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Klipsch RF-42 II
9.1 out of 10

Klipsch RF-42 II

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Overall 8
8.0

Love these speaksers!

Jbirney, Amazon
2 March 2015
  • Summary: Still have these two as my main speakers. Can not say enough good thing about them. I know all of us hear things differnetly so what sounds great to one may not sound great to others. These handle movies, music and games with out any issue. Seem to great great sound. Matched them up to other RF-42II reference speaksers for center and surond for an killer setup!
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Overall 8
8.0

The sound is awesome. Movies come to life in my theatre room

Devon, Amazon
9 February 2015
  • Summary: The sound is awesome. Movies come to life in my theatre room.
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Overall 8
8.0

RF-42

Jamie, Crutchfield
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I ordered these speakers for a room that is 14x19 as part of a 3.1 set up. The speakers came in without incident and looked great. In installed the feet which needed room for improvement. There is one wood screw and one machine screw that is used per foot (2). When installing the wood screw it broke off. I would suggest either putting some sort of wax type lube on the screw before installing it or picking up a higher quality pack of screws from a hardware store.
  • Pros: Crisp detailed sound Overall built very well
  • Cons: Poor quality wood screws for installing feet. Easily remedied though.
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Overall 8
8.0

Ed 42 ii

BW, Crutchfield
20 February 2014
  • Summary: These speakers sound fantastic with my denon avr 1913, and a rf 8" sub. The cabinet is a touch slim, making the speakers a bit wobbly on the carpet. I have found since I bought the speaker that the bi-amp option is pointless, and won't work with my amp even though the amp has a bi-amp option. That was disappointing. I'm pushing a 20 more ways to the speaker than klipsch suggests. I've had no problems thus far.
  • Pros: Sound size weight
  • Cons: Width, bi-amP is pointless
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Apartment Speakers

MJB, Crutchfield
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Just got them out of the box tonight. I suspect they'll require a little break in time to sound their best but satisfied so far. Previously tried the PSB Alpha T1s which might have the upper hand for sound quality when listening to lighter fare but it took a bit of power to get them to open up and I'm more into reggae and rock type music. These just sound more "there". Running a couple year old Onkyo 50x2 receiver in a 13x16 foot living room.
  • Pros: Great speaker for apartment living, perhaps too much if your building is wood frame, ours is poured concrete. Magnetic fastening grills are cool.
  • Cons: You could get alot more thunder at this price point (or by stepping up to the rf52/62s) but that's not what I'm after.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Speakers

Roy, Crutchfield
30 January 2014
  • Summary: These speakers sound awesome, powered by my Yamaha R-S500 receiver/amp, which is rated at the same RMS/channel output as these speakers are designed for. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars, is because the Vinyl veneer looks like vinyl, and on close inspection, the vinyl has some wrinkling on a couple of the corners. It wouldn't be noticeable to most, but it bothers me all the same. The bass is impressive for the woofer size.
  • Pros: Great sound and size. High bang for buck value. Cabinets have nice feet.
  • Cons: Workmanship on the finish could be improved.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Speaker set, especially if you're slightly limited on space.

Jeremy D., Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: I have a medium sized room that I'm using them in but my demands were such that I needed specifically the center channel to fit on my existing shelves and I didn't want a monstrosity that looks like a stage setup for the Rolling Stones. Anyway, the towers are great and aren't too big. They actually have a smaller footprint than my old bookshelves on speaker stands did and sit about an inch or so shorter next to my tv.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great sound, weak low-midrange

Evan, Amazon
17 August 2012
  • Summary: This is my first component speaker set, and I am very happy with my purchase. The audio quality and clarity is unbelievable. I have these hooked up to a Pioneer Elite VSX-51 receiver and have a 3D blu-ray home theater system as well. Watching and listening to concert blu-rays (especially John Mayer's "Where the Light Is" recording) is absolutely phenomenal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great System Crystal Clear at Full Volume

Michael J. Scott, Amazon
3 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this same setup for $1200 except mine came with a Harman Kardon AVR-1650 Receiver on top of the 5.1 setup. The sound is great, stays clear all the way to full volume (which is too loud except for dubstep). I's great for movies voice is very crisp and surround speakers which are rf-41 are also good speakers. I listen to all types of music including country, rock, dubstep, techno, rap, and R&B. all the music types sound incredible.
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