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The top bookshelf speaker in the Reference Series - the RB-81 II delivers unrivaled music and movie performances just like the heavy floorstanding speakers, for those audiophiles who don’t have room for a floorstander. With its lifelike, accurate, non-fatiguing sound reproduction, highly efficient design and visual appeal, this speaker is simply irresistible.
The RB-81 II is loaded with Klipsch’s proprietary Tractrix Horn technology which produces a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Finished in a beautiful light cherry or black wood-grain vinyl veneer, the RB-81 II is guaranteed to complement any décor. Dual threaded inserts are included for use with third-party stands.
Tractrix Horn Technology Klipsch’s Tractrix Horn technology leads to lifelike sound, more output using less energy, improved reliability, reduced distortion and a large soundstage with well-defined imaging.
Cerametallic Woofer Cones Klipsch’s RB-81 II features light, yet rigid Cerametallic woofer cones with specially treated aluminum to help better dampen and prevent distortion.
Titanium Tweeter with Linear Travel Suspension This trickle-down technology from Klipsch’s flagship Palladium Series provides an open, natural sound, making you feel as if you’re in the studio with the recording artist or on the set of a film.
Enhanced Crossover Frequency A crossover frequency at 1400Hz offers smooth on-axis and off-axis integration for enhanced sound performance.
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Rating: 4/5A little bass-heavy; rather expensive; really nice
This review is from: Klipsch Reference RB-81 II B Bookshelf Speaker, Black Ash Wood Grain Vinyl Single
Pros: --Very clean sound --Equally good loud and soft --Clear highs without harshness --Very solid bass
Cons: --Bass heavy --More directional than expected
Other Thoughts: These would normally be out of my price range for bookshelf speakers but I found a barely-used pair for the price of the Infinity Primus pair I had been considering (i.e., under 2 bills).
Be sure to position these with the horns near ear level. You'll definitely notice a hit in the highs if you are close to the speakers and get too far off-axis vertically. And that will bother you because the bass is already somewhat overemphasized. Clear, but might be too much bass for some kinds of music.
I have these paired with a small Miller-Kreisel 3-piece system providing a bit of help in the highs. But the MK sub is hardly needed. I turned down the sub volume and crossover because the Klipsch really don't need any help except in the deepest bass regions.
Bottom line: I probably wouldn't pay anything close to retail for these. Certainly not without extensive direct comparison with competitors. But if you see a 50% off sale, and favor speakers with really good bass and clean highs, you could be very happy with these.
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