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Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M

Bookshelf speakers (Ebony)

Item # 714RP600ME

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years.

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years.

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About the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M

Classic Klipsch bookshelf sound

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years. The RP-600M is the largest bookshelf speaker in the new Reference Premiere lineup, and continues the company's pedigree of ultra-efficient, high-performance sound. These attractive bookshelf speakers feature a 6-1/2" spun-copper woofer for punchy bass and powerful midrange, and Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs.

Classic Klipsch bookshelf sound

Klipsch Reference Premiere speakers have earned rave reviews from Crutchfield customers for years. The RP-600M is the largest bookshelf speaker in the new Reference Premiere lineup, and continues the company's pedigree of ultra-efficient, high-performance sound. These attractive bookshelf speakers feature a 6-1/2" spun-copper woofer for punchy bass and powerful midrange, and Klipsch's signature 1" horn-loaded tweeter for smooth, detailed highs.

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M bookshelf speaker

Each Reference Premiere RP-600M bookshelf speaker features a horn-loaded tweeter for ultra-smooth highs.

Hybrid horn technology for dynamic performance

Horn technology is one of Klipsch's long-standing hallmarks. Flared openings in the speaker cabinet project sound waves toward your listening area and prevent them from simply spilling out in all directions. This design reduces reflections that can color the sound, and boosts dynamics and efficiency for powerful, "front row" sound that remains crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Klipsch's Tractrix® horn features a circular throat around an advanced titanium diaphragm tweeter that transitions into a square 90º x 90º mouth. This unique shape provides a cleaner, more efficient transition of sound waves into your listening space. The result is a wide listening "sweet spot" with precise placement of instruments and vocals. 

A horn that enhances bass, too

Take a look at the back of these speakers and you'll find that instead of the conventional round port tube found on many speakers, Klipsch uses a Tractrix horn-shaped opening for smoother, more efficient airflow in and out of the cabinet. The resulting decrease in air turbulence makes for cleaner, more powerful bass with reduced port noise and low-frequency distortion.

Because these speakers are rear-ported, I recommend pulling them away from your wall or the back of the bookshelf to give them room to "breathe." 

Bi-amp or bi-wire for even better sound

On the back of each speaker you'll find two sets of speaker input terminals. These let you bi-amp or bi-wire your RP-600Ms to get the best sound out of them.

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Product highlights:

  • 1" LTS (Linear Travel Suspension) titanium diaphragm tweeter with Tractrix horn
  • 6-1/2" Cerametallic™ cone woofer with rigid and lightweight voice coil
  • frequency response: 45-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to 100 watts RMS (400 watts peak)
  • sensitivity: 96 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms compatible
  • bass-reflex design with rear-firing Tractrix port
  • magnetically attached grilles for a clean, streamlined look
  • ebony vinyl finish with scratch-resistant design
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals
    • two sets of input terminals allow bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 8"W x 15-3/4"H x 11-7/8"D
  • weight: 16 lbs. each
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1065804

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles (installed)
  • 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
  • 4 Terminal jumpers (installed)
  • User Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Information

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Placement matters......

Crutchfield customer from Marshfield, MA on 8/16/2019

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As others have pointed out, placement is critical to get the best response. Started on 28" stands, moved to 24" 2 feet from the wall, then 18" stands 2 feet from the wall....now it's what I had hoped for! Certainly other factors play a part, but these changes were the most dramatic over a span of 2 weeks.

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Excellent Bookshelves

Crutchfield customer from Grants Pass, OR on 8/13/2019

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I am loving these speakers. They have a really full sound. Not bright or harsh as many have said about Klipsch in the past. I am looking to get the matching center now I love them so much.

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100% Satisfied with the RP-600M Bookshelf speakers.

sandra from Harriman, NY on 8/11/2019

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I selected the Klipsch RP-600M as a replacement for my old Polk Monitor 70 in my home theater setup. Immediately upon connecting them I noticed a huge difference. The clarity was greater than the Polks and the soundstage was greatly enhanced. For video sources that don't pass subwoofer signal (eg. TV shows), the RP-600M emanate a signifiant amount of base such that I originally thought my Klipsch R-120SW was active. I am totally 100% satisfied with the RP-600M and I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Pros: Price, size, sound clarity, base response, solid construction, brand recognition

Cons: A bit top heavy for the metal speaker stands

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Engaging

Tom from Roanoke on 7/27/2019

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Startling Dynamics and scale for a bookshelf speaker with a "slightly" forward high end, a supple mid-range, and a surprisingly deep, refined low-end. While they're not the last word in detail retrieval, they're an incredibly fun and engaging speaker that will keep you glued to your seat. Horn colorations are virtually non existent. An outstanding fit for those running vintage receivers from the likes of Marantz, Luxman, Pioneer, and Sansui.

