Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II Bookshelf Speaker Review

4.36 Mixed Usages
4.4 Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy:
4.4 Treble Accuracy:
4.4 Bass Accuracy:
4.4 Imaging & Soundstage:
4.4 Dynamic Range:
Release year: 2022 Rating: 4.6 Warranty: 5 years 1" LTS titanium tweeter 6.5" cerametallic cone woofer Tractrix port stereo speaker surround speaker home theater usage: movies and music

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II is an excellent speaker for everyday use. It works great with movies, music, and TV shows. It can produce room-filling sound when placed in compact spaces. The speaker can produce energetic and well controlled sound. In case you want to change the default sound, use EQ of your amp or try bi-wiring.

Our Verdict

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II is a passive bookshelf speaker that shows pleasing performance. If you find the speakers ‘bright’ allow them to play for longs hours also known as ‘break-in’ period. The speakers eventually sound balanced and musical. For large rooms create a 5.1 or 7.1 system. In that case, you can use floorstanding speaker as fronts and Klipsch RP-600M II as rear speakers. Overall, Klipsch RP-600M II delivers crisp, full and lively sound.

PROS
  • Easy to drive
  • Loud enough for compact spaces
  • Good built and design
  • Non fatuiging
  • Musical and good tonal accuracy
CONS
  • With additional amp or subwoofer, the total cost will increase
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Specification

GENERAL:

Speaker Type Bookshelf Speaker
Number Of Channels 2.0 way speaker
Amplification Type Passive Speaker (External Amp)
Power Source AC Powered

DRIVERS

Drive Unit 2x2
Tweeter Type Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Midrange Type N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 6.5
Woofer Type Cerametallic Cone with Faraday Rings
Other

SPECS

Power Range 100W/400W
Sensitivity 94.5dB @ 2.83V / 1m
Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency Range 44-25kHz +/- 3dB
Crossover Frequencies 1500Hz

CONNECTIVITY:

Speaker Level Input N/A
Speaker Wire Input: Yes
Line Level Input N/A
Digital Input (Optical) N/A
Digital Input (Coaxial) N/A
RCA Input N/A
3.5mm Stereo Analog Input N/A
Aux Input N/A
HDMI Input N/A
Bi-amp Input: Yes
USB Port N/A
Subwoofer Output N/A

WIRELESS FEATURES

Bluetooth N/A
Wi-Fi N/A
Other

CONNECTOR:

Connector Type Binding post
Compatible Connector Types banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and bare wire
Speaker Wire Compatibility 16-12 gauge

AUDIO QUALITY ( TESTED )

Bass Accuracy: clean, even and adequate bass
Dialogue & Vocal Accuracy: clear voices
Treble Accuracy detailed and rich highs
Imaging & Soundstage: precise imaging and wide soundstage
Dynamic Range: Good dynamic range
Power Handling: Decent power handling
Frequency Response: Broad frequency response
Transient Response: It has quick transient response.

BUILD MATERIAL

Enclosure Ported
Finish MDF
Color Black, Walnut

SIZE & WEIGHT

Height (inches) 15.75
Width (inches) 7.95
Depth (inches) 13
Weight (pounds) 18.1lbs
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 22-26

CONTROL

Handheld Remote N/A
Control by app N/A
Amazon Alexa N/A
Google Assistant N/A

IN THE BOX

Accessories: A pair of Bookshelf speakers, 2 Grilles, 4 Terminal jumpers, User Manual, Important Safety Instructions, Warranty Information
User manual: Yes
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Details Review

Design:

 

The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II has an MDF body that is scratch proof. It is a compact speaker and won’t take up much space. It is available in multiple color options and blends with any room décor easily. It has internal bracing to eliminate any cabinet vibration. It comes with acoustically transparent black cloth grille that attaches to the speaker magnetically.

However, showing off the copper spun woofers seems cooler. The speaker sits on cork pad that ensures it remains on one place and at the same time doesn’t damage any surface.

Performance:

 

Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II has 1” tweeter and 6.5” woofer. Like other Klipsch speakers, it has horn loaded LTS tweeter. It is designed to minimize harshness, resonances or any artificial reverb that may color the sound. The tweeter is lightweight, efficient and can produce realistic highs. A phase plug is used to ensure a flat response and at the same time to protect the tweeter from any damage.

It has shiny and detailed highs, decent mids and even lows. It shows great dynamics and clarity while pumping out adequate bass for a compact speaker. Klipsch RP-600M II has a wider soundstage with good imaging. The woofer is lightweight yet rigid that has better efficiency and reduced distortion. On the back side, there is Tractrix Port that has an inner flare to minimize turbulence. This unique design will reduce any port noise resulting in smooth and clean bass.

For movies, create a 3.1 sound system or at least pair a subwoofer. That said, a 6.5” woofer that can get as low as 44Hz is sufficient for small to medium sized spaces. Placement instructions are available in the manual. Like other Klipsch bookshelf speakers, it is suggested to place them 6-15’ apart. Leave gap from the wall and elevate them at ear level. The Klipsch RP-600M II is designed to be used as front, rear, or surrounds. Placement method will vary depending on use case.

Connectivity and control:

Klipsch RP-600M II needs to be connected to an amplifier via the binding posts. It also supports bi-amping and bi-wiring if you want to improve the sound and consider yourself an enthusiast. Once an amp is paired, look for the available connection ports of the amp to connect other audio sources. Control options will also depend on the available options of the amp or receiver. While choosing the amplifier or AV receiver, match the impedance and power range of the speaker to the amp.

Use case:

Klipsch RP-600M II is best for medium-sized rooms. It is good for music and movies. For movies, the voices are loud and clear, movie effects are prominent. Use the speaker at nighttime to watch movies. It sounds clean and clear even at low volumes.

Compatible device:

 

Choose from our list or shop by your own: Marantz NR1509 , Onkyo TXSR353, Marantz 1711, Yamaha S501, Marantz 2030 amp, Cambridge Audio 85, Marantz PM7000N, Cambridge Audio AXA35, Yamaha RV-6A.

While you are free to choose speakers from other brands, we suggest you to choose from Klipsch if you want to build a theater system. The following speakers are available: floorstanding (RP-5000F II / RP-6000F II / RP-8000F II / RP-8060FA II), bookshelf (RP-500M II), center (RP-404C / RP-500C II / RP-504C), surround (RP-502S II), and Atmos speakers (RP-500SA II). Lastly, include a powered subwoofer from Klipsch or other brands like JBL, Polk, etc.

Cost:

The price of RP-600M II isn’t too low nor too high. It is a mid-priced speaker, but other speakers are also available at a lower price.

FAQ

What audio sources can I connect to Klipsch RP-600M II?

You can connect several audio sources but make sure your amp will support it. To begin with, you can connect a TV via HDMI or optical. Then you can connect Laptop, PC, turntable, Blu-ray players, CD players, etc.

Are Klipsch speakers bright?

Klipsch speakers were labelled to be ‘too bright’, but this issue has been acknowledged and solved. Current Klipsch models are free of this problem and there isn’t anything as ‘too bright’.

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