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Great speakers! Clarity at high and low volumes is amazing. Fills the room the sound!
Pros: Size and sound. Bi amp possible.
Cons: None I can see!
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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.
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.
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.
Great speakers! Clarity at high and low volumes is amazing. Fills the room the sound!
Daniel, Black Hawk, CO
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Great speakers! Clarity at high and low volumes is amazing. Fills the room the sound!
Pros: Size and sound. Bi amp possible.
Cons: None I can see!
These RB-61ii bookshelf speakers are great. I liked the pair that I got for my front right and left speakers so much that I purchased a second pair to use as my rear surround speakers. I also just purchased the Denon AVR x3400h receiver (to replace an old Sony) from Crutchfield. I look forward to setting this new receiver up so I can really appreciate the sound of these 4 new speakers! By the way, I am SO impressed with the speed of delivery with Crutchfield--usually in two days!
Pros: Sound is great. Delivery speed excellent. Very helpful customer service, especially advice I received from Kevin
Cons: None so far! Final decision awaits hooking speakers up with new Denon receiver, and soon-to-be center channel speaker
Not too great for a bookshelf speaker Not very balanced - highs blare out while bass is anemic
Cons: Lack of dynamic sound Highs BLARE out at you-not balanced
Better than advertised - Wanted a set of bookshelf speakers that could rock my family room/living area without breaking the bank and being an eyesore. These were a gift for my wife as she was not happy with the volume/quality being provided for music by our soundbar. They are on the "larger" size of book shelf but the quality delivered outweighs any decorating issues they create. I was not sure on what to buy and called Crutchfield with my requirements and (as always) their expert guided me to the perfect solution. I love the quality and notice no degradation at high volumes. Best of all I didn't have to go back and reinvest in another receiver. Thank you Klipsch and Crutchfield.
Pros: No degradation at very high volume Overall quality of sound Cost effective/value No need for floor space
Cons: If you are tight on space, check out the dimensions. These are not satellite size.
bose 901's with a carver or luxman amp have been my choice for years with total satisfaction, but needed a bookshelf speaker for a smaller room. After reading reviews on 8 different websites , I made the purchase and am totally satisfied. it has been a long time since I listened to a "directional" speaker and am very happy with the Klipsch 61"s. first listened to them with a vintage Marantz reciever but went back to a carver 200 watt per/ch and was impressed from there in.... good buy- great price and speedy delivery.... would do it again.
Pros: great sound .. impressive all around
These speakers sound awesome!! ( signature Klipsch quality) I can't wait for them to get broke in! Great job, keep up the good work guys!
Pros: Great sound at such a low price!
Cons: None at all
I can't really add much more to what other reviewers have submitted other than to say that these Klipsch speakers are great! Now that I have played CDs and vinyl for a little over 40 hours on these, I'd say that they are broken in sufficiently and they get better each time. These speakers reproduce sound nicely in several genres that I listen to and fill a small media room with warm, accurate sound. They replace some floor-standing Polk Audio speakers that were way too powerful and sometimes irritated a couple of my neighbors. The Klipsch speakers sound really good even at low volume which is a real plus. I will mention that for some genres of music, I do turn on my sub woofer to add some more bass. Overall, I am very happy with these and feel lucky to have purchased a pair before they are gone. My advisor, Dee, recommended these when I gave him a short list of bookshelf speakers I was considering. His comments on performance, frequency response, etc. were spot on. Thank you Dee and kudos to Crutchfield. Quality products, a professional and knowledgeable staff and outstanding service make you the great company that you are!
Pros: Outstanding sound reproduction. Magnetic grilles go on and off easily. Great speakers for a small room and at low volumes when necessary. Great looks, especially with the grilles off.
Cons: None encountered.
Great speaker. Very good sound quality. Also a very good price. Thanks Crutchfield.
Pros: Great sound, very good price, good looking speakers.
For the size of the speakers, they have ample volume and a good amount of base. The quality of the sound is pleasingly "round" (don't know how else to describe it).
These speakers absolutely rock! Just can't believe the sound that comes from speakers in this price range. Compared against other speakers in this price range and they weren't even close. I'm using these only as a 2 channel system in a medium size living room mainly for music and they are extremely loud and very clear at high levels. These are a discontinued model, hence the pricing. Get a set while u can! Strongly suggest. Can't go wrong.
Pros: Incredible sound Great bass for small speaker Good value
Great sound from a small speaker. Replaced some 20 year old Polk towers, the highs and mid-range tones are more alive. She likes the size differential as well.
Full and detailed sound
Pros: Best moderately priced speakers I have ever experienced!
Just want to say, these speakers exceeded my expectations. I use them with a Speedwolfer, Stands and a Marantz NR-1506 AVR. Use them mainly for classical music and some Opera. A Solo Soprano and Piano is my favorite test. Yes, heard better, but not at this price scale!! In my setting, cannot do better at my income. Think Kiipsch RB-61 II at this current price from Crutchfield is a steal. Also, since I could not try them before purchase, the advice from my advisor and the Crutchfield liberal return policy, sold me. Will not be returning them. Everyone now in these times in too critical, finding fault everywhere. Well, for real people with the system I have, this is a steal. Some years ago these Speakers would have set the world on fire, but speaker art has improved so much. If you can spend thousands on your system - fine. For the rest of us, 5 stars to Kiipsch and Crutchfield for providing these speakers.
Been a long road but I made it. Full reference system. Klipsch is by far the best speaker. I've got 2 sets of RB-61 II for my surrounds. Works amazing. Not to mention the fact that I do not have a component system with 4000 watts of power to make them sound good. Very efficient speakers with just about any power. Never hesitate to audition klipsch. You wI'll not regret the decision. Why else would 8 out of every 10 movie theaters use them. 7.2.2 bliss.
Pros: Tractrix horn and copper woofer Extremely efficient Look amazing
Cons: None, zero, zip, nadah. There are no cons to these speakers other than the neighbor complaining about the F-14 that just flew around my head put him into a duck and cover.
I bought these speakers for Christmas. They sound great when their not buzzing. One of my speakers is buzzing occasionally. At first I was in denial... That can't be the speaker. The buzzing would go away thus my worry stopped. It is doing it right now and I reseated the cable connections and still buzzing. It only happens on the one speaker. I am disappointed. Not sure what's wrong with the speaker. Is it too late for a return?
Pros: Great sound when speaker is not buzzing
Cons: Buzzing noise ... Like a loose speaker cable or broken cone.Crutchfield response on 3/5/2018 After receiving Daniel's feedback, we looked up his order and found that his speakers are still under warranty. While his order is beyond Crutchfield's 60-day return policy, he can contact Klipsch at 800-554-7724 for further information about the 5-year warranty on these speakers.
Great Sound and Build Quality. Clear highs and excellent bass for speakers of this size. These speakers sound much bigger than there size and out perform many other speakers that are larger than the RB-61. I use them a main L and R with matching Klipsch in-wall mid and rear surrounds with 2 Klispsch SW12 Subwoofers. The sound is excellent for a 16' x 23' home theater room.
Pros: Excellent build quality with great mid bass
Cons: A tad on the bright side which is common to Klipsch speakers
Exceeded my expectations, excellent range and very clear
Pros: Well built, excellent frequency response
Absolutely awesome speakers. Crystal clear highs and perfect bass. Close your eyes and you are in the front row at the Philharmonic. So glad you convinced me to purchase over the jBL Arenas i was also considering. Crutchfield customer service is outstanding and the Free three day shipping is better than most retailers.
Crystal clear, full range sound... just what I expected from Klipsch. Plus the front facing port lets you tuck them in a case without losing sound quality or needing as much space.
Pros: Clear sound, subtle and rich appearance, perfect price, front facing port
I use these speakers with a Harman Kardon 2.1 stereo receiver and subwoofer in my family room. The sound is nothing short of spectacular. They are perfect for music of all types and also are outstanding for movies. I think in some ways the quality of the sound is better than the quality of my 7.1 surround system in my man cave.
Pros: Sound quality
RB-61 ii review: I was looking for a set of speakers or bluetooth speaker. I looked at three options prior to the Klipsch. My criteria: I listen to a wide variety of music, classical, rock, jazz, blues and old time radio broadcasts. One of my criteria was that whatever I got had to handle spoken word well. Voices had to be clear and articulate, not muffled. Another criteria was that the sound should not sound like it's coming out of a small box. I wasn't looking for a giant sound stage or precise imaging, but if I felt like I was hearing sound through a porthole that was a deal breaker. Speakers I tried: 1. B&W Zeppelin Wireless. Lots to like here except the price and lack of remote control. Vocals are stunningly clear. Realistic bass from the sealed cabinet. 2. Bose Soundtouch 30. Liked - it had a remote. Would play loud. There wasn't much else I liked. Vocals sounded as if in a reverb chamber and bass was way too much. Boomy and one note. 3. AudioEngine HD6. Liked - it had a remote. Very boxy and muddy sounding on vocals. Sounds like the singer is standing in a closet behind a heavy drapery. 4. Klipsch RB-61ii. At this point I decided to go with passive speakers and get a bluetooth adapter for my receiver. I was well aware that horn loaded tweeters and midranges can deliver clear vocals and a sense of realism that most speakers in their price range can not approach. I could not be more pleased
Pros: Percussion sounds MUCH more realistic than the Tom Thumb sized drums that conventional radiating drivers force you to live with unless you are spending on the far side of $2000. Even then, give me the equivalent dollars in a horn loaded design. Side note: Sorry, but to me dome tweeters are the mini van of tweeter technology. Serviceable, pleasant enough, but nothing to get excited about. Vocals and vocal clarity Vocals rise above the instruments Doesn't sound b
Cons: Only the black were available. I understand as they were on clearance. I wish walnut had been available. Would love it if Klipsch made a three way books shelf design.
I have been switching between these and an old pair of Klipsch kg2s for about two months. Then my brother got a pair of used paradigm bookshelf monitor v5s that he brought over. I have to to say I was honestly let down by these rb 61s. The paradigms were smaller yet out performed these in every way. The kg2s are from 1989 and I'll be it are a much bigger speaker but they too out performed these hands down. I genuinely though the rb 61s we're the way to go after all the reviews and research but I was wrong. The one thing I can say for my ears is these just didn't seem to have any body to them and were a bit bright also. They just sounded like a plain speaker. Nothing noteworthy at all.
Pros: Built like a tank.
Cons: Expensive. They just sound flat.Crutchfield response on 11/22/2017 Aaron, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
I am using these speakers as surround left and right and they sound good in that configuration. I'm not sure I would want these for fronts but they may be ok with the proper tweaking. For surrounds - they are all that's needed and provide the highs and lows to fill in the back. They are really nice for music.
Pros: They do what they are suppose to do.
These are the best bookshelf speakers I have owned. Very good sound quality with the amazing Klipsch tweeters. I use these in my bedroom exclusively for music and paired them with a small 8 inch subwoofer to fill out the low end.
Pros: Great sound quality. Price.
I purchased these after trying several other speakers to replace my Klipsch Heresy's. I wanted something that had approximately the same sound,and power handling, but in a smaller,lighter package. None of the other speakers I tried could give me what I was looking for so when Crutchfield got these in again I figured I must try them-they are exactly what I was wanting. Almost all of the good things about the Heresy in a smaller easier to move around package! They match up beautifully with my dual SVS SB-2000 subs and Parasound 2100 and Parasound 275 v2 amplifier. Could not ask for a better 2.2 Stereo system. Thank's Crutchfield
Pros: Most all of the big sound of the Heresy's in a smaller,lighter, easier to place package-a great match to SVS SB-2000's and Parasound Equipment!
Cons: None at all!!
These speakers are great. Clear, crisp highs and deep, responsive lows. I love the ability to power the tweeter separately from the woofer. Makes a big difference in volume and sound quality! Other than sound quality, they seem to be very well built, very sturdy, and I hope to enjoy them for many years to come.
Pros: sound amazing, especially when powering the tweeters and woofers separately, Well built and sturdy construction.
Cons: None that I've found!
RB-61 II paired with RP 250C Center Channel. Mounted RB-61 II on Sanus NF24 Speaker Stands. Speakers all sound great. Use them in stereo with subwoofer for music. For television I use them in a 5.1 set up. Dialouge comes out great with center channel speaker. Was debating tower speakers but ended up going with these for the economics of them in terms of cost and space. I'm very impressed with the sound and the price. Can't go wrong if you're on a budget or don't have a lot of space. One day I'll add some Dolby Atmos speakers right on top of them when I upgrade my receiever to a Dolby Atmos model.
Pros: sound is clean and crisp
In the small space I have, there are not enough adjectives to describe these things! It seems scientifically impossible for sound this BIG to come from a box this size. I am THRILLED!
Simply stated they're the best pair of speakers I've ever owned. They pair nicely with my new Yamaha RN602 receiver. Gorgeous looks to boot. Great bass response and consistent EQ throughout the sound spectrum. I'm hearing things I've never heard before. I will be buying a pair of Klipsch 15m to compliment these.
Great project, easy to hook up. these were sold as scratch and dent but i can find no blemishes. sound great.
Update on Klipsch RB 61 II please make sure not to removed gold bars on speaker i look them off than read speaker manual, put them back on speakers came alive
Crisp clear sound for classical music while still providing a rich sound for ambient dance music. I got them for my bedroom and although larger than I original wanted the sound makes up for it. No sub needed. As for the crutchfield support team. It's still one of the best I have ever shopped with. I can't recommend them enough.
Pros: Good sound, solid construction
Cons: You could say size but because they have a front firing bass you don't need a sub which saves you room
These arrived two days ago they are paired with Onkyo TX-NR656 RECEIVER and a pair Klipsch R-15M bookshelf speakers, the R 15 -M's performed magnificently on their own, but that was to just break them in for 4 months because I knew that they were going to be surround speakers the RB61-ll have landed me in Klipsch speaker heaven, I now have presence completely around me, the RB61-ll are clear, crisp, detailed, with plenty of bass, they are large bookshelf speakers I am not an Audiophile or an expert, however I've been doing this since 1990,these are the best speakers I've ever had and OMG their only bookshelf but they are very, very high quality bookshelf speakers will be finishing it off with a sub woofer and a center speaker and you already know that both will be Klipsch Reference Series I loooove Klipsch.
Pros: Clear, Crisp, Very Detailed, Excellent Bass, Well Made.
Great value, all around. Tight, crisp sound reproduction.
These speakers were exactly what I was looking for. They replaced my 15 year old B&W floor standing speakers. The sound on these Klipsch are clear, take up less space and the price was great.
Pros: Sound, clarity
Excellent for size
Pros: As expected from Klipsch
I read many reviews on and off this website before I decided to purchase this speaker. I also talked to a few advisors but one only liked the klipsch speakers the most. They are big speakers but when I used audessy with my Denon x2000 it helped tune it about right for me. I still went back and tweeked it manually just a bit. I don't have to use the source level and speaker level to hear the speaker better. I keep it at reference level 0. The speakers are more sensitive then the T15's I was using, so volume levels aren't as high. I have only had them with my new setup for about a week but so far I'm impressed. I was considering a new amp as well, but I have changed my mind with these klipsch as well.
Pros: On sale scratch and dent. Big reduction. I was able to upgrade to the premier level stuff even though these are going to be replaced by a newer series.
Cons: Had a problem with covers, but Crutchfield covered it. A few blemishes but nothing to effect performance.
They make my old Marantz 2220 live up to its potential. Awesome speakers.
Great bang for your buck. I got one of the last pairs of these beauties from Crutchfield before they were discontinued. Don't have a single complaint about them. Can't go wrong with Klipsch.
Pros: Amazing sound from two speakers
Love these bookshelf speakers. They are no small speaker (which I wanted) and they put out a ton of sound.
Really good! Upgrade for sure!!
Pros: Sound, imaging, presence! Another great product from klipsch!
I decided to bring my old DCM Time Windows into my downstairs home theater and wanted to find a suitable replacement for my family room. The Klipsch Reference RB-61 II fit the bill. These speakers provide a warm, full, uncolored sound. They sound bigger than they are and easily reproduce the highs and lows needed to enjoy the mainly orchestral music that I play. When I turn up the volume, the RB-61 IIs show no sign of stress. Rock music sounds powerful as well. I am very happy with these speakers, and the Crutchfield price was reasonable. My speakers were delivered in 1 day.
Pros: low price rich, full sound beautiful cabinet
Cons: none so far
Amazing sound and clarity. I down sized from Yamaha towers to these for my home theatre and such a difference in sound. Absolutely love this speaker.
Terrific speakers! I moved into a townhome apartment and needed to downsize my Infinity Interlude-based 5.1 system. I was never happy with the clarity or dynamics with the Infinitys, but I got them at a good price. In lieu of stepping down to a soundbar (none of which had acceptable sound to my ears), I decided to go with this Klipsch bookshelf stereo pair. These speakers are OUTSTANDING. I listen to mostly rock and metal, and watch quite a few movies. These speakers have amazing clarity and dynamics for my needs. The fairly deep frequency response means I can live without a subwoofer in an apartment space after setting my receiver's bass tone control a bit hot. They are also an excellent choice for positioning close to a wall since they are front ported. And they can get way louder than I would ever need. I compared these to entry level Martin Logan, Def Tech, B&W, Polk, Vizio, and Bose in local stores. None of those came close for my listening habits. Last but not least, these are very reasonably priced. Very happy!
Pros: Dynamic sound Amazing clarity Efficient design Front-ported for placement flexibility Great bass for a bookshelf Terrific value
Cons: Fairly large Black oak finish is a bit blah
Amazing richness, depth, range, ... for the size and price.
I purchased these speakers as an upgrade to some low end Bose indoor/outdoor speakers I had mounted in my home gym. They are paired with a 25+ year old Onkyo TX-85 Integra Receiver and Sony 6 Disc CD Player. I purchased in part due to the Klipsch reputation, the forward firing design (since mounted in a corner) and the discount price. I have not been disappointed. Tremendous range and I'm able to hear details the Bose could not bring out. Second, the base is remarkable and fills the 20x16 room. Very pleased with the purchase. In fact these awesome speakers make me want to buy a new top-of-the-line receiver. Somebody please talk me out of it!!!
Pros: Full range, powerful speaker with high fidelity and a great sounding base
Cons: Dimensionally a bit deep. Required some manipulation to wall mount. The top-notch brackets recommended by Crutchfield did the trick!
These are great speakers! Best way to describe is they sound warm, I smile when I use them. I chose this particular Reference model because it has the port in front, which I needed because I had to have them close to the wall. I am very, very happy with these speakers. Cheers!
Pros: Sound sweet
All I can do is echo every positive statement that has already been mentioned, THESE SPEAKERS ARE AMAZING!
Pros: They do everything well.
Extremely satisfied with these in the short time they have been paired up with my mostly Yamaha component's. They remind of some near field monitors I've encounter in small recording studio costing much more. The first thing I notices was the super clarity on vocals of all styles. Now I could go on and on here, but won't. I'll just add with some time behind them, these may easily be seasoned into my go to speakers. At the price, Win WIN.
Cons: Non found
I have had these speakers for about a month or so. I have them paired with an Onkyo TX,- 8160 receiver. They sound very full. By that I mean the sound just seems to have a deeper aspect than it did with my previous speakers. I have them in a small to moderate size room, and they are plenty loud. I would recommend these speakers.
Pros: Good bass response, full sound
Great speakers.Got them on sale.When they get enough hours on them the sound will be even better.Using in the bedroom with an Onkyo 4K receiver and a Klipsch center channel.Rather large but I have them on speaker stands so no problem.
Excellent auxiliary speaker for any surround system. Matches my Klipsch set quite well
Buy them... I was stuck between these and the R-15M model and made the right choice. I was extremely satisfied with the choice because of the added strength in the bass. The 6-1/2" woofer cranks out a very strong bass for the relative size of the speakers. These had a slightly bigger footprint than I anticipated, so keep an eye on the dimension. These speakers were a very satisfying purchase, I recommend them for any listeners with a picky ear.
Cons: Bass can be a little over powering
Excellent speakers, sound as advertised, well worth the money!
Pros: great sound, well packed for shipping
Cons: seems light on treble
For those who love classical music and clear sounds, especially middle and high notes, these speakers do not disappoint. Difficult to distinguish from speakers costing several times the price. If the sale continues I will buy another pair.
Pros: Crisp, clear, unadulterated sound
These speakers, although purchased at a pretty deep discount, were a splurge for me. I've wanted a pair of Klipsch speakers ever since I was a child growing up across the state from where they were created; the old-timers would enthusiastically talk about how nice their Klipschorn's and La Scala's sounded...I was a budding audiophile at the time. Fast forward to today and although I don't have the budget or space for any of the Heritage series, I do have a workshop and now a pair of RB-61 II's! Candidly, these are my first "high end" speakers. I wasn't able to audition them. But, I read lots of reviews, and in the process have learned quite a bit about what i'm looking for...my Audio Quest has begun. These babies are impressive considering their size, efficiency, and especially the price. Currently they're hooked up to a hand-me-down 90's RCA AVR (60W, next upgrade!!!), and they still rock! The Bass is super tight, controlled and surprisingly deep and filling for being in a 20x20 workshop. The highs although slightly forward and maybe even a bit bright on some tracks are precise and surprisingly wide. The mids are warm and clean, providing texture I've never heard before in my favorite tracks. For their size and effeciency, the sound that comes from these is super impressive. I can only imagine how well they'll sound after I upgrade my amp, bi-wire them, and get a proper CD player/DAC for my digital and streaming sources.
