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Every single time I've called SD Eric's who answers the phone. If you manage to actually talk to someone else I'd be shocked.
Gotcha. Cool cool.

This is probably the wrong place to ask, but they have those specials on their site...The Premiere Acoustic Titanium setup for $1299. How would something like that compare to the RF-82 set up?

http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
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Gotcha. Cool cool.

This is probably the wrong place to ask, but they have those specials on their site...The Premiere Acoustic Titanium setup for $1299. How would something like that compare to the RF-82 set up?

http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
I've never heard of Premiere Acoustic speakers. I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to HT equipment, so there's probably a reason why Premiere Acoustic has never been on my radar.

However, generally speaking, you get what you pay for.
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I've never heard of Premiere Acoustic speakers. I consider myself pretty savvy when it comes to HT equipment, so there's probably a reason why Premiere Acoustic has never been on my radar.

However, generally speaking, you get what you pay for.
Understood. Was just asking since they were featured so predominantly on their website

I want that copper.
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A cheaper version of klipsch (or so people say) are the bic acoustech. They are also horn loaded and get very good reviews on this site if you are looking for horn speakers and want to save vs the klipsch. Go to the owner's thread for more info.

I've never heard them, but a lot of people are very happy with them. You could then put more money towards a sub. People usually get them for a discount off the offer price as well, but I can't remember how much cheaper. I think less than $1000 without a sub. Though people do like the PL-200...you could get two of those. Though most would probably prefer 2 pb1000 or a pb2000.

http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
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A cheaper version of klipsch (or so people say) are the bic acoustech. They are also horn loaded and get very good reviews on this site if you are looking for horn speakers and want to save vs the klipsch. Go to the owner's thread for more info.

I've never heard them, but a lot of people are very happy with them. You could then put more money towards a sub. People usually get them for a discount off the offer price as well, but I can't remember how much cheaper. I think less than $1000 without a sub. Though people do like the PL-200...you could get two of those. Though most would probably prefer 2 pb1000 or a pb2000.

http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
Thanks for the suggestion. Those are really pretty!
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Finally returned home and got to set up my home theater. I plan on adding rears when I move to a new house that will allow it space-wise.

AVR: Denon AVR-X2100W
Fronts: Klipsch RF-62 II
Center: Klipsch RC-62 II
Rears: Klipsch RS-42 II
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD

Congrats man! How does it sound?
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Gotcha. Cool cool.

This is probably the wrong place to ask, but they have those specials on their site...The Premiere Acoustic Titanium setup for $1299. How would something like that compare to the RF-82 set up?

http://www.sounddistributors.com/buy...at_name=Search
Can't say how they would compare to an RF82 system but that looks like a lot of speaker for the price. The PA150 sub has incredible output over 30hz.

A three way center at that price is a nice bonus.

They at least have titanium tweeters (BIC uses aluminum) just not compression drivers like Klipsch.
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Congrats man! How does it sound?
Thanks man! It sounds incredible.
I was a a little worried at first due to all the people saying how bright Klipsch speakers are. These are nowhere near being too bright, albeit I've been an MB Quart fan for a while.

Did some calibrations and some sound tests. I'm beyond impressed. The wife even loves the setup.
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Finally returned home and got to set up my home theater. I plan on adding rears when I move to a new house that will allow it space-wise.

AVR: Denon AVR-X2100W
Fronts: Klipsch RF-62 II
Center: Klipsch RC-62 II
Rears: Klipsch RS-42 II
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD

Congrats to your nice set up. It is so great to see Klipsch and SVS in Japan!!! Amazing how all good staff get so fast in those days around world!!!
Enjoy!!!
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Thanks man! It sounds incredible.
I was a a little worried at first due to all the people saying how bright Klipsch speakers are. These are nowhere near being too bright, albeit I've been an MB Quart fan for a while.

Did some calibrations and some sound tests. I'm beyond impressed. The wife even loves the setup.
I have basically your setup and on Home theatre, it's crazy good. You will love them. Music is meh imo, but I'm a 95% Home theatre user so Klipsch all the way!
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Thanks man! It sounds incredible.
I was a a little worried at first due to all the people saying how bright Klipsch speakers are. These are nowhere near being too bright, albeit I've been an MB Quart fan for a while.

Did some calibrations and some sound tests. I'm beyond impressed. The wife even loves the setup.

I honestly don't know where the 'horns are too bright' came from. Maybe folks that never owned Klipsch, but I'm not sure.


