Klipsch Reference R-30C is a 2-way Passive Ported 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 4 x 3.5" spun-copper TCP Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 78-21k Hz and a sensitivity of 96 dB. Klipsch R-30C has an MSRP of 499$.
What size of room is the Klipsch R-30C speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch R-30C 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 (R) Series?
R-30C is a member of Klipsch's Reference (R) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference (R) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch R-30C speaker?
Klipsch R-30C has a Frequency response range of 78-21k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how R-30C'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 is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch R-30C?
The Crossover frequency of the R-30C is set to 1650 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.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch R-30C? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch R-30C's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 96 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference R-30C is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
96dB of Klipsch Reference R-30C is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes R-30C 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 R-30C will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Klipsch R-30C:
R-30C features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Klipsch R-30C External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch R-30C has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 4-15/16inch x 26-1/16inch x 6-13/16inch (126.0 x 662.0 x 174.0mm ).
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 R-30C is approximately 1151.9cm2 / 178.5inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch R-30C, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
The Klipsch R-30C weighs 5.00kg / 11lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how R-30C's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch R-30C has a Ported
type cabinet and a Textured Wood Grain Vinyl finish.
Klipsch R-30C 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 R-30C is available in Black, White and Mocha.
Does the Klipsch R-30C come with a Grille?
R-30C comes with magnetic grilles. 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 R-30C is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-30C?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R-30C:
Center-channel loudspeakerGrilleUser ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch Reference R-30C.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Klipsch Reference R-30C, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch R-30C
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Klipsch Reference R-30C speaker:
Official Brochure for Klipsch R-30C
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference R-30C speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch R-30C
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.