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post #1 of 17 Old 10-13-2008, 06:08 AM - Thread Starter
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Worth the dough?

I currently have an Onkyo TX-SR606 (just a couple of months old) and speakers from an old Kenwood HtiB.

Any thoughts would be appreciated!


(copy-pasted from the CC-site)
KLIPSCH Two Klipsch Synergy Series floorstanding loudspeakers with 400 watts of power handling, twin 6.5" woofers and 5" square Tractrix® Horn Reg. 379.99 each F2
KLIPSCH Klipsch Synergy Series center channel speaker with 400 watts of power handling and 5" square Tratrix® Horn Reg. 279.99 each C2
KLIPSCH Klipsch Synergy Series surround speakers with 200 watts of power handling and two 4" square Tratrix® Horns Reg. 299.99 pair S1
KLIPSCH Klipsch Synergy Series 10" Sub with 420 watts of dynamic power Reg. 399.99 SUB10

http://circuitcity.shoplocal.com/cir...ailerid=-99827
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Only you'll know if its for you. Have you audition these speakers yet to see if you like it? Have you been able to compare these speakers with other speakers in this price range? I don't know if it's worth it but we can definately give you other options to look at if you want.

I haven't heard Klipsch sub but dont forget to look at some ID subs from SVS, HSU, Epik
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I would recommend listening to the Klipschs in person. They have a distinctive sound that you'll either love or hate. I auditioned some RF82's side by side with a pair of Polk RTi-10's and I was shocked by how bright and brassy the Klipschs sounded compared to the smoother Polks. Definitely not for me, but it's your money. Go listen to them.
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1500 will get you some pretty nice speakers from the internet companies such as ascend acoustics or SVS. Food for thought if you don't like the Klipsch's.
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I don't like the balance of it if you are prioritizing home theater, and it's not a particularly good price either.

CC will eventually clear these speakers out at quite a large discount so if you're loving on them just wait until the new models come out.

For $1,500 I'd be looking for more sub and a stronger center channel. With home theater big front towers are less important if you have a good sub.
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I work at CC and most everything in our store should be coming down in price within the next week or two. Also, that package is a rip off!! If you listened to them and like the sound, then go on Ebay.com and buy the BIC Acoustech package. Its like half the price and sounds waay better! For that much money you can def. get better than Klipsch's Synergy line. I would just wait a second and research before you jump the gun. I promise you'll be happy you just waited a bit and researched and go something more worth your money. Good luck!

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I would recommend listening to the Klipschs in person. They have a distinctive sound that you'll either love or hate. I auditioned some RF82's side by side with a pair of Polk RTi-10's and I was shocked by how bright and brassy the Klipschs sounded compared to the smoother Polks. Definitely not for me, but it's your money. Go listen to them.

I agree. I wouldn't accept Klipsch speakers for free, much less pay for them!
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I work at CC and most everything in our store should be coming down in price within the next week or two. Also, that package is a rip off!! If you listened to them and like the sound, then go on Ebay.com and buy the BIC Acoustech package. Its like half the price and sounds waay better! For that much money you can def. get better than Klipsch's Synergy line. I would just wait a second and research before you jump the gun. I promise you'll be happy you just waited a bit and researched and go something more worth your money. Good luck!

You are a traitor to your employer!
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What do you guys think of Axiom?

http://axiomaudio.com/

?

thanks again!

PS: Ohh, if you guys haven't noticed I'm looking for SiB (Speakers in a Box) solution
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I agree. I wouldn't accept Klipsch speakers for free, much less pay for them!

Oh I'll take them, to put them on Ebay the next day.
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If you are looking for a smaller form factor 5.1 system, go audition the pro cinema from def tech: http://www.definitivetech.com/loudsp...procinema.html

You can get great deals on-line of the pro cinema system for almost 40% less than the price of those Klipsch.
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You are a traitor to your employer!

Oh NO!!!

Pay me more than $7 an hour and maybe i'll be a bit better.....I mean seriously! I gotta pay bills and start saving to pay back my student loans...on $7/hr.

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Those are all discontinued items. That isn't really that great of a deal, you can get them pretty much anywhere for that price now that everyones pushing inventory for the Icon Vs.
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Oh NO!!!

Pay me more than $7 an hour and maybe i'll be a bit better.....I mean seriously! I gotta pay bills and start saving to pay back my student loans...on $7/hr.

Thats the good thing about working at Best Buy Mag for more than twice that wage.

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I agree. I wouldn't accept Klipsch speakers for free, much less pay for them!

I certainly hope that you have better equipment than listed in your profile. If not you should accept anything that is offered free.
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Thats the good thing about working at Best Buy Mag for more than twice that wage.



Working where?? I worked at Best Buy last year but the managers were retarded and it was very strict stuff that I always got in trouble for but noone else did....even though I didnt do anything. O well. I made the same wages there too though.

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Hi ousooner. Waiting on my bics..
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