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Just bit the bullet and ordered a pair of RF-7ii's from Abt electronics, family discount got them for a great price! Now the waiting game!
Congrat's, you will love them,take care of them because those are going to stay for years!!!!

May I ask you how much did you pay? You can pm me

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Congrat's, you will love them,take care of them because those are going to stay for years!!!!

May I ask you how much did you pay? You can pm me

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I guess it wasn't all that great but new A stock for the price of B, 999 per delivered, they have them listed at 1599 on thier site

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I guess it wasn't all that great but new A stock for the price of B, 999 per delivered, they have them listed at 1599 on thier site
That is a nice deal , hard to find and you really can't go wrong with those at all. Let us know how you like them.

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I had to go there to take my r-112sw in cause it quit the other day, and got the wifes aproval to get the 7's, today was a good day. Tried to see if they would take the downed r-112 and let me pay the difference for the r-115sw but no luck there. That r115 is HUGE

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So I was scouring the wonderful world of craigslist yesterday and stumbled across a deal that stopped me dead in my tracks...

2x KF-26s
1x KC-25
2x KS-14s

$200.

Needless to say, I went ahead and bought them. I know they aren't as good as the reference series, but at $200, I figured if I don't like them I can easily sell the set at a profit. The guy even delivered them (they came out of his second home, which he is selling, so he needs to get rid of what he has there).

Originally I was gonna go the DIY speaker route like I did with my subs, but I figured at $200 these will happily tide me over til I move from my current condo, as I'd prefer to not build speakers until I know what sized room I'll be building them for.

Was this as great of a deal as I'd like to think it was (they're in perfect shape for the most part other than the back of one of the KF26's has a small scratch in the veneer on the back of it), or are the icons as horrible as some people make them out to be. I haven't gotten to sit down with them for a long period of time yet due to work and side projects (we tested them, no issues).

They are paired with my 18" ultimax, so I'm not worried about the weaker low end on the KC-25 or KS-14.
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Got my new 115SW the other day. It goes here next to the TV and the other 15" (last year's version of the same with black cone) gets relegated to the back of the room. Now comes the task of figuring out an exact placement for the back sub to optimize impact and freq. response.

EDIT: it's interesting how Klipsch exaggerates specs. All their drivers are spec'd about one size larger than actual. For example, my 15" subs actually have 12" cones. My RF-82II have 6.5" cones.

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Your measuring device is wrong.

That is a 15" woofer and your RF-82's use 8" drivers..
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Some nice deals you guys found, 200 for a set of icons and 2k for a set of 7iis.
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Some nice deals you guys found, 200 for a set of icons and 2k for a set of 7iis.
So I did good?

I must admit, I'm insanely impressed with these speakers. I had low hopes with all the "they suck, they're big box door speakers", but I am extremely impressed with the sound quality on these. If someone snags a close out special on these, which isn't hard, they are WELL worth it.
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OK I need a little help with the set up of Klipsch speakers. I have two RF-82 and A RF-62 up front and two RB-61 ( I believe ) for the rear. I have a Onkyo TX-NR 929 AVR and a PB 2000 sub ( need to update the sub some day). I Must be doing something wrong, I hooked up a pair of cheap can't ember the model # Sony speakers up to the front with no center.
I then ran a few test threw my OPO blue ray player to see how they sounded. I heard things threw the Cheap Sony's that I never heard threw my Klipsh. I am talking about things like special effects like in the scene in frozen when she creates the snow man and makes a ice bridge and her voice was not so harsh on my ears . Same thing during the opening of the Star Trek movie when the lasers fired to save the rest of the crew out bound on shuttles.

After i set up the speakers I set up the speakers I had both the cheap Sony's and the Klipsh speakers set at 80 HZ and the center channel on the Klipsh was bump up a few after set up.

I tried the cheap Sony's because the Klipsh wear hard on my ears.

Can you please give me some help on how to set these up i don't want to try and sale them they look nice and the fatigue on my ears is probably the way I have the tuned. I can't see anyway the Sony speakers should sound better.

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Some nice deals you guys found, 200 for a set of icons and 2k for a set of 7iis.
So I did good?

