Klipsch Reference RB-600
Item #: 714RB600B
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Original Price: $349.99 pair
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Item #: 714RB600B
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $349.99 pair
The Klipsch RB-600 is sure to please music and movie lovers alike with its combination of solid construction and powerful performance. From complex music passages to the demanding soundtrack of an action movie, this Special Limited Reference Edition series speaker delivers exceptionally clear and powerful sound.
The RB-600 uses a horn-loaded tweeter. A flared opening in the enclosure projects high frequencies toward your listening area and prevents sound waves from simply spilling out in all directions. This horn design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound. The horn also improves dynamics and efficiency, for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.
The RB-600's Cerametallic™ woofer dishes out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cone out of specially treated aluminum that's strong yet lightweight to dampen and prevent distortion. A rigid cabinet with resonance-fighting internal bracing houses both the woofer and the tweeter. It all adds up to remarkably accurate reproduction of all your music and movies.
You can build a great stereo system using the RB-600s and a subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Special Limited Reference Edition speakers for high-impact home theater.
Bookshelf speakers may be small in size, but they can deliver surprisingly big sound. Some ultra-compact models even fit on a desktop. Most are right at home in tight spaces like shelves, so they're usually good choices for your home theater's rear channels. For the best performance, try placing bookshelf speakers on solid speaker stands to help the sound really "open up." If you want full bass impact, add a powered subwoofer and enjoy punchy sound that's as deeply satisfying as that of floor-standing speakers.
My first experience with Klipsch. I feel fortunate to have been able to obtain these speakers through the Outlet Store and find it difficult to believe that the RB600 replacement could be better.
Pros: High quality construction with excellent sound , especially at low volume.
Such clarity and powerful sound on 80 watts per. Perfect addition to my home theater.
Pros: Sound, efficiency, quality
Perfect little bookshelf speakers good price for Klipsch. Best pair of speakers you could ask for in this price range. Lots of bass for their size. Sound great at any volume.
Pros: Sound lots of sound across the spectrum bass mid treble. Price is right. Look amazing. Klipsch quality last me a lifetime.
These speakers are great at low to medium volume levels. Bass is also very good for a stand mounted speaker. That being said, when driven at high volumes, the midrange gets very harsh--or at least it does now, with 100 hours on them. I'll have to check back after they have more hours...more LOUD hours.
I was looking for 2 speakers to complete my 7 channel Marantz surround system and these did the trick. My other speakers are the Bose Acoustimass and a pair of Bose 901's. They all work in harmony and sound like I'm in a movie theater or at a concert!
Pros: Very smart styling and good sound range.
dealt with two different product advisors and they both gave very good service and were straight forward, questions asked were answered quickly and accurately. The RB600 I bought were scratch and dent so was expecting a mark or banana plug change - only marks were on the outside of box otherwise the speakers were pristine. I had purchased to replace a pair of Kef C2 bookshelf which were nice but these wow sound clarity and looks are fantastic - good solid build and have loved the magnetic grills for a while. mostly listen to classic Rock and blues / grassroots, and watch action movies they work for my needs perfectly. great dealings
Pros: service and product quality bettter than described great bookshelf speaker
Cons: none yet and dont expect any
Exactly what I expected from Klipsch, full range sound from book shelf speakers. clean and crisp sound from my 30 year old turntable and Kenwood receiver.
Pros: Tight base with clean highs, low power requirements
Cons: Base is limited but still excellent for bookshelf speakers.
I was a little hesitant about the RB 600 for fear they would not compare to my 5.1 Klipsh system that cost me over $5000. My front speakers are RF7's and are the monster's of my system. Adding 7.2 was seamless with the RB 600's from Crutchfield and the highs and lows solidified together, It was amazing. If you want awesome surround or bookshelf speakers, these speakers are for you:) I also tested the RB 600 on my oscilloscope and they meet their rating's big time!!!
Pros: The magnetic speaker grill's were a big Improvement. My Reference 7's mounting plastic tabs are all broken.
Cons: They look to small for the solid bass.
These ladies have a very bright,clear sound. They make a lovely center channel speaker system when wired in parallel. This also allows more power to your center channel, as most good amps love 4 ohm loads.
Pros: heavy (no rattles) good reputation wide sound field.
Third set of Klipsch speakers. The speakers are better than the Yamaha components. They were a tremendous value for the price. They are simple, basic and fundamental. In the world of complicated "stereo" components, to hook them up it can be done with a good pocket knife (standard with us southern boys), banana plugs and Monster cable. If you want booksehlef speakers, there are non bettter at this price point! They can handle eloquently Debussy's Claire deLune as well as all the Foo Fighters can throw at them not to mention the delicate voice of the late, great Donny Hathaway.
Pros: Great price. Good cabinet workmanship. Simple to install
Cons: Position in the room does make a difference. I have moved them around.
I'm not listening to these Klipsch under the most ideal circumstances. They're positioned at the end of a rather small but long kitchen, powered by a Yamaha 659 receiver which has plenty of oomph and low distortion. Also slaved to that receiver is a Polk 10" subwoofer, and before anybody starts disqualifying me as a reviewer, note that my main system is vintage, a Pioneer PD-65 CD player, into a (modern) Beresford DAC, into a Crown IC-150 pre-amp, into a Crown DC-300A amp, into Rectilinear III "Highboys." So I do know what music should sound like from a big box system, as it were. And while there's no comparison between that system and this one, there are times when we must compromise for the sake of space--and modern times have produced some very satisfactory results on that front, these Klipsch being a strong example. After about 100 hours of breaking in, they sound very clear and full, again, "satisfying" rather than "accurate" would be the best one-word descriptor. Also, and to be honest, you don't need a sub with these. They generate perfectly adequate bass on their own, if music reproduction is the goal, in a small or medium sized space. If they're incorporated into a surround system, which I also own, we'd obviously add a sub in order to capture the magic of the entire planet falling apart at the end of time, right? At the current Crutchfield price you sincerely can't go wrong here. I and especially my less tech-minded friends have found their support invaluable.
