Klipsch RVX-42 Speaker System and Yamaha RX-V2500 A/V Receiver At A Glance & Ratings Klipsch RVX-42 Speaker System

At A Glance: Klipsch RVX-42 Speaker System

Subwoofer: RW-10
Connections: Speaker-level in, line-level in
Enclosure Type: Bass reflex
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, ceramic/metal hybrid
Power Rating (watts): 260
Crossover Bypass: Yes
Available Finishes: Black Ash
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 17.6 x 12.5 x 19
Weight (pounds): 39
Price: $499

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: RVX-42
Type: Two-way L/C/R
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, titanium dome 1
Midrange (size in inches, type): 4, ceramic/metal hybrid
Woofer (size in inches, type): 4, ceramic/metal hybrid
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 5–75
Available Finishes: Silver, Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 24 x 5.8 x 4.5
Weight (pounds): 14
Price: $450 each

Speaker: RSX-4
Type: Two-way bookshelf
Tweeter (size in inches, type): titanium dome
Midrange (size in inches, type): 4, ceramic/metal hybrid
Woofer (size in inches, type): 4, ceramic/metal hybrid
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 5–50
Available Finishes: Silver, Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 10.2 x 5.6 x 7.8
Weight (pounds): 4.5
Price: $149 each

Ratings: Klipsch RVX-42 Speaker System

Build Quality: 90
• Quality drivers
• Sturdy cabinet-to-stand connection

Value: 89
• Better drivers than many at this price
• Versatility is a bonus

Features: 93
• Several mounting options
• Compensation switch for on-wall placement

Performance: 90
• Immediate sound without getting over-aggressive
• RVX-42 holds up well as a center channel, too

Ergonomics: 91
• Comes right out of the box with stands attached
• Flexible, light, and easy to place

Overall Rating: 90
The RVX-42 system will have a strong appeal for its plasma-savvy target audience with solid music and movie performance, considerable versatility and placement ease, and a noticeable aesthetic flair.

General Information
RVX-42 L/C/R Speaker, $450/each
RSX-4 Bookshelf Speaker, $149/each
RW-10 Subwoofer, $499
Klipsch
(800) KLIPSCH
www.klipsch.com
Dealer Locator Code KLI

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