Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Bookshelf speakers (Black Ash)

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No room for towers? These bookshelf speakers pack a punch.

Klipsch® designed their impressive RB-61 IIs to deliver the same kind of thrills and intensity as their larger tower speakers — you'll be amazed at the kind of sound these put out. Building on Klipsch's previous Reference speaker line, the Series II models have updated drivers and a new crossover system for even more spacious sound. These bookshelf speakers work equally well as a stereo pair for music listening or as the front left and right speakers in your home theater system.

Horn technology for "front row" sound

All Reference Series II speakers feature a redesigned version of Klipsch's famous horn-loaded tweeter. Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area in a 90°-wide, 60°-high pattern. With their Series II speakers, Klipsch has redesigned the shape and slope of their famous horn enclosure, so your movie soundtracks and music will sound more "open," with improved dynamics and efficiency. All in all, you can count on powerful, "front row" sound that's crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Cabinet construction

High-tech driver design

The RB-61 IIs also use newly machined, light-yet-rigid Cerametallic woofers with a folded edge to produce smoother mids and tighter bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen unwanted vibrations and distortion, while an integrated dustcap gives them a cleaner look and adds stability. Dual five-way binding posts let you bi-amp or bi-wire these speakers for even better performance. And the rigid, braced cabinets come in a handsome woodgrain vinyl finish.

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Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 45-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • sensitivity 95 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ woofer
  • bass-reflex design via front-firing port — great for placement in a bookcase or against a wall
  • black ash woodgrain vinyl finish
  • dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 8-1/2"W x 15-3/8"H x 12-3/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why choose bookshelf speakers?

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.

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Typically Klipsch

Written By Jitensha, Connecticut on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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These are the discontinued (but still available) 6-inch bookshelf speakers from Klipsch's "Reference" series, and have the 1-inch titanium tweeter. The sound is typically Klipsch, with vibrant highs (that very, very occasionally can be a bit shrill on content such as a flute), remarkable detail on stringed instruments, and smooth mid-range and rather tight low frequencies down to about 50 Hz. I am using them as the LR speakers in a home theater system (currently 3.0.2 on the way to becoming 5.0.2 or 5.1.2). The sound is satisfying without a sub, unless you watch lots of movies with explosions and you like them to shake the earth. I have RB-51 II's on my office desktop, and A/B tested them against the RB-62's. Driven moderately on material that was not bass-heavy, the two speakers sounded virtually identical -- not surprising since they use the same high-frequency compression drivers, Tractrix horn, and IMG woofer material. At the current discounted price, these speakers offer superior bookshelf sound and an excellent value.

Klipsch Reference Bookshelf

Written By Catherine, Pennsylvania on Monday, November 02, 2015

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For the size and the price, these speakers meet my needs. I am very satisfied with their performance so far.

Pros: small size..great sound in moderately sized room

What I Expected

Written By Darrell D, Fleming, Oh on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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I'm not a sound expert or anything close. I like the sound and speakers are nice size for my CD player in bedroom location. The quality seems great to me and I was not surprised as I already own Klipsch Forte speakers for my living room television sound. I feel these speakers are good value for price paid for an application where you don't need large speakers.

Pros: Good sound for size and price. Nice appearance.

Absolutely Fantastic

Written By Craig G., Pennsylvania on Thursday, October 22, 2015

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Wow was not expecting that kind of sound from a bookshelf speaker. These speakers look as great as they sound. Sound quality is excellent. Very crisp clean sound even at high volume. I'm glad I decided to go with the rb-61's I am very happy. Customer service was Fantastic. Ordered speakers Wednesday morning and on my door step Thursday afternoon. Now that awesome free shipping. Thanks for being a quality company selling Top of The line products. Will definitely order from Crutchfield in the future. Speakers Rock Thanks

