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I haven't really been too satisfied with the sound of my Ref7-II's since I got them last year. I was playing around with my Marantz setting it up to stream music from my computer in the other room, and it sounded different (Better). I then realized the last time I was using REW I found a null with the mains at 100 Hz, so I crossed over at 120 Hz and let the subs fill in the hole. But I only tested it with movies and not music after that. Well, that made a huge difference in my room. So to confirm it, I was playing songs and I would change the crossover from 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 150Hz, and 200Hz. As the crossover dropped towards 40 Hz, the speakers just started loosing there richness and depth. Above 120 Hz and the subs was over powering and made the bass too deep. 120Hz is the magic number for my room and my subs (And my ears). And with the subs to the sides of the floor standers, the bass isn't localized.
Now if I can just figure out why my AV7702 and/or my oppo 103D wont stream a flac file but other formats.
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Tom: Count me in on your thoughts and sonic observations of the 62's over the 52's. Thus far, I have not found my 52's sonically lacking in any way for my seating configuration and room acoustics. The only reason for my considering the upgrade would be to ideally "match" the the LCR's.
I'm really not expecting much improvement over the 52's, but enough to warrant the price difference in my case, if nothing more than just to know. I do expect a significant upgrade in the surround rear soundstage, and to have a more enveloping surround experience. Can't wait! May need to pop Interstellar again after the install to enjoy sonic nirvana.

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I'm really not expecting much improvement over the 52's, but enough to warrant the price difference in my case, if nothing more than just to know. I do expect a significant upgrade in the surround rear soundstage, and to have a more enveloping surround experience. Can't wait! May need to pop Interstellar again after the install to enjoy sonic nirvana.
Agreed...your rear soundstage should improve dramatically. Intersteller would be a great debut for the rear 52's. At any rate, please do let us know what nirvana is like.

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I also have mine aimed slightly behind the MLP. They are about 86cm from the front wall and and 52cm from the side walls
Thanks! So you have yours slightly toed out, correct?

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Agreed...your rear soundstage should improve dramatically. Intersteller would be a great debut for the rear 52's. At any rate, please do let us know what nirvana is like.
Absolutely! Maybe I should throw in Nevermind and experience double nirvana!

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I thought Youtube applies a filter on all audio above 15khz.
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anyone compare the rc64II to the KL650 speakers?

Looking to upgrade want to see if I should stay with klipsch. I need speakers for a baffle wall.
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I still have a BNIB RC-62 II if anyone is interested.

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Absolutely! Maybe I should throw in Nevermind and experience double nirvana!
LOL...Go for it!!!

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I still have a BNIB RC-62 II if anyone is interested.

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Hey man, I have guy who is coming pickup mine RF-82II's tomorrow and he will need center. So your RC-62II will fit for sure, I sold mine already. He live in Columbia ,SC, so PM me lowest price including shipping you will accept and I can recommend your center to him.

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Have a pair of KB-15 that I got on sale during the holidays. Honestly they don't seem very good a lower volumes and get distorted when I play too loud. Not sure if it's my amp causing the problem, but most of the time I find myself using my headphones.
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Thanks! So you have yours slightly toed out, correct?
Well they are still toed in, when I am sitting in the MLP and looking at each speaker, I can slightly see the inner side of the speaker. Just not directly facing the MLP to an exact point but more so a point about a foot behind your head when seated. I tried having less toe in and way more toe in to get an idea of the sound. Pointing just behind the head I think is the best bet.

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I'm really not expecting much improvement over the 52's, but enough to warrant the price difference in my case, if nothing more than just to know. I do expect a significant upgrade in the surround rear soundstage, and to have a more enveloping surround experience. Can't wait! May need to pop Interstellar again after the install to enjoy sonic nirvana.
I'm using RS-62ii for side surrounds mounted about 1 foot behind the seating and 1 foot above ear level.

For the rear speakers I have RB-81ii's. Probably could have gotten away with a smaller set of bookshelf or the 52ii? The 81ii are angled down slightly toward the MLP mounted about 6ft high on rear wall.

I think it sounds pretty good, but in saying that i haven't heard any other systems.

Like surround demos sound amazing, but some films or 5.1 films when using Dolby Digital Pro Logic IIx seem a bit lacking in surround effects, maybe its just the films. American Sniper was awesome I could hear the shots and all that from all directions.

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I hear you; my single Ultra in my large room puts out tremendous bass! I'm thinking of adding a second Ultra, but this time going with a cylinder, PC-13 Ultra. Make sure to let me know how the PSA's compare and sound. I'm sure they will be awesome.
I wanted to get a PB-Ultra but here in AU, would of set me back $3,200. Then I would of wanted two of them...

I originally had 2 x Yamaha YST-SW1500, sold them for $800 when I seen that Klipsch were releasing the R-115SW and I read the review from imagic and any other information I could find online. Few reviews on Amazon as well all positive. So I took a chance and bought one for $1,600 then got a second for $1,300. Have them stacked and I'm pretty impressed with them so far.

