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Klipsch RB-51 II Bookshelf Speaker - Black - Pair

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  • Smart balance of performance, size and value
  • Fills medium-sized rooms with dynamic sound reproduction
  • Equally impressive with music and movies
  • Highly efficient design produces more output using less energy
  • Accurate, non-fatiguing sound provides hours of listening pleasure
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Klipsch RB-51 II Bookshelf Speaker - Black - Pair + Klipsch RC-52 II Center Speaker - Black - Each + Deadbolt Banana Plugs, 12-pair, By Sewell Direct
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  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 6.5 x 11.4 inches ; 20.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 30 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0040LG96O
  • Item model number: 1011854
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,730 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 27, 2010

Product Description

The Klipsch RB-51 II speaker offers up no-compromise music and movie performances in a smaller, more affordable bookshelf design. In fact, with its dynamic quality, superior sound and visual appeal, you'll find this speaker simply irresistible. The RB-51 II is complete with Klipsch proprietary Tractrix Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished in a beautiful black ash woodgrain vinyl veneer, the RB-51 II is guaranteed to complement any d cor.

Features Plays louder with less distortion than the competition Enhanced 1 titanium horn-loaded tweeter, 5.25 high-output woofer Keyhole bracket for easy wall mounting Dual threaded inserts for use with third-party stands Beautiful wood-grain vinyl cabinetSpecifications Frequency Response - 50Hz-24KHz +- 3dB Power Handling - 75W RMS / 300W Peak Sensitivity - 92dB @ 2.83V / 1m Impedance - 8 ohms compatible High Frequency Drivers - 1 (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90 x 60 square Tractrix Horn Low Frequency Drivers - 5.25 (13.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofer Enclosure Type - Bass-reflex via front-firing port Inputs - Single binding posts Mounting - Keyhole bracket and dual 1/4-20 threaded inserts Finish - Black Ash woodgrain vinyl Dimensions (HxWxD) - 11.4 x 6.5 x 10.7 in. Weight - 20.9 lbs.

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Really high end, clear sound. Can't go wrong here. Read more ›
Klipsch RB-51 II Bookshelf Speaker - Black - Pair are expensive but worth it...what great quality sound. Finally the dialogue is not drowned out by effects. Read more ›
Were delivered quickly and well protected. Would highly recommend these to anyone interested in high quality sound. Read more ›
Made in Hope, AR. Full, rich sound. I had to turn my sub down and raise the crossover setting to keep the pictures on the wall. Read more ›
beautiful sound. surprisingly, not the loud highs i was expecting. Read more ›
I had Klipsch F-3…Although the F-3's were great in any aspect, the RB-51's have cleaner, crispier, rich sound, just amazing what you lose with any other sound systems. I… Read more ›
Although they still don't quite compare with the large floor speakers, they are a huge upgrade from the Bose…The clarity and volume is very good for both movies and music. Read more ›
In many ways they are much better. They sound much better at low volume and do not break up at higher volume. At higher volume they seem to have less base but overall I… Read more ›
You can buy an Omega Super 3T speaker made right here in the USA for $100.dollars more than these cheap…If your into bright piercing loud volume music these are for you. Read more ›
which…I needed a set of small speakers to go with my turntable in the bedroom after my Paradigm Atom monitors blew (at low volume) So, I made the upgrade and bought these! Read more ›
I'm also getting much fuller sound in the…This is probably due in part to the smaller speakers being better suited to the relatively low volume levels I'm listening at. S… Read more ›
This is my first experience with horn loaded speakers and I am very pleased. Their sound is very full and clear at any volume. The RB-51 II's highs are very crisp and clear. Read more ›
Their sound is very full and clear at any volume. The RB-51 II's highs are very crisp and clear. The mids are articulate and non-fatiguing and their low end is full without… Read more ›
Great for gaming and playing music CDs through the XBOX. When I say crisp I mean the highs are fully defined - great for my old ears that don't do highs well. I can also… Read more ›
For the money these are terrific, especially if paired well with…Big bass is surprisingly rich, crisp and punctuated highs, and the mid-range finds its way through, too. Read more ›
This is an awesome…They may not be large, however they will fill a medium size room with clear crisp mids and highs and adequate bass (unless you are a thumper lover). I… Read more ›
Crisp, clear highs and deep booming lows and everything in between come from the RB-51's. Surprisingly big sound from surprisingly small packages. Read more ›
For the money these are terrific, especially if paired well with…Big bass is surprisingly rich, crisp and punctuated highs, and the mid-range finds its way through, too. Read more ›
The RB-51 ll are crisp and clear, base is good but a sub is still needed. Great for front and surround enjoy!! Read more ›
They can be loud for her small room, but they sound awesome at background noise (low…Every nuance of the music comes out crystal clear and the bass is full and firm. We… Read more ›
Crisp, clear highs and deep booming lows and everything in between come from the RB-51's. Surprisingly big sound from surprisingly small packages. Read more ›
Coupled with a HK 3490 receiver, these speakers deliver remarkable sound for a great price; clear, crisp and bold, with no distortion at full gain. I bought these… Read more ›
I can also hear movie dialog over the, often excessive,…I have to add that I ordered the lower priced RB-51's but got the latest RB-51 II's - not bad for a gentile, huh? Read more ›
Have these set up at my main stereo which also is the speakers for my tv. LOVE the sound/Love the price/LOVE dealing with Amazon. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By colinpmyers on February 3, 2012
I am a musician, and the quality of the music I listen to is very very important to me. I had been researching bookshelf speakers for months before deciding on these. In my local audio specialty store's listening room, I was able to do a side by side comparison with a pair of Def Tech AW 6500s, and the Klipsch had a much warmer, pleasant, golden tone. Nothing muddy, nothing harsh or tinny, nothing blurred. I tried them with a subwoofer and then without, and honestly the bass in the speakers alone is powerful enough. Unless you want a really enormous sound, or you're filling a party venue for many people, the bass in these is more than enough. My living room is 350 sq. ft. with 14 foot ceilings, and these handle the size just fine. They also perform quite nicely with my mid-size 1980s-era Realistic 300-watt amp.

