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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Gorgeous sound from a moderately priced speaker

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    After coming across these beauties by chance hidden in the clearance section in the back of the store, I was excited to get such an unbelievable low price as a barely broken in former floor demo model. After losing my old Infinity Primus speakers from a nasty relationship breakup, I was casually shopping for a center channel, but after reading the reviews on my mobile phone while in the store, I had no idea just how *phenomenally* hi-end these F28s really perform. Klipsch is light years beyond my old stereo system in power, soundstage, low register, distinctive mids as well as the crystal clear upper registers of the horn tweeters. Blockbuster action films have phenomenal lower booms through these towers even when the Klipsch SW-450 subwoofer is shut off! Since this line was discontinued this year, now is the time to find incredible bargains on these gems. Don't let the price point fool you as these amazing speakers outperform some of the higher price bracket speakers in the Magnolia showroom, sans the fancy expensive wood veneer finishes which they typically factor into the price. I have these in a 7.1 surround setup in my 600 sq. foot bedroom, and even for this size of a room it's overkill. These speakers are designed to deliver powerful sound for larger open areas with good acoustics, and you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Tower Speakers for the Price!

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    These normally sell for $449 ea., but I got these on Black Friday 2012 for $225 ea. and couldn't pass up the price. Even if I had paid full price I would rate these above entry level and definitely put them in the mid-level range for Home Theater Towers. Some reviewers said the sound quality was not great, but I disagree. I don't know what Home Theater setup they have, but these speakers are designed to be used with a Subwoofer, Center, & Surround speakers. If you are using these by themselves then they will lack some range. I have these connected to a Yamaha Aventage RX-A810 7.1 HTR, Klipsch SW350 8in. Sub, Klipsch Quintet V Center & 4 Surrounds. I used Yamaha's YPAO room calibration to set my baseline and tweak it from there. I recommend setting the Subwoofer Crossover on your HTR to 90Hz. I found this to compliment the range of these speakers very nicely. Don't set your Crossover to 100Hz or above because the bass then becomes directional and that defeats the purpose of a Sub. A Sub should produce omni-directional bass, meaning if you close your eyes you can Not point to the Sub's location. Also, if there is too much overlap in frequency between the Sub, Front, & center speakers it can produce a type of distortion called Standing Waves that produces an overwhelming rumble in a feedback loop. Movies sound great on these with full range. The Klipsch Horns are so efficient at producing highs that some times a music source can sound a bit hollow in the Mid to High range. I recommend setting your HTR Treble to 0 or +1 at the most and the Bass to +3 or +4. These have Dual Binding Posts and they can be Bi-Amped or Bi-Wired if you remove the connectors between the posts. If your HTR supports Bi-Amping the Front channel, then this will give the speakers more power and better separation of highs and lows. My Yamaha HTR supports Bi-Amping, but then it would be a 5.1 instead of 7.1 and I would lose the rear surrounds. I opted to Bi-Wire these and did notice an improvement over a single wire. These speakers are big so make sure you have the space to accommodate them. They look great and I have not had any problems with the feet as some other reviewers. I would definitely recommend these, especially when they go on sale.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent Speaker for sub 1k.

