Summary: Considering I have had other Klipsch speakers for fifteen years (KM-4 & KM-6 with Onkyo 5.1 receivers) the sound quality is nothing short of what I would expect from the brand...beautiful sound, solid, attractive enclosure....I felt very little cabinet vibration while playing extremely bassy reggae at high volume. No distortion all the way to the limit of my new Onkyo 7.2 HT-RC260.
Excerpt: Playing CD's through a Discman , I wasnt impressed with these speakers . Upgrading to the NAD really set them free , I am just blown away by the sound . They are big but 2 will fit in the back seat of a 2010 civic sedan in their boxes . I think these speakers are great , [$] is a very reasonable price and is the sweet spot for Klipsh . Next pair up is over $3000 . I'd buy mine again in a second .
Summary: Awesome should be all I have to say, but I will elaborate. Yes I am a fan of Klipsch but own many others (Polk, Infinity, Bose, Energy. These RF82II sound great, definitely fills the room with sound. Even with the high sensitivity I still recommend an amp with good power. Ordered from Sound Distributors without complaint. Worth the money but may make the rest of your HT subpar and like me you will have to buy a better center, surround and sub. Happy Listening!
Summary: I am looking for front speakers and a receiver to start a home theater system. I want the front speakers to really excel at music because I enjoy listening to music in 2 or 2.1 channel stereo. If the speakers can handle music well I am confident they will be able to handle movies. I went to local audio shops and I was able to hear the rf-82ii's at one place and they sounded pretty good. They were being powered by a 105 watt per channel Pioneer reciever.
Summary: Love these speakers, especially for live recordings. Warning though, a large room is needed. I use these speakers for home theater as well. I use the bi-amp feature and really enjoy the fullness the added power provides.
Summary: I owned older Infinity's and I bought these to replace them. These speakers are awesome. Great sound reproduction, awesome bass, mids and highs. I have listened to Polks, Definitive technology and several others and Klipsch, in my opinion, is the best speaker on the market for the price range, and maybe any price range. They don't need much power because of the sensitivity, but they sound absolutely awesome with lots of power.
Summary: I matched these up with the RC-62 II, 2 RS-52 II, 2 RB-81 II, 2 RW-10d, and 2 pair of RB-51 for my wide and high front. The extremely helpful folks at Klipsch say that there is no problem mixing Reference and Reference II speakers. Check the Klipsch website to figure out the system you want to build. I would recommend the Reference line. I power all these with an Onkyo TX-NR708 receiver. Let me just say I will never again go to the movie theater to see a movie.
Summary: I received these speakers to replace some older Infinity speakers. The range of sound is far beyond anything I imagined. The bass has great depth, and the highs are clean and clear, even with head banging heavy meteal music, my favorite type. I turn the volume up until the pictures on the wall are rattling and ready to jump off, but they haven't yet. I have to put them back on their hooks and straighten them.
Summary: I just came from listening to the RF-82II with the RC-62 center and color me impressed. I have always been a Heritage series bigot, preferring the sound quality of a 3 way horn speaker and the powerfull bass generated by both porting and passive radiators. I own the Forte II's amd a quartet center channel(my favorites, I like 'em better than the Cornwalls).