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Hey guys,

Im new to the home theatre game. After multiple useless purchases listening to floor salesmen from loacl stores, Ive ended up with the Klipsch Synergy F-20 speaker pack ( http://www.klipsch.com/f-20-home-theater-system ) and a Pioneer VSX-1016V Amp (http://www.pioneer.com.au/au/products/archive/VSX-1016V-K/page.html)

The sound for the system is at best loud, and great for action movies, but is lacking a certin wow factor. The same wow factor we heard in the store when we bought the speakers. Now i know accoustics in the store, different amp/setup have alot to do with the wow we heard in the store, but i cant help but believe that we can surely get more out of these speakers. I recently visited the big picture people who suggested that the best amp for my speaker system would be the Marantz SR5007, and from what I hear its a great amp, but I wanted the opinions of the enthusiast.

So if anyone could please help me out, give me an idea of what else would be good for this system, as i have no clue.

Also I noticed that the speakers can be connected via Bi-amping? I have heard the term but dont quite understand the benefits of it, and was told this can be done through this particular amp? how and why would I do this?

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Room acoustics are more likely to be a factor than the amplification, although the difference in the room correction software between the Pioneer and Marantz could work in your favor.

Bi-amping really won't make any significant difference using AVRs.

If you want more wow, you could upgrade your sub. The Outlaw Audio LFM-1 EX sub is on sale through today with free shipping. The EX will dig a good bit deeper for movie watching, should provide better SQ, and will have significantly more output. It would kick your 10" Klipsch sub up and down the block biggrin.gif

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Hey thanks for the advice. Sub is deff not an issue. Ours is too loud for the room, shakes neighbours wine cabinet on half way... We are more looking for the warm fuzzy feeling I've read about. More present highs and mid range. Just a full, crisp sound.. Which I know we prob can't obtain with the speakers we have.
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The reason I suggested the sub is that I had a sub roughly equivalent to yours, and then upgraded to the EX. There was a significant WOW factor. More better bass that made the HT experience more realistic.

But it sounds like if you are wanting better mids and highs, then a new receiver would be the thing to try. One with Audyssey MultEQ XT like the Marantz SR5007 has could be good try. It will smooth the frequency response of the speakers in your room.

You might also share some photos of your room. Could be that placement adjustments would help with the sound.

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Awesome, that's some great advice. Thanks heaps for your help.
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If you wanted to keep costs down then I would look at the denon 1713, it still has audyssey MultEQ Xt but it can be had from $300 at A4L.
http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/DENAVR1713/DENON-AVR-1713-5.1ch-Networking-Receiver-w/AirPlay-3D-Ready/1.html
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Yeah I was looking at denom but the advice was I shouldn't match bright speakers with a bright amp. Again a floor salesmen from the big picture people. ( I'm in Aus)
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Im not sure that you will be able to hear the difference between the receivers. The sonic properties of an avr are grossly overstated. The only time that people can easily tell apart different receivers is when it cannot handle the impedance of the speaker usually due to an insufficient amplifier section that cannot handle the needed current. There are a lot debates about amps. If you want to see if you can tell the difference I would go to a shop try different amps with the exact same speakers and see if you can tell them apart.
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thanks. that would be ideal but the problem is the speakers im using aren't being sold any more... i think its just a matter of taking a chance and hope that Audyssey can fix the problems we are facing.
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Hi guys! I just bought a pair of F-20 speakers from Klipsch. Which AV receiver do you guys suggest for this set of bright speakers ?

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Hi guys! I just bought a pair of F-20 speakers from Klipsch. Which AV receiver do you guys suggest for this set of bright speakers ?

I and other klipsch owners like Harman Kardon, but in reality any decent avr will work just fine.

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Hi guys! I just bought a pair of F-20 speakers from Klipsch. Which AV receiver do you guys suggest for this set of bright speakers ?
Any receiver will drive them.

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Thanks! Kini62 and Bond 007.

 

Someone told me that the Yamaha receivers tend me make the already bright F-20's sound brighter. That's why I wanted to get your opinions before I bought the receiver. I was initially planning to get the Yamaha RX-V375.

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Thanks! Kini62 and Bond 007.

Someone told me that the Yamaha receivers tend me make the already bright F-20's sound brighter. That's why I wanted to get your opinions before I bought the receiver. I was initially planning to get the Yamaha RX-V375.
Someone told you wrong. The 375 will work just fine.

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Someone told you wrong. The 375 will work just fine.

Thanks so much! I can now buy in peace.
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