Pros: Amazing sound and looks. Great company service

Cons: Owerners manual could be better

Very Satisfying

Written By dd, Michigan on Saturday, October 17, 2015

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I bought this to replace my Polk Audio bookshelf. The Klipsch had more dynamic range and clarity. They are also much louder without breaking up. I really enjoy listening to them specially after breaking them in. All the harshness on the high frequency went away. I have a pair of Magnepan 3.6 loudspeakers in my basement. I never really enjoyed listening to the Polk audio. I primarily use them for karaoke. The Klipsch made me sit down and listen to music for hours on end. Of course you can't really compare them to the Magnepan 3.6, but for the money I cannot think of any speaker that sounded so fulfilling. I have to tell you though, turn your volume down at first until you know what loudness your ears can tolerate. They are very very loud and doesn't seem to break up. They are very efficient. I'm driving them with a Denon AVR 1092 that produces 125 watts RMS per channel,. You could probably use a 20 watt RMS amplifier to drive this speakers. The specs says they handle up to a hundred watts, but I know I've driven them with much more and did not harm the speakers. I don't listen to my music that loud. I just wanted to know how far they can go. I went all the way to 0 db on my volume control, that means I'm using 100% of my amps power. Bear in mind that would also depend on the loudness of the source. I have a Marantz 8003 cd player.

Pros: Super enjoyable and great for karaoke also. Incredible dynamic range. I highly recommend these speakers.

Cons: A tad shy on the midrange. But at higher volumes you won't even notice that.

Very pleased

Written By John C, Upstate New York on Monday, October 12, 2015

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This was a big upgrade from my old BA's .More detailed sound particularly since I was able to bi-amp them on my Marantz receiver. Low volume is enjoyable for a change.

Pros: All good. Great price .

Cons: Black cabinet is not attractive. Documentation is light .


Written By JAY, Washington on Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Over 34 years I've purchased two other sets of speakers because of pricing and availability. The B&O's were discounted after being used in a Magnolia Hi-Fi founder's office. They were superbly dominant in my home. Alas, after 20 years a woofer stopped working. Bought a pair of Monitor 450 by DefinativeTech and they were crap. I found surround Klipsch first and have been looking at these because of the price at Crutchfield. I'm very pleased. I know they will burn in over the month. Thanks for the quick service and great pricing.

Pros: Horn tech

Cons: None yet...

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Erick M, Puerto Rico on Sunday, October 04, 2015

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Currently being used as surrounds, but were mains. These are great. They can sound very big, and accurate. The highs are detailed and can also produce a nice low frequency. Very good speaker indeed.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: None

Solid Performance

Written By Azhar, Oregon on Monday, September 28, 2015

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Excellent speakers overall.. low frequency not as complete as it should be, but if youre using a subwoofer, speakers are pretty darn good

Pros: Compact-ish, clarity, pretty loud

Cons: low end bass is not as complete

as good as it gets

Written By courier100, Nevada on Saturday, September 26, 2015

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I have had Klipsch speakers for years, from floor standing to bookshelf. I got these to go to a 7.2 set up and just like my other speakers these sound great. If I need more I would be more than happy to add another set to my unit. I don`t think you can wrong by buying these.

Pros: great sound

Cons: none that I see.

Amazing value & sound

Written By JasonM, California on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Having simple styling and great sound for their size, I paired these with a R-25C center and a R-112SW for a very capable 2.1 home theater system that works great for my modest space and setup.

Pros: - Value - Fidelity

Big sound, small footprint

Written By Jahoffert, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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Very impressed with the sound, considering I came from a very large floorstanding speaker. Renovations to my house no longer allowed such a large size speaker. Not only is the sound crystal clear, now I will have to upgrade the center channel to match the clarity, and they are beautiful to look at with the covers off!

Pros: Crystal clear Beautiful Big sound for small footprint

Cons: Wish it came in gloss black

Great bookshelf speakers

Written By Txres98, Texas on Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Great range of sound. I used these as Front speakers in my 6-channel setup and they sound great . They weigh about 19lbs each so I was able to use wall mounts. I play a lot of jazz music and the horns sound great !

Pros: Size , and good range of sound

Cons: None

Very pleased

Written By Dennis, Florida on Monday, August 24, 2015

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These speakers are pared off with some older Boston vr40 towers with a Yamaha rx 797 stereo 2 chan. receiver and the sound you get is unreal, this system is in my man cave so I listen to a lot of music., its hooked up to my tv and cable which is great, you will need a sub if using by themselves,

Pros: Can't beat these speakers

Cons: none

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Anonymous, Florida on Monday, August 17, 2015

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Since we just moved, the speakers have not yet been hooked and operating. We like he way they look and the service and delivery was fine.

