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post #1 of 24 Old 04-09-2011, 04:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I finally decided to take pics of my little theater. Its definitely no where close to some of the rooms i've seen here. But I still love it. It's a work in progress.
I have a small weirdly shaped room, and neighbors (apartment) that cries when I'm listening to music. It's really hard because i love listening to music but i can't crank it as high as i want.

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I love that equipment list! The XF-48's have always been an attractive mystery, as I've never been able to demo them anywhere. What are their strengths, in your opinion. GO KLIPSCH!!!!
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I love that equipment list! The XF-48's have always been an attractive mystery, as I've never been able to demo them anywhere. What are their strengths, in your opinion. GO KLIPSCH!!!!

They're great. When I demoed them at a best buy about 2 years ago, I fell in love. They're bright, but not harsh. Because they're power by their own perfectly balanced amp, they really shine...

Not as good as your RF's with the Emotiva amp.


*Now with Pics*
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Great job, how are the Klipsch working out for you?

My set up
Marantz SR-7008, Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra 4K Blu Ray Player
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA
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Thanks

They're great. I love their design, but love the sound they put out even more. Especially when listening to some FLAC files
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I recently picked up the Klipsch RB-61II and really love the sound. I will slowly change out the surrounds and center as funding becomes available! LOL

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Marantz SR-7008, Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra 4K Blu Ray Player
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA
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I recently picked up the Klipsch RB-61II and really love the sound. I will slowly change out the surrounds and center as funding becomes available! LOL

Lol, I'm doing the same thing right now.


I love my speakers, but in a couple years when I have a house, I'll have this set up in a living room area and build a dedicated home theatre set up. Fit with some big boys (going either b&w's, paradigm or stick with klipsch) and a pj.
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I about went with those Klipsch speakers for my living room projector setup over a year ago. I instead went with Mirage. Your setup looks good....great job!
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Lol, I'm doing the same thing right now.


I love my speakers, but in a couple years when I have a house, I'll have this set up in a living room area and build a dedicated home theatre set up. Fit with some big boys (going either b&w's, paradigm or stick with klipsch) and a pj.

I am right there with you. I plan on moving in about 7 years and the next house get the home theater treatment!

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Marantz SR-7008, Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra 4K Blu Ray Player
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA
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I about went with those Klipsch speakers for my living room projector setup over a year ago. I instead went with Mirage. Your setup looks good....great job!

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Inception

Probably one of my all time favorite movie. Great story, PQ, amazing soundtrack and overall sound.
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Lol, I'm doing the same thing right now.

I love my speakers, but in a couple years when I have a house, I'll have this set up in a living room area and build a dedicated home theatre set up. Fit with some big boys (going either b&w's, paradigm or stick with klipsch) and a pj.

I'm not sure what is considered big in the b&w or paradigm lines, but I have the bowers and wilkens CM9 and really like them. I really want to demo the top of the line klipsch and paradigm (signature/studio)
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I'm not sure what is considered big in the b&w or paradigm lines, but I have the bowers and wilkens CM9 and really like them. I really want to demo the top of the line klipsch and paradigm (signature/studio)

I'd say the 800 series or the CM9's for B&W, S6 or S8's for paradigm.....or whatever the new lines will be when I get hit with the upgrade bug. I'm actually satisfied with my set up right now (new center channel and surround should be here Wednesday). Getting a new receiver in about 3 months and a power conditioner. Then i'm done for a while.

I really want to hear the palladium series speakers....the lower tier one would be in my budget if I like them more than the others brands. I'll probably demo the S8 today at a dealer

I've heard the CM9's before and they sound really good. plus they're beautiful.
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*Updated pics*

Got a better center, and another XL-12 for the 2 surrounds.

I'm now very happy with my set-up......I was delaying getting the other speakers for a while because I am furnishing my apartment. It's not as epic as some of the set ups here (especially with my weird apartment design)....but it sounds great, especially with movies
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Yep cool setup. I have the XF48s too, but connected to my computer for music mostly.

They sound good and produce big, full sound from a somewhat compact design. Love them, and I would have gotten another set for living room if they hadn't jumped up in price. Also, I noticed you blacked out the luminous blue light on the bases.
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Yep cool setup. I have the XF48s too, but connected to my computer for music mostly.

They sound good and produce big, full sound from a somewhat compact design. Love them, and I would have gotten another set for living room if they hadn't jumped up in price. Also, I noticed you blacked out the luminous blue light on the bases.

Thanks. Yes I decided to cover them up....not sure why....prefer it that way I guess.
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Very nice Yomama84 well done.

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I really appreciate the kind words Franin, thank you!
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Got a new toy about 3 weeks ago....I love it!!! No more slinging 5 remotes and the PS3 remote.




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You've gotta love the Logitech remotes!! Good luck with it. I have the Harmony one and it's a family favorite!

My set up
Marantz SR-7008, Emotiva XPA-3
Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra 4K Blu Ray Player
Klipsch RB-81II, RC-52II, Boston Acoustics Micro 120s
Klipsch SW-310, RPW-10, Samsung UN65JS8500FXZA
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You've gotta love the Logitech remotes!! Good luck with it. I have the Harmony one and it's a family favorite!

oh yea, I had the 550 for a while until it died a couple months ago...just got around to replacing it.
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Nice setup. How do you like the remote? I've considered picking one up but can't seem to get over the form factor. Seems like one handed channel surfing would take a bit to get used to, no?

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Nice setup. How do you like the remote? I've considered picking one up but can't seem to get over the form factor. Seems like one handed channel surfing would take a bit to get used to, no?

I do like it, my gf likes it too. It does take some getting used to because we're all used to one hand control (which you can still do with this....slightly). I think the One is a great remote, which makes the 1100 not necessary for a lot of people. But man does it look sexy....and the bigger screen makes customization easier.
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