Klipsch rc42iibl middle speaker black – every

(5 customer reviews)


  • smallest, maximum low cost reference collection center channel
  • boasts exquisite craftsmanship and overall performance
  • tremendously green layout produces greater output using less electricity
  • magnetically shielded drivers save you television interference
  • more desirable 1 titanium horn-loaded tweeter, twin 4 excessive-output woofers

Availability: 286 in stock

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product description

Product Dimensions

9.1, x, 16, x, 5.4, inches

Item Weight

13.86, pounds





Item model number


Customer Reviews

4.7, out, of, 5, stars, 364, ratings, 4.7, out, of, 5, stars

Best Sellers Rank

#53, 665, in, Electronics, (See, Top, 100, in, Electronics), #47, in, Center-Channel, Speakers

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Date First Available

August, 27, 2010

5 reviews for Klipsch rc42iibl middle speaker black – every

  1. Brian-B

    I recently purchased a new 50inch 4k tv. As with many of the newer TVs the sound wasn’t the greatest. I decided to connect the TV to my Yamaha Home Theatre Receiver, which was using a 5.1 setup of Sony speakers (circa 2000). While this was an upgrade from the TV sound, it still wasn’t quite what I was looking for. I decided to upgrade the speakers and go from a 5.1 setup to a 3.1 (Center, Left, Right and sub-woofer). This was the first piece to the puzzle. And WOW, what a difference this made. The sound is so much clearer and fuller than what I had before. I was so happy with this that I have added a pair of Klipsch R41 bookshelf speakers to my setup as the left and right. These three and my old sub-woofer (plan to ask for a new one for Christmas this year) sound fantastic. Whether watching TV, a soccer match or a 4K movie, they sound great. And when I switched over to music, again what clarity! I could increase the volume to a very loud level and still absolutely no distortion. When some reviewers have said this might not fill a large space, I’d really like to understand how much space they have? I’m in a room that is about 12×20 and it completely fills the room with sound. This is my first Klipsch purchase, and I will say if this is indicative of the quality of the products, then I am a fan for life. Read more

  2. norbac

    Your browser does not support HTML5 video. This Klipsch center speaker is a beast!!! I’ve been wanting to buy Klispsch speakers for quite some time because of their good reviews and reputation but somehow I always ended up settling for some other brands on sale (Polk, SVS, KHL, etc.), but now that I saw that this particular center speaker on sale on Amazon, I decided to take a stab a it, and oh boy, did it not disappoint! I just needed a good quality center speaker to complete my home theatre set and this Klipsch ended up replacing a speaker of say, not the same quality or repute. The very first I noticed right out of the box was the speaker’s weight. It weighed 12 lbs! (Yes, I weighed it). My old center speaker weighed only 7 lbs. Obviously you don’t rank a speaker based on its weight, but it does tell you something about the kind of quality materials they employ in its manufacturing for the drivers’ components themselves as well as the enclosure. The speaker enclosure feels and looks sturdy, with great quality and finishing material. The design itself in the front is also very interesting with two ported, curved vents on both sides. And of course, the iconic copper-colored material of the Klipsch cones are also a plus adding to its style! Now on to the important stuff, the sound quality! It is simply amazing for a rather small center speaker to sound they way it sounds! Center speakers are better used for movies and TV because you’re mostly interesting in the dialogs, however, this center speaker is also great for playing music! It reproduces musical sounds super clean and crisp–much, much better than my other two center speakers that I had before this one. I can clearly hear the difference in the movies/TV dialogs big time, as compared to my old speakers–which I prefer not to mention the brand because for the price I paid it was a good speaker and I really don’t want to knock off the brand. The highs, mids, and even the low tones sound great! The lows are tight but not punchy or distorted. I know many of the reviews I’ve read they all mention the loudness of the high tones (as “typical Klipsch”), but honestly, I did not hear it with this particular speaker–and believe me, I was paying attention especially at the highs–but did not hear a biased in tones. Actually, I was impressed by the great quality of the low tones for such small center speaker. In the video I uploaded I have only the center speaker enabled, although it maybe difficult to hear the good quality sound on a video. But trust me, if you’re looking for an excellent quality, and yet affordable, center speaker (and you’re tight for space), look no further; this Klipsch RC42II is the one for you!! Read more

  3. Brian S

    Put 3 of the Klipsch RC-42 together with a subwoofer to create a passive sound bar with channels L C R and it sounds great!!! My space was limited, that’s why I took this approach. Read more

  4. Andrew Ward

    I purchased a Yamaha RX-V483 mostly for listening to music but this center speaker makes such a difference watching TV using Yamaha’s awesome music profiles. I paired it up with a set of Klipsch R-14 4-inch Reference speakers and 10″ Klipsch R-10SW 300 watt subwoofer. You would have to spend more than twice the money to hear a noticeable improvement in sound. Read more

  5. LiebermanJ

    Much larger speaker than you’d think, so make sure you check the dimensions – that said, as long as you have the room for it, this center channel is leagues above anything you get with a “pre-fab” surround system. It adds depth as well as clarity to everything you watch (or listen to). Highly recommend this speaker series and when I have some more cash (and space!) I’ll be sure to round out the set with the rear channels and L/R speakers. Read more

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