Pros: Can't imagine a better value out there right now. Wide soundstage and focused imaging, even in my large and awkward space that requires them to be placed higher than recommended. Impressive, tight, agile bass, especially considering their size. Clean and warm mids that brought out texture I've never noticed before. Have reawakened my love of music and quest for a solid stereo system.
Cons: Limited quantity at this sale price. Probably on the larger end for "bookshelves". Slightly Bright highs. If you're really wanting deep bass extension, might benefit from an external subwoofer. Keep me listening for hours longer in my workshop than my work does... makes my wife wonder.
I purchased a pair of these to use with an early-60s Heathkit tube integrated amplifier rated at 14Wrms per channel. They are used as small floor-standing speakers in a medium-sized bedroom. When placed correctly in the room, these speakers have absolutely stellar bass response for their size. For the money, you'll have a hard time beating these. The only downside is that they are a little large if you're going to put them on an actual bookshelf. But if they fit in your space, you can't go wrong with them.
Pros: Highly efficient, well-balanced sound
Cons: Fairly large for bookshelf speakers
To be honest, I don't know if I like these speakers or if I do not. My experience is not huge, but I've never heard a set of speakers that can sound so good for some music (Springstein, Asbury Park; The Who, Quadropheia; Beethoven's 5th), yet very disappointing for other music (The Beatles White Album and overall, Bach Brandenburg Concertos, Springstein Born to Run). And, for some music unremarkable (Elton John Madman Across the Water, Joni Mitchell, Strauss Thus Spoke Zarathustra). At time the highs hurt my ears and the base seems quite absent. At other times, I can hear highs I've never heard before and the base is quite distinct. I've read they will warm up over time. Time will tell, but I don't yet know if I will keep them. As for quality, they are wonderful. Solid, heavy, beautiful
I love these as our rear surround speakers, they add incredible theater quality performance for an extremely reasonable price.
Pros: Great clarity for sound effects/surround sound, really enhanced our appreciation of our home movie experience.
Cons: Was a bit surprised they don't have the banana plug connection like the Klipsch floor speakers.
This is a discontinued product but that made no difference to me because the mark down price made it a very simple decision to purchase. These speakers are great and very, very similar to my Bose speakers, in fact you cannot tell which speaker you are listening to. I certainly would recommend these speakers for clear, clean sound with just enough base to enjoy. Thanks Crutchfield for offering such good equipment.
great speakers I already have the Klipsh bookshelf reference speakers. This set just adds more to the whole system. The staff was great, as usual. Now with my Yamaha power amp and the Pro-ject turntable, I am well on my way to re-discovering my record collection, after 30 years. Thanks you guys!
Pros: sound great
Cons: none at all
Stunning sound from a reasonably compact speaker at a fantastic price and manufactured by an recognized industry leader. By themselves, they produce excellent quality audio, but pair them up with one of Klipsch's amazing subs and prepare to have you socks blown off!
Very nice, good sounding speakers. Not a lot of bass, fairly flat, but that's what I wanted. The finish is not worthy of the sound, but at this price I'm not complaining.
Pros: Price, sound
Cons: Cheap vinyl veneer
What a wonderful set of speakers. They arrived exactly on time and look and sound awesome. I had a day off and spent some time carefully re-balancing my system. Then I spent the afternoon jamming and listening to old CD's I hadn't listened to in ages. I should have gotten rid of my old speakers long ago. (I won't say the make/model as they too were spectacular at one point.) My often cynical wife was also impressed! Get these while you can, folks. For the quality of speakers, the close out price of $330 just can't be beat. FYI, I got best results when I set my sub cross-over frequency to 60Hz.
Pros: Great sound. Beautiful to look at. Great price.
Cons: None yet. Will revise if problems arise.
Clear, crisp highs and midrange. Solid bass. Very high quality construction. Very reasonable price.
Just enough bass with amazing highs. Great sound for my vinyl collection
Pros: Magnetic speaker grills Amazing sound
Sure do enjoy the crisp sound of these speakers. We were going to buy some Bose speakers, but our son recommended these and we could not be happier with the speakers or the price.
Pros: Good price, Crisp sound
Cons: No cons
Not having listened to these speakers before buying, I naturally had some trepidation regarding the purchase. I basically relied on the reputation of the manufacturer and customer reviews. These speakers will initially be part of my vintage stereo system, replacing a pair of early 1970's speakers (Kenwood KL-5090). Recognizing that these new speakers will naturally require some period of break-in, my initial reaction was quite favorable. The high- and mid-tonal qualities were quite impressive, providing a very life-like and inviting soundstage. Bass response was more than adequate for my personal listening needs after graphic equalizer adjustment to account for my listening room acoustics. I do recognize though that those who favor a more robust bass response will undoubtedly require a sub-woofer capability. All things considered, I am extremely pleased with this purchase. Klipsch does indeed make outstanding audio products
Pros: Excellent high- and mid-range sound reproduction.
Cons: Some listeners will require more bass response.
Wonderful sound, faithful accurate reproduction. Perfect size for a small to medium sized living room.
Pros: Accurate and efficient.
Fantastic speakers with amazing sound quality and solid build. Highly recommend
I love these speakers so much i bought a second pair. They sound awesome crisp highs deep lows. They sound awesome hooked up to my vintage pioneer sx 780 receiver from 1978!!!!
Pros: Sounds like full size floor standing speakers
Cons: No cons
Excellent sounding speaker, large but not too large. I am still getting to know it but so far I love the RB-61 ii.
great for the money
Pros: very good sound use as surround back
great sounding speakers,gave it a 5
I replaced a couple of smaller bookshelf speakers that were being overwhelmed by the Klipsch center channel speaker. This system is in the master bedroom so the room isn't terribly large.(about 15x18 ) so they work great. Immediate improvement in the overall balance. I see these are being replaced by a newer model which I assume will sound at least as good.
Pros: Overall sound and build.
Excellent sound...........driver down to 45hz............subwoofer set to 80hz or less so that these speakers only have to use 80 hz or more..........in essence; great sound!!
Pros: Excellent sound, decent, size,
The Klipsch RB-61II sound great, almost like full range tower speakers! I'm currently using an underpowered receiver with 75watts rms per channel, and still sounds awesomely loud! Props to the Denon receiver. Im planning on using the Denon as a preamp and buying a power amp (150 watts) to power the RB-61's... I recommend coupling these speakers with a powered sub, since their bottom end response is a little light for my taste. But the sub is not necessary, they pack a pretty good punch on their own...
Pros: Full range sound Good looks Tight bass
Cons: Wish they had a little more bottem end power. Other than that, no other complaints.
Hits the highs and enough of the lows to make you think your listening to much larger speakers. Using a Yamaha receiver with "Presence" feature. And Klipsh Quientent surround and a Klipsh 10" sub. Perfect for my needs.
Pros: Look, size and sound
KILIPSCH SPEAKERS are the best! This 62 ll bookshelf is rich and clear. I use it as a surround speaker in between KLF 10 front & rear klipsch 82 ll floorstanding speakers. Along with a 12" klipsch sub and Denon receiver at 185 watts per channel. AWESOME SYSTEM. FOR MUSIC OR MOVIES KLIPCHS AND DENON ARE THE BEST!
Pros: Great for smaller areas in any house, apt.
I was very pleased with these speakers and how they would compare to the downstairs floor standing RF-82 speakers. They exceeded my expectations, and they look great with the black covers. I bought a second pair, so what more can I say?
Pros: Wonderful sound and bass as well
They simply don't get any better for the money.....dollar for dollar / Klipsch delivers everytime.
Pros: I've owned 20 different pairs of Klipsch speakers over the last 15 years and I honestly don't even look at anything else. Built like tanks / Hit hard / Perfect combination.
Cons: The only con is that the newer Klipsch speakers seem to be going the way of the masses / less weight / cheaper components - but these RB-61's are some of the last great ones.....
At the outset, this if my second set of speakers. My first set was wharfedale 10 with denon. I bought my klipsch to pair with Marantz with an intent to listen to music. But reference 61 exceeded my expectations on every count. There sound stage, Bass and highs are huge difference compared to my wharfedale. Very happy with Crutchfield as well. Especially their agents in chat who helped me with my buy.
Pros: Very good sound stage Very good bass, can use with out sub for music The highs are not too harsh for my taste
Cons: Too heavy to hang. Need a strong stands
These are used as part of a home theater system in a fairly large room. I wasn't sure they would be "big" enough for the space but the great price made it worth a try. I have been pleasently surprised by both the quality of the sound and the fullness of the effect. They have the oft noted Klipsch "brightness". They also look very good.
Pros: Size, sound, cost.
Absolutely stunning crisp clear highs and surprisingly strong midrange for a bookshelf speaker. They'll blow away many floor standing speakers I've heard from other brands. I have them paired with a Klipsch 12" sub. With the low pass cut off set where I have it the speakers and sub blend seamlessly. Worth every penny!
Pros: Look great, sound even better
I have 2 other pairs of Klipsch floor standing speakers and these compliment them very well. I use them as surround speakers in my system and they do the job very well. Wouldn't buy any other brand.
Pros: More than crisp and loud enough for surrounds. Would sound great if just used in a smaller system.
Great speaker, exceptionally clean sound. These boys aren't exactly bookshelf.. There large and can easily be setup as a 2.1 system
Pros: Precise sound
Cons: Large speaker
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 .
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...
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Pros: Totally satisified
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.
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.
Great sound can hear treble well
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
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!
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
Very happy with speakers. Great effeciency , sound
Pros: Excellent choice. Good bass
They sound great, put on stands at ear level. Way better than my THX certified in walls.
Pros: Fine finnish and a great sound
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
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!
Great, love klipsch speakers
Pros: Sound beautiful
Very impressed with the frequency response exhibited by the clean bass and great complement in the mid-range clarity supplement my Cerwin Vega Hardrockers.
Beautiful sound. Really fills the room effortlessly!
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
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.
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.
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)
What you would expect from Klipsch ... Solid construction, hreat appearance and rhe cleanest sound possible. Excellent speakers.
Pros: Clean sound, solid construction, professional appearance.
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
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.
They Look good and sound great.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 -
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
GREAT VALUE CLEAN SOUND PAIR NICELY WITH SW10 ALSO FROM KLIPSCH VERY EASY TO DRIVE, I USE A 8.5 WATT QINPU A 3 TUBE HYBRID AND I HAVE POWER TO SPARE
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).
