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Tomorrow is my Birthday (not really, but getting myself a present, anyway!).

I would like to make one (1) phone call and get a pair of RS-62 II's. I'm not much of a haggler.

Who should I be calling to get the best price?
Acoustic Sound Design quoted me 799.00. You might get a better deal elsewhere. Try OneCall but you have to call these places in order to get a decent price. Good luck! Hopefully you can run into a deal I got for mine which was 550.00 but that was purely luck. I would also try AVS they might do better.

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Tomorrow is my Birthday (not really, but getting myself a present, anyway!).

I would like to make one (1) phone call and get a pair of RS-62 II's. I'm not much of a haggler.

Who should I be calling to get the best price?
Acoustic Sound Design quoted me 799.00. You might get a better deal elsewhere. Try OneCall but you have to call these places in order to get a decent price. Good luck! Hopefully you can run into a deal I got for mine which was 550.00 but that was purely luck. I would also try AVS they might do better.
Thnx for the input. I actually called AVS last month and was told they no longer will be selling Klipsch.
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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum here and fairly new to the audio game in general (though I've done a lot of research lately). I was wondering what the key differences between the r28f, the rp280f, and the rf82 ii are, and why/how those differences matter. I see they've got the same size tweeters and woofers, same power handling, and same sensitivity. I also see the rf82 has a lower crossover, the rp280 has the largest range, and the r28 uses aluminum instead of titanium for the tweeter. I assume there are also differences in the horns, such as size and design.

So what would these differences amount to in reality, and what in the engineering of the speaker accounts for the differences? Why does the rp280 get deeper than the other two? How do the tweeter material and horn shape/size affect the sound? How does the placement of the ports on the front vs back affect sound? Why does the rf82 have a lower crossover and what difference does that make to the sound? And are the woofers different between the models? I see people say the rf82s are superior to the r28s--what makes them superior?

Thanks for any and all help!
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I've gotten all of mine from Walts TV in Arizona. There posted prices are good, but if you call or email they always go lower. I know they want to move some of the old inventory, so you'll maybe get a good deal. I just checked there website and the RF-82 II are only $80 more then the 62's
He's after the RS-62II's.

I'd go with either Sound Distributors or Acoustic Sound Design.
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Acoustic Sound Design quoted me 799.00. You might get a better deal elsewhere. Try OneCall but you have to call these places in order to get a decent price. Good luck! Hopefully you can run into a deal I got for mine which was 550.00 but that was purely luck. I would also try AVS they might do better.
Considering the original MSRP on these was $600/each I'd be pretty satisfied with that (which amounts to $400 each). But given the current "regular" pricing of $480 each you might be able to do better.

I might be looking to pick up another set of RS-62II's myself so I'm curious to hear the best price you find. Keep us posted!
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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum here and fairly new to the audio game in general (though I've done a lot of research lately). I was wondering what the key differences between the r28f, the rp280f, and the rf82 ii are, and why/how those differences matter. I see they've got the same size tweeters and woofers, same power handling, and same sensitivity. I also see the rf82 has a lower crossover, the rp280 has the largest range, and the r28 uses aluminum instead of titanium for the tweeter. I assume there are also differences in the horns, such as size and design.

So what would these differences amount to in reality, and what in the engineering of the speaker accounts for the differences? Why does the rp280 get deeper than the other two? How do the tweeter material and horn shape/size affect the sound? How does the placement of the ports on the front vs back affect sound? Why does the rf82 have a lower crossover and what difference does that make to the sound? And are the woofers different between the models? I see people say the rf82s are superior to the r28s--what makes them superior?

Thanks for any and all help!
The R28s are replacement for the Best Buy only Icon (I think) line. They are pretty much the same as what they replaced other than the color of the woofers and I've read the vinyl wrap is nicer. Some really like them for the price, especially when on sale.

The RF82IIs are now discontinued and replaced by the new RP280. The Refernce II line was the top Klipsch (non Heritage/Palladium) line. The Reference II speakers up through the RF82 have been replaced by the new Reference Premium line.

If we are to believe the Klipsch press materials they should be a better speaker than what they replaced, at least in some ways.

That said, with the current prices on the Reference II line, that would by my choice. If you like the Klipsch signature sound.

