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Klipsch Reference Series RF-52

Klipsch Reference Series RF-52
alaScore 86

68 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-52. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 RF-52 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 68 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-52 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

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

This summary is based on the product: Klipsch Reference RF-52 II 100W RMS / 400W Peak Floorstanding Speaker - Black - Single Speaker

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-52 from The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

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

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RF-52 II Reference Series Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black)Klipsch Reference Series RF-52 - Left / right channel speaker - 100 Watt - 2-way - black (each)Klipsch RF-52 II Black (Ea) Floorstanding Speaker

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Klipsch RF-52 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed


The RF-52 helps round out Klipsch's overwhelming popular and extensive reference line of loudspeakers. With an RF model for virtually every taste, budget and system it can be hard deciding which one is right for you, which is why Home Theater Review...

The Klipsch RF-52 provides a well-balanced, lively sound that stays on the right side of refinement and impresses with its punch and clarity

The RF-52's top end got a bit zippy at times and carried that into the midrange, giving the sound a cold quality that exposed itself mostly on classical, vocal, and piano tracks ; The RF-52 has some directionality issues that shrink the sweet spot, and...

The Klipsch RF-52 offers a compelling value proposition. It certainly rocks the house in the Klipsch tradition, but it also brings some refinement to the table. It holds its own on classical, vocal, and piano tracks from a purely musical perspective,...


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Klipsch RF-52 5.1-Channel Speaker System


Ever since audio legend Paul W. Klipsch began manufacturing loudspeakers in the 1940s, the name Klipsch has been associated with horn-type drivers, and it's easy to understand why. Horns are inherently efficient, and as one modern-day Klipsch...

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Klipsch Reference Series RF-52


Klipsch loudspeakers enjoy legendary status as among the very best available. For the most part, the speakers that created the legend are powerful, huge and expensive. They also defined audio clarity and precision to a degree that has seldom been...

The entire enclosure is mounted on four feet that effectively isolate the speakers from unwanted vibrations that can be created by units that rest directly on the floor

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Better than RB-61 bookshelf.

Looks ; Great Sounding Speaker ; Good Low for Music ; Excellent for movies ; Bi-amp and Bi-wiring capable

Little bulky.. but that's what it is.. Keep an eye on dimensions ; Took 2 week to break-in

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Unreal speakers!!


been thoroughly impressed. Probably because they spent as much on their whole system as one of these speakers cost... Don't be afraid of the price-tag on these speakers. They are built with exceptional quality and sound great. If you want something...

I am by no means a home theater audiophile snob, but I have been dealing with audio equipment for quite a while. This has been my first jump into the "big time" home-theater game. I did TONS of research before I bought these, the deal that Newegg had...

Honestly, I cant think of one. The only thing is price, but there are plenty of deals going so you can find a steal every once in a while

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Small but Mighty!


My last pair of Klipsch speakers were KG5.5's. They were dual 10" models but BIG. My wife was insistent on something smaller. The new Reference series would be ideal based on ratings and the RF52 fit the size requirements. I was a little worried about...


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thumbs up


solid build, nice feet

Nice overall sound. Does not disappoint on amped guitar


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Worth EVERY penny


I took off the grills so the gold can show...VERY stylish, GREAT bass output withOUT a sub, sound is CLEARER than the polk monitor 50\'s i had. Gonna get the rs-42\'s to match them.

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Heavy \/ Bulky

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You Will Be Amazed


Of all the components of my new home theater system, I am most impressed by these speakers. I have a full Klipsch surround setup in a different location of my home, but it pales in comparison to my new system with the RC-52s out in front. One of the...

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Klipsch RF52s


I have wanted to upgrade my HT system for a while and a large part of that was the speakers system. After shopping around and reading reviews everywhere, I decided on the Klipsch RF52 series floor standing speakers. Wow. these things blew my mind away...


Product Specifications

An ideal combination of technology, performance and design, the Reference Series RF-52 delivers a level of realism and subtlety that's beyond anything you've heard before. With its class-leading technology and slender design, this speaker is one of the best sound solutions on the market. In the RF-52, Exclusive Tractrix Horns technology has been refined to include improved throat geometry for a more genuine, lifelike sound. Behind the horn lies a 1-inch titanium tweeter with a powerful neodymium motor structure to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless dynamics. The RF-52's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound and a rear-firing port to eliminate turbulence noise. Increased baffle ribbing in the lower panel and around the horn mouth dramatically improve acoustics across the sonic range. For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RF-52 features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series



Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:400Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:100Watt
Response Bandwidth:34 - 23000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers