Summary: Good speaker for the price. I have no place where I live to make comparisons and purchased these based on reviews. I used them at an outdoor barbecue where the volume was tested at higher levels and they sounded great throughout the audio spectrum. Could have used a sub but the bass was good without one.
Summary: I listen to vinyl exclusively, my current setup Pioneer SX-1980(270 w/ch), Rotel 855 TT with Digitrac(Ortofon) NP cartridge. I needed a speaker that fit the constraints of my budget and the room they were going to be placed. I also wanted something that wouldn't buckle under the power of my SX-1980.
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Brian Seed, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: I have been a passionate listener to classical music for 66 years, starting with 78rpm records and moving on to the latest offerings. I still have an excellent Quad system as well as British speakers from the 1950's. These Klipsch speakers seem to me do a very commendable job. Okay, my hearing is not quite what it once was and I have no doubt there are even better speakers available, if you can afford them, but these speakers are not likely to disappoint anyone.
Best I've ever heard. Perfectly clear audio for movies, video games, and music. Everytime.
Afton and Mark S., Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: Perfectly clear audio for movies, video games, and music. Okay, I picked up two of the RF-82 IIs from another deals site paired w/ the SW-310 Klipsch subwoofer. I have them hooked up with bi-amped Sewell Silverback 12 guage quality cables (purchased from Amazon), a Monster HTS-1600 power conditioner (purchased from Amazon), 1st Generation Sony PS3, Onkyo TX-515 (purchased from Amazon), and a 46" Sony Bravia XBR-7 tv.
Summary: I am using a Onkyo TX nr-818, and i Bi-amped these speakers. After calibrating them I connected my iPhone and played some Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil. When the congo drums started in a large smiled forced its way on my face. It sounded like it was right in the room with me. I put on Queen and could hear clearly the band suck in air before the next of each verse of Bohemian Rhapsody.
Summary: I put these on the back right and left side of my surround speakers and all I can say is WOW! Maybe I went overkill for the back two speakers but I wanted something at about ear level without having to mount anything on the walls. These are absolutely killer speakers that will rock your world if you have the budget for them.
Summary: I bought mine last year on the holidays to be part of my media room and now after many months I can say these are really great speakers. As part of my research I went to different stores (Best Buy/Magnolia) and Fry's and listened to different equivalent speakers (similar specs and price range) including Polk, Definitive Tech., Martin Logan and B&W.