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I found 2 sellers, one selling a pair of RF-82 (non ii's) for $400CAD and another selling a pair of RF-600B (which is the Canadian version of the RF-62iis) for $475CAD


Both great deals, but im wondering if the newer revision RF-62iis will be better than the RF-82? Smaller subs and actually paying a bit more for the 62iis. This is for a HT so sub bass is great, but i do listen to music and I like a warm tilting sound (i've heard the RF-82s have fatiguing sound)


This is for a 12x14 foot room. I'll add a sub later on.


What do you guys think? I'm also thinking of getting the matching center RC-42 (same guy thats selling the 82s)

EDIT: the center is actually the RC-62 v1
 

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It is not just the RF-82 that is fatiguing, all the reference series speakers use the same kind of compression driver. If you have heard Klipsch and like their sound, I would get smaller towers and a bigger center. You should be looking at the RC-62 or RC-64, they will integrate better.
 

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Originally Posted by jerrolds  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24566931


I found 2 sellers, one selling a pair of RF-82 (non ii's) for $400CAD and another selling a pair of RF-600B (which is the Canadian version of the RF-62iis) for $475CAD


Both great deals, but im wondering if the newer revision RF-62iis will be better than the RF-82? Smaller subs and actually paying a bit more for the 62iis. This is for a HT so sub bass is great, but i do listen to music and I like a warm tilting sound (i've heard the RF-82s have fatiguing sound)


This is for a 12x14 foot room. I'll add a sub later on.


What do you guys think? I'm also thinking of getting the matching center RC-42 (same guy thats selling the 82s)

These are quotes from the Home Theater Review article on those speakers:


"edgy and unnatural"


"shrill yet murky"


"lacked refinement and speed"


For the kind of sound you want, I suggest you look at speakers from Focal, PSB, Monitor Audio, or KEF.


Those Klipsch speakers really are the worst of the worst IMO.
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24567251


These are quotes from the Home Theater Review article on those speakers:


"edgy and unnatural"


"shrill yet murky"


"lacked refinement and speed"


For the kind of sound you want, I suggest you look at speakers from Focal, PSB, Monitor Audio, or KEF.


Those Klipsch speakers really are the worst of the worst IMO.



Lol. . . Here we go again. hahahahhaa


Anyway, If you like Klipsch then dont listen to the nay sayers. If you have not listened to Klipsch before, you may want to listen to them first.

But back to the original question, I would probably go for the bigger drivers, but not overly as much an issue if you have a good sub. If you listen to 2.0 music, you may notice a fairly decent difference then in the drivers.

I want to say the horn may be the same size between the two models you liste.


Also I would with with a min of 62 on the center channel. That 42 will not be able to keep up with those towers in my opinion of course.
 

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Originally Posted by dowop  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24566945


The RC-42 is the matching center?

I'm sorry, I meant the center is the larger RC62 (v1)
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24567251


These are quotes from the Home Theater Review article on those speakers:


"edgy and unnatural"


"shrill yet murky"


"lacked refinement and speed"


For the kind of sound you want, I suggest you look at speakers from Focal, PSB, Monitor Audio, or KEF.


Those Klipsch speakers really are the worst of the worst IMO.


Most reviews on the net are with RC-82iis, and are mostly very positive. I've read that an AB test of the RF-62 and 62ii were identical. But ive been a head-fier recently and my at home headphones are Ortho Dynamics HiFiMan HE-400, which are known to have fast/tight bass. The sibilance is kinda high on the HE-400s but i EQ them out, bass/mids are great and the sepearation is amazing.


But the Klipsch are mostly for Home Theatre - and having big thundering bass is always fun (for Jurassic Park TRex scene for example). They may not bet the best, but i have to keep in mind the price ..$400CAD flat for the pair...while the 82iis sell for $599USD each, and have a 5/5 star rating (if that means anything) .


My end game would be something like the Martin Logan ESL - electostatic towers would be awesome (assuming the room is big enough and positioning is optimal)


I wont be getting a sub for awhile, currently living in an apartment style condo so ill probably only have these towers at a fraction of what they can do (dont want to be *that* neighbour)- but they'll be moving into a house within a year.


Which models of your suggested brands would you suggest? If i want to get a "Cinema sound"
 

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Originally Posted by Transmaniacon  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24567206


It is not just the RF-82 that is fatiguing, all the reference series speakers use the same kind of compression driver. If you have heard Klipsch and like their sound, I would get smaller towers and a bigger center. You should be looking at the RC-62 or RC-64, they will integrate better.

I was mistaken - itll be the RF-82s with RC-62 (the bigger center) - what do you think of that combo? Or should i just get the RC-62 and pair it with the RF-62iis?
 

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The RF600 is actually the RF62 version 1 rebadged as a cheaper alternative to the version 2. So in this case you'd be better off with the RF82 version 1.
 

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The RF600 is actually the RF62 version 1 rebadged as a cheaper alternative to the version 2. So in this case you'd be better off with the RF82 version 1.

