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^^^ Thanks man! It's crazy how the horns seem to disperse the sound everywhere in the room. I like it and now in the next few weeks I can complete the system by snagging the matching center and surrounds.
The first thing we watched after getting the 82s dialed in with my new receiver was Box Trolls, and I swear I could hear sound coming from places we don't even have speakers. For example, in crowd scenes where sounds would pan from the right to left, it sounded like they'd go *past* the left speaker as the on-screen source moved beyond the frame. It was really cool.
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^^^ Thanks man! It's crazy how the horns seem to disperse the sound everywhere in the room. I like it and now in the next few weeks I can complete the system by snagging the matching center and surrounds.
Glad you like them! Just be aware that horns are different to normal speakers and if you have lots of reflective surfaces ie bare walls, wood floor etc they can make the highs bright. Also toe in is more crucial with horns.
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The first thing we watched after getting the 82s dialed in with my new receiver was Box Trolls, and I swear I could hear sound coming from places we don't even have speakers. For example, in crowd scenes where sounds would pan from the right to left, it sounded like they'd go *past* the left speaker as the on-screen source moved beyond the frame. It was really cool.
Yup I love how a properly set up system can image sounds everywhere. I just dropped back from a 7.1 to a 6.1 as I feel it images better. Now I have 2 towers and a center at the front which images perfectly and 2 towers and a center at the back which also images perfectly not to mention the imaging between the fronts and surrounds. This is it for me for speakers anyway for a good long while!
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Yup I love how a properly set up system can image sounds everywhere. I just dropped back from a 7.1 to a 6.1 as I feel it images better. Now I have 2 towers and a center at the front which images perfectly and 2 towers and a center at the back which also images perfectly not to mention the imaging between the fronts and surrounds. This is it for me for speakers anyway for a good long while!
There is no doubt everyone's room is different, but usually having 2 speakers in the rear (especially with the onset of 7.1+) is preferred.

Of course, we are speaking about pre-Atmos (and other object based technology) but I am still curious how many people are going to start buying 'more speakers' except for a dedicated movie room. Heck, by looking at the pictures posted on this thread, most of us have our Home Theaters setup in a dual purpose environment.

As for having either one speaker behind verses two, there have been some interesting articles posted about how the shape of the head, along with our two ears focused forward makes 2 rear speakers more practical than one when even reproducing a mono source (i.e., when they experimented with 6.1 DVDs back in the day...)

Again, I also realize there are reasons for using one speaker in the rear but wanted to post my 2 cents for the general public and hobbyist alike.
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Maple RF7s for sale in CaL….very good price….https://community.klipsch.com/index....k-up-for-sale/
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Have you had the opportunity to do a side by side comparison of the walnut and cherry finishes? If so, what were your impressions?
I picked up cherry rf7ii and as some of the members chimed, they are darker than the photos convey. Very happy with the color. Though I prefer finish that I have on Wf-34. You have to go to palladium level to get that kind of finish.

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I picked up cherry rf7ii and as some of the members chimed, they are darker than the photos convey. Very happy with the color. Though I prefer finish that I have on Wf-34. You have to go to palladium level to get that kind of finish.
Appreciate your feedback. Unless there is a major price break on the walnut, I'll likely opt for the cherry as well. Palladiums are not quite on my radar at this time.

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Hi, i have klipsch rf62ii and rc62ii and thinking of upgrading to the rf7ii and rc64ii and put the rf62ii in side surrounds and rc62ii in back surround. Do you guys think that it will be a substantiall upgrade that deserves that expensive cost of the rf7ii? And between the rc62ii and rc64ii? Thanks
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