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Oh yes I agree 100%. SVS subs looks the best from all online sellers. If I can start dreaming now I wish to have SVS subs looks like R-115SW . Well this is a great example not all dreams come true . That will be a great match for our speakers.
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My dealer tells me that it might be tough to get RS-62 II as the supplies are low throughout Europe, but he offered KS-525 THX instead with some cosmetic damage on the bottom of speakers for half the price. I saw them in person and it doesn't seem to be a big deal, but I do wonder how well would they fit with RB-81 II and RC-62 II? I'm using Yamaha RX-A1020 and I'm really not good friends with YPAO. The offer is tempting nevertheless. Could anyone advise or share their experiences with KS-525?
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I need your guys' opinions. The R-115SW is still available for $608 so I'm looking at duals for $1216 or dual SVS PB-2000's for $1499. Or a single PB12-Plus for $1399. The thought of dual 15" copper cones intrigues me but for some reason it really bothers me that the power plugs aren't grounded on them. What would you do?
For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
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Somebody please help me. I cannot find mounts for my rs42iis. I bought some on amazon and they didn't work. Just can't seem to find the right thing. If it's from a local store even better! (Best buy, frys, etc)
I've been looking without success to find a reasonable mount for the rs52 with no real luck. I want something which allows me to angle them down.

There were some options posted but they're too expensive IMO to be worthwhile.

Currently I just have them on a screw mounted in a stud and they're pretty solid.

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I am using these:
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I have them hanging from the ceiling. I needed to drill out the bottom holes of the larger mounting bracket a little as well as pick up some screws from home depot to attach the mount to the speaker. My speakers are upside down (the threaded holes are at the top and the keyhole is at the bottom) but with the magnetic grills you can't tell.
I got these and they didn't fit the pre-drilled holes and unlike you I wasn't willing to drill new holes.

If anyone wants them for really cheap (basically shipping cost) let me know.

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I'm too squeamish to drill holes in brand new speakers, lol. What speakers do you have? If the same as mine, then the two threaded inserts already in the speaker do not fit that monoprice mount?
I didn't drill holes in the speaker, I drilled them in the mount. As Baloo_Brtu mentioned, the holes on the mount don't line up exactly with the threaded holes on the speaker. By drilling out and making 2 of the holes bigger, you enlarge them just enough to line up with the holes on the speaker, you can then easily screw the mount to the speaker (I believe I used 1/4" x 3/4" x 20 TPI screws from home depot). I have them hanging from my ceiling at an angle pointing to my MLP.

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For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
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For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
Uh... OK? I guess I better let Dr. Hsu know that he's doing it wrong. I've noticed that quite few AV components are only coming with two prong power plugs.... I suppose I should let Yamaha know they're doing it wrong too. Try reading up on ground loops and Subs.

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For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
I disagree, it's just about finding the right sub, one that doesn't just go boom. My SVS Ultra is very musical and reproduces bass notes with ease, oh and it also can give a hearty boom.

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For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
Half agree, half disagree about music depending on the genre. My rf82iis on an amp go hard with 2 ch, I wouldnt say they sound bad in any way. Great for pink floyd, led zep, jazz and classical. At the other end my dnb and dubstep while it sounds good through just the 82s, a whole other level of frequencies is opened up when I turn my subs on.
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Electrical component interactions are weird, and or Onkyo design got issues. I accidentally did a comparison while swapping stuff ( I had the fronts set to full range, no double bass, listened, then I unplugged the subs, and the difference was quite apparent)

I decided it was too much, so I sold off the subs. And I got rid of the Onkyo too.

But my setup is getting close to high end, so you won't notice anything like the above with normal gear.
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Hi guys. My mate has just purchased his 1st proper system. I recommended rf62ii, rc62ii, rs52ii and svspb2000. He kind of listened and kind of made his own choices. He purchased rf62ii for mains, r26f for surrounds, r25c for center and a velodyne eq max15 sub. I have to say it will still be a kick *ss setup, but that center mocks me. I told him he can borrow one of my rc62iis to compare. It will be interesting to hear the lower reference as surrounds however I LOVED my synergy f30s as surrounds and would probably choose them over my rc62iis I have now.
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Electrical component interactions are weird, and or Onkyo design got issues. I accidentally did a comparison while swapping stuff ( I had the fronts set to full range, no double bass, listened, then I unplugged the subs, and the difference was quite apparent)

I decided it was too much, so I sold off the subs. And I got rid of the Onkyo too.