Pros: - Outstanding Value! - Exceptional dynamics and scale - Respectable detail retrieval - Easy to drive - Great lows and beautifully detailed highs - Great construction

Cons: - Imaging could be a bit better. Proper placement is critical - Polarizing appearance

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Crutchfield customer from Massapequa Park, NY on 7/24/2019

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I use them with an Exposure 2010 integrated amp and a Marantz SACD player. The sound is excellent . I can't believe that they cost only $549. They come close to my B&W 705 s2 bookshelf speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Manchester Tw, NJ on 7/18/2019

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Heard lots of good things about these speakers, and I must say, it was ALL true! They project sonic joy at all volume levels, with mesmerizing highs, solid mids, and enough visceral bass to satisfy metalheads and lovers of classical ensembles. Solidly built. I will NEVER be apart from these. Buy a pair now!

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Another Great Klipsch Speaker

Crutchfield customer from Florence, KY on 6/28/2019

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Klipsch has done it again - More sound than should comes out of speakers of this size. Clarity is incredible - Just wonderful overall sound reproduction

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Great purchase!

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 6/22/2019

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I got drawn into the hype over the RP-8000F and am really looking at the possibility of purchasing those, but I wanted to see how I felt about the Klipsch RP line first, with a smaller investment. So, I got these with the idea that if I liked them, I would later get the towers and use these for surrounds. I am so far loving these speakers as my main/front. I have an older Cerwin Vega subwoofer with low mileage to cover the low end. I am pushing them with the Sony STR-DN1080. My next purchase may be a quality CD player to better enjoy the music on these. It seems like a shame to use these as surrounds.

Pros: Look and sound beautiful.

Cons: None, but keep in mind that they are not towers. Many of us will want to have a subwoofer working with these.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 6/19/2019

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I was going back and forth between these and the B&W 606. They look good enough and sound great, with all kinds of music, hooked up to my Marantz nr1608.

Pros: Excellent price and they sound great.

Cons: None that I can find.

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Freak bookshelves

Crutchfield customer from Ladson, SC on 6/15/2019

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Great speakers - a bit larger than expected They work great as surrounds for me 5.2.4 reference premier system!

Pros: Sound, design

Cons: Fairly large

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Crutchfield customer from Rocky Hill, CT on 6/4/2019

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Awesome Klipsch sound, excellent Crutchfield service.

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Crutchfield customer from Norcross, GA on 5/27/2019

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Excellent product. Prompt delivery.

Pros: Exceptional performance for $550 bookshelf speaker.

Cons: None at this price.

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I'VE GOT ELAC'S IN MY ATTIC

Steven from Stow, OH on 5/27/2019

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I've been buying stereo stuff since the 1960's,these KLIPSCH speakers are very musical and a really good time.They're in a 10x10 by 8 foot high room,with about a 90 watt PIONEER receiver driving them.They're a really good deal.

Pros: Great response,very open for there size.

Cons: None for the money.

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Unbelievable audio

Brock from Cardiff on 5/25/2019

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Reluctantly replacing my Klipsch Reference speakers from the 1990s, do the space constraints, I bought the RP 600M speakers. I thought I would be giving something up, but I'm guessing because of technology, I believe they're better. The base response and imaging is unbelievable for such a small speaker. I highly recommend them.

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Big sound in a reasonable sized package

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 5/18/2019

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I opted for these instead of the floor speakers because let's be honest... big heavy black speakers in your contemporary living room is not a good look. I found these to be a nice compromise as the audio quality is great and fits in with our living room setup.

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Is this the best bookshelf speaker EVER? No but it's darn good.

James from Chapel Hill, NC on 5/17/2019

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There are only a handful of speakers in this price range that sound good and will bring a smile to your face. I believe an efficient speaker has a leg up. A watt or 10 will be fine. This speaker will be one that you will remember in 20 years.