Top Notch Klipsch

Written By Richard, Waldoboro, ME on Friday, August 14, 2015

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I bought four of these speakers to use with my home theater system. They are used with the Definite Technology ProSub 800 sub woofer, Klipsch Reference RC-52 II center speaker and Onkyo TX-NR737 receiver. I listen to pipe organ music as well as movies. They are amazing and have passed the pipe organ test. Clarity in both the high and very lows.

Klipsch RB-61 II

Written By w25, Texas on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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This is a nice pair of bookshelf speakers at a great price. I purchased it for home theater use, but it sounds great when listening to my favorite tunes too! I am using them for my front L&R speakers. I would recommend these to anyone who is limited to bookshelf speakers for Front Left and Right home theater speakers. They require a subwoofer to supply the low frequency range, but that's a given when you are stuck with bookshelf speakers. My Onkyo TX-NR636 recognized their crossover frequency at 60 Hz which was expected.

Pros: Great price for a nice quality pair of bookshelf speakers. Well built, good looking speaker. Nice magnetic speaker grills.

Cons: None considering its a Bookshelf speaker.

Klipsch Reference RB-61 Speakers

Written By JimK, Texas on Sunday, July 26, 2015

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These speakers are excellent, put out a lot of sound for such a small footprint. Really clear well defined sound, replaced my $700 JBL bookshelf speakers with these and these blow the JBL's away by a mile.

Pros: Sound quality.

Cons: none.

Dynamite Book shelf speakers

Written By Phil L, Maine on Wednesday, July 08, 2015

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What great speakers for the price! I bought these as rear surrounds in a 5.1 set-up. I have 2 Klipsch, KLF 30 (200 Watts) for mains, a 300 watt reference series powered sub and a 100 watt reference series center channel speaker, powered by a Denon receiver. I wanted speakers that would sonically match my mains and other speakers and these were just right. The size is deceiving considering the power and punch they deliver. Excellent clarity as stated in other reviews. You can't go wrong for the money and these would work well for mains if space is an issue.

Pros: Punchy, clear, plenty of bass response in a small package

Cons: None


Written By SamG, New York on Thursday, July 02, 2015

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Great speakers. They look great, sound better, and they're an awesome value.

Pros: - Awesome bass response - Great size for small spaces - Amazing output - Good top-end definition - Awesome for home theater use

Cons: - Flat midrange response with my head unit, definitely fixable using a different head unit, but makes it less usable for music than for home theater.


Written By Mike, New Jersey on Saturday, June 27, 2015

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Great speakers

Pros: Totally satisified

Cons: None


Written By wow, Florida on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Cons: Wow

35 years of Crutchfield and Klipsch

Written By John Thunder, Michigan on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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I received my delivery confirmation while I was setting up my speakers. Crutchfield as always was on it from beginning to delivery. I purchased these to pair with my rf2s. They are as excellent as my Crutchfield service. Highly recommended.

Pros: Very efficient, good finish (scratch n dent), excellent sound stage and depth.

Cons: None at this time.

Customer review influence

Written By Home, Massachusetts on Monday, June 15, 2015

I bought a pair of these based on the reviews of Crutchfield customers. This is why it is good to wait to buy new products as they are not yet time tested. A satisfied customer is a time test. This is an older now discounted speaker but consider it time tested. 97-5 star reviews says something about these speakers. I did not hear them before I bought mine. I knew if I did not like them I could return them but with customer reviews in ernest about these speakers I knew I wouldn't. I will add to the 5 star rating for these speakers as they are worth getting them now while you can and they are discounted,well worth it!

Pros: Nice open convincing soundstage that Klipsch is famous for. Big sound from bookshelf speakers! Great classical and jazz speakers but even Rock sounds good through these. Most speakers do a bad job with Rock music in my opinion as it is a matter of base vs treble minus drum vocal and even guitar detail. With Klipsch I hear detail at neutral settings. I for one do not like to adjust bass and treble controls to get music to sound right. A piano must sound real with good speakers.

Cons: None! They can play loudly so be careful and do not abuse them.

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Anonymous, Richmond, VA on Monday, June 01, 2015

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Great sound can hear treble well

Klypsch reference rb-61

Written By Blocky, Lewisburg W.V. on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Always wanted a pair of klypsch and discoverd these and oh man they can shure hold there own in an array of large speakers!!! They sound spectacular. And at a great price. Grab them wile you can!!!!

