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Rf7ii vs rf63 and price check

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Hey everyone my current setup is a 5.1

rf63s

Rc64

Rb61

Klipsch 12 inch sub baseline that I'll upgrade later to a diy

My question is how big a change is the 63s to a newer pair of the 7s. Local friend looking to sell his 7 for $1350 which seems like a great deal. I like that my current setup has all matching size woofers not sure if that matters at all. So is it a significant difference and how is the price?

Roughly 50/50 ht and music.

Thanks,

Jeff

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I've owned the RF-83 and RF-7ii at the same time.  The 83's have a more laid back sound while the RF-7ii is a tad brighter but definitely not too bright or ear fatiguing.  The 7ii's will have a "bigger" sound, more bass. 

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When I add 2 subs to the mix is the bass or quality from the 7s even noticeable or worth the cost difference?

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I've never had the 63's, but from what I've heard on many occasions they are fantastic speakers. I do love my 7 II's, they sound great for movies and music. Will the the 7 II's be a big upgrade? Hard to say unless you have them side by side. But the fact you already have the matching set for the 63's, I would personally be hard pressed to mess with your current setup. I would say focus on getting your DIY subs going, I think that would be the biggest impact for your system.

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Ok, let me get this out in the open.  I am a bit biased towards the RF-63's.  I love them.:wub:  For music, they are tough to beat in the Reference lineup, both past Reference and present.  As a matter of fact, I think they hold their own musically verses Klipsch 3-way designs(KLF's, extended Heritage).  As far as movies go, the RF-7II's will have a bit more "bigger" sound.

 

13 minutes ago, JeffKKlipsch said:

When I add 2 subs to the mix is the bass or quality from the 7s even noticeable or worth the cost difference?

If blended properly, it will not be a huge difference between the two.  The RF7II's do have the edge in overall presence but the RF-63's midrange, IMO will rival some of the best 2-way designs you can buy at or even above it's price point.

 

Bill

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20 minutes ago, JeffKKlipsch said:

When I add 2 subs to the mix is the bass or quality from the 7s even noticeable or worth the cost difference?
 

I would imagine your subs doing most of the work, so the added bass from the 7's probably wouldn't be worth the price IMO.

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I've heard both and I'd keep the 63's every day of the week. Even if they were a straight up trade with no money involved I'd still keep the 63's. I miss my 63's and am currently looking for a pair to use in a spare bedroom. Wanting to figure out selling some cornwalls if I find a pair of 63's. 

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Just for another perspective, although the RF63's sound great, I wouldn't sell or trade my RF7ii for RF63's.. Both are fantastic speakers.  

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I'd love to hear some 63's some day, maybe do a side by side with the RF-5's. I am thoroughly impressed with the 5's and never thought I would be having owned several pair of the 3's.

 

I imagine the room and placement and such will have a dramatic effect on how well they perform and will obviously vary person to person. I'm not sure the RF-5's would have held up in my old room where the Chorus II's lived, not many speakers sounded very good in there and it took a whole of equipment changes to get the sound I was after with the Chorus II's.

 

$1350 seems reasonable for the 7 II's. If he's a good "friend," maybe he'll let you try them out at your place? Never hurts to ask.

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3 hours ago, jjptkd said:

I am thoroughly impressed with the 5's

While owning RF-7's and RF-83's, I bought a pair of RF-5's out of curiosity as everyone seems to love them.  They were ok.  Not enough bottom end for my large open room without a sub.

 

3 hours ago, jjptkd said:

If he's a good "friend," maybe he'll let you try them out at your place? Never hurts to ask.

That's a great idea.  They do it at the car dealerships.

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If subs are used, no real advantage in the bass department between the 63's and 7 II's.  As youthman said a bit more presence due to the larger horn but, th 63's are not missing anything on their own.  Keep what you have and get the subs done.

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