You seem to be looking for floorstanding speakers that are full-range.
The two that are WAY better than the competition IMO are the KEF Q900 and the PSB Image T6 speakers. IMO the Klipsch is 3rd-rate by comparison to either one; it has an unpleasant midrange sound to my ears.
The Q900 has more bass, but I don't find the overall sound quite as nice for music listening as the Image T6. I did a lot of listening to both of them (and several others) and picked the T6. I have had them for a year now and love them.
The Monitor Audio Silver RX-8 is also a very good speaker, for around $1700, but I still found the Image T6 better, and a bit cheaper to boot.
When I was shopping, I listened to all of the top-rated speakers under $2000, and I stilll came back to the T6. It's my choice. I find it really excellent, and a real steal at only $1300.
Originally Posted by Heaty
I want to upgrade my Surround Sound Speakers and would like to start with the front two mains "left & right" would you guys prefer the KLIPSCH RF-82/II or the KEF Q900?? it seems like klipsch sells more than kefs on the loudspeaker market. Any advice or other alternative speakers are welcome my budget is $1500.00 area.