Pros: Clarity, Sound stage width, bottom end and efficiency

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Crutchfield customer from Rochester Hls, MI on 5/13/2019

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They are pleasant to the ear and pleasing to the eye.

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Good all round speakers

DLL from Scituate, MA on 5/9/2019

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I am using t hese speakers with a Marantz 611 stereo receiver. It sounds great with this combination. The speakers are neutral and that sort of speaker sounds good with anything. Speakers like that are well reviewed and become classic designs. I suppose a subwoofer is a must for many. I don't care much for sub woofers because of room generated resonated distortions. An open sounding detailed sounding speaker for my tastes is best. It must be clear sounding and not muffled so the sound does not sound like it emerged from a box. This way you think about the music not the sound. I like Sacred music ,Classical and Jazz but for rock fans listen to The Rolling Stones they are loud and raucous and a beat band that always rocks, they sound great on these speakers.

Pros: Exceptional sounding speaker a classic design because they do what a speaker is designed to do they sound good. Good with all music sources and detailed with open sound.

Cons: I don't know if they are adaptable to accepting banana plugs bare wire is no problem. Like almost everything these days even the best stuff they are assembled in China. Get over it that is not a problem.

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AAAA+ Great speaker for the $$$

Crutchfield customer from Myrtle Beach, SC on 5/7/2019

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The absolute best speaker money can buy

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Perfect horn-type tweeter.

Crutchfield customer from Guayama, PR on 5/6/2019

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The pair received as replacement for the one with one faulty tweeter works fine! Your service has been prompt, efficient, cordial and perfect. The speakers are all I expect for a "bookshelf"-type high fidelity speaker! First time ever with horn tweeter is totally delightful. This is designed by people who know. This is just right. Perfect.

Pros: Perfect bookshelf size. Totally agreeable sound. Great design fitting any rational budget.

Cons: None.

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Dynamic power houses

Allan from Royal Oak, MI on 4/6/2019

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These are very dynamic speakers and have good bass (for a bookshelf). However, they can sound a bit harsh with some amps. I tried these with a tube amp (35 watts/channel) and a set of class D monoblocks (140 watts/channel). The monoblocks sounded better overall and cured the harshness in treble delivery so I'm sticking with those for amplification. Overall power should not be a problem at all since these are very efficient compared to other speakers that I have used. If you are running these as front L/R or are just a bass lover you will want a sub. I'm using them for 2 channel listening and will eventually pair with a sub. I think many will be pretty happy with these speakers right out of the box . . . These are my first Klipsch and I'm pretty impressed with the sound. In fact I'm really, really impressed with the price performance ratio on these.

Pros: Dynamic Power efficient Great sound for the price

Cons: treble can be harsh on some tracks

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Crutchfield customer from Florence, OR on 4/4/2019

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Beautiful speakers! I bought two pair and hooked them up to my computer (through my new Onkyo receiver). The difference from my old speakers is huge!

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Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 4/1/2019

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they sound great, as one would want. i met paul klipsch in 1973 and have many klipsch speakers.

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Axel from Laurel, MD on 3/28/2019

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My first set of Klipsch speakers, and they have more than lived up to my expectations. Nice wide soundstage which is how I tend to listen to music. They are great on all types of music. For the price, I don't think there is a better speaker out there.

Pros: Price, sound quality and volume

Cons: no cherry wood option.

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Crutchfield customer from Stonewall, LA on 3/26/2019

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I've owned a pair of Hersey's since the 80 s and I'm still overwhelmed by how accurate and live sounding these klipsch speakers are! Lots of chest thumping bass in a small package and made in the USA ! Thanks crutchfield . D T Shreveport La

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Crutchfield customer from Gainesville, GA on 3/24/2019

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Would have preferred better binding posts that would have allowed banana plugs. Sound is terrific and I'm driving them with 15 watt monoblock amplifiers.

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Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 3/18/2019

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Amazing product, speakers were a little bright at first but after a few hours of listening they definitely evened out, paired excellently with Klipsch's RP-120SW sub

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Desktop? Why not??

Don from Wasilla, AK on 3/17/2019

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Impressed. Using these as desktop speakers. Was going to buy the 500M but they were out of stock. So I figured... why not. Not disappointed one bit. Music sounds amazing. Games are mind blowing. Worth the price here. I think for desktop application they might be a little too big, but if they fit... why not? Will be building 4" stands for them to get the horns at ear level. Center image is so dead on it's crazy. Details in the highs. Lows get low enough, but I use with a subwoofer anyways. Zero listening fatigue.

