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Klipsch Reference RF-7 II

Floor-standing speaker (Cherry)

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Experience all the power and emotion behind your favorite movies, concert discs, and music CDs with the Klipsch® RF-7 II. It's the flagship speaker of the Reference Series II line, and it uses patented Klipsch technology to deliver rich, dynamic sound with sparkling highs and thrilling, full-bodied bass. Add a pair to the RC-64 II center channel speaker to create a seamless, powerful front soundstage for your home theater that'll put you in the middle of your movie every single time. And this speaker looks as good as it sounds: it comes in a stunning, furniture-grade wood grain veneer.

Top-of-the-line Reference Series II floor-standing speaker

Klipsch Reference RF-7 II

Experience all the power and emotion behind your favorite movies, concert discs, and music CDs with the Klipsch® RF-7 II. It's the flagship speaker of the Reference Series II line, and it uses patented Klipsch technology to deliver rich, dynamic sound with sparkling highs and thrilling, full-bodied bass. Add a pair to the RC-64 II center channel speaker to create a seamless, powerful front soundstage for your home theater that'll put you in the middle of your movie every single time. And this speaker looks as good as it sounds: it comes in a stunning, furniture-grade wood grain veneer.

Horn technology for "front row" sound

All Reference Series II speakers feature a redesigned version of Klipsch's famous horn-loaded tweeter. Because high-frequency sounds are more directional than bass frequencies, it's especially important to target them right toward your ears. Klipsch places their titanium tweeter inside a flared opening, known as a "horn," which disperses the highs evenly across your listening area in a 90°-wide, 60°-high pattern. With their Series II speakers, Klipsch has redesigned the shape and slope of their famous horn enclosure, so your movie soundtracks and music will sound more "open," with improved dynamics and efficiency. All in all, you can count on powerful, "front row" sound that's crystal-clear at all volume levels.

Cabinet construction

High-tech driver design

The RF-7 II uses two light-yet-rigid Cerametallic woofers with a folded edge to produce smooth mids and tight bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones help to dampen unwanted vibrations and reduce distortion, while integrated dustcaps add stability. The RF-7 II also has dual five-way binding posts, giving you the option to bi-amp or bi-wire this speaker for the best possible performance.

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Excellent sound. Still wearing them in. Compared to my JBL L890 these really dominate and are far better sounding.

Carlo, Lexington, KY

What's in the Box:

  • Cherry floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Removable grille
  • 2 Stabilizer feet
  • 4 Carpet spikes
  • 4 Machine screws (installed on bottom of speaker)
  • Owner's Manual

Product Highlights:

  • frequency response 30-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to 250 watts RMS (1000 watts peak)
  • sensitivity 101 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • Tractrix® horn with 1-3/4" titanium dome tweeter
  • dual 10" Cerametallic™ woofers
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • furniture-grade cherry wood veneer
  • dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 15-7/8"W (11-5/8" without feet) x 48-1/2"H x 16-5/16"D
  • weight: 87.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Klipsch Reference RF-7 II

Average Customer Review(s):

(26 Reviews)

RF-7II is absolute perfection

Daren from Hickory, NC on 11/19/2016

My first impression of them is they are very bright and not bass heavy at low volumes like I was expecting them to be. At lower volume my RF-82 speakers I had to dial back the bass knob to zero, on the RF-7II I had to dial it to full for the same output but as you turn the volume knob up is where these things come alive. They are capable of insane loudness while remaining crystal clear. I pushed them with a Onkyo Integra M-504 amp and they took everything it could give and begged for more. Some speakers tend to sound good with only certain kinds of music but the RF-7II sound good with anything from classical to techno bass music. I have owned Cerwin Vega VS-150, Klipsch RF-82, Klipsch RF-83, Infinity Crescendo CS-3007, JBL, Pioneer and Polk Audio in the past. None of them come close to the beautiful sound of the RF-7II. You would have to pay double their price if you want an improvement over them. Pretty much, detailed clear highs, tight punchy bass with the ability to rattle your house with ultra low bass notes also. I turned the subwoofer off with these, not needed. Now for the appearance, I have the cherry finish speakers and they look incredible. The wood grain is beautiful. I still own my RF-83's but they are in black and I so wish I would have gotten them in the cherry finish also. As a final note, yes they are a little pricey for the average Joe but you get what you pay for and if taken care of this is the only speaker you'll need for a lifetime.

