RP-600M II is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Klipsch. It features a 1" Hybrid Tractrix Horn Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Cerametallic cone Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 44-25k Hz and a sensitivity of 94.5 dB. Klipsch RP-600M II has an MSRP of 749$ per pair.
Klipsch replaced the older RP-600M with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Klipsch RP-600M II vs Klipsch RP-600M
RP-600M II is a member of Klipsch's Reference Premiere (RP) II series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Klipsch Reference Premiere (RP) II Series Speakers
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Klipsch RP-600M II has a Frequency response range of 44-25k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 100 watts. At a minimum frequency of 44 Hz, RP-600M II will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
Here we have a comparison of how RP-600M II's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 750$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Klipsch RP-600M II's 44Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Klipsch RP-600M II?
Crossover frequency of the RP-600M II is set to 1500 Hz. 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.
Impedance and Sensitivity
Klipsch RP-600M II's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms and has a sensitivity of 94.5 dB.
Is the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
94dB of Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes RP-600M II an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
RP-600M II has Binding post 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 II Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
Klipsch RP-600M II has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 15-13/16 x 8 x 13-1/16inch (402.0 x 204.0 x 332.0mm ). Each speaker weighs 8.20kg / 18lbs.
To have a better perspective on the real life size of Klipsch RP-600M II, 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 II virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
Cabinet type and Materials
Klipsch RP-600M II has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and 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 II comes with Cork pads
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 II 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 II is available in Walnut, Black.
RP-600M II doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket so you need an external structure to mount on walls.
RP-600M II comes with magnetic grilles in black. The purpose of the speaker grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.Since the included grille of the RP-600M II magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Klipsch RP-600M II?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of RP-600M II:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers2 Grilles4 Terminal jumpers (pre-installed)User ManualImportant Safety InstructionsWarranty Information
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Klipsch RP-600M II
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Klipsch RP-600M II
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.