Klipsch Reference R-52C is a 2-way Passive Acoustic Suspension 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" copper spun IMG Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 89-21k Hz and a sensitivity of 95 dB. Klipsch R-52C has an MSRP of 349$.
What size of room is the Klipsch R-52C speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch R-52C 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-52C 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-52C speaker?
Klipsch R-52C has a Frequency response range of 89-21k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how R-52C'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 R-52C? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch R-52C's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 95 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference R-52C is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
95dB of Klipsch Reference R-52C is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes R-52C 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-52C will be a good choice.
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R-52C features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Klipsch R-52C External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch R-52C has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 7-1/16 x 18-13/16 x 7-11/16inch (180.0 x 478.0 x 196.0mm ).
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-52C is approximately 936.9cm2 / 145.2inch2.
The Klipsch R-52C weighs 3.18kg / 7lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how R-52C's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch R-52C has a Acoustic Suspension
type cabinet and a wood grain vinyl finish. Acoustic Suspension loudspeakers aka Sealed speakers have no openings such as ports or slots.. They can be designed smaller, the bass is more accurate and tighter compared to ported designs but doesn't go as low on the lower end in general.
Klipsch R-52C 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 R-52C is available in Black.
Does the Klipsch R-52C come with a Grille?
R-52C 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 R-52C is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch R-52C?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of R-52C:
Center-channel loudspeakerGrille (installed)4 Self-adhesive rubber feetQuick Setup GuideImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch Reference R-52C.
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.