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    This is a very good quality speaker for less than 1k. They have a nice even sound when hooked up to my Marantz 7001 as a Pre/Pro and the NAD T955 as a power amp. It is possible to Bi-Amp, these speakers and I had them that way at one point with negligible difference. These speakers powered by the Marantz SR7001 integrated sounded very sharp. Honestly to sharp. With the NAD T955 the sound is much warmer and is honestly perfect for my ear. I have owned about a dozen klipsch speakers in the past and these keep in line with Klipsch's general sound and values. The grills are quite flimsy and appear to be easy to break. I would just leave them on and exercise caution when cleaning. (Not a big deal, they look great once on. The binding posts are very nice, 5 way with gold plating. They are very big, almost imposing. There are gold plated shorting bars that are cut for the connectors when not biamping. #DO NOT LOSE THESE) I have spent a lot of time listening to various audio systems ranging up to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. These are not an obscenely expensive audiophile design. With that said, do not expect that performance. But they are also not 200k. If your budget is about 1k. I would certainly take a look at these, as I feel that you will not be disappointed. As per Klipsch's design philosophy, they are very efficient and will be driven well even without ridiculous amounts of power. I did accidently bang a piece of AV equipment into one of them while moving some stuff around one day, I managed to tear the vinyl a bit on of the speakers. I took a knife, and carefully cut around the damage, removed that vinyl and filled in the hole with a sharpie. Looks good as new now, and I have not noticed any more peeling in that area. I believe that the vinyl is as good as can be expected on a plywood cabinet. 2 other thoughts - To the reviewer whose tweeters were not working, make certain that you did not remove your shorting bars. Those are very important if you do not have a bi-amp. To the reviewer who stated that Klipsch does not design for music, well that is just not true. Klipsch has been producing speakers since 1946, long before home theater was invented. I love listening to music, all sorts of music, on the various Klipsch speakers that I have had over the years. And they are not bad for movies either. Give these an audition; I think you will enjoy them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great bang for the buck

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    They are major overkill for my house. Running them with a KC-15, pair of KS-15's, and an SB-350 on a Pioneer VSK-1122, set to bi-amp the front. They do take a lot of power, so if your receiver cannot bi-amp these then you'll a new receiver or amp to power them, but once everything is up and running, they sound great. Excellent sound quality and impressive range and response for only being 20way, really great bang for your buck with what is on the market these days. Be prepared to have help. They are 60+lbs each and best to have two people to unpack them. The speaker grills are a bit cheap but functional (just make sure cats are trained not to scratch) The only real downside I had was the feet come with rubber pads to be suck on, and if you move them on carpet, they can be pulled off easily. If you want to use them on hard wood floors, you will need these pads. I got fixed it by a bit of super glue added to make sure they won't come off on my carpet again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Pure listening pleasure!

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    These speakers sound incredible. The sales associate at Best Buy was nice enough to bring them into the Magnolia speaker room so I could hear them side by side with the Definitive Technology, Energy, and Martin Logan speakers that I was also interested in. I enjoy a rich deep bass but I absolutely love crisp and clear mids/highs. For my ears, these speakers sounded the best out of everything they had. I was more than willing to spend much more on speakers than these but when I heard them side by side, there just wasn't a comparison. I paired these with the KC-25 center channel and the SW-450 sub and I absolutely love my system. I am very happy with the range of sound this system provides to me and I would recommend these over anything else I heard at Best Buy. It should be noted that I also was considering the Klipsch Reference speakers (not sold at Best Buy# so I could never do a side by side comparison. But I compared the specs side by side and I went to each store 3 times with my own music #Crazy Train to let me hear the mids/highs and Money to hear the full range) and I could not hear a difference between the 2 when using similar receivers. Don't be fooled by the affordability of these speakers. These things are beasts!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    To put it simply...Awesome

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    On Black Friday 2011, I pulled a total Cliff Huxtable. I went into the Stevens Point, WI Best Buy to buy a small pair of speakers for my new house and I walked away with these. After a brief discussion with the store manager, he "talked me into" listening to these. He said that there is no better speaker for the money. So I listened to them and I was hooked. I wasn't sure how I was going to explain them to my wife. So I sent her a text before I got home. Basically I told her that I bought a pair of speakers and they're not as big as they look. I just wanted to prepare her. So when I got home, I hooked them up before she could say no. I just told her to listen. Which she did and she was impressed. BTW, she is not easy to impress, especially when it comes to "luxury" buys like this. Anyway, I want to thank the manager who "talked me into" buying these. Seriously folks, they are awesome. I have been purchasing stereo equipment for 31 years. I have bought every type of speaker from Technics to Infinity to Polk to Mission to AR (and many more). There is no better speaker for the money. I did receive an amazing price on these speakers because it was Black Friday. But these speakers are a good buy at full price. If you are on the fence on whether to buy these, buy them. You will not be disappointed. Lastly I just want to say that I have never taken time to do a review on stereo equipment before. But I am so impressed with these speakers, I just had to share my enthusiasm.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sounds great!