Pros: Detailed, no distortion regardless of volume, chest pounding bass that is tight and accurate, beautiful cherry finish cabinets, made in the USA.

Cons: Heavy,solved with a set of hand trucks to move them around. I am not too fond of the speaker grill clips, easily broken if you are not careful installing them. I like the magnetic clips on the RF-83 much better.

Klipsch Reference RF-7 II

Carlo from Lexington, KY on 11/14/2016

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Excellent sound. Still wearing them in. Compared to my JBL L890 these really dominate and are far better sounding.

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Anonymous from Lincoln, NE on 10/11/2016

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First, I must say that I am a huge Klipsch fan, since I was 13 years old. I have owned KG-2s, and for nearly 20 years KLF-20's until getting the RF-7IIs. The service at Crutchfield is second to none. Tim, helped me with this purchase, and he was A+. In this day and age it is rare to get what you pay for. Well, from the packaging to product you get it with these. The wood finish alone is in a class of its own. I am still in the early stages of listening and am amazed at the sound stage and imaging these speakers can produce at low or high level. The main thing to know if you may have never owned Klipsch speakers is this: you will actually feel the bass. I am a total audiophile and use these 2.0 stereo only. No need for anything else, its just a hassle. These rock. Thank you Crutchfield!

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Speaking of speakers...

sam from Chester Springs, PA on 10/10/2016

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You get what you pay for; that adage holds. Best speakers I have ever owned. I'm powering them with a Neuhaus T2 tube amp that is a mere 20w/ch and just thinking what they would sound like with a powerful amp (they're rated to handle 250w/ch!!) is scary. The 97dB efficiency rating must be what enables me to play them loud without getting any hum when using turntable. With Advents and Pioneer HPM 100s i would get a hum when i cranked the volume. All told, these are really sweet. Heavily discounted now, must be something in the wings that will replace them; whatever it might be it won't sound better, will just have a different number. To improve sound from here the next step up would be to the speakers. Am I ever glad I decided to take the plunge. Now I'm wondering what 4 of them would sound like! I may find out; Christmas is coming.

Pros: Powerful, yessiree. Bass that kicks you in the stomach; mids make the guitars cut like a knife; highs nice and tinkly, just floating on top of it all. And very attractive; i got the black finish and it is pure class.

Cons: Unless you spend six days a week at the gym have a friend handy to carry them inside.

Excellent

Kdog from Maryland on 10/2/2016

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Great sound. Clear and precise. Powerful. Full of detail. Music or movies.

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

Klipsch Reference RF-7 II

Anonymous from Lakeland, FL on 8/13/2016

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AT FIRST, I WAS SKEPTICAL. SOUNDED HARSH IN THE BEGINNING BUT AFTER 3 TO 4 WEEKS WITH SOME SERIOUS VOLUME THESE SPEAKERS HAVE WARMED UP AND THERE'S NO LOOKING BACK. I LOVE THEM AND SOME SONGS, SUCHS AS LA WOMAN, REACHES DEEP INTO MY SOUL AS AS A RESULT. HIGHLY RECOMEND TO ANYONE THAT LOVES TO ROCK!!!!!!!!

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WOW!!!!

robert from Warwick, RI on 5/18/2016

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Well, they are big, and they are rich and dynamic. They are part of my dream audio system. I have very discerning ears and I always wanted that system to end all systems - the one I would die with. Now I have it! I replaced a Denon receiver with the Yamaha flagship RX-A3040, and added the Klipsch RF 7 II's along with the Klipsch RP-450CA Center speaker and a couple 10 year old Polk bookshelf speakers. my previous floor and center speakers were Boston Acoustic VR series (ca 1995??) The result is making me happy beyond my dreams. I admit that I spent some serious money on these speakers and receiver, but how happy my ears are!!! For my test listening I started with a Diana Ross Live CD (CA 1993) - Stolen Moments. She has a world class jazz ensemble behind her in this intimate club setting and the clarity and details of the music was simply amazing (SIMPLY AMAZING). Next I chose Natalie Merchant's Tiger Lily, and it was if I had never heard her album before. It all seemed so new and fresh. I listened to the Academy of Saint Martin in-the-Fields led by Sir Neville Marriner, performing The Messiah - which was breathtaking. I finally played the Late Natalie Cole's album, Unforgettable and my hair literally stood on end when she started singing. This is my dream system - and now a dream realized. Its not so bad growing old sometimes if these are the rewards we get for being old. Thank God I still have my ears!!!

