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Klipsch Reference Series RF-82

Klipsch Reference Series RF-82
alaScore 84

179 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-82. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 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-82 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the product: Klipsch RF-82 II Reference Floorstanding Speaker (Single) - 150W RMS - Cherry

Dec, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Klipsch Reference Series RF-82 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Klipsch RF-82 II Floorstanding Speaker (Each) - BlackKlipsch Reference Series RF-82 - Left / right channel speaker - (Single speaker)Klipsch RF82 II CHERRY Single 2-way Reference series cherry floorstanding speaker

Dec, 2015

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Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed


The RF-82 loudspeakers from famed manufacturer Klipsch are third in the line among their reference series, sitting below the RF-63 and the largest RF-83. The RF-82 is a compact, high performance loudspeaker that is equally adept at both home theater...

The RF-82 sounds exceptionally huge and very dynamic, and can fill even large rooms with relative ease ; The RF-82 performs optimally at very high volumes, and excels with even the most intense rock and electronic material ; The RF-82 doesn't require...

The RF-82 imposes its big, aggressive sound on everything, which overwhelms acoustic, classical, and jazz material and strips it of speed, refinement, and musicality ; The RF-82 doesn't have a very slim profile ; The RF-82's copper woofers may not...

For some, the Klipsch RF-82 will fit the bill perfectly. Many, many people play lots of rock, rap, metal, movies, games, etc., have big rooms, and are on a budget - for them, the RF-82 will represent a superb buy. You don't need anything close to a...

Apr, 2010

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Klipsch RF-82


A big, boisterous speaker that needs to show a bit more restraint to compete with the class-leaders

A huge speaker for the cash; forthcoming sound; hefty bass delivery

Lack subtlety; hint of hardness in the midrange and treble; bass notes could have greater precision

Consumer review by: mohsinic (

Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Speaker


I moved from satellites to these floor standing loud speakers but let me tell you I had five sat. and they don't even compare to just two of these. I can actually feel the bass hitting me when I turn it up. Everyone recommended these for HT but I find...

Articulate detail, Tight and Punchy Bass. Sound imaging is amazing. The Copper colored woofers add class. Very Efficient


Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: James P. (

World Wide Stereo Rocks


World Wide Stereo really came through for me in the end. My hats off to E. C. there you are the man thank you so much. World Wide Stereo and Newegg a great team. You can't go wrong!!

This is to follow up on my last review. The speaker are great I have to admit these are big, giant speakers that sound amazing. I am in true heaven, now that they are a little more broke in. After fiddling around with everything, I had moved them a...

A little heavy to move around, they don't make popcorn while I'm watching movies

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: Maynard (

Excellent value!


As a tube amp designer\/builder who uses near-field listening to "voice" amplifiers, I purchased these as replacements for the previously used RF-15s which are one of the best kept "secrets" which Klipsch has developed. Right out of the box, the...

Great Sound Quality

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Maynard (

Excellent value!


As a tube amp designer\/builder who uses near-field listening to

Great Sound Quality

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Calebizsol (

They just don't know when enough is enough!!


You must connect these to a clean amplifier to get the sound the designers intended. Don't whine and put less than 5 eggs cause you skimped on the amp!! These speakers rock hard!!!

For 4 years I have these speakers bi-amped connected to a VSX-84 Elite receiver. They are hands down the sweetspot of the Klipsch RF lineup. Excellent bass, Excellent mids and highend. Imaging is also excellent. U are not going to find a better speaker...

Heavy....Very heavy

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: MS (



Ive upgraded my speakers from sony to klipsch. these speakers are great sounding speakers. Ive hooked this into TX-SR706 Onkyo receiver (100 watts per channel). Im impressed by the sound. These speakes have a nice finish. Overall very good speakers,...

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Heavy / Bulky

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: bornplumb (

klipch speakers for me


these speakers are really a complement to the h.d programming with a h d screen

Attractive Design","Easy Setup","Easy to Mount","Great Sound Quality

Heavy / Bulky

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Mike Martensen (

Like liquid audio


Its hard to describe these speakers. They sound like water--so transparent. I use them as part of a 7.1 system...all Klipsch. The highs are delicate. The lows are strong. The mids are like being there. Ive done a fair amount of listening to other...

Product Specifications

Exclusive Tractrix Horns have always been the key component of this critically acclaimed series. In the RF-82, this technology has been refined to include improved throat geometry for a more genuine, lifelike sound. Behind the horn lies a 1-inch titanium tweeter with a large ceramic motor structure to provide a unique combination of precision, clarity and effortless power. The RF-82 employs dual 8-inch woofers for a solid bass foundation These Cerametallic woofers with inverted copper dust caps exhibit a very high stiffness-to-mass ratio and superb damping characteristics. The RF-82's rigid cabinet offers improved internal cross bracing to minimize panel vibrations that can color sound and twin 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-82 features the finest components and Klipsch custom internal wiring.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Klipsch Reference Series



Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:600Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:150Watt
Response Bandwidth:33 - 23000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers