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post #57781 of 58071 Old 05-17-2019, 04:19 AM
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I agree I think your RP450c will sound better. Are you going with an AT screen and will it go behind the screen? If so I wouldn't mount the RP450c in the wall since it has a port at the back. I thought I remember Klipsch making an in wall like the RP450c for in wall installation, but I can't remember the model number.
I sold the 450c and went all in walls, the 450c was very good but just too big for my new house, am hoping I don’t lose too much by choosing the thx model, and it was also the same price as the 450c that I brought. So not losing money on anything. I am picking that this new centre will be more powerful due to the size of the magnets, also I am pumping 200w of pure power to them from a emotiva amp.

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I sold the 450c and went all in walls, the 450c was very good but just too big for my new house, am hoping I don’t lose too much by choosing the thx model, and it was also the same price as the 450c that I brought. So not losing money on anything. I am picking that this new centre will be more powerful due to the size of the magnets, also I am pumping 200w of pure power to them from a emotiva amp.
It should have no problem handling 200 watts. I have a 20+ year old RC3 i used to use as a center channel and RS3 surrounds that i have feed 200 watts per speaker for almost 25 years worh no problems. Are you building backer boxes in the wall for the in wall speakers? That's what I was going to do if I use in walls.

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I really appreciate your replies! @jorisdriesen , @Kini62 , @Gene 4th and @retro124 . My debate comes from several sources that suggest for my room size under 2000 cubic feet, shouldn't have anything too big because it will sound bad in the room. Also, thanks for the sub recommendation! I can afford the rp-8000f so if you guys think the room can take it, all I can do is try and I'm sure I wont be disappointed. Thanks so much again.
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I really appreciate your replies! @jorisdriesen , @Kini62 , @Gene 4th and @retro124 . My debate comes from several sources that suggest for my room size under 2000 cubic feet, shouldn't have anything too big because it will sound bad in the room. Also, thanks for the sub recommendation! I can afford the rp-8000f so if you guys think the room can take it, all I can do is try and I'm sure I wont be disappointed. Thanks so much again.
There's really not much difference in output between the 6000 and 8000 until you reach high volumes where the 8000 will have more bass and mid-bass output. A lower volumes there won't be much difference. Low end extension is virtually the same. If you shove either up against the wall they'll sound equally bad.

My room is 13x14x9. I have my speakers on a 14' wall. The back of the speakers are around 12" from the wall. I sit about 9.5' away. I do have a pair of subs and I rarely listen any louder than -15 so I likely wouldn't notice any difference if I had RF82s instead.

It's your call, you'll be happy with either setup.
Thanks so much again for the advice. I will pull the trigger on the 8000. I can afford them now but if I can save some $$ even better, do you know if they usually have a sale on memorial day/weekend? Same on SVS subs.
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Thanks so much again for the advice. I will pull the trigger on the 8000. I can afford them now but if I can save some $$ even better, do you know if they usually have a sale on memorial day/weekend? Same on SVS subs.
Actually, the RP8000f are on sale at authorized dealers like Crutchfield for $120 off each right now. Amazon has several authorized dealers selling them, as well. The Klipsch authorized sale price is $479 each.
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https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP8...ch-Reference-P
Double check that the dealer you select is authorized, Klipsch may not honor the warranty otherwise.
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As far as SVS sales, not sure. SVS makes good subwoofers, but if you want more bang for your buck, you might want to consider HSU.
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As previously mentioned, if there are no specific issues with the performance of your current center channel...there is no doubt a PB2000 will yield the greater benefit. You’ll immediately notice improvements in performance relative to extension as well as smooth and articulate bass and wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner. For HT, the sub is the most important component for reproducing the LFE present in today’s blockbuster action movies. IMO, this requires a 12” sub minimally and the PB2000 is highly regarded and recommended.
Thank you for your advice! I did a lot of research yesterday and it looks like the HSU VTF-2MK5 is a highly rated subwoofer as well and a few hundred cheaper. I may go with that one to save some cash. I just hope it meshes well with my Klipsch towers, since I "only" have the reference 8" speakers and not the reference premieres.
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Thank you for your advice! I did a lot of research yesterday and it looks like the HSU VTF-2MK5 is a highly rated subwoofer as well and a few hundred cheaper. I may go with that one to save some cash. I just hope it meshes well with my Klipsch towers, since I "only" have the reference 8" speakers and not the reference premieres.
Subwoofers don't care what speakers you have, so you'll be fine.
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Actually, the RP8000f are on sale at authorized dealers like Crutchfield for $120 off each right now. Amazon has several authorized dealers selling them, as well. The Klipsch authorized sale price is $479 each.
Double check that the dealer you select is authorized, Klipsch may not honor the warranty otherwise.
As far as SVS sales, not sure. SVS makes good subwoofers, but if you want more bang for your buck, you might want to consider HSU.
Thank you, great info! I am considering HSU and SVS as @Gene 4th and @Kini62 mentioned. I appreciate your advice on the HSU as well! I can go with either at this point since they both have great reviews.
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Hello everyone,

Im looking on getting 3 identical RP600m speakers for my LCR setup but i cant seem to find or know where to buy just one speaker for the center.
any ideas would be appreciated.

