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post #31 of 51 Old 11-29-2012, 10:51 AM
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So I will be laying these on there sides in the built in shelves we're building. I am wondering if there are any recommendations as to which way I should lay the right and left speakers down, should the tweeters be furthest outside or should the woofers be furthest to the outside. My initial thought was to have tweeters furthest to the outside. Recommendations?
Did you end up placing them horizontally? How do they sound this way?
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We haven't started the remodel yet, budget being limited it looks like it will be at least another year before we start the remodel, we are retrofitting geothermal heating and cooling in the spring/summer so that is chewing up most of the budget. I am still trying to figure out exactly how I should lay them down once I do place them horizontally, horns in the corners or visa versa. I do think that I will be adding a Danley DTS-10 to the Tuba HT to really give me some headroom in the subwoofer department once we do the remodel which will make the living area/home theater area MUCH larger. I did add an Onkyo PR-SC5508 as the heart of the home theater just about a month ago and couldn't be happier with it. I'm rambling now, but as you can tell I am very excited about how things are progressing, even though it is slowly.
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the klf-30s are still playing nicely in my basement btw!
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the klf-30s are still playing nicely in my basement btw!
very good to hear, you going to do the tweeter upgrade, or Crites crossovers?
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very good to hear, you going to do the tweeter upgrade, or Crites crossovers?


I have not upgraded them. You should come hear them though with 400w/ch. Did you ever get around to remodeling and finishing the theater?
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You should check out my repair thread based on these speakers-

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1469504/klipsch-klf-30-vibration-repair
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So the remodel begins! I know it's been a while, but better late than never. Here's a pic of some of the progress. Knocking out the load bearing wall that divides the dining room/kitchen from the living room/home theater. Large LAM beam wil be carrying the weight that the wall was, will attach one of the surround speakers to the LAM beam.
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You're going to see how much of a novice I am but... I need help and this is the closest I am seeing on Google.  I just purchased 2 QSC HPR153i thinking of making a home theater but I was told that it could not be done?  I have a Denon receiver but it has no xlr inputs or outputs on receiver. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks email me please. jasonpratt1971@gmail.com

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You're going to see how much of a novice I am but... I need help and this is the closest I am seeing on Google.  I just purchased 2 QSC HPR153i thinking of making a home theater but I was told that it could not be done?  I have a Denon receiver but it has no xlr inputs or outputs on receiver.
Receivers are made to work with passive speakers, not active. You need a pre-amp to use powered speakers. You'll want to be sure you get one with balanced XLR outputs,

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You're going to see how much of a novice I am but... I need help and this is the closest I am seeing on Google.  I just purchased 2 QSC HPR153i thinking of making a home theater but I was told that it could not be done?  I have a Denon receiver but it has no xlr inputs or outputs on receiver. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks email me please. jasonpratt1971@gmail.com

You'll need a higher end receiver with at LEAST rca pre-outs + a couple rca to xlr adapters. Most lower end units don't have pre-outs. As far as Denon goes, I think the x3000 is where they start having proper pre-outs.


Most of your Onkyos from the 8 series up will, any of the yamaha Aventage receivers, pioneer elite etc etc.

If you plan on using all powered speakers, the onkyo sc-pr series will work nicely, they aready have balanced outputs.
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  My receiver is a Denon avr-3310ci Thanks.             

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As for what you need, I already told you, a home theater pre-amp. Google it. You'll get results such as this:
http://nadelectronics.com/products/home-theatre-amplifiers/T-187-Surround-Sound-Preamp-Processor

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The wall has been removed, what an amazing difference!
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Well the remodel is a good ways finished. The living room has been extended with the removal of the adjacent bedroom. Hopefully the fireplace gets installed this summer if all goes to plan, at which point we'll be doing built in shelves and cabinets to house the speakers in a stealth manner and hide all the amps, receiver, power conditioner etc. For now we have temporary black shelves up and the Tuba HT up front. Upgrading to a Lilwrecker sub this spring, and then find the budget for K8 surround and rear speakers. Some wire management forthcoming, as well as full room pictures.
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Are those the K8's? How do you like them. I'm really having a hard time right now. I currently have a pair of Emotiva Stealth 8's but they just aren't quite doing it for me. The QSC's are top of my list...but which ones...I have a dedicated theater so size and looks mean nothing, I just want the best sound quality.

Denon X4000, Emotiva Stealth 8, Airmotiv 6's, Adam powered monitors, Epik sub, Oppo DVD, Parts Express 15 sub kit, Epson 5030 projector...
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Are those the K8's? How do you like them. I'm really having a hard time right now. I currently have a pair of Emotiva Stealth 8's but they just aren't quite doing it for me. The QSC's are top of my list...but which ones...I have a dedicated theater so size and looks mean nothing, I just want the best sound quality.
No they are not K8's, they are KW-122's as the title of the thread states
I will be getting K8's as surround and rear speakers. They have a really wide dispersion because of the waveguide on the tweeter which makes them great for surround duty. The K10's might be good for you?
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What's up with the enormous clock on the wall? It's almost as big as the flat screen
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They just looked so small to be KW122's. I'd be more interested in the KW series due to the wood cabinet, I've just heard they sound slightly better than the K series. Have you done any eq'ing with your processor or receiver? I may be looking at a K8 for a side position center.

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What's up with the enormous clock on the wall? It's almost as big as the flat screen
My wife likes a big clock, and this one wouldn't fit in the house

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They just looked so small to be KW122's. I'd be more interested in the KW series due to the wood cabinet, I've just heard they sound slightly better than the K series. Have you done any eq'ing with your processor or receiver? I may be looking at a K8 for a side position center.
I have done the Audyssey XT32 room correction that is on the Onkyo PR-SC5508, and the KW's sound great. I need to do some room treatments, but also have to keep the treatments pretty stealth since this is a living room and not a dedicated home theater. When budget and timing come together I can't wait to hang some K8's on the wall with the QSC yoke mounts.
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