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cjmustang69    46

I have owned several Klipsch models over the past 6-7 years, all of which I enjoyed.  Recently, I decided It was time to "downsize" my Cornwalls and replace them with a "slimmer" and "lighter" pair of speakers.  Ideally, they would be replaced with another pair of Klipsch, but I knew from experience, the only model I felt would meet my requirements, (size and performance) would be a pair of RF-63 speakers. I had owned a pair of these, in Cherry, several years ago. I enjoyed them, but sold them to buy a pair of RF-7 Series II speakers several years back.  As luck would have it, the day after I sold my Cornwalls, a mint pair of Cherry RF-63 speakers was listed on CL about 2 hours from my home.  I made offer for them - which was accepted.  I just brought them home today.  Initially I have them hooked up to my Scott integrated amp. Will drive them with a McIntosh amp/preamp in future.  Looking forward to getting reacquainted with these speakers again.

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willland    1725

Great find and welcome back to the RF-63 fold.  

 

1 hour ago, cjmustang69 said:

Looking forward to getting reacquainted with these speakers again.

I hope I never have to get "reacquainted" with my cherry 63's.  I have owned mine since May 08 and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute with them.  IMO, they really are that good.

 

Bill

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unclefred    46

I think the model that caught my eye is the rf-83? It looked like those but with four woofers. I have yet to hear them, but I know a lot of folks consider them more refined or less forward than the RF7ii. Anyway, yours look great and maybe the 83's would be overkill in my HT.

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billybob    5898

Bet the 83's would be killer in your HT. They come recommended by some folk here. Anyway, think we are talking 3 woofers, think 10 inch.

Enjoy!

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willland    1725
29 minutes ago, unclefred said:

I think the model that caught my eye is the rf-83? It looked like those but with four woofers.

 

11 minutes ago, billybob said:

Anyway, think we are talking 3 woofers, think 10 inch.

Yes 3 woofers but 8".  Get it "83" = 8" x 3.

 

Bill

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unclefred    46
13 minutes ago, billybob said:

Bet the 83's would be killer in your HT. They come recommended by some folk here. Anyway, think we are talking 3 woofers, think 10 inch.

Enjoy!

 

2 minutes ago, willland said:

 

Yes 3 woofers but 8".  Get it "83" = 8" x 3.

 

Bill

Thanks guys, I wasn't sure I had that right.

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willland    1725
7 hours ago, billybob said:

Is that right...:emotion-55: Guess I made a mistake then. Sorry about that.

Sorry my intent wasn't to sound mean or critical.:(  I should have added a few of these after my comment.:o;):P:D

 

Bill

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billybob    5898

Lol, It was more me than anything else. Please disregard anything negative. Thanks!

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jjptkd    778

Beautiful speakers! Some day I'd like to be able to try out the 63 / 83's but just cant accommodate the depth of those right now in my current space. I really do like my RF-5's and think of them as very close equivalents to the forte II's I had recently and actually prefer them over the RF-7 II's in my space. With the 63's having a higher quality compression driver than my RF-5's I bet they sound sweet! Congrats!

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billybob    5898

 

^^^Those Chorus should happen along soon for you I hope. Good fortune!

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jjptkd    778
14 minutes ago, billybob said:

 

^^^Those Chorus should happen along soon for you I hope. Good fortune!

Thanks man, hope so!

 

I did see a pair in Oak Oil, original owner with paperwork in mint condition about a week ago for $600 locally. It was posted late evening after I went to bed and I seen it about 4am before work and I sent an email expressing extreme interest but received no reply and the listing was gone when I got home around 5pm. :( Hoping for Walnut anyway but at this point not too picky as I'm creeping up on 2 years searching for any kind of deal.. 

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willland    1725
2 hours ago, billybob said:

Lol, It was more me than anything else. Please disregard anything negative. Thanks!

:emotion-21::wub:

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cjmustang69    46

Just a post to update my RF-63 system.  I've brought my McIntosh (MC-2105 amp and C-22 preamp) over to drive them.  I hooked System up yesterday and initially ran into ground fault issue.  After several hours of searching - I discovered an electronic air filter (plugged into a totally different outlet) was source of fault.  Once I disconnected air filter - system played fine.  I'm extremely happy with how the system sounds.  

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