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Congrats on the new Klipsch's.
They look outstanding in your room, especially the RC64.

I'm so envious. the 63 pkg is on my wish list for sure.
I also plan on using the Emotiva XPA-3 to complement my Marantz amp.
nezff, you've done good!
Enjoy!

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very nice my friend! I'm running the RF-82's and the RC-62 with the RS-52's, I was curious on the size of you room and how well the ED performs for you. I've been looking at getting the A5-350 but not really wanting to drop $650 on a sub right now.
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I am actually waiting on the eD to show up. It is in its last stage before shipping. There was like a 4-5 week build time on these.

my room is 31x15.
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You will get alot of kudos on the Klipsch speakers in this forum. Klipsch Reference are very popular in these digs! Man that RC 64 looks awesome!! I actually got talked into the 62 for the center but I have what looks like a smaller room. Sure looks good though. I had to wait 6 weeks for the cherry veneer and then found out it wasn't available in my area. I see you didn't get cherry for the rear speakers either, interesting. ldgibson pointed out that it was somewhat regional and perhaps dependent on the dealers pull with Klipsch. The Sony tv is beautiful and what can you say bad about anything Pioneer Elite. All that power must really kick those Klipsches! I really like the blues and greens in your room decor also. First class all the way!
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Very nice setup... Congrats to you.

The setup is neat and very well layed out. Keep it up.

BTW...how do you find RS-42's with the new set up (RC-64 and RF-63's)....Do the surrounds seem underwhelming or not?
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You will get alot of kudos on the Klipsch speakers in this forum. Klipsch Reference are very popular in these digs! Man that RC 64 looks awesome!! I actually got talked into the 62 for the center but I have what looks like a smaller room. Sure looks good though. I had to wait 6 weeks for the cherry veneer and then found out it wasn't available in my area. I see you didn't get cherry for the rear speakers either, interesting. ldgibson pointed out that it was somewhat regional and perhaps dependent on the dealers pull with Klipsch. The Sony tv is beautiful and what can you say bad about anything Pioneer Elite. All that power must really kick those Klipsches! I really like the blues and greens in your room decor also. First class all the way!

the RS42s dont come in cherry. Only black. The RF52s and RF62s dont either.
I am selling my RF 62s from my other setup. Klipsch.com under garage sale.

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Very nice setup... Congrats to you.

The setup is neat and very well layed out. Keep it up.

BTW...how do you find RS-42's with the new set up (RC-64 and RF-63's)....Do the surrounds seem underwhelming or not?

No, they dont really seem underwhelming at all.
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Pioneer Elite will be replaced by Onkyo TX SR876.
The Emotiva will be sold or sent back.
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I also got my Elemental Designs A2 300 sub in, I will post pics soon!
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the new Elemental Designs A2 300
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Onkyo TX SR876S on the way!
new pics soon.

thinking of using some RB35s I have lying around for side surrounds instead of the RS42s. Either the RB35s or RF62s.
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Hello Nezff.

Again, congrats on the acquisition of the RF63, RC64 and the A2 300 Sub.
Being that you are replacing the Pioneer AVR with the Onkyo 876, and understanding that the Klipsch's are arguably the most efficient speakers available, do you think the performance of the amps in the 876 will be on par with The Emotiva XPA-3?!

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Hello Nezff.

Again, congrats on the acquisition of the RF63, RC64 and the A2 300 Sub.
Being that you are replacing the Pioneer AVR with the Onkyo 876, and understanding that the Klipsch's are arguably the most efficient speakers available, do you think the performance of the amps in the 876 will be on par with The Emotiva XPA-3?!

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I dont "think" the onkyo will be better than the xpa-3, but like you said, the klipsch are very efficient speakers and will sound great with either.
I only noticed a subtle difference between the xpa-3 and a avr. The xpa-3 made the sound quality better. But one thing I do know, the avr doesnt have the hum problem i was having through the speakers I had with the emotiva.
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I dont "think" the onkyo will be better than the xpa-3, but like you said, the klipsch are very efficient speakers and will sound great with either.
I only noticed a subtle difference between the xpa-3 and a avr. The xpa-3 made the sound quality better. But one thing I do know, the avr doesnt have the hum problem i was having through the speakers I had with the emotiva.

