Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Floor-standing speaker (Cherry)

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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.

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.

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Product 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

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.

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Completely Satisfied

Written By Jeff, Florida on Friday, November 20, 2015

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I realize that rating speakers is based on each ones personal preference so keeping that in mind let me say these speakers click every box on my speaker checklist. They are well constructed, sure I wish the finish was wood instead of veneer vinyl but they look very nice, they are heavy and are very large. I use mine for my surround sound and all TV watching and I believe they are excellent. But in my opinion that is not where they really shine, they really stand out while playing music, the highs, midrange and bass to me are top shelf, but myself personally the are absolutely amazing when playing vinyl. Over the past 40 years I have listened to Dark Side of the Moon too many times to count. An hour ago I listened to a brand new 40th anniversary copy of Dark Side of the Moon on 180 gram virgin vinyl and to me it was simply amazing, heard things I never heard before, sure it takes more than just great speakers for great sound but for me these speakers deliver. I just can't imagine anyone not being completely satisfied. I now notice a difference in the sound after about 50 hours of playtime. These speakers have completely exceeded all my expectations as has Crutchfield, oh did I mention great price. If there was a ten star button I would have chosen it.

Pros: Exceeds all my expectations.

Cons: None

Klipsch RF 82 series ll

Written By Gilbert, California on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

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It is indeed a great pleasure and honor to owned this pair of sspeakers RF 82 series ll it sound great the best speaker available in the market it blends well to my onkyo receiver tx nr 737 a very good product . Sound quality will speak for itself excellent. Highly recommend . Thank you Crutchfield for making this excellent product affordable to everyone is

Pros: Produce highly quality sound Music amazing,

Cons: None

Another satisfied customer...

Written By Brent, Pa on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Awesome speakers! The workhorses of my 3.1 system powered by a demon AVR. So nice at such a great price I wish I had room for another pair! No real reason though as these will fill my entire house with clear sound and make your ears hurt if you really crank it!

Huge speakers, Worth twice msrp

Written By MOFW, South Carolina on Saturday, August 29, 2015

First things first, these are BIG. I am using them in a small apartment without difficulty. The reason I'm reviewing these speakers ( I almost never leave reviews) are to counter the negative critiques I've read about these speakers regarding lack of mid-range clarity. If you have a good amp, you'll be fine. I am using these as my only speakers in a music-centric, yet film buff worthy movie, 2.0 set-up and can attest that I am very happy across the board. I am running these with a high-end, 2.0 amp however. I tried them temporarily through a budget A/V receiver and did notice the bass more and some slight vocal-range overpowering on the bass' part but hey - shouldn't we spend more than $150 on the very center of a sound system??? My 2¢. IMO, a quality buy that covers my primary audio, slight-second secondary movie watching, needs spectacularly at this price range. I'd have to spend twice as much to notice an improvement.

Pros: High quality/well built Awesome 2.0 sound

Cons: Big and heavy. Pros >>> Cons

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Written By LKW, Florida on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Great Speakers. Fast service and delivery. Very pleased with the sound and quality.

Pros: "Lifelike" sounds on movies.

Cons: None


Written By Eglez76, California on Friday, August 14, 2015

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I stepped up to these bad boys from a pair of Polk Monitor 60s and the difference is huge. I have had them for 2 weeks and have played maybe 10 hours on them so i cant wait for them to be fully broken in. They are loud and don't distort when you crank up the volume. I have gotten them down to the 0db mark on my Denon 3312 CI , which goes up to +18db , at the 0 marker the music i was listening was so clear and loud. I am definitely happy with my purchase and know these will last a long time.

Pros: Loud, workmanship, quality, build

Cons: none yet

Sound never sounded so good.

Written By Home Theater Junkie, Oklahoma on Monday, August 10, 2015

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I was using 15 yr old JBLs that were great speakers. My brother bought a new car with a REALLY high end sound system. It sounded so good I thought I would try new speakers for my home theater. With the 60 day return option what did I have to lose?

Well the Klipsch speakers aren't going back. My JBLs sounded good, but I didn't know what I was missing. I like the Klipsch speakers so much that I just ordered a Klipsch center speaker.

Pros: Sound quality is excellent, they look good.

Cons: Difficult to attach the 2 rear feet. Screws too big or pre-drilled holes too small. One pre-drilled hole a bit side-ways. Couldn't get screws completely screwed in so using as it.


Written By ae82gtm, Michigan on Sunday, August 02, 2015

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I bought these speakers without testing them in a store. Based on reviews found online & Crutchfield's return policy, I was confident about my purchase. I have only watched a few movies with these speakers, and so far, they are amazing. The detail in the sound is very good and sharp (not muddled).

