Review: Klipsch RF-7 Speaker

Category: Speakers

I like Patricia Barber, and use her recordings to test for
transparency. Def Leopard, and ACDC for the bass. I like the music to sound alive, with very good vocal presence, and not without transparency. I love bass, with good mid bass, along with good control and texture. These are still breaking in, but they were good after about an hour of playing. I had horns before this, and was waiting for the day when I could plunk down my money on these. I bought these from Good Guys, delivered, because of the lentgh of time in transit/risk, othrwise, just last month (25 days ago).
I have to have a horn, because I have listened to other speakers, and even though they can excel in certain areas, where horns may not, I feel I have to listen in to hear the sound, and with these, the music comes to you. You feel like you can reach out and touch individual instruments, almost.
The sound in comparison to my other set up, is different, but better in audiophile terms. Horns aren't for everybody, they can be bright, in your face, and sound off through certain frequencies. However, I seem to still have this teenage kid mentality, that can *easily* deal with it. These speakers can stand up to a Classe'product, and the Roksan Caspian cd excels with vocal presence, and transparency, considering the league the it is in. Together this set up, lands the singer, and instruments *right in my room*. The sound comes out of the speakers in a magical, very lively, and 3 dimensional/spatial quality that hardly any other speakers I have heard. The imaging of each individual instrument is so profound, that you feel that you can put your hand around it.

Associated gear
Classe CAP 100, Roksan Caspian cd, and a Luxman T 14 digital tuner.

Similar products
Other Klipsch, Infinity, and PSB. Also a pair of B&W 802 Naut.
You think Klipschorn are good! Try 4 RF-7 Klipsch together and you will be wanting for NOTHING more. When people here mine, they are so stunned and amazed, they have to have a set! I absolutely love mine. The RF-5 and RF-7 have been getting some excellent reviews, everyone just seems to love'em.
The Klipsch RF-7's are absolutely stunning sound quality. It best the best
of $5,000.00 to $10,000 range of speakers and still then, sometimes still
cannot be beat. The RF-7 in my opinion are better than the Klipschorn, just
over all better and smoother, greater imaging, bass, and not near as critical
in placing speakers in comparison. After I got my RF-7's, I sold my Klipschorn's
for $3500.00 in mint like brand new condition. My wife was happy the Klipschorn's
went, she hated how much space they took up in the corners.

I am running 2 channel system:

Rotel RB-1090 (Amp)
Rotel RC-1090 (Pre-Amp)
Rotel RCD-1072 (CD Player)
Rotel RT-1080 (Tuner)
Klipsch RF-7 Speakers

This combo is wonderful and very stunning!!! Goes very well together! You will
want for nothing more. Gives a wonderful live performance, HUGE soundstage,
very detailed and aaaaaa so smooth and warm tube like sound. Bass in unbeliveable,
very tight, taught, and punch slam that just is simply stunning great sound.

Brianlv3, you don't know a good thing at all with the Klipsch, it's wonderful.
I'm very glad I don't have your taste because your commit on sticking a sock in
a Klipsch horn is just so BS that I doubt you've own a Klipsch at all. Most poeple
that go with horns, just can't go back. What do I think of the Joseph Audio RM-25
you say? Well, I'm glad you like them. I don't. It's too recessed sounding. It
sound like someone put a blanket over it and the sound just can't get out. Now I
can see why you might want a sock! I do not like the recessed speaker sound at all,
just not what music is all about but I'm happy you are happy with it. That's all
that really counts.

I bought a pair of RF-7's and compared them to my Klipschorn's. The Heritage (Klipschorn) doesn't even come close to the imaging, detail, resolution, and definition these Reference RF-7's have. I've now sold my Klipschorn's and I've been in bliss since. The RF-7's are without a doubt the best over-all speaker Klipsch has put out to date, and I've had several of Klipsch past speakers and they are most impressive!