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Im looking on getting 3 identical RP600m speakers for my LCR setup but i cant seem to find or know where to buy just one speaker for the center.

any ideas would be appreciated.



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They are sold pair packed only. You will have to retain a spare or use a dedicated center

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Thank you, great info! I am considering HSU and SVS as @Gene 4th and @Kini62 mentioned. I appreciate your advice on the HSU as well! I can go with either at this point since they both have great reviews.
Both are recognized as well above average organizations with highly regard products. However, most would agree that SVS has set the standard for outstanding customer service and ongoing support...far beyond one’s expectations. Further, SVS’s unique Bill Of Rights provides owners the greatest flexibility in terms of in home product trials, exchanges, and future upgrades. Since this is a bit OT for this thread, you may want to visit each manufacturer’s dedicated subwoofer thread to get a feel for owner’s perspectives. Good luck with your decision!
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As previously mentioned, if there are no specific issues with the performance of your current center channel...there is no doubt a PB2000 will yield the greater benefit. You’ll immediately notice improvements in performance relative to extension as well as smooth and articulate bass and wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner. For HT, the sub is the most important component for reproducing the LFE present in today’s blockbuster action movies. IMO, this requires a 12” sub minimally and the PB2000 is highly regarded and recommended.
Thank you for your advice! I did a lot of research yesterday and it looks like the HSU VTF-2MK5 is a highly rated subwoofer as well and a few hundred cheaper. I may go with that one to save some cash. I just hope it meshes well with my Klipsch towers, since I "only" have the reference 8" speakers and not the reference premieres.
I have 2 of the hsu vtf2 mk5 subs and they are absolutely phenomenal
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Finally got rid of my bics that I thought where so great.. Untill I just got my monolith things a beast..

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Sorry about the quality of this pic but I'm not done building my system yet so it's just a quick one. I'm replacing my reference setup with reference premier.

I ordered:
1X RP 504C
6X RP 8000F
I'm still using these from my previous setup:

4X RP 140SA (Purchased a year ago before the 500SA's were released)
2X Klipsch SW 450 10 inch subs
2X Klipsch RW 115 15 inch subs

A forest of towers new and old.


My 504C is supposed to come in tomorrow so I'm really excited to get this thing calibrated. I'm using a Denon 6300H in an 7.4.4 setup. Picked up a Aircon T8 recently to keep the temps in check. It's going to sound great I hope!
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Sorry about the quality of this pic but I'm not done building my system yet so it's just a quick one. I'm replacing my reference setup with reference premier.

I ordered:
1X RP 504C
6X RP 8000F
I'm still using these from my previous setup:

4X RP 140SA (Purchased a year ago before the 500SA's were released)
2X Klipsch SW 450 10 inch subs
2X Klipsch RW 115 15 inch subs

A forest of towers new and old.


My 504C is supposed to come in tomorrow so I'm really excited to get this thing calibrated. I'm using a Denon 6300H in an 7.4.4 setup. Picked up a Aircon T8 recently to keep the temps in check. It's going to sound great I hope!
No doubt, this new setup will sound awesome. Be sure to post up your impressions when it's all dialed in. Congrats.
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Does anyone know how to go about getting a package deal on Klipsch speakers? I'm looking to get 2 RP-8060FA, 1 RP-504C, 2 RP-600M, and 2 RP-500SA. Do I just send emails to random speaker dealers? Sorry if this is the wrong thread for this.
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I've had some time to mess with them and I am very happy with the results! I moved my RP 140SA's off the towers and onto the wall where it touches the ceiling. This in itself improved separation of high and low sound fields while eliminating the noisy aspect of hearing audio that bounced off the ceiling and audio that is leaving the speaker at the same time, aimed away from the listener. Now it's a direct flow of sound from above and sounds much more obvious and clear.

Here is a comparison of my R25 Icon vs my new RP 504C.