Pros: Deep bass, nice presence, strong performer for music.
Cons: Is perhaps a bit too sensitive to position, but then hard to complain because it has no rear porting,which really does create constraints.
I recently bought these speakers to add to a 50 watt system that had bose 301 speakers. I knew before they arrived that the klipsch speakers would be louder and that was my intention. But I was a little surprised that they were a lot better overall than the Bose. It has turned out that the Klipsch has become the main speaker for the system and the Bose are used only on occasion.
Pros: clear clean sound
i was more than impressed with the brand and the set of speakers. The sound has been clear and consistent and delivers all levels crisp and smooth...they are bigger than the Bose 201 that i had but definitely sound much better than those and than my Paradigm Monitors..I like them very much
Pros: crisp clear sound in all ranges...lows are very good for it size that will fill a room 20x30 easily...very impressed...
Purchased these along with the Klipsch RC-500 BK Center channel speaker and the Klipsch RS-400 BK Surround speakers. I also have an older KSW-12 sub. I temporarily disconnected a Mirage NanoSat system I currently have and connected these speakers. All were driven by a Yamaha RX-V673 receiver. The sound clarity and imaging was amazing. The RB-600's easily handled the power and provided a great low/midbass punch. Although I did not see any "huge" differences in the specs of these vs. the RB-61ii there was a big price difference. I am very happy with the purchase and believe it would be hard to find another setup that sounds this good at this price.
Pros: Clarity and imaging at any volume. Great price
Very nice sound for a bookshelf speaker. Great value for the money. I am very pleased with the improvement in sound over my older speakers. I bought them as an open box sale and couldn't be happier. The speakers were at my door within 2 days of my order.
Pros: Great Price and even better sound.
This pair of RB 600 speakers was purchased to replace my Klipsch B3 speakers. While both speakers have a 6 1/5 " woofer, the RB 600 clearly has more base(impact) in the midrange. And although both have horn tweeters there is an obvious difference if favor of the RB 600. I am using a Yamaha subwoofer so there is no lack of low base--not normally a strong point of bookshelf speakers. Overall, the RB 600's are very clear and this translates into better voice reproduction when watching TV. Part of this may be due to the front base ports rather the back porting of the B3--can't say. Highly recommend these speakers.
Amazing sound from a bookshelf speaker.
Pros: Bi-Amping great sound very efficient
These speakers are in a smaller living area (15x20). I was hoping for enough bass to forego the subwoofer. Although the speakers sound great, the lower end is not strong enough. I know these are recommended with a sub, so I was not surprised. Therefore my 5 star rating. Sub is on order. I am a Klipsch fan. My outdoor speakers (AW-525) sound phenomenal.
I hooked up these speaks to my new TEAC AG-H380 and whammmmo! I was completely stunned by the fidelity and clarity. Truly these are fantastic speakers... well beyond anything I have ever owned. The clean sound of highs mixed with the tight booms of the lows are just really overwhelming. I just sat there in my living room and soaked it up... playing my favorite songs... ranging from classical to rock to hip-hop... the whole gambit. My wife had to come in and ask me if I was going to just listen to music all day... heh. Even she had to admit they were fantastic sounding speakers. I highly recommend them.
Pros: Clarity of highs, tight bass... can handle turning up the volume with no issues...
I,m tried many speakers for about 25 years, lover of Bose sound, until I discovered that Bose lacks of bass and high end sound, I decided to test Klipsch Reference with this RB-600, the music heard thru this speakers, sounds crispy and very clear with a good bass response. The hd movies sound with excellent realism, creating an expectacular Home theater image. I'm really recommend this series with the RC 500 and the RS 400 for surround. this is a complete Special Edition Speakers from Klipsch.
Pros: Strong, natural and powerful sound, Excellent 5 years Waranty
Cons: No found issues !!!!
|Tweeter Type||Tractrix Horn|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Frequency Response||45-23k Hz|
|Connector Type||Binding Port|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||28-31|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Two-Way Speaker Design: The Klipsch RB-600 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a two-way speaker design with a 1" titanium-diaphragm compression driver inside a square Tractrix Horn and a 6.5" Cerametallic woofer with rubber surround.
Klipsch Horn Technology: Klipsch employs Horn Technology to deliver these four principles of great sound.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The 6.5" Cerametallic cone woofer and 1" titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure which features a front-firing port. The bass reflex enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a black wood-grain vinyl. The enclosure uses a low-diffraction sculpted cast aluminum front baffle to improve sound dispersion and features improved internal bracing to prevent unwanted resonance.
Magnetic Grille: The bookshelf loudspeaker features a removable magnetic grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille in place.
Dual Binding Posts: Each speaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.
Rubber Feet: Each bookshelf speaker comes supplied with eight self-adhesive rubber feet (4 for each speaker) so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of each speaker.
Placement: These bookshelf loudspeakers are designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.
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Other than the baffle and grills,The specs are so close I cant see the justification for this model addition,unless my RB-61ll's have been discontinued [ MICHAEL T Dec 16, 2013 ]
The two lines of speakers are very similar. There is a bit of a difference in the tweeters, which causes them to sound slightly different. Both are great choices. [ Jeff Dec 16, 2013 ] Staff