The RF-800 & the RF-82II is NOT identical
Both are Vinyl covered so saying the difference is that is Wrong
The Woofers are definitely Different note the flat spot on the center area
AND they are cheaper to make
they have a different crossover
the RF-82II is crossed @1400
the RF-800 is crossed @2000
the response range is lower on the RF-800 but not much that you could tell
I'll bet a dollar to a single doughnut that they cheapened up the cross over ,
then changed up the HF driver some what to a cheaper to produce model
Klipsch has history of lowering the Quality to meet a price point
This "Might" signal a new price point line that comes between the RF-7II & the RF-800 in other words a new speaker in the works
(BUT I really dough that !
these (RF-800 & the like surround & bookshelf) seem like a BiG Box store offering
with a marketing Tag Line of : New , Improved & NOW Lower Priced !
The NEW Corporate Model is rearing it's Head .
The new website has already Re-Written Klipsch History , More changes to come Edited by Fastslappy - 11/5/13 at 5:41pm