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Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Floor-standing speaker (Cherry)

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    Cherry finish, facing right, with grille off

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    Cherry back

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    Cherry front

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    Cherry front with grille off

 

Our take on the Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

by Kristen Schaub
Klipsch

Floor-standing speakers — still standing tall

Sure, floor-standing tower speakers buck the industry trend toward smaller, visually inconspicuous speakers, but they're hard to beat if great sound is your primary goal. Tower speakers produce powerful sound with excellent bass, making them a great choice for serious music lovers and for folks who want high-impact home theater.

Stand-out audio performance from a solid floor-standing speaker

Looking for speakers that will take your movies and music to the next level? The Klipsch® RF-82 II offers up sparkling highs, rich, dynamic mids, and full-bodied bass for larger home entertainment spaces. Building on Klipsch's previous Reference speaker line, the Series II models have updated drivers and a new crossover system for even more spacious sound. Grab a pair of these well-made towers for your main left and right home theater speakers, or use them on their own for a rockin' stereo music setup.

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Grille off

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-82 II uses newly machined, light-yet-rigid Cerametallic woofers with a folded edge to produce smoother mids and tighter bass. The specially treated aluminum in the cones helps to dampen unwanted vibrations and reduce distortion, while integrated dustcaps add stability. The RF-82 II also has dual five-way binding posts, giving you the option to bi-amp or bi-wire this speaker for even better performance. And the rigid, braced cabinet comes in a handsome woodgrain vinyl finish.

Check out the rest of our Klipsch lineup, and build a complete Reference Series II home theater or stereo speaker system. And don't forget to add a Klipsch subwoofer for high-impact bass.

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Highlights:

  • frequency response 33-24,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • power handling: up to 150 watts RMS (600 watts peak)
  • sensitivity 98 dB
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • Tractrix® horn with 1" titanium dome tweeter
  • dual 8" Cerametallic™ woofers
  • bass-reflex (ported) design
  • cherry woodgrain vinyl finish
  • dual binding posts for bi-amping or bi-wiring
  • 13-9/16"W (9-1/4"W cabinet only) x 43-3/4"H x 16-1/4"D (with feet)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish Woodgrain vinyl
Color Cherry
Tweeter Traxtrix Horn
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) ---
Woofer Size (inches) 8
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 150
Frequency Response 33-24k Hz
Sensitivity 98 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Amplifier Power ---
Height (inches) 43-3/4
Width (inches) 13-9/16
Depth (inches) 16-1/4
Weight 61.5 lbs
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What's in the box?

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  • Cherry floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Removable magnetic grille
  • 2 Stabilizer feet
  • 4 Carpet spikes
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Machine screws
  • Owner's Manual
  • Unpacking instructions

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Overview: The Klipsch Reference Series RF-82 II floor-standing loudspeaker delivers high-performance sound using Klipsch's advanced technologies and world-class materials. The Klipsch Reference RF-82 II employs dual 8.0-inch woofers and a 1.0-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-82 II utilizes a highly efficient design to produce more output using less power & energy for louder sound with less distortion. The RF-82 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-82 II features a professional-grade 1.0-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 1.0-inch titanium tweeter with a linear travel suspension for open, natural, sound.

Dual Woofers: The dual 8.0-inch woofers of the RF-82 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 8.0-inch woofers also employ a rubber surround for added durability.

Crossover Network: For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RF-82 II features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.

Enclosure Design

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The dual 8.0-inch Cerametallic cone woofers and 1.0" titanium diaphragm compression driver are mounted in a Bass reflex enclosure which features dual rear-firing ports. The RF-82 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 a MDF cabinet finished with either a Black Ash or Cherry wood-grain vinyl.

Magnetic Grille: The floor-standing loudspeaker features a removable magnetic 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-82 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-82 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-82 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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5 out of 5

Satisfied

Written By Rasty, UNION, NJ on Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Happy with the purchase. Worth every penny.
Pros:
Very clear sound. And the bass is nice and deep.
Cons:
It might come in different color but I already got used to it. I took the front cover off and this golden speakers blend in in my room like it belong there ;o)
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5 out of 5

Klipsch rf82ii

Written By Chuck d, Ravena ny on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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The best speakers i ever heard. these replaced a old pair of jbl arc1000 i loved those jbls until i got the klipsch wow what clarity at the high nd low end blew those jbls away i have new love now. i dont need a sub but may get one 4 movies i use a onkyo 110watt reciever to power them thanx crutchfield 4 first rate service



Pros:
Sturdy construction looks awsome with grills of crystal clear sound
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By mns3dhm, Bedford, TX on Friday, July 18, 2014
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I grew up listening to Klipsch speakers like the Klipschorn and Heresy so I was familiar the Klipsch sound. I purchased the RF 82s as the front LR speakers in a Klipsch home theater setup. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the brand, Klipsch speakers are famous for their ability to achieve very high volume levels with relatively little amplification. That's extremely important if you're trying to achieve theater or concert like volume levels using most home theater receivers. In that regard, the RF 82s really deliver; they can reproduce movie soundtracks and music with a visceral slam that will get your attention. The speakers reproduce wide dynamic swings with ease - they can go from a whisper to a scream in a hurry so to speak. I've spent quite a bit of time listening to rock, jazz, and electronic tracks I'm familiar with and its interesting to hear how these speakers reproduce musical details. I think for this price range you could do a lot worse than the RF 82s and most people could live with them quite happily.
Pros:
Can attain theater or concert like volume levels with relatively little amplification Bass reproduction can deliver a visceral slam - its a great rock speaker Dynamics reproduced very effectively
Cons:
As noted by others they're large by modern standards; do check with your spouse
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5 out of 5

