The Klipsch RS-42 II is a low mid-cost 300 watt surround speaker.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more


The Klipsch RS-42 II is a low mid-cost 300 watt surround speaker. Klipsch promotes this speaker as offering high output without using a lot of energy. The Tractrix horn technology of this speaker regulates the sound waves coming from the dual 1" titanium tweeters, and expands the dispersion feel (90 degrees x 60 degrees). The RS-42 II is designed with WDST (Wide Dispersment Surround Technology), which offers both ambient surround sound and precise sound localizing. The dual 4" Cerametallic cone woofers are treated with aluminum, which helps to minimize distortion. The Bass-reflex feature also aids in a clean bass frequency. This speaker is a step up from the lower cost RS-41 II in that it has two woofers instead of one, and in that it is 300 watts instead of 200 watts. However, this speaker is a step down from the higher cost RS-52 II in that the RS-52 II is 400 watts, and has a larger pair of woofers (5.25"). The Klipsch RS-42 II surround speaker comes in a matte black vinyl finish.

  • 300 watts
  • 62Hz-24KHz ± 3dBfrequency response
  • SIngle binding post inputs
  • 75W RMS / 300W peak power handling
  • 93dB @ 2.83V / 1m sensitivity
  • 8 ohms compatible nominal impedance
  • 1700Hz high frequency crossover
  • Dual 1" titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeters
  • Dual Tractrix horns
  • Dual 4" Cerametallic cone woofers
  • Bass-reflex via dual side-firing ports
  • Dimensions: 10" x 12.5" x 7.1"
  • Weight: 11.9lbs.
  • Keyhole bracket mounting and dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts
  • Matte Black vinyl finish
  • WDST technology
About Us