Originally Posted by COACH2369
Coach, Here's my 2 cents...
1. Unfortunately, I'm working in Jacksonville now or you could hear some seriously large Klipsch and that experience would show you how some statements are idiotic (regarding loudness)
Yes, they "will" or "can" play loud, just like a Ferrari might be able to go 200 MPH. However, the Ferrari can ALSO drive down to the grocery store at 25 MPH and carry back a loaf of bread.
Right as I'm typing this, I'm listening to my 109 db/1 watt Klipsch monsters with a dbx BX3 amp powering them (about 100 watts/channel) Biamped, active crossover (100 watts x 4, one for each section of speaker)
Guess what.... it's not blistering loud. What some people fail to comprehend is that just because a Ferrari CAN go 200 MPH, doesn't mean that it HAS to go 200 MPH.
Likewise, just because my speakers CAN blow you out of the room, doesn't mean they are ever taken to that level.
What part of that logic does mean though is, you can usually get a Klipsch speaker to maybe play to a certain loudness with less distortion than another that has a woofer pumping one inch each direction.
(remember, "if it moves, it distorts")
alas...I'm rambling on.
I'm an admitted fan of Klipsch. My comment above isn't so much of me being a Klipsch fan but rather, others displaying the attitude that it's 1,000 db's or nothing with Klipsch.
I can guarantee you that my 109 db monsters will play JUST as softly as someone elses 85 db/watt "audiophile" speakers.
(might even sound better while doing it
If you're ever near Jacksonville..... gimme a call!