- Brand Name: Klipsch
- Model Number: 1011852
- Color: Black
- Speaker Type: Bookshelf
Klipsch RB-61 II Reference Series Bookshelf Loudspeakers, Black (Pair)
- Every Reference speaker utilizes our Tractrix® Horn technology for lifelike sound, more output using less energy, improved reliability, reduced distortion and a large soundstage with well-defined imaging.
- Our light, yet rigid Cerametallic woofer cones feature specially treated aluminum to help better dampen and prevent distortion.
- Titanium tweeter with linear travel suspension-trickle-down technology from our flagship Palladium Series-provides an open, natural sound, making you feel as if you're in the studio with the recording artist or on the set of a film.
- Exclusive Wide Dispersion Surround Technology (WDST) enables surrounds to reproduce localized and ambient sounds with unlimited placement flexibility.
- Enhanced crossover frequencies offer smoother on-axis and off-axis integration.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have these hooked up to my computer through my Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card RCA-out, using a Yamaha A-S500 amplifier in between. These are the only speakers in my setup; I do not have a subwoofer. I do not get any audible noise or interference with this setup - unless there is actually noise in the source from a poor quality or unmastered audio track (this is easily distinguished between when the speakers are on but with no source playing, when a source is playing with sound, and when a source is "playing" but there is a silence between notes in the track and static remains audible).
I have read many reviews which describe these speakers as somewhat bright. I would say that this is probably a fair description.
I feel they are a slight bit brighter than a set of vintage Klipschorns, they are a bit warmer than my Q701 headphones (known to be fairly bright), they are brighter than my Sennheiser HD555 headphones (generally considered somewhat warm), and they are MUCH brighter than my Q460 headphones (which are MUCH darker than everything else I own).
I read some sources which consider these fatiguing to listen to for extended periods of time. I have not noticed any issues in this regard.
Overall, I am very happy with the sound reproduction as I tend to prefer it either neutral or somewhat bright.Read more ›
Recently I bought a new stereo for the dining room. I had envied friends with Klipsch speakers since college days (now 40 years ago, alas!), and so I ordered a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers. Wow, am I glad I did!
The setup was as simple as could be imagined, and the sound quality was every bit as delightful as I hoped it would be. I listened to Judy Collins, Joan Baez, and other cherished artists, and now their beautiful voices came through with no sense that a speaker stood between us: it was like having Joan sing for me in my home. Classical music is rendered faithfully, with clarity and grandeur. Once again Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, and so many more touched my soul. I felt I had emerged from a long hiatus underground, and was now blinking in the warm sunlight.
These speakers remind me of the time I was a freshman in high school, and I found out I needed to get contacts to correct my vision. I remember barely being able to read the board, and having a hard time being able to read and distinguish letters from each other. Then I got fitted with contacts, and I remember putting them on for the first time and literally having a headache. The clarity of the image I was seeing was almost too vivid. It was a new world, and this is exactly the same feeling I have after buying these speakers. The clarity of the sonic image being produced is "bright" at first because often we're not used to hearing such wonderful differentiation between instruments and vocals. Much like my contacts, these grew to become the normal, and I would never again choose to return to the poor vision, or sound, that my old speakers brought me.
Once you have these speakers for a few days, you too will fall in love with them. My records and CD's have a new layer of sound and complexity that I haven't heard for the price. Pair these with a nice subwoofer and you're set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The horn loaded compression tweeters are loud & clear but highly directional. Getting a well placed sound stage is highly dependent on where you sit... Read morePublished 1 month ago by PenName
I am a huge Klipsch speaker fan and the sound is really good but possibly not quite as good as I would've hoped. Read morePublished 1 month ago by THE MILLERS
I've had some polks connected to my SET amp, but wanted to try these. I like the bass a bit better on the polks, but these are a little easier to drive. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank Gibson
I paid $329 total and for that price, they are a nice speaker at a good price! Very happy with the sound and quality.Published 8 months ago by PO
WOW! I first tried RB-51 II's and wasn't so impressed. So we ordered a pair of these and they are much MUCH better. A lot fuller sound, great bass reproduction. Love them. Read morePublished 12 months ago by takamikey
I am not an audiophile. I love music and can generally appreciate good quality. The system I have now is night-and-day clearer than any system I have previously owned or any car... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tom-Q