With all of these new Klipsch floor standers, like the RF7ii's - wow, being mentioned lately, I sheepishly mention my latest acquisition - a pair of R-15M's. I found them on Amazon while looking for another pair of the earlier version - the KB-15 - for ~$130, like the ones that started my K.-madness last February. No such deal on Amazon - but the newer R-15M's were $124 shipped free (Prime)! I am now wondering about their price, as after I reported them here at that price, they changed to $214 + s/h. No matter, as I had a pair here by Saturday - and at $124! They arrived in good shape, save a small puncture in the box. The two-for packaging had the grilles boxed within. I placed the grilles on using their press in posts to secure the grille. I like the magnetic posts of my recent RB-81ii's better, of course. Sadly, the larger bookshelf K.'s are all I have to A-B the R-15M's against, as I removed my NHT SuperOne 2.1's in order to connect the R-15M's. My 11' x 12' carpeted home office stereo has a pair of Onkyo's - a C-7030 CDP and TX-8020 stereo 50 Wpc receiver, which also has a BR disc player and the PC's sound card attached as well.
I've listened to my usual music - Bonnie Raitt, Paul Simon, Chicago, Marc Cohn, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, etc... probably 24+ hours on the R-15M's now. The larger RB81ii's are more sensitive and have more mids & highs, with a lower bass improvement, too. All was as expected - except for the R-15M's uncanny ability to reproduce highs - like cymbals and piano overtones - as if out of the darkness. They are very listenable speakers - without the subwoofer I have - a JBL SUB 550P. With it on and the RB-81ii's, I really enjoyed 'Master and Commander' (Russell Crowe) in my office recently! Music is great with either speaker - the R-15M's would need no apologies in a small system. They will shortly be taken to my upstairs hobby room, where they will replace a pair of KB-15's, which will become my rear speakers there. I should add that, at 67, I have a documented mid-frequency (3-4 kHz) deficit and an early (>11 kHz) roll-off - no doubt due to a life of loud noises. Add to that my tinnitus, ie, I always have something to listen to, and perhaps you'll understand my liking normally considered 'bright' speakers. The R-15M's were a great buy - and were still $124.95/pr
as recently as yesterday at BB's site.