Hi Forum Members!
I am a former Klipsch owner. Former because my RF-5's and RC-52 were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Many moons ago, I had a pair of original Heresy's that I sold for a pair of Polk RTA 12Cs which after years of missing the sound of my Heresy's I sold the Polks and bought the RF-5's. Eventually, I supplemented the bass with a HSU VTF-3.
Now I am ready to buy a new set of speakers. I am partial to floor standing speakers obviously, but to satisfy the WAF I am considering "bookshelf" size speakers. I contend that bookshelf speakers on stands take up the same floor space as floor standing speakers do, but for the sake of argument, I have several questions to ask.
So, given the fact that I had RF-5's for so many years, which current RF speaker would you all suggest to replace the RF-5? And, which RB speaker would be equivalent in sound quality and timbre to the RF-5 or any RF equivalent? Keep in mind that I will include a sub in any system I put together.
Do you really need the extra speakers and size of a RF if you have a sub? I mean, I set my RF-5 speakers on my Denon Reciever to small so there would not be any signal below 80hz coming out of the RF-5's anyway.
So if I were to put a RF system together, I'd want either RF-82II or RF-62II for floor standing fronts
a RB-81II or RB-61II for "bookshelf" fronts. They'd be on stands anyway. Since Klipsch doesn't sell stands, what would be the best stand for these and where can I get them?
Center channel would be at least a RC-62II. After having the RC-52 with the RF-5, I couldn't quite hear dialog as well as I think I should have. It didn't sound bad, but I thought I could do better (I could be my tired old ears too). Maybe the RC-52II is a better speaker than the original RC-52?
For surrounds which I never had before, I am considering the RS-52II. I'd look at the RS-42II, but a salesman in a store just shook his head no when I mentioned it to him. He said I had to get at least the RS-52II or RS-62II. Is that a valid point?
I'm only going 5.1 I just don't have the room for more.
As for a sub, I'd consider the SW-12D that's always available at Newegg for a very good price. I'd also consider a HSU to replace the one I lost.
The main question is: would a RB-81II or RB-61II make me as happy as a RF-82II or RF-62II?
Any comments or suggestions are welcome. I'm open to anything as long as it's Klipsch!