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I too just added two more speakers for 7.2 in a 10X14 room and very few of my Bluray collection plays all of them. My rears stay quiet most of the time. Until I find a nice used pair or RS7 for sides to match my C7 better. I am going back 5.2 as I liked hearing the rear RS-3II kick in. My sides (temp) are old Klipsch KSB 1.1 that just are TOO small for the other speakers in my 5.2. I have to wall or ceiling mount so waiting on better sides.


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Find one more good deal , guy have center as well and good prices I'm sure there is still room to go little down

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That grain difference would drive me crazy!
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I bought my LaScalas in 1979 when I was 19.

Today, I'm 55 and have owned them for 36 years so, 36/55= 65.45% of my life has been shared with this specific pair of speakers.
I was 17 in 1980 when I got my La Scala and am now 51; so 34 years for exactly 2/3 or 67%.

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That grain difference would drive me crazy!
Yep I agree in this case is too much.
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The Klipsch R-115SW is listed as $899 at onecall.com however if you call them directly they will lower the price down to $600 shipped NIB
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The Klipsch R-115SW is listed as $899 at onecall.com however if you call them directly they will lower the price down to $600 shipped NIB
Acoustic sound and sound distributor has the same price $600 shipped
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Hi everyone!!! With my weekend company departed, I finally had a few hours to install my 7/64's yesterday. But first I decided to extend my speaker stage (proscenium?) outward a bit to accommodate the 7's and the subs better. Now, I'll need more carpet to cover it. You may recall from my previous post that the speakers arrived from SD in fine condition and that I am extremely happy with the cherry finish. For this post, I would like to share my first/initial listening impressions compared to my 82/62's. Bear in mind that I have not yet run Audyssey MultEQ XT (Onkyo 809) or AccuEQ (Onkyo 636) but fully intend to as time permits over the next few days...oh and speakers are XO'd at 80Hz. Since I'm primarily a movie person (80/20), I began with dialogue and LFE demo material.

Movies: I popped in familiar movie (LOTR, SW, etc.) material containing dialogue intensive material with Cate Blanchett and James Earl Jones. In each case, timbre matching, clarity, and voice definition were outstanding and IMO slightly improved over the 82/62's Where the 64 shined a bit more was in horizontal dispersion which is expected due to its added drivers and wider design stance. This benefited my arrangement as I have two rows of three theater seats across. I then popped in the usual LFE suspects (WOTW, FOTP, Pulse, Tron, etc.). Crossed at 80Hz, the 7/64's performed flawlessly and seamlessly as did the 82/62's. But in reality, the subs do the heavy lifting here.

Music: I popped in CD's I haven't listened to in many years...Dave Grusin, Madonna, Kenny G, Pink Floyd, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Celine, Chicago, Elton John, etc (Yes, I'm over 50) To my pleasant surprise, their performances were spectacularly live...presence, clarity, definition! The more power I applied, the more it filled my 4800 cu ft room with more and more volume while still maintaining clarity. These have me thinking about external amps! The 82/62's are very good but IMO the 7/64's are outstanding! As an experiment, I decided to set my AVR to direct...L&R only....minus sub. To my astonishment, the 7's 10" drivers delivered bass incredibly well...deep, tight and well defined. In fact, I now prefer to listen to music sans subs. Even more surprising, I believe my listening habits will migrate to 60/40! The ultimate compliment, however, was from my wife who came downstairs to say "Those new speakers really sound good upstairs!" Enough said!

Overall Impressions: The 7/64's have a deserving reputation. Because of the 7's larger drivers and tweeter, it plays and sounds big for both movies and music...well suited for my ears and space. I am very pleased that I've acquired this set (Thanks again Retro!)...especially at the current pricing....and am probably cured of upgrade-itis for a long time.
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I agree very hard to not get it is why we all did . gadgtfreek get it first then myself and then gene4th all got same amazing deal. There was already many people before us and I'm sure we are not last ones, so who is going to be next happy 7/64 owner?
I just realized that by default, I should also acknowledge gadgtfreek for this RF-7 II/RC-64 II momentum we're on...especially the Eric@SD deal! But I'm also keeping an eye, with interest, on what you're going to do with respect to PSA's V3600!

