If you’re short on time and just want the highlights of this article, here it is:
In summary, the Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II is a great pair of speakers that provide quality sound for an affordable price. Its premium components, such as the Tractrix horn, LTS Titanium Diaphragm Tweeter, and Cerametallic Woofer, deliver a wide soundstage and dynamic range. They also come with plenty of connectivity options that enable users to create powerful audio setups. The most ideal users for the RP-600M II speakers would be people who want to get an immersive sound experience without breaking the bank. Hardcore audiophiles, on the other hand, might find the soundstage depth and dynamic range of these speakers lacking.
Now let’s get to its bolts and nuts.
Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-600M II Review: Sound quality
Let me tell you something right off the bat.
The sound quality performance you'll end up getting from a speaker will always depend on your room acoustics - particularly room dimensions and speaker positions.
The impact of the combination of these two is actually so strong that in most cases, it doesn't even make sense to utter a single word on sound quality without speaking of them.
This is also why it's not unusual to see completely different reviews of the same speaker.
In one case the speaker might be placed in a sweet spot inside the room and hence the user might be satisfied. In other cases the same speaker might be ill placed and hence user might even have returned it.
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The point most people miss here is that it mostly isn't even about the engineering behind the speaker itself. It's about where you place the speaker inside which room.
So, in order to solve this problem, I've partnered with Acoustics and Audio Engineering PhD Andrea Cicero from AC Acustica and created Soundton - a simple, 2D, browser accessible online speaker placement calculator.
With Soundton, now there's a way to figure the sound quality of most speakers before you buy them.
Read more about its working principles at soundton.com.
The end colormap provides you the locations with the best (green) and worst (red) acoustics.