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.
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
I bought these and they are hooked up to Sony STR-DN1040 and RC-62 II center and RB-41 II, SW-110 sub. Great sound and can feel all the sub vibration with a big thump while watching action movies.
Pros: Great sound
This is a 5 star bookshelf speaker sound wise... I can't believe the amount of detail that I'm hearing. They are capable of playing very loud too. The speakers do lack a little in the lows but that is to be expected with any bookshelf speaker, I rounded out the bottom end with an inexpensive Dayton branded 12" sub-woofer, while I'm not a bass above everything person I grew up in the late 60's to 70's with massive 3 way speakers, bookshelf speakers alone will never compete fully with them without help on the low end as they say there is no replacement for displacement. One thing I do not understand is why Klipsch would put such a cheap speaker on such a fine speaker nor do I really understand for the plastic front panel, It cheapens the look and feel of such a fine speaker. That said for the 400 bucks I paid for the cherry version can't be beat for detailed sound.
Pros: Top quality 5 star sound and at 400 for the cherry an absolute bargain.
Cons: Can't get 12"-15" big speaker sound/lows/fullness from a 6" woofer (can't be helped). Cheap plastic look speaker front, very cheap plastic speaker grill, reminds me of something that you might find on a budget computer speaker for under 20 bucks.
These speakers sound great as my side surrounds. I wanted directional speakers with front baffle so I could place on a shelf against the wall.. Movies sound great. I also have a pair of subwoofers and the sound is incredible. The surround sound and a 65 inch screen is like being at an IMAX theater. I'm happy with the set up.
Pros: Price and size
I am a Klipsch owner and was looking for efficient bookshelf speakers for a small room. I'm driving them with a tube amp, these have really filled the bill.
Pros: Price, size and sound
I have a larger room 20x20 that has 2 story ceilings and opens into a foyer and dining room. I debated if anything smaller than the RB61 could effectively fill that space with not only volume but quality of sound (music). I was going to try the RB51 or RB41 to keep the speakers small and unobtrusive but after some time decided a little bigger would be better. I think these were a good choice because they have no problem filling such a large space with quality sound. I was hoping they could produce enough bass that no sub would be needed but I have found I still need a sub. Interestingly the louder you play these the better the bass is. At low conversational volume levels I find I need more bass than these produce. They don't need much assistance so I put a Polk SW111 8 inch sub turned up about half way with the cross over maxed out in the corner and it compliments the RB61 well.
Pros: Relatively small (compared to a tower) with capability to fill a larger room with sound.
Cons: A little thin (meaning not enough bass) sounding at lower volume levels but the what does come out sounds very clean and detailed.
Excellent value priced speakers. They're not at all tinny at the high frequencies and does a very good job with the bass range. I have a Polk sub, but if you're on a budget, these speakers do a more than adequate job with all but the very lowest frequencies.
Speakers were added to make a second surround set up (in room w/fireplace) as left and right front channels. Paired with klipsch Reference RC- 42 II center channel. Rear channels are a pair of Klipsch Heresy's from '84 still going strong. Total new front set-up did not shine until I added a subwoofer. Very happy with new set-up, sound with Klipsch is awesome!!
Pros: Crisp, clear sound.
Cons: None yet.
I popped in one of my all time favorite jazz musicians, Bob James and was thrilled how the sound of the piano filled my 16x20 foot family room. These speakers are paired with an older model Denon receiver, AVR-3600 and I each time I listen to music Iit feels like the musicians are performing in front of me. Great speakers. I've always been a Klipsch fan.
Sweet highs, and midrange makes these even give the RB-81s a run for their money! Whether for the tv, movies, CD or SACD they sound remarkable but plan for a sub with these for the rich bass. The imaging will not disappoint!
Pros: Sweet highs, midrange, and imaging.
Cons: You do need a sub for the low end, but that is to be expected.
I am using these speakers with a Klipsch RW-1211 sub, with all powered by a Denon AVRX 2000. They work well together producing a big system sound. This was my first purchase from Crutchfield and it was a very good experience.
Pros: Great sound, quality construction.
Cons: On the larger side for a bookshelf speaker. That said, mine are in a bookshelf, sounding on the larger side too.
Excellent speakers. I bought these to pair with a 2 channel integrated amp and an Apple TV to stream music. They sound great, plenty of bass and very clear sound with all types of music. They sound bigger than they are, the cherry finish looks great and Crutchfield's free shipping had them to me in 3 business days.
Pros: Great price, great sound, free shipping.
Great sound at a killer price.
Pros: Good deal. Great customer service.
Very good speaker sounds great.
Pros: Looks good, Sounds great
I had Klipsch speakers years ago and loved them. These bookshelf speakers have met all of my expectations. I have a small living room and wanted speakers for TV, DVDs, streaming, music, and radio. They are great. Clear, warm sound, with plenty of low range for my uses. At first I wondered about the need for a subwoofer, but after adjusting the ranges through the Onkyo receiver (also a great buy) I have balanced, full sound. The living room is open to the kitchen, and the speakers can handle low volume and high volume uses while maintaining clarity. I recommend them as great bookshelf speakers. Would also be great as part of a multi-speaker system.
Pros: Clarity, depth, and range of sound in bookshelf-size speakers.
Cons: If you want room-vibrating bass, add a subwoofer.
Klipsch speakers are simply the best and even these book shelf speakers have very good sound.
Pros: Small in size but large in sound. Good quality terminals.
I'd wanted these speakers for a long time, but they were beyond my budget. Amazing sale price here, and they arrived quickly in perfect shape. Easy installation, they look great, and sound amazing.
Pros: Great sound quality, easy installation, look very cool.
great speakers for the size, wired in using bi amp cable system, mounting speakers on wall, with pinpoint am40 mounts, system sounds great, thanks crutchfield for your advice
Pros: great set up for small room
Added these klipsch speakers a an upgrade to my basement surround sound . A bit large for front surround's but don't regret buying them . Great for movies but if you want to crank your music they can handle it
Pros: Great sound
Cons: A bit large for a bookshelf
The clarity of the Klipsch are amazing! They exceeded all my expectations. If you want sound that is clear and projected in front of the speakers, Klipsch is what you want.
Pros: Clear and projected sound
Cons: Speaker finish. I would chose the dark gray next time to better match my other components
Bought them for my girlfriens Salon. Did not need anything to loud because of the need for conversation with clients but I needed the music to fill the 1200 sq foot area with quality sound. They worked out great.
Pros: Perfect for what I needed.
The bi-wiring capability was very helpful, as I connected only the HF section, in parallel with an older pair of Klipsch speakers, with huge bass response. The RB-61's are on top of these 20 year old floor standing ones. The combination us just great.
Pros: Very clear treble, just what I was looking for.
I have owned many speakers over the years, from Bozak to Magnapans, to Polk. These speakers offer a clarity and DR that none of the others have...well maybe the Magnapans. Their reproduction is clear, without bass thump, but with excellent bass reproduction, and with remarkable brilliance. They don't consume the listening room in terms of space. Be sure to use a good grade of speaker wire...12 or 14 pure copper. You will hear the difference. They also benefit from speaker stands, not so good on a bookshelf despite how they are defined. An outstanding small speaker package.
Pros: Accurate reproduction, great DR in a small package. Even my wife noticed the difference! Great for jazz.
Cons: I could do without the cheesy vinyl cherry covering. a real finished wood veneer would really top of a great product. Not really a reason not to buy however.
I haven't had a "real" set of speakers for about 20 years. I have been missing out on a lot of nuances (and bass!). These speakers sound great, although I haven't heard others to compare them with. Crutchfield shipping times are almost too good to be true as these were at my house in less than 24 hours!
Pros: Even my wife had to admit these sound AWESOME!
before i ordered these i had the opportunity to listen to them side by side with some other top brands (ML, polk, peach,nht, exc.) my father (audiophile home theater freak) and i sat in the local store (huppins) for hours and were amazed at the sound quality vs competition.. it seems bigger more renowned brands like ML are abusing there reputation a tad from previous products. As far as i am concerned these speakers are amazing.. no doubt they sound great.. i have them in cherry finish.. the best price anywhere is right here on Crutchfield!! i tried to get the local hi-fi home theater company to price match so i didn't have to wait on shipping and the price is so good here they wouldn't match it! and to top it off i received 950 reward points bringing me to a nice $20 off of my next purchase! i will probably eventually get the RB 81 II's and use my 61s as surrounds and finish it off with one of the klipsch center channels. i am a total sucker for klipsch speakers now. Especially from Clutchfield.
Pros: PRICE!! and everything about them! these suckers are heavy!
Cons: The cones are so attractive that my 1yr old daughter cant stay away! luckily these speakers are build like tanks and can take the abuse.. but screen guards or staying on despite the beauty. and they are easy to remove seeing as how there are magnets holding them on. no more prying and stumbling to remove and reattach. done with one hand!
These are the first high-end speakers I've owned, but they really sound great.
These speakers are amazing, the sensitivity of Klipsch blows all other brands away. These were my second set of Klipsch and I am not disappointed. The towers I have are perfect bi-amped and these are perfectly matched for the side surround. I also use these as the speakers for my Sonos system and the sound is unbelievable. I picked these up on a sale for $400 for the pair and they are worth twice that amount. Love Crutchfield
Pros: Sensitivity unbeatable, dual binding posts, KLIPSCH
These speakers sound great! Used mostly for jazz, classical and some pop in my zone 2 stereo only room. Movies play a distant "second fiddle" around here. Listened to plenty of speakers of various types/manufacturers over the years: electrostic, ribbon, planar, domed tweeter etc. These two-way horns sound the best of the lot so far in this setup. Many people complain about Klipsch being too bright, brittle or otherwise sounding like their eardrums are being pierced. Don't fall for it. The RB 61 II's produce a full frequency, smooth and comfortable listening experience. If your ears hurt after listening to these maybe you're just playing them too loud with inferior electronics. Quality source material and slightly "warm" sounding amplification helps greatly with the sound. YMMV, but am very pleased with the overall sound quality and performance.
Pros: Sound quality, Dynamic impact, Magnetic grills, Power efficiency, Crutchfield price and service!
Cons: Rather thinly constructed cabinets that won't pass the knuckle test, but the cherry vinyl covering looks pretty good!
It's been a long time since I've purchased new gear. These RB-61's are absolutely ridiculous for the size of them. I can't think of a better way to spend my money on speakers. No bass? Not true. Purchase an SW-115 and WA port if you need 18 Hz at a remote location in your room. Buy whichever tower speakers fit your budget - that's next for me.
Pros: Clean and clear, very efficient. More, better bass than expected. No need to crank them up to hear the full spectrum.