Pros: Great highs and mids lows and the cherry looks great!!

Cons: I don't no any

Fantastic sound!

Written By Nick, Louisiana on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Great sound!! With a 30 year old Marantz receiver I bought in high school in 1982, (30 watts per channel) I can turn it up and blow the windows out. Listening to good jazz, I can almost count how many musicians are in the band! No need for a sub woofer.

Pros: Great sound at a reasonable price. They even look good!

Cons: I waited too long to buy great speakers!

why did I wait so long?

Written By Ken, Fremont Ca on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Picked up this pair under scratch/dent. Been wanting the these for so long, enduring the poor sound of my existing speakers for far too long before finally pulling the trigger. Discount for small blemish was perfect for me.

Sound us sweet and smooth, not harsh.

Pros: Smooth creamy sound, lots of ability in small package, great price & customer service

Cons: Missing one speaker grill but issue solved immediately by great customer service

Klipsch speakers

Written By John, Pennsylvania on Sunday, May 10, 2015

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Very happy with speakers. Great effeciency , sound

Pros: Excellent choice. Good bass

Cons: None

Sub For Floor Standers

Written By jupmoe, Georgia on Wednesday, May 06, 2015

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They sound great, put on stands at ear level. Way better than my THX certified in walls.

Pros: Fine finnish and a great sound

Cons: None

Bookshelf speaker

Written By Tom, Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Bought 2 sets to complete 11.2 surround set up. Tested them as the main and was surprise how good they sound for such a small speaker. Have all Klipcsh speakers and hooked them up to Onkyo receiver and Wow!!! Why even go to a movie theater

Pros: Very nice clean sound from a small speaker, at this price range can't go wrong

Cons: None

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Written By paul, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 27, 2015

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These speakers look simple, but they really sound great.... especially jazz and classical music.You will clearly hear the flute, the oboe, the clarinet. The sax is so clear and defined on these speakers that do not require too much power. Bass is tight and definite, and the human voice comes forth naturally.There is no audible distortion, full-bodied and clean sound. Get these Klipsch speakers-- you will love them!

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Anonymous, Hayward, ca on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Great, love klipsch speakers

Pros: Sound beautiful

Cons: None

clean sound

Written By Tim, Suffolk, VA on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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Very impressed with the frequency response exhibited by the clean bass and great complement in the mid-range clarity supplement my Cerwin Vega Hardrockers.

Excellent sound

Written By Anonymous, St. Louis on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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Beautiful sound. Really fills the room effortlessly!

Klipsch RB-61

Written By Eric, Virginia on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I bought these speakers to go in my upstairs office. I have them paired with a klipsch rc-500 and SW-450. The speakers are bigger than I expected but that's a good thing. The sound is awesome which is I've come to expect from klipsch speakers. Very clear highs and mids, bass is okay but I would recommend a sub. They sound great with music and movies. I'm totally satisfied with these speakers and would highly recommend them.

Pros: Sound and build quality

Cons: None

Not For Music

Written By mtn_dweller, California on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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I bought these to replace a pair of Infinity Alphas that were going to be moved to another location. Just to test them, I set them on a table, hooked up a CD player to my Sansui AU517and.... not so good. They were excessively bright to my ears and muddy on the bottom end. Well, not a fair test, as they were purchased to listen to vinyl. So, they were then connected to my preamp and AR CL60 Tube amp. Hmm, better, but where are the lower mids and bass? By now I was doubting what my ears were telling me, so I placed them next to the Infinity speakers so that location effects could be minimized, hooked them up so they could be A/B'd (switched back and forth), and listened some more. They steadily improved as they broke in, but are still very lacking in definition and fullness in the low mids and bass. The high end, conversely, seems too detailed and forward, like a photoshopped image that has been oversharpend and oversaturated. The soundstage is both wide and deep, but again unnaturally so. At this point, I'm considering auditioning them in my theater system as an extra pair of front speakers. Their "in your face" sound might just be amazing for movies, and the sub and towers will take care of the low and mids. Most speakers these days have to exist in the home theater realm, and I suspect that these were designed with that in mind. However, if you are looking for rich sound, if you want to hear the music not the speakers, then these are probably not the right choice.

