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Klipsch Reference RB-61 II

Bookshelf speakers (Black Ash)

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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.

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

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

Horn technology for "front row" sound

All Reference Series II speakers feature a redesigned version of Klipsch's famous horn-loaded tweeter. It disperses the highs evenly across your listening area in a 90°-wide, 60°-high pattern. With their Series II speakers, Klipsch has redesigned the shape and slope of the horn, so your movie soundtracks and music will sound more open, with improved dynamics and efficiency. All in all, you can count on powerful, "front row" sound that's crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Cabinet construction

High-tech driver design

The RB-61 IIs also use light, rigid Cerametallic woofers. They feature a folded edge to produce smoother mids and tighter bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen unwanted vibrations and distortion, while an integrated dustcap gives them a clean look and adds stability. Dual five-way binding posts let you bi-amp or bi-wire these speakers for even better performance.

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Product Highlights:

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

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Black two-way bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Detachable magnetic grilles (attached)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual

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!

Eri, Ontario, OR


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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded ---
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 95 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-24k Hz
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 15-3/8
Width (inches) 8-1/2
Depth (inches) 12-3/8
Weight (pounds) 17.6
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-28
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

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.

Enclosure Design

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.

Mounting Options

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

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

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

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Why did you buy this?

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 ]
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 ]

19 questions already asked

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: 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. [ 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 ]
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: [ Jeff  Nov 29, 2013 ]  Staff