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Drew W., Massachusetts on Monday, July 27, 2015

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After months of research and several helpful on line chats with Crutchfield support, I chose the RF 82's to pair up with my Sony DN-1050 receiver. I'm very pleased. Powerful, clean, full sound. These are "big boy" speakers and are handling 160w with ease.

Pros: Big sound. Clean. Full. Very nice looking.

Cons: None

The best of the best!

Written By william, Arizona on Sunday, July 19, 2015

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Price for Price, the best speakers out there

Pros: Loud!

Cons: None

Amazing speakers

Written By VenkatR, Atlanta,ga on Monday, June 15, 2015

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Amazing speakers. Bought a pair of these as an upgrade from my HTIB onkyo set i had. I just have a 2.1 system now but thats enough to blow my mind away. I also bought the outlet version of the speakers. As far as i know these looked like they were never even setup by anyone. Thats the best bang for my buck. Overall , if you can handle the sound produced by klipsch speakers these are some of the best ones you can get without breaking the bank.

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Written By Mark G, Oklahoma on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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I purchased these RF-82 II to replace my Klipsch KG-4 speakers, I wasn't expecting a big improvement over the kg-4's. But WOW what an extreme difference it made. I can hear many more sound effects in all of the movies I watch. The overall sound is much cleaner and crisper than the kg-4's. There is nothing wrong with my kg4 and I still use them everyday. But these RF-82's are amazing in what is reproduced compared to the kg-4's. Very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend to others.

Pros: crisp, clean and clear sound

Cons: not the RF-7's , lol

big sound

Written By Charlie, Arizona on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Having had super speaker enclosures from the good old days, I was skeptical about getting new ones as I was used to having 12 to 15 inch woofers, etc. and wanted to get the good full bass sound,but the 82's came across quite good and produce a very good overall sound, but do find I need to crank up the volume to get what I like. No problem in souping up the sound as there is no distortion and at larger columns, they ( 2 together) produce a good clean sound.

Pros: all good

Cons: nothing bad

Rf-82 ll

Written By Dk, Tx on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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These are the best speakers I have ever bought just replaced my complete Bose home theater system to all klipsch speakers of still using the same Yamaha surround amp sound a lot better

Pros: Great speakers and look good with and without covers on

Cons: None

Great all-around sound

Written By Ken, Huntsville, Alabama on Thursday, May 07, 2015

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I compared these side-by-side with the RF-62 II in a local HiFi store and the RF-82 has a much fuller sound. The extra bass really does make a difference. Love the clarity.

Pros: Deep, full sound. Multiple connection options (bare wire, banana plugs, spades). Attractive finish.

Cons: Heavy, requires freight shipping and big trucks can't get to my house because of a dead end and no way to turn around. Had to meet the tractor trailer at a nearby grocery store.

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Anonymous, Hampton bays,ny on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Great sounding speaker for the price. if you love loud rock and roll music, this is your speaker. its size alone tells you something big is gonna happen. excellent base, very hi treble, perhaps a bit too high, and hi impedance makes this speaker crank with a low wattage amp.

Pros: Price, massive size if like big, excellent bass

Cons: Horns/treble sound a bit high at times

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Written By TNT!, montana on Monday, April 27, 2015

Running denon flagship 4520ci. 150 watts channel 9.2.. 2 reference 15" subs. 2 rf 82 s front. 2rb61s front height. Center rc62. 2rs52s surround. 2 rs62s surround back. Unbelievable volume and sound quality! ! Wanted this since teen years. Once you get receiver tuned to your preference unbeatable in my opinion! Run bluray only. Haven't tried other hi-tech settings on receiver cuz I'm old school. Amazing! Will only by klipsch! Much of the speakers were from Crutchfield at great prices! Crutchfield is awesome. Customer service is great and received speakers in timely fashion. Awesome!

Pros: Great concert sound whether watching a movie or cranking out the music!

Cons: A few dollars invested but worth it.


Written By Havoc23, 16059 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Awesome look, Awesome sound, and for a great price. Thanks Crutch!!!

Pros: What's not to like

Classic Speakers, Amazing Sound Quality

Written By Mark M., Ohio on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Super detail and good spactial quality. Open but tight bass. Some have indicated that the horn can be highs too bright, I don't find that to be the case. After a month of listening, I bought a second pair. Good for classic, rock, jazz and home theater. Nice value.

Pros: The 8" woofers are large enough for good bass, but still tight. The horn is not too bright for me. Good open sound and good looks as well. Great floorstanding speakers. Good value.

Cons: Vinyl surface covering, but still attractive and it keeps the price down.

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By Gill S., Oklahoma on Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Great bang for the buck. With the sale price of $400 off for the pair, I decided to take the plunge, and it was well worth it. Very good musical presence and great bass!

Pros: Two 8" woofers per speaker enclosure gives a solid bass structure.