Pros: Nice looking, well built speakers.

Cons: Thin in the low midrange and bottom end. Annoyingly bright highs.

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II Bookshelf speakers.

Written By Terry, Kansas on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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As always shipping was fast and the Klipsch Reference RB-61 II Bookshelf speakers sound good with my old 1970-something Craig amp and Pioneer turntable. I also stream music from my network to a HC Bluetooth receiver attached to my amp aux input, it sounds very good also.

Pros: Sounds Good.

Cons: None.

Good at the reduced price

Written By WayneL, California on Monday, March 23, 2015

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They are really really big speakers and the huge plastic prothesis on the front doesn't help. At the reduced price, they are fairly priced and I would recommend them. I would never consider them at the MSRP. One could buy a much much better set up for $550. The front ports are a requirement because I need to place the rears of them within several inches of a wall. I'm not pro or anti horn-loaded tweeter and by adjusting the toe-in correctly, I don't think anyone could really tell anyway (I mean if they were blindfolded and honest). Very clear presentation of music but too bright without some EQ balancing. Strong bass and the specs are correct, the bass is very usable down to 40Hz (they tested at only -5dB at 40Hz to be exact). No subwoofer is needed unless you have techno house parties or your own large theatre room. These are very good audio speakers, not hardcore audiophile speakers (think NHT, Monitor Audio, PSB, KEF, B&W, Q Acoustics, etc...just as starting points) and that's fine. Very few people are really that sensitive anyway and when you hear the pluck of an acoustic bass or a clear bang of kettle drum, you'll smile.

Pros: Fairly priced now Front ports Strong controlled bass

Cons: Huge Plastic-y Too bright (fix-able)

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By TL, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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What you would expect from Klipsch ... Solid construction, hreat appearance and rhe cleanest sound possible. Excellent speakers.

Pros: Clean sound, solid construction, professional appearance.

Cons: None


Written By mike, Iowa on Friday, March 20, 2015

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incredible sound! i use the2 of them to compliment a pair of rf81 towers,and they really keep up nicely

Pros: sized to fit on a bookshelf with power of a tower.crisp clean sound with good range

Cons: none

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Mike H, Minnesota on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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I bought these speakers for my computer to replace some very old floor speakers (5 way with 10" woofer) I was currently using . For being 1/3 the size of my old speakers they sound a whole lot better. It's unbelievable how much more clean bass these smaller speakers produce. The whole frequency range is improved from lows to the highs. It's just important to me to be able to hear the cymbals as well as the bass and everything in between. Being a ex-musician (with hearing loss) I appreciate being able to here the individual instruments more cleanly. I'm running these speakers with a 40 year old 20 watt Marantz amp. I liked them enough to order Klipsch speakers for main entertainment system. I guess it was a bit of shock going from some old equipment to newer technology.

Pros: Fantastic sound for a small package.

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Anonymous, Indiana on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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They Look good and sound great.

Great upgrade

Written By Vince, Ponte Vedra, FL on Saturday, February 28, 2015

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The speakers were great upgrade from the RB 51s. They 're now used in a 3.0 system. Quality as usual from Klipsch and awesome service from Crutchfield!!

Theses are the speakers to which musical dreams are made of!!!!

Written By Christiaan, Chicago, Illinois on Friday, February 20, 2015

Right out of the box I fell in love with the Klipsch RB 61's. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic. The love and technology put into these speakers definitely shows with every sound that pours out of them. I found that as the volume increases the quality of the sound is not compromised. Klipsch' signature Tractrix horn design is awesome for the highs and provide a true crisp sound. Their design is absolutely beautiful yet simple and look even better with the protective covers removed only to show off that stunning cerametalic woofer. The best part of the buying experience is the great customer service provided by the knowledgeable and friendly Crutchfield staff. These speakers are highly recommended. If you want to hear all of your audio in a true rich manor, purchasing these speakers is a worth while investment.

Pros: Out of the box sound, clarity, power, very distinguished and beautiful design.

