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Interesting. I wonder if it's the room or the expectations for bass ( as in, mine may be lower), but my R28Fs are rumbling my floor during Inception, and they do musical bass marvelously.
Any of the twin 8" woofer models should provide good bass especially with a decent power amp. It took me to get twin diy 15" fridge sized subs running off a pro amp to understand what my rf82iis and synergy f30s couldn't do. I had 2 velodyne subs before that and wasnt really impressed.
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I'm not a bass head by any means. I just expected more bass out of them. I have a huge room open on two sides and 18' ceilings and only run the Klipsch r-112sw and it far surpasses my needs for bass. When I first got the 82ii's at my old house which had a much smaller room, it was a little better, but still lacking. If I didn't run a sub with them I would be disappointed.

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Hey guys/gals. New to the Klipsch thread, but have been an owner of many Klipsch products over the years. Just received and hooked up the new reference premiere center channel rp-450c. Powering it with a Marantz sr6006. Initial reaction is wow, this thing sounds great. Highly recommend this new line by Klipsch. Plan to get the matching towers in the future, but wanted to share initial thoughts on the new center since there isn't much out their on them.
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Hey guys/gals. New to the Klipsch thread, but have been an owner of many Klipsch products over the years. Just received and hooked up the new reference premiere center channel rp-450c. Powering it with a Marantz sr6006. Initial reaction is wow, this thing sounds great. Highly recommend this new line by Klipsch. Plan to get the matching towers in the future, but wanted to share initial thoughts on the new center since there isn't much out their on them.
Welcome.

There isn't much at all out there on the new line. They're just getting released to dealers. Glad you enjoy it.
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I'm not a bass head by any means. I just expected more bass out of them. I have a huge room open on two sides and 18' ceilings and only run the Klipsch r-112sw and it far surpasses my needs for bass. When I first got the 82ii's at my old house which had a much smaller room, it was a little better, but still lacking. If I didn't run a sub with them I would be disappointed.
If you buying speakers in quality like Reference II it is not many people expect to go without sub. If so 8" woofers can't do what 10" , 12" can so then if sub is not option for some people they need to step up for bigger towers. But even RF-7 can do some bass it is not again as good as a specialy a good one. Also in your case like tou said you have a huge room, so RF-82II will sound much better and provide some bass in closed room 15x15 as example.

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If you buying speakers in quality like Reference II it is not many people expect to go without sub. If so 8" woofers can't do what 10" , 12" can so then if sub is not option for some people they need to step up for bigger towers. But even RF-7 can do some bass it is not again as good as a specialy a good one. Also in your case like tou said you have a huge room, so RF-82II will sound much better and provide some bass in closed room 15x15 as example.
I'm lucky in a way too that all seating is very close to up against a wall
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Hey guys, I think this was a topic of discussion fairly recently in this topic but I can't remember where: the thx ultra 2 tweeter on parts express. Here's a link: http://www.parts-express.com/7-x-10-...river--279-106 ; according to parts express, the tweeter should cross over at 4000 Hz. However, it seems like it is the tweeter from the kl650thx, which crosses over at 1400 Hz. Additionally, the parts express horn dimensions are listed at 7x10, while klipsch lists the kl650thx horn at 6x10. So what explains these differences? Are the parts listed at parts express a faulty run or something along those lines? Thinking of trying some DIY and employing this driver but I'd like a little more intel on it first
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Hey guys/gals. New to the Klipsch thread, but have been an owner of many Klipsch products over the years. Just received and hooked up the new reference premiere center channel rp-450c. Powering it with a Marantz sr6006. Initial reaction is wow, this thing sounds great. Highly recommend this new line by Klipsch. Plan to get the matching towers in the future, but wanted to share initial thoughts on the new center since there isn't much out their on them.
Welcome. May I ask what other speakers you are running with your center?
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My setup consists of Klipsch RC-62 II,RB-61 II's,and KB-15's for the rear.
The RC-62 I got from Crutchfield as an open box item,and noticed
that it doesn't have any sound treatment/insulation inside like the RB-61's,which are brand new.
Thoughts...
Anyone.....

Is the RC-62II insulated from factory?
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Anyone have an idea on this?
I doubt those are bolt-in tweeters for Klipsch. If it don't fit, it don't fit.
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Is the RC-62II insulated from factory?
No idea. Sorry. It's damping material so the tweeter isn't bombed with the freqs coming off the woofers, if there is any in this speaker.

There are people on here with RC-62 II's.

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Hey gang, I have a pair of R-28F front speakers and I'm looking to upgrade my center speaker. Would I be better off going with the R-25C center which is in the same series or can I upgrade to the RC-52 without losing timbre across the front and center speakers?

Please see below for the specs on each speaker. Thanks in advance for any guidance!

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FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 35Hz - 24kHz +/- 3dB
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION: 32Hz
SENSITIVITY: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING: 150W Continuous/600W Peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms Compatible
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS: 1" (2.54cm) Aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix® Horn
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 8" (20.3cm), copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY: 1800Hz
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: MDF
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via front-firing port
INPUTS: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
HEIGHT: 42" (106.6 cm)
WIDTH: 9.5” (24.1 cm)
DEPTH: 15.7” (39.8 cm)
WEIGHT: 56.67 lbs (25.68 kg)
FINISHES: Brushed Black Polymer Veneer
BUILT FROM: 2014

R-25C:

