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Are Klipsch RB-41 II good?

post #1 of 9
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Hi, I saw a few speakers on sale in a shop. 

 

Klipsch RB-41 II $399

Energy CB20 $489
Cambridge Audio SR30 $299

 

Are any of these good? and do they need amps?

Thanks

post #2 of 9

just from doing a simple google search on those klipsch i got the following:

 

http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/article/review-klipsch-reference-rb-41-ii

 

You can tell from a simple google search that these are passive speakers so yes an amp is needed.  My intent is not to be mean but please read the product information on the company's website before you post here.  To clarify, I'm referring to your question about "do they need amps?".


Edited by Byrnie - 5/29/13 at 8:33am
post #3 of 9
Yes they need amps. They are passive speakers. Look at pictures of the back of them, and you'll see speaker wire connectors.

And good for what? I personally would not choose Klipsch for nearfield listening if your idea is to use them in a computer desktop setup. The Klipsch horns can be fatiguing.

$429 seems rather high for the CB20s;. The CA S30 normally goes for about $220 here, so perhaps that's about right for the higher expense you guys have in Australia.
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Yes they need amps. They are passive speakers. Look at pictures of the back of them, and you'll see speaker wire connectors.

And good for what? I personally would not choose Klipsch for nearfield listening if your idea is to use them in a computer desktop setup. The Klipsch horns can be fatiguing.

$429 seems rather high for the CB20s;. The CA S30 normally goes for about $220 here, so perhaps that's about right for the higher expense you guys have in Australia.

this is where cel4145 plugs his Ascend speakers lol (just messing with you man :D ).  I actually hear the Ascends are really nice though.

post #5 of 9
I think the Ascends would be too expensive shipped to Australia wink.gif

But, since you mentioned, I actually had the Energy RC-10s and Energy V5.1s--both higher models than the CB-20s-- and the Cambridge S30s before upgrading to the Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SEs biggrin.gif
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies, what are some good value speakers or speakers+amp I can have a look at?

post #7 of 9

do you care if they're active (the amp is built in so they're powered) or passive (require an amp)?

 

I prefer active speakers for my computer mainly just because I don't want to have to pick out an amp too.  The following speakers are active and get great reviews:

 

http://www.audiostream.com/content/psb-alpha-ps1-powered-speaker

http://www.audiostream.com/content/audioengine-5-a5-premium-powered-speakers

 

Also if you can find the Swan M200MKiii they get really good reviews too and run around $430 USD but they're a chinese company so you can probably find a better price given how much closer china or order from a chinese site.

 

**Update** They have an australian site:  http://www.swanspeakers.com.au/products_multimedia.html


Edited by Byrnie - 5/31/13 at 6:21am
post #8 of 9
I recently got the Indeed TA2021S t-amp. Sounds awesome for the price. Gets surprisingly loud.
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

do you care if they're active (the amp is built in so they're powered) or passive (require an amp)?

Doesn't really matter, preferably active.

 

Is the Audioengine A2 good for 240$ including postage?


Edited by McNuggetsPie - 6/1/13 at 8:28pm
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