Summary: I am currently reno'ing my home and making a home theater. I have purchased the entire klipsch reference series 7.2 system and absolutely am in love. Just to walk in and look at the apperance i get excited. If you want sound that is absolutely amazing, i would strongly encourage anyone to spend a little more and purchase these speakers. I am powering them by the denon 3313 reciever. Simply stunning.
Summary: I have been listening to Klipsch Heritage speakers as long as I've been alive (that's 55 years). Today, I went through a real change, amazed by an unassuming display of the RF-42 II's and the RF-52 II's one on either side and about 8 feet apart from each other. I was in a sound room and they were playing some kind of radio noise in the background, so I grabbed my iPhone, asked the salesman to plug it into the source so the store was using and actually listen to something...
Summary: Picked them primarily to use up my credit card points and they looked like the best speakers I could afford with the points I had. I am by no means an audiophile but I have really good hearing. I can hear to -5 decibels according to the last test I had. I had someone I know has really bad hearing due to work sound exposure tell me these were only good speakers.
Summary: I decided to replace all of my home theater speakers with Klipsch brand. The one's I'm replacing are Infinity TSS-SAT 1200. I've had them for about 6 or 7 years. My previous speakers before those were also Infinity. I expected a significant sound improvement mainly because of the size difference(RF-52's are much larger than my SAT 1200's which are on stands). The build quality and attractiveness of the Klipsch are a nice bonus.
Summary: Aside from being great sounding speakers I mainly wanted to leave feedback pertaining to the excellent customer service experience I had when I found a defect with one of the towers I received. When I received my RF-52's and got them hooked up I unfortunately could hear right away that one of the speakers was only putting out distortion, no clear sound was being produced.
Summary: Wow! these speakers are amazing. I went to ABT to listen to several different speakers and just happened to see these and decide to compare to the others. once I heard these there was no doubt that i had to have them in my house. they sound fantastic and far better than any of the other brands in this price range. I have a Harman Kardon AVR 1700 100watts per channel and everything is so clear and defined.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality