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Hi, I just realized this is the best place to ask this question.

Is this a good deal that I should pick up? Klipsch RF 82 Home Theater System for $1,200? No subwoofer.

I love the way the Klipsch look with out the grill and I am quite sure they sound great for movie.

Thanks so much !
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Hi, I just realized this is the best place to ask this question.

Is this a good deal that I should pick up? Klipsch RF 82 Home Theater System for $1,200? No subwoofer.

I love the way the Klipsch look with out the grill and I am quite sure they sound great for movie.

Thanks so much !
That is a decent price if the RF-82,RC-62 and RF-52 are all in good condition. The newer RF-82II System lists for $3,400.00 with a sub.

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Hi, I just realized this is the best place to ask this question.

Is this a good deal that I should pick up? Klipsch RF 82 Home Theater System for $1,200? No subwoofer.

I love the way the Klipsch look with out the grill and I am quite sure they sound great for movie.

Thanks so much !
I bought my 5.0 of the version II of the same system for $1800 new, with warranty, shipped from an authorized dealer. So it's not a bad deal, but not a great deal either.

For $1000 or less I'd be much happier.

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I bought my 5.0 of the version II of the same system for $1800 new, with warranty, shipped from an authorized dealer. So it's not a bad deal, but not a great deal either.

For $1000 or less I'd be much happier.
Your deal new for $1800 shipped (RF-82II's, RC-62II and RS-52II's) it is still the best what you can get so it is good deal for sure.
Towers around $900, center $400, surrounds $640 it is prices what Klipsch seller do over phone in those days not less then that.

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Hey guys,

New to this Klipsch Forum. CAn anyone help me sort out a future purchase decision. I am looking to purchase a Denon X2100 (upgrading from a Denon AVR-3801 and i want the new bells and whistles) but where i am stumped is the Refence Series i should match this AVR with. My total upgrade is around $1,500 including the receiver (if i can save more the better).

Because i am part of a Buying Club i get some serious saving (still I don't want to go overkill. 70% of its usage will be movie watch)

Option 1 (under $1,000)

RF-42ii X2
RC-62ii X1
RS-42ii X2
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 2 (under 1,400)
RF-52ii
RC-62ii
RS-52ii
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 3 (under 1,500)
RF-42ii X2
RC-64ii X1
RS-42ii X2

Is the quality/upgrade difference that noticeable? or can i downgrade a little more on the surrounds (on option 2) or should my sets be completely the same 62ii or 52ii's or 42ii's and can my Denon AVR-X2100 handle/work with these Klipsch sets.

Thanks for your time gents (and ladies if any)
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Hey guys,

New to this Klipsch Forum. CAn anyone help me sort out a future purchase decision. I am looking to purchase a Denon X2100 (upgrading from a Denon AVR-3801 and i want the new bells and whistles) but where i am stumped is the Refence Series i should match this AVR with. My total upgrade is around $1,500 including the receiver (if i can save more the better).

Because i am part of a Buying Club i get some serious saving (still I don't want to go overkill. 70% of its usage will be movie watch)

Option 1 (under $1,000)

RF-42ii X2
RC-62ii X1
RS-42ii X2
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 2 (under 1,400)
RF-52ii
RC-62ii
RS-52ii
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 3 (under 1,500)
RF-42ii X2
RC-64ii X1
RS-42ii X2

Is the quality/upgrade difference that noticeable? or can i downgrade a little more on the surrounds (on option 2) or should my sets be completely the same 62ii or 52ii's or 42ii's and can my Denon AVR-X2100 handle/work with these Klipsch sets.

Thanks for your time gents (and ladies if any)
How big is your room? How loud do you like to listen to movies and music? If I were you this is the way I would go with your budget.

RF62II's- 750.00
RC62II- 400.00
RB61II's- 400.00.

These are close in prices and you might even get them cheaper if you call around. Try to stick with the 6.5 inch drivers or bigger if you can. Much bigger sound for the money. Good luck!
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Hey guys,

New to this Klipsch Forum. CAn anyone help me sort out a future purchase decision. I am looking to purchase a Denon X2100 (upgrading from a Denon AVR-3801 and i want the new bells and whistles) but where i am stumped is the Refence Series i should match this AVR with. My total upgrade is around $1,500 including the receiver (if i can save more the better).

