Originally Posted by CT_Wiebe
StuBerger -- You want to get the RC-64 and not the RC64 II. When Klipsch upgraded to the II versions, they dropped the 2 1/2 woofer crossover configuration. This means that they have the problem of woofer sound cancellation near the crossover point typical of the usual MTM configuration. The older RC-62 & RC-64 versions had the 2 1/2 way crossovers.
Unfortunately, the older stock seems to have been "gobbled up", at the highly discounted close-out prices, earlier this year (around the August time frame, when I bought my older model surrounds). Therefore, you are going to have to do some serious web searching to see if you can find the older models.
csgamer -- See my comments above, with regard to the RC-64. If you don't want a tower for the center channel, you could use a RB-81 for use as a center channel speaker. IMHO the RB-81 II would be a better choice than the RC-64 II (if you can't find the RC-64, non-II, version).
The RF-7s are better speakers than the RF-82s, but it depends on how loud you want your audio. The RF-7s have more dynamic range. Again, if you can get the older, non-II, versions, they should be better speakers.
I never noticed the RC-62 had dual cross over points until you mentioned it. In fact even the RC-52 had the 2.5 config your speaking of.
You would think that if it became a problem, they would have compensated for it in another way but I could be wrong.
Has anyone had the chance to compare the I & II for any center channels?
I used to have the 52, and recently listened to the 52II and thought it sounded less compressed and more open, but it wasn't really a critical listen, and was just comparing off of memory.