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Old 11-18-2017, 07:23 AM
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Default Klipsch RF7III...... NEW

Looks like Klipsch just launched its replacement for the 7II's.
I had a pair of 7II's for 6 months in my home theater. Great speakers.....however I replaced them with Cornwall III's. The Corns had a bigger sound stage the just sounded fuller overall.
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The newly designed Tractrix horn profile used in the RF-III offers improved midrange and high frequency response compared to the older Exponential design used in the Heritage series. There is better power transfer, less distortion, and improved directivity in the most significant part of the audible sound spectrum.
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One problem I see is that the cherry veneer on the Series 3 looks dull in comparison to the Series 2 RF speaker.
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I was just reading the specs on these - 100 dB sensitivity? Can I run these things off a walkman? Can you really get that much sound out of these with very little power? Just curious.

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I was just reading the specs on these - 100 dB sensitivity? Can I run these things off a walkman? Can you really get that much sound out of these with very little power? Just curious.

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yes Geoff, that's why the high sensitivity rating, tubes and Klipsch go hand - in - hand.
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I am really looking hard at these speakers. I am running 200 WPC on a McIntosh MAC6700 receiver. Do you think that will be too much amp for them? That 100 dB makes me nervous. I am running on Magnepans right now and I have the opposite problem, I can barely wake them up. I am trying to find the perfect balance speaker without taking out a second mortgage.

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They are 250 watt per channel 1000 watt peak.At least my RF 7II are.They work well with my MC-252 and the Mc-302 that I had for a while.They also sounded good with the latest MC-275 I had for a month.Cheers
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They are 250 watt per channel 1000 watt peak.At least my RF 7II are.They work well with my MC-252 and the Mc-302 that I had for a while.They also sounded good with the latest MC-275 I had for a month.Cheers
Thank you for the reply. The RF7-II's are super affordable right now. Not sure I I would spring for the extra and get the -III's or not. Good to hear how good they sound on McIntosh gear.

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Go for the RF7-III if you can afford them, easier on the ears. They are on my 2018 want list. RF7-II sounded pretty good to me, but there was room for refinement.
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Go for the RF7-III if you can afford them, easier on the ears. They are on my 2018 want list. RF7-II sounded pretty good to me, but there was room for refinement.
I was showing my wife the RF7-II's last week and she told me she didn't like the cabinet color. Our living room has a honey oak floor that is almost the same as the speaker, and she doesn't want it looking like the speakers are growing out of the floor. I showed her the RF7-III in Walnut and she really liked it. They are more money but you can get 10% by signing up for their email list. Who am I to argue!

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