Because i am part of a Buying Club i get some serious saving (still I don't want to go overkill. 70% of its usage will be movie watch)

Option 1 (under $1,000)

RF-42ii X2
RC-62ii X1
RS-42ii X2
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 2 (under 1,400)
RF-52ii
RC-62ii
RS-52ii
SUBWOOFER (Sticking around with the KW-10 i own for now)

Option 3 (under 1,500)
RF-42ii X2
RC-64ii X1
RS-42ii X2

Is the quality/upgrade difference that noticeable? or can i downgrade a little more on the surrounds (on option 2) or should my sets be completely the same 62ii or 52ii's or 42ii's and can my Denon AVR-X2100 handle/work with these Klipsch sets.

Thanks for your time gents (and ladies if any)
Cchunter is right get the best towers and center you can. Just because you not planning to do RF-7II towers I will give up RC-64II center and get RC-62II( still amazing center) and then get RF-62II or (RF-82II if possible). Surrounds you can add later or get RS-52II or bookshelf RB-61II.
I will get less speakers at this time if you budget is limited and maybe get surrounds later.
I will not consider towers smaller then RF-62II' for sure.
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Yep. Get at least the 62s. A huge difference between the 62s and 52s, while it's more of an incremental step from the 62s to the 82s. The best advice I got when looking was to get the 62s. I was told many times they are the best value in the reference series.

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How big is your room? How loud do you like to listen to movies and music? If I were you this is the way I would go with your budget.

RF62II's- 750.00
RC62II- 400.00
RB61II's- 400.00.

These are close in prices and you might even get them cheaper if you call around. Try to stick with the 6.5 inch drivers or bigger if you can. Much bigger sound for the money. Good luck!

I just took a glance at the RC 62ii with the RF-82ii and the come around 1K. So you're saying with these 3 speakers I wouldn't miss the surrounds? so It would be like a 3.1 setup then (or I guess I wouldn't need a sub with the 82ii's). Few folks always pitch the need of the surrounds, so am I am wondering if in fact I would need them, else I would step back down the the 62ii's with the 52ii's surrounds for about the $1,300.


I've attached a really fast sketch (forgive my lame doodle) but this is pretty much my seating arrangement. the seating area is a 13'.4" long by 14'.6" wide (seating 7'.4" away from the entertainment center). I don't think I would play the speakers as loud as that guy from the Maxell commercials


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I just took a glance at the RC 62ii with the RF-82ii and the come around 1K. So you're saying with these 3 speakers I wouldn't miss the surrounds? so It would be like a 3.1 setup then (or I guess I wouldn't need a sub with the 82ii's). Few folks always pitch the need of the surrounds, so am I am wondering if in fact I would need them, else I would step back down the the 62ii's with the 52ii's surrounds for about the $1,300.


I've attached a really fast sketch (forgive my lame doodle) but this is pretty much my seating arrangement. the seating area is a 13'.4" long by 14'.6" wide (seating 7'.4" away from the entertainment center). I don't think I would play the speakers as loud as that guy from the Maxell commercials


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I do have same speakers as you are plannig to get. I had 3.2 set up for maybe 6 months and it was good but you really need surrounds to have whole 5.1 feeling!!! When I bought 2 weeks ago surrounds RS-52II's it moves my set up to next level it is just amazing how movies sounds much better. If you can get 82II's with 62II center for around 1K then just go for it, it is a great price and trust me you will not be disappointed!!!

If you can get what you said for 1K I'm sure with pair RS-52II's or RB-61II's for surrounds you will still be in your plannig budget.

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I just took a glance at the RC 62ii with the RF-82ii and the come around 1K. So you're saying with these 3 speakers I wouldn't miss the surrounds? so It would be like a 3.1 setup then (or I guess I wouldn't need a sub with the 82ii's). Few folks always pitch the need of the surrounds, so am I am wondering if in fact I would need them, else I would step back down the the 62ii's with the 52ii's surrounds for about the $1,300.


