Summary: For a small speaker, these really sound good. I placed these in my workshop which is 30 x 60 x 18 and I have to turn the amp down so I can hear my phone ring. Small and LOUD! Good for rock or classical, I listen to both. I never get used to the punch of a Klipsch speaker. You cannot go wrong.
Summary: There are many dozens of very expensive speakers that, for whatever reason, don't quite deliver the fine articulation, definition and impact that these relatively small bookshelf speakers do. The horn tweeters deliver a wide range of extremely authentic and seperated audio detail that I had never really heard before I purchased these speakers from a major electronics retailer, which unfortunately no longer carries them.
Summary: Crisp clear sound at all levels. I purchased these and the reference center channel to go with a pair of klipsch icon floor speakers. Love my system and these bookshelf speakers sound so good makes me wish I would have went with the reference series on my floor speakers.
Summary: The dealer was out of stock on the RB51 so upgraded me to the RB51 ll. Up and running for four weeks with a Pioneer SW8 Sub-woofer and driven by a Pioneer VSX822K. This combination works very well in a relatively small listening area (16' X 12') for both music and movies. Musically, it handles the most difficult bass and percussion passages with accuracy and ease. Tested with small and large classical works, rock, and vocals by Krall, Sinatra, Adele, and others.
Summary: recently hooked suround system back up after moving to another room,went withal klipsch could notbe happier everyone who listens to them say they can't believe how crisp and clear they are, and they pack a punch when needed.
Summary: This speaker sounds great as rear surround speakers and even better when using system for 5 channel stereo. Highly recommended for larger rooms. As stand alone speakers they have very strong and clear sound with good lows and great mids and highs.
High end audio performance in a pint-sized package!
8 June 2012
Summary: I've been into fine audio for all of my adult life. I have owned during that 40+ year period some very good speaker systems including top of the line Advents, not to mention a pair of very large and expensive Allison Ones. Yet after having auditioned this Klipsch RB-51 product for the past month, I realize that I might as well only now moved up from the RCA portable (with the fold-out Garrard turntable) I had during college. I had never heard my music before!
Summary: I bougth these speakers after reading the AVS forum to look for recommendation on bookshelf speakers. Klipsch speakers seem to be mentioned a lot. They sound very clear and crisp. I am very happy with them.
Summary: These bookshelf speakers are great. I have many varieties from Bose, JBL and other Klipsch and these have to be the best so far. I must say that the clarity and projection of the Tatrix Horn is unbelievable and I wouldn't trade them for anything! They are awesome for 2ch music or even for 5-7.1 surround sound. Very small. Only con is the bass port is on the back so you have to keep it a good 2+ feet from the wall.