Cons: Uh, I guess they don't come with a free SW-115. Maybe I can win one in some contest.
These speakers are clear and true. I use them with a sub. I have never heard better sounding speakers.
Great speakers. Lots of bass with out a sub. You be amazed at the clear crisp sound coming from these speakers.
Pros: Sound, price and great looking.
Cons: None so far
I purchased the speakers to match a low power tube amp that I was installing in my work office. I needed sensitive speakers, and the RB-61 II fit the bill. I first hooked up my Glow One amplifier, and was very disappointed in the lack of rich bass and mid-range at the lower volumes I typically use in the work place. Then I swapped in my Elekit TU-879 amp. I just built it and it has a more balanced tonal output than the GlowOne. It paired just great with the RB-61 II. Now I had a much better frequency response and with a little equalization, I get a very rich sound at a low volume range. That said at higher volumes the speakers are more responsive at all frequencies. I imagine it is because the bass speaker is less sensitive than the horn loaded tweeter. The sound is beautiful and the high range is exquisite. Just match it with the right amp and enjoy the music.
Pros: Sensitivity High quality of sound Sounds great with high bit rate music files coming through a DAC
Cons: Bass and midrange suffer a bit at low volume
First let me say that these were purchased in the Crutchfield Outlet store from their "scratch and dent" inventory. Now I'm pretty anal about the cosmetic condition of my stereo equipment so naturally I was pretty nervous about buying damaged equipment, but I just couldn't pass up that price! Turns out my fears were unfounded. Yes there are a couple of small indentions on the rear edges of both speakers, but they're nowhere near as visibly obvious as the rather severe scratching shown in some of the sample photos. So anyway, the first thing that struck me after hooking these up was that that the top end was spectacular, far more detailed and realistic than any dome tweeter I had ever heard. Unfortunately, the midrange lacked warmth and didn't sound nearly as refined as the upper end, plus the bass was a little on the tubby side. I tried playing a burn-in cd on repeat, but to be honest it didn't seem to help much. Worried that I may have to return the speakers, I desperately thought maybe the speakers were just revealing flaws of the circa 1998 receiver (brand starts with a "p") I was using. So I swapped out the receiver with another brand (starts with a "y") with a better reputation for sound quality, and suddenly the warmth had returned to voices and the bass seemed much tighter. I can't really characterize the results as dramatic, but the subtle improvements were really all these speakers needed. Now they truly sound like high end speakers! Thanks Crutchfield!
Pros: Terrific highs that are completely non-fatiguing (at least to my ears)
Cons: Reveals flaws in upstream components (but is that really a bad thing?)
Let me say first i purchased these open box.They arrived a little damaged on corners from shipping so that was my first disappointment. I hooked them up to my Yamaha rs-700 stereo receiver anyways hoping to impress and awe. Sadly this was not the case. They did sound good, though somewhat muffled compared to my reference speakers. As far as being efficient, i did not notice a significant difference compared to the Polk audio RTi-1s i had been using. The more i listened comparing the two speakers i concluded the Polks won hands down. The Polk RT-1s are in a whole different class, outperforming the Klipsh in every aspect. So, are they good? Yes. But for less money and better performance and i recommend trying the RT-1s instead. On a side note i auditioned these with rock, acoustic and some classical music.
Pros: ok sound
Cons: cheap construction for price, not a wide soundstage
Great sounding speakers, with plenty of bass! I also have a pair of 81's and it is difficult to tell the difference between them. For the money, they can't be beat! Also love the cherry cabinets
Pros: Great, full range sound, attractive cabinets, near perfect size for wall mounts.
Cons: Cherry cabinets are being discontinued.
These sound so amazing, I ended up buying a second pair. The dynamic range is incredible. Be warned these are pretty bright speakers and caused minor listening fatigue for the first week tell you get used to the upfront sound. My Onkyo txnr1010 receivers audyssey xt32 room calibration had these setup super bright at first. I ran it again with more precise placing of the microphone and it sounds alot more neutral to me now. I also have the rc62ii, two rs42ii, two rw12d and my 7.2 system sounds so smooth together. Make sure to buy from Crutchfield because their customer service is 2nd to none.
Pros: Dynamic range and super easy to power because of the super high sensitivity. Crutchfield A+++++++
Cons: Cherry finish is discontinued. Seems like I bought the last pair :) Horn tweeters may be too bright sounding for some audiophiles.
great full bodied sound.
I've installed these speakers with my Cambridge Audio Sonata AR30 receiver and the sound is excellent for such a compact size. The highs are very crisp, midrange is clear and full. I've paired them with a Polk Audio PS10 subwoofer, which does a decent job of boosting the low end. Although there are better subwoofers out there, size was big factor for me--no room to go any bigger for that component. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Klipsch RB-61s to anyone wanting a compact system for a smaller room.
Clean, crisp and very refreshing!
Pros: Outstounding sound quality
Great sound from such mid sized speakers, Rich bass too. My hearing isn't the best, I am not an audiophile, but enjoy these speakers immensely. The size is great, not heavy, easy to connect wires.
Pros: Size. sound quality, appearance
Cons: none to think of.
I was looking for some relatively small but sonically good speakers for a small library room in my house. These fit the need nicely and sound excellent at either low or high volumes. The is little colorization of the sound so they present a flat response without the eventually tiring 'peaking' some smaller speakers exhibit. The speakers are relatively heavy (20lb each) with well made cabinets, fronts and connectors. I definitely recommend these for small (14 x 14 ft) rooms.
Pros: great sound
Pros: Great range for the price.
Bought these speakers to replace floor-standing (tower) speakers that were just too big for my living room. I'm very happy with the depth these speakers have, and I've yet to try them with a subwoofer. Excellent for their size.
Ordered 4 of these speakers for my front and rear channels, very impressed with the crisp highs and smooth midrange with the SW112 subwoofer allocating the bass at <60hz. The workmanship is topnotch and wont be disappointed if you wish to have speakers both quality sound and aesthetically appealing.
Pros: Very clear highs, pronouncing sounds you have not noticed before with cheaper speakers. The Tractix Horn truly widens the sound spectrum in both the focal listening position and throughout your room. You can achieve a true well blended surround sound that does not deter your listening pleasure by focusing on the sound of one speaker. These bookshelfs are perfect for those with pets without having to sacrifice quality.
Cons: Perhaps the only thing is Klipsch discontinuing the cherry finish which I don't mind ordering a black center speaker to blend with the TV.
THESE KLIPSCH RB-61 11 SPEAKERS SOUND STRONG AND SMOOTH FROM THE BASS TO TREBLE RANGE.
Pros: I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM.
Great sound. Great product
These speakers will give you pristine sound. They won't shake the house, after all they are book shelve speakers, but they sound great and will fill the room with beauty.
Pros: Sound great.
Cons: a little pricey. I got them on sale.
Perhaps it was me. Maybe I overtaxed these speakers by trying to use them in a room too large and open (18X24), but in the week I tried them out, I found them far too strident. The little boxes that tried too hard always made me feel like I was listening through a set of cardboard tubes. The low end sounded overwhelmed and the highs too abrasive. Thanks to Crutchfield's liberal terms, I was able to return them with minimal hassle. Now I must either clean up my old Heresy's, or prepare myself to spend a lot more money to get the easy flow of sound that I prefer.
Pros: Excellent bargain at Crutchfield's price
Cons: Appear to need a smaller listening venue
The Klipsch speakers are high quality, great sounding speakers. They got 3 out of 4 thumbs up reviews by Sound & Vision magazine.
Pros: Great sound.
Moved my KLIPSCH KB-15's to the surround position, now the RB-61 II's are my fronts. What a nice change for the home theater! And the music has a much fuller sound too.
Pros: Great sound (Only had them for 30 days, and i expect the sound will improve as they continue to break in) and finish (I got the cherry)
Cons: None yet (I don;t expect any, given KLIPCH'S reputation)
I can now hear more music within my recordings.
Pros: perfect for the money spent
Love those horns
Pros: Great sound from a small size
Cons: None at all
Excellent speaker - Exactly as expected from the reference line from Klipsch. Love the mids and highs produced by this speaker. I'm using the RB-61-II speakers powered by a Crown XLS 2000 amp as front-wide speakers - connected to the pre-outs of an Onkyo Tx-NR818. Mains and center speakers are RF-7s circa 2002, powered by Emotiva XPA-3. The front-highs are DT 350s and the surrounds are RS 7s all powered by the Onkyo 818. The Sub is an HSU Research VTF 15H. The RB-61-II provides the same crisp and dynamic sound as the RF-7 and provide an outstanding sonic match with the DT 350s and RF-7s - as apparent in the TX-NR818 surround modes where the mains, highs and wides play the same source material and their sound blends seamlessly. (e.g. All Stereo, or 9.1 DSX FW/HW ). The Onkyo Audyssey MultEQ XT32 initially setup the RB-61-II with +1.5db volume at 13 feet), and a crossover of 90 Hz. After a couple of weeks of break-in of the RB-61 II softened significantly, and a re-run of XT32 lowered the crossover to 70 db (as a point of comparison, the XT32 crosses the main RF7s at 40 Hz). I've run the Boston Audio Society test tones CD through the RB-61-IIs and hear very strong and clear base down to 50 Hz with rolloff down to 35 Hz.
Pros: Crisp mids and highs - like a fine brass insturment. Clear, strong base commensurate with the speaker size. Excellent service from Crutchfield
To be fair, when I received the speakers receiver and stands , it had been a 10 hour day and not the right time to be setting the system up. The next day after tweaking my Yamaha RX V473 to my iTunes library of music, I was blown away at the sonic quality of these golden honey colored gems. It's been almost twenty five years since I invested into a new system and Klipsch did not disappoint. I have them showcased on a pair of Sanus 31 inch stands and they sound and look great! I rent my apartment, so I'm almost afraid of really turning up the volume because the ability of the speakers to produce strong sound is very apparent. Although the Klipsch 61's are bookshelf speakers they deliver enough bass, but for me adding a subwoofer might be overkill. I can understand that some people may want to have heavy bass and that's fine. My combination living room dinning room is too small to accommodate towers, but I'm totally delighted with my purchase. The best part is that one day if I move into a bigger place I can use these as back channel speakers. I highly suggest getting these bad boys you will be totally thrilled.
Pros: Solid sound and great looks
I needed speakers for my turntable I just got out of storage and set up in my man cave. I first looked at Polk but chose Klipsch for a clearer tonal quality. It has been two weeks and I could not be happier. I was surprised at how great these sound! My old albums never sounded so good. The cherry finish is very sharp. Crutchfield provided first rate service, both in sales and tech, as they answered my questions about wiring.
