Summary: Like most of the Klipsch products I own; WOW. If you are a fan of the sound of Klipsch speakers/horns, don't hesitate. Very commanding, very clear, extremely powerful. LOVE THEM! Bought at $349, apparently trying to clear out stock of the Reference II series, to make room for Reference Premiere.
Summary: The shipping on prime and quality of product itself are great. I haven't had them for long but the quality is spectacular for speakers this size. The only issue I want to note is that the plugs are capped so you cannot use banana plugs.
Summary: I bought these speakers to go in my upstairs office. I have them paired with a klipsch rc-500 and SW-450. The speakers are bigger than I expected but that's a good thing. The sound is awesome which is I've come to expect from klipsch speakers. Very clear highs and mids, bass is okay but I would recommend a sub. They sound great with music and movies. I'm totally satisfied with these speakers and would highly recommend them.
Summary: I bought these to replace a pair of Infinity Alphas that were going to be moved to another location. Just to test them, I set them on a table, hooked up a CD player to my Sansui AU517and.... not so good. They were excessively bright to my ears and muddy on the bottom end. Well, not a fair test, as they were purchased to listen to vinyl. So, they were then connected to my preamp and AR CL60 Tube amp. Hmm, better, but where are the lower mids and bass?
Pros: Nice looking, well built speakers.
Cons: Thin in the low midrange and bottom end. Annoyingly bright highs.
Summary: As always shipping was fast and the Klipsch Reference RB-61 II Bookshelf speakers sound good with my old 1970-something Craig amp and Pioneer turntable. I also stream music from my network to a HC Bluetooth receiver attached to my amp aux input, it sounds very good also.
Summary: I just received my pair of Klipsch RB-61 II Reference Series Bookshelf Loudspeakers in black woodgrain finish, and they are very attractive and very substantial in size and weight. The term “bookshelf speaker” does not really conjure up the best image, in my opinion, but I suppose they qualify since they are front-firing and more compact than your typical floor standing speakers.
Summary: They are really really big speakers and the huge plastic prothesis on the front doesn't help. At the reduced price, they are fairly priced and I would recommend them. I would never consider them at the MSRP. One could buy a much much better set up for $550. The front ports are a requirement because I need to place the rears of them within several inches of a wall.
Pros: Fairly priced now Front ports Strong controlled bass