I went to the store to have a listen, comparing my two choices: the RF-62 II and the F-30. I was also curious about the the RF-63, which is now priced similar to the RF-62 II.
RF-62 vs F30
The RF-62 II and the F-30 were very close when it comes to various types of music, but the RF-62 II was more refined,detailed and laid back. The F-30 with its larger cones had more impact and more bass, very good for the price. The 62 seemed to have a very wide sound stage with the sound appearing to come from more places than the speaker alone. With the F-30 it clearly was coming from the speaker. The highs are also more detailed and controled precise on the RF-62 II. Was it a night and day difference? For Movies and some types of music definitely no. They were close. Especially considering the price difference of 249 vs 450 euros. But when you add classical or jazz music, the RF-62 II just pushes ahead way ahead, more refined, neutral, details, details, presence, effortless. When it comes to jazz and classical the F-30 sounded duller, more bass and the highs very in your face but not detailed. One thing I did notice though was that the cone size DOES make a difference. The impact the F-30 the RF-62 simply could not achieve. But that's probably where the RF-82 comes in. Conclusion: the F-30 is the bang for the buck and with many content its will be great and you won't notice the difference with the RF-62. It has even more impact due to its bigger cones. But in high quality recordings, especiallly jazz/classical the RF-62 shined with a wider sound stage and amazing details. Much clear, more refined and laid back and the highs, loved them. The F-30 might actually better for bass heavy songs,pop and rock. If your going to get a speaker for movies, save your money and get the F-30. Music is where you will really see the benefit of the RF-62.
RF-62 vs 63.
I was expecting to the be blown away by the 63's with it's triple speaker setup. But sadly, the 62 simply sounded better. The 63 felt a bit falt but went louder. I prefer the the sound of the 62 and the 62's designed look better too. Even with the triple speaker and both at the same price I would still go with the 62's sound. Didn't expect this at all.
So in the end I'm going with the RF-62 II.
Rears: RS-52 II
One bit of annoyance are those large rear speakers. Klipsch recommends the RS-52 II, but those things are way too large and too expensive. Not sure I even want them. The benefit of my Quintet V was the compact rears I could use stands and have them blend in. But I'm not sure how and if I should even get those ugly and large RS-52 rears. One is almost as high as my 42" tv. The price is also a bit too much at 349 euro for one, when I pay 450 for the RF-62 floorstanders.
The center is also way too big, but atleast I can put my LED TV on it.
Klipsch recommends the SW-112 as the sub for this system, but I think an RW-10D, RW-12D or even the SUB-10/12 will do.