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Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 - Surround channel speaker - 75 Watt - 2-way - matte black

Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 - Surround channel speaker - 75 Watt - 2-way - matte black
alaScore 87

44 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 - Surround channel speaker - 75 Watt - 2-way - matte black. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, 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 RS-42 - Surround channel speaker - 75 Watt - 2-way - matte black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RS-42 - Surround channel speaker - 75 Watt - 2-way - matte black 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 RS-42 II Surround SpeakerKlipsch RS-42 II Surround Speaker

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

The best Surrond Speakers I ever owned !!!


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 Klipsch sub. The set up is incredible and the whole house...

Very High quality sound ; Very High quality high tones, mid-range and lows ; Excellent quality material, look and feel ; Games, Movies and Music sound incredible

No cons

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (

Spend the money!


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...

Great Sound Quality, Good Power Output, Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup

Jan, 2012

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Klipsch RS-42


Reviewing these speakers is actually more difficult than I thought it would be because I've never heard anything but test signals and surround tracks on them. Since I've never auditioned them as "mains" I'm afraid my review will be sparse.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

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 lets you experience the full impact of high-performance special effects. 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. The RS-42 also features side-firing ports to eliminate turbulence noise and back-panel keyholes and


Crossover frequency:1700
Frequency range:52 - 23000 / 62 - 24000
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):300
RMS rated power:75


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series


Audio output channels:1.0
Number of Speakers:1
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:4.02
Woofer diameter (imperial):4
Woofer Size:4 / 4.02


Color:Matte black

Other Features

Depth:7.1 / 7.75
Depth (imperial):7.1 / 7.75
Height (imperial):10
Type:Home theatre speakers / In-wall/On-wall/In-ceiling speakers
Width:10.8 / 12.5
Width (imperial):10.8 / 12.5


Bass reflex: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:300Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:75Watt
Response Bandwidth:52 - 23000Hz
Speaker System Type:Surround channel speaker

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.09 / 7.76
Weight:11.9 / 9.92
Width:10.7 / 12.5