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Klipsch Reference RB-600

Bookshelf speakers

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Item # 714RB600B

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The Klipsch RB-600 is sure to please music and movie lovers alike with its combination of solid construction and powerful performance. From complex music passages to the demanding soundtrack of an action movie, this Special Limited Reference Edition series speaker delivers exceptionally clear and powerful sound.

High-impact bookshelf speakers

The Klipsch RB-600 is sure to please music and movie lovers alike with its combination of solid construction and powerful performance. From complex music passages to the demanding soundtrack of an action movie, this Special Limited Reference Edition series speaker delivers exceptionally clear and powerful sound.

Horn technology for dynamic performance

Klipsch RB600B bookshelf speaker

The RB-600 uses a horn-loaded tweeter. A flared opening in the enclosure projects high frequencies toward your listening area and prevents sound waves from simply spilling out in all directions. This horn design brings out details in everything you listen to, while reducing reflections that can color the sound. The horn also improves dynamics and efficiency, for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

High-tech construction

The RB-600's Cerametallic™ woofer dishes out smooth midrange and articulate, well-defined bass. Klipsch makes its cone out of specially treated aluminum that's strong yet lightweight to dampen and prevent distortion. A rigid cabinet with resonance-fighting internal bracing houses both the woofer and the tweeter. It all adds up to remarkably accurate reproduction of all your music and movies.

Build a complete Klipsch system

You can build a great stereo system using the RB-600s and a subwoofer, or team them with other Klipsch Special Limited Reference Edition speakers for high-impact home theater.

Recommended center channel speaker: Klipsch RC-500.
Recommended surround speakers: Klipsch RS-400.
Recommended subwoofer: Klipsch RW-12II.

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My first experience with Klipsch. I feel fortunate to have been able to obtain these speakers through the Outlet Store and find it difficult to believe that the RB600 replacement could be better.

Dave N., Pennsylvania

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Detachable magnetic grilles (attached)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response: 45-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • sensitivity: 95 dB
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium tweeter
  • 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ cone woofer
  • bass-reflex design with front-firing port for greater placement flexibility
  • black ash woodgrain vinyl finish
  • dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 8-1/2"W x 15-7/16"H x 12-5/8"D
  • weight: 17.6 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-23k Hz
Connector Type Binding Port
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 15-7/16
Width (inches) 8-1/2
Depth (inches) 12-5/8
Weight (pounds) 17.6
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-31
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research

Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Klipsch RB-600 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a two-way speaker design with a 1" titanium-diaphragm compression driver inside a square Tractrix Horn and a 6.5" Cerametallic woofer with rubber surround.

  • Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The Klipsch RB-600 features a 1" 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 Horn delivers a 90° wide by 60° high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
  • Cerametallic Woofer: The 6.5" woofer of the RB-600 bookshelf loudspeaker features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic material. Made with an anodized aluminum, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts its 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" woofer also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Klipsch Horn Technology: Klipsch employs Horn Technology to deliver these four principles of great sound.

  • High Efficiency: Klipsch speaker employs horn technology because the horn shape is perfect for accurate and dynamic sound transmission. Greater efficiency means lower distortion, which means maximum realism.
  • Dynamic Range: Klipsch horn technology reproduces the softest sounds with remarkable clarity and detail and the loudest sounds with no harshness or distortion.
  • Controlled Directivity: Unique Klipsch horn technology means speakers that more accurately direct sound and offer a more lifelike soundstage.
  • Flat Frequency Response: Klipsch horn technology delivers exactly the sound the artist intended, with no unnatural highs, mids, or lows.

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The 6.5" Cerametallic cone woofer and 1" titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure which features a front-firing port. The bass reflex enclosure features a MDF cabinet finished with a black wood-grain vinyl. The enclosure uses a low-diffraction sculpted cast aluminum front baffle to improve sound dispersion and features improved internal bracing to prevent unwanted resonance.

Magnetic Grille: The bookshelf loudspeaker features a removable magnetic grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille in place.

Dual Binding Posts: Each speaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.

Rubber Feet: Each bookshelf speaker comes supplied with eight self-adhesive rubber feet (4 for each speaker) so you can sit the speakers on a stand or shelf securely. The rubber feet add approximately 0.3125" to the height of each speaker.

Placement: These bookshelf loudspeakers are designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.

  • Place the front left and right speakers on shelves or stands with their tweeters at approximately ear height for a seated listener. When used surround sound speakers, they normally perform best when placed slightly higher than ear level.
  • The bookshelf loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor and the wall behind them. It can also helps to have the left and right speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of staggering helps smooth the bass range.

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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Cost no object: AudioQuest Rocket 33 in either 10 or 15 foot pairs. Budget solution that will sound great: AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jun 16, 2014 ]  Staff
Other than the baffle and grills,The specs are so close I cant see the justification for this model addition,unless my RB-61ll's have been discontinued [ MICHAEL T  Dec 16, 2013 ]
The two lines of speakers are very similar. There is a bit of a difference in the tweeters, which causes them to sound slightly different. Both are great choices. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff
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