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Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers - RS42

Abt Model: RS42BK | UPC Code: 743878016390
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Klipsch RS42 Reference Series Rear Surround Speakers - RS42BK

Delivering detailed and lifelike performances, the Reference Series RS-42 brings a new dimension of reality and convenience to the world of surround sound. Offering superior technology and elegant design at an enticing price, this surround speaker let's you experience the full impact of high-performance special effects.

Adopting a completely new cabinet and driver layout that is similar to the Klipsch THX® Ultra2 KS-525-THX surround speaker, the RS-42 establishes greater output, improved coverage and increased power handling to further extend Klipsch's best-in-class surround sound performance.

Exclusive Tractrix® Horns have always been the key component of the Reference Series. In the RS-42, this technology has been refined to include improved throat geometry for a more genuine, lifelike sound. Behind the speaker's dual horns lie 1-inch titanium tweeters with powerful neodymium magnet motor structures to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless dynamics.

The RS-42 employs dual 4-inch woofers for a solid bass foundation. These Cerametallic™ woofers with inverted copper dust caps exhibit a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping characteristics.

Klipsch Wide Dispersion Surround Technology™ (WDST) provides crystal-clear sonic detail even in listening areas with less than ideal configurations. The Tractrix Horns deliver a 90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern. By aligning two horns at 90-degrees with respect to each other, WDST smoothly covers a 180-degree horizontal arc. In other words, the surround sound is pointed at you no matter where you are seated.

While increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth dramatically improves acoustics across the sonic range, the crossover utilizes Klipsch custom internal wiring and the finest components to provide signal purity and perfect driver integration.

Available in a matte black vinyl finish, the RS-42 also features side-firing ports to eliminate turbulence noise and back-panel keyholes and ¼” threaded inserts to simplify installation. A low-diffraction, magnetically attached grille further accentuates the elegance of this speaker.

Specifications:

  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 52Hz-23kHz +/-3dB
  • POWER HANDLING: 75W RMS / 300W Peak
  • SENSITIVITY: 93dB @ 2.83V / 1m (equivalent sound energy)
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms compatible
  • HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS: Dual 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression drivers mated to 90x60 square Tractrix® Horns
  • HIGH FREQ CROSSOVER: 1700Hz
  • LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERS: Dual 4" (10.2cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via dual side-firing ports
  • MOUNTING: Keyhole bracket and Dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts
  • FINISHES: Matte Black vinyl
  • BUILT FROM: 2006

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 10.75"
  • Depth: 7.75"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 10 lbs.
  • Shipping: 13 lbs
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Frequency Response1700 Hz
Driver Size (inches)1"
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex
Impedance8 ohms
RMS Output Power75 watts
Sensitivity93 dB @ 2.83V / 1m (equivalent sound energy)
Speaker TypeSatellite
Woofer Size (inches)4"
  

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Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers
 
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      5.0

      Plays well -- alone and with others

      By Rich

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to Mount
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater

      Comments about Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers:

      Currently drive this, RB 61 fronts, an RC 52 center, and a smaller Boston Acoustic subwoofer, in a small (8x8) theater room. Plenty of "oomph" for a larger room. These surrounds complement, but don't overwhem, the center/fronts, so surround is thruly seamless.

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      5.0

      Worth Every Penny

      By scott5626

      from Indiana

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Connect
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • Audiophiles
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers:

      These speakers sound so good they could be used as fronts and do that job quite well. I upgraded from Polk surrounds and I'm glad I did. You cant go wrong with these Bipolar speakers.

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      5.0

      Great speaker, perfect sound

      By Paul Nova Man

      from Grayslake IL.

      About Me Audiophile

      Pros

      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Audiophiles

        Comments about Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers:

        Used as surround speaker,easy mounting.
        Great sound and excellent addition to any
        theater.

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        Klipsch Reference Series Rear Surround Black Pair Speakers

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