Really!

I was kind of concerned about that. I read a few times in the emotiva.com forum that some owners of that amp had the same issue. As I said before, I am really considering the XPA-3 to push my fronts and the Marantz 5 channel amp to run the surrounds and rears. But now that you have revealed that you had the same noise issue, I must reconsider. Maybe go with a Rotel RMB-1095 instead.
Nezff, thanks for the input. Again, congrats on all of the upgrades and your room looks marvelous!

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I was one of the only ones i saw with this problem in the emotiva forum. Dont get me wrong, the emotiva is a great amp for the money. Just because this incident with my xpa-3, doesnt mean all of the xpa-3s will have this problem. Besides, emotiva has a five year warranty
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If I may chime in the hum issue... I have had more hum and buzzing noises than I could handle with my system. I blamed it on my amp, then preamp, then sub and conducted a restless campaign to troubleshoot it. It turned out to be the power supply on my pc of all things one time, then some super tight monster rca were not pushed all the way in (I could have sworn I had done it), bad synergy between my sub and amp, grounding loops, etc... None of these components buzz or hum (except of course the defective or crappy ones), but when you put togehter sooooo much stuff you have to pretty much pay attention to every detail no matter how small. My Pass and Velodyne definitely don't like each other too much and I had to figure out (with help) a workaround to prevent unwanted buzz.

Also, introducing super powerful amps like we have or planning to buy means that every little noise will get amplified, from whatever sources we have. That was the case with my pc power supply. The amp did its job and religiously amplified everything while I was going nuts thinking I dropped all that money on the amp, preamp and dac only to hear pops and hisses... I guess that's the price you pay for having "transparent" gear...

All is well now, but I am still contemplating getting a new sub (perhaps the SVS)...
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If I may chime in the hum issue... I have had more hum and buzzing noises than I could handle with my system. I blamed it on my amp, then preamp, then sub and conducted a restless campaign to troubleshoot it. It turned out to be the power supply on my pc of all things one time, then some super tight monster rca were not pushed all the way in (I could have sworn I had done it), bad synergy between my sub and amp, grounding loops, etc... None of these components buzz or hum (except of course the defective or crappy ones), but when you put togehter sooooo much stuff you have to pretty much pay attention to every detail no matter how small. My Pass and Velodyne definitely don't like each other too much and I had to figure out (with help) a workaround to prevent unwanted buzz.

Also, introducing super powerful amps like we have or planning to buy means that every little noise will get amplified, from whatever sources we have. That was the case with my pc power supply. The amp did its job and religiously amplified everything while I was going nuts thinking I dropped all that money on the amp, preamp and dac only to hear pops and hisses... I guess that's the price you pay for having "transparent" gear...

All is well now, but I am still contemplating getting a new sub (perhaps the SVS)...

I am very picky and could not put up with the hum. So i sent it back to emotiva to be checked.
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understandable, I am the same way too, that's why I had a hard time until I got it to work perfectly in the end.

What kind of hum was it, did it increase in intensity when you turned up the volume or was it pretty much constant?
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understandable, I am the same way too, that's why I had a hard time until I got it to work perfectly in the end.

What kind of hum was it, did it increase in intensity when you turned up the volume or was it pretty much constant?

no it never got louder with the volume. I spent two weeks trying to figure it out. multiple cable purchases etc..
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I'm trying to decide if I want to update to the RC64. I have an RC35 and it's great but with my room size I feel I could use the extra punch. You have a very clean and impressive setup. Well done.
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how big of a room do you have?
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Believe it or not, Nezff decorated the whole house himself. His wife just smiles!
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Believe it or not, Nezff decorated the whole house himself...


LOL,

C'mon, tell the truth...
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hey brother

waht's your thought on onkyo 876 as i'm gonna get

please reply i heard this unit is beast am i right

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