Pros: incredible sound, beautiful cherry veneer - did I mention incredible sound - I hope so, because they sound incredible.

Cons: nothing I have found yet

Very Impressive!

Russell from Oak Point, TX on 5/10/2016

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I upgraded to these full size speakers from a set of really nice Polk LSiM703 bookshelf speakers/sub combo as I was looking for something a bit more dynamic. My expectations have certainly been met. Firstly, the fit and finish are beautiful. These are hefty at nearly 90 lbs each. A beautiful looking pair. I ordered them in black to match my other gear. Audio quality is impeccable - the horn tweeters really sparkle with crisp detail in the highs. I don't feel it is overdone at all. The low end is there, but I still prefer to augment with a 10" subwoofer to round out the bass. I am not a bass monster at all, but I like the larger dynamic range that comes with an added subwoofer. I could probably try to tweak the EQ to get more out of the speakers without the subwoofer. Not sure if I can get the same result as having a dedicated sub...and I already had one to use anyway... This is a winner is my book...

Pros: Beautiful finish and build quality Lots of dynamic sparkle out of those horn tweeters - but not overdone Mids to lows are pleasing

Cons: Big & Heavy Price Some users might want to add a sub to round out the bass

"Live" Front Row Sound

Aaron from Middletown, PA on 4/25/2016

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I upgraded to the black Klipsch RF-7iis from a pair of black Klipsch RF-3iis and what an upgrade in sound these were. I am running them on a several year old integrated Yamaha RX-V2600 receiver. When I started unpacking these beasts I began breaking into a cold sweat thinking to myself "my wife is going to kill me" because these things reside in our family room and dwarf the RF-3iis. However, after setting them in place and installing the grills, their all black appearance allowed them to sink back into the shadows of my home theater. The speakers create such a sense of realism and detail you will likely find yourself going through all your old music just to see how "front row" sounding they can get. Acoustic renditions of songs are breathtaking, with instruments sounding true to life. In the bass department, the RF-7iis finally filled my yearning for bass coming from the speakers and not my subwoofers. I could never squeeze any bass out of the RF-3iis without completely rearranging the family room. Some of this is likely a result of the room being carpeted and filled with soft furniture. I think the room setup just ate up any bass that came from the RF-3iis, which isn't the case with the RF-7iis. I have to admit that some music can turn out a little on the bright side, but then again, I have only had the speakers for about two weeks and have yet to come close to breaking them in. However, I love the sound and wouldn't even consider going back to the RF-3iis.

Pros: - Strong bass - Very detailed "live" sound - Beautiful finish

Cons: - Not a fan of the grill mounts (pegs). My RF-3iis had the same ones and once a peg breaks you have to try and glue it back on, which is easier said than done. I would just think for the price of these they would be able to come up with a better mounting system. However, if that is the worst of my complaints for a speaker of this caliber, I consider this a great speaker purchase and a huge step up from my old RF-3iis. The Klipsch RC-64ii is next on my list thanks to these RF-7iis.

These are the ones!

david m from Richmond, VA on 4/24/2016

have had nice stereo equipment my whole life. NEVER had speakers this nice! You can play them at low volume and still have full range and clear sound. Crank em up and the sound is incredible.

Pros: super efficient, excellent sound.

Cons: none

Great Sppeakers!

Herb from Ft Mill, SC on 4/22/2016

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Great speakers a big improvement from my Infinity 2.1 system. These speaker are very efficient producing more volume at the same setting as my old speakers. Having said all this they are on the bright side with the horn tweeters. I plan on upgrading my subwoofer and toning down the treble just a smidge seems to do the trick. The sound is very large and expansive. Everything from acoustic guitar to all out rock and roll, Joe Bonamassa The River, just blows me away!

Pros: Large expansive sound, solid bass and very detailed high end. Vey efficient. Good looking speakers!

Cons: Very large. Bright high end notes on zero tonal settings.

Last of Premium Exquisite Breed !!

