Originally Posted by Kabigon24
My advice is to make sure you listen to Klipsch Speakers before you buy any. They can always be found at Best Buy which I'm sure you have nearby. They have a completely different sound than most other speakers with their horn-loaded tweeters. It's an aggressive/harsh sound and while some actually like it a lot for HT, many people don't because it causes fatigue on the ears and can be downright painful to listen to for long periods of time. Just make sure you gauge your taste for their sound before you drop $400 on them.
Hope this helps.
Come on now, thats a little rough I would think. Maybe thats your opinion but it is definatlely not a fact. I will agree the that high end can be aggressive in certian types of music... but these speakers aren't really built to be playing classical.
To the OP definately go listen to them at a store, just remember they will sound different in your house and you can tweak that so they are just the way you like them with some settings on your amp and some treatments. These speakers are fantastic for rap, rock, hiphop, dance, electronic certian country and music of that nature, but for home theater they are absolutely fantastic. I listened to many speakers before I bought my Klipsch set up and every time I second guess myself and go listen to something else to see if I like it better, I am always pleased I went with Klipsch. However that is just my opinion.
As far as the F-30's and the RF-82's I personally would go with the 82's. While on paper they look very similar I found the reference line to be more detailed, clear and seemed to have a better soundstage amongst other area's they seemed to excel in and were just overall a "nicer" sound. Again that is just my personal opinion from experience.
I don't think you would be unhappy either way. They are great speakers and Im sure you would enjoy them. But do let your ears be the judge of that and not mine.