RF-82 Klipsch Reference

Written By the sound of Klipsceee, Hickory,NC on Friday, June 13, 2014
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No need to talk about the speaker, they are the legend in sound, beautiful ,loud and clear,very good for all kind of music from easy listening to jazz,rock or soul you just have to get you one to experience it before you die.
Pros:
The speakers look and sound wonderful, I give it five stars rating and the other five or ten stars go to Crutchfield service,order these speaker on Friday morning before noon and received on Monday(from VA to NC) very impressive service,after all these years, Bill Crutchfield, he knows how to run his business and only store still sending out colorful magazine to these days and i love it. Thanks Bill
Cons:
1st the speaker Not handle banana plugs 2nd this model no longer made in USA
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5 out of 5

My RF-82 review

Written By Dix, Griffin,Ga. on Saturday, May 24, 2014
 
After enjoying my acoustat X's for many years I was ready for a speaker change. I was very pleased with the Klipsch sound for years as well. So I purchased these RF-82s 2 months ago. Having changed from the electrostatic hybrid sound to the bass reflex sound needless to say I'm very pleased with the 82s. They are very up front and clear and use little power to drive them. Right now I'm using a Marantz M- CR-510 network receiver (50) watts. They are loud enough for me. I'd definitely recommend these speakers to anyone.
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4 out of 5

Exactly what I was looking for, but there are some things to note

Written By Brian, 85741 on Saturday, May 17, 2014
 
So first, these have great overall range. I have a 2.0 system with these, and you might not know I didn't have a sub while watching a movie. The highs are crisp, but you need to have a solid EQ at your disposal to avoid any harsh frequencies in the 800-2k Hz range (might just be my room and eq).

Now, the two things to note. First, these are HUGE. If you have a set of large bookshelf speakers, add another to the back and double the height, and you MIGHT fill the volume of one of these. but this is not a con, just something to be aware of. Second, these speakers are extremely directive. That is, if you are not sitting in the direct line of these speakers you will notice a very heavy drop in the higher frequencies, namely frequencies that affect sibilance in speech.

These are very impressive speakers, and if you catch it used or on a sale you can get a pair for less than $900. I would recommend these, but do note that if you have tile floors or cannot sit in line with the tweeters (large group showings), you may find the narrow horn beamwidth to be a problem.
Pros:
Good value on sale. Great bass. Average receiver powers fine. Large.
Cons:
Large. Narrow horn beamwidth. Can sometimes be bright if not EQ'd properly.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Perfection !

Written By fhkazm, Nanticoke, PA on Saturday, May 10, 2014
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I have wanted to own a pair of Klipsch speakers for years, and finally had the opportunity to purchase them for my home . Truly amazing sound quality ! The 8 inch woofers produce deep, tight bass that doesn't require the addition of a subwoofer. Crystal clear mids and highs compliment the well rounded sound of these reference series speakers. Beautiful vinyl finish on the cabinets and attractive speaker covers add to the overall excellence of these speakers. Could not be more pleased . Thrilled to own these speakers.
Pros:
Beautiful cabinets and perfect sound from an attractive, slim enclosure.
Cons:
None noted.
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5 out of 5

Been Waiting for Years...

Written By Me Picklechip, Motor City on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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I have been waiting a long time to upgrade my Klipsch Synergy's (circa early 2000's) to a set of Reference speakers...almost since the day I bought my Synergy's! Finally, I had some spare capital and my wife gave me the green light.

In short I am very pleased with these speakers. They really add a new level of detail to our home theater experience...more detail, fills our large family room easily, and cherry finish is really sharp (far nicer in person to look at than the crumby picture online), The fact that I was able to actually stretch my dollars and get the RF 82 II RF 62 II (which my budget allowed for) made this buy even more sweet for me.
Pros:
Excellent at filling a large family room with sound Absolutely crisp detail (what do you expect from a Klipsch horn?) The finish is really quite beautiful
Cons:
Made in China...I'm a little disappointed here because my old Synergy floor standers were made in Hope, AK. If those could be made in the US certainly Klipsch could have made these there too?
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Colorado Living, Denver, Colorado on Friday, May 02, 2014
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If you want pristine highs without distortion and thumping bass, then these speakers are for you. Rock, country, pop, hip-hop, all sound great. Audio snobs might want to look elsewhere because these speakers were made to dance to and also kick back on. I play them low volume to casually listen, but, crank it up to really enjoy the sounds of my youth. Also, these speakers sound so good when playing movies, I can actually hear the dialogue. The center channel, RC-62 II, is also a must have for movies. I've auditioned many speakers and these sounded the best to me. Its really a personal choice. Don't let expensive prices and snob based reviews fool or sway you, trust your ears instead. Life is short, kick back and enjoy the sounds.
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5 out of 5

