Originally Posted by tgenius
I currently have a KSW12 which I don't see myself changing anytime soon. With the RC3 up on ebay, the pain of the RC62 upgrade will be a lil less.
I think the KSW12 is a pretty decent sub. It's not outstanding, but not bad either (And mind you its an older KSW12, bought back in 99.)
If you listen to music at low levels, the KSW-12 will certainly be adequate. You may have to reconsider, however, if you plan to play your system at a higher volume level, specially if you are planing on filling a listening area above 2500^3 or so. The KSW-12 is only rated at 105 watts RMS, and playing it at higher levels will take it's toll on both sound integrity and the longevity of the sub.
I think your progression in obtaining the components that you want will lend you to get them at a very leisurely pace, though. You can use your RF-82 mains for two channel, (music), listening without a real dire need for a larger sub. And you can use your RF-82 and RB-61, (with the RF-82 imaging a phantom center channel), for HT applications while you wait to find your RC-62 center. You don't have to hurry to get any particular component, and your patience will pay huge dividends in the end.
To start, remember to give your speakers some space from the walls, and in particular, keep the horns from radiating directly into the side walls. And give your mains about a good 30 degree tow in for great imaging, (at least in my experience they seem to be a better working directionality than having them point directly at you). Finally, as a former Klipsch owner, keep in mind that the newer compression drivers of the new Reference IV line are redesigned and will be significantly softer, or more laid back, than previous lines. They will still be forward and detailed, but not as forward as those in the previous lines.
Enjoy your new system!!!!