Klipsch's striking R-51M monitors sound great on a budget
Affordable loud speakers are experiencing a resurgence right now, led by predominantly European brands, such as Elac and Q Acoustics.
But the American brands are fighting back, Polk and Klipsch are both offer excellent designs and for less than the price of an AV receiver.
The Klipsch reference R-51M is a $250 bookshelf speaker.
It offers a rugged design, which is inspired by the company's seventy year heritage.
It comes wrapped in an attractive wood vinyl, and offers little touches such as copper fasteners and a magnetic grill.
The speaker is based around a 5.25 inch metallic driver and the company's signature tractured horns.
Loaded with a one inch tweeter.
The speakers offer a bass core on the rear with help them get down to a claimed 62 Hz.
As well as a pair of gold plated binding posts.
The speakers are 13 inches high and 7 inches wide.
Thanks to the home design the an in practice it's also a very dynamic speaker.
compared to other of the price, including the Q Accoustics 3020i, Klipsch has strong ties to the rock world, and the R51-M is a very exciting speaker, it has a zip to it that others don't have.
If you find yourself distracted from your existing system, then a pair of these powered by a good budget reliever should do the trick Yes, they can't to much bass, and that hype sound could become tiring, but if you are looking for something that is both a party and conversation starter, the bold looking Klipsch Reference R51-M, should do the trick.