Originally Posted by cel4145
I haven't blown speakers since I was a 19 year old. Are Klipsch really that easy to blow the drivers?
Also, there are plenty of speakers that are equivalent to Klipsch for the money. Just depends on what someone wants out of their speakers. Usually when people make statement like that their speaker is the best ever that beats everything else, I imagine that they haven't heard any other speakers or have very limited experience. LOL
i'm sorry you misunderstood me. perhaps I could have written it in clearer English. in my opinion KLIPSCH is the best speaker for the money. if that doesn't make sense then perhaps I could state it this way, "in my opinion KLIPSCH is the best 'value' when it comes to loud speakers". I never said they were the best speakers out there, but I do honestly believe that you get the biggest overall bang for the buck with klipsch speakers.
are klipsch drivers easy to blow? I don't know. the last time I blew a klipsch speaker it was a KLIPSCH KLF 30 tower speaker. I was pushing a pair of them with a Monster Power 2250 power amplifier. the meters read over 900 watts that I was pushing into them. the mid range horn went first and then the tweeter horn on the right side. I turned it down before I blew the other side. the woofers did not blow. the simple fact that I was able to get replacement drivers for my klipsch KLF 30 tower speakers with great ease is why I made the statement that they are easy to get parts for. when is the last time you pushed 900 watts into a tower speaker? did it blow?
when it comes to loudspeakers the only speakers I have ever owned besides klipsch were the JBL LX 300 book shelf speakers that I ran as satelites with a pair of cerwin vega HT 110 passive subwoofers. the sound was pretty good for the level of speaker I was running. I've also had the BOSE 901's and while they were "OK", they became doggy dung real quick the first time I heard a KLIPSCH CORNWALL 2. I then later purchased my very first set of klipsch loudspeakers - the legend series KLF 30. its still the best speaker I've ever heard. I later went surround sound and added a klipsch RC-7 for the center channel, a klipsch RSW 15 for the subwoofer, and a pair of klipsch ksb 3.5's that I ceiling mounted for rears. I was very fond of the setup, however it wasn't very well balanced. I had too much money into my front end and not enough into the rear. it wasn't a very well balanced system for surround sound. my current system i'm running a much better "balanced" system and for the money its definitely competitive with much more expensive systems. i'm currently running the klipsch 5800w for my front speakers in the wall, klipsch 5800c for my rear speakers in the ceiling, a klipsch rc 52 for the center channel (front and rear) and a klipsch rw 10 for the subwoofer. this is my main theater zone sound system and its in my garage. its powered off of an ADCOM 7400 5 channel power amplifier that's hooked up to my denon 3313 network receiver.
now... for the money its a great "value". to get a better performance by another name you will spend twice as much money.
a lower level speaker that I heard a long time ago that impressed me were the ENERGY tower speakers. they were quite impressive for the price range which was comparable to the consumer level infinity and jbl loudspeakers which I like as well, but the energy loudspeakers just seemed so much more clearer in sound. of course, none of those could touch the legend series klipsch. the current reference series klipsch as you know replaced the legend series.
perhaps I do lack experience which I will freely admit, however I indicated the "VALUE" associated with performance vs how much you want to spend. I stand firm on the value of klipsch in that its the best you can get for the money. if you have something different to offer i'm all ears.