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Is there a noticeable difference in sound quality between the old Klipsch RF series speakers and the new Klipsch RF series II speakers? I can purchase the older Klipsch RF-82 speakers for $436.00 less than the newer RF-82 II speakers. Are the new Klipsch RF series speakers worth the extra money?


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Is there a noticeable difference in sound quality between the old Klipsch RF series speakers and the new Klipsch RF series II speakers? I can purchase the older Klipsch RF-82 speakers for $436.00 less than the newer RF-82 II speakers. Are the new Klipsch RF series speakers worth the extra money?


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RF-82


FREQUENCY RESPONSE 33Hz-23kHz +/-3dB

POWER HANDLING 150W RMS / 600W Peak

SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms compatible

HIGH FREQ CROSSOVER 2000Hz

HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90x60 square Tractrix® Horn

LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERS Dual 8" (20.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofers

ENCLOSURE TYPE Bass-reflex via dual rear-firing ports

HEIGHT 43.6" (110.7cm) (w/feet)

WIDTH 9.5" (24.1cm)

DEPTH 16.25" (41.3cm)

WEIGHT 66lbs (30kg)

FINISHES Black Ash woodgrain vinyl

BUILT FROM 2006

BUILT UNTIL 2010



RF-82II


FREQUENCY RESPONSE 33Hz-24KHz ± 3dB

POWER HANDLING 150W RMS / 600W Peak

SENSITIVITY 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 8 ohms compatible

HIGH FREQ CROSSOVER 1400Hz

HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn

LOW FREQUENCY DRIVERS Dual 8" (20.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofers

ENCLOSURE TYPE Bass-reflex via dual rear-firing ports

INPUTS Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

HEIGHT 43.9" (111.4cm) with feet

WIDTH 9.3" (23.5cm)

DEPTH 16.3" (41.4cm) with grille

WEIGHT 61.5lbs (32.2kg)

FINISHES Black Ash & Cherry woodgrain vinyl

BUILT FROM 2010



The other difference not listed are the foot pegs on them are different in the newer versions



all info taken from Klipsch.com
 

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bi-amp? all you need is some 10-20W to drive these speakers :)

Don't waste your money bi-amping or bi-wiring any speaker.


They took some 5 lbs out. Wonder where it came from? Poor bracing? They always claim to have introduced new technology and state-of-the-art cross overs that magically improved performance and reduced weight. Wonder how the cost of RB-75 reduced when it transformed to RB-81? No real wood, plastic binding posts, flimsy jumpers, thin box, cheapo styrofoam that always breaks. I didn't mind as the tweeters were a lot smoother and sharper compared to RB-35 (smaller than RB-75). A lot of people still think RB-75 and RF-7 are superior.


Same with AVR's. The weight keeps dropping and the power also keeps dropping. They have to cut corners somewhere to reduce the already dirt cheap manufacturing cost in China! They just say they added new technology. I don't buy any of those marketing BS. Buy the older models when supplies last. They had $200 off RF-82's but they are all sold out.
 
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