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Klipsch RB-81

Klipsch RB-81
alaScore 85

20 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Klipsch RB-81. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Klipsch RB-81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Klipsch RB-81


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Klipsch RB-81 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch Synergy RB 81 Bookshelf Loudspeaker CherryKlipsch Synergy RB 81 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Cherry

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Klipsch RB-81


Reference series speakers are a top of the line Klipsch product, so quality is expected. These loudspeakers are not for the budget conscious, but you may have cause to consider them if you are after long lasting quality for your home theater. Crisp...

Top of the line reference speakerHigh Performance and EfficiencyQuality partsLifelike Sound

Not for budget conscious

An 8 inches cerametallic subwoofer is included which allows the speaker...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Klipsch RB-81 Speaker


The RB-81 is an extremely efficient speaker; its 97 dB sensitivity specification means that it can generate a big sound with low power receivers, but it's hearty enough to accommodate 150Wpc amplifiers.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

Klipsch RB-81 Speaker System


When I ran across the Klipsch RB-81-in the newly renovated Reference Series-I couldn't resist ordering a set. It's been years since I've reviewed a two-way design with a great big 8-inch woofer. The very concept brought on one of my increasingly...

* Audio editor Mark Fleischmann is also the author of the annually updated book Practical Home Theater (

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Klipsch RB-81 review


They're big, like to party, and they're over here. Klipsch's RB-81 speakers certainly aren't wallflowers, but that doesn't make them winners either

Enthusiastic, spirited and upfront sound. And punchy. Very, very punchy

A lack of neutrality, which won’t suit all types of music

For people who like to party hard and fill their place with bass, these big boys are ready to to audition

Jul, 2009

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Klipsch RB-81 - (Bookshelf Speakers)

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications

Exclusive Tractrix® Horns have always been the key component of this critically acclaimed series. In the RB-81, this technology has been refined to include improved throat geometry for a more genuine, lifelike sound. Behind the horn lies a 1-inch titanium tweeter with a large ceramic motor structure to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. The RB-81 employs an 8-inch woofer for a solid bass foundation. This Cerametallic woofer with inverted copper dust cap exhibits a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping characteristics.