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Klipsch - Icon 5-1/4" Center Speaker

Model: KC-25SKU: 2138079

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for Center Channel Speaker

    Posted
    SirDrake1
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It was time to upgrade the sound system in my home theater so I listened to the Klipsch Icon speakers at my local Best Buy store. I was very impressed with the sound quality and looks and the price point was good as well. Best Buy had the Klipsch 8" Floor Speakers for half price on Black Friday with free shipping so I decided to get the Klipsch Center Channel at the same time. The speakers were delivered to my door in a couple of days. The 8" floor speakers are fantastic with both music and movies and the center channel just complements them perfectly. Sound/dialogue is clear through the center channel with more of an emphasis on the mid range. Some center channel speakers can sound high pitched or tinny; not this speaker. It's very neutral. I have these speakers powered by an 800 series Onkyo receiver (130W/channel) which works well as the Klipsch speakers like to be driven. I plan to replace my surround speakers and subwoofer with the Klipsch Icon series in the near future. You can't beat the sound quality/value of the complete Klipsch Icon series. If you are looking for a good center channel, look no further!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic center channel speaker

    Posted
    tacky187
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    My 15 year old Jamo center channel didn't survive our recent move. I have Jamo Classic 6 tower speakers that still sound amazing, so I was looking for a center speaker that would have the similar presence and come close to voice matching my tower speakers. I looked at this speaker along with the Polk Audio and Definitive Technologies center speakers of the same size/driver range. Honestly, those other center channels sound good too, but I went with the Klipsch and am happy I did. It sounds great with my Jamo speakers and actually have more low-mid range and bass than my previous center speaker; all while staying crisp with "ta" and "sa" sounds. Remember, this is a center channel speaker, so it's primary job will be to drive the voices in TV shows and movies. The low-mid and bass really comes alive with low end voices like the Ent from Two Towers or Smaug from The Hobbit. Oh and I got mine for $100 off, which made an already great deal a complete no-brainer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Center!!

    Posted
    colthard
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The other one-star reviews that were due to a marketing faux-pas should be removed! This center is amazing bang for your buck! I purchased it as part of a bundle with the KF-28 towers and the KS-14 surrounds. They're running on a Denon AVR-1910 (towers in bi-amp mode) and paried with a Sunfire MK II sub. After running audyssey, The whole setup sounds absolutely AMAZING! The center projects voices crisp and clear even at very high volumes and does no fatigue the ear even a little! If you are unsure about this product, please, ignore the one start reviews that had absolutely nothing to do with the product. This is a great center, you will not be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sounds amazing, but it's very big

    Posted
    jotter

    I got this to use instead of the speaker that came with my Onkyo home theatre system. It sounds 100 times better than the little onkyo speaker, however- I have the center channel speaker mounted underneath my 70in LED tv, and the center speaker is a monstrosity. I'm sure it has to be that big to sound as good as it does, and it would probably look fine on the console below my tv, but I have my tv on the wall and for a cleaner look had the original center speaker mounted to the wall underneath it- but this one looks ridiculous in the same spot. Other than the size, it's an incredible speaker-- if you are on the fence about buying a high end center speaker- I would def recommend this one. (if you have the space for it.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Klipsch Icon Center speaker

    Posted
    OmegaDirective
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased 1 of these center channel Icon models along with an entire Klipsch home theater speaker setup. At first glance, this center channel speaker seems rather expensive. However, the expense is justified, as with all Klipsch speakers. This center channel is simply amazing. It provides outstanding highs coupled with even more outstanding mids. This speaker creates a great frequency range that works well in all audio situations. As most audiophiles know, the mid range speaker is a very important aspect to any home theater setup. This speaker provides great performance for voice, music and movies. Overall I was extremely impressed with the sound quality of this speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor Performance

    Posted
    GX2TYPE
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Purchased a complete Klipsch Icon 5.1 surround system. With all speakers and SW 350 sub playing the system was beautiful and I was blown away with the clarity and performance of the Klipsch speakers. When watching the Lion King on Blu-Ray, my wife came down stairs to see why the pictures were vibrating on the walls up stairs. However I struggled with dialog when watching regular TV shows and would always have to increase volume to enjoy shows. Without the surrounds speakers the KC-25 was only marginally better than TV volume. I returned the KC-25 and replaced it with a RC-52 II. The new center will arrive in a few days and I will update my review.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good center channel speaker for only $250

    Posted
    1AdamA12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this recently and took the time to study for a couple hours about home theater systems, speakers, wiring, receivers, etc. I decided on this Klipsch center channel speaker along with the matching bookshelf pair of Klipsch speakers and am running them through a higher end Sony receiver. As long as you take the time to understand your receiver settings and use proper wiring (not the cheapo stuff), this should deliver excellent (for a non-audiophile) sound for a medium sized room. I like that I can later add the tower speakers if/when i decide to expand my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome, clear sound!

