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Klipsch Reference Series RB-81

Klipsch Reference Series RB-81
alaScore 86

58 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RB-81. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, 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 Reference Series RB-81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Klipsch Reference Series RB-81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RB-81 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch Synergy RB81 - Bookshelf HiFi Speaker - BlackKlipsch Synergy RB81 - Bookshelf HiFi Speaker - Black

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Klipsch Reference Series RB-81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RB-81 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RB-81 II Reference Series Two-Way Bookshelf Speaker - Cherry (Each)Klipsch RB-81 II Reference Series Two-Way Bookshelf Speaker - Cherry (Each)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

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...

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RB-81 II (Black)

 

I've owned quite a few Klipsch speakers and have always liked their sonic immediacy, dynamics and presence. From my first set of Heresy I's from 1978 theirs have been among my favorites. The RB-81II's are no exception and are in my opinion among the...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RB-81 II (Black)

 

This is a very good speaker which can you can display with confidence that it is among the better bookshelf speakers. I have many of the fine Klipsch reference speakers in an 11.2 system where they serve well as surround speakers. I'm sure in a smaller...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RB-81 II (Black)

 

These speakers sound fantastic for rock music, funk rock, country, hip hop, and most other genres. I love their seperation and detail. They do provide adequate bass, but for large rooms a powered sub might be in order. I have used them both ways and...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RB-81 II (Black)

 

Well what can I say, these speakers were the ones that let me fall in love with music. I auditioned other speakers in this price range including Polk, Infinity, Mirage, Paradigm, and others, but these were the ones I kept coming back to. Granted, there...

May, 2010

Consumer review by: (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RB-81 II (Black)

 

This is my review of tjhe rb-81 speakers. Well first of all, this is a big speaker. My previos tannoy dc6 speakers loked like a pair of small computer speakers compared to these beasts. Mine are in black and the finish is nice, nothing fancy but good...

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

A towering achievement in a bookshelf design, the Reference Series RB-81 delivers unrivaled audio performance for those who demand the very best. With its high-end materials and cosmetic elegance, this flagship model is definitely a force to be reckoned with. 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. The RB-81's front-firing port eliminates turbulence noise and makes installation into custom cabinetry a breeze. Increased baffle ribbing around the horn mouth dramatically improves acoustics across the sonic range. For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RB-81 features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring. The RB-81 comes with a low-diffraction, magnetically attached grille to further accentuate the elegance of this speaker.

Audio

Crossover frequency:1400 / 1800
Frequency range:44 - 24000 / 46 - 23000
Impedance:8
Peak Music Power Output (PMPO):600
RMS rated power:150
Sensitivity:97

Design

Color of product:Black / Cherry

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in
Height:19in
Weight:30lbs
Width:9.3in

Header

Manufacturer:Klipsch
Model:RB-81
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series

Loudspeakers

Audio output channels:1.0
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:1
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:7.99
Woofer diameter (imperial):8
Woofer Size:7.99 / 8

Miscellaneous

Color:Black ash

Other Features

Depth:12.2 / 12.3
Depth (imperial):12.2 / 12.3
Height:19
Height (imperial):19
Satellite speaker tweeter size:1
Satellite speaker woofer size:8
Type:Bookshelf
Width:9.25 / 9.3
Width (imperial):9.25 / 9.3

Other features

Satellite speaker tweeter diameter:1
Satellite speaker woofer diameter (imperial):8

Performance

Bass reflex: Yes
Equalizer: No

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Wireless technologies:Wired

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:600Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:150Watt
Response Bandwidth:46 - 23000Hz
Speaker System Type:Speaker

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 12.3
Height:19 / 19.1
Weight:27.6 / 30
Width:9.25