About the Klipsch Reference RB-61 II
No room for towers? These bookshelf speakers pack a punch.
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. It 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 the horn, 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.
High-tech driver design
The RB-61 IIs also use light, rigid Cerametallic woofers. They feature 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 clean look and adds stability. Dual five-way binding posts let you bi-amp or bi-wire these speakers for even better performance.
- 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
- MFR # 1011852
What's in the box:
- 2 Black two-way bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Detachable magnetic grilles (attached)
- 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
- Owner's Manual
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Features & specs
|Tweeter Type||Tractrix Horn|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||---|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Frequency Response||45-24k Hz|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-28|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RB-61 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RB-61 II is able to fill medium-sized rooms with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing sound that you can listen to for hours.
Tractrix Horn Tweeter: Each Klipsch RB-61 II features a professional-grade 1.0-inch titanium-diaphragm compression driver inside a square Tractrix Horn for smoother high-end response with greater extension, enhanced imaging, and more powerful dynamics. The Tractrix Horns deliver a 90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Behind each horn lies a 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound.
Cerametallic Woofer: The 6.5-inch woofer of the RB-61 II features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic cones. Made with an anodized aluminum, these cones are strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts their inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range. The 6.5-inch woofer also employs a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RB-61 II features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 6.5-inch Cerametallic cone woofer and 1.0" titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a bass reflex enclosure which features a single front-firing port. The RB-61 II's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound and a front-firing port to eliminate turbulence noise. A black metallic finished baffle around the horn mouth and woofer dramatically improve acoustics across the sonic range. The bass reflex enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with either a Black Ash or Cherry wood-grain vinyl veneer.
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: The Reference Series 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.
- Place the front left and right speakers on shelves or stands with their tweeters at approximately ear height for a seated listener. When used surround sound speakers, they normally perform best when placed slightly higher than ear level.
- The bookshelf loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor and the wall behind them. It can also helps to have the left and right speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of staggering helps smooth the bass range.
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