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I am currently using the Klipsch RF-7 for my front right and left in my 9.1 setup and I am purchasing a single RF-7 II for my center channel. I understand that the crossovers were changed between the RF-7 and RF-7 II so I was wondering what you suggest I do to integrate the RF-7 II into my setup.
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Sounds like a question you should be asking Klipsch Technical Support.
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I can try that. Thanks.
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your welcome to contact them, however I see little need. Do you have some type of auto Eq functionality within your receiver or preamp processor? If so it will make any necessary adjustments in either the frequency or time domain, you'll be fine.

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Yes. I am using a Yamaha RX-A2020 and it has autocalibration. This is connected to two Rotel THX power amplifiers. One controls the FL, FR, C, HR, and HL while the other controls RR, RL, SR and SL. However, I am not bi-amping the speakers.
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Yes. I am using a Yamaha RX-A2020 and it has autocalibration. This is connected to two Rotel THX power amplifiers. One controls the FL, FR, C, HR, and HL while the other controls RR, RL, SR and SL. However, I am not bi-amping the speakers.

Cool

I've not used, nor am I the least bit familiar with Yamaha's YPAO auto EQ/alignment. But, no matter, it should take care of any changes needed in FR or time alignment.

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Is there no chance of getting a used RF-7? I would do that or a RC-7. If your set on the RF-7ii as a center then i would sell the the RF-7 and get 3 RF-7ii.
But i think your best value here would be a used RF-7. Even a pair used will run around what a new rf-7ii would cost. Then you can sell the other one pretty easy i think.

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I am on a pretty tight budget. I bought the two RF-7s used a few years ago and I just bought the RF-7 II used somewhere else so that's what I have to work with.
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I am on a pretty tight budget. I bought the two RF-7s used a few years ago and I just bought the RF-7 II used somewhere else so that's what I have to work with.

IMO, you're fine, you did good.

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I am on a pretty tight budget. I bought the two RF-7s used a few years ago and I just bought the RF-7 II used
somewhere else so that's what I have to work with.

I have a very similar set up to yours except I have SVS PB-1300 Ultra. I am very pleased. It is also where do stop. LOL enjoy you awesome setup. Remember only the dog or a meter can differentiate the dif. Our 2020' do an awesome job of improving audio / picture quality as well as the power filters. Again enjoy you have a great set up
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I am on a pretty tight budget. I bought the two RF-7s used a few years ago and I just bought the RF-7 II used somewhere else so that's what I have to work with.

I also think you did good and report back how it sounds because I've wondered how the two generations would match. The Original RF-7s are EXCELLENT speakers and I can't imagine the RF-7IIs are an "upgrade," but if they didn't have a similar sonic signature Klipsch wouldn't have kept the "RF-7" in the name.
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I have a very similar set up to yours except I have SVS PB-1300 Ultra. I am very pleased. It is also where do stop. LOL enjoy you awesome setup. Remember only the dog or a meter can differentiate the dif. Our 2020' do an awesome job of improving audio / picture quality as well as the power filters. Again enjoy you have a great set up

Do you have mix-n-match Klipsch RF-7s up front? I gather what you are referring to above is the SVS PB 13 ultra subwoofer and not speakers, but I could be wrong.
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Klipisch rf-5.
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And take a beating still sound great
Yes SVS PB 13 ultra just one

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Looks and sounds great and have yet to have professional calibration which I anticipate will provide even more improvement overall

Our receivers and speaker/ sub equal or exceed thx. The manufacturer has has pay Lucas at large sum to have that cert., I rather they invest in equipment. And give a great product and price
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Our receivers and speaker/ sub equal or exceed thx. The manufacturer has has pay Lucas at large sum to have that cert., I rather they invest in equipment. And give a great product and price

The RF-5s are nice speakers but saying they and your AVR "exceed thx' really isn't true...That said, your speakers may be better than some THX certified models. Also keep in mind there are several THX designations.
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agreed. There are quite few receivers and speakers new ones that do not use Lucas Thx cert that are fantastic. I would name some but only have access to my phone for now. I do think that what you have is fantastic. One must go by what their ears tell them, hard to do when not in your own space. I do not think human ears can tell the diff between l/r rf7 and rc7II. They are close and have different functions.
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... I do not think human ears can tell the diff between l/r rf7 and rc7II. They are close and have different functions.

For the record, I have the RC-7 (no such thing as an RC-7II) Center channel and the op wants to put the newer RF-7II in between 2 original RF-7s and that would give him 3 tower speakers up front...
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