Cons: Screw for stand(s) should all have metal inserts. Only one hole had the metal insert.

Klipsch RF -82 II

Written By Mike R., Ellisville, MS on Saturday, April 18, 2015

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Very open sounding speakers. Tight bass and highs are very extended with the horns. Sounds are very detailed and have a up front soundstage. These are very efficient speakers. Will rock my 20 x 20 listening room. I drive them with an Adcom 100 watt per channel power amp which will deliver all the volume a person would ever need . All in all, great speakers especially for the price

Pros: Great sound. Great price & quality !

Cons: Highs are a little bright with the horns. It took a bit to get used to, but after a month or so of breaking them in & listening to them , I am quite happy. I just have to turn the treble control down on some music , but that's no big deal .

excellent value, great quality

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Was wanting to step up my sound from a pair of B&W 685's (great bookshelf speakers, but without the bass response I was looking for) What a win using the RF82's. Love them...

Pros: Quality sound at a good price.

These speakers "Rock"

Written By jnoll, New York on Thursday, April 09, 2015

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I'm far from an audiophile but was looking to upgrade from my 20 year old Nuance speakers with the Klipsch Reference RF-82 II and these sure have fit the bill. Powering these with a 20 year old Onkyo 75 watts per channel receiver and it's driving them with no problem. Have only had these. for a little over a week so their not really broken in yet but man are they impressive already. They are big, but I like that!

Pros: Great sounding speakers, you won't regret

Cons: None

Clean sound

Written By Rico F, Michigan on Sunday, April 05, 2015

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Crisp clean sound! They replaced my B & O's. Brings out recorded sound that I didn't even know was there. Good, but not great bass response, for my taste.Well worth the investment.

Pros: Visually appealing, crisp strong response.

Cons: Heavy. I am using a small subwoofer to warm up the bottom end.

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By JayG, Iowa on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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Great speakers for the price. I'm using denon avrx2000 to push these speakers and they sound great

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Worth Every Penny

Written By Mike B, New Mexico on Monday, March 23, 2015

Engineers like myself can be skeptical. Apparently, Klipsch was founded by a skeptical engineer because these are everything I imagined and more. "Why didn't I buy these sooner?" They're that good. I also have RB-61 bookshelfers, and the tangible difference is in bass response. These RF82II towers reach just a tad lower in frequency. String instruments are a hair deeper. The room feels just a bit bigger. That said, I'm using this as a quadraphonic setup, and I'll probably get dedicated surround speakers and use the RB's as mains in another room, as they're really too good to stay on the sidelines. If you mostly stand up and jam, consider the taller RF7's. If you're on a budget, put RB61's on stands. If you watch movies, these horns are just a tad above ear level, which delivers a room filling sound. I've played everything though these RF's to get them broken in. Dubstep from the 2008 era, Video games, Classical FLAC files, Jazz, and of course, my vinyl collection. I hear things I hadn't heard before. All in all, these RF 82 II's are the best speakers I've ever had. If you don't have the room, but you still want them, Make room, get a smaller TV, ditch the girlfriend, sell the motorcycle, whatever. Scratch your audio itch.

Pros: Level frequency response, deep bass, crisp highs, affordable, rigid, good looking copper woofers,

Cons: Room. These are about 16" deep, so if you don't have much room... uh.. make room.


Written By loun60, Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 21, 2015

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excellent speakers could not be happier great midrange and tight bass great imaging no fatiguing at continuous loud volumes very clean I'm still amazed how clean these speakers sound very happy I purchased the RF-8211 thank you so much crutchfield!!!

Pros: every thing is perfect

Cons: none

klipsch rf 82 II

Written By john in the villages, the Villages, Florida on Friday, March 20, 2015

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good value for the money

Pros: sound good

Cons: not to be considered a complaint, but unless you have these fairly close together, you will want a center channel. They are somewhat directional.

Great Value

Written By Mark S., New Hampshire on Thursday, March 19, 2015

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I'm not an audiophile, but I know what I like and I also appreciate a good value. For the money, these speakers are really special. When I listen to these speakers at a good volume, it's like I'm wearing the lightest pair of headphones ever made. These speakers sound great when playing blues at low volume and they also sound great when cranking AC/DC. I read other reviews about "imaging" and I really didn't understand, now I do. Sometimes I swear it sounds like there more than just the two speakers.

Pros: Great sound through the entire range. Great value.

Cons: They are heavy, so keep the boxes for when you move.

Klipsch Reference RF-82 II

Written By mike, Iowa on Thursday, March 12, 2015

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i can't believe the volume that comes out of these rascals! i expected the quality to be great and it is,but i'm only pushing them with 80w from an nad amp with built in dac for internet music and stored files.1/8th volume is nice,half way up the house is rockin& just to test it at 100% it is like a concert in my living room that can be heard several blocks away,and still no noticeable distortion or reduction in quality.very impressed with this combo.thanks to the Crutchfield advisor that recommended it.thankyou,thankyou,thankyou!

