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post #1 of 3 Old 11-06-2012, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
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I mentioned this in the Klipsch owners thread, but it got buried (that thread moves fast!). I was wondering if anyone could provide a scientific reason why I would prefer the sound of a 4 year old RC-52 over a brand new RC-62 II. I am listening to them back to back and the RC-52 is just clearly better IMO. I mean the RC-62 II is a great center by all means and if I were to have ONLY listened to it I would say it was really good, but the 52 just sounds cleaner and more forward, especially in dialogue. Every nuance of the soundtrack is more defined and crisp. Could it be that the RC-52 has had time to break in properly and the RC-62 II hasn't? Or is there some other engineering at work? I read somewhere that the crossover design was changed in the newer generation? Can anyone else please weigh in that has experience with these centers? Thanks!
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Interesting. I have not heard the two different speakers, but according to the klipsch website changes were made to the drivers and crossovers. Maybe they made it sound worse, it is possible.

Also, it appears from the specs, that the old centers used 2.5 way designs and the II's do not. A 2.5 way design would be superior to a 2-way design especially for the center speaker to reduce comb filtering.

Some believe in break in and some do not. I think that some speakers and headphones definitely do benefit. Try breaking the rc-62 ii and compare again.

Do the 6.5" drivers on the rc-62 ii sound different to each other? If they sound different, then probably still 2.5 way design.
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