Cons: N/A

Best Dounding Garage in Town

Written By Bodeen, Bowling Green, KY on Monday, February 09, 2015

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I bought these speakers as replacements for JBL bookshelf speakers in my garage / workshop / man cave. They are driven by an 80 Watt Denon Stereo receiver. I'm thrilled with the detail and clarity of the sound. My garage rocks! I have long been a fan of Klipsch products and my den surround system utilizes only Klipsch speakers. So I had a good idea that these speakers would sound great and they do. Also, I'm pleased with the prompt and free shipping. I highly recommend these speakers.

Pros: Sound is incredible......really pleasing to hear at any volume.

Cons: none

Pleasantly surprised

Written By Bill, California on Sunday, February 08, 2015

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I drove myself crazy trying to figure out what way to go, floor standing speakers for twice the cost or this pair of bookself speakers. i had already made up my mind that Klipsch was going to the brand. I went with this speaker and I am glad I did. It fit my budget and the clarity was exceptional. More than emough bass and at low volume they really performed. The space I saved and the price point fit my needs to the t. I listen to mostly rock and blues and it brought out much more detail than my previous speakers. Thanks Crutchfield!

Pros: The highs coming from the tweeter horn.

Cons: I didnt think the sound traveled as well as I hoped for I have a big room, tal ceilings.

Nice speakers

Written By Tom From NY, New York on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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I bought these so I could use my old (almost 30 years old) Kenwood receiver that I hadn't has speakers for or used in about 10 years. I was really impressed with the sound. I'm no audiophile, but once I heard these I decided to order a new 7.2 receiver along with additional floor standing, center and sub -woofer speaker (all Klipsch) to round out a new setup. It really gave me a desire to build a decent system. These sound really nice in the 15x20 foot room they're in but will certainly benefit from a sub-woofer. Will ultimately use them as rear speaker in a multi-channel set-up.

Pros: Great sound in smaller stereo set-up in a 15x20 room.

Cons: Not really a negative because it's as I would expect, but they will benefit from the addition of a sub-woofer.

Great sound

Written By Texasstew, Greeley, CO on Thursday, January 01, 2015

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I can now set at my desk and listen to all my music through my DAC, tuner, CD player, Phonograph and iPhone with great sound.

Pros: Easy setup

Cons: None

Great Sound

Written By Warren, Virginia on Monday, December 22, 2014

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Bought these to replace a set of mid-80s EPI 10 inch three ways. Excellent sound, especially when paired with the Definitive Technology ProSub 800 subwoofer. I hear things in my recordings that I never heard before. Marvelous!

Pros: Beautiful Appearance, smaller size.

Klipsch speakers are the best

Written By Ricky queens, nyc, Maspeth, N.Y on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Just bought these to complete my 7.1 system. I have the RF -82 II, RC-62 II, RS-52 II and now these. They round out my system very nicely.

Pros: Looks and finish are second to none. They play loud and clear.

Cons: A little big but I new that.


Written By Thomas K., Texas on Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Solid, well made construction and good looks makes these speakers a love at first site encounter! The sound is very up front with plenty of detail and warmth. They definitely dish out a "stick to your ribs" bacon and eggs presence and transparency that is lacking in other speakers in this class that only serve disappointing bowls of oatmeal!

Pros: price, size, sound, appearance and solidity

Cons: Magnetically attached grill covers

Great speakers

Written By Sparty911, Troy, Mich on Monday, November 17, 2014

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Absolutely fantastic speakers - great imaging for stereo playback, and just unbeatable for depth and detail in my 7.1 home theater. These are my front speakers, and the movie experience has been raised to a new level by the addition of the speakers. And they are a CRAZY deal for the cherry finish for the price. Easy match up with speakers that are 2x + the price. I am very glad I went with large bookshelf speakers vs. floorstanding.

Pros: Detail, depth and imaging.

Cons: None -

Klipsch speakers

Written By Spitfire, Texas on Sunday, November 16, 2014

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I purchased these speakers to accompany Klipsch center and larger speakers I already had. I was missing the mid range. These are perfect. I even found I didn't need the larger speakers while listening to TV shows!

Pros: Clear perfect sound.

Cons: None

Greate Performance

Written By DivineGuy, Texas on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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Greate sound, I´m impressed on the bass cuse I expected less, when I play cd´s best sound quality, but specially I like the crispy sound clarity.

Pros: nice sound, greate bass

Cons: expensive...

Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Written By Shawn, Princeton, NJ on Monday, September 01, 2014

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Best speakers I've ever owned. I've had my eye on these speakers for a while and couldn't be happier. I live in a townhouse and I am now spoiled with rich sound. Great product!! I use these with the Klipsch Reference RW-12II subwoofer and I'm in love.

Surprising Bass and Clean High End

Written By Chris, Oklahoma on Saturday, August 23, 2014

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Own couple pairs of Klipsch 20+yr old KG-4 and Cornwall II speakers (updated crossovers, tweeter domes etc) and a couple newer Klipsch speakers. I bought these RB-61 II to be used on my desktop with my Cambridge 35w x2 Topaz AM-10 amp. The amp consumes 260 watts - really good clean power with lots of control and headroom. With strong amp and excellent efficiency of these new speakers - my desktop is amazing. The low end of these speakers is present but not overbearing and the highs do really well in spite of being relatively close together. As I have evolved from years of Boston Acoustics (traditional speakers) to the Klipsch horn/woofer efficient approach what I have noticed the most is how the speakers handle power and also approach concert level live dB levels without flinching. At the higher end and higher wattage the Bostons would start breaking up even though there was ample amplifier power. (nothing against vintage or newer Boston - just their design) These Klipsch's, RB-61II, just take it in stride and don't even flinch. Just so solid in their performance, weight and approach. Anyway, no hesitation and would recommend these. The 6.5" woofer and larger cabinet clearly makes a difference. Repeating myself, but these are some serious speakers that clearly are designed with reference performance in mind.

Pros: Clear highs Deep appropriate bass Highly efficient - less watts needed

Cons: Slightly larger cabinet depth - not a flaw just a fact (physics - need strong motor(speaker) and cabinet size to move some serious air)

Big Sound in a Bookshelf Speaker

Written By CullenT, New Orleans, LA on Friday, August 22, 2014

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These two babies pack a serious punch...But if you are using for home theater purposes...Be sure to get a sub. The low end isn't the best...But that's why I went bookshelf instead of floor standing. Great size, they look awesome, and the highs are crisp and clean.

Pretty good

Written By dct, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, August 11, 2014

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I have a pair of lower level Klipsch floor standing speakers that are so good I specifically looked to Klipsch for my next speaker need, which happened to be for a pair of decent bookshelf speakers. I have been a Polk guy for speakers most of my life and have quite a few, but had taken a chance on the Klipsch floorstanding and had been blown away by how good they were. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the Klipsch bookshelf speakers on this review. They are pretty good, but honestly I can't tell the difference between them and my best Polk bookshelf speakers, which are in the next room for a couple of hundred dollars less. If I hadn't gotten these Klipsch speakers on sale, I would be really disappointed and/or tempted to return.

Pros: Decent sound Look great

Cons: Not really better than lower cost speaker alternatives

Sweet Bookshelf Speakers

Written By r, Chula Vista, CA on Monday, August 04, 2014

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Very crisp highs and mids from these bookshelf's. They lack low bass but that's expected. I added a polk 12" sub and am very pleased with the result.

Pros: Very efficient speakers, can be used with lower power amps and still play loud and accurate.

Cons: Can't really think of any.


Written By Anonymous, NY NY on Monday, August 04, 2014

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Klipsch RB-61 II win A-B comparisons

Written By DennisM, Pocatello, ID on Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Before purchasing these speakers, I had the opportunity to do comparison listening at a (semi) local electronics store. In the size and price range for the Klipsch RB-61 II bookshelf speakers, there were no others that sounded nearly as good -- crisp, distinct highs coupled with excellent (for the size) bass response made them the easy pick for me.

Pros: Excellent response throughout the sound spectrum. Great price for the quality of the speakers.

Cons: None so far (after one month of ownership).

Wonderful speaker

Written By MNE, Boston,MA on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Have heard of Klipsch speakers for many years but never owned any until now. I am surprised and pleased with these speakers. Clarity and response are strong features of this product. I am so impressed with them that I am now considering replacing other speakers in my system with Klipsch speakers. Enough said.

Small with a big sound

Written By WJS, Raleigh NC on Thursday, July 03, 2014

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I got these to put in the office because they were small and I had an older lower power receiver to drive them. They worked perfectly and the sound is great, just like their big brothers RB-81 II in the other room.

Pros: Sounds great, easy to install with the binding posts