I've attached a really fast sketch (forgive my lame doodle) but this is pretty much my seating arrangement. the seating area is a 13'.4" long by 14'.6" wide (seating 7'.4" away from the entertainment center). I don't think I would play the speakers as loud as that guy from the Maxell commercials


Thanks
Your room is only 1500 cu ft. The RF62's are plenty. Get the RS52's for surrounds. The two most important speakers are the center and subwoofer. What do you have for a sub?
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Your room is only 1500 cu ft. The RF62's are plenty. Get the RS52's for surrounds. The two most important speakers are the center and subwoofer. What do you have for a sub?
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Your room is only 1500 cu ft. The RF62's are plenty. Get the RS52's for surrounds. The two most important speakers are the center and subwoofer. What do you have for a sub?
Thanks for the suggestion. The 62ii will be. With regards to the subwoofer, currently using a Klipsch KW-10. Has been acting funny for the last few months, so i believe i may have to replace it (isn't responding well to some actions scenes with explosions or the THX Subwoofer Test)

What do you guys suggest for a subwoofer on a room of my size?

As always, thanks for all the help.
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Thanks for the suggestion. The 62ii will be. With regards to the subwoofer, currently using a Klipsch KW-10. Has been acting funny for the last few months, so i believe i may have to replace it (isn't responding well to some actions scenes with explosions or the THX Subwoofer Test)

What do you guys suggest for a subwoofer on a room of my size?

As always, thanks for all the help.
What's your budget for a sub?

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What's your budget for a sub?
Was trying to keep my upgrade under $2,000 (if i hold on to my Denon AVR-3801 then my money can go further)

Denon AVR-x2100 ($700)

Klipsch ($1400)
RC 62ii
RF 62ii(2x)
RS 52ii (2x)

I guess $500 max would be my budget. Would this be sufficient?
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Was trying to keep my upgrade under $2,000 (if i hold on to my Denon AVR-3801 then my money can go further)

Denon AVR-x2100 ($700)

Klipsch ($1400)
RC 62ii
RF 62ii(2x)
RS 52ii (2x)

I guess $500 max would be my budget. Would this be sufficient?
That will work but if you had a few hundy more it would be even better lol. Yes we all like to spend other peoples money! If all you have is 500 then I suggest the SVS PB1000. If you can swing a bit more then the SVS SB2000 or SVS PB2000. Your room is small so a sealed sub could get you some nice room gain. Check out the outlet section on SVS website.
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That will work but if you had a few hundy more it would be even better lol. Yes we all like to spend other peoples money! If all you have is 500 then I suggest the SVS PB1000. If you can swing a bit more then the SVS SB2000 or SVS PB2000. Your room is small so a sealed sub could get you some nice room gain. Check out the outlet section on SVS website.
http://www.svsound.com/specials/outlet-specials
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I will save the link and check back on it. If i am reading this correctly then this is is triple of what i have now. Hope the wife doesn't kill me when i replay the scene from the First Transformer (when the chopper attacks the military base.) I love that part of what look like an EMP Burst. Shook half the basement and with what i had then

Thanks for all the help. Let you guys know when i have everything together.
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That will work but if you had a few hundy more it would be even better lol. Yes we all like to spend other peoples money! If all you have is 500 then I suggest the SVS PB1000. If you can swing a bit more then the SVS SB2000 or SVS PB2000. Your room is small so a sealed sub could get you some nice room gain. Check out the outlet section on SVS website.
http://www.svsound.com/specials/outlet-specials
Good link as I found this one and several others for just over $500.00. I Agree on the PB1000 or the SB/PB 2000. For HT use I like the cylinders in the mid level SVS price range. My friends PB 13 Ultra will shake your guts with clear accurate bass. I found it a bit more musical then the cylinder in the same price range but either of these are way out of my budget.

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I just purchased a pair of RB-61s to use as surround backs - per some of your suggestions. I currently use a pair of Atlantic Tech 371s for my surround backs. I have never heard front heights or front wides before. Would there be any advantage to using this pair of RB-61s as front heights or front wides - as opposed to using them to replace my current surround backs? I was reading in another forum that Audessey electronically adjusts speakers to sound the same so I was thinking I could keep my current Atlantic 371s as my surround backs and try the new RB-61s as fronts. Any suggestions?

