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Klipsch RB 81

Klipsch RB 81
alaScore 83

10 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews from magazines and websites.

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 10 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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...

Expert review by:

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.

Expert review by:

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 (


Consumer review by:

Klipsch RB-81 - (Bookshelf Speakers)


Expert review by:

Klipsch RB-81


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

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

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

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.