    Posted
    dandroid
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased the Klipsch Icon 5-1/4" Center Speaker after comparing it side by side with the Polk Audio CS10. Obviously, the Polk Audio, being $60 cheaper, was a consideration tion, but, after hearing how rich and smooth the sound was with the Klipsch, I was sold. I have it connected to a Denon 2312CI with Infinity TSS-800CHR surrounds and a JBL ES250P 12 inch sub. Eventually I will upgrade the surrounds with Klipsch when I have the space to do so. In the meantime, I highly recommend this center. Awesome, clear sound for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT speakers

    Posted
    53K5HUN8
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I already wanted Klipsch speakers, and was planning on buying the bookshelf speakers for fronts & surrounds, plus the center channel. Stopped in to my local store on black Friday, and they had a package deal with these front towers, the center channel, & the directional surrounds for only $100 more than the other setup. Awesome deal on awesome speakers. Great sound quality/depth, and a decent bass note without a dedicated sub. I still plan to get a Klipsch sub, because I prefer more bass, but I have to say these offer just enough for well-rounded sound on their own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Clear dialogue, clean highs, blends well......

    Posted
    Tasdom

    I purchased this to match up with my VF-35 towers because the VC-25 is no longer available. This speaker turned ouy to be a great match as it mixes great with my current set up. (Pioneer VSX 1021K receiver, VF-35 towers and VS-14 surrounds) The cabinet is a quality solid build and sits perfectly below my 60" LG tv. I agree with the other post that the 1 star reviews should be removed as they are not reviewing this product but noting an incorrect product description........

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Center Speaker

    Posted
    chosi01
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Yes, indeed this is a Center Speaker. I think that is unfair to give it less than 4 stars just because it's not pair of bookshelf speakers as noted on some of the reviews below. This speaker actually performs much better than the KB-15 or the KS-14 - I own both pairs. It might feel that it's price is higher than the other 2 speaker systems as it has only 1 speaker, but it shouldn't be the reason for a lower grading. The sound quality is definitely superior, and it won't deceive you. Clearly when it comes to sound quality for the money, Klipsch is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    completes my front sound system

    Posted
    trikkyp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I Originally had the Klipsch Icon bookshelf and a sub for my rather large family room. At times it sounded great while other times it was missing something. I noticed that the midrange was very weak and would often result in very drony and boomy sounds from the speakers and sub. The center channel fixed all of that. A lot of reviews claim that the center is primarily useful just for movies. While I find that it does dramatically improve movie sound (especially the dialog), it also dramatically enhanced my tunes. I love it for that!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Crisp Clear Accurate sound

    Posted
    HobieOneKenobie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am using this speaker with a set of Klipsch Icon 5-1/4's (Model KB15) all driven with a Dennon Receiver and powered Sub-Woofer, I was looking for a speaker that was clear and accurate that would deliver the delicate sounds in movies as well as clear dialog without any distortion at higher power levels. This speaker really delivers and perfectly matches the left and right channel Klipsch speakers (mentioned above) sonically and in appearance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center channel

    Posted
    clr4tkf
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I am simply mystified at some of the other reviews. This product performs fantastic and without incident. The product is not meant for audiophile type music, so i rated it based on what its supposed to be doing, not crossing job functions from video to audio. I wish BBY would delete the negative reviews based on serious lack of SET UP knowledge. Outside of a $12,000 MK or BW system, I dont know what the mentioned previous reviewer wants?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Little Pricey but great unit

    Posted
    pmanicioto
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver Member

    Price is a little high for a BestBuy level center channel, but is a great unit otherwise for being Klipsch's low end. I matched with the KF-26 fronts to replace my Quintets and my system sounds great now. I tried to run the KF-26's with my Quintet center and it deff was not cutting it. I upgraded to this unit. It deffinately has a more powerful and full sound. It looks like a Beast compared to my Quintets for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great center channel

    Posted
    Calyryan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I purchased this and the rest of the Klipsch Icon 5.1 speakers at the black Friday pricing (50% off). They sound great! I have them hooked up through a Yamaha RX-V675 that I also purchased at Best Buy. I use a Polk PSW110 sub. When you go to get speaker wire make sure to get 12awg. The only place I could find it was Lowes. You can also double up 16awg, but that adds a lot work. I only wish that they had more cabinet options like a natural wood grain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    mpowell
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The center speaker packs out some sound from a pretty small space. I very much enjoy watching TV and movies and I very much like the sound that comes from this speaker. I have no complaints about my purchase. I wasn't able to get the speaker on sale so it cost more than what I would have liked to spend but I wanted a good speaker. After using it, I would buy the speaker again instead of something else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge sound for a small speaker

    Posted
    stang67

    I got the dual 8 inch 2 way first. When I got the center speaker. I decided to hook it up alone to see what it had. I was not ready for this. I couldn't believe the huge sound coming from these. Teamed up with the towers I don't need a sub. Movie sound quality and concert sound for music. If you can't pend a lot of money just get a pair of these and put them on a shelf or pedestal. They will blow you away.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice addition to our set

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Very good speaker. Loads of sound, plenty for our 20x30 living room. Lets you hear everything you want to and is amazingly crisp and clear with no harsh tones or muffled noises. I have this hooked up to a 7.1 surround sound receiver with 2 front, 2 back speakers and a subwoofer, and it sounds better than a movie theater. Best speakers I've ever owned. Blows all others away by far!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Center Speaker

    Posted
    David
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This center speaker is awesome! My living room is a bit big. I have this speaker with the pair of bookshelf Klipsch also and sound is incredible. I bought the Polk before returning them since it was a little cheaper but good thing i payed a little bit more for these bad boys. Polk sounded good also but Klipsch took the cake for me. You wont regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend