A little return as promised.
The speakers arrived in good condition.
After pushing the Klipschs into a corner, I plugged them into my AD18 to check that the 2 speakers had their crossovers in place (joke). As far as listening is concerned, there are obviously differences that jump out at you:
In favor of the Klipsch RF7, the dynamics, the bass level, the physical impact at high level. In favor of the Define: …. everything else! That is to say, linearity, transparency and respect of the timbres that goes with it. I find them much more musical in the end, even if the RF7s can be fun in a gruff mode.
I was also surprised by the quality of the low register of the Define, its impact and its articulation especially considering the 16cm speaker. In normal listening, it is quite sufficient and even beyond moderate listening. I wonder if there is a break-in period and if I should expect more levels in the coming weeks.
It remains to refine the placement. For the moment, I listen to them pretty much spread out and in my room and I think it’s pretty good like that, and with a different amplification. I have a tube consonance amp on the side. The AD18 allows a very correct level before starting to become rough, but there are surely finer in tone. Do you have a recommendation for a particular amp on your end?
As you can see, it is obvious that the Define will stay at home!
Have a nice evening.