Pros: highs mids lows all come out exceptionally with only 80w.just a great speaker.

Cons: n/a

Excellent sounding speakers

Written By Louis, Mississippi on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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I am an active amateur classical musician who listens to a wide variety of musics, but I test my speakers on classical and opera. I'm delighted with the sound of these. It took me a couple of steps to get here. I initially ordered a pair of the RF-52II's to replace my still excellent-sounding, 25-year-old KEF Q60s. The RF-52II is superb, except the bottom of the music just wasn't there. I sent them back and ordered the RF-82II model. (And Crutchfield was perfectly helpful with returns. Wonderful staff).

With this model, the double basses and cellos that open Brahms German Requiem, the harps in the first bars of the Mahler 9th, or the lower range of the piano in chamber music sound rich and full. On the upper end of the audio spectrum, I like the sound of Klipsch's horn tweeters. I like the brightness, which brings out the details in the human voice and the orchestra. Jazz and rock sound terrific on these speakers, as well. FYI, I just don't do home theater, and I hate the artificially loud midrange bass of today's movie theaters, which gives me a headache.

I run these speakers with modest equipment: a fifteen-year-old Technics SA-EX110 receiver and an equally aged Panasonic seven band equalizer. With the equalizer, I augment the 60 and 150 Hz somewhat.

Pros: Excellent sound across the audio spectrum. Very good, natural sound on the lower end of the audio spectrum for classical and opera.

Cons: These are large speakers, which isn't technically a "con", but get your tape measure out and make sure they fit your space.

Just Buy Them!

Written By AlanS, Virginia on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

I decided to upgrade my Polk RT800s to the Klipsch Reference II series. I tried the RF 62s and found them to be a much more efficient, and crisp sounding speaker than the much older Polk predecessors. However, I found them to be a bit lacking for a large room, so I gave the 82s a try. Wow, what a difference! The bass response is very dramatic between these speakers. They sound warmer to me, and the difference in bass output is phenomenal. You can feel it. If you are on the fence, spend the extra money and try the 82s. Finally, low volume sound is outstanding, and they are insanely loud when powered properly. These speakers really live up to the Klipsch motto. You can tick the neighbors off with ease.

Pros: Speaker efficiency, build quality.

Cons: Size and weight. They are huge, and heavy.

Klipsch Reference 82s

Written By Anonymous, Dayton, OH on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Probably the best pair of tower's I've ever heard. Probably the last pair of speakers I'll ever purchase for my stereo set up. The vinyl exterior is robust but doesn't resemble a good hardwood by much. They feel sturdy and showed up in great shape (though ups held them for a few days while in transit). They've been great for really hearing some of my record collection as I've never heard before.

Pros: Great sound fidelity. Good crossovers. Very good separation of mid and low frequency drivers. Wonderful response, even at very low volume.

Cons: Heavy (70 lbs.). Cabinet exterior is vinyl wood grain.

The RF-82 II are very smooth.

Written By Tony, United States on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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The RF 82 are very smooth. It covers the full range of sound. I have an RF 62 and an RF 52. The 82 is a great complement.

Pros: Smooth sound with great coverage of the audible range from lows to highs.

Cons: Not necessarily a negative, but it seems to require a bit more power than I expected.


Written By Fx77me, Florida on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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I had a Jamo Classic 10 back in Europe. These Speakers are far ahead of them. All around excellent!

Pros: Very nice sounding if you like the horns. They are awesome. Decent Bass! Size of them are decent! Not to big or small. They make a statement with grills off!


Written By Anonymous, New York on Saturday, December 20, 2014

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Great sounding speakers. Perfect upgrade I was looking for.

Pros: Great sound. Great overall product!

Fantastic Sound!

Written By Nick K, Moorhead, MN on Monday, December 08, 2014

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I bought these as my front towers for a 7.2 system and they sound absolutely fantastic. They really bring the movie to life! Well worth the money, I'm a big Klipsch fan!

Pros: Great Sound Quality Construction Wonderful Aesthetics

Cons: A little pricey but worth every penny!

rf-28f vs rf 82 II

Written By bob, United States on Thursday, November 27, 2014

I would just like to know if there is a difference, and how big or small, between the kilpsch r28-f and the rf 82 II. the cabinet dimesnions and ports are different (one front on the former and two rear duals on the latter). the r28's are not as deep and a bit wider, and the weiht for mass appears about the same. i have heard both but without doing a side by side, i can't trust myself. anyone care to comment?

Pros: all

Cons: none


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)

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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

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.

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.

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.

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?)

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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

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!

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.

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

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.