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Need help deciding on new Klipsch (RF-35 vs RP-280R)

Hi folks, I am considering an upgrade of my trusted Klipsch RF-35 speakers. They are used only for two channel listening situations from various sources. I recently started a vinyl kick and am amazed how great the Klipsch speakers sound even with a low power tube amplifier. My RF-35's work well but my hunch is that a higher quality speaker would add a bit more base to relatively low volume listening. I can get pounding base out of my RF-35's when using my newer, more powerful Yamaha receiver but that's not my goal in this situation. The RP-280F's seem to fit the bill. Looking at the spec sheet, which I know isn't everything, the frequency range of the RP-280F's is wider. I'm not convinced my ear will hear a difference but maybe. Both are very efficient at 98db.

Will the RF-280R provide better base when listening at lower volume levels? Am I just wasting my money if I upgrade? Again, I'm not looking for thumping base at low volume, just a noticeable difference as compared to my RF-35's.

Thank you for your opinions.


RF-35 (37Hz-20kHz ± 3dB)

RP-280F (32-25kHz +/- 3dB)

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Topic - Need help deciding on new Klipsch (RF-35 vs RP-280R) - jgkurz 15:45:09 02/09/17 (9)


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