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I hear you; my single Ultra in my large room puts out tremendous bass! I'm thinking of adding a second Ultra, but this time going with a cylinder, PC-13 Ultra. Make sure to let me know how the PSA's compare and sound. I'm sure they will be awesome.
I wanted to get a PB-Ultra but here in AU, would of set me back $3,200. Then I would of wanted two of them...

I originally had 2 x Yamaha YST-SW1500, sold them for $800 when I seen that Klipsch were releasing the R-115SW and I read the review from imagic and any other information I could find online. Few reviews on Amazon as well all positive. So I took a chance and bought one for $1,600 then got a second for $1,300. Have them stacked and I'm pretty impressed with them so far.
Unless you've got the subs maxed out on output and need the boost from acoustic coupling, you might get better results spreading them out in the room, finding optimal placement via sub crawl or REW or something along those lines
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Have a pair of KB-15 that I got on sale during the holidays. Honestly they don't seem very good a lower volumes and get distorted when I play too loud. Not sure if it's my amp causing the problem, but most of the time I find myself using my headphones.
What receiver are you using? Where are they placed? Do you have them toed in towards your listening position? Just trying to gather some info to see if we can help make the speakers sound better for you
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What receiver are you using? Where are they placed? Do you have them toed in towards your listening position? Just trying to gather some info to see if we can help make the speakers sound better for you
Receiver is a Pioneer VSX-819H. I'm using them as computer speakers so I have them set up in a 3 ft equilateral triangle with each speaker angled towards my head. I also have them on stands so the tweeters are at ear level although the stands are just blocks of wood so I'm not sure if that could cause some trouble although I don't notice them moving around when I play at high volumes. I'm not 100% of the quality of my receiver since I found it as a used item at a speaker place near my house.
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Well they are still toed in, when I am sitting in the MLP and looking at each speaker, I can slightly see the inner side of the speaker. Just not directly facing the MLP to an exact point but more so a point about a foot behind your head when seated. I tried having less toe in and way more toe in to get an idea of the sound. Pointing just behind the head I think is the best bet.
Exactly how I pictured it! Right now I'm unable to see any of the inner speaker, so they are direct on. I will try toeing them out just slightly from there and see what I think.

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What receiver are you using? Where are they placed? Do you have them toed in towards your listening position? Just trying to gather some info to see if we can help make the speakers sound better for you
Receiver is a Pioneer VSX-819H. I'm using them as computer speakers so I have them set up in a 3 ft equilateral triangle with each speaker angled towards my head. I also have them on stands so the tweeters are at ear level although the stands are just blocks of wood so I'm not sure if that could cause some trouble although I don't notice them moving around when I play at high volumes. I'm not 100% of the quality of my receiver since I found it as a used item at a speaker place near my house.
I would guess the Receiver is fine. Have you run the receiver's calibration? That might help if it corrects for something in the sound you don't like. If on the other hand you're already running the MCACC software, try it without, sometimes. Calibration software can also degrade the sound. Are you having issues with not enough bass (or the sound isn't "full" enough), or are the issues higher in the frequency spectrum?
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Exactly how I pictured it! Right now I'm unable to see any of the inner speaker, so they are direct on. I will try toeing them out just slightly from there and see what I think.
I actually used a laser attached to the inner side of the right and left speaker and pointed it to the back of the couch where I sit. The right speaker points right of center about 8 inches and the left points left of center about 8 inches (if facing the MLP from the front speakers) with about a foot and a half between the two laser points.
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This is the mount, mounts rather, that I'm going to use to hang my RS-52's in the rear positions. My kitchen opens up to my living room and it goes from 10' ceilings to 20', so I'm going to mount them at the end of the kitchen from the ceiling. Unfortunately, the original mounts I bought, which were touted as full tilt and swivel, only really tilted, they swiveled from the mounting bracket. Had to get the second set to swivel left and right.
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I would guess the Receiver is fine. Have you run the receiver's calibration? That might help if it corrects for something in the sound you don't like. If on the other hand you're already running the MCACC software, try it without, sometimes. Calibration software can also degrade the sound. Are you having issues with not enough bass (or the sound isn't "full" enough), or are the issues higher in the frequency spectrum?
It didn't come with the mic for MCACC set up so I pretty much just have the receiver at stock settings. I want to get a mic so I can use it, but I can't find the replacement part for my receiver. There's this (http://parts.pioneerelectronics.com/...uctNum=APM7008) but my receiver model doesn't seem to be listed there. I'm not to knowledgeable when it comes to audio. The best way I can explain it is that I feel like there's a lot of details in the music/movies/games that I'm not hearing through my speakers but I can hear just fine with my headphones (DT 770 Pro).
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