Klipsch RP 8000F or RP 8060FA, if they were the same price which would you buy?

NINaudio

NINaudio

Audioholic General
I agree with you about Klipsch's reputation and they did earn it with a lot of their speakers, but I trust @shadyJ's impressions. He's never led me wrong before and makes a point in that review to mention that the RP 8000F is not a typical Klipsch speaker and is pretty accurate without the fatigue factor.

I'd be willing to give them a shot in my system with a good return policy.
Having heard the RP-8000F's on the same day as other speakers that are generally well recommended I was completely uninterested in them.
 
ryanosaur

ryanosaur

Audioholic Ninja
My biggest dislike of the Klipsch specs is the xo point and response associated with it... and Danzilla confirmed what is perhaps a slightly colored sound compared to the JBLs.
I hope I get a chance sometime to hear the 8000s, but I do have a hard time taking them seriously when it is clear they can do better. :)
 
Pogre

Pogre

Audioholic Warlord
Having heard the RP-8000F's on the same day as other speakers that are generally well recommended I was completely uninterested in them.
Fair enough! I did not know you had listened to them. I haven't heard them myself.
 
NINaudio

NINaudio

Audioholic General
Fair enough! I did not know you had listened to them. I haven't heard them myself.
Months back I went to Simply Stereo in Illinois and listened to: Paradigm 800f, Kef q750, kef r3, focal aria 936, focal chora, and klipsch rp8000f. The Klipsch were my least favorite of the day. Now granted, they were also the least expensive, but I much preferred the Kef Q750's for just a few bucks more.
 
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shadyJ

Speaker of the House
Months back I went to Simply Stereo in Illinois and listened to: Paradigm 800f, Kef q750, kef r3, focal aria 936, focal chora, and klipsch rp8000f. The Klipsch were my least favorite of the day. Now granted, they were also the least expensive, but I much preferred the Kef Q750's for just a few bucks more.
Wow Simply Stereo is still around? That was a fun place back years ago, but I haven't been there in a looong time. Nice to hear they are still kicking around, I thought those kind of old school hi-fi shops have been dead for years now.
 
NINaudio

NINaudio

Audioholic General
Wow Simply Stereo is still around? That was a fun place back years ago, but I haven't been there in a looong time. Nice to hear they are still kicking around, I thought those kind of old school hi-fi shops have been dead for years now.
Yeah, they were really nice there. If I had decided to go with the Paradigms I would have bought from them.
 
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Danzilla31

Audioholic Ninja
I can testify that the Klipsch RP 8000f's are a great speaker but like me and Ryan were talking I think the JBL are better and when they go on sale they are very hard to beat for what you get for the price

I can also agree with everyone hear that you should go listen to any speaker before you buy and even then have a return policy after you try them at home if they don't work out for you

How they sound at the store and how they sound at home can be 2 different beasts
 

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