The center channel no longer requires that the listener be right in front of it to hear crisp clean audio. One thing I noticed is that it handles the bass frequencies much better but this also causes the subwoofer crossover to sound a little syrup like. It's almost like double bass so I lowered the crossover on the subs from 120Hz to 100Hz. All of my speakers can handle down to 60Hz with ease and the crossover is set to 80Hz on the speakers so it doesn't need that upper transition anymore. To me anyway, it sounds much more natural this way and still has the headroom to transition to sub 60Hz levels naturally. I would have left it at 120Hz but I tend to push my dedicated sub levels higher than recommended for extra large floor shaking moments when the truly low frequencies are called upon and that boosted bass makes 100Hz-150Hz sound a little unnatural to my ear. It's possible that it's my sub placement but I feel that I have tried just about everything on my end regarding sub placement and I am experiencing the best I can given the room I'm in.

Audyssey used to round off the upper end for me but I stopped using it with these speakers. The bass sounds better with audyssey but the high pitched detail sounds dampened to the point where I turned it off and rounded off the upper range of the bass manually.

I experimented with 60Hz and 40Hz crossovers on my speakers and feel that it still sounds better with the EAX spec of 80Hz on the speakers and all speakers set to small. The only exception would be listening to music. I like to use stereo surround and with all 6 towers set to large with main + LFE. Music sounds great because all twelve 8 inch subs are firing at once in unison with my dedicated sub woofers. This doesn't sound good in movies though because similar to what I had going on with my center channel, double bass doesn't sound good to me when it's trying to replicate a real world environment instead of a studio recorded music track and unlike music, movies rarely use all 6 towers at once for the same effect so it's unlikely that the dual 8 inch subs will sound as good as the dedicated ones in most scenarios. I will say that I'm seeing a bit of movement on both 8 inch subs with an 80Hz crossover and they do put off much more power and lower range than my old R15 bookshelf speakers that had 5.25 woofers.

The larger horn on the tower speakers make the audio sound more 3D in my opinion and having the listening position surrounded by large tower speakers is a very large improvement in consistency and clarity compared to the book shelfs I used to use. Moving up from aluminum tweeters to titanium is probably the biggest improvement though overall. There are sounds I am hearing in the side and rear speakers that I have never heard before.

One thing that surprised me was that my amplifier dropped temperature a little when I started using these. I can only assume it's because they are less power consuming than my old ones. The T8 cooler I bought is saying that the amp stays under 86F at all times with eco mode disabled. As a musician, I have always been a fan of what Klipsch's horn technology brings to the table and I appreciate the intricacy of the bass guitar that these speakers can bring to life when set to large. Given the size of my room (18X14X10) and my budget, I don't think I could do much better than this. If I had a larger room I might buy bigger speakers and bi-amp them but for where I am at in life currently, this is very nice and all 11 channels sound natural, consistent, and high quality while being powered by a single AVR unit. Nice and neat.

In terms of how the speakers look. I think Klipsch are some of the best looking speakers out there. Though I didn't pay extra for walnut or piano finish because sound is most important and my budget is not limitless. Overall, I am very pleased and I will probably stick with this setup for a long time. Worth the money!

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Klipsch RF7 life?

I'm getting a new LCD panel and thinking about updating my entire system. My Klipsch RF7's are well over 15 years old, I'm trying to decide if I want to replace them. If I keep them, what would be some matching wireless rear channel speakers?
I also have a matching Klipsch RS-3II center channel speaker which is also well over 15 years old. I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it, but since my panel is floating on the wall the RS-3II would look horrible since it's so huge if place it above the panel, maybe tolerable below the panel but then the center channel voices are coming from the actors' feet instead of their heads. My other options are buying a smaller center channel speaker, or using the speakers from the new panel (Sony XBR85X900F).
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also my other question, i was recommended a pair of rear surround klipsch speakers and i bought them years ago. They are kind of shaped like a rounded off triangle. A gold woofer in the middle with a horn at an angle on both the left and right. I know they made this design in a smaller size and a larger size. I bought the larger size. The stupidest thing is, there is no model number on them anywhere! There is a sticker on them saying "made with monster cable" or something like that, but no model number or writing at all that i can see. Does anyone know what i have?
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[QUOTE=paulj1x;58090864. My Klipsch RF7's are well over 15 years old, I'm trying to decide if I want to replace them.?[/QUOTE]


REPLACE THEM? They are just now broke in! Turn them up.
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I'm in the market for a set of floor standing front speakers for my home theater and am getting lost in all the speaker specs. I have a Denon AVR-X6500H (11.2 @ 140 watts per channel) receiver.


I have been comparing specs on the Klipsch Flagship Reference Series RF-7 III and the Premiere Reference Series RP-8000F and don't see a lot of difference other than power handling and cone size for a cost delta of $1,320 per speaker.