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Hi guys just have a few questions, recently bought a pair of rf 42 ii and a r12sw sub, so I have a few questions regarding that setup.
1.i got each rf 42 ii for 100 bucks a piece, and the sub for 314. I know the sub sometimes goes for lower, but oh well. Did I get a good deal on the speakers?
2. What do you guys recommend for crossover setting for these guys? I currently have receiver LFE setting to 120, the rf's set to small and filtered at 60hz, and the subwoofer knob set to 100hz. Opinions? Recommendations?
3. On this r12sw, would I benefit from switching to a y cable? Why or why not?

Thank you so much for your time
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Hi guys just have a few questions, recently bought a pair of rf 42 ii and a r12sw sub, so I have a few questions regarding that setup.
1.i got each rf 42 ii for 100 bucks a piece, and the sub for 314. I know the sub sometimes goes for lower, but oh well. Did I get a good deal on the speakers?
2. What do you guys recommend for crossover setting for these guys? I currently have receiver LFE setting to 120, the rf's set to small and filtered at 60hz, and the subwoofer knob set to 100hz. Opinions? Recommendations?
3. On this r12sw, would I benefit from switching to a y cable? Why or why not?

Thank you so much for your time
1. Yeah, that is a good price for NIB. Since the RP are almost on the shelves, sellers will be making room and discounting the Reference II line.

2. Usually, XO on the sub from the AVR, you can start with 80hz and adjust from there. Do you have an audio calibration with your receiver? Definitely keep the small setting for your RF's. The setting on the sub should be maxed out. And then basically your receiver will direct all sound lower than 80hz, give or take, to your sub.

3. I just use a straight RCA cable on my receiver/sub hookup, not sure what the benefit is of the Y cable.

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Some people use a y-connector on the RCA inputs to the sub for extra signal for waking the sub up.

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I posted it in the Reference Premiere thread, but I figured I might as well post it here too...

Yesterday, we put up an article on the Klipsch blog that goes through the differences between Reference Premiere and Reference II, point by point: http://www.klipsch.com/blog/klipsch-...e-ii-speakers/

Full disclosure: I work for Klipsch Group, Inc. [Insert jargon about how my opinions don't necessarily represent KGI.]
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I'm redesigning my tiny "entertainment" room, and plan on going 100% Klipsch. Here's my dilemma.

I have a roughly 10x13 room. My entertainment system is going on the 10ft wall, and after measurements, I'm left with 21in(R) and 18in(L) on each side of the entertainment system.

So my question is, do I go with two floor standing speakers and no sub, or two bookshelf's on stands (no SATs) and a sub? My room has never been good with sub bass, but I hope this new setup fixes it. I will find out! Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated
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1. Yeah, that is a good price for NIB. Since the RP are almost on the shelves, sellers will be making room and discounting the Reference II line.

2. Usually, XO on the sub from the AVR, you can start with 80hz and adjust from there. Do you have an audio calibration with your receiver? Definitely keep the small setting for your RF's. The setting on the sub should be maxed out. And then basically your receiver will direct all sound lower than 80hz, give or take, to your sub.

3. I just use a straight RCA cable on my receiver/sub hookup, not sure what the benefit is of the Y cable.
What does XO mean? Are you saying to set 80 hz in the receiver or the subwoofer knob? I am definitely leaving the setting to small on the rf's , but is 60hz the best setting?
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XO is an abbreviation for Crossover.
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What does XO mean? Are you saying to set 80 hz in the receiver or the subwoofer knob? I am definitely leaving the setting to small on the rf's , but is 60hz the best setting?
Yes, XO is crossover. Set the XO for the sub in the receiver to 80hz. Max out the XO on the sub itself. It won't matter, since any frequencies above 80hz, give or take, will be directed to the RF's.

THe 80hz XO setting on the receiver is a general/good place to start. That's where I have mine set at and I've never messed with it.

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Yes, XO is crossover. Set the XO for the sub in the receiver to 80hz. Max out the XO on the sub itself. It won't matter, since any frequencies above 80hz, give or take, will be directed to the RF's.

THe 80hz XO setting on the receiver is a general/good place to start. That's where I have mine set at and I've never messed with it.
Thank you good sir. What about the 60hz setting on the rf's, you think that's fine?
I am also looking to replace my center, since I read it's better for center and left and right to be timbre matched. I'm assuming an rc 42 would be the best match?
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Tomorrow is my Birthday (not really, but getting myself a present, anyway!).

I would like to make one (1) phone call and get a pair of RS-62 II's. I'm not much of a haggler.

Who should I be calling to get the best price?
Done.

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Done.
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