Pros: Large, beautiful, perfect center image

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Michael from Cookeville, TN on 3/8/2019

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Great speakers! Really a nice addition to my home theater.

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Dave from Fort Sill, OK on 3/8/2019

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These speakers are amazing, huge difference in performance. Highly recommended.

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Tom from Merritt Island, FL on 2/25/2019

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Love these speakers, did a lot of research prior to purchasing, good bass good highs, made my old bose acoutimass set sound like tin cans.

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These will surprise you!

Randy from Martinsburg, WV on 2/18/2019

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WOW!! These little speakers are amazing! They really surprised me with the sound that they can produce for just a bookshelf! I have the Klipsch R-625FA and they come pretty close to matching that sound minus some bass of course. These were purchased for surrounds in my home theater setup, but I'm glad I decided to try these out as stand alone speakers for music. If you do not have the room or are working with a smaller budget, these speakers will fit the bill perfectly. Highly recommended product!

Pros: Big, clear sound for a little speaker

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Just OK

Crutchfield customer from Vicksburg, MS on 2/14/2019

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The clarity of the highs on these speakers is fantastic, but I had to add a sub to get the low end to sound balanced. That being said, I had to turn these to cross slightly in front of my listening position to avoid ear fatigue with these speakers bold high end. The mid range is also lacking for me on some rock tracks such as Smashing Pumpkins. I would still say I have been satisfied with these speakers because they seem to excel on most genres with the added sub which I picked up on sale. I actually considered returning these for these reasons, but ultimately decided to keep them. You can probably find better options for the cost. It all comes down to what you preferences are.

Pros: Highs

Cons: Mids Lows Price/performance ratio for me

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New speakers ARE better than old.

Crutchfield customer from Stevens Point, WI on 1/30/2019

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Upgraded to the RP-600m from speakers I've had for 30+ years and has turned out to be well worth the change! This new technology is clear and true and well worth the upgrade and cost. Bought these based on the many reviews I read. Get them!

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Great purchase!

Crutchfield customer from Sanford, ME on 1/29/2019

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Great sound from a bookshelf speaker, they seem to sound better the more I listen to them!

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Klipsch and NAD Combo rock the house.

Crutchfield customer from Claremont, CA on 1/15/2019

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These speakers are spectacular. They are very dynamic, instruments come to life in my room. Bass is deep and tight. Piano sounds real, drums have a punch and kick unlike what I have heard from typical speakers. I've been playing everything, from rock, jazz, blues and classical and these speakers have delivered the goods on it all. Mine are paired with a new NAD C-368 integrated amp, and together this system sounds much better than many I have owned that cost far more. Hats off to Crutchfield for not only selling these wonderful products, but with their return policy I am able hear components in my home without any risk. The Klipsch and my new NAD are both keepers. Highly recommended.

Pros: Klipsch speakers sound as good as they look.

Cons: None

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A great fit for me

Crutchfield customer from Apo, AE on 1/13/2019

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Wonderfully crisp and clear. Highs and mids sing. A tad underwhelming in the bass, however, with a nice sub they bring both my movies and music alive. I recommend them!!

Pros: Good looking, crisp, clear, great mids

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Alex from Salt Lake City, UT on 1/6/2019

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I had a paid of Heresy speaks in high school 35 years ago. It is great to have the Klipsche sound back!

Pros: They're Klipsche!

Cons: None

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Mark from New Providence, NJ on 12/14/2018

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First set of real speakers I've owned and they sound great. I have them paired with the RP-504C and an HSU VTF-2 MK5. The setup is great for both movies and music. Dialog is clear, music sounds great and accurate. I would highly recommend these speakers.

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Baby Heresy's

Shawn from Little Rock, AR on 12/7/2018

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Just what I was looking for. A Klipsch that sounded like a Klipsch. A small speaker for a small room, for music. These are not small for your typical bookshelf or surround size speaker. And the sound is not small either. Paired with an Onkyo TX-8220 rated at 45 watts, 40 year old Marantz turntable and 20 year old Kenwood 200 disc changer, my old music came to life. Perfect size for an old bedroom, converted into a home office. Larger rooms may require a small sub, but for my area, they are perfect. Oh yeah, they're Klipsch, so they can get loud also, but for my taste, low to mid is all I am looking for and these have blown me away. I was very skeptical about the purchase because I've heard other Klipsch at big box stores and they didn't sound like the ones I had heard growing up. These sound like they're supposed too. They may need to change the name to Baby Heresy's.