RF-7 III
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32–25kHz +/– 3dB
SENSITIVITY 100 dB @ 2.83V / 1M
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 250W / 1000W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1300Hz


RF-8000F
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 150W / 600W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1750Hz


What am I missing here? Is the RF-7 III really worth the upcharge over the RF-8000F?


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My current front speakers are two;


Sansui SP-X9 Speaker (Vintage 1984)
Type: 5 way, 7 driver loudspeaker system
Frequency Response: 22Hz to 23kHz
Power Handling: 300W
Crossover Frequency: 1000, 7000, 10000, 15000Hz
Impedance: 8Ω
Sensitivity: 100dB
Bass: 1 x 17" cone
Midrange: 1 x 6.5" cone
Tweeter: 2 x 6" x 1" horn
Super Tweeter: 3 x 2" cone
Enclosure: bass reflex


How do these compare to;


RF-8000F
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 150W / 600W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1750Hz


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I'm in the market for a set of floor standing front speakers for my home theater and am getting lost in all the speaker specs. I have a Denon AVR-X6500H (11.2 @ 140 watts per channel) receiver.


I have been comparing specs on the Klipsch Flagship Reference Series RF-7 III and the Premiere Reference Series RP-8000F and don't see a lot of difference other than power handling and cone size for a cost delta of $1,320 per speaker.


RF-7 III
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32–25kHz +/– 3dB
SENSITIVITY 100 dB @ 2.83V / 1M
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 250W / 1000W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1300Hz


RF-8000F
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 150W / 600W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1750Hz


What am I missing here? Is the RF-7 III really worth the upcharge over the RF-8000F?


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I haven't heard the RF-7 III, but part of the reason they cost more is wood veneer, and made in America, along with more expensive drivers. And while the specs are the same, I'm pretty sure they will handle loud bass better because of the bigger woofers, although the RP-8000m will also be solid with bass.

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All that being said I love the 8000s as a great bang for the buck setup.
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I'm in the market for a set of floor standing front speakers for my home theater and am getting lost in all the speaker specs. I have a Denon AVR-X6500H (11.2 @ 140 watts per channel) receiver.


I have been comparing specs on the Klipsch Flagship Reference Series RF-7 III and the Premiere Reference Series RP-8000F and don't see a lot of difference other than power handling and cone size for a cost delta of $1,320 per speaker.


RF-7 III
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32–25kHz +/– 3dB
SENSITIVITY 100 dB @ 2.83V / 1M
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 250W / 1000W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1300Hz


RF-8000F
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 150W / 600W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1750Hz


What am I missing here? Is the RF-7 III really worth the upcharge over the RF-8000F?


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I've owned, as many have here (generation independent), the 8" version and subsequently upgraded to the 10" version....my HT to music application 80/20. The 8" version, in my case, were the RF-82II's...no question...excellent performance! The 10" is typically recommended for larger rooms and for those who often like to crank near or at reference. From a pure objective (those who read/compare specs only) perspective will invaribly choose the 8"ers while from a subjective perspective...the 10" will mitigate the "what ifs" and "upgrade-itis for longer period of time. From a "real life" perspective, both will perform equally well (clean, clear, dynamic) under typical listening levels. It's when the 10" are asked to go beyond typical that they continue to perform just as clean, clear, and dynamic "effortlessly."....amazing!!! The other benefit of the 10"er is its bass performance. In my experience, during most music listening, I acutally perfer to listen w/o my subs....the bass performance of the 10's is that good!

Bottom line, I asked your same question years ago...all respondents said, budget permitting, get the 10's. I didn't listen. About a year later, I upgraded to the RF-7II's and never looked back! If your decision is purely based on specs and cost, you get the 8"ers and ultimately upgrade to the 7's...and recall not heeding the personal experience advice you received here!
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My current front speakers are two;


Sansui SP-X9 Speaker (Vintage 1984)
Type: 5 way, 7 driver loudspeaker system
Frequency Response: 22Hz to 23kHz
Power Handling: 300W
Crossover Frequency: 1000, 7000, 10000, 15000Hz
Impedance: 8Ω
Sensitivity: 100dB
Bass: 1 x 17" cone
Midrange: 1 x 6.5" cone
Tweeter: 2 x 6" x 1" horn
Super Tweeter: 3 x 2" cone
Enclosure: bass reflex


How do these compare to;


RF-8000F
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING (CONT/PEAK) 150W / 600W peak
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY 1750Hz


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There's no comparison. Just the generational differences in speaker development/technology/advancement make the comparison moot. If you have the opportunity, put the specs aside, and listen to today's products....perhaps at local retailers, family, friends, etc. If not, take advantage of a seller who have favorable return policies...i.e. Cructchfield and listen to your own content in your home. Since you're asking in Klipsch thread you'll get overwhelmingly Klipsch endorsements...and rightly so...we're all biased for all the good reasons!

