One could say that the horn speaker is the most classic type of speaker ever made. It has been going on for 100 years. Since 1946, Paul W. Klipsch, the founder of Klipsch in the United States, has been making the first pair of Klipschorn by hand.
The audio company Klipsch is still researching and making improvements to the horn speaker. The tweeter horn and bronze mid-bass woofer unit stand out the most on the RP-600M. The two-way design is simple and elegant.
Because of how the horn is made, the RP-600M works incredibly well. Up to 96 dB is how well it works. That means you can use a strong amplifier to get the RP-600M to make the sound pressure you want. People don’t like things that have horns.
- Frequency Response: 45-25kHz +/- 3dB
- Sensitivity: 96dB @ 2.83V / 1m
- Enclosure Type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix Port
- Inputs: Dual binding posts/bi-wire/bi-amp
- Height: 15.69” (39.9 cm)
- Width: 7.95” (20.2 cm)
- Depth: 11.85” (30.1 cm)
- Weight: 16 lb (7.3 kg)
- Finish: Ebony, Walnut, Piano Black
- Accessories: Rubber Feet (8)
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But some people think that the openings in the horns and the way the materials work will cause sound staining when high frequencies spread through them. Even though the horn can send sound farther, the frequency of the sound will be changed, making it different from the original sound. This is called sound staining. So horns aren’t for everyone. But horn speakers are much more efficient, louder, and can send sound farther. Horns have benefits that come with them. As for the way horns change the sound, they can, of course, use science and technology to fix that.
Klipsch uses two shapes that look like horns to improve the directivity and spread of high frequencies. Silicone Composite is the black material that makes up the outside layer of the RP-600M horn. It looks a little like matte plastic, but when you touch it, it feels soft. This material is soft, so it doesn’t reflect sound waves well. The sound reflected by the opening can cut down on the sound stain made by the horn structure by a lot.
The mid-bass woofer of the RP-600 M is a bronze-colored diaphragm. Since the Reference series came out in the early 2000s, the bronze-colored woofer has been a stand-in for Klipsch and is very easy to spot. The mid-bass unit of the RP-600 M uses a Cerametallic diaphragm, which is a new word made up of the words ceramic and metal. This means that a Cerametallic diaphragm is made of both ceramic and metal.
The diaphragms of traditional mid-bass woofers are just paper cones, metal, PP, etc. Most of them are made of a single material, and their stiffness and quality have pros and cons. However, they must also be both strong and light. Now that everyone agrees on composite materials, the RP-600M has caught up with the latest trend by making its mid-bass woofer out of composite materials.