While I have never heard the Klipsch speakers (although I fondly remember hearing my first Klipschorn years ago), I did recently buy a pair of 633-Ts to replace an aging set of Dahlquist DQ10s that finally wore out (I've had them for 20+ years). I didn't want to spend a huge amount of money and was intrigued by the positive reviews of the Intimus speakers.
While the 633-Ts don't (yet?) have the wonderful detailed midrange or the spooky "sound in the room, not coming from a speaker" sense of the DQ's, they more than make up for it with dynamics and details. At first they were a bit harsh, but they have mellowed a bit and the midrange and imaging has improved as they broke in. At this point, I'm very happy considering the $1K per pair cost.
Are they everything I'd ever want in a speaker no, but they meet my bar: $1K and very, very musical sounding with lots of punch for movies and most kinds of music. They image well and project the sound into the room convincingly, but are a bit fussy on room placement and so you have to move them about a bit to find the right spot (just like most speakers).
Bass on the 633-Ts is very tight, fast, and has loads of impact. When I first got them, I didn't even realize that I had the subwoofer turned off! For most music, they don't need a sw, but for movies or if you're an electic bass fan like I am, the sub offers that extra room-moving punch. But for most uses, the 633Ts have plenty of bass.
Speaker wire: I can't recommend Signal Cable (google it)cables enough. While they perform at the levels of much more expensive cables, they are very reasonably priced. Again, at this point, I'm all about best performance for the money and signal cable is worth it. I've done all my speaker wire, interconnects, and power cords with signal cable gear...makes a huge difference. Monster Cable cables are a rip off IMHO and signal cable is competitively priced with MC.
FWIW - my experience with speakers that have horns is that they tend to be harsh and overly bright, especially with vocals. But again, I haven't heard the RF7s.
The real test is what sounds good to you. And, more specifically, what sounds good in your listening room. Since Aperion has a 30d money back guarantee (don't know if you can get that with the RF7s), why not give them a try. I did and I'm not sending them back. In fact, I've ordered the new 5Ts for the back channels and just fired them up last night. So far, so very, very good.
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