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    These sound excellent. Highly recommend! A great value, too.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Went in for a different set...

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    of speakers that were highly recommended on BestBuy.com. But when I compared that set of speakers side-by-side to the KF-28s, I couldn't resist going with the Big Klipsch! These speakers have great spatial definition, crisp, clean high end sound, and great response down through the mid-bass. Lower bass needs some help, so a good sub-woofer helps fill in this gap. The crossover at 1800 hz is smooth, allowing the big cones to handle the lower mid-range that is critical for a nice, warm sound. These speakers sound great playing hard rock or soft chamber music. I listened to both movie sound tracks and regular audio. The spatial definition and detail afforded by the magnificent horn-loaded tweeters, coupled with the fast and furious mid- and bass response due to the dual 8-inch plastic-cone woofers really gave the soundtrack the kind of punch you want in home cinema. These are great speakers! Never thought I would own a set of Klipsch speakers -- but I am really happy to have them in my living room. They are, as others have pointed out, HUGE speakers, so be sure your room can accommodate them. IF so, you cannot go wrong, especially at this price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best sounding speakers in the store

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    I was recently in the market to replace a Denon system and found that all of the pre-bundled home entertainment systems (even a newer Denon) sounded awful. (flat overall, muddy mids, terrible high end). I had given up on getting anything at Best Buy until I found these speakers, and then decided I could put together my own system with a Yamaha receiver. (RX-V575) The setup sounds better than any of the Bose systems at a fraction of the price. Note that my goal was more a system that sounded great for music rather than a home theater. For example, I have no interest in a subwoofer, which for most music adds inappropriate amounts of low end. For movies, I think it sounds great, even if it doesn't shake the floor.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic Sound

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    For a long time I have wished for a true cinema expierience in the home, and was always limited by budget. This has all changed since I took advantage of a screaming deal to get a pair of these klipsch, at almost half off! The sound is clean and precise. The klipsch horns scream that large venue sound. The 8 inch woofers are a welcome change from Bookshelf size speakers, and letting your Sub do all the heavy lifting. Midrages are clean with distinct presence. Overall this is a do not pass up opportunity if you can get them before they are all gone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    changed the way I watch movies

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    I bought these on Clearance here at Best Buy. I heard good things about the brand & I read reviews. But that still did not prepare me for the pure AWESOME that these speakers are. In movies, In videogames, In music. wow x3. It makes my living room THE PLACE TO BE when watching movies now! its heaven! I hear things now that I have never heard before. In Gears of War Judgement, forget about it, I hear enemy footsteps so real, i turn around sometimes. We watched Insidious 1 (I've never seen it before) everyone watching it JUMPED in multiple scenes. The speakers AMAZE ME ON A DAILY BASIS. when the open box item was missing a tiny metal bar from the back (idk its real name), Klipsch even sent it to me at NO COST. talk about customer support! A++++

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Can't beat em

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    Listen and listen good. These speakers are spectacular. The perfect balance of base and treble. I use them in conjunction with my in-ceiling surround sound and believe me, it's the best choice I've have made this far. They're not too big and not too small. The cabinetry is well crafted and blend well with any decor. But let's get to the sound. Pop in a DVD and sit back. These speakers mimic the true movie experience like no other. When paired with the right amp your friends will never want to leave your home so be prepared for plenty of company.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Sound is so crisp and clear.

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    I had old 1986 Fisher speakers, the sound was never really clear, and they got worse over time. I had heard Klipsch speakers before and really liked their sound. But I did not want to spend the 800 plus dollars to buy a pair.I was at Best Buy in December and noticed the RF-28 Icon Series was going to be on sale on Black Friday. I jumped at the chance to get $449 speakers for half price. So I ordered online on Black Friday before they sold out. I was very happy to get the pair for the price of one and save $449 dollars, since they are also never on sale. I set them up the next week and also bought a new Onkyo Tx-8050 receiver. The sound is terrific for Classical and Jazz, since they are known for their bright and crisp horn sounds. The only down side is that heavy metal and hard rock sound a little tingy. Also the built in subwoofer, could use a little more power. The bass could be deeper. Overall I would recommend them highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Exceptional Sound for not a lot of $$$

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    My first Black Friday purchase ever. And having already owned a Klipsch powered sub-woofer, I decided to replace an old pair of JBLs. I reviewed these speakers prior to purchase---kinda going out on a limb--decided because of their price, I could make the jump. I couldn't justify spending a ton of money for each. The sounds they produce are fantastic. Im under-powering them by a few watts, only giving each 75 per channel. I cant imagine how'd they respond fully powered with a current receiver (one thats 20yrs newer). Im glad I made the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome speakers

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    Wow. Amazing. Jawdropping. Natural. Just a few words to describe the sound from these speakers. It's like hearing your favorite music or movies fro the first time! I've heard Klipsch speakers before. And anyone who has had any experience with Klipsch knows quality sound. These speakers (even being "entry level") are fabulous! They won't fail to dissappoint. I got mine on sale for 349.99 a piece regular 449.99. One of the best investments I have made. If you have an ear for sound and dont want to break the bank you can't go wrong. These are an excellent value. Klipsch has some pretty expensive speakers and are worth every penny but the KF-28's are outstanding! I can't believe I paid only 349.99 a piece and ended up with what I have. Klipsch truly is a legend in sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellant Speakers

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    Was looking to upgrade my stereo system with bookshelf speakers. When I saw these marked down to $225. from $449 it was a done deal. In the past have had JBl towers- then DCM towers- then polk Towers over the years. These deliver without turning up the volume that high. If you can find these in any store - snatch them up- well worth the money

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great speakers at a great price

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    I walked into Best Buy looking to buy some Bowers speakers but ended up comparing the Klipsch to them. At about half the price the klipsch floor standing speakers sounded great. Added them to my home theater system witch is a klipsch 10 in sub and polk rears and center. As the left and right channel these are sound even better, however by themselves they would be just fine. They produce enough bass to not require a sub. Movies music etc sound great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great floor speakers

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    I purchased these and the rest of the Klipsch Icon 5.1 speakers at the black Friday pricing (50% off). They sound great! I have them bi-amped through a Yamaha RX-V675 that I also purchased at Best Buy. I use a Polk PSW110 sub. When you go to get speaker wire make sure to get 12awg. The only place I could find it was Lowes. You can also double up 16awg, but that adds a lot work. I only wish that they had more cabinet options like a natural wood grain.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    awesome speakers

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    i bought 2of these when they were on sale for 225 each. i initially wante 4 of them but the sales associate at best Buy said that it would be way too loud. kind of odd for an associate to talk u out of something like this right? well he was right. 2 of them along with klipsch center channel an bookhelf speakers are so freaking loud along with yamaha reciever feedin them 125 watts rms per channel i put the volume at 80 percent and you cannot hear someone right next to u that is screaming. excellent speakers. not one bad thing to say about any of the speakers

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Good

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    20 years after the college days, I finally can get the speakers I always wanted. I had some in between ones, but they never were truly what I wanted. (I do have a sub to augment them.) These finally sate my appetite! They will play loud if driven, but the absolute great thing is that you DON'T have to crank them up like cheeper speakers. They will pleasantly fill the room with great sound without high volume, and the sweet spot will be everywhere. You don't have to sit in a specific spot to enjoy the experience. Walk around the house and enjoy. These are very bright speakers as well-if you like a nice crisp high end, you will definitely like these speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend