Originally Posted by skally
Hello everyone… I have been looking into the RF7 II’s for the mains in my HT. At the present time I have a set of KG 5.5’s as I do love them but I’m curious as if anyone as an opinion on the subject?? I bought the KG’s for a good price of $200 and then added the Bob Crites upgrades which include the Ti- tweeters & cross over’s. I noticed as I changed the items the speakers did not have the proper bracing and such as I plan on modifying them to my liking. Before I go thru the expense & labor of modifying them I’m curious to rather or not it’s worth it? Such as…. If I were to modify the KG’s I have and compare them to the RF7 II’s would it be just a slight difference or more like a night & day difference?? If its just a slight improvement then I would rather save $2k as I can live with that, but if it’s a total noght & day ordeal then its worth it. Any thoughts??
Keep your up-graded KG5.5 that pair will run circles around
the 7II's ,
plus placement of the KG5.5 is easy as they are front ported .. you replacing the diaphragms to TI ones , puts them at the same voicing as the 7's . PLUS the fact that the KG's are way more efficient speakers than the 7's not needing the power that the 7's have to have to sound good .
New at Klipsch doesn't mean better ..
$200.00 is a steal ..I know you have more than that just in the upgrades but really those are speakers to keep for a life time .
Just add some bracing to all the interior corners glue & screw till they are tight one inch 1/4 round molding in oak will stiffen those puppies up Big Time !
The oak will have a lot of tensile strength over pine
if you want to up-grade get a Emotiva power amp with the cash you'd would had spend on the 7's ,look for a Academy center to match the KG's
Those KG5.5's are Kick A$$ speakers I M H O