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Klipsch RP-500C Reference Premiere 2-Way Center-Channel Speaker (Ebony) EXPIRED

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It would require a receiver or amplifier to power the speakers. The PC soundcard out jack would plug into the receiver and then speaker wires run from receiver to each speaker.
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I've had both. The R-52c was louder/brighter and the RP500 was smoother more refined. If you have reference premiere left and right channel I would flip the 52c and buy this. If you don't, or don't see your self upgrading, you're not missing a whole lot for double the cost.

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Excellent choice for anyone who bought the RP600ms off recent deals and wants more vocal clarity in movies
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This is a crazy slick deal!
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I have rp 400c , will be enough??
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I have rp 400c , will be enough??
I'm upgrading from a 400C. Probably don't need to, but wanted to better match a pair of 5000F.
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I picked up the Klipsch Reference R-52C almost 2 months ago off Adorama when it was on sale for $129. Is this RP500C worth double the price of the R-52C? They seem to have pretty similar specs so not sure if it would be worth the hassle of trying to sell the R-52 and getting the RP500. Any thoughts?
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I picked up the Klipsch Reference R-52C almost 2 months ago off Adorama when it was on sale for $129. Is this RP500C worth double the price of the R-52C? They seem to have pretty similar specs so not sure if it would be worth the hassle of trying to sell the R-52 and getting the RP500. Any thoughts?
I've had both. The R-52c was louder/brighter and the RP500 was smoother more refined. If you have reference premiere left and right channel I would flip the 52c and buy this. If you don't, or don't see your self upgrading, you're not missing a whole lot for double the cost.
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I picked up the Klipsch Reference R-52C almost 2 months ago off Adorama when it was on sale for $129. Is this RP500C worth double the price of the R-52C? They seem to have pretty similar specs so not sure if it would be worth the hassle of trying to sell the R-52 and getting the RP500. Any thoughts?
I'd like to know this also. I have the Klipsch Reference Dolby Atmos Surround System from Costco I purchased a year and a half ago which included the R-52C.
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I'm alsoooo looking to upgrade from the R-52C but I can move that to my game room and upgrade my main home theater. So my main question is, if I go for this RP500 am I going to have the craving to upgrade again in another year to something better?
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I've had both. The R-52c was louder/brighter and the RP500 was smoother more refined. If you have reference premiere left and right channel I would flip the 52c and buy this. If you don't, or don't see your self upgrading, you're not missing a whole lot for double the cost.
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-Xe1...-500C.html

I just did a little research and yes, its worth the upgrade. The frequency response is better on the 500C. Since you'll be using the center channel the most when watching movies its a no brainer. Also the 500's frequency response is 60-25k Hz compared to 89-21k Hz for the R52C The 500C is also heavier.

The enclosures in the R52C is Acoustic Suspension compared to Bass Reflex in the RP500C. Bass reflex includes a tuned port.

IMHO, coming from a person with guitar speaker cabinet experience, the heavier the cabinet, the better the sound due to better thicker wood used in the construction. Compare a Marshall cabinet to a Mesa cabinet with the same speakers.
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I'm alsoooo looking to upgrade from the R-52C but I can move that to my game room and upgrade my main home theater. So my main question is, if I go for this RP500 am I going to have the craving to upgrade again in another year to something better?
Upgraditis... Always looking for the next step up... It's fun/frustrating.
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https://www.crutchfield.com/S-Xe1...-500C.html [crutchfield.com]

I just did a little research and yes, its worth the upgrade. The frequency response is better on the 500C. Since you'll be using the center channel the most when watching movies its a no brainer. Also the 500's frequency response is 60-25k Hz compared to 89-21k Hz for the R52C The 500C is also heavier.

The enclosures in the R52C is Acoustic Suspension compared to Bass Reflex in the RP500C. Bass reflex includes a tuned port.

IMHO, coming from a person with guitar speaker cabinet experience, the heavier the cabinet, the better the sound due to better thicker wood used in the construction. Compare a Marshall cabinet to a Mesa cabinet with the same speakers.
I used these mainly for movies and TV. I had a 2 subwoofer setup when I tested, and ran my front and rear channels above 100Hz and let the subs take care of the bass. You may be correct, but that was a moot point for my needs. The frequency response stats are also probably correct, but for dialogue this may be less noticeable than music
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I'm upgrading from a 400C. Probably don't need to, but wanted to better match a pair of 5000F.
I have pair rp 400c with rp-150m , I am not sure if the rp 150m will do ok as front speakers.
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I have a polk csi A6 (POLKCSIA6CHY). This probably isnt worth it right?
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