Pros: Klipsch-Enough Said

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 11/5/2018

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Great sound with no distortion at high volume levels. Work great as front speakers in home theater setup with not enough room for tower speakers. Low bass handled well but not great.

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Adam from gatlinburg, tn on 10/1/2018

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these sound awesome for the size

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David from Palm Bay, FL on 9/20/2018

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I have not listened to other brands, so, I can't compare them! This is an initial review and may change as the speakers break in. I did play a tone overnight to help the woofer break in and they did clean up. So, I have seen these speakers called monitors a few times. I was considering them for Home Theater, but I also was really curious if these would work as reference monitors. When I first got them going, my initial impression was that I am impressed how dynamic they are. They really get loud, drop low for the size, and the tweeter doesn't outrun the woofer when pushed. However, after listening for while, I can hear a lot of cabinet resonances. I cannot hear a lot of detail in the music that I am used to hearing. It gets kind of smeared together and lost. The tweeter seems to have some throat distortion or something because cymbals and things don't sound as real as they should. Next, I will try these for my home theater and see how they perform there. I expected more for this price range. My $300 powered monitors have a more detailed and transparent sound by far. I believe the cabinet design and internal insulation might be lacking based on what I am hearing. It seems like Klipsch made some amazing drivers, but went cheap on the cabinet. The other problem I have is that they are "made in China." I thought this company was american! It seems like some more bracing and internal insulation would help these speakers a lot. I am using a VSX-42, lossless music

Pros: Great output, great bass, great phantom center channel, very dynamic sound that you can feel

Cons: Cabinet resonances smear the details in the music, Cymbals in the tweeter don't quite sound real, a little expensive for how they sound, they are "made in China"

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Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Video Shielded No
Tweeter Type Tractrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 100
Sensitivity 96 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 45-25k Hz
Connector Type Post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Height (inches) 15-3/4
Width (inches) 8
Depth (inches) 12-5/16
Weight (pounds) 16
Mounting Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 22-26
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

1" Horn-Loaded Tweeter: The Klipsch RP-600M bookshelf loudspeaker features a 1" Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with a Hybrid Tractrix Horn for exceptional high frequency response, detail, and dispersion. Klipsch proprietary Tractrix horn-loaded technology ensures high-frequency energy of the RP-600M bookshelf speakers are aimed directly at the listener and reduces unwanted, artificial reverb caused by indirect sound bouncing off walls - meaning you experience the most clear, detailed, lifelike sound possible.

  • Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter: The titanium tweeter diaphragm's light weight yet rigid composition exceeds the performance of aluminum, polymer or silk tweeters. A vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction. Klipsch award-winning Linear Travel Suspension technology leverages a piston motion of the titanium diaphragm that lowers distortion and delivers real-to-life sound. A ceramic magnet housing provides premium performance,
  • Hybrid Tractrix Horn Technology: This redesigned 90°x90° Hybrid Tractrix Horn utilizes a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while enhancing imaging and dynamics. The Hybrid Tractrix Horn's compressed molded silicon face adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and horn resonance for a smoother frequency response with improved detail - creating a clean and natural sound. Klipsch also utilizes computer modeled phase plugs that act as a mechanical filter to further ensure a smooth, flat frequency response while protecting the tweeter from damage.

6.5" Cerametallic Woofer: The RP-600M bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a 6.5" Klipsch Proprietary Cerametallic woofer. Cerametallic consists of extremely light, rigid materials that can hold shape while being able to deliver lower frequencies with maximum efficiency. The Klipsch Cerametallic cone is matted to a dual-layer, copper-wound voice coil for exceptional conductivity. The 6.5" woofer is housed in a non-resonating, stamped-steel basket that's secured to a large magnet motor for exceptional efficiency and low distortion.

Rear Tractrix Port: The rear Tractrix port of the RP-600M bookshelf loudspeaker is perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofer, creating ideal airflow with minimal distortion and turbulence even at the lowest frequencies. Klipsch Tractrix ports have custom designed inner flares that help reduce air turbulence entering the port. Less turbulent air helps reduce port noise for cleaner, more powerful bass.