Cedric from Atlanta on 4/17/2016

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Building and Reproducing Movie Sound stages is my goal. Enjoying a relaxing evening or mid-day concert is a bonus. Having the RF 7ii's under my control is a necessity. The broad and full spectrum of these speakers are are phenomenal yet they still have enough discreet dynamic range to compliment even the must discerning audiophile ear. I've run a the typical 2.1, 3.1, 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 as my test bed over the years but My Personal setup once testing is complete is normally 7.2, 9.3 or 11.3 depending on the movie and entertaining environment. The 7ii have performed flawlessly thus far. Currently paired against 2x RF-62s as rear surround, 2x RS-42ii as rear back channel, and a 6x compliment of Yamahas as hold-over until I finish testing the Dolby Atmos functionality, powered by a RX-Z11. Overall great purchase, expensive purchase but a lasting purchase.

Pros: Heavy, Solid, Beautifully Crafted backed by Klipsch. Handles Movies, Music, and so far as much power as I can throw at it. Great with or without the Grill

Cons: Heavy, Powerful

Awesome

wisker from Appleton, WI on 2/11/2016

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These are truly awesome. The clarity and efficiency are very impressive. They are replacing Aperion's top of the line towers and the side by side comparison is unbelievable. They are used equally for music and TV. The vocal clarity for TV has improved dramatically, even at normal or low volume. Oh, and did I mention they are Very Loud. The horn tweeter covers the large room evenly without sounding edgy. The cabinet shape and finish aren't as impressive as the audible performance, but are still very nice. Cabinet dimension is not as wide as stated by Crutchfield. They are including the feet that exceed the cabinet width.

Pros: Clear full sound Loud

Cons: Cabinet shape is not exciting

Crutchfield response on February 16, 2016 Thanks for your review. We've added dimensions for the cabinet both "with feet" and "without feet."

RF7 II

Richard in Atlanta from Georgia on 1/10/2016

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12 years ago, my surround system started with two RF5's, two RB3's, and RC 3 and RSW 10. Two years ago, I switched out the RC3 for an RC 64 II and it was huge improvement to the center channel sound, (the RC 3 was no slouch). This year, I went to double 10" Reference Subs and now the RF7 II's. I will not denigrate the RF 5s as they gave me 12 great years, but the RF7 II's offer a richer sound. Of course the RF5's live on as my son got them and because they are in perfect condition, for him it was like getting a new pair of speakers. The RB3's remain my Surround Speakers. I fear the Hope, Arkansas made RF 7 II's, RB 3's and RF 5's are the last of the handmade Cherry wood finished Reference Speakers from Klipsch. To me, the new range of Vinyl covered Reference speakers look cheaply made.

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Cons: None

Rf-7II

Chris from Ohio on 12/22/2015

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I replaced some old school Vega E-315's with these beasts. Bass wise the Klipsch would give the vega's a run for their money very impressive. The biggest difference was the highs. I thought the vega's were good till I heard the Klipsch. The highs are crystal clear. I am extremely happy with these speakers. I show them no love either, I love loud music. I plan on finishing my setup with the big dawg center channel and the surrounds. They are worth every penny. Now for crutchfield. I knew they were on back order when I bought them. They came in 2 weeks later and they had them to me in 2 days. I love the whole experience. Keep on rockin

Pros: Clarity of the highs Bass is ridiculous Taking everything I can throw at them If your looking. Buy them

Cons: None

2 words-Simply Amazing!

Patrick from Virginia on 12/2/2015

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I've been in the market for some time now for a nice pair of floor standing full range speakers. I've always liked Klipsch products and these are hard to beat in their price range. Unbelievable sound and amazing detail!! The most efficient speakers I've ever owned in 30 years, other then some old CV's back in high school. These RF-7II's will sing with the right power thrown at them. They're very efficient at 101db rating at 8 ohms, so there's little strain on your receiver or amp. I use an older 20+ year old Pioneer ELITE amp rated at a solid 200W/channel and I feel I've finally been able to get the full potential from the amp with these speakers. And did I say loud?? I'm still amazed at the sound quality at ANY volume level, even with tone controls set to off and a clean direct signal, these sound great. Hands-down, the best there is in their price range today.

Pros: Very efficient, great SQ & headroom, stylish, clarity, and build quality.

Cons: Absolutely NONE-well, ok, maybe just one small complaint, but very minimal. The shorting straps on the bi-wire terminal posts are kind of cheap. Remove them and use some 16AWG tinned copper wire.