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The Klipsch R-115SW is listed as $899 at onecall.com however if you call them directly they will lower the price down to $600 shipped NIB
I wonder if they are putting them on sale to get more users in the market making comments because the conversation below went on last year on the Klipsch Forum:

tkdamerica, on 02 Nov 2014 - 1:23 PM, said:
Jay L, on 01 Nov 2014 - 7:54 PM, said:If you really like the RSW-15, I urge you to try the new R-115SW. It will go toe to toe with the elder beast. I would even say it sounds better in a musical sense.
I am biased though as I was completely entrenched in all the new subwoofers released this fall. This coming from a person that owns t
wo "modified" RSW-15s ...


Now that is interesting....At the time of the RSW-15's introduction they were considered to be one of the most musical subs on the market--If the R-115SW can accomplish that at half the price then that IS an accomplishment.


I would be interested in hearing any other RSW-15 owners who upgrade to the R-115SW opinions. That really seems like it could give those ID companies a run for their money!



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Hi everyone!!! With my weekend company departed, I finally had a few hours to install my 7/64's yesterday. But first I decided to extend my speaker stage (proscenium?) outward a bit to accommodate the 7's and the subs better. Now, I'll need more carpet to cover it. You may recall from my previous post that the speakers arrived from SD in fine condition and that I am extremely happy with the cherry finish. For this post, I would like to share my first/initial listening impressions compared to my 82/62's. Bear in mind that I have not yet run Audyssey MultEQ XT (Onkyo 809) or AccuEQ (Onkyo 636) but fully intend to as time permits over the next few days...oh and speakers are XO'd at 80Hz. Since I'm primarily a movie person (80/20), I began with dialogue and LFE demo material.

Movies: I popped in familiar movie (LOTR, SW, etc.) material containing dialogue intensive material with Cate Blanchett and James Earl Jones. In each case, timbre matching, clarity, and voice definition were outstanding and IMO slightly improved over the 82/62's Where the 64 shined a bit more was in horizontal dispersion which is expected due to its added drivers and wider design stance. This benefited my arrangement as I have two rows of three theater seats across. I then popped in the usual LFE suspects (WOTW, FOTP, Pulse, Tron, etc.). Crossed at 80Hz, the 7/64's performed flawlessly and seamlessly as did the 82/62's. But in reality, the subs do the heavy lifting here.

Music: I popped in CD's I haven't listened to in many years...Dave Grusin, Madonna, Kenny G, Pink Floyd, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Celine, Chicago, Elton John, etc (Yes, I'm over 50) To my pleasant surprise, their performances were spectacularly live...presence, clarity, definition! The more power I applied, the more it filled my 4800 cu ft room with more and more volume while still maintaining clarity. These have me thinking about external amps! The 82/62's are very good but IMO the 7/64's are outstanding! As an experiment, I decided to set my AVR to direct...L&R only....minus sub. To my astonishment, the 7's 10" drivers delivered bass incredibly well...deep, tight and well defined. In fact, I now prefer to listen to music sans subs. Even more surprising, I believe my listening habits will migrate to 60/40! The ultimate compliment, however, was from my wife who came downstairs to say "Those new speakers really sound good upstairs!" Enough said!

Overall Impressions: The 7/64's have a deserving reputation. Because of the 7's larger drivers and tweeter, it plays and sounds big for both movies and music...well suited for my ears and space. I am very pleased that I've acquired this set (Thanks again Retro!)...especially at the current pricing....and am probably cured of upgrade-itis for a long time.
Congrats Man, that's a spectacular HT in your pic. Nice write up about the 7/64 combo.
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Anybody care to guess what the new RP-280FA floorstanding speaker, with the built-in Dolby Atmos elevation channel, will retail for?

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I'll guess $999.99 ^^^



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Congrats Man, that's a spectacular HT in your pic. Nice write up about the 7/64 combo.
Thanks! Like most HT's...still a work in progress.
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Thanks! Like most HT's...still a work in progress.
It will always be a "work in progress" been saying that, for way too many decades now. And sometimes when you say "Never Sell That" someone makes you a offer you can't refuse. Enjoy the Klipsch.........
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I just realized that by default, I should also acknowledge gadgtfreek for this RF-7 II/RC-64 II momentum we're on...especially the Eric@SD deal! But I'm also keeping an eye, with interest, on what you're going to do with respect to PSA's V3600!
LOL, lot of money spending going on here.

