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Klipsch Reference Series RF-83

Klipsch Reference Series RF-83
alaScore 85

20 reviews

Jan, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-83. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Klipsch Reference Series RF-83 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 20 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Klipsch Reference Series RF-83

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-83 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch Reference Series RF-83 - Floorstanding Speaker (each) - 250 Watt - 2-way - cherryKlipsch Reference Series RF-83 - Floorstanding Speaker (each) - 250 Watt - 2-way - cherry

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Steve Guttenberg (hometheater.com)

Klipsch Reference RF-83 Speaker System

 

In the spirit of full disclosure, I admit up front that I have a thing for big speakers. Not because they can play louder, reproduce much wider dynamics, and make more bass than smaller speakers—it's that the big ones are just more fun to listen to....

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: steve (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers

 

These speakers are incredible. Anyone that doesn't think that is probably imputing lower class input signal into them.

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: Craig (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers

 

Bought used.. Rf-83's are ok.. My Rf-7's (Dean G mod.) stomps all over the 83's. I'm running each into a pair of Krell Kav-250A's . The Rf-7's rule , so much detail , midrange and upper end. Bass is beefy.. Steer from the Rf-83's..Weak all the way around.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: fatdada423 (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers

 

My system is over 20 years old so I started to upgrade. I decided speakers were going to be my fisrt upgrade. I looked at several brand and decided on these Klispch Rf-83's based solely on the price I paid. If money did not matter i would not have...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: fatdada423 (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83

 

My system is over 20 years old so I started to upgrade. I decided speakers were going to be my fisrt upgrade. I looked at several brand and decided on these Klispch Rf-83's based solely on the price I paid. If money did not matter i would not have...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: HTM (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers

 

Have owned both the RF-63 and RF-83 speakers. All horn speakers tend to be best appreciated by those of an esotericlistening taste and the RF-83s in particular. They are room, source and cable sensitive. They produce an "in-your-face" sound that tends...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: HTM (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83

 

Have owned both the RF-63 and RF-83 speakers. All horn speakers tend to be best appreciated by those of an esotericlistening taste and the RF-83s in particular. They are room, source and cable sensitive. They produce an "in-your-face" sound that tends...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: davidaus (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83 Floorstanding Speakers

 

First, let me say this review is written by someone from Australia. The first disappointment we experienced with these speakers is that the speaker cones have been miss-represented by Klipsch. The cones are not 8" as they claim. The cones are only 7",...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: davidaus (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83

 

First, let me say this review is written by someone from Australia. The first disappointment we experienced with these speakers is that the speaker cones have been miss-represented by Klipsch. The cones are not 8" as they claim. The cones are only 7",...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: wmiles (audioreview.com)

Klipsch RF-83

 

These heavy beasts will not dissapoint you. I have mine paired with a mid-range yamaha rx-565 and the sound is incredible. Play any type of music and the highs are so crisp and clear, you'll hear details you've never head before. Every breath can be...

Oct, 2009
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Product Specifications

A force to be reckoned with, the Reference Series RF-83 floorstander sets a new standard for the line in both sound and style. With its high-end materials and slender design, this flagship tower delivers unrivaled audio performance for those who demand the very best. Exclusive Tractrix Horns have always been the key component of this critically acclaimed series. In the RF-83, this technology has been refined to include improved throat geometry for a more genuine, lifelike sound. Behind the horn lies a professional-grade 1.25-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. Featuring an all-new driver layout, the RF-83 employs triple 8-inch high-output woofers with large motor structures for a solid bass foundation and greater control, output and power handling. These Cerametallic woofers with inverted copper dust caps exhibit a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping characteristics. The RF-83's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross-bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound and three rear-firing ports to eliminate turbulence noise. Increased baffle ribbing in the lower panel and around the horn mouth dramatically improve acoustics across the sonic range. For signal purity and perfect driver integration, the crossover on the RF-83 features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring. Premium binding posts ensure superior connectivity. The RF-83 comes with a knife-edge back and low-diffraction, magnetically attached grille to further accentuate the elegance of this speaker.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20.5in
Height:49.6in
Weight:100.1lbs
Width:9.3in

Header

Manufacturer:Klipsch
Model:RF-83
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series

Miscellaneous

Color:Black ash

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:1000Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:250Watt
Response Bandwidth:29 - 21000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers/Speaker