I still remember the salesman who cupped his hands around his mouth to mimic how they were distorting sound. I wanted to cup hands around my mouth and say 'hyperbole,' but yeah, whatever.


There was a test done by Audioholics, I think it was, blind testing several speakers including the RF 62. The RF 62 finished best in the test, and no one said it was bright or harsh. They did a control test with the speakers unhid, and all the 'too bright/harsh' comments came pouring in, and the Klipsch speaker finished in the middle of the pack. There's some obvious bias among audiophiles.
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I found a killer deal on a pair of rb-81's. I was thinking of putting them where my front highs currently sit. I have these mounts.http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Clam...=speaker+mount

I am afraid they may be a tad to large and maybe overkill for front highs. The guy only wants $150 for them so I am buying them regardless. Do you think they would work as surrounds?
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I found a killer deal on a pair of rb-81's. I was thinking of putting them where my front highs currently sit. I have these mounts.http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Clam...=speaker+mount

I am afraid they may be a tad to large and maybe overkill for front highs. The guy only wants $150 for them so I am buying them regardless. Do you think they would work as surrounds?
I don't think you need to be worry about overkill, they will be maybe more then you need but for that price why not. Well RS are better for surrounds but you can use those also or for surrounds back or front heights.

Those mounts will work just fine maybe extra drilling needs to be done to base plate but you will see when you have all home.
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I don't think you need to be worry about overkill, they will be maybe more then you need but for that price why not. Well RS are better for surrounds but you can use those also or for surrounds back or front heights.

Those mounts will work just fine maybe extra drilling needs to be done to base plate but you will see when you have all home.
Sweet, Im going to get them for front highs the. Found a pair of rb-61's I was going to put there also for $125 bucks. I just love finding deals btw. But go big or go home i guess?
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Sweet, Im going to get them for front highs the. Found a pair of rb-61's I was going to put there also for $125 bucks. I just love finding deals btw. But go big or go home i guess?
What you find both are 61 and 81 or 61II and 81II?
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They are not the II. just the regular ones. found a pair of rb-81 for $150 and Rb-61 for $125 also a rc-61 for $125. Gata love craigs list. I dont think I will get the rc-61, its vented instead of sealed like my Rc-3 is. But my rc-3 has 50 watts higher RMS because of the sealed enclosure and if all I would be getting is extra bass out of the center. Well thats the subs job.

My SI 18"s show up today. I was thinking of getting two of those 15" woofers onsale and building another box to put them behind my couch or in the corner of the room. Figured if I get the Nu4 6000. Power the two 15's off that and the 3 channels are for LRC.

In the for sale section someone has rs-5s's. Thinking about grabbing those.
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They are not the II. just the regular ones. found a pair of rb-81 for $150 and Rb-61 for $125 also a rc-61 for $125. Gata love craigs list. I dont think I will get the rc-61, its vented instead of sealed like my Rc-3 is. But my rc-3 has 50 watts higher RMS because of the sealed enclosure and if all I would be getting is extra bass out of the center. Well thats the subs job.

My SI 18"s show up today. I was thinking of getting two of those 15" woofers onsale and building another box to put them behind my couch or in the corner of the room. Figured if I get the Nu4 6000. Power the two 15's off that and the 3 channels are for LRC.

In the for sale section someone has rs-5s's. Thinking about grabbing those.
$25 more there is no question RB-81's for sure.
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They are not the II. just the regular ones. found a pair of rb-81 for $150 and Rb-61 for $125 also a rc-61 for $125. Gata love craigs list. I dont think I will get the rc-61, its vented instead of sealed like my Rc-3 is. But my rc-3 has 50 watts higher RMS because of the sealed enclosure and if all I would be getting is extra bass out of the center. Well thats the subs job.

My SI 18"s show up today. I was thinking of getting two of those 15" woofers onsale and building another box to put them behind my couch or in the corner of the room. Figured if I get the Nu4 6000. Power the two 15's off that and the 3 channels are for LRC.

In the for sale section someone has rs-5s's. Thinking about grabbing those.
I would buy all of them for $400 and make a sweet bedroom system.
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They are not the II. just the regular ones. found a pair of rb-81 for $150 and Rb-61 for $125 also a rc-61 for $125. Gata love craigs list. I dont think I will get the rc-61, its vented instead of sealed like my Rc-3 is. But my rc-3 has 50 watts higher RMS because of the sealed enclosure and if all I would be getting is extra bass out of the center. Well thats the subs job.

My SI 18"s show up today. I was thinking of getting two of those 15" woofers onsale and building another box to put them behind my couch or in the corner of the room. Figured if I get the Nu4 6000. Power the two 15's off that and the 3 channels are for LRC.

In the for sale section someone has rs-5s's. Thinking about grabbing those.

Honestly, with your subs, I'd replace those old towers with the newer RB-81s. Toss the towers in the living room or bed room. I bet it will sound a lot cleaner.
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Finally returned home and got to set up my home theater. I plan on adding rears when I move to a new house that will allow it space-wise.

AVR: Denon AVR-X2100W
Fronts: Klipsch RF-62 II
Center: Klipsch RC-62 II
Rears: Klipsch RS-42 II
Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD

What stand/cabinet do you have? I want to move up from the RC42ii, but I'm having a terrible time finding stands that would accommodate an 8" tall center that are reasonably priced and not ugly.
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Honestly, with your subs, I'd replace those old towers with the newer RB-81s. Toss the towers in the living room or bed room. I bet it will sound a lot cleaner.

Do you think the newer speakers will actually sound better? Klipsch said they make changes over time and its typically a better cross over, but I didnt think it would be noticeable?

Do you think the rc-62 will sound better than my existing rc-3?
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I would buy all of them for $400 and make a sweet bedroom system.
I just put a 52" on the wall in the bedroom. I have a old Onkyo receiver not being used. I was planning on throwing my klipsch that I take out of my HT setup for it.

Or do you think having 3 rb-81's for the front stage sound better than my current setup?
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I just put a 52" on the wall in the bedroom. I have a old Onkyo receiver not being used. I was planning on throwing my klipsch that I take out of my HT setup for it.

Or do you think having 3 rb-81's for the front stage sound better than my current setup?
I don't think you will see an improvement. Not sure about your center but IMHO I don't think the RB-81 will outperform your RF-3's.
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I don't think you will see an improvement. Not sure about your center but IMHO I don't think the RB-81 will outperform your RF-3's.

We have the same projector and receiver. How do you like those glasses?
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We have the same projector and receiver. How do you like those glasses?
To be honest I have not used them with this projector (have not watched 3D in 6 months). They did work very well with my old projector which was BenQ W710ST.
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Thanks guys. The weekend finally came and the wife and I started rewatching the Batman series. Last night was Batman Begins. The wife is in love with the sound, as am I. My neighbors? Not so much.

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What stand/cabinet do you have? I want to move up from the RC42ii, but I'm having a terrible time finding stands that would accommodate an 8" tall center that are reasonably priced and not ugly.
As of right now, my TV is temporarily sitting on top of the speaker. I feel a little uneasy about this given the TV's weight, but I feel it'll hold up fine until I get around to building my own TV stand/speaker shelter.
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Thanks guys. The weekend finally came and the wife and I started rewatching the Batman series. Last night was Batman Begins. The wife is in love with the sound, as am I. My neighbors? Not so much.


As of right now, my TV is temporarily sitting on top of the speaker. I feel a little uneasy about this given the TV's weight, but I feel it'll hold up fine until I get around to building my own TV stand/speaker shelter.
Those Klipsch centers are heavy duty! I had my 75lb Vizio on top of my RC52II for a few months and there wasn't any problems.
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i feel at home in this thread!!
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Thanks guys. The weekend finally came and the wife and I started rewatching the Batman series. Last night was Batman Begins. The wife is in love with the sound, as am I. My neighbors? Not so much.


As of right now, my TV is temporarily sitting on top of the speaker. I feel a little uneasy about this given the TV's weight, but I feel it'll hold up fine until I get around to building my own TV stand/speaker shelter.
Hah, my bad. It looked like there was a shelf between the speaker and TV in your photo.
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What stand/cabinet do you have? I want to move up from the RC42ii, but I'm having a terrible time finding stands that would accommodate an 8" tall center that are reasonably priced and not ugly.

Reasonably priced is different things to different people, but I have Salamander Design A/V Furniture (http://www.salamanderdesigns.com) that accommodates my RC-64 very well. They have quite a number of different options available. You can see pictures of it and the rest of my gear by following the link in my signature below. I've also attached one picture to this post as well. Not cheap, but to me its "reasonably priced" for its beauty, functionality and sturdiness.


Good luck with your search.
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