KLIPSCH Reference Premiere RP-400C Center Channel Speaker

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  • You are here because you're in need of our commercial-grade audio solutions.
  • Cinema, permanent installation or distributed audio - Klipsch Professional series speakers are built to last and are backed by more than 70 years of Klipsch signature acoustic technology and development.

The Four Principles of Klipsch Sound

  • Paul w. Klipsch believed four principles to be the foundation for great sound.
  • They continue to drive the design of every new klipsch speaker, today and tomorrow.

High Efficiency / Low Distortion

  • Klipsch horn technology is highly efficient, providing more accurate sound with less power and less distortion – resulting in louder, cleaner audio. Klipsch’s law: efficiency is inversely proportional to distortion.

Controlled Directivity

  • Klipsch horn technology accurately directs sound to the proper locations, which, in turn, creates a more lifelike soundstage without wasting acoustic energy where sound is not needed or desired.

Wide Dynamic Range

  • The softest sounds are reproduced with remarkable clarity and the loudest sounds are delivered without harshness or distortion – with the greatest possible range between the softest and loudest sounds.

Flat Frequency Response

  • Audio is delivered without frequency bias – no unnatural highs, mids or lows – reproducing recorded sound as accurately as possible without colorization.

Tractrix® Horns

  • Tractrix® horns have for many years been the driving force behind klipsch’s stunningly precise acoustics.
  • Featured in every klipsch speaker category, except for headphones and subwoofers, this proprietary technology provides a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power.

Cerametallic Woofers

  • A signature feature on the reference series speakers, klipsch’s cerametallic woofers exhibit a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping, resulting in a powerful, solid bass foundation.

Wide Dispersion Surround Technology

  • As the cornerstone of every klipsch surround speaker, proprietary wide dispersion surround technology (wdst) provides astounding sonic detail for rooms with less-than-ideal placement configurations.

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: 

  • The Klipsch RP-400C center-channel loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion.
  • Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-400C 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.

Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: 

  • The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters.
  • A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction.
  • Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound.
  • A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,

Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: 

  • This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics.
  • The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound.
  • Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

Dual 4" Cerametallic Woofers: 

  • The RP-400C center-channel loudspeaker utilizes two 4" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofers. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency.
  • The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity.
  • The 4" woofers are housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: 

  • The rear Tractrix port of the RP-400C center-channel loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest 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.

MDF Cabinet: 

  • The Klipsch RP-400C center-channel speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor.
  • The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy.
  • The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: 

  • The Klipsch RP-400C center-channel loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Binding Posts: 

  • The Klipsch Reference Premiere series center-channel speaker is fitted with sturdy  binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors.
  • The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG).
  • Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

Placement & Mounting Options: 

  • The center channel speaker is designed to place dialog and primary sounds so that they appear to come from the TV or projector screen.
  • The speaker should therefore be centered and placed as close to the screen as possible, preferably directly on top of or below the screen.

Rubber Feet:

  • The center channel speaker comes with four self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface.
  • The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the height of each speaker.

Adjustable Angle: 

  • If the center speaker is well above or below the ear height level of seated listeners, you can improve performance by angling the center channel slightly to compensate.
  • Included with the speaker is an adjustable foot that you can screw into one of the two threaded inserts on the bottom of the cabinet.
  • To tilt the speaker down, install the foot in the insert near the back of the cabinet; to tilt the speaker up, install the foot in the insert near the front of the cabinet.

Note: There is no included bracket, keyhole slot, or threaded insert to wall-mount the speaker.

Reference Premiere Series: 

  • The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away.
  • The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately).
  • Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

Optional Powered Sub:

  •  For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference Premiere series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).
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