Why Klipsch Is King

Written By Dr. Jim, Grand island, NE on Sunday, April 27, 2014
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These are great speakers and should please any audiophile. The sound is bright , full, tremendous. The speakers do need to break in though as they really just seem to get smoother with time. I'm running a NAD C 275 BEE Amplifier , an Onkyo Preamp and an Onkyo C-7030 CD Player all hooked into a Monster Power protection system. All the power you will ever need. I recommend them highly.
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Speakers

Written By MattR, Chicago, IL on Friday, April 11, 2014
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I bought these speakers in an attempt to fill a large, open room with good stereo sound...and these absolutely delivered! I have always had some flavor of subwoofer/satellite packages and they simply cannot deliver good 2.1 sound. I am powering these with a modest 75W Denon receiver without any problems at all. When in full 5.1 mode for movies these speakers perform extremely well. Very crisp, detailed highs and the lows blend really well across the front 3.1 channels. Word of "caution", I ended up upgrading my subwoofer because of these speakers. You need a pretty competent sub to keep up with these things for movies and bass-heavy music. I have a 1000W peak 12" ported sub from a non-Crutchfield manufacturer and its doing the job well now.

One other thing...these speakers look fantastic! I have never attached the grilles and I have no intention of changing that!
Pros:
Room-filling sound Efficient Well-balanced sound Look great
Cons:
I'd love to have real wood cabinets...but hey, at this price point, you would have to sacrifice something else to get real wood.
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5 out of 5

great speakers for the price

Written By Phil, Seattle wa on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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I listened to these speakers at a friend's house and I was amazed. Later that evening, he played "The Matrix" and wow!

I post my Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grand and the Maestro on Craigslist the next day and got these speakers along with an RC -62II. Still got 600 bucks to spare from selling the VA speakers.

I am enjoying these speakers more than my last VA's speakers. Not saying these speakers are better, but my ears like them better.
Pros:
Clear, loud, looks good and good price.
Cons:
Huge
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Anonymous, Charlotte NC on Friday, April 04, 2014
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Excellent speakers. The sound is very clean. I am hearing things that I never heard before in my music with my old Bose speakers,
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5 out of 5

So happy now!

Written By bunny, Wisconsin on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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In my hunt for mid-priced speakers I have tried Magnepan MMG's, Polk ATI-A7's, Def Tech, and some vintage Pioneers. These 82ii's have caused me to end my search. Brilliant highs, clean mids, and enough bass to not need a sub. I use them for stereo use only (so far) and it makes my high quality flac music come alive. I was playing them at a low volume and was pleased, but when I cranked them up just a little they produced a definite wow-factor! If I had to have one con, it would be that the Klipsch 82's are hard to move with the spikes on the bottom, but that's not THEIR fault. The MMG's didn't sound right to me, the Def Techs were nice but didn't have punch, and the Polks seemed like they had a thick comforter thrown over them. I am now a Klipsch Reference fan. Crutchfield got them to me faster than I thought and I am one happy camper. Will be ordering some RF-52ii's for rear surround when they go on sale.
Pros:
Clean crisp and clear sounding highs, mids and lows. Nice and sensitive, really come alive as you turn up the volume even tho low levels sound nice too. Look cool.
Cons:
Not really a con, but moving them when the spikes are on is a pain. LOL
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

I had waited a very long time, for this quaity.

Written By Patrick, Wantagh, New york. on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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In 1966, before joining the Navy, I purchased Wharfedale speakers. Splendid three way speakers. They had played a million Saturday night tunes. Or, close to it., or so it seems. Music is magic to me. It is life, and a thread to years gone past. But, it must sound correct. After being valiant performers in 48 years, my Wharfedales no longer sounded the same. I knew it was time.

I had found the Crutchfield company years ago. I purchased a Klipsch sub from them, and when it needed a repair, they were right there. As advertised. I did not hesitate to return. Because I could not hear a speaker that I was interested in, I had to do my home work. And I did ! The winner ...the Klipsch Reference 82 ll. And, here is why. They were ordered, and shipped just as Crutchfield laid out. They are a bit big, and bit heavy. But beautiful. Mine are cherry. Stunning in my home, and the price was right. They were ' bright / tight ' sounding when first played. They did not sound good, at first. But, if you did your homework, you knew this might happen. In two hours of playing...the flowers opened ! The RF-82 ll's took hold of my living room. And, I let them perform. Such sounds, I had never experienced. Pure, true highs. Soft / powerful mids. The base only grew better, but when it topped out, I added that Klipsch sub.. I told you about. Bottom line...these Klipsch 82 ll speakers are magnificent / magic. Mine are used for music only. Good things come to those that wait. Enjoy.
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5 out of 5

Pure Love!.

Written By Todd Olson, West Fargo ND. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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We found that these speakers are very good to have in our theater system. We hooked up all of our new speakers and watched a movie. One of the Star Wars. The part when they announce THX! It put chills down our backs. I have been so happy sence we made this purchace. I have been looking at these speakers for quite some time now. And i could not be happyer. Thank you Crutchfield!
Pros:
The pure sounds that come out from the smallest sounds to the loudest, could not be happier.
Cons:
I just don't have enough time to listen to them.
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5 out of 5

Those five stars are there for a reason!