Pros: Great clean sound you would expect from Klipsch in a small, attractive bookshelf speaker. I would recommend for smaller rooms. I admit I did crank them up a tad with my mid-level Yamaha receiver and they handled it quite well (sorry neighbors). Good price. Very happy!
Cons: Not a fan at all of UPS; at least they did not screw up this delivery. Would prefer USPS. No cons as far as the speakers or Crutchfield.
clean and crisp. great response. bi-amp feature a big plus. love the sound quality. good value. free shipping awesome. cherry cabinets are beautiful
Wondering how they compare to a classic pair of Klipschorns and Heresy's. Can't imagine any Klipsch product sounding better than these.
Surpass my mains,insatiable audio freak I am
Pros: INCERDABLE,soundstage presence accurate,sound better than my towers.I wonder how long b4 I step up again.These speakers amaze me.BEAUTIFUL SOUND!!!!!!!!
Cons: None WHATSOEVER!
I have several other Klipsch speakers. A older R-3 surround system in a theater room, in-wall at a bar area,and out door reference pair.I was not surprised that these (RB-61 ll) sound as excellent as the other Klipsch. I highly recommend them.
Pros: Sound and look great!
We expected from the name Klipsch, that the speakers would be quality. We were NOT disappointed. We have mainly floor speakers, and were not sure we would be satisfied with bookshelf speakers in our small office. That concern soon disappeared, once the wires were on - the sound was incredible! Not only do they sound good, the quality of the cherry cabinets on the Reference RB-61 ll is like a good piece of furniture. We like bass, and were concerned the smaller speakers would not give us what we sought. Not to worry, they do not disappoint. In fact, we were so pleased, within two weeks, we had ordered two more identical pairs for an exercise room and a library. We could not be more pleased. With limited space for larger floor speakers, the RB-61 ll allows us to have the sound we want within the space restriction in the smaller rooms.
Pros: The pros are great full range sound, encased in furniture quality wood, which also enhances the sound quality. The hook up is as simple as it gets, feed the wire, turn the knob, and get ready for great listening.
Cons: We have no complaints and have found nothing we would change.
To the surprise of no one these sound outstanding! Klipsch has wowed everyone here! The low A opening to Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra" spoke so clearly you could hear the horsehairs of the bow being drawn across the bass string!
Pros: Compact enough to fit most tight bookshelf spaces, yet solid enough to sit on the floor if needed.
I was looking for a set of speakers with more treble and less bass than my old speakers had. These Klipsch RB 61 ii speakers did not disappoint me. Talk radio stations that crank up the bass and muffle the voices now come through much clearer than before. Without adjusting the equalizer on my receiver to lower the bass and increase the treble, music from these new speakers sound great. For talk radio I still adjust the equalizer to cancel as much bass as possible, but that's probably due to my aging hearing.
Pros: Crisp, clear sound
For their size, these are impressive speakers. I've been a fan of the Klipsch sound for 26 years, and as satellites, these do not disappoint. Very punchy attacks from the horn tweeters, and a very clean soundstage. Not the airiest high-end speaker, but nicely balanced from very high treble through the upper bass register. They get a bit boomy and chuffy to my ear when fed lots of bass (they are ported enclosures), and the bass trails off fast in the lowest registers; I've paired mine with a tight 8" sub and filtered out the lowest frequencies with my receiver to solve both problems. Overall a very dynamic and full-bodied speaker, especially given the size, but I think you will want a subwoofer or the larger RB-81 if you're used to full bass.
Pros: Very dynamic, full-bodied sound from a small enclosure
Cons: Not the deepest or cleanest bass of any speaker (but really good for a compact bookshelf model)
I just fired these speakers up and listened to Jeff Beck's "Who Else!" album, which has plenty of high notes and a decent amount mid and low range sound. I am very pleased with the quality of the sound and I am glad that I decided not to go with a low-priced speaker. These speaker are connected to an 80 watt/channel amplifier and they sound great. Nice crisp treble and a rich bass sound in a great compact package. Definitely worth the money.
Pros: Nice cabinet quality (mine is cherry), easy to remove magnetic grille, bi-amp / bi-wire capable, and great sound quality.
Cons: None at all with the speakers, but I agree with another reviewer that the box should be anonymized so that people can't see my speakers sitting on the front porch upon delivery. That nice big KLIPSCH on the outside of the box makes it an easy target for a thief.
great sounding speakers, good bass response, great imagining and clarity.
Pros: sound quality
For the price, these speakers offer good value. Full sound clarity, crisp high, adequate mid range and bass. Compared these speakers to others in the same price range and these sounded best to me. Well made, nice cabinets.
These Klipsch speakers are simply outstanding. The best word I can use to describe their performance is crisp sound throughout the spectrum. In my surround system, these guys deliver great voice, mid-range & bass. Since they replaced a much larger set of old Boston Acoustics that had served me well, I was not totally sure they would measure up until I installed the Klipsch speakers. Bottom line: they exceed my expectations.
Pros: Great sound from all media. Exterior styling(mine are cherry)to match any decor. Fast delivery by the brown truck guys. The Crutchfield advisors gave me straight answers to my questions & steered me in the right direction as usual. Why bother to shop anywhere else?
Cons: No issues with the speakers at all. The only suggestion I have for Crutchfield is to place equipment like this in another plain box. The UPS guys deliver to the front door & the factory packaging has "Klipsch" in easy to see lettering on the boxes. A security issue for all who drive by to see.
I have these hooked up to my 1989 NAD 2200 amp/NAD 1155 pre-amp in a room 11'wide by 16' long, 9' high ceiling. the speakers are at one end along the 11' wall. Fantastic range coverage including the low ends. I thought I might need a sub, but at this point I don't feel I need it. I compared these to the PSB Image B6 - another great speaker, however my ear fit the Klipsch better from a musician point of view.
Pros: Great Range and covers the low end very well.
Cons: Nothing so far.
I loves these i have only had them a couple hours but they put my synergy towers to shame. Im upgrading my den and these along with my sw112 and my KS 20 sound amazing! i cant wait till i upgrade my center in dec! Get these and you will see you dont need towers to get amazing sound!
Pros: These sound amazing out of the box! They are big picture dont really show you.I really enjoy the cherry color! Both my systems they are cherry!
Cons: There is nothing Bad about these speakers
I received these as a gift approximately 6 weeks ago. They sound wonderful. In particular, I notice a huge improvement in high-frequency sounds and dialogue/voices (in movies and when watching music videos or streaming Pandora through my HD TiVo box) in comparison to my older non-Klipsch speakers (that were similar in size). I bought the cherry colored speakers as they were cheaper than black finish. For the price, I think these are outstanding speakers. I am very happy with the quality of sound and the look of the speakers.
Measurements and pictures don't do these things justice. They're heavy, big, and beautiful. Both with the grills on and off. It's hard to decide between the velvet look of the grill and the beauty of the copper woofer, you might find yourself taking the grills off a lot. I'm currently running these for my front left, right, and center. If you can find someone to split a set and have the room for a center I recommend it. No matter what you throw at them all they produce is sonic goodness. Movies, music, video games. The highs are crystal clear and the bass hits tight and clean. You could do with out a sub if you're just listening to music, but a sub with movies is always recommended. I would not hesitate to purchase these again, or any of the other reference series speakers.
Sometimes it's good to be surprised. As an owner of a classic pair of Klipsch Forte II speakers (acquired them as a Klipsch salesman years ago), I bought the RB-61 II bookshelf set thinking there was a chance I'd be sending them back. I was shopping for a pair of speakers for my cottage where floor space is at a premium, but I didn't want to compromise on sound quality. I hadn't heard the RB-61s yet - bought them based on the Klipsch reputation and some online reviews - but had a hard time believing it was possible to get the classic Klipsch sound from such relatively diminutive speakers. With some skepticism, I hooked them up to a pair of Denon monoblock amps and these guys blew me away ... detailed, crisp, open, highly dynamic and punchy, with precise imaging. They sounded great with everything I threw at them. These RB-61s are an easy recommendation to anyone looking for the performance of Klipsch speakers but lacks the space for a large floor-standing set.
Worth the money. I am using them with a Klispch Center and surround speakers with an Onkyo A/V. You will hear it a quarter mile in any direction. Strange thing about these speakers is the fact that they sound better and better as you turn the volume up. Very tight, crisp and clear.
Sah-wwweeeeeet! These speakers are a lot of bang for the buck. I have owned the RB61II's for about six months now and I am very happy! I have them set-up as my front speakers in a (soon to be complete) 5.1 system. The RB-61II's are powered by an Onkyo TXNR708 receiver and I have a Klipsch RW10d sub woofer. So far, this system rocks! I can't wait to go 5.1 with a center and surrounds. Naturally, I am going Klipsch all the way. These speakers are called "bookshelf" speakers, but honestly, they are so much more than that. They rock, believe me.
I received these speakers as a gift sent by my brother direct from Crutchfield. Upon opening and removing them from their boxes, I was struck by their weight & size. These are well made speakers. I immediately connected them to a fresh out of the box NAD C326BEE Stereo Integrated Amp & NAD C545BEE CD Player included with my gift shipment from Crutchfield. My initial impression was uncertainty. I don't believe I had the frame of reference to accurately judge them. A few listening sessions later, I was awestruck by the depth & width of the soundstage being thrown at me by the Klipsch speakers with NAD power. The level of clarity & detail was equally impressive. Bass felt right with a wide range of musical selections: Rock & Roll, Jazz, Americana/Country & Classical. Average electronics can drive these speakers with ease and impressive results. No doubt there are other brands that may surpass the quality of these speakers, but with the level of enjoyment they are providing why look? Highly Recommended!
|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.
