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Klipsch RF-82 II v RP8000F

We are in the process of building out our home theater system and I am on the verge of pulling the trigger on a pair of Klipsch RP8000F when I saw that Crutchfield is having a sale on the RF 82 II. Looking at the specs I see virtually no difference between the two. I am hoping someone smarter that myself can point of the differences.


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We are in the process of building out our home theater system and I am on the verge of pulling the trigger on a pair of Klipsch RP8000F when I saw that Crutchfield is having a sale on the RF 82 II. Looking at the specs I see virtually no difference between the two. I am hoping someone smarter that myself can point of the differences.


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The RF-82 II is on sale for $349.99 and the RP8000F's are $689.00.
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My vote is for 82's with this price difference you can easylly add some new component to your HT set-up... Maybe nvidia shield

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The tweeter/horn on the RP-8000 is said to be much less harsh than the RF-82ii.
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If for mainly just HT get the RF82IIs and put the savings toward the subs if you don't already have a good pair.

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Seeing as I have the RF82 II, RC62 II, RS52 II and I'm upgrading from those to PSA MTM210 package, i can tell you that the RP8000F do sound better, and not as harsh as the RF's.

I've had my Klipsch setup for 6 yrs and they have have been nothing short of awesome. Depending on your budget what subs you have or don't, I would get the RF's and a nice beefy sub.
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Thanks for the comments. We have an old crappy Sony sub at the moment. It's on the list to replace but Mains are first. The room is smallish, about 13x13. Mostly HT but we do listen to a lot music. I just don't want to regret buying on price vs quality of sound.
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FYI - Just placed the order for a pair of RF's. I decided that $700 plus free freight is just to good of a deal to pass up.
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FYI - Just placed the order for a pair of RF's. I decided that $700 plus free freight is just to good of a deal to pass up.
Nice buy. Many of us got these for as low as $125.00 each during the Frys Electronics heyday. Ahhh....the good 'ol days.

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Thanks. All of this made me purchase a R-112SW this morning
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Thanks. All of this made me purchase a R-112SW this morning
I hope you got it for a significant discount, because those subs are NOT a good value at MSRP.

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Thanks. All of this made me purchase a R-112SW this morning [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
I hope you got it for a significant discount, because those subs are NOT a good value at MSRP.
I agree, i stay away from Klipsch subs, you can get much better from other manufacturers for same or less cost

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I agree, i stay away from Klipsch subs, you can get much better from other manufacturers for same or less cost

Too late. I got it for $399 and it's already been shipped.
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I agree, i stay away from Klipsch subs, you can get much better from other manufacturers for same or less cost
I understand the sentiments about big box manufacturer subs, but Klipsch subs aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Yes, you can get a better performing ID sub with lower extension and better parts, but they also cost more money. Movie nights will be fun with the new Klipsch sub, and you will know when it's time to upgrade....sooner or later.
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I understand the sentiments about big box manufacturer subs, but Klipsch subs aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Yes, you can get a better performing ID sub with lower extension and better parts, but they also cost more money. Movie nights will be fun with the new Klipsch sub, and you will know when it's time to upgrade....sooner or later.
That sub and the R-115SW and the THX Ultra II subs are the only decent ones Klipsch makes (I'm sure the pro subs are good too). From what I've read, they have overcome the amp issues that have plagued them in the past. The $399 price for the OP is a decent discount. At that price, get two...

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Too late. I got it for $399 and it's already been shipped.
Would be interesting to compare that R112-SW to this other $399 sub that comes with free return shipping:
https://rslspeakers.com/products/rsl-speedwoofer-10s/

Specs seem very close, even though the RSL is 10" and the other one is 12".

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The room is about 13' x 13' so we don't have a lot of real estate to work with. I just don't think adding a second sub is going to be practical unless I hang it from the ceiling


The end result will be...


Vizio 65" TV
Marantz SR5014
2 - Klipsch RF-82 II
1 - Klipsch R34-C center
4 - Klipsch RM51 (surrounds and rears)
1 - Klipsch R-112SW



The sub and mains arrive Monday so next week will be fun trying to get everything dialed in.
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The room is about 13' x 13' so we don't have a lot of real estate to work with. I just don't think adding a second sub is going to be practical unless I hang it from the ceiling


The end result will be...


Vizio 65" TV
Marantz SR5014
2 - Klipsch RF-82 II
1 - Klipsch R34-C center
4 - Klipsch RM51 (surrounds and rears)
1 - Klipsch R-112SW



The sub and mains arrive Monday so next week will be fun trying to get everything dialed in.
I have experience with both the RF-82 II and the first gen RP that I have now. The RF-82 II are naturally much brighter/harsher than the RP series, so I'd listen for that.
HOWEVER, Audyssey XT32 with the reference setting smooths it out a lot, so I recommend you run Audyssey and set it to reference, and listen to it like that. If you find it harsh at that point, I'd send them back, and get some RP series speakers instead. You may be able to make it work if you turn the Treble down 3 db or so after Audyssey if it's too harsh.
With some judicious shopping, you can get the RP series for less than what Crutchfield is charging, sometimes a lot less, just come back to this thread and ask if you decide to try out the RP series, and we'll probably be able to point you to better deals. Never pay retail for Klipsch speakers.
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Well, we have had everything set up for a couple of days and so far we are very pleased. Given the room size and our needs this sound really good. Especially given where we were 1 month ago. Big thanks to everyone who chimed in!
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Just curious: How do you like the R34-C?

I imagine you chose it because you needed it to fit inside a TV cabinet opening...are you 100% satisfied with the dialogue clarity and tonal realism?

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