MDF Cabinet: The Klipsch RP-600M bookshelf speaker features a MDF cabinet with a scratch-resistant, textured wood grain vinyl that seamlessly integrates into almost any room or decor. The enclosure's reinforced MDF construction reduces cabinet vibration for less audible coloration and improved sonic accuracy. The MDF enclosure also features a satin painted baffle with a scratch resistant design for an elegant look without the grille.

Acoustically Transparent Grille: The Klipsch RP-600M bookshelf loudspeaker comes with a removable, black cloth grille that is magnetic and acoustically transparent. This strong magnetic grille provides protection and a sleek aesthetic look to compliment your home's decor.

Dual Binding Posts: The Klipsch RP-600M is fitted with two sets of sturdy binding posts allowing to bi-amp or bi-wire the bookshelf loudspeaker. These binding posts ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire (up to 10AWG). Two plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

  • Bi-Wiring: Bi-wiring can provide noticeable improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers. Run separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier (the upper set of binding posts are for the high frequency drivers; the lower set of binding posts are for the low frequency drivers).
  • Bi-Amping: Bi-amping allows you to use separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency sections of your loudspeaker for greater dynamic range & lower distortion. We recommend that your separate amplifiers have identical gain to preserve the speaker's voicing balance.
Note: If you decide to bi-wire or bi-amp, you must remove the jumpers between the terminal posts (failure to do this could result in damage to your amplifier and loudspeakers).

Mounting Options: The Klipsch RP-600M can be placed on a speaker stand, bookshelf, table, or other flat surface. The bookshelf loudspeaker comes with self-adhesive rubber feet to secure the speaker in place and prevent any damage to your stand's or shelf's surface. The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.

Note: There are no included brackets, keyhole slots, or threaded inserts to wall-mount the speaker.

Application & Placement: The Klipsch RP-600M bookshelf loudspeaker can be used in a dedicated stereo application or in a home theater application as front and/or rear speakers.

  • Front Placement: For optimum performance in a stereo application or as front speakers in a home theater application, Klipsch suggests placing the loudspeakers 6' to 15' apart. They may also be toed-in slightly for better stereo imaging. The listening position should be about 1 to 1.5x the distance separating the speakers.
  • Rear Placement: When used as surround speakers in a home theater setup, the loudspeakers should be placed approximately 2' above the listening position. Typically this will be approximately 5' to 7' above the floor. The surrounds should be placed on the walls directly adjacent to the listening position. Another option would be on the wall behind the listening position.

Reference Premiere Series: The Klipsch Reference Premiere series utilizes a redesigned hybrid 90°x90° Tractrix Horn, a vented LTS titanium tweeter, Cerametallic woofer construction, and Tractrix geometry port technology for sound that will envelope you and blow you away. The Reference Premiere series by Klipsch consists of a variety of floorstanding, bookshelf, center, and surround speakers (all sold separately). Click on the Accessories Tab to find more Reference Premiere series speakers for your home system.

Optional Powered Sub: For bigger & deeper bass response, pair the Klipsch Reference Premiere series loudspeaker with one of Klipsch's powered subwoofers (sold separately - click on Accessories Tab).

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Good review from good audio enthusiasts. [ Alfrenildo  Aug 15, 2019 ]
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This speaker has great reviews by Steve Guttenburg and others. I am ordering it to round out my listening room options. [ Allen  Aug 12, 2019 ]
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Rated as possibly the best bookshelf speaker out there. A CNET product of the year, I believe. [ Aaron  Jun 12, 2019 ]
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I wanted to purchase the Revel Concerta2 M16 speakers but they are no longer available. These were my backup speakers based on listening a similar Klipsch speaker set my son has. [ DAvid  Jun 05, 2019 ]
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Stereophile Magazine and other reviews,plus I've been intrigued with KLIPSCH design philosophy. [ Steven  May 11, 2019 ]
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StereoPhile review and STRONG reccommendation. [ Allan F  Mar 21, 2019 ]
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Steve G review [ D  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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I Love Klipsch and I have no room for the Floor Standing speakers. [ Mike  Feb 19, 2019 ]
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My tinnitus requires mostly low-volume listening (with the occasional detour to high-powered rock). Klipsch speakers are highly sensitive and can be driven well with lower-power amps (in this case the NAD C316BEE V2). From what I understand, Klipsch has longstanding ties to the rock world, and a history of American innovation and craftsmanship going back to founder Paul Klipsch. They're also a company I can grow with, culminating in legendary speakers like the Heresy and Cornwall. [ Gary  Feb 15, 2019 ]
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Crutchfield advisors recommendation and extensive research of speakers, [ Thomas  Feb 09, 2019 ]
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Good reviews saying this speaker is a fun speaker to listen to. Good for 2 channel video also. [ Keith  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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these are strongly recommended by Steve Guttenberg [ scott e.  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Steve Guttenberg suggestion [ Philip  Dec 18, 2018 ]
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I read a number of reviews and it appears the latest version of Klipsch speakers may be their best yet. [ T  Dec 12, 2018 ]
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Good sound. Nice look [ Pedro C. Pagan  Oct 27, 2018 ]
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Reputation of company, size and performance of speakers. [ Ralph  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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Looks and online reviews [ M  Aug 16, 2019 ]
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Needed replacement for current front speakers in home entertainment system. Best that Klipsch had [ Jeffrey A.  Aug 04, 2019 ]
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Reviews - sounds like a breakthrough. [ Christophe  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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Online reviews, experience with other Klipsch products. [ Michael  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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3 questions already asked

