Bookshelf Speakers -- RB-61ii vs RP-160M

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  1. charne@sprin

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    Is the newer RP-160M a significant upgrade from the earlier RB-61ii? Klipsch claims that is the case. I am looking for a pair pf bookshelf speakers -- these appear to meet my requirements. To be driven by a McIntosh MAC6700.

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    I would think so. I'm using the RB-61 as surrounds and they sound great, much better than the Axioms I had before. For me, I would want a sub if they were my mains but you might think they are fine as is. A lot of bookshelves only go down to 50 hz.
     
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    I had a pair of the RB-61 II as front mains for several years. They were fantastic and the nicest stand mounts I've ever owned. The biggest difference between the two models is the port location as well as the horn. The 160 has the new soft silicon type material and a nice looking plinth on the bottom.
    As there are still NOS RB 61 IIs going for some very good discounted prices PLUS the front port, I would recommend them over the 160s. You will be very pleased with them.
     
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