Originally Posted by solarg37
i would go with bowers and wilkins 683's or cm9's over the rf82 if there in the same price range
10x better speaker 3 way design and quality much better,
also look into paradigm special edition models or montiro audio rx6
there is 3 excelent brand speakers should be around the same price range
i just went from rf52 ii to bowers 683 with no regrets
but klipsch horns are great sounding but lack mids but great prices and great for starter systems
Please don't use a blanket statement to say B&W 683 or CM9 is 10x better than RF-82 II because you went from RF-52 II to 683 with no regrets. Have you actually compared RF-82 II to 863 or CM9?
3-way is not necessarily better than 2-way. Manufacturers use 3-way because they can't cover the full bandwidth with just 2 drivers while maintaining a flat response. They can't minimize cost by using more xo networks and drivers in their products.
Speakers are subjective. It's perfectly fine to come here and say you prefer 683 over your old RF-52 but saying 683 is better than klipsch is just false.
Btw, the OP says he intends to use the RF-82 II's for movies and games, which Klipsch is particularly good at.