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How would these speakers perform ON a bookshelf? Or, do they need to be on floor stands? Thanks!
[ Jason  May 22, 2019 ]
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I have mine on 24 inch stands about 3 feet from the back wall and they sound great like that, even in the kitchen. ?? Open floorplan you know!
[ Steve  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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Mine are on the top of my kitchen cabinets and they fill the kitchen with sound. Don't think you need floor stands.
[ STEVE  May 23, 2019 ]
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Either would be fine, check the dimensions for bookshelf placement. I plan to use wall-mount brackets...
[ William  May 23, 2019 ]
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Perfect for a book shelf. Killer speaker set up!
[ Pete  May 22, 2019 ]
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Great on a bookshelf! I have them on stands and a friend has them on a bookshelf and they sound fantastic.
[ Michael W.  May 22, 2019 ]
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This pair is intended for bookshelves. I have a pair on bookshelves and I love the sound of them.
[ MARY  May 22, 2019 ]
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My Klipsch RP-600M sit nicely on top of a deeper bookshelf. You do want to make sure the shelf is deep enough, because the speakers are larger than they appear. The large port for air flow on the back of the speakers means you want to make sure there is space between the speaker and the wall. So far these speakers have performed beyond my expectations and sound great on top of my shelf.
[ Joshua  May 22, 2019 ]
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Tradition gives these speakers the "bookshelf" moniker, albeit they don't belong on a bookshelf. These speakers benefit by having room to breathe. YMMV, but in my room, they are off the back wall by about 18", and are on stands that compliment my listening position.
[ Mark  May 22, 2019 ]
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They're ported in the back so they shouldn't really be enclosed in a bookshelf.
[ Randal  May 22, 2019 ]
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Item # 714RP600ME | MFR # 1065804 Is 60 day return available on scratch and dent?
[ kevin  Dec 13, 2018 ]
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Absolutely! Scratch & dent items are covered by the full original manufacturer's warranty as well as our 60 day satisfaction guarantee period. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan
[ Ryan  Dec 21, 2018 ]  Staff
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What is the suggested speaker stand height for the Klipsch rp-600M?
[ Jeff  May 26, 2019 ]
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According to the Stereophile Mag it is 24"
[ Hans  Jun 05, 2019 ]
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I suggest about 60 inches, great crisp sound, I love them
[ John  Jun 04, 2019 ]
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I would say between 24" and 30" depending on your chair height when you are listening. My stands are around 21 inches and I kept slouching in my chair get my ears lower.
[ joachim  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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3 to 4 feet. Mine are sitting on older speakers at this time
[ Shawn  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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I tried the old advice to have the tweeter at ear level and found that it worked best for us in our listening room. This required us to flip the speakers upside down on our 30 inch stands.
[ William  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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Hi Jeff, I'm using a 24 inch stand and it puts the tweeters right at ear level while sitting on my couch.
[ Steve  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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I utilize these as my front speakers for a 5.1 home theater setup. They are placed at ear level about 10 ft apart while seating down. When playing music they fill my room.
[ Robert  Jun 02, 2019 ]
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Depends on how high you seat! I'd say 24in high stands are ideal.
[ Christophe  Jun 02, 2019 ]

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