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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: I bought RF 42s for my beginner stereo system, hooked up with Onkyo stereo receiver (2x85 W).<br />Love the Klipsch sound and clarity from these speakers. I use it to play music, mostly classical, R&B, soul, blues, country and some rock. I am not good in describing audio equipment, but would like to point out that these speakers excel in clarity of the high and mid tones.
Excerpt: Just bought a pair for my home system, music primarily and a 5.1 blu-ray movie every now and then.<br />Musically, these diminutive RF-42s are just incredible! 4" woofers have no business reproducing bass sounds like these guys, and so efficiently. I kid you not, I was shaking my head in disbelief. For detailed delicate music, these guys can stand alone, but add a subwoofer to boost the low low frequencies and you have rock out acoustic perfection.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Good Audio, Low Power Consumption