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Klipsch RF-52 are 2-way floorstanding speakers in the lower half of the Klipsch Reference Series.

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Pros

Excellent high-frequency detail

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Value-priced speaker

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Dual binding posts can be bi-amped or bi-wired

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clean aesthetic is perfect for a nice home theater setup

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can play at high volume with no distortion

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Can be matched easily with a complete set of Klipsch reference speakers for surround sound for a decent price

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respectable low-end frequency cutoff

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wonderful bass for size

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Cons

Requires rear clearance room because of rear-firing vents - limits placement

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Not a real wood finish - vinyl woodgrain

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Only available in one color or finish - black

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Horn tweeter can be shrill

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somewhat boring looking

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Klipsch RF-52 are 2-way floorstanding speakers in the lower half of the Klipsch Reference Series. They feature a 1" titanium tweeter for high frequencies situated behind, what Klipsch calls, a Tractrix horn and dual 5.25" mid/bass driver made of a composite ceramic and copper material that Klipsch calls Cerametallic. The 2-way crossover is set at 1900 Hz, and the speaker has reported frequency response of 34Hz to 23kHz (+/-3dB). They feature a rear-firing port to eliminate vibration and use magnetically attached grilles. The RF-52 speakers are sold individual for around $300 each or ($600 / pair) and are only available in a black woograin vinyl finish. They were first produced in 2006. The next model up is the Klipsch RF-62 ($400 / each) and the step-down model is the Klipsch RF-10 ($250 / each) with similar design, but with 6.5" and 4.5" mid-range drivers, respectively.

Specifications
  • frequency response: 34Hz-23kHz +/-3dB
  • power handling: 100W RMS / 400W Peak
  • sensitivity: 96dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • nominal impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • high frequency drivers: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90x60 square Tractrix Horn
  • high freq crossover: 1900Hz
  • low frequency drivers: Dual 5.25" (13.3cm) Cerametallicâ„¢ cone woofers
  • enclosure type: Bass-reflex via rear-firing port
  • height: 37.6" (95.5cm) (w/feet)
  • width: 6.75" (17.2cm)
  • depth: 14.25" (36.2cm)
  • weight: 38lbs (17.3kg)
  • finishes: Black Ash woodgrain vinyl
  • built from: 2006
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