Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Klipsch. It features a 1" Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Cerametallic Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 45-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 96 dB. Klipsch RP-600M has an MSRP of 369$ per pair.
What size of room is the Klipsch RP-600M speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Klipsch RP-600M is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
Klipsch replaced the older Klipsch RP-160M with this model and later RP-600M was replaced with Klipsch RP-600M II. Follow the links to compare these speakers in detail: Compare Klipsch RP-600M vs Klipsch RP-160M
Compare Klipsch RP-600M vs Klipsch RP-600M II
What are the speakers in Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) Series?
RP-600M is a member of Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (RP) Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Klipsch RP-600M speaker?
Klipsch RP-600M has a Frequency response range of 45-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 45 Hz, RP-600M will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Klipsch RP-600M, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how RP-600M's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch RP-600M?
The Crossover frequency of the RP-600M is set to 1500Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Klipsch RP-600M? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Klipsch RP-600M's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 96 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
96dB of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RP-600M an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Klipsch RP-600M will be a good choice.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Klipsch RP-600M:
RP-600M has Dual binding posts/bi-wire/bi-amp type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Klipsch RP-600M External Dimensions and Weight
Klipsch RP-600M has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 15.7 x 7.9 x 11.8inch (399.0 x 202.0 x 301.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Klipsch RP-600M is approximately 608.0cm2 / 94.2inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RP-600M, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Klipsch RP-600M virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Klipsch RP-600M weighs 7.30kg / 16.1lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how RP-600M's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RP-600M has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Klipsch RP-600M comes with 8 Self-adhesive rubber feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Klipsch RP-600M is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Klipsch RP-600M is available in Ebony, Walnut and Piano Black.
RP-600M doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Klipsch RP-600M come with a Grille?
RP-600M comes with magnetic grilles in black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the RP-600M is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RP-600M?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RP-600M:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 Grilles (installed)8 Self-adhesive rubber feet4 Terminal jumpers (installed)User ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch RP-600M
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M speaker:
Official Brochure for Klipsch RP-600M
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch RP-600M
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.