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Klipsch Icon KB-15 is still good to buy?

Hi Guys i am looking to buy good pair of budget bookshelfs. I found Klipsch Icon KB-15 on newegg under $100. And on amazon about $113. I have seen Klipsch R-15M on amazon at $124 pair. but its increased. So i was
thinking to go with Icon KB-15, but want to know if they are good in terms of sound quality. I saw good reviews for R-15M. will they perform same? Please suggest. I am going to use them with Marantz 6005 or NAD 326 i have both of them.

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No one guys?
I had a pair of R-15M for a short while.

I thought they were ok. For the price:
Imaging was decent, if you're in the sweet spot.
Pretty good midrange / bass. The port is large for such a small bookshelf.
Detail and resolution? Missing a bit, but not bad at all.
Sound a bit cupped, and can be a bit harsh at times volume.

For the price, I think they do well, with the only real caveat for me being your tolerance to the horn, which depends on what music is played and at what volume. I do like them overall. I forgot about returning a $99 pair of R-14M I was going to have in the garage with the R-15M. I think I'll hang on to them for that price, oddball match up with my polk in the garage but, don't care so much there when I'm cursing at a hard to reach bolt or getting covered in grease and busting knuckles under a car

Initially I did not think they were fatiguing, but they can become fatiguing, especially at louder volumes.

More of a fun speaker than serious listening. I intended to put them in the garage, but wound up getting a cheap set of polk audio towers instead. I find polk is easier to listen to generally.

The R-15M do get quite loud if desired, fun speaker to rock out with (especially with a sub) but maybe not for long sessions.

I'd like to hear the the higher end new models of Klipsch. They've made some changes to the horn and tweeters.

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