Originally Posted by ozzman_8
Why is that...? The RC-64II would be too much? Are they only better with RF-7II's??
The RF-83/RC-64 were a warmer front soundstage than the RF-7/RC-7 and each center was voice-matched to the appropriate tower...the RC-64II uses a larger compression driver for the horn and I assume Klipsch went back to the RF-7II with the 4th Generation Reference because folks wanted the crisper (imo, cleaner) upper end of the originals.
That said, I have not heard the RF-7II/RC-64II but have the RF-7/RC-7 and compared them to the RF-83/RC-64 and is where I came up with my opinion (as well as it's what others expressed after hearing both sets).
Btw, having not heard them together (RF-83/RC-64II) I am not saying it wouldn't work, because people's expectations are different and YMMV...Now for something completely different: Before they came out Steve Phillips of Klipsch said he ran the RB-75s (bookshelf version of the RF-7s) with the original RC-64 and he said he really like it....After their release I posed the question about how the RC-64 would do with the Original RF-7s and Trey Cannon of Klipsch said it wasn't something he would do....
So there you have it--3 different opinions in one post. If one were serious in going this route (original RF-83s with newer RC-64II) I would ask this question on the Klipsch Forum on their website.