Summary: First off, these surrounds aren't small. They're a little bigger than a size 12 pack. The seller says they weigh 9.9lbs but on the Klipsch website it says that they weigh 11.9. Could make a big difference if you are planning on hanging them on the wall/ceiling. I hung mine from the ceiling and went with a 20lb rated hanger. As for sound quality they sound great.
Summary: I work with home theaters professionally at a wide range of price points. This line of speakers from Klipsch are as good as it gets. From the THX 525 to the RS42 Klipsch makes the best surround speakers you can buy at their price point.
Summary: Purchased my Rf 62's and these RS 42's from Sound Distributors . My first experience with Klipsch. I'm setting up a 10 speaker plus center and sub , using a Onkyo 7.2 110 X7 A/V receiver. I tried the speakers with my 80 watt Yahama. I'm sure once I get the new system hooked up and get some break in time, the system will sound great. Service and price from Sound Distributors was top shelf. Speakers sounded fantastic with the Yahama, can't wait to hear them with the Onkyo.
Summary: These speakers are part of a complete set of Reference Series II Klipsch . The speakers are very efficient ,so you so not need loads of power for them to come alive . The horns are very detail , you can hear the leaves blowing from behind you .The movie I am using as a reference is " The Book of Eli " . The front stage consists of the RC62II and the RB62II from Klipsch . The receiver is Pioneer Elite VSX32 .
Summary: I finally completed my piece-by-piece home theater upgrade with the Klipsch RS-42 surround speakers and I couldn't be happier. The sound quality is amazing. I've actually caught myself looking around the room from time to time as sounds from my Blu-Ray movie move about the room. You forget you're listening to a movie! This is particularly cool with my XBox 360.
Summary: I really like these speaker due to the fact that I had direct radiating speakers and was really tired of always having to sit in one sweet spot. With these I can sit in many different spots and My friends really like that fact that they to get the chance to here the same thing that I do.
Summary: These are great speakers. The Klipsch Reference series is not like the Klipsch Synergy series. The reference series are mid to high end home entertainment speakers that you have to get through an authorized dealer. They are very well made with great components. These bipole speakers are wired in phase so both speakers output sound simultaneously. The back of the speakers have a hole to mount them on the wall. I am using two of these as my rear surround channel.