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I have an all Reference IV 6.5" woofer / 12" sub setup, but I feel the center channel speaker is a little too weighted towards mids, sounding muddy on the highs, and also not having a lot of bass. I figured two of these, to obtain stereo sound and a fuller range from my center channel was the way to go. Also, it more closely matches my existing speakers and price range than current 6.5" Klipsch Bookshelf offerings. [ Steven Dec 02, 2018 ]
brand quality and performance, book shelf size for room dimensions and keeping same brand for system not willing to mix and match w/ different brands/performance/quality [ victor Nov 28, 2018 ]
Quality company, good reviews at a reasonable price [ Stanko Nov 28, 2018 ]
wanted top rated stereo bookshelf speakers [ William Nov 26, 2018 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ PANKAJ Nov 17, 2018 ]
Superior quality and a great price!!!!! [ Justin Oct 19, 2018 ]
nice [ James Sep 26, 2018 ]
I owned a pair already RB-61 They are Great!!! This are for my son's new place who just moved out 2 hrs away for work. [ Nestor Sep 19, 2018 ]
reviews [ Michael Sep 01, 2018 ]
I own other Klipsch speakers [ RONALD Aug 12, 2018 ]
I own a pair of these RB-61 speakers and I've wanted a second set for some time. I'm very pleased with the sound and performance of these speakers and since they are on a special sale I figured this is the perfect time to get my second pair of RB-61 speakers. [ James Aug 12, 2018 ]
New on the market and a good value. Can't beat Klipsch! [ Stephen Aug 08, 2018 ]
I needed a decent quality bookshelf speaker for my workshop. Since it will be mounted on a wall, it had to ported to the front [ john Aug 07, 2018 ]
Life-long Klipsch fan. Need bookshelf speakers for office. [ Frank C. Aug 06, 2018 ]
I've been a loyal Klipsch owner since the 90s. Slowly building my perfect surround sound system. To be clear, I have owned several brands (Bose, JBL, Pioneer, Cerwin Vegas, Yamaha) Klipsch is the best. [ Gerald Jul 31, 2018 ]
Price and reviews. [ DANIEL Nov 27, 2017 ]
The port was in front and I either needed a front port or a sealed box as I do plan on actually using these in a book shelf or near a wall. I also like the Klipsch horn technology. These will have to do until I can afford the Klipschorn. [ Ryan Nov 16, 2017 ]
I have many pairs of Klipsch speakers. The price was right on another pair of 61s. [ DWIGHT D Nov 13, 2017 ]
Speaker size and performance. [ JOSEPH Nov 11, 2017 ]
Simple, these are the best! Especially at the price given! Some critics argue that these speakers are too harsh and hurt their ears. Thats because these speakers crankkkkk!!!!! If they dont want speakers that play loud, then they should get headphones! [ Stephen J. Nov 06, 2017 ]
i like the 6 1/2 speaker on the rb-61 11 and im going to buy the klipsch rb-81 11 for the front speakers on my 7.2 souround sound system [ duane Oct 19, 2017 ]
I have the Klipsch RF-82 ii towers and they're awesome! Hopefully these bookshelf models are built with the same quality... [ Ben Oct 04, 2017 ]
Outstanding speaker. [ Gary Sep 27, 2017 ]
have always liked klipsch (couldn't afford the heresy's but these looked like they would work and they have. [ DAVID Sep 21, 2017 ]
Great speakers! I did not want rear-port speakers as I do not like much bass and these had to located near walls. If this is your situation, this is the Klipsch speaker for you. [ James Sep 19, 2017 ]
Great reviews, and I live in an apartment. I am looking for great sound in a small space without major complaints from my neighbors. [ Travis Sep 08, 2017 ]
Solid reviews. [ Lawrence Aug 31, 2017 ]
Great company. I've had Bose, Polk, Sony, pioneer etc. Klipsch is top notch. Been using klipsch for 10 years - subs, wall mounts , outdoor. Clear crisp sound. Bookshelf speakers are amazing. [ U Aug 23, 2017 ]
Price, Value, Quality [ Thomas Apr 17, 2017 ]
cause we love you [ joseph Apr 16, 2017 ]
Odis helped me choose these things [ NEAL Apr 10, 2017 ]
Klipsch build and sound quality, frequency response, power efficiency. [ thorpej Apr 04, 2017 ]
Great reviews, small apartment, no shipping charges. [ Howard Apr 01, 2017 ]
Physical dimensions were exactly right for my intended placement. Highly recommended. Good price. [ Terry Mar 18, 2017 ]
got rid of old yamaha speakers I had for over 17years looking to eventually add on to speakers to make 5.1 [ Louis Mar 14, 2017 ]
Price [ FREDERICK Mar 08, 2017 ]
Gift for self. [ John Mar 06, 2017 ]
Respected brand name. great on sale price, I've wanted to try klipsch speakers for a while now, here's my chance. [ Bruce Feb 27, 2017 ]
I love Klipsch! [ STEVEN Feb 26, 2017 ]
the quality for the $$$ [ william Feb 22, 2017 ]
Wanted a pair of Klipsch speakers since I was ten. Now have the space, the funds, and they were on sale! [ OftenWorksAlone Feb 20, 2017 ]
I have wanted a couple of these speakers and the price was sweet-birthday present. [ Tom Feb 14, 2017 ]
good sound, should work without a subwoofer, good sale [ Thomas Feb 11, 2017 ]
Best overall value. [ Andrew Feb 10, 2017 ]
RB-61 II match perfectly to my Reference Premiere RP-260F Floor & RP-250C Center Channel speakers, with the same exact woofers and titanium tweeters as the Premiere Series. I used one pair of these as surround speakers for my 6.1 System, which also includes R-25C Back Center speaker and an R-115SW subwoofer. Any of the Klipsch subwoofers would match this setup perfectly. I initially had the R-10SW sub, which was excellent, but I decide to give that to my son and upgrade to the beastly 15" sub. [ James Feb 10, 2017 ]
wanted to add a front hight speaker. so i got these to replace my smaller rears which are going on the wall in front. [ ronald Jan 20, 2017 ]
wanted in Cherry finish but wasnt avail [ Douglas Jan 20, 2017 ]
My friend, who loves Klipsch speakers, recommended these speakers. It was hard to pass up for the price. I look forward to adding these speakers to my system. [ S Jan 19, 2017 ]
Good product and the Crutchfield Expertise and knowledge [ Douglas Jan 18, 2017 ]
The other day i noticed this particular speaker by klipsch was discontinued. the price you all have on these things is steal at 329.99.I have a lesser pair the reference 150's and i payed 500.00 for those.And by the way this an extremely great speaker. [ wayne Jan 14, 2017 ]
Good reviews. Price [ Antonio Jan 11, 2017 ]
Price and other customers' reviews. [ michael Jan 09, 2017 ]
Extremely high quality speakers for a great price. [ steve Jan 05, 2017 ]
I have other klipsch speakers and I like sound. [ MARK A Dec 22, 2016 ]
Aaron recommended these as a good match for my NAD D3020 in my studio apartment. [ Michael S. Dec 14, 2016 ]
Replacing prior klipsch speakers [ Troy Dec 12, 2016 ]
long time klipsch fan. [ PATRICK Dec 02, 2016 ]
Love Klipsch. This speaker is the right size and quality for my bookshelf requirements. And for the placement, I need a front firing bass port, not a rear port. So far so good. [ John Dec 01, 2016 ]
Klipsch makes good speakers and there were a lot of good reviews. [ richard Nov 29, 2016 ]
Brand loyalty [ Adrian Nov 24, 2016 ]
These are amazing sounding speakers for those of you without the space or budget for floor standing speakers. They sound better than many other brands of floor standing speakers I've listened to. [ Brian Nov 24, 2016 ]
Great deal GREAT SPEAKER [ kip Nov 13, 2016 ]
Excellent speakers to add a 15" klipsch powered sub to for big garage sound [ Donnie Nov 06, 2016 ]
I picked these speakers, Klipsch Reference RB-61 II because I own 2 RF-82 II, 1 RC -62 II, 2 RS -52 II and 6 RB-61 II. I still need to purchase 2 Klipsch Reference R-115SW subwoofers. I've loved Klipsch speakers for many years. [ rickyqueens,nyc Dec 18, 2015 ]
Klipsch sound quality & reputation. [ Patrick Dec 13, 2015 ]
price, sound Quality, Klipsch name [ robert Dec 13, 2015 ]
KLIPCH SPEAKERS ARE THE BEST. BEEN BUYING THEM FOR 15 YEARS NONE BETTER. [ WILLIAM Dec 12, 2015 ]
For a 7.1 system. Using them as surround speakers. [ Fernando Dec 10, 2015 ]
search of best bookshelf speakers took me to this speaker [ jerry Dec 06, 2015 ]
I certainly can't generalize, but both of mine are less than 3 feet from my Samsung TV with Comcast cable and I have had no problems at all. [ Laura Nov 12, 2017 ]
I have mine closer than 4 feet and have had no problems. [ Brooks Nov 12, 2017 ]
I wish I could give you a sensical answer. I do not know much about the RP160 speakers. I use the 61s as front L and R speakers in a home theater system. They certainly deliver the super clean sound that Klipsch fans crave. I suspect they are evolutionary development of the 61s. Sorry I can't help. [ Frederic K. Oct 22, 2017 ]
They need to be at whatever height makes them ear level. Are you wanting to know how tall the speaker is? [ Scott Aug 22, 2017 ]
I have mine on stands that are 18" at the platform My RB-61'S are set up as my rear channel speakers [ Ken Aug 21, 2017 ]
When I bought them I was expecting sound because it is a Klipsch and I have other types (larger) of this brand. This speaker has mid range output, but that is not the essence of these speakers. The bass is so good where i use them i didn't bother to hook up a sub woofer that I thought I would need to compliment them. These speakers are full range and produce excellent music as well as sound for movies. I have the Klipsch floor standing speakers in the family room and the RB-61 sound comes in as a close second. Anyone will be satisfied with these speakers. [ David Apr 24, 2017 ]
Yea it has midrange and they sound great. [ RICHARD Apr 24, 2017 ]
As is the case for most small speakers, there are only two "cones" in each speaker but the entire range of sound is is reproduced very accurately with a lot of presence. I have had the speakers for two years and really like them! Heinz [ HEINZ Apr 24, 2017 ]
All around great speaker for the price! I have a Dennon home theater receiver, klipsch center and surrounds. Using these as my main front channel speakers. I also have an SVS Ultra Subwoofer so didn't need much low end from these. [ robert Apr 23, 2017 ]
Yes they do. The horn loaded enclosure is very strong in the midrange. The bottom is more pronounced than I expected for a bookshelf speaker. I love them. [ Howard Apr 23, 2017 ]
Dude, these are the best sounding speaker s I've ever own. Yes indeed they have all the ranges to include the mid ones ;) Listening to Twentyone Pilots' Stressed Out turns my living room into an audio demo room. They sound great! :) [ Jonathan Apr 23, 2017 ]
I use mine as the front speakers in a 7.1 surround sound setup, and they work beautifully. The mid's and highs are crystal clear, but since I also have a powered sub in the system, I don't work them too hard on the lows. I'm a big Klipsch fan, and have been for years, and these are as good as any I've owned. Hope this helps. [ GREG Jan 04, 2017 ]
These are by far the best speakers for the money. And you could spend way more for very similar sound and build quality. If you can bi-amp them I would suggest it. The horns sound as if someone is literally playing the instrument next to you. Love Em! [ Steven Jan 02, 2017 ]
I have listened to some classical music on my RB 61s and after a break in period they do sound really good and transparent without being to bass heavy. [ Richie Jan 02, 2017 ]
