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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.


  • 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
  • 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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Key Features
Tractrix Horns/ Wide Dispersion Surround Technology/ Dual 4 " Cerametallic Cone Woofers/ Dual 1 " Titanium Diaphragm Compression Drivers/ Per Pair/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Klipsch RS42 from Abt Electronics
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  • The Klipsch RS42 is Brand New.
  • The Klipsch RS42 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
Frequency Response1700 Hz
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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