Originally Posted by SL77
I am just going to buy rf 82 and everyone warned me that Klipsch screaming and I will have a headache after half an hour with them.
I want to match them with the 62 and receiver Pioneer SC37.
All my friends and the guys in the audio forum recommend me to buy the monitor audio rx8 or focal and b&w.
I heard the klipsch with movies and I really impressed but I love to hear rock & blues concerts in bluray.
My living room is not big 3x4 . The rf7 will be too large I think and the price diffrents not easy for me.
Please help me to choose.
My own entry into Klipsch was with RF82s, RC62, RS 52s, and RB61s on a Pio Elite AVR in a small room. Loved it for four years until I went to an all Heritage setup.
The RF82 and friends setup is a great sounding setup for movies and music. You will need a sub.
Also, it was easier to sell at a solid price when I sold it too, and moved up to Heritage. But aI keep my stuff pristine.
You might want to consider the RC64 . . . The RC62 does fine with RF82s, but aI always found myself want more center clarity and power . . . But I am power hungry. Plus, if you ever move up to RF7s, you never have to change your center.
The RF82s and friends sound amazing. Why the cost differential from RF7s? 7s are bigger and more powerful, and have wood veneer. The vinyl finish on 82s gets a great speaker without ever breaking the bank.
I get tickled when aI read RF7s or RF 82s are too big for a small room. I go for clarity, because your amp or AVR will have a volume knob to turn it down. The bigger you go in a Klipsch Reference speaker the greater clarity, even at low volumes.
Have you considered pre-owned? I am now running an 11 channel Heritage setup in my HT . . . Learned how to do some soldering and asking a lot of questions. I could never have afforded them new.
Klipsch Reference pre-owned can be some incredible buys, especially when the seller is moving up the line in speakers.
The RF7 is often the choice of those looking for a contemporary Klipsch speaker with real wood veneer, and who do not desire to do any trade ups in the near future.
The people who say Klipsch horns give them a headache, are most often those who have never spent time enjoying music and movies.
All the best in your decisions. Regardless, decide on your budget first and have fun choosing! I have never heard a bad Klipsch Reference speaker of any size as long as it was not damaged. I will never own anything but Klipsch ever again.