They are excellent for all of the above. I use mine in my Brewery and customers always comment on how good they sound. Keep in mind you need a clean amp to get everything out of these speakers. [ JENNIFER Dec 26, 2016 ]
They're ok for mid range bass, you really want a dedicated sub woofer for anything below 60hz which is where most of that bass would be [ VINCENT Dec 24, 2016 ]
The RB-61ll for me produce a crisp sound even at high volume but as far as bass I've never had them connected solely as my front speakers. There is no doubt in my opinion that it will sound great as my 4.1 system consist of only klipsch speakers. I recommend that if it's not enough to add a sub woofer I ran a 4.0 for the longest time and I was never dissapointed but the addition of a subwoofer will transform the sound as it did for mine I went with the 12 inch and it's phenomenal. but as far as these speakers dishing out tons of bass it's probably going to be more even with the treble if you wanted to increase the bass on the receiver I'm sure they would handle it with no cracking or popping hope I helped [ GLENN Dec 23, 2016 ]
The amplification is your choice. I drive mine with a Yamaha AS 2100. Nuff said! [ Howard Apr 23, 2017 ]
I would use the built-in passive crossovers that are more finely tuned to the components. [ VICTOR Jun 07, 2015 ]
The specs page clearly answers this question. 100 Watts RMS (400 Peak). [ BROOKE A Jun 09, 2015 ]
100 watts RMS & 400 watts peak handling power [ CRAIG Jun 08, 2015 ]
100W/400W. I have used them with a 40W amp and a 110W amp, and other the the 'loudness' they sound identical.. And by Identical, I mean Absolutely beautiful.. I would recommend these to anyone who is looking for this size speaker. [ Ryan Jun 07, 2015 ]
Scratch & dent are open-box items that have minor cosmetic damage. They may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents. The manufacturer's warranty applies. You can get an idea about typical cosmetic damage here: http://www.crutchfield.com/app/product/outlet/CloserLook.aspx We cannot track what the specific damage is on a given product. [ Jeff Feb 17, 2015 ] Staff
no special wire; the gauge will depend on how far the speakers are from your amp: if less than say 30 feet 16g will work. [ GEOFFREY A Feb 16, 2015 ]
Thanks! Appreciate the feedback. Forgive my ignorance as home audio is some what new to me. As for where speaker wire goes. Obviously the positive and negative from the speaker connect directly to the front left and front right speaker ports on my Yamaha receiver, where do the other wires connect as there's RB 61's have four binding posts on the back. I want to use these speakers to their highest capability. Any help? [ Chris L Feb 12, 2015 ]
If I remember right, I used 16g. [ CRAIG Feb 11, 2015 ]
No. Attach to top post but must keep the copper connectors in place that tie to together the top and bottom posts pPer instruction manual). thicker wire or lower gauge is always better thus 14 over 16. [ JA Feb 11, 2015 ]
I'm using standard wire--this is a very conventional product in that regard. If you can hear a difference between gauges, you should certainly wire accordingly, but I've used everything from Monster Cable to department store generic and never been able to distinguish among them. [ THOMAS Feb 11, 2015 ]
I used standard Monster Cable XP compact jacket speaker wire. I believe it is 16g. There are cross-over ( I think that's what you call them) brackets included to hook a single pair up to each speaker. The additional binding posts can be used for dual amp configurations to separate the tweeter and the woofer cable pairs. Please see description here: Connections 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. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RB61IIB/Klipsch-Reference-RB-61-II-Black-Ash.html?tp=186 [ BROOKE A Feb 11, 2015 ]
They did not come with a stand, I imagine there are some available through Crutchfield, or other retailer. They are relatively heavy speakers. I mounted them on wall brackets. [ BROOKE A Dec 29, 2014 ]
Yeah, I actually thought about hanging a small shelf on the wall for them, but would prefer a stand if available [ Bbarbera Dec 28, 2014 ]
I bought little tables to set them on. They work fine. [ CRAIG Dec 28, 2014 ]
I put mine into custom shelving, so I didn't check into the availability of stands. The speakers came with small attachable legs, but I don't think anybody would call them a stand. Exceptional sound for the size/price, however you install them. [ THOMAS Dec 28, 2014 ]
I use these speakers with a PAS3 + dynaco st 70 and they sound great. I bought these in particular because of their high efficiency and I haven't been disappointed. Would definitely recommend them. [ Robert Dec 28, 2015 ]
mine are on concrete and do well but a sub is a nice addition if you have the room. I have always wished though that I purchased the next size up as we still crank up the volume from time to time . The speakers deliver good crisp quality sound but I think I'd like the fullness of a larger speaker. [ Richard Oct 30, 2015 ]
I think the speakers will be fine in a 12x12 room. I am able to get by without a sub, but I can't guarantee you will be happy. [ Timothy Oct 27, 2015 ]
these speakers supply great sound in all ranges without a sub. I am very satisfied with these speakers. [ joe Oct 27, 2015 ]
I have had no problem with low volume. I use these speakers in my bedroom....without a sub and without any problem. [ LYNN Oct 27, 2015 ]
We have played music with these in a room that is larger than 12 x 12 both with a sub woofer and without and they do great. [ Jean Oct 27, 2015 ]
These speakers are very efficient and give great power. They have enough base for a room twice that size, assuming you have a decent receiver. The sound is very clear at low volume. [ JOHN Oct 27, 2015 ]
No sub no problem. Sound is Very good at low vol but to really appreciate these crank it up all you can, very clear ! [ MEL A Oct 27, 2015 ]
That's the way I have my Klipsch's mounted. The Pinpoint AM 41 is a nice mount. just be careful mounting them to the Studs. I had two of the included bolts snap off while putting them up. [ Michael Mar 27, 2015 ]
Sure. But they are pretty deep,so they will stick out from the wall a fair amount. [ PAUL H Mar 26, 2015 ]
i have mine wall mounted in my garage with a similar bracket.i have the speakers hooked up to onkyo reciever and a 42 in sony tv.pretty impressive for a garage system.i think i bought mine when they were 200.00 dollars off.these speakers sound great with anything you throw at them.i forgot to mention i also have a velodyne sub with them but they sound good without it. [ BRIAN Mar 25, 2015 ]
The AM-41 mounts might theorectically fit these Klipsch RB-61 speaker, but you would be pushing the limits: you would need to screw the brackets into a stud to handle the weight and the center of balance of the speakers would probably be forward of the clamps, making the speakers difficult to mount to the clamp part of the stand. The clamps do come with some small wood screws to secure the speakers to the clamps, but even with the smaller Polks I bought, it was still a two-man job. [ James Mar 24, 2015 ]
Sure are. The Pinpoints are a good application for that situation. You can "safety" the speaker using small screws through the bottom so as not to blemish the sides, if you so choose. Find a stud and your good to go. I'm happy with them. [ DANIEL W. Mar 24, 2015 ]
Yup. Just check the width of the speakers to make sure they'd fit on the mount. The mounts are pretty wide so you shouldn't have any problems. [ Corbin Mar 24, 2015 ]
I have mine sitting on corner shelves 15 feet high. It should work with with the pinpoint hangers as long as there rated for the weight. [ BRENT Mar 24, 2015 ]
Iwould expect it to work great to play at reasonably loud levels [ PATRICIA Jan 31, 2015 ]
I play my speakers loud in a basement exercise area. I drive them with a Kenwood KR-A5080 tuner amplifier rated 100 watts rms per channel. The digital volume level is 40 to42 and the sound is excellent. If you plan on playing music at a loud level, you may want the more powerful amplifier to minimize distortion. [ WILLIAM J Jan 31, 2015 ]
Yes , they put out a lot of volume. They sound superb !!! [ GERARD Jan 30, 2015 ]
yes a 50 watt amp is more than sufficient to run these speakers [ RONALD Jan 30, 2015 ]
I have had these speakers for over a year. A 40W amp will drive them fine in a 12X12 room. [ PAUL H Jan 30, 2015 ]
Klipsch speakers are fairly efficient, more so than most, 40 watts should power them finely. [ ALAN R Jan 30, 2015 ]
yep 40-50 amp will work just fine. [ SAMUEL E Jan 30, 2015 ]
Hey I run these on a Teac Reference Series AG-H380 with 40 watts x 2 (stereo) into 6 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.5% THD. These speakers are so effiecint what I have and what you are asking is plenty. I can only turn them up half way and the windows shake... Good luck and enjoy! [ ROBERT Jan 30, 2015 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Open box items may have limited use but will be in like new condition without scratches or dents. These have the full manufacturer warranty and the Crutchfield 60 day, satisfaction guarantee! If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Oct 20, 2014 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Jan 19, 2014 ] Staff
Yes you need a receive first, am sure the sound would be great,,, [ TYRONE Jan 31, 2014 ]
Stephen, these are non-powered speakers so you will have to run your ipod/iphone output through an amp or a receiver. [ RONALD Jan 20, 2014 ]
You sure can. I purchased a Teac reciever from Crutchfield that has a direct in for the USB on IPOD/IPHONE. Also, I purchased a Focal buletooth reciever that is small and plugs into the back of the Teac/AUX port and use it with other devices such as my android phone and MAC computer. Sound is awesome and super easy to use, enjoy!! [ ROBERT Jan 20, 2014 ]
Your IPOD must be plugged into a receiver or amplifier that has an input for an IPOD or other storage device. The receiver or amp will of course have speaker terminals that you use to run the speaker wire to each speaker (stereo). Make sure you use a receiver or amp that is rated at 8 ohms to match the speakers. Also, keep in mind that an IPOD uses compressed music and will not sound as good as if you were playing a CD or record. Phil [ PHILIP F Jan 19, 2014 ]
These are home theater speakers,if your receiver is capable of i padits okay [ TYRONE Jan 19, 2014 ]
You would need a amplifier and a iPod of iPhone doc. N.A.D. makes one that sounds great. [ Michael Jan 19, 2014 ]
You have to have an amp to connect these speaker to. [ Michael Jan 19, 2014 ]
I use an apple "Airport Express" which connects by wireless technology to my I-pod. The Airport Express connects by standard audio cable to a Kenwood receiver which drives the Kilpsch speakers. I also have a pin type audio cable which connects directly to the Kenwood receiver from the i-pod. Both work very well. In either case you must have a sufficient amplifier to drive the speakers. [ WILLIAM J Jan 19, 2014 ]
You need an amp [ GERARD Jan 19, 2014 ]
Plug your iPod inti you am or receive. [ RICHARD S Jan 19, 2014 ]
These are non-powered speakers, so you will need to connect an amplifier to your computer, and then connect these to the amplifier. You can find stereo receivers to amply the speakers here: http://www.crutchfield.com/g_356350/Stereo-Receivers.html [ Jeff Nov 29, 2013 ] Staff