I actually punted on the V3600. After some good discussion last week and this weekend, it's counterproductive for me to go back to one sub, and after measuring some more the V3600 really doesnt fit that well. I then put my eyes on the JTR Cap 1400, but it is $1999 for one, and two breaks the budget.

After a good bit of studying I opted to sell my two VTF15's for Rythmik FV15HP's. VTF15 MK2's were an idea, but the FV15HP still seems like the better overall sub when studying data-bass results (I read that site this weekend until I went blind). So, FV15HP #1 will be here Thursday, and one VTF15 leaves. Second VTF15 will be sold in late June when I order the next FV15HP.

My main goal was more overall output, but focusing on 16-25hz. The FV15HP has +9d at 16hz, +4db at 20hz, and +3.5db at 25hz compared to my current subs. Also has +3-4db from 31.5 to 80 as well. Should be a nice upgrade for subs that will dig lower and have twice the amp power. Also a better engineered driver than the VTF15MK1. Hsu improved all this in the VTF15MK2 with more power and and a better driver.
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Hi everyone!!! With my weekend company departed, I finally had a few hours to install my 7/64's yesterday. But first I decided to extend my speaker stage (proscenium?) outward a bit to accommodate the 7's and the subs better. Now, I'll need more carpet to cover it. You may recall from my previous post that the speakers arrived from SD in fine condition and that I am extremely happy with the cherry finish. For this post, I would like to share my first/initial listening impressions compared to my 82/62's. Bear in mind that I have not yet run Audyssey MultEQ XT (Onkyo 809) or AccuEQ (Onkyo 636) but fully intend to as time permits over the next few days...oh and speakers are XO'd at 80Hz. Since I'm primarily a movie person (80/20), I began with dialogue and LFE demo material.

Movies: I popped in familiar movie (LOTR, SW, etc.) material containing dialogue intensive material with Cate Blanchett and James Earl Jones. In each case, timbre matching, clarity, and voice definition were outstanding and IMO slightly improved over the 82/62's Where the 64 shined a bit more was in horizontal dispersion which is expected due to its added drivers and wider design stance. This benefited my arrangement as I have two rows of three theater seats across. I then popped in the usual LFE suspects (WOTW, FOTP, Pulse, Tron, etc.). Crossed at 80Hz, the 7/64's performed flawlessly and seamlessly as did the 82/62's. But in reality, the subs do the heavy lifting here.

Music: I popped in CD's I haven't listened to in many years...Dave Grusin, Madonna, Kenny G, Pink Floyd, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Celine, Chicago, Elton John, etc (Yes, I'm over 50) To my pleasant surprise, their performances were spectacularly live...presence, clarity, definition! The more power I applied, the more it filled my 4800 cu ft room with more and more volume while still maintaining clarity. These have me thinking about external amps! The 82/62's are very good but IMO the 7/64's are outstanding! As an experiment, I decided to set my AVR to direct...L&R only....minus sub. To my astonishment, the 7's 10" drivers delivered bass incredibly well...deep, tight and well defined. In fact, I now prefer to listen to music sans subs. Even more surprising, I believe my listening habits will migrate to 60/40! The ultimate compliment, however, was from my wife who came downstairs to say "Those new speakers really sound good upstairs!" Enough said!

Overall Impressions: The 7/64's have a deserving reputation. Because of the 7's larger drivers and tweeter, it plays and sounds big for both movies and music...well suited for my ears and space. I am very pleased that I've acquired this set (Thanks again Retro!)...especially at the current pricing....and am probably cured of upgrade-itis for a long time.
Congrat's gene, your HT room looks amazing!!! Nice post from you I agree with all you said. I also got more interesting to get more music for RF-7II's. I'm actually right now on Amazon shopping for some more CD's
I'm glad we been able to score this deal !!!! Thanks
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Hi everyone!!! With my weekend company departed, I finally had a few hours to install my 7/64's yesterday. But first I decided to extend my speaker stage (proscenium?) outward a bit to accommodate the 7's and the subs better. Now, I'll need more carpet to cover it. You may recall from my previous post that the speakers arrived from SD in fine condition and that I am extremely happy with the cherry finish. For this post, I would like to share my first/initial listening impressions compared to my 82/62's. Bear in mind that I have not yet run Audyssey MultEQ XT (Onkyo 809) or AccuEQ (Onkyo 636) but fully intend to as time permits over the next few days...oh and speakers are XO'd at 80Hz. Since I'm primarily a movie person (80/20), I began with dialogue and LFE demo material.

