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tvuong's Avatar tvuong 06:23 AM 04-08-2013
Hi all,
What do you guys think using 3 Klipsch center speaker RC42ii as LCR in the vertical position? Is it possible to remove and turn the horn 90 degree for vertical position? Is it really a 95dbs speaker? Thanks.
http://www.klipsch.com/rc-42-ii-center-speaker

flickhtguru's Avatar flickhtguru 06:53 AM 04-08-2013
I know I wouldn't do that.... 4" woofers for your front 3 speakers with a -3db point of 88hz???

Why are you looking to do this? Lack of space?

I would use 3 RB61ii or even 3 RB51ii before I'd do 3 RC42ii.
tvuong's Avatar tvuong 07:07 AM 04-08-2013
I ll be crossed them over at 90-100hz with a sub. Is that not ok with -3db at 88hz?
Rb51 or 61 cost more as I have to purchase 2 pairs. Beside that, what is your reason for recommending 51/61 over 42? Woofer size? Thanks.
flickhtguru's Avatar flickhtguru 09:27 AM 04-08-2013
I would want speakers that the -3db point is 60hz or lower. Then you can cross them over between 60 and 80hz. If your sub isn't up front near the center of the room then a xover of over 80hz can be problematic cuz then you will be able to localize your sub. And your sub is supposed to just blend into the room. If you can go for a pair of the RB51ii and a RC52ii for your front 3, that will give you a much better front sound stage than 3 RC42ii.

Yes woofer size does have to do with why I wouldn't use the 42ii. Those 4" woofers just can't go low enough IMO for front speakers. I like to have 6" or bigger for front speakers.
FOH's Avatar FOH 12:21 PM 04-08-2013
Yes you can use three centers as LCRs.

No, they're not likely 95dB in actuality.

Those could be used, if the situation was correct.

Klipsch's front panel is integrated, so you can't rotate HF coverage,...which you'd needn't do anyway with that horn.
sivadselim's Avatar sivadselim 01:27 PM 04-08-2013
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Klipsch's front panel is integrated, so you can't rotate HF coverage,...which you'd needn't do anyway with that horn.
Whether you would "need" to or not, I couldn't say, but it'd definitely be better if you could. The horn disperses @ 90° in the horizontal plane and only 60° in the vertical plane when used horizontally, as intended.
FOH's Avatar FOH 11:43 AM 04-09-2013
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Originally Posted by sivadselim View Post

Whether you would "need" to or not, I couldn't say, but it'd definitely be better if you could. The horn disperses @ 90° in the horizontal plane and only 60° in the vertical plane when used horizontally, as intended.


I understand, and you may be right, however; I've not measured the CC speaker in question, but I've measured three such models in the same RB/RF offering type. Their respective coverage wasn't as advertised. I like them, I've since upgraded, but I've no axe to grind.

Thanks
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