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Klipsch Reference Series Black Surround Speaker - RS-42 II

Abt Model: RS42IIBK
Klipsch - RS-42 II - Satellite Speakers
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75W RMS/300W Peak Power Handling/ Tractrix Horn Technology/ Dual 1" Titanium Horn-Loaded Tweeters/ Dual 4" High-Output Woofers/ Cerametallic Woofer Cones/ Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST)/ Black Finish/ Price Per Speaker
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Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 II Black Surround Speaker, Model RS42IIBK

The RS-42 II offers up no-compromise you-are-there surround sound from a smaller, more affordable design. In fact, because this speaker perfectly matches what you hear with what you see, you’ll find it simply irresistible. The RS-42 II is complete with our proprietary Tractrix® Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished beautifully with matte black vinyl, the RS-42 II is guaranteed to complement any décor.

Key Features:

  • Remarkable balance of performance and value
  • Delivers rich and detailed surround sound
  • Highly efficient design produces more output using less energy
  • Dual 1" titanium horn-loaded tweeters, dual 4" high-output woofers
  • Keyhole bracket and dual threaded inserts for easy installation
  • Sleek, contemporary cabinet

Features:

  • Every Reference speaker utilizes our Tractrix® Horn technology for lifelike sound, more output using less energy, improved reliability, reduced distortion and a large soundstage with well-defined imaging
  • Our light, yet rigid Cerametallic woofer cones feature specially treated aluminum to help better dampen and prevent distortion
  • Titanium tweeter with linear travel suspension—trickle-down technology from our flagship Palladium Series—provides an open, natural sound, making you feel as if you’re in the studio with the recording artist or on the set of a film
  • Exclusive Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST) enables surrounds to reproduce localized and ambient sounds with unlimited placement flexibility
  • Enhanced crossover frequencies offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 62Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • Power Handling: 75W RMS / 300W Peak
  • Sensitivity: 93dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • High Freq Crossover: 1700Hz
  • High Frequency Drivers: Dual 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression drivers mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horns
  • Low Frequency Drivers: Dual 4" (10.2cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • Enclosure Type: Bass-reflex via dual side-firing ports
  • Inputs: Single binding posts
  • Mounting: Keyhole bracket and dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 10"
  • Width: 12.5"
  • Depth: 7.1"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 11.9 lbs
  • Shipping: 13 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Five years - Loudspeaker drivers, crossovers and cabinets
    • Two years - Amplifier electronics
Frequency Response62Hz-24KHz ? 3dB
Driver Size (inches)4
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypeBass-reflex via dual side-firing ports
Impedance8 Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Power300W
Sensitivity93 dB
Speaker DesignSurround
Speaker TypeSatellite
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)4
Height (inches)10
Width (inches)12.5
Depth (inches)7.1
  

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5.0

The Finishing Touch to Surround Sound

By B4UR2

from Big Tex Country

About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Mount
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 II Black Surround Speaker:

    Great complimentary surround speakers to my front and center channel Klipsch Icon Series speakers; providing higher frequency notes in very clear and precise detail. Excellent for listening to anything from classical music to HD movie audio.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Received product very promptly and in good condition. To date, all of my purchasing history with Abt has been exceptionally positive!

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    5.0

    Spend the money!

    By Sound seeker

    from Chicago

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Mount
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 II Black Surround Speaker:

      ABT rocks! I bought these to complete my set up. I run the RF-82's up front with a RC-62 in the center. They are powered by a Pioneer 135 WPC receiver (installers edition) that should have been a Elite. I was running the Klipsch Quintet SL mini towers for surround. The only problem I have is not purchasing these a LONG time ago. Makes the quintet look silly for being in the same room. Do not second guess these if your looking for great, crisp LOUD sound! Just a direct hook up without re-calibrating my system the 42's sound 3x louder, No joke!
      Bottom line, whether you have all Klipsch or are just looking to just upgrade your rears, do not hesitate! If you don't have any Klipsch speakers yet, your missing out!

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      Klipsch Reference Series Black Surround Speaker

      Klipsch Reference Series Black Surround Speaker

      UPC Code: 743878021905
      $290.00
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