Written By Ice man, Deep south on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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I have a few other Klipsch products (a small 2.1 powered PC speaker system and some mid level earbuds) and am very impressed with both. I have had a Klipsch RW12D sub sitting for a year brand new in the box that I bought for a great price elsewhere and after reading about the RF82 II's I was ready. I checked reviews on alot of sites and that sealed the deal for me . I had no way of listening to these speakers before buying but went for it anyways. It didn't take long to figure out I had made the right choice. Paired with a Marantz SR6008 the RF 82 II's sound fantastic. The eq on the receiver is set at around 0 db across every band. I hear nuances in my music that I never heard before. I turned off the powered subwoofer so I could hear just the RF82II's and all I can say is if these are in your price range I highly suggest getting them. I found that a powered sub is not needed with these but If you are like me and prefer a bit more bass then you always have the option. From what I have read these sound even better after being broke in for a month or so. I can't imagine because I am already very pleased.
Pros:
Superb sound quality, well made, wider back legs to prevent tipping
Cons:
The cherry veneer are priced $100 less each when I highly doubt they cost any less to make.
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5 out of 5

RF-82 III is a solid product

Written By Dave, Battlefield on Monday, January 13, 2014
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Great product! They fill up my irregular shaped family room no matter where I am. And having a tower makes it possible to set them high enough to get over a sofa and a desk.

I'm also impressed by the delivery service. They actually came day early.
Pros:
Good sound though out their range. They're also kind of handsome..
Cons:
They are very difficult to move, especially after I put the spikes on them. And the connections are a little awkward for my bigger than normal hands. (Now that I've got them placed and connected neither of these will be a problem any more, will they?)
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5 out of 5

Crisp, clear, big sound

Written By M.D., Charlotte on Friday, January 10, 2014
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Excellent room filling sound, even with a modest Denon AVR-E300 to power them. Paired with a RC-62 center speaker, I have fantastic sound with my movies. Great looking too. I initially bought the RF-52's but exchanged them for these 82's. Crutchfield made correcting my mistake in going too small very easy.
Pros:
Big, clear sound. Great appearance.
Cons:
Fairly large
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5 out of 5

Awesome speakers

Written By leigh, calif on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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I have been looking for some speakers for quite sometime and these fit the bill great""I haerd them before and that's why I bought them.Klipsch makes some of the best speakers on the market.
Pros:
Efficient(doesn't take much to drive them,sound,price,quality
Cons:
I wish it was real veneer on them instead of vinyl
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Eric, Hampton, VA on Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Theses are the best speakers I've ever owned. The sound quality is outstanding and they are beautiful. Very clear and very loud with no distortion. I bought the entire surround system and I'm pushing them with the Onkyo 818 receiver. All I can say is wow! I've also paired these with two subs, the SW-450 and SW-112. Man my whole house is shaking!
Pros:
Awesome sound and great bass.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RF-82 ||

Written By Viktor, Newman,GA on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Great speakers,good enough to fill with sound a big room 1500 sq.ft with open roof. The walls start to shake. Very warm,deep and dence sound!
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Tye, New York on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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Let me begin by giving Crutchfield an A + in customer service. Secondly I saved for months to purchase these speakers and convincing my wife's ears to death about how we "need these for our living".

I originally purchased them from another online store who advised me that I would receive them in 4 business days. On the day of delivery not a single person there could inform why I did not receive my speakers or what the hold up was. After 3 weeks of going back and forth with their horrible customer service I came across Crutchfield and after reading literally every single review I made the decision to purchase even with my order with the other company under "shipping soon" status......right.

Not only did I get my speakers on time Crutchfield confirmed my order with a phone call and even sent me a hand written thank you card from Artie.

Clearly with this kind of customer service I Have taken my online purchases away from other stores and obtained a great first time experience with Cructhfield and will continue with them in the future.

Btw after the speakers arrived and I took the covers off the speakers my wife was taking pictures and putting them Up on Facebook.

I would definitely recommend Crutchfield to my friends and family.
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Dwild, Fountain Co on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Music has always been a very important part of my life, it moves me, it take me places, in inspires me, and these speakers makes all of those experiences richer and even more fulfilling. I am 51 years old so I have tried plenty of speaker over my life time and these are my favorite by far. I have listened to speaker sold at more that 4 times the cost of these and the Klipsch just out perform them. I love them and Crutchfield Rocks...
Pros:
Unbelievable bass and beautiful highs
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Vee, Pa on Saturday, October 26, 2013
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Crisp quality sound
Pros:
Nice sound from 8" speakers. Solid construction with sturdy, thick metal feet with removable hefty spikes for carpeted floors. Magnetic latching speaker covers.
Cons:
Tall and heavy but then again not really a con. Black or cherry finish only choices. I anticipate years of enjoyment from solid construction however the sharp edges and corners of the cabinet might wear sooner then a rounded off style.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RF 82 II Reference Speakers

Written By GTB, Spokane, WA on Friday, September 27, 2013
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After reading other reviews I expected these speakers to be "in your face" or "bright". Instead I'm pleased that I've found these to be extremely smooth and are capable of the deepest lows and delicate highs. For me a good test of speakers is how they handle the crossover point from one driver to the next. Phase integration and simple tone changes from one driver to another can trip up some otherwise great speakers. Female vocals tend to be a very telling test for this, and these Klipsch speakers do an admirable job in this range.