Its branded as RF-600B which i believe is = to RF-62ii
 

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Ah ok thanks - i think the feet are different too, the ii's have like a horizontal tab on the back while the v1's have fins or something.


This makes the decision easier (unless i choose to not get $400 RC-82s all together)
 

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Originally Posted by Transmaniacon  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24567206


It is not just the RF-82 that is fatiguing, all the reference series speakers use the same kind of compression driver. If you have heard Klipsch and like their sound, I would get smaller towers and a bigger center. You should be looking at the RC-62 or RC-64, they will integrate better.

Fwiw, the RC-62 and RC-64 are completely different speakers with different compression drivers...That said, the RF-7IIs use a similar compression driver as the RC-64II and were voice-matched and are not as bright as the lower end models from what I've seen reported. I have the Original RF-7s/RC-7 up front and they aren't fatiguing at all.
 

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Originally Posted by jerrolds  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24566931


I found 2 sellers, one selling a pair of RF-82 (non ii's) for $400CAD and another selling a pair of RF-600B (which is the Canadian version of the RF-62iis) for $475CAD


Both great deals, but im wondering if the newer revision RF-62iis will be better than the RF-82? Smaller subs and actually paying a bit more for the 62iis. This is for a HT so sub bass is great, but i do listen to music and I like a warm tilting sound (i've heard the RF-82s have fatiguing sound)


This is for a 12x14 foot room. I'll add a sub later on.


What do you guys think? I'm also thinking of getting the matching center RC-42 (same guy thats selling the 82s)

EDIT: the center is actually the RC-62 v1

If you like a warmer sound I'm not sure either speaker would fit that criteria. For the most part ,the RF-62 and RF-82 are going to sound similar and will definitely be on the brighter side compared to non-horn speakers. [Note: the RF-82s will give you better bass because of the LF drivers, but both share similar horn tweeters.}
 

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Originally Posted by commsysman  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24567251


These are quotes from the Home Theater Review article on those speakers:


"edgy and unnatural"


"shrill yet murky"


"lacked refinement and speed"


For the kind of sound you want, I suggest you look at speakers from Focal, PSB, Monitor Audio, or KEF.

I agree the OP may want a warmer speaker, but was curious which speaker the reviewer was talking about so I did a search and came up with this: http://hometheaterreview.com/klipsch-rf-82-floorstanding-loudspeakers-reviewed/


Granted, the reviewer did say the above, but also gave it high marks so the OP may benefit from reading the entire review.
 

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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24569788


Fwiw, the RC-62 and RC-64 are completely different speakers with different compression drivers...That said, the RF-7IIs use a similar compression driver as the RC-64II and were voice-matched and are not as bright as the lower end models from what I've seen reported. I have the Original RF-7s/RC-7 up front and they aren't fatiguing at all.

While bright, I don't find my klipsch to be harsh or fatiguing. Though I don't listen to music much over -20db. In my small room 9' to the MLP it's really loud at that point.
 

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I think for the price, i cant beat this "deal" assuming the speakers are fine - and the guy is just looking for money. If they sound 90-95% of the RF-82iis and RC-62iis, they sell for 3X the price plus tax.


One thing that im kind of worried about, is that in the near future itll be in my living room which is about 11 feet deep, 17 feet wide and 8 feet high. The right side opens up to the dining room/hallway. I would guess from the listening position the front of the 82s will be about 9 feet lol. On top of that i live in an apartment style condo - so i think the volume will be a fraction of it will be once i move into a house.


My downstairs neighbour and i are friends, he texts me if things get too loud. Im currently using a Samsung sound bar (i know i know) and even when i crank it he doesnt seem to mind.


Any thoughts on the price? $400CAD for 2xRF-82s and $250CAD for the RC-62 center. I'll eventually get surrounds/subs once I move.
 

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The center seems a little high in comparison but still seems like a nice deal.
 

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Originally Posted by jerrolds  /t/1525784/klipsch-rf-82-vs-rf-62-ii#post_24570438


I think for the price, i cant beat this "deal" assuming the speakers are fine - and the guy is just looking for money. If they sound 90-95% of the RF-82iis and RC-62iis, they sell for 3X the price plus tax.


One thing that im kind of worried about, is that in the near future itll be in my living room which is about 11 feet deep, 17 feet wide and 8 feet high. The right side opens up to the dining room/hallway. I would guess from the listening position the front of the 82s will be about 9 feet lol. On top of that i live in an apartment style condo - so i think the volume will be a fraction of it will be once i move into a house.


My downstairs neighbour and i are friends, he texts me if things get too loud. Im currently using a Samsung sound bar (i know i know) and even when i crank it he doesnt seem to mind.


Any thoughts on the price? $400CAD for 2xRF-82s and $250CAD for the RC-62 center. I'll eventually get surrounds/subs once I move.


That seems like a good deal....Fwiw, I wouldn't sell my RF-7s for twice the price you are paying for your front soundstage and you are getting a center channel.
 

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Buy both 82s and 62s, compare them, and use the winners for the front stage and the losers for the surround channels.
 
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