If you’re an audiophile, you’ve heard of Paul W. Klipsch. In 1946, he founded the loudspeaker company Klipsch. For over 70 years now, the company has been innovating, building and releasing highly efficient, low distorting and high quality loudspeakers. It’s was as a private company since it’s inception, until 2011 when it was acquired by Audiovox. However, their devotion to quality and performance products remains.
The Klipsch Reference II is their fifth generation of a line of products that was originally released in 1999. And they’ve come a long way.These speakers were built to provide endless hours of entertainment. The RB-61 features a two-way design. It has one high-output woofer, one horn-loaded tweeter and a rectangular/oval port. It has a neat design for its grilles, that allow it to attach magnetically. And all of the binding posts are gold plated for maximum efficiency (95dB). With such a high efficiency they’re great for your average amplifier, or for the high powered stereo amplifiers. When we tested these speakers, they performed very well all around. The mids and highs were crisp and detailed. However, like most bookshelf speakers the lows were not perfect. But that’s expected from a 6.5″ woofer. They just can’t push the amount of air that a subwoofer can. We’d recommend a subwoofer if you’re going to purchase this set of bookshelf speaker.
Looking at consumer reviews around the net, we’ve seen incredible support and shared enthusiasm for the Klipsch RB-61 II. In fact, 9 out of 10 users highly recommend them and they have an average of 4.85/5 rating when we averaged nearly 100 reviews from all over. Overall, these RB-16 IIs fall nothing short of excellence and are a great choice for a bookshelf speaker if you’re willing to fork up the money for them.
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