I use these speakers for both HT and music, and am driving them with a Denon AVR-E300 receiver.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Hammer, Iowa on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Everything I hoped for when I ordered them. Using them for mostly music 2 channel stereo and they are superb. Realistic sound and very efficient. Lots of bass. I have a subwoofer but could easily do without it. These are the loudest speakers I've ever owned.
Pros:
Clear, accurate sound. Very loud when you crank up the volume. Good bass response.
Cons:
Big and heavy.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RF 82ll

Written By Mark U, Ohio on Sunday, September 01, 2013
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INCREDIBLE !!!! I purchased a pair of RF82ll's from Crutchfield 3 months ago after doing much research. I've had JBL, BOSE, KENWOOD, and they all pale in comparison to Klipsch! These speakers will amaze you! Worth every dollar and then some! Crutchfield has the best deal going on the cherry finish .
Pros:
Stunnging Bass and Highs !!
Cons:
None at all.
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5 out of 5

RF-82II

Written By Luke, Lee, NY on Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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Outstanding clarity and depth without a subwoofer. Not that difficult to move around. Experiment with your placement and you're bound to be happy.
Pros:
Happy!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

AWESOME Speakers

Written By Tony T., TN. on Monday, June 03, 2013
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These are the best sounding speakers I have ever heard.Love them.
Pros:
The Bi-amping ability,they look great and sound great.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RF-82 II

Written By JeffR, MA on Monday, June 03, 2013
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These speakers are the greatest floor standers that I have ever had the pleasure to own. I was a little hesitant at first based on the price but if I had to do it again I would for sure splurge and buy these wonderful speakers again. I am coming from Infinity Primus P362's as my mains and I can certainly tell you that these RF-82 II's are leaps and bounds better. Much better highs which are more crisp and clear and the low end is great as well. Bass response on these are very good and they produce a nice tight bass response. They can go pretty low but if you are a home movie buff or looking for more bang then a sub-woofer is for sure recommended but not needed. These as a stereo pair sound great. I am using a Pioneer Elite SC-37 receiver and these speakers can be pushed hard with no signs of distortion what so ever even at high volumes thanks to their very efficient design. Just finished rewatching Star Wars eps 3-6 and these speakers made the movie come alive like I never heard before. Stellar. One last note: these are not as directional as some reviewers have stated.
Pros:
Provides an excellent front sound stage from crisp clean high's thanks to its horn loaded tweeter. Bass response is excellent provided you have the right amp/power going to these speakers. Ability to bi-amp these speakers is an excellent option to have.
Cons:
Not really a con but at this price point I would like to have a real wood veneer...that being said the vinyl wood grain is very well done and does not look cheap and does in fact look like real wood. I went with the black ash. As others have noted on the 5-way binding posts, they feel a little cheap to me but get the job done. Would have preferred them to be metal instead of the plastic thumb screws. These are heavy speakers as others have noted and quite large as well so measure your room!
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5 out of 5

Great speakers

Written By Tom, Columbus Ohio on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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I have my RF-82ii's hooked up as stereo speakers as opposed to surround. I just love the BIG clear sound that they reproduce. I've owned alot of different speakers in my 50 years on the planet, and these are the best I've ever owned.
Pros:
Nice, clear bass that fills the room, very clear mids and highs.
Cons:
They're a bit on the large side, but I like that, so no real cons.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By singhN, chicago,il on Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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i replaced my 10 year old floor speakers connected with onkyo thx nr 818 receiver with klipsch RF82-II results are excellent these speakersare definitely worth the price.
Pros:
excellent sound
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5 out of 5

Klipsch RF 82

Written By EDS, NY on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Awesome speakers, completely challenge my long held beliefs concerning speakers, cannot believe that two eight inch speakers are capable of such clean and extended bass, the highs and midrange are equally impressive, the high efficiency is the icing on the cake.
Pros:
Can't fault construction quality on any level, equal to high quality American made products.
Cons:
Wish the finish were real wood but for the price it's to be expected.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Anonymous, Silver city . NC 27344 on Friday, April 05, 2013
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Exelent
Pros:
Good
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5 out of 5

Excellent Speakers!!

Written By Shawn C, Arizona on Sunday, March 24, 2013
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Wow! I've had these speakers for a couple weeks now and continue to be impressed. It took a little time to re-adjust my Onkyo 809 the way I like music to sound and a little time for my ears to get used these speakers, but it was well worth it! I hear things in music now that I was missing before! I have purchased a whole reference series for my main listening area and man do they sound great together! These towers can handle power very well. I cannot get them to distort, no matter how loud I turn it up! I love my bass and for people who need to feel their music I suggest adding a sub to the mix, the speakers bass is good alone, but it will not "hit" you without a sub. For the money, these speakers are an exceptional value!! I would buy them again without hesitation!
Pros:
Great clarity, excellent highs, awesome presense
Cons:
a little light on the bass for anyone who needs to be "moved" - That's why we buy subs!
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5 out of 5

RF 82 Klipsch speakers

Written By Anonymous, Conroe, TX on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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I have listened to several speakers better than the Klispsch RF 82. They were $6000.00 and higher. The Klipspsch are very directional, be aware of that. The overal performance is very good. I do not believe you can buy any speaker better in this price range. If you buy these you will NOT be disappointed. My statement: Klipsch delivers again! Do not hasitate...
Pros:
Unbelivable for the price
Cons:
non
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5 out of 5

AWESOME speakers!