But my setup is getting close to high end, so you won't notice anything like the above with normal gear.
Fronts to full range and no double bass??? Then, you unplugged the sub??? Was the sub off when you played the fronts full range or did your sub not go very low?

I seriously doubt that your mains will be able to handle <20Hz signals from movies. Or don't you watch movies?

Who says we don't have high-end systems? What do you consider "normal gear?"


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Half agree, half disagree about music depending on the genre. My rf82iis on an amp go hard with 2 ch, I wouldnt say they sound bad in any way. Great for pink floyd, led zep, jazz and classical. At the other end my dnb and dubstep while it sounds good through just the 82s, a whole other level of frequencies is opened up when I turn my subs on.
But is't that the beauty of modern equipment? I mean, after all, if you want 2 channel, just punch the right button(s) on the AVR remote and you're 2 channel... Punch another and I'm back to a full blown 9.1 channels of aliens and monsters crashing across my screen. That puts me in my happy place acoustically.
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Okay bout to pull the trigger on surround for the back of the couch.....Which direction i should go RB81-II or RS-52-II

Also if i go RS-5S2-II is there a way i can mount them on the wall without drilling(Renting) ? My wall surface is wood...maybe post a pic of it later..Thxs

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Okay bout to pull the trigger on surround for the back of the couch.....Which direction i should go RB81-II or RS-52-II

Also if i go RS-5S2-II is there a way i can mount them on the wall without drilling(Renting) ? My wall surface is wood...maybe post a pic of it later..Thxs
Is the couch against the back wall? Mine is and I went with the RS.

You can get a stand to put them on. They should be a foot or two above ear level.

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Is the couch against the back wall? Mine is and I went with the RS.

You can get a stand to put them on. They should be a foot or two above ear level.
Yes against the wall....Actually a window behind me also but i can move them on the side no problem. Also with the RS is there any bass coming from them vs what i would here from the RB ?

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For music, avoid subs.

For movie, get the 15in one.

Ungrounded sub does degrade sound quality, but you'll only notice it on high end setups.
Its all subjective. If you prefer your music without a sub then thats your choice but you wont catch me with my SB13 Ultra turned off ever. The center speaker and subwoofer are the anchors of everyones system IMO well that is if you have them
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Yes against the wall....Actually a window behind me also but i can move them on the side no problem. Also with the RS is there any bass coming from them vs what i would here from the RB ?
The RS-52 II has two 5.25" woofers in each speaker, where the RB-81 II has one 8" woofer. The 81 will give you more bass.

For side surround, it is usually recommended to go with the RS and RB for the rear. Up to you what kind of sound you want from your surrounds. Direct firing or dispersed.

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Yes against the wall....Actually a window behind me also but i can move them on the side no problem. Also with the RS is there any bass coming from them vs what i would here from the RB ?
I will get RS-52II, no worries about bass your sub will take care of it. RS are excellent for surrounds. RB-81 will produce better bass but if you have sub you don't need to worry.

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I used two of these...........that rectangle box/cover hides the bracket that bolts to the wall or ceiling and round steel shaft rotates in it and locks with 5/8" nuts (that end of the shaft is threaded. The ball on the other end has that flange with the ball clamps screwed on the back of the speaker cabinet near the bottom so speakers wire connectors are accessible. PM me and I will go take picks of mine mounted on the wall.I think I have pic's of my install on my Flicker account as I posted them here back then. There use to be pictures on this thread from everyones posts and now I don't see it on right side of these pages anymore. There were some cool ideas for stands, mounts etc and everyones systems??????????.

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I didn't drill holes in the speaker, I drilled them in the mount. As Baloo_Brtu mentioned, the holes on the mount don't line up exactly with the threaded holes on the speaker. By drilling out and making 2 of the holes bigger, you enlarge them just enough to line up with the holes on the speaker, you can then easily screw the mount to the speaker (I believe I used 1/4" x 3/4" x 20 TPI screws from home depot). I have them hanging from my ceiling at an angle pointing to my MLP.

The holes circled in red in the picture of the mount below are the ones I drilled out.

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Solution found! I used a VESA mount meant for tvs and monitors. 75mm VESA standard (2.95in) just baaaaaarely lines up with the rs42ii s dual threaded inserts (3in apart) They are meant for 30 pound Tvs, and speakers weight 14 pounds each. Got the mounts for about 14 dollars a piece at frys, and they are all metal. Thanks to everyone who helped.
So after this, my setup is finally done. There was a bunch of people who helped me since I got started on this thread over 50 pages back (lol) so thanks to all of you!!
I upgraded every speaker except for my back surrounds, and this is my first real set of speakers. I'm coming from an old onkyo HTIB, lol.
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hey retro, i would highly suggest one more thing. This weekend make a shelf for the center. Just even with the top of HDTV. it don't even have to be large maybe even some large L brackets. Bringing the center tweeter down with the other 2 will make a better sound field...or just to a temp install and compare...

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hey retro, i would highly suggest one more thing. This weekend make a shelf for the center. Just even with the top of HDTV. it don't even have to be large maybe even some large L brackets. Bringing the center tweeter down with the other 2 will make a better sound field...or just to a temp install and compare...
Not sure if I understand what are you talking about I have center just on top of my TV facing down to MLP. That is the best I can do now. I can't have it lower now because it is Rear Projector TV and Original Sony TV stand have small shelfs for center like RC-62II.

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I will get RS-52II, no worries about bass your sub will take care of it. RS are excellent for surrounds. RB-81 will produce better bass but if you have sub you don't need to worry.
Where can i find stands for these since i can drill holes ?

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Try online Amazon or others will work, do a little research and you will find some you like or do little DIY stands.

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So after this, my setup is finally done. There was a bunch of people who helped me since I got started on this thread over 50 pages back (lol) so thanks to all of you!!
I upgraded every speaker except for my back surrounds, and this is my first real set of speakers. I'm coming from an old onkyo HTIB, lol.
Center - Klipsch rc42ii
Fronts - Klipsch rf42iis
Surround sides - Klipsch rs42iis
Surround backs - onkyo HTIB satellites
Sub - Klipsch r12sw
I got the whole thing for about 1000 dollars even, so I think I did pretty good. Pictures of setup and how I mounted the surrounds below. (setup is finished but room is being retouched here and there so excuse the mess)
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Half agree, half disagree about music depending on the genre. My rf82iis on an amp go hard with 2 ch, I wouldnt say they sound bad in any way. Great for pink floyd, led zep, jazz and classical. At the other end my dnb and dubstep while it sounds good through just the 82s, a whole other level of frequencies is opened up when I turn my subs on.

I have 82ii's with emotiva XPA-3 powering front stage (200wpc). I listen to music in 2 channel w/ sub. I feel they completely lack bass on their own(maybe because I have a large room), the Klipsch r-112sw is always on. I must say, bass wise I would take my 10 year old Cerwin Vega 12's from the garage over the 82ii's

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Half agree, half disagree about music depending on the genre. My rf82iis on an amp go hard with 2 ch, I wouldnt say they sound bad in any way. Great for pink floyd, led zep, jazz and classical. At the other end my dnb and dubstep while it sounds good through just the 82s, a whole other level of frequencies is opened up when I turn my subs on.

I have 82ii's with emotiva XPA-3 powering front stage (200wpc). I listen to music in 2 channel w/ sub. I feel they completely lack bass on their own(maybe because I have a large room), the Klipsch r-112sw is always on. I must say, bass wise I would take my 10 year old Cerwin Vega 12's from the garage over the 82ii's
Interesting. I wonder if it's the room or the expectations for bass ( as in, mine may be very high), but my R28Fs are rumbling my floor during Inception, and they do musical bass marvelously.
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I have 82ii's with emotiva XPA-3 powering front stage (200wpc). I listen to music in 2 channel w/ sub. I feel they completely lack bass on their own(maybe because I have a large room), the Klipsch r-112sw is always on. I must say, bass wise I would take my 10 year old Cerwin Vega 12's from the garage over the 82ii's
I have an NAD 275BEE 150wpc. I will say I had to eq a bit of bass into them, perhaps I should say midbass. I find with eq my 82s hit very hard around 40-60hz, probably more so than my subs. Under 40 its no competition, twin 15s kill them.
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