Klipsch RS-52 II
Released August, 2010
The Pros:Attractive design looks very high-end and beautiful. Generates more volume than other speakers with the same power coming from the amp. Sound is very lifelike both for vocals and instruments.
The Cons:Hard to position them properly for best effect, end up playing with them for a longer time than other speaker designs. Having drivers on two sides makes it impossible to position these speakers in some places.
The Klipsch RS-52 II is a high mid-cost surround speaker. The 1" titanum tweeters of this speaker are equipped with Tractrix horns, which manipulate the sound waves and up the dispersion field to 90 degrees x 60 degrees.
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The dual 5.25" Cerametallic cone woofers of the RS-52 II are treated with aluminum, which helps to cut down on sound distortion. The bass-reflex design of this enslosure (with two side firing ports) helps to cut down on turbulence noise. The RS-52 II is set up in the WDST (Wide Dispersion Surround Technology) configuration, which by aligning the two horns at a 90 degree angle to each other, spreads the soundwaves of all frequencies in order to achieve a massive surround sound that is heavy on detail. This speaker is a step up from the lower cost RS-42 II in that it has 400 watts of power as opposed to 300 watts, and a bigger set of woofers (5.25" as opposed to 4"). However, the RS-52 II is a step down from the flagship RS-62 II in that the RS-62 II has a bigger set of woofers (6.5" as opposed to 5.25"), four side-firing ports (as opposed to two) and is 600 watts as opposed to 400 watts.
- WDST technology
- 62Hz-23kHz +/-3dB frequency response
- 100W RMS / 400W Peak power handling
- 95dB @ 2.83V / 1m sensitivity
- 8 ohms compatible nominal impedance
- 1700Hz high frequency crossover
- Dual 1" titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeters
- Dual square Tractrix horns
- Dual 5.25" Cerametallic cone woofers
- Bass-reflex via dual side-firing ports
- Dimensions: 13" x 12.6" x 8.5"
- Keyhole bracket mounting and Dual 1/4"-20 threaded inserts
- Matte Black vinyl finish
- Weight: 15lbs.
User Reviews (1)
attractive design looks very high-end and beautiful
generates more volume than other speakers with the same power coming from the amp
sound is very lifelike both for vocals and instruments
magnetic grills make it easy to take them off for cleaning without risking damaging them
fills space evenly, covers a wide area without having to turn it up louder
hard to position them properly for best effect, end up playing with them for a longer time than other speaker designs
having drivers on two sides makes it impossible to position these speakers in some places
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