Summary: Wow, these things ROCK. Was tickled to find them on sell and happy as hell I got them. I have them paired with a Harman Kardon 1650 and they sound great. Very nice quality all around. Hey, what else would one expect from Klipsch.. I all ready have another set of "tower" Klipsch but, couldn't pass up on this deal, so when these came in I knew the wife would have a fit.. (because of the space factor) Got them hooked up and she loves them..
Summary: For $500.00 a pair you cannot go wrong: They need about 200 hours to break in and sound their best: I also picked up the center channel for $150. added the 4 rear speakers (bought for $129 each) & want 1 more sub, also bought the 350 watts, 12 " Klip subwoofer($279 from $359) : needs to turn it down as the Icon 35's have enough bass on their own: I'm driving them with a Yamaha RXV 2065: So, if you are looking for a kickass system for pennies on the dollar: You cannot go...
Summary: Beautiful speakers. You can smell the furniture grade wood...it smells great, lol. Really attractive and compact speakers compared to other floor-standers. As other have said the bass is really impressive for the small drivers. I have broken these in and the sound is really good. These are the best speakers I have ever had and my first floor-standing speakers so my opinions don't have a lot of comparisons.
Great speaker especially with a special offer IF NOT DAMAGED
Marcus Giggenbacher, Amazon
26 January 2013
Summary: Great speaker especially with a special offer. The sound of the speakers are really outstanding and exceed my expectations. The high pitch of Klipsch's design is indeed outstanding. Sadly, one of my speakers did arrive with a damage even wrapped into the original Klipsch boxes. Therefore product is really great IF NOT DAMAGED.
Summary: When I ordered the WF-35s, I was actually set on ordering the smaller 34s but after they arrived and I hooked them up, I realized there were subtle sounds in my music that I had never heard before. It was like hearing a song that I'd heard a 1,000 times before for the first time. I was using the Icon WB-14s as my fronts and the WC-24 as my center with a pair of old Boston Acoustics as my rears.
Summary: The thirty year love affair with my Infinity Reference speakers died due to a hydro station's explosion that sent a surge that got past my "surge protectors" and destroyed them. Of the name brand speakers, Klipsch were a most unlikely replacements for me as, I loathed their "hot" horned top ends and lack of musical finesse.
Summary: THE FINISH: I was looking for a nice looking set of floorstanding speakers with good sound to put in my living room. I wanted something with a small footprint and a darker finish. The Espresso finish on these is so dark that unless the room you put these speakers in is very brightly lit, the speakers will appear to be black and you won't see the wood grain underneath the finish. In retrospect I think I would have preferred the Cabernet finish.
Pros: * Excellent efficiency. * Some of the best imaging I have experience within the sub 2k price range.
Cons: * They have a few natural hot spots (or just a natural low in the mid range). * Bass gets hot if they are close to the wall. * Sometimes they get a little muddy, depends on the track, doesn't handle tracks that have a lot going on, live stuff mostly.
Summary: I got this speaker(s) X 2 to go with wc-24 center and 4X ws-24 powered by Onkyo TX-NR809. Very nice sound. Make sure to bi-wire it. Highs are clear and crisp but the horn is not harsh like reference series (it actually feels like a dome tweeter). Lows are pretty good for 5.25" speaker (I have RW-12D sub) and mids are surprisingly clear and definite. I was surprised how mild this speaker was - big center stage and great transparency.