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Klipsch Reference Series RC-52

Klipsch Reference Series RC-52
alaScore 86

110 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RC-52. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 110 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Klipsch Reference Series RC-52


alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 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

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RC-52 II Center Speaker - Black - EachKlipsch Reference Series RC-52 Center channel speakerKlipsch Reference Series RC-52 Center Channel Loud Speaker - 125 Watts (Black)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Shoe (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Tuyen (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Doctor Destiny (

Great price, nice bass, cloudy midrange


I bought this speaker to replace an old and fairly small but expensive M&K speaker. I was impressed by the price and size of this larger speaker. I'm happy with the bass, which is much richer and fuller than my old speaker; setup is easy; the speaker...

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Good Power Output

Poor Sound Quality

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Trae Burr (

Great Sound and Price


After upgrading my AVR to the Onkyo606 i needed to upgrade the speakers. Went with Klipsch Reference bookshelfs for the front lr so i paired them with this model from klipsch . great combo produces nice clear sound and love the look of the gold...

Consumer review by: Tyler Jones (

Great speaker


Awesome speaker worth the money considering your center channel is the most important one. great sound decent bass very clear, quite large its actually a little bit bigger than my receiver but still very nice and very happy with my purchase. Klipsch is...

Consumer review by: Nicholas Albert (



I have to say, this center channel is LARGE! Both in size and sound. Incredible details I have never heard before. The reviews online are pretty well spot on with this speaker. As close to sitting in a movie theater as you can get. My room size is 14...

Consumer review by: Craig Meyer (



I needed to start rebuilding my surround sound system now that I have a 60 TV. But where to begin? I considered the various HTIB out there, but I have some older Klipsch Chorus II speakers that sound amazing, so I decided to stay with the klipsch...

Product Specifications


Active / Passive Speakers:Passive
Signal Connection:Wired


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
HDMI:Not Applicable
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

Active / Passive Speakers:Single Passive Component
Number of Speakers:Not Applicable
Sound Projector: No
Soundbar: No
Speaker Type:Front / Center
System Type:Single Component