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Klipsch RB-81's as nearfield?

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Heya everyone,

 

I've been looking into replacing my Tannoy System 800's for something that's a little more forgiving (the Tannoys sound great, but if the recording isn't the best I can hardly listen to it). I had my eye on the RB81's purely, because it has an 8 inch driver. My main music type is best described as bass heavy. Hence why I was looking at the RB81's. 
Has anyone got any experience with using them as a nearfield monitor? I'll be sitting about 1,5 - 2 meters away from them as they'll be placed on my desk. 

If anybody has tried any of the other Klipsch bookshelfs as nearfields I'd like to hear from them as well. I saw some nice deals on new RP160 I believe.

 

Cheers!

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Never owned the 81's but did have RB-35's nearfield as well as currently RB-75's and they sound awesome.  My 75's are placed in an 8' x 8' x 8' equilateral triangle and I don't think I could be more impressed.

 

Bill

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53 minutes ago, YK Thom said:

They are nice but may be too large for desk top use. 

Look also at the RB-61 or RB-61II as well as the mentioned RP160M.

 

Bill

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Yeah I think the rp160m are nice, the dealer also mentioned Epos K1. But can't find any real reviews so I'll pass on that. Is there a bigger monitor currently than the rp160m? Also, is this new horn an improvement over the rf7 mark 2 horn? 

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My RB-61 II arrived today.  Could not be more happier for computer speakers being powered by a Harman Kardon receiver.  They work awesome as near field monitors in my setup, especially being front ported.  Super clear, with a solid bottom end for a bookshelf.

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10 minutes ago, Youthman said:

My RB-61 II arrived today.  Could not be more happier for computer speakers being powered by a Harman Kardon receiver.  They work awesome as near field monitors in my setup, especially being front ported.  Super clear, with a solid bottom end for a bookshelf.

So you moved the HK3490 to your office?

 

Bill

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No I found an HK3380 locally for $50 and had an old Sony  Receiver that was given to me that I sold for $40.  They sound REALLY nice together!

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