Written By Richard U., McAllen, Tx. on Thursday, March 14, 2013
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I have always admired and wanted Klipsch speakers. In the early 1980's, I had a friend that owned a pair of Klipschorn's, and they sounded amazing. There are truly no words that can properly convey just how AWESOME these speakers are. I have a pair of RF 7 II's standing side-by-side of the RF 82 II's and my center speaker is the Klipsch RC 64 II, with the RS 62 II's surround speakers that I mounted on the wall above my couch, and the SW 311 subwoofer, all which I ordered from Crutchfield, The pro's at Crutchfield promptly answered all my questions, so I decided to pull the trigger and let the moths out of my wallet. You only live once, so if you want the best in sound, order your Klipsch speakers, THE KEEPERS OF THE SOUND from Crutchfield. When I ordered them, I couldn't wait to get them. The sound that they produce is PURE AUDIO ECSTACY. POWER. DETAIL. EMOTION. is exactly what you will get when you order your Klipsch speakers. If you want the best, you have got to pay for it.
Pros:
The sound these speakers reproduce is exactly what sound engineers expect.
Cons:
To me, there are no cons about the RF 82 II's. I have always believed that you get what you pay for. I give these speakers a 5 star rating.
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5 out of 5

Killer Klipsch Speakers

Written By RadioDan, Independence Or on Sunday, November 04, 2012
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When I was a kid I used to dream about the ideal stereo system.. Of course, like any dream, it included Klipsch Corner Horn speakers.. Now that I have the available resources to make my dreams happen I found a vintage Empire Troubadore turntable, (had an amp already) and went looking for speakers. I considered the Corner Horns, but they dont really fit the decor, so I got a set of Refernce 82s... Man, they are AWESOME !!! Of course that wasn't enough, so now I also have the rest of the refernce series 5.1 surround sound set. WOW!!!!! I am still unsure of the actual need for a subwoofer (or pair thereof) because the 82s have stunning thunderous low frequency response... as low as any of my source goes so far...
Pros:
Not only is the sound thrilling, but the look great too!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Stevie S, San Antonio, TX. on Friday, October 19, 2012
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Wow!! These speakers are awesome...they rock ! I put together a Klipsch, Def Tech , Denon surround system not really caring about " surround" since I'm mainly into music but.....now , I'm converted ! ...I have the best of both and Crutchfield showed me how.
Pros:
No need for a sub, they look impressive
Cons:
Hard to convince apartment manager your not the one with the loud music !!!
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5 out of 5

Movie or Music, it'll rock both

Written By Brandon, Owings Mills, MD on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
 
I purchased the RF-82II as my left and right reference speakers (purchased 2 towers in total), and to go along with the RC-64II center. I am pleasantly in awe of the clarity and depth these towers offer. They will play/ hit the highest of the highs and deepest lows that a movie sound track can throw at it, and will replicate and envelop you in warm melody if you're playing music through them. For the price, there is not a better tower on the market! (this is my opinion and based on how my ears hear the speakers).
Pros:
price, clarity, style, size, warranty, power (RMS Watt) handling capability, Bi-Amp capability, weight, cabinet construction, packaging for shipping
Cons:
if you are not accustomed to tower speakers of these dimensions, they could be heavy to you and less maneuverable around your home..... Nothing about these towers is negative
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5 out of 5

klipsh rf 82 speakers

Written By andy, ohio on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
 
Crutchfield has always served me rite i have delt with them for probably 20 years or so always great service and never have to worry about returning an item your un happy with thanks Bill Crutchfield and staff.. Anyway i want to tell you these speakers are awaesome im useing the yamaha rx v 1900 recever on the klipsh rf-82-2. I dont know where some of these guys say no bass i have enough to knock nick knacks of my wall with the rf -82s alone i listen to music like bob segar and glenn frey no rap at all.. Ounce i went thru my receiver adjusted the geq turned the music enhancer on changed to large distance level etc my receiver even come alive able to use things the bose didnt need i used to have bose am 10s and 2 jbl pb 10 subs and lets just say these alone kick some royal butt !!! Im adding the rc-62 center and 2 pairs of rc 61 if you want a good speaker that sounds good and loud and bass that puts you there well think no more buy them i sure dont have any complaints about these speakers thanks Crutchfield and a job well done klipsh o and Dallas at Crutchfield good job my girls knick knack didnt break completely but she sure was mad lol these things rock !!!!
Pros:
none
Cons:
none i can find at this time
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5 out of 5

Excellent main speaker choice

Written By thedjan, Bellingham, WA on Friday, May 04, 2012
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Little assembly required for floor stands/carpet spikes right out of the box. They are heavy and of obvous quality. You might concider a hand cart with towels for padding to locate in you room. Manufacturer recomends 2 feet behide for optimum bass response. I have 2 subs so bass response for me was not an issue. They perform well and provide excellent mid and high range main speakers for my set up. The detail I have been missing is amazing. By them selves as a stereo pair they sound ok, but I use them in concert w/ an entire Klipsch reference series speaker 9.2 setup. They are designed to work togeather and for that they are quite simply amazing.
Pros:
Quality, sound, apearance, bi-amp ability
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