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 82Hz - 24kHz +/-3dB
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION: 74Hz
SENSITIVITY: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING: 100W Continuous/400W Peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms Compatible
HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVERS: 1" (2.54cm) Aluminum diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 90° square Tractrix® Horn
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 5.25" (13.3cm), copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofers
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY: 1800Hz
ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: MDF
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Sealed
INPUTS: Single binding posts
HEIGHT: 7.25" (18.42 cm)
WIDTH: 18.75" (47.6 cm)
DEPTH: 7.25" (18.42 cm)
WEIGHT: 14.8 lbs (6.73 kg)
FINISH: Brushed Black Polymer Veneer
BUILT FROM: 2014

RC-52 II:

FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 67Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
SENSITIVITY: 96dB @ 2.83V / 1m
POWER HANDLING: 125W RMS / 500W Peak
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms compatible
LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 5.25" (13.3cm) Cerametallicâ„¢ cone woofers
HIGH FREQUENCY CROSSOVER: 1600Hz
ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via dual front-firing ports
INPUTS: Single binding posts
HEIGHT: 6.5" (16.6cm)
WIDTH: 20.5" (52.1cm)
DEPTH: 10.5" (26.6cm) with grille
WEIGHT: 22.1lbs (10kg)
MOUNTING: Uptilt and Downtilt feet
FINISH: Black Ash woodgrain vinyl
BUILT FROM: 2010
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Specs are just that...specs. Specs can't tell you how it will sound in your room. With the new tweeter horn design, I highly doubt you will get timbre match across the LCR with the RC-52 II.

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If his AVR or pre/pro has a room correction feature I would go with the RC-52 it will take a bit more power for special effects. My friend got a deal on a used RC-52 after he watched a few movies over here when I had a RC-62 between my Cornwalls and Yamaha AVR. He has 3 way horn BIC speakers for fronts that are like a Heresy but smaller horns. His Yamaha AVR YPAO blended the front stage in great for movies. The RC-52 really is a accurate center for it's size. I like a bright/forward sounding center for HT. YMMV

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Anyone.....

Is the RC-62II insulated from factory?
Just checked mine and doesnt have any as well. To be honest I never check things like this, longest it sounds great I'm fine with it

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Specs are just that...specs. Specs can't tell you how it will sound in your room. With the new tweeter horn design, I highly doubt you will get timbre match across the LCR with the RC-52 II.
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If his AVR or pre/pro has a room correction feature I would go with the RC-52 it will take a bit more power for special effects. My friend got a deal on a used RC-52 after he watched a few movies over here when I had a RC-62 between my Cornwalls and Yamaha AVR. He has 3 way horn BIC speakers for fronts that are like a Heresy but smaller horns. His Yamaha AVR YPAO blended the front stage in great for movies. The RC-52 really is a accurate center for it's size. I like a bright/forward sounding center for HT. YMMV
Thanks for the quick feedback guys. I'm a novice, hence the question, but I was told it's important to try and match the quality/material of the speakers of the fronts and center to get the timbre to match as close as possible. That's why I posted the specs. Is that correct?

I should have mentioned that I'm driving the speakers with a Yamaha RX-V675 with YPAO.

Considering my current setup, can I get some recommendations on the best center speaker to use? Thanks again.
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Thanks for the quick feedback guys. I'm a novice, hence the question, but I was told it's important to try and match the quality/material of the speakers of the fronts and center to get the timbre to match as close as possible. That's why I posted the specs. Is that correct?

I should have mentioned that I'm driving the speakers with a Yamaha RX-V675 with YPAO.

Considering my current setup, can I get some recommendations on the best center speaker to use? Thanks again.
Both of those centers will work with your set up in a normal sized room. If you can get a better deal on the R-25C go for it from what I have read it should sound just fine. I just posted what I have tried as I too was worried about NOT being timber matched with my Cornwalls by playing RC-62 and RS3-II for rears.Both have Ti diaphragms and my Cornwall are phenolic................. for HT movies my Yamaha blended this mis-matched set up just fine. All on for music the Ti were a bit brighter then the Conwalls phenolic. At the end of the day there is only what sounds best for your ears...and your room and speaker placement also plays a part in this too. Good luck with your speaker choice and maybe someone that has tried both will post up. I have spent time in front of RC-52 and for the money and it's size it is a good center. Over the decades I have noticed that old saying is right...bigger is better. I noticed the RC-52 will take more power and it's amp rating was more in-line with your fronts....... especially when playing movies really loud the center and the sub are the most important, more so then perfect timber matching. Now for music and ALL speakers.... ON...... YES.... timber matching is best.

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Im going to be installing a pair of klipsch r5650s ii in wall surrounds in the location pictured. They need to go on the walls directly behind the couch, should I push them as far apart as possible or as close to together as possible?


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Im going to be installing a pair of klipsch r5650s ii in wall surrounds in the location pictured. They need to go on the walls directly behind the couch, should I push them as far apart as possible or as close to together as possible?


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I would say about 12"-16" off the return wall on the left, facing the couch. Then the same distance from the door for the right side. Also about 12" from the ceiling. The speakers will probably come with a placement diagram.

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I would say about 12"-16" off the return wall on the left, facing the couch. Then the same distance from the door for the right side. Also about 12" from the ceiling. The speakers will probably come with a placement diagram.
12" from the ceiling or the door frame? the ceilings are very high.
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Just checked mine and doesnt have any as well. To be honest I never check things like this, longest it sounds great I'm fine with it
Good to hear,I thought my center was tampered with.
It's odd that they treated the RB-61s but not RC-62s.

Here
is a video of a guy treating
the tweeter hosing on his RF-7s with Bitumex FG4SK.

I wonder if doing something similar or just adding dampening material to the inside
would improve the sound of my 62.

Don't get me wrong,I'm very impressed with the speaker so far,but there is always room for improvement...right.
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