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#190516 - 01/04/08 08:38 AM Kliscph RF-3 vs M80
Blue Grass Man Offline

Registered: 01/04/08
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I have a pair of Kliscph RF-3 which I like. Have been going crazy researching an upgrade. I checked out the Kliscph RF-83 and was not impressed. Researched Canada mfg's, internet,audio stores etc. I mean I would go to bed at night going over and over speakers in my mind. Dream about speakers. Anyone have any experience whit RF-3's or Kliscph RF' in general compared to the M-80? Mental help in general?

#190521 - 01/04/08 09:03 AM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Blue Grass Man]
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 6717
Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.
You could take look here and see if there is somone in your area that is willing to audition some Axioms for you.

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#190522 - 01/04/08 09:21 AM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Wid]
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#190575 - 01/04/08 05:26 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Blue Grass Man]
Mojo Offline

Registered: 01/21/07
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I auditioned the RF-83s in my home prior to the Axioms. First, I could not listen to them for more than 10 minutes. The highs pierced my skull and drove me crazy. Second, to tame their bass I had to move them 3 feet away from the front wall. This simply would not work in my room. Third (and I didn't realize this until I received the 80s), articulate details and imaging were severely lacking.

FYI, I am in a 4,000 cubic foot room and I sit 8 feet away from the 80s. After having the 80s for a year, I can only say that these are Axiom's greatest accomplishment. They are a speaker that no one should be without.

#190580 - 01/04/08 05:37 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Mojo]
Blue Grass Man Offline

Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 32
This I am greatful to hear. I could not wait. I jumped on the m-80's in High Gloss cherry. It is a relief to get that monkey off my back. I will drive them with a Denon PMA2000ivr which really opened up the RF-3's. Now I have to wait 30 days for them to be built.
I'll be 9 feet back in a room 12' by 18'. I hope they are not too much. People there said not. OH BOY. Thanks for the feedback on the 83's.

#190593 - 01/04/08 07:16 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Blue Grass Man]
cameron Offline

Registered: 09/26/03
Posts: 117
Report back with your impressions and pictures!! Mmmmm high gloss cherry....... My plain old m60's are envious.

#190596 - 01/04/08 07:41 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: cameron]
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I auditioned years ago some Klipsch RF3-II's before I had started looking at Axiom. The horn sound takes some getting used to, but me being from the 80's and liking metal, did enjoy the Klipsch sound.

However, I would say even the Axiom m60's are much better than the RF3II's were, and the 80's no question will be light years ahead. Be prepared to smile from ear to ear. \:\)
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#190600 - 01/04/08 08:02 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: SirQuack]
Blue Grass Man Offline

Registered: 01/04/08
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I'm working on my grin already. I will get some pictures when I receive in about 30 days. I can't stand it! Hoop de doo!

#190621 - 01/04/08 11:22 PM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: Blue Grass Man]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7373
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Blue Grass Man, you did the right thing by getting the High Gloss Cherry. Top of the line speakers with an exceptional finish. You're gonna be happy.
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#190642 - 01/05/08 06:53 AM Re: Kliscph RF-3 vs M80 [Re: St_PatGuy]
DaveG Offline

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 868
Loc: WI
Congrats on your speaker purchase, HGC is sweet.

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