Redesigned from the ground up, the Reference Premiere series leverages over 70 years of Klipsch signature acoustic expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver the ultimate home theater solution. Get crystal-clear sound for your movie dialogue and music lyrics with the incredible acoustics of the Klipsch RP-500C center channel speaker. Our proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology gives you a lifelike, front-row listening experience.
Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology
Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the Reference Premiere center channel speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.
Linear Travel Suspension Titanium Diaphragm Tweeter
The exclusive Linear Travel Suspension minimizes distortion for enhanced, detailed performance. LTS tweeters are a hallmark of previous Reference lines, making it a core component of some of the best speakers in the world
Vented Tweeter Design
The vented tweeter housing reduces standing waves that create unwanted harmonics, resulting in enhanced detail and clarity in high frequency reproduction.
Spun Copper Cerametallic Woofers
A signature feature on the Reference Premiere series, Cerametallic woofers are rigid and lightweight for minimal distortion and maximum efficiency. When paired with the Tractrix horn-loaded LTS tweeter, it provides the highest speaker efficiency in its class.
Utilizing Tractrix geometry, the Reference Premiere ports allow for the most efficient, fastest air transfer from the cabinet, which reduces port noise for punchier low frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.
FURNITURE GRADE MATERIALS AND FINISHES
Finishes include ebony vinyl, walnut vinyl and piano gloss. Ebony and walnut models boast satin painted baffles with a scratch resistant finish, while the premium piano gloss cabinet is hand-sanded for a clear, mirror-like finish. The mirror-life piano gloss finish is seamless due to the meticulous hand sanded and hand polished process.
Copper anodized trim rings, cast aluminum feet, satin painted baffles and a laser etched logo treatment give the Reference Premiere II series a modern, premium look.
Klipsch RP-500C Specs
||60 Hz to 25 kHz
||At 3.3' / 1 m (2.83 V): 96 dB
||RMS: 100 W
Peak: 400 W
|High Frequency Horn
||Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
|High Frequency Driver
||1" / 2.54 cm Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter
|Low Frequency Drivers
||2 x 5.25" / 13.3 cm Cerametallic Cone Woofers
||Bass Reflex via Rear-Firing Tractrix Port
||Single Binding Post
||6.8 x 18.5 x 9.5" / 17.3 x 47.0 x 22.3 cm
||18 lb / 8.2 kg