Floor standing speakers

Written By John F, Coupeville, WA on Friday, April 20, 2012
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Recommended by Daisy Crutchfield and she was right on. Order processed and timely. Set up went well. The overall project is still going on.
Pros:
I have been an audiophile since 1958 and the sound is excellent.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

LovemyKlipsch

Written By Klipsch RF-82II, Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, February 09, 2012
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My system: 5.1 using Yamaha RX-V1900 7.1 receiver, total Klipsch speaker system with RF-82II left and right, RF62II center, RF-52II rear surround. Impressive detail and imaging, soundstage just grew with introducing these exceptional speakers(last 2 speakers to replace before the system became all Klipsch). Provides all the bass needed above the sub woofer frequency. Gives alot of punch in dynamics. Pricing is very reasonable and once you hear the impact of these speakers within your sound system, you will be amazed. Very easy to drive. They work well with complimentary Klipsch speakers to complete the surround layout. Before buying these speakers, I never used the "Direct Audio" mode of my audio receiver. Now, when I want to get serious about listening to a CD, I select Direct Audio without hesitation.
Pros:
Great eye appeal. Awesome sound. Affordably priced. Great selection for stereo or surround application.
Cons:
I truly can't think of any.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Jorge, Enid,Ok on Tuesday, August 09, 2011
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Excellent speakers, I was reading other reviews about they said dont have enough bass and they are totally wrong, I dont know what kind of amp they were using it but I have a denon avr 2808 ci and It make them scream so good and hit hard!!! I really recomend this speakers to anyone and its worth every dollar that you pay for them.
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3 out of 5

good but not as great as the hype

Written By Russ17, Central Mass on Monday, July 18, 2011
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Great tight tweeter but not enough bass. Not as loud as the spec' s would have you believe. needs a subwoofer to really enjoy the full sound. Not bad but not what I expected from the reviews I had read.
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5 out of 5

Sweet

Written By marco, broward, FL on Saturday, July 02, 2011
 
im keeping this speakers as long as a I can. There perfect. I'm going to get four more for the surround sound. I manage to convince my wife to agree to it. It wasn't easy.
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5 out of 5

Happy

Written By JoeMama, N.H. on Monday, March 21, 2011
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Is a massive upgrade from Infinity Beta 20's with 8" subwoofer . Sound quality , yes . construction quality , yes . Eye candy , yes . Made in China , yes . I really like these speakers , people looking for the total experience will want a nice subwoofer , these speakers dont go that low .
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Bruce, Piedmont, CA on Monday, March 07, 2011
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They are so much better than my old NHT speakers. They are attractive if a bit large but the sound is great. We have continued to shop at Crutchfield and been very satisfied. Music is so much more enjoyable, my Merle Haggard never sounded so good!
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5 out of 5

Excellent Value

Written By RobK, Dallas, TX on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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Bought a pair of these from Crutchfield about 5 months ago. The quality of sound is excellent- I got the matching center channel speaker and movies/TV sound great. I play lots of music as well, very pleased with the sound. Firm, natural bass, voices and acoustic instruments sound great, and they can handle anything from Bach to Hendrix. They sound great even at low levels, but it's just so tempting to crank it up and give them room to roam, The appearance is first-rate, too (I got the cherry finish). Highly recommended.
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5 out of 5

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By AndyL, St. Paul, MN on Tuesday, January 25, 2011
 
These are some of the best speakers I have ever owned. I went from a Yamaha 5.1 system to just these two speakers and wow!! Just these two speakers kick more than than my 5 surrounds and a sub. I wasn't sure the extra money for 2 speakers versus 5 would be worth it but I can assure you it is. I can turn these up so loud and they are still crystal clear. There is more bass in my room now than when I had my old sub going. I was so impressed I had to buy the rest of the set. I love these speakers! Just to let you know I am using a Denon 2808ci receiver to power this. 110w X 7
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5 out of 5

State of the Art

Written By NeilR, Finksburg, MD on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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I admit to not being an audiophile but I enjoy good music of almost every sort with a collection of over 1000 CDs. These are pricey but well worth it and I'm glad I paid the additional $$$ for the wood finish. The speakers were paired up with a Yamaha RX797 Receiver and a Marantz CC4003 CD player. The sound is as if all my CDs are being rediscovered - the quality is incredible and many of my jazz CDs now sound as if I were in an intimate club with the players in the same room. Other than the dent in my wallet I have no regrets about any of the sound ensemble for my very special music listening room - these speakers are the foundation of the group - and I am very glad I dealt with Crutchfield for advice and price.
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5 out of 5

klipsch reference series II speakers

Written By RicardoM, Queens,N.Y. on Friday, October 15, 2010
 
i bought these speakers RF 82II with the matching RC 62II and the RS 52II. i upgraded from an 15 year old polkaudio RMII 5.1 system. they are connected to an onkyo TX-SR806 receiver rated at 130WX7. compared to old system these speakers can be played at half the volume and still sound ten times better. granted these cost four times as much. these speakers are very effcient 95 DB and higher. i swear i can keep my infinty 12 sub turned off and the bass is still incredible. these speakers can play very low 33hz. my living room is only 15X21 and the whole sofa will vibrate at 1/4 to 2/3 volume. this might be overkill for a new york city apartment but i am very happy. as always great service from crutchfield.
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2 questions already asked

