Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RB-81 II utilizes a
highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for
louder sound with less distortion. The RB-81 II is able to fill larger rooms with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing
sound that you can listen to for hours.
Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The Klipsch RB-81 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 Horn deliver a
90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage.
Behind the horn lies a 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension
for open, natural, sound.
Cerametallic Woofer: The 8.0-inch woofer of the RB-81 II features Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic cone. Made with an anodized
aluminum, this cone is strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process
converts the 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 8.0-inch woofer also
employs a rubber surround for added durability.
Crossover Network: For signal purity and perfect driver
integration, the crossover on the RB-81 II features the finest components and
Klipsch custom internal wiring.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 8.0-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-81 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 and 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: The bookshelf 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: The bookshelf speaker comes supplied with four
self-adhesive rubber feet 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. There are also two 1/4"-20 threaded inserts on the bottom of
loudspeaker for mounting the speaker to third-party stands (sold separately).
Note: The two threaded inserts are spaced 1.625" apart.
Placement: The Reference Series bookshelf loudspeakers are
designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the
most out of the speakers by following these simple guidelines.
- Place the front left and right speakers on shelves or stands with their
tweeters at approximately ear height for a seated listener. When used
surround sound speakers, they normally perform best when placed slightly
higher than ear level.
- The bookshelf loudspeakers should be equal distance from the floor and
the wall behind them. It can also helps to have the left and right speakers
at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of
staggering helps smooth the bass range.
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