klipsch RP-600C has an MSRP of 499$ but can often be found around 279$ per pair.
What size of room is the Klipsch RP-600C speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch RP-600C is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) Series?
RP-600C is a member of Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (RP) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch RP-600C speaker?
Klipsch RP-600C has a Frequency response range of 58-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 125 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how RP-600C's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
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What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch RP-600C? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch RP-600C's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 97 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600C is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
97dB of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600C is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RP-600C an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Klipsch RP-600C will be a good choice.
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RP-600C features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Klipsch RP-600C External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch RP-600C has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8 x 21-15/16 x 12-1/8inch (204.0 x 558.0 x 308.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
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-600C is approximately 1718.6cm2 / 266.4inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RP-600C, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
The Klipsch RP-600C weighs 10.91kg / 24lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how RP-600C's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RP-600C has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a 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-600C comes with 4 Self-adhesive rubber feet
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-600C 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-600C is available in Walnut and Black.
Does the Klipsch RP-600C come with a Grille?
RP-600C 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 to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the RP-600C is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RP-600C?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RP-600C:
Center channel loudspeakerGrille (installed)4 Self-adhesive rubber feetPlastic tipped bolt (w/ attached nut)User ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600C.
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.