Note: Although I have no personal experience with the Sansui's, the comparison is really a moot point. Speakers of yesteryear attempted to be all things in one box...a "jack of all trades." Today, from the bass perspective, independent subwoofers are acknowledged to be the better solution for clean, tight, detailed, and most importantly....accurate bass. Again, specs are helpful for getting one to the ballpark but seeing a home run inside the park is a must.

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I've owned, as many have here (generation independent), the 8" version and subsequently upgraded to the 10" version....my HT to music application 80/20. The 8" version, in my case, were the RF-82II's...no question...excellent performance! The 10" is typically recommended for larger rooms and for those who often like to crank near or at reference. From a pure objective (those who read/compare specs only) perspective will invaribly choose the 8"ers while from a subjective perspective...the 10" will mitigate the "what ifs" and "upgrade-itis for longer period of time. From a "real life" perspective, both will perform equally well (clean, clear, dynamic) under typical listening levels. It's when the 10" are asked to go beyond typical that they continue to perform just as clean, clear, and dynamic "effortlessly."....amazing!!! The other benefit of the 10"er is its bass performance. In my experience, during most music listening, I acutally perfer to listen w/o my subs....the bass performance of the 10's is that good!

Bottom line, I asked your same question years ago...all respondents said, budget permitting, get the 10's. I didn't listen. About a year later, I upgraded to the RF-7II's and never looked back! If your decision is purely based on specs and cost, you get the 8"ers and ultimately upgrade to the 7's...and recall not heeding the personal experience advice you received here!

Here's the rub that has me all over the map on this, my HT to music application is 100/0, reason is I have way too much 2CH audio equipment to even think about integrating this into my HT system. My media room as I call it is 16' X 23' with a 75/25 split between HT (Fwd wall) and 2CH (Aft wall) equipment. My 2CH system is vintage 1985 with a Sansui 160W per Ch Amp and 4 SP-X9 speakers plus 2 X R2R, turntable, Eq, Cass, 8-Track, CD, tuner ETC. My media collection consist of several 1000 albums, 8-Track, CD, R2R ETC so you get the picture.


I pretty much watch a movie and than turn around and crank up Supertramp. I do sometimes wonder how my vintage music would sound pumping through the RF-7 III vice the SP-X9's.

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There's no comparison. Just the generational differences in speaker development/technology/advancement make the comparison moot. If you have the opportunity, put the specs aside, and listen to today's products....perhaps at local retailers, family, friends, etc. If not, take advantage of a seller who have favorable return policies...i.e. Cructchfield and listen to your own content in your home. Since you're asking in Klipsch thread you'll get overwhelmingly Klipsch endorsements...and rightly so...we're all biased for all the good reasons!

This has been my biggest Red Azz so far, nowhere in Huntsville AL can you listen to a set of RF-7 III speakers or any speakers for that matter. I'm guessing a trip to Nashville or Atlanta will be in my future.

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Here's the rub that has me all over the map on this, my HT to music application is 100/0, reason is I have way too much 2CH audio equipment to even think about integrating this into my HT system. My media room as I call it is 16' X 23' with a 75/25 split between HT (Fwd wall) and 2CH (Aft wall) equipment. My 2CH system is vintage 1985 with a Sansui 160W per Ch Amp and 4 SP-X9 speakers plus 2 X R2R, turntable, Eq, Cass, 8-Track, CD, tuner ETC. My media collection consist of several 1000 albums, 8-Track, CD, R2R ETC so you get the picture.


I pretty much watch a movie and than turn around and crank up Supertramp. I do sometimes wonder how my vintage music would sound pumping through the RF-7 III vice the SP-X9's.
OK...gotcha!. Then my choice would definitely be the RP-8000F's (or even the RP-6000F's) + a quality subwoofer(s) for today's action blockbusters. Again, this would be easy for you to decide by taking advantage of say i.e. Crutchfield's liberal return policy...a fixed $75 for return shipping per pair of large tower speakers

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This has been my biggest Red Azz so far, nowhere in Huntsville AL can you listen to a set of RF-7 III speakers or any speakers for that matter. I'm guessing a trip to Nashville or Atlanta will be in my future.
If you have the time and are serious, Klipsch's manufacturing facility is in Hope, Arkansas....surely they have listening showrooms,.

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