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Klipsch Reference Black Center Channel Speaker - RC-42 II

Abt Model: RC42IIBK | UPC Code: 743878021974
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Klipsch Reference Series RC-42 II Black Center Channel Speaker, Model RC42IIBK

Despite its compact size, the RC-42 II center channel speaker proudly carries on the Reference Series legacy of no-compromise audio performance. With its exceptional clarity and engaging soundstage, the RC-42 II lets you hear every word, every detail of your favorite movies. The RC-42 II is complete with our proprietary Tractrix® Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished in a beautiful black ash woodgrain vinyl veneer, the RC-42 II is guaranteed to complement any décor.

Key Features:

  • Smallest, most affordable Reference Series center channel
  • Boasts incredible craftsmanship and performance
  • Highly efficient design produces more output using less energy
  • Magnetically shielded drivers prevent TV interference
  • Enhanced 1" titanium horn-loaded tweeter, dual 4" high-output woofers
  • Beautiful wood-grain vinyl cabinet


  • 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
  • Enhanced crossover frequencies offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration


  • Frequency Response: 88Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • Power Handling: 75W RMS / 300W Peak
  • Sensitivity: 95dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • High Freq Crossover: 1700Hz
  • High Frequency Drivers: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn
  • Low Frequency Drivers: Dual 4" (10.2cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • Enclosure Type: Bass-reflex via dual front-firing ports
  • Inputs: Single binding posts
  • Mounting: Uptilt and Downtilt feet

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 5.4"
  • Width: 16"
  • Depth: 8.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 12.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 15 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    • Five years - Loudspeaker drivers, crossovers and cabinets
    • Two years - Amplifier electronics
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Key Features
75W RMS/300W Peak/ Tractrix Horn Technology/ 1 " Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver/ Dual 4 " Cerametallic Cone Woofers/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Klipsch RC-42 II from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Klipsch RC-42 II is Brand New.
  • The Klipsch RC-42 II Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
ConnectivityBinding Posts
Frequency Response88Hz - 24kHz +/-3dB
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypePassive Radiator
Impedance8 Ohms
Magnetic ShieldingYes
Sensitivity95dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeCenter Channel
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Woofer Size (inches)4
Height (inches)5.4
Width (inches)16
Depth (inches)8.9


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