Klipsch RP404CB II Reference Premier Dual 4″ Center Black
Stellar center-channel sound from Klipsch
Klipsch’s Reference Premiere speakers have proven popular with our customers over the years, delivering powerful sound in both music and home theatre applications. The new Reference Premiere II line introduces a slew of innovative new features that elevate classic Klipsch sound to new heights. The RP404CB II is the series’ smallest four-driver centre channel speaker, with an updated tweeter, improved woofers, and a sealed enclosure.
A new tweeter for clear highs
Because it reproduces almost all of the dialogue in a movie or TV show, your home theatre system is only as good as your centre channel speaker. Klipsch improved the tweeter on the RP404CB II to allow centre channel effects and voices to come through clearly and precisely.
The vented housing of the 1″ LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) tweeter reduces standing waves, which can degrade sound quality. It’s housed in a Tractrix® horn with a widened mouth for improved soundstaging and directivity. To keep the highs smooth and non-fatiguing, the horn has a soft silicone face and a unique phase plug.
Better woofers give effects impact
Each side of the central tweeter has two 4″ Ceremetallic woofers. These drivers add punch to centre channel sound effects like explosions and aid in the reproduction of voices in lower registers. Metallic woofers aren’t new to Klipsch speakers, but the motor structures behind the cones have been significantly improved.
Each woofer has a voice coil that is 70% larger for improved control, speed, and accuracy. The woofers also have new aluminium shorting rings, which help to reduce distortion and allow the drivers to handle slightly more power.
A redesigned, sealed cabinet
It is critical to consider where and how you will position your centre channel speaker. However, an ideal location is not always available. Klipsch designed the RP404CB II with a sealed cabinet so that it can be placed almost anywhere. Is the speaker leaning against a wall? No worries. Furthermore, because there is no rear-firing port, there is no risk of bass waves accumulating behind the speaker and muddying the sound.