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Was trying to keep my upgrade under $2,000 (if i hold on to my Denon AVR-3801 then my money can go further)

Denon AVR-x2100 ($700)

Klipsch ($1400)
RC 62ii
RF 62ii(2x)
RS 52ii (2x)

I guess $500 max would be my budget. Would this be sufficient?
You could probably get last year's x2000 or even x3000 on sale and save some money on the receiver, and put more towards the sub. That's what I'd do, personally. I can't remember if there were any real must have features on the 2100 but really, the receiver is the part of your system you are most likely to upgrade more often with changing technology so I wouldn't mind getting a year old model if that meant a better subwoofer (like stepping up to the pb2000, for example).

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I have a pair of JBL L-200 studio monitors (6 cu ft with 15" bass and large compression driver horn and lens) as front channels and just purchased a pair of Klipsch RS 62 II sides and an RC 64 II center channel. The room is 28 long by 13.5 side by 8ft ceiling with a 6 ft wide archway to the kitchen dining room on one 28 inch side just behind where the surround speaker on the right will go. That is about 3000 cu ft in the main room. To keep my L-200's I needed a "slightly horn like " treble and thought the Klipsch would fit the bill the best. I was after maintaining the great vocal clarity that the JBL horns provide as well as the impact of these front speakers. Anyone have any opinions as to if I did a good or bad thing? I am awaiting arrival of the three Klipsch speakers this week.

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Beautiful room! What are the measurements?

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I have a pair of JBL L-200 studio monitors (6 cu ft with 15" bass and large compression driver horn and lens) as front channels and just purchased a pair of Klipsch RS 62 II sides and an RC 64 II center channel. The room is 28 long by 13.5 side by 8ft ceiling with a 6 ft wide archway to the kitchen dining room on one 28 inch side just behind where the surround speaker on the right will go. That is about 3000 cu ft in the main room. To keep my L-200's I needed a "slightly horn like " treble and thought the Klipsch would fit the bill the best. I was after maintaining the great vocal clarity that the JBL horns provide as well as the impact of these front speakers. Anyone have any opinions as to if I did a good or bad thing? I am awaiting arrival of the three Klipsch speakers this week.

If your pre/pro has the room correction feature it will blend in the different horns.I have Cornwall fronts, C7 center and RS3-II rears all are Klipsch but all have different diaphragms and design of woofers/drivers in them and my Yamaha HD AVR room correction and my ear and Db meter has them dialed "N" I have a Nice sounding 5.2 for HT and Cornwalls for fronts for just stereo music. http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/.../1973-l200.htm these were killer sounding speakers when they were new. They still are if the networks etc are up to date. My Brother wanted a pair that had the "3 Way" mod done to them in the late 1980's. But he went with LaScala and a bass bin (sub) I think the JBL for fronts should sound just fine. IMHO.

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DITTO, very nice room "Thumbs UP" I am trying to figure out what size and brands those tape reels are, that are mounted on the wall...cool idea. They must be video tape reels. I collect metal ReVox and Akai logo metal reels for reel to reel tape decks . Niagra made a 7" 1/4" wide metal reel with the circle cut outs on the side plates. (Rare)
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Thanks! It's 18 feet wide and 16 feet deep. There's an HVAC soffit running across the ceiling in the back of the room so it means there's only one row of seating and I can't put any Atmos in-ceiling speakers behind me. As it stands now, I plan to install in-ceilings exactly where the two recessed lighting cans are in the picture below. The wiring is already running from my ceiling to the equipment closet so it shouldn't be a big deal.
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Nice pictures, you have a very very nice HT room!!!!
Those are 81II's right? what is feeling to add then to your system, can you tell difference?

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Nice pictures, you have a very very nice HT room!!!!
Those are 81II's right? what is feeling to add then to your system, can you tell difference?
Thanks! Yes, they're RB-81IIs. The jury is still out on what they add...I've only watched two movies since I added the heights (Under the Skin and Enemy) neither of which has a very dynamic soundtrack. I did pop in the Dredd BD that's optimized for Neo:X and ran the DTS sound test at the beginning. That sounded AWESOME.
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Thanks! Yes, they're RB-81IIs. The jury is still out on what they add...I've only watched two movies since I added the heights (Under the Skin and Enemy) neither of which has a very dynamic soundtrack. I did pop in the Dredd BD that's optimized for Neo:X and ran the DTS sound test at the beginning. That sounded AWESOME.
Great I'm looking to add them also to my system also. I think they will do great. DTS sound test how you did it?

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