Excerpt: I have had over a dozen different klipsch speakers and am happy to now have my first of the klipsch reference flagship. I have to say these are most impressive. Instead of the thin deep cabinets of the rf-83, the rf-7ii is a stout beast boasting two 10 drivers the size of dinner plates. Being the second series of the rf-7 in this decade, this speaker is refined and a home theater enthusiasts dream.
Excerpt: At first I wasnt sure either I should go with the Definitive Technology BP supertowers or these Klipsch references. After auditioning at several audio stores, Ive came down with the decision to go with these Klipschs. I am a heavy Jazz, classical listener, and to me these are the speakers that gets the Job done. For example, the tone of the piano are articulate and clean, isolated from other instruments yet done blends very well with the overall music.
Excerpt: These are just amazing speakers. The clarity from Klipsch is unrivaled, and coming from the small Quintet satellites I had before, these RF-52 IIs are amazing. Quite frankly its better than any THEATER experience Ive had. I admit that positioning is rather important with these horn loaded tweeters, but if you can position them well and youre in the sweet spot I guarantee youll be amazed.
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!
Excerpt: all i can say is ,this speakers are the best,i have the rf35 as surround and let me tell you ,the clarity of these towers are fenominal. you would have to listen to your cds and dvds again so you can hear all the instruments that with other speakers you never heard.
Excerpt: The RF-82 are definatly the sweet spot of the reference line. Crisp clear highs, well mix mids and hard lows. I've had theses speakers for a few weeks now and I haven't found anything they struggle with. They fill the room with clean bright sound, imaging is supurb, Make sure you run a higher end reciver with theses...and you wont be disapointed. They are super efficent that means it doesnt take alot of power to fill the room with music.
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.