The first test I did with these was Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man. I can hear parts and voices in the music I had never heard before. It's almost as if you can determine the placement of the instruments in the studio when they actually made the recordings. Bizarrely, these speakers give you that 3-D experience. And with vocals, you can hear the consonants so clearly! Like others before me, I am rediscovering my music collection because of these. If you shop around, you can find these for even cheaper too. I found mine for $300.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By K. Wallace on May 2, 2011
I have the Klipsch RB-81's in the family room (loved them) and recently put the RB-51's in the den where I have an XBOX-360 set up with an LED projector and screen. One can debate speakers all day but I like these because they are sensitive & crisp which means I can use a small amplifier (such as the Temple Audio Bantam Gold) that fits right in the bookcase with the speakers. Great for gaming and playing music CDs through the XBOX. When I say crisp I mean the highs are fully defined - great for my old ears that don't do highs well. I can also hear movie dialog over the, often excessive, background music/noise. I have to add that I ordered the lower priced RB-51's but got the latest RB-51 II's - not bad for a gentile, huh? Seriously, it's hard to go wrong with the Klipsch reference series and you're supporting a company right here in the heartland USA. Carry on, soldiers ....
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Node11 on January 4, 2012
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Audiophile quality for a working man's wallet

I have the Klipsch RB-51 II bookshelf speakers set up in my medium sized office. They are paired to an Onkyo TX-8050 for a variety of music sources.

I wanted a quality set of speakers that sound excellent at a lower volume and these have more than fit the bill. These will rock a room if you want them to but for my application I was less interested in loud and more interested in sound quality.

This is my first experience with horn loaded speakers and I am very pleased. Their sound is very full and clear at any volume. The RB-51 II's highs are very crisp and clear. The mids are articulate and non-fatiguing and their low end is full without being muddy. These are superb for my 2 channel audio setup and I see absolutely no need for a subwoofer. They fill a room with music very well and I can listen to them all day long.

If I were to pick a down side to the RB-51 II's it would be the rear firing port. You will need to be mindful of this when positioning the speakers so the port does not get blocked.

All in all the Klipsch RB-51 II bookshelf speakers set the build and sound quality very high and would find themselves at home equally well in a multichannel home theater setting or a 2 channel stereo setting. Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jacek Kostus on July 21, 2011
I did huge research before I purchased my Klipsch RB-51's and let me tell you, they are worth every penny no matter how much you will pay for them. I had Klipsch F-3 before and unfortunately I had to sell them but I knew that I will buy something from them sooner or later, so I decided to redesign my home theater and I couldn't be happier. Although the F-3's were great in any aspect, the RB-51's have cleaner, crispier, rich sound, just amazing what you lose with any other sound systems. I have it hooked up with Denon receiver and currently using Canton Sub with it and planning to get Klipsch RW-10 Sub in the near future for the best result and look. Golden speakers look awesome, no matter where you put them. So anyway, don't think twice and just do yourself a favor and buy them if you are looking for great sound and experience.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ben Robbins on July 13, 2013
I upgraded to the RB-51 II from the Infinity P363 floor-standing speakers in a 2.1 music setup. I'm getting a much richer, more detailed sound from the RB-51 II. I'm also getting much fuller sound in the lower mid-range (drums sound about a million times better). This is probably due in part to the smaller speakers being better suited to the relatively low volume levels I'm listening at. Still, I highly recommend the RB-51 II for a music setup.

For reference, I'm using the HK 3490 receiver and the JBL sub-150p.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Gary E. Wilson on February 7, 2011
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Crisp, clear highs and deep booming lows and everything in between come from the RB-51's. Surprisingly big sound from surprisingly small packages. I find them worth every cent. I'm considering buying another pair as rear speakers.
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