Saturday, March 20, 2010

Review: Klipsch RB-51 Home Theater System

I recently treated myself to a new speaker system, the Klipsch RB-51 Home Theater System. My old cheap Sony setup had served me well, but it was time for an upgrade. Let me say right off: these speakers rule! I like to think of myself as someone that really enjoys listening to music. For that purpose alone, these speakers are worth the money. Tight, punchy bass from the subwoofer, and bright, clear, loud mids and highs from the fronts. I have a few surround sound discs as well, including Dark Side of the Moon and How the West Was Won, and they just shimmer. It's like hearing my entire collection again for the first time. For TV and movies, these may be the best speakers I've ever heard. The crown jewel in this set is the center channel, which is the most important speaker in a 5.1 setup. The dialogue that comes out is crisp and clear. The surrounds make any background sounds completely immersive. I can't imaging that the audio sounded better in the production studio. Bottom line: spend the extra money and get a Klipsch setup. Truly amazing.