I have not listened to both the RF-82II and the RF-62II and I am struggling on which one to buy. Would it be worth the money to buy the 82s instead of the 62s? I am not going to have them super loud ever since I am a college student living in a condo, but it is nice to listen to quality speakers when watching movies or having people over. [ Joe  May 12, 2014 ]
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  • 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. [ Greg Staff  May 12, 2014 ]
What do think of the mid-range? Is it full and clear? Does the base tend to muddle or muffle the middle notes? Do the tweeter and woofers sound seamless where the two meet? How do these compare with other speakers in the price range? [ larry  Mar 21, 2014 ]
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  • Sound is highly subjective but I am very pleased with these speakers. I have them with an RT-12d sub, rc-64 center, surrounds and driven by a Denon 3313ci.. I find the new generation tweeters even sweeter. To me they compare favorably with my son-in-laws B&W Nautilus. To me the sound is seamless across the bands for a 2-way set-up. With my sub driving the base and high efficiency of the rf-82II means they barely breath at all. You can do a lot with placement and helps if you have some space for these. I feel I got more speaker than I paid for. Only knock I can make on these is the vinyl covering, which does help lower the price, but it's well done and I can't notice unless I'm up close. [ Krista   Mar 28, 2014 ]
  • If you don't listen to them yourself, you'll never answer any of your multiple questions. I have an older set of Polk Monitor 7 that I also love. They both have outstanding qualities, and I enjoy them both. The Klipsch have more physical output than the Monitor 7, but quality is very good either way. [ LUKE   Mar 22, 2014 ]
  • well larry im going to answer your question the best way possible , but i must remind u i had a yamaha rx a 1000 running these monster towers and they sounded full as in they could hit the low notes with authority , although they were still a lil bright for my taste but u can always lower the treble to fix that . now im running them with a pioneer elite sc 79 and they sound even fuller than before, and they sounded less brighter than with the yamy. so yes , now they sound a lil better than before. the midrange on them were pretty good but not perfect , i think they hit a tat bit lower now since im powering them with a much powerful receiver, and yes they sound very clear , when a window breaks u can hear all the glasses broken down into tiny pieces , as for the sound , they blend in really well with the woofers , just cross them at 80 hz all small speakers and u will be fine. theres no need to make these towers large as , the sub will do the bottem , as stated before these towers have lots of bass on there own but if u dont have a sub that can hit the 20hz or lower then u can make these towers large but that would only be if u dont have a capable sub, there is no muffle or muddle as these speakers are very effecient and yes they will sound a lil bright but klipsch are known to be bright regardles of the receiver u use, but with that being said, i will say this having a pioneer elite as apose to a yamaha they do tame the brightness of the tweeter, im not saying the brightness will go away , but only lower the brightness i guess what im saying is they will sound a lil neutral/ warm . as far a pricess go, i have a polk rti a5 and yes they are not in the same price as the polk rti a7 or a9 , they sound about the same as the a7 or a9 , and the a7 i can compare to the rf 82 , i will say this, sound similar but if u really like the highs and the punchier speakeer with dynamics then klipsch is the winner, 2 reasons:more effecient , better dynamics for home theater [ rosa   Mar 22, 2014 ]
  • The have good mid-range. Sound is full and clear. Not to heavy or light in any range. Bass is not muddy, very clear especially when you consider they are ported. But the port on these was done correctly and does what it is supposed to do without muddying up the base. Tweeter's are not bright or tinny in their sound. I listen to nearly all types of music and they sound great across the board. I have not found any gaps in the sound between the tweeter and woofers. I find they transition perfectly/seamlessly. As far as the price. I believe they are head and shoulders above the competition as this price point. I have them bi-amped with high quality speaker wire from Emotiva and powered by a Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000. I can't imagine anyone being disappointed in the speaker at this price point. [ Joshua   Mar 22, 2014 ]
  • Thank you very much. It did help me to have a better idea of how the. Rf82 sound [ larry   Mar 21, 2014 ]
  • I think they sound very good.The mid is ok,and the bass is crispy and tight.They aren't broken in yet so im sure they will sound even better then.If you don't like them you can return them,I don't think you will though.I think they are on sale right now also.As far as the tweeter goes I have no complaints.I just love them.I wanted the RF-7,s but couldn't afford them.I was considering adding a sub but I don't think I will need it.Hope this helps you.Im not the best at telling someone how well speakers sound. [ Leigh   Mar 21, 2014 ]
  • My 82's produce rich, full, clear mids and highs. The entire range my system has them playing (80+) seems perfectly balanced. I have not done a side-by side comparison with other similar speakers, but did with my previous 52's and the difference was very noticeable. I am very pleased with these speakers. A buddy who thought a 5.1 Bose system was impressive sat slack-jawed when he heard the 82's. [ mike   Mar 21, 2014 ]

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