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Klipsch Reference Series RC-52

Klipsch Reference Series RC-52
alaScore 86

146 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RC-52. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Klipsch Reference Series RC-52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RC-52 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RC-52 II Reference Series Center Channel Loudspeaker - Each (Black)Klipsch RC-52 II Reference Series Center Channel Loudspeaker - Each (Black)

May, 2018

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Very Pleased


Had this speaker for a few months now and am completely pleased and satisfied. This was a replacement for an Athena center channel speaker. Very nice upgrade!

Clean, clear sound! Looks good too


Nov, 2012

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Not Surprised. It's KLIPSCH


Don't think twice. It's Klipsch Reference. I GUARANTEE you will have your expectations met, and beaten.

Distortion free, clean at full power on my Pioneer VSX-1121-K ; It has amazing depth, separation. Gorgeous design without the magnetic front mesh grill

Not a single CON for this hardcore, audiophile techie

Apr, 2012

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Very Good Center Speaker


I used 14 gauge speaker wire connected to Onkyo 609 receiver.

Very clean sound. This speaker flat out blows away my old center speaker. All these years I've been missing out on truly great sound. Very pleased that I bought this one


Sep, 2011

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Excelent center, but pricey!!


There are many good center speakers out there. If you could, do a side-by-side comparision so you can make an informative decision. I thought I had a very good center channel until I replaced it with the RC-52. Now I have an used "very good" center...

Just looking at the speaker without even listening to it (Klipsch built quality shows), you could tell this center speaker is very special, it is impressive in appearance. Its performance is equaly impressive, my first impression was how crystal clear,...

Expensive. It's up to you to decide if it worths your hard earn cash. For me, it's worths every pennies. (If money is no object, you might want to look at the RC-64 II)

Nov, 2010

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Excellent Center Speaker, the best I ever owned !!!


I would recommended this center speaker to anybody. I have 2 x RS 42 II for Surround, RC 52 II center and the Klipsch VF-36 Floorstanding Speakers hooked up to the Onkyo SX607 at 105 watts per channel and bi-amp for the Floorstanding and a 10inch...

Very high quality center speaker ; Very high quality material, look and feel ; Excellent sound, definitely very loud powered by the Onkyo SX607 receiver running at 105Watts or 90Watts

No Cons

Oct, 2010

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Klipsch RC-52


Fantastic sound from this monster. It has a frequency range from 67Hz to 23KHz and a power rating of 125W peaking at 500W. Clean and crisp, you hear everything through this baby. It's down right the best center channel speaker I've heard.

Great frequency rangeGood power handlingFantastic sensitivity

None that I've seen or heard so far

Sep, 2012

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Klipsch RC-52 II


I'm sure that this has a lot to do with the location that I have the speaker installed at. But it does sound a little nasal. Its on the bottom shelf, below and to the right of the screen (due to space limitations).

It's clear. Looks good with the grill off

It sounds a little nasally compared with my other speakers

Dec, 2011

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Great speaker, timely delivery, great price


Great speaker, timely delivery, great price

Dec, 2010

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Big n' Bad


I use this, with rb 61 fronts, rs 42 surrounds, and a BA subwoofer, in an 8x8 home theater setup, powered by a Denon 2310. It's massive, but unobtrusive, and I'd recommend a stand for alignment with the fronts. Effect has been fantastic, as it brings...

Good Power Output, Easy to Mount, Great Sound Quality, Easy Setup

Heavy / Bulky

Feb, 2010

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A great center speaker


I've had the Klipsch RC52 for about a month and we are amazed at the sound quality difference it has made in our home theater system. Before I purchased the RC52 center speaker we rarely used our surround sound system because it never really seemed...

Attractive Design, Easy Setup, Great Sound Quality


Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Crossover frequency:1400 / 1600
Frequency range:67 - 23000 / 67 - 24000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):500
RMS rated power:125


Color of product:Black


Audio output channels:1.0
Number of drivers:3
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:2
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:5.24
Woofer Size:5.24

Other features

Center speaker tweeter diameter:1
Center speaker woofer diameter (imperial):5.25

Other Features

Center speaker tweeter size:1
Center speaker woofer size:5.25
Depth (imperial):10.5
Height:6.5 / 6.75
Height (imperial):6.5 / 6.75
Type:Home theatre speakers
Width (imperial):20.5

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Weight & Dimensions

Height:6.54 / 6.77