Real shame klipsch dont have more of a following here in the uk. The horns they use make them absolute stonkers for home cinema use and at great prices too.
You guys need to get a pair of the RP-280’s in for review, i think you would be pleasantly surprised!
Reference serie is still Klipsches cheaper serie and if being more serious one should look in to Reference Premier (RP) serie which should be noticeably better and less harsh sounding (vs. old R-serie. Re-freshed RP-serie should be introduced soon.