Movies: I popped in familiar movie (LOTR, SW, etc.) material containing dialogue intensive material with Cate Blanchett and James Earl Jones. In each case, timbre matching, clarity, and voice definition were outstanding and IMO slightly improved over the 82/62's Where the 64 shined a bit more was in horizontal dispersion which is expected due to its added drivers and wider design stance. This benefited my arrangement as I have two rows of three theater seats across. I then popped in the usual LFE suspects (WOTW, FOTP, Pulse, Tron, etc.). Crossed at 80Hz, the 7/64's performed flawlessly and seamlessly as did the 82/62's. But in reality, the subs do the heavy lifting here.

Music: I popped in CD's I haven't listened to in many years...Dave Grusin, Madonna, Kenny G, Pink Floyd, Diana Krall, Billy Joel, Celine, Chicago, Elton John, etc (Yes, I'm over 50) To my pleasant surprise, their performances were spectacularly live...presence, clarity, definition! The more power I applied, the more it filled my 4800 cu ft room with more and more volume while still maintaining clarity. These have me thinking about external amps! The 82/62's are very good but IMO the 7/64's are outstanding! As an experiment, I decided to set my AVR to direct...L&R only....minus sub. To my astonishment, the 7's 10" drivers delivered bass incredibly well...deep, tight and well defined. In fact, I now prefer to listen to music sans subs. Even more surprising, I believe my listening habits will migrate to 60/40! The ultimate compliment, however, was from my wife who came downstairs to say "Those new speakers really sound good upstairs!" Enough said!

Overall Impressions: The 7/64's have a deserving reputation. Because of the 7's larger drivers and tweeter, it plays and sounds big for both movies and music...well suited for my ears and space. I am very pleased that I've acquired this set (Thanks again Retro!)...especially at the current pricing....and am probably cured of upgrade-itis for a long time.


Looks great, congratulations!
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LOL..I can identify with with all of that...and will certainly enjoy the journey as it's the fun in life!

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LOL, lot of money spending going on here.

I actually punted on the V3600. After some good discussion last week and this weekend, it's counterproductive for me to go back to one sub, and after measuring some more the V3600 really doesnt fit that well. I then put my eyes on the JTR Cap 1400, but it is $1999 for one, and two breaks the budget.

After a good bit of studying I opted to sell my two VTF15's for Rythmik FV15HP's. VTF15 MK2's were an idea, but the FV15HP still seems like the better overall sub when studying data-bass results (I read that site this weekend until I went blind). So, FV15HP #1 will be here Thursday, and one VTF15 leaves. Second VTF15 will be sold in late June when I order the next FV15HP.

My main goal was more overall output, but focusing on 16-25hz. The FV15HP has +9d at 16hz, +4db at 20hz, and +3.5db at 25hz compared to my current subs. Also has +3-4db from 31.5 to 80 as well. Should be a nice upgrade for subs that will dig lower and have twice the amp power. Also a better engineered driver than the VTF15MK1. Hsu improved all this in the VTF15MK2 with more power and and a better driver.
WOW....I must have missed some of your posts but it's apparent you've done some serious homework! Your choices are all well regarded ID subs and ones I would also consider. For the time being, I'm very satisfied with my PB-2000's. However, I will be very interested in what your impressions are of the FV15HP. I'll keep an eye out for your posts here and the sub threads.

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Congrat's gene, your HT room looks amazing!!! Nice post from you I agree with all you said. I also got more interesting to get more music for RF-7II's. I'm actually right now on Amazon shopping for some more CD's
I'm glad we been able to score this deal !!!! Thanks
Thanks! It's fortunate we can enjoy our hobby and take advantage of these deals! But like gadgtfreek mentioned...it's causing us to spend even more $$$.

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Looks great, congratulations!
Appreciate your comments...thanks!

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Klipsch: RF-82 II, RC-62 II, RS-52 II, RB-51 II, RB-41 II
SVS: PB-2000 x 2
Panasonic: DMP-BD85
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