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Thejtl

FS: Klipsch RF-82ii Brand new!

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I picked these up from an online retailer about two weeks ago and they just aren't working in my space the way I hoped. Shipping them back would be crazy expensive, so I'm hoping to pass them on to someone local or local-ish. I'd be willing to dive a little ways to meet someone if interested.

I still have the boxes, etc and would ship if buyer pays.

$850

I'm in Iowa City, IA.

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Price and location for prospective buyers...

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That's a shame they didn't work out for you. Which route are you going to go now? GLWS!

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Thanks. I honestly don't know where I'm going now. Not sure if towers are the right fit but I do like the bigger sound.of course some has to buy these first....

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Maybe tell us more why they don't sound right and you will get advice on how to make them sound better.  They are some darn good speakers.  What size room, how close to the wall and how far apart, to bright, ect.  If I am on the wrong track, GLWS. :)

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I second what Derrick said man, those are some killer speakers to let go.  At any rate, if you can't get it worked out - best of luck.  I'd take them off your hands if I had the cash they'd work well with my 3's.

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They're about 7 feet apart, toed in slightly, about 18" from the wall. Part of the problem is I'm getting some wife negative feedback, and that's gotta be a consideration, honestly. The other issue is more sound-related, i guess. They are more aggressive and bright than I had hoped. I recently had a chance to get a fantastic vintage SS amp (Accuphase E-202) and the 82s just don't seem like the right match for it.

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Maybe La Scala, Heresy, Chorus or Forte would be a good match. I'd trade for any of those.

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Maybe you're right. It's hard to know sound unheard, but there's nowhere nearby that I can audition any of this stuff, which is how I got into this issue in the first place.

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Are you sure you don't want to try a different amp before you let them go?

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Are you sure you don't want to try a different amp before you let them go?

The Accuphase is kind of a Holy Grail of vintage solid state amps. It's the kind of amp I've wanted really my whole life.

 

I think the 82ii are really well suited for a HT setup being driven by a modern AVR. I've found that vintage amps with a little more oomph seem to bring out the aggressive nature of the speakers. I have a feeling they're voice with modern AVRs  and amps in mind and I don't doubt that they'd sound perfect--punchy, direct--paired with something like that. this is something I couldn't have known until I got them in house with my set up. Looking like it's going to be an expensive error.

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There is a thread up top about someone wanting to trade his Polks for some Klipsch reference. Polks are a bit more laid back and not as sensitive. Might be a better match for your amp.

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Are you sure you don't want to try a different amp before you let them go?

 

I second that one.

 

Maybe a warmer preamp?

 

Bill 

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It doesn't get a lot warmer than the Accuphase.

I'd trade up some extra dough to go Cornwall. Anyone willing?

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