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Klipsch RF-62 II: Speakers for those about to rockThe Klipsch RF-62 II floorstanders are the speaker equivalent of a 1970s American muscle car--big, fun and brash.
[MUSIC] If you want to improve your home cinema setup, after the display, itself. The next best thing to spend your money on, is speakers. One of the most popular speaker brands is Klipsch. And it's been making speakers since the middle of last century. Hi, I'm Ty Pendlebury, and these are the Klipsch RF62 Mark 2 floor standing speakers. If it's impressing visitors you want to do, then these large macho looking speakers are available, for about a grand a pair. The Klipsches feature two 6.5-inch Cerametallic woofers in conjunction with the company's signature horn-loaded tweeter. The cabinets feature a wood grain vinyl wrap and spiked feet for better isolation from your floor. The rear-facing bass ports produce quite a bit of bass, and so to get the most out of these speakers, you need to have a big room and to place the speakers pretty far out from the wall. The RF 62s are fun speakers. And while they can do jazz and acoustic music they're much better at rock, hip hop, and other loud styles of music. As home cinema speakers they really do shine with plenty of deep bass and mid range clarity. Only the occasional harshness to the treble means they're not as good for the money as our favorite SPS Prime Force standards. This has been Ty Pendlebury for cnet.com. [MUSIC]