Fantastic

GaryV from Michigan on 8/1/2015

Just phenomenal speakers. To call them an upgrade over my previous speakers is a giant understatement. Plus they look as good as they sound. I'll leave the technical reviews with the other comments here. No complaints whatsoever.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Good and Loud

Derek H. from Janesville Wisconsin on 3/26/2015

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Very happy with these speakers. A lot of sound pressure, from a little wattage. The term "Loud Speaker" takes on a new meaning. Yet can handle several hundred watt(peaks) hooked to my "Monster" brand amp. Klipsch is know for their bass, and these are no exception.

Pros: great highs from the horn, earth shaking bass, very sturdy and vibration free. very loud, your neighbors might hate you.

Cons: terminal jumper is a joke, and the grills aren't like the smaller RF's that are magnetic, these aren't full length and hard to get on and off.

RF-7II

Swanny2 from PA on 2/11/2014

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I recently traded my 30 year old AR-9s for the Klipsch RF-7IIs. Great improvement in clarity and efficiency.

Pros: High efficiency and accuracy.

Cons: None

RF-7-11

Richard K from Torrance, Calf. on 1/27/2014

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Great speaker. Tried the smaller R-600 with the 6' woofers. Sounded good but something was not quite there. Low frequencies need that bigger cone to move the air. The RF-7 11 sounded fuller and you could hear the highs and lows better even at lower volumes. they look nice too.

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LOUD!!!!!

Wendell G from Hazard,Ky on 12/16/2013

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Klipsch,Crutchfield and Cooper@ext 4036 are by far the best three audio specialist i have had the pleasure dealing with. All three are top of the line and do there job well. Thanks to all three for making a very satisfied,repeated customer happy once again.

Pros: Live concert sound levels with accurate full range fequency response

Cons: Lack of detail in the high frequencies at above normal listening levels

Good

Cxdavid14 from Tulare on 4/3/2013

Best

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A few simple words

Tom Y from MN on 3/7/2013

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sounds great

Pros: nice highs and bass

Cons: N/A

A Great Choice

Joe V from Outside Philadelphia on 1/6/2013

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I normally don't take the time to do product reviews, but I'm so impressed with these speakers that I had to pass my experience along. The application is for a ballroom in our house that doubles as my listening room as well, (1,300 square feet). I previously had two pair of Bose 901's in the space. The Bose were OK but needed to be driven loud to get any kind of dynamic range, the bass just fell off at low levels. I was prepared to spend some money and was shocked at how much you can actually spend for high end speakers. These speakers, while expensive, represent a real value when compared to a lot of the higher end speaker systems. I have always been impressed with the Klipsch product line and owned a theater horn in the 70's. I didn't have an opportunity to hear these speakers before I purchased them, most of the stores in our area didn't handle the top end products of any manufacture, so I took a chance just on the name. I wasn't disappointed. The speakers can handle low level and high level passages equally. At low levels the bass response is still audible and at high levels nice and tight with no muddiness or distortion. The highs are incredible, as would be expected with a horn, some may say too bright, but I think it's just a better representation of the music, I love it. I like to feel my music and with these babies you feel every beat nice and cleanly. I purchased the Black Ash and was impressed with the quality of the workmanship. Some say they are heavy, well no crap, don't they look at the specifications when they purchase them? The size and the weight contribute to their great sound. I also have two 15" subwoofers at either end of the ballroom with the pairs of Klipsch, but now think it's overkill but were needed with the Bose. Always hesitant to spend this much money, but now very glad I did. I have also recently started to add .flac files to my collection and these speakers allow you to hear all the detail in the passages.

Pros: Accurate reproduction at any level, good value compared to very high end speakers, nice workmanship on the cabinetry, impressive with the grills off.

Cons: I do have one, the horn and the bass speakers are strapped together at the connection point, it's actually a stamped brass piece that spans between the two connection points. I had tinned 14 gauge speaker wire that I placed through the post and tightened with the nut. This made the connection nice and tight but didn't clamp the strap under it because the wire was clamped in the hole and not at the bottom of the post. Easy enough to fix, just wrap the wire around the post and tighten the nut clam

These speakers are great!

Margaret M from Kensington, MD on 9/3/2012

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For the money, these are the best speakers I have heard. I replaced some less expensive and older Klipsch speakers that were not bad, but these are 100% better. And, they seem to get better with time.

Pros: You hear a lot of high spectrum detail through the horns, yet at the same time you get a lot bass and don't need sub-woofers.

Cons: They are heavy and big, but that is what you get with any floor standing speaker of any quality

Best money I ever spent

JonL from Columbia, SC on 4/24/2012

These speakers cost what to me is an awful lot of money. So I was really anxious about whether I'd be happy with them. Especially since there's no place to listen to them first where I live. The first day after installing them I wasn't sure. Something sounded odd to me. By the next day I realized that what sounded new and strange to me was the incredible amount of aural information that I had been missing with my old speakers, that I was now hearing for the first time. I can't imagine how speakers could sound better. I've had them about 6 months and I'm absolutely delighted with these speakers.

Pros: Incredible accuracy and detail. Effortless, clean bass. You know what they say about horn-loaded drivers: either you love em or hate em. I guess I must love em, cause I'd buy em again without hesitation.

Cons: Well, of course, they're big and heavy. But so what. I don't carry them around - they just sit there being awesome. Only thing I wish was that they'd use higher quality grilles and wiring posts. Sure, it wouldn't make any difference in the sound. But it's a high-end product, and the flimsy plastic grilles just don't seem to match the quality of the rest of the product. Same with the wiring terminals. They're okay, but more like what you'd expect on a cheaper speaker.

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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish Wood veneer
Color Cherry
Tweeter Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1.75
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Composition Cerametallic
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type Binding post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 250
Frequency Response 30-24k Hz
Sensitivity 101 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Amplifier Power ---
Height (inches) 48-1/2
Width (inches) 15-7/8
Depth (inches) 16-5/16
Weight 87.1 lbs

Product Research

Overview: The Klipsch Reference Series RF-7 II floor-standing loudspeaker delivers high-performance sound using Klipsch's advanced technologies and world-class materials. The Klipsch Reference RF-7 II employs dual 10.0-inch woofers and a 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver loaded with a square Tractrix Horn, inside a bass reflex enclosure. The Klipsch Reference Series floor-standing loudspeaker will bring out the power, detail, and emotion in your music, movies, or video games.

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Connections
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Highly-Efficient Design: The Klipsch RF-7 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RF-7 II is able to fill large rooms with outstanding, accurate, non-fatiguing sound that you can listen to for hours.

Tractrix Horn Tweeter: The Klipsch RF-7 II features a professional-grade 1.75-inch titanium-diaphragm compression driver inside a square Tractrix Horn for smoother high-end response with greater extension, enhanced imaging, and more powerful dynamics. The Tractrix Horn delivers a 90-degree wide by 60-degree high dispersion pattern for a broader sound-stage. Behind the horn lies a 1.75-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound.

Dual Woofers: The dual 10.0-inch woofers of the RF-7 II feature Klipsch's distinctive, copper-colored Cerametallic cones. Made with an anodized aluminum, these cones are strong and dent resistant. The anodizing process converts their inner and outer surfaces to ceramic. The outcome is a rigid cone with superb damping characteristics that will not flex or resonate at frequencies within the woofer's operating range. The 10.0-inch woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RF-7 II features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 10.0-inch Cerametallic cone woofers and 1.75" titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure which features dual rear-firing ports. The RF-7 II's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound and dual rear-firing ports to eliminate turbulence noise. A black metallic finished baffle around the horn mouth and dual woofers dramatically improve acoustics across the sonic range. The bass reflex enclosure features an MDF cabinet finished with a beautiful furniture-grade wood veneer.

Detachable Grille: The floor-standing loudspeaker features a removable grille which easily snaps into place over its cast-aluminum front baffle. The speaker can be used with or without its grille in place.

Connections

Dual Binding Posts: The speaker has two sets of binding posts connected by jumpers. Using the dual binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speakers. The binding post terminals will accept banana plugs (single only), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare wire.

Mounting Options

Feet: The RF-7 II feature two integrated front-feet and two stabilizer rear-feet with rubber bottoms so you can safely place the speaker on your tile or hardwood floors. The Reference RF-7 II also comes supplied with a set of carpet spikes so you can place the speaker comfortably on your carpet. The supplied carpet spikes add approximately 1.0-inch to the height of the speaker. The carpet spikes screw in directly to the bottom of the floor-standing speaker's feet.

Placement: The Reference Series floor-standing loudspeaker is designed to perform well in a wide variety of locations but you will get the most out of the speaker by following these simple guidelines.

  • The speaker requires a few inches of clearance behind it to allow its port to breathe and will sound best when they are at least two feet from any nearby walls.
  • A pair of RF-7 II loudspeakers should be equal distance from the wall behind them. It also helps to have the left and right speakers at different distances from their nearest side walls. This sort of staggering helps smooth the bass range.

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Big speakers with serious "Jump Factor"

Written by Dave Bar, Staff Writer - Creative, on 9/27/2015 6:41:00 PM

I'm sort of embarrassed to admit it, but even though Crutchfield has carried the Klipsch RF-7 II towers for quite a while, I only recently heard them for the first time in our Labs' listening room. First, just let me say they're big, and our smallish listening room made them appear even more so. It's clear these speaker we're made for listening rooms with wide open spaces.

But our modest-sized area didn't seem to discourage them one little bit. They rocked effortlessly with tight, chest-thumping bass and crystal-clear highs! And they possessed a heaping helping of "Jump Factor".

What's that you say? It's the ability of a speaker to deliver sound so fast and dynamic that it startles you right out of your seat. And boy did these ever!

It reminded very much of a live concert experience, a quality you don't often find among home speakers. Spinning a few well-recorded jazz tracks made it feel as though the musicians were right in the room.

Highly recommended!

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I read the reviews, and man they were RIGHT!! One of the BEST sounding speakers I've ever heard for the money, and did I mention LOUD??!! Clean & clear with unbelievable headroom, super efficient as well. Upgraded from a sub-par Bose Acoustimass 16 II system, now my ears are smiling again. [ Patrick  Feb 02, 2016 ]
Incredibly efficient speaker system, high watt capability, and legendary Klipsch sound! [ Herbert  Mar 26, 2016 ]

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Get them in Cherry, the black is very Plain, as for the sound , I listen to mostly jazz and the horns are fantastic , the more modern jazz has more bass and they handle it with ease, no sub needed , I run a 375bee and could make you deaf with these RF 7s, clear quality at all sound levels, not much adjustment of the bass and treble [ Tedric  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Dec 15, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question John. I'd recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or chat to get a recommendation on a receiver. [ Jeff  Dec 02, 2013 ]  Staff
the bose are watt hogs,klipsch rock out [ Tedric  Nov 09, 2015 ]
The BOSE 901 series VI are the only version I can compare however the BOSE 901 units are less efficient, require an external equalizer, and are more prone to room interaction than the Klipsch Reference 7-II units. The dynamic range of the Klipsch is also significantly greater than the Bose. With that said it would be best for you to actually hear both in person and let your ears be the judge (using the same music source). I Find the efficiency and wide soundstage of the Klipsch units to be preferable. [ Rich  Nov 08, 2015 ]
Sorry. I have no familiarity with the Bose speakers in order to compare. [ Anita M.  Nov 08, 2015 ]
The country of origin on the one we reviewed was China. [ Jeff  Jun 15, 2015 ]  Staff
Can't tell you any thing about the Bowers & Wilkins, so here what I think about the rf7s. They don't need much power to drive them with a sensitivity of 101 db. Bass is VERRY clean & tight. Kick drums sound like there right in the room. I like the horns on the tweeters because they disperse the highs better. You don't have to have the speaker pointed right at you. I've pushed these loud and hard and they handle them effortlessly. They sound just as good when played loud. Can feel the bass hit my chest hard. I like listening to Rock mostly. Hope this help you. Richard [ RICHARD  Aug 14, 2014 ]
I have not auditioned the B&W CM9 but after half a year of living with the Klipsch RF-7s I am pleased with the sound quality on a variety of music formats as well as the dynamics on movies. I purchased the RF-7s to replace a pair of Acoustic Research AR-9s and the sound stage and dynamics are significantly better with the RF-7s. Both Klipsch and B&W have been making quality speakers for many years and either will likely provide clean articulate sound. If you are looking for high dynamics with reasonable amplifier output I would lean toward the Klipsch Reference speakers. [ Rich  Aug 13, 2014 ]
If you like loud,dynamic,clear sound from a speaker buy the rf711 but if you like smooth,clean,nothing to get excited about sound from a speaker buy the cm9. Home theater with the rf711,rf64c,rf42,three peach tree audio 220 amplifiers and two svs pc 13ultra subwoofers will stop you dead in your tracks on the search for the best home theater sound in this price range!!! Trust me and go for the gold!!! [ WENDELL K  Aug 13, 2014 ]
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