I must admit, I'm insanely impressed with these speakers. I had low hopes with all the "they suck, they're big box door speakers", but I am extremely impressed with the sound quality on these. If someone snags a close out special on these, which isn't hard, they are WELL worth it.
I've got the newer model Icon-level floor standers in the larger size, the R28Fs, and I'm a huge fan. I went different Klipsch for the rest of my 5.0 setup, for the center because I'm not a huge fan of that center (especially with the larger towers) and for the surrounds because I found some Klipsch dipoles locally that seem fairly rare and interesting and I wanted to hear them in my room.

Another poster in this thread was recently wondering about the R14S surrounds, which are very close to the KS14s. How do you like those KS14s?
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OK I need a little help with the set up of Klipsch speakers. I have two RF-82 and A RF-62 up front and two RB-61 ( I believe ) for the rear. I have a Onkyo TX-NR 929 AVR and a PB 2000 sub ( need to update the sub some day). I Must be doing something wrong, I hooked up a pair of cheap can't ember the model # Sony speakers up to the front with no center.
I then ran a few test threw my OPO blue ray player to see how they sounded. I heard things threw the Cheap Sony's that I never heard threw my Klipsh. I am talking about things like special effects like in the scene in frozen when she creates the snow man and makes a ice bridge and her voice was not so harsh on my ears . Same thing during the opening of the Star Trek movie when the lasers fired to save the rest of the crew out bound on shuttles.

After i set up the speakers I set up the speakers I had both the cheap Sony's and the Klipsh speakers set at 80 HZ and the center channel on the Klipsh was bump up a few after set up.

I tried the cheap Sony's because the Klipsh wear hard on my ears.

Can you please give me some help on how to set these up i don't want to try and sale them they look nice and the fatigue on my ears is probably the way I have the tuned. I can't see anyway the Sony speakers should sound better.
Try the Klipsch in 2.1 with just the towers vs. The Sony in 2.1. Do you hear those same effects you missed in your 5 channel setup?
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I've got the newer model Icon-level floor standers in the larger size, the R28Fs, and I'm a huge fan. I went different Klipsch for the rest of my 5.0 setup, for the center because I'm not a huge fan of that center (especially with the larger towers) and for the surrounds because I found some Klipsch dipoles locally that seem fairly rare and interesting and I wanted to hear them in my room.

Another poster in this thread was recently wondering about the R14S surrounds, which are very close to the KS14s. How do you like those KS14s?
I'm enjoying them, to be honest.
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Need some help. Moved into a new house with built ins where my speakers are going. I have RF62s up front along with an RC62. Marantz SR7005 feeding them. My problem is that the center won't fit the built in, it's too wide. The max width I could get is 20-1/8". I've looked at the RC25 but it's just a hair to wide as well. Does anyone have a recommendation for a center that would go well with the 62s that would fit? I'd love to stick with Klipsch but am open to suggestions. Be great to stay under $350 as well. thanks guys.
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Need some help. Moved into a new house with built ins where my speakers are going. I have RF62s up front along with an RC62. Marantz SR7005 feeding them. My problem is that the center won't fit the built in, it's too wide. The max width I could get is 20-1/8". I've looked at the RC25 but it's just a hair to wide as well. Does anyone have a recommendation for a center that would go well with the 62s that would fit? I'd love to stick with Klipsch but am open to suggestions. Be great to stay under $350 as well. thanks guys.
Destroy or alter the built-in and keep the RC-62 II, LOL. Sorry, not what you asked, but that is what I would do.
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OK I need a little help with the set up of Klipsch speakers. I have two RF-82 and A RF-62 up front and two RB-61 ( I believe ) for the rear. I have a Onkyo TX-NR 929 AVR and a PB 2000 sub ( need to update the sub some day). I Must be doing something wrong, I hooked up a pair of cheap can't ember the model # Sony speakers up to the front with no center.
I then ran a few test threw my OPO blue ray player to see how they sounded. I heard things threw the Cheap Sony's that I never heard threw my Klipsh. I am talking about things like special effects like in the scene in frozen when she creates the snow man and makes a ice bridge and her voice was not so harsh on my ears . Same thing during the opening of the Star Trek movie when the lasers fired to save the rest of the crew out bound on shuttles.

After i set up the speakers I set up the speakers I had both the cheap Sony's and the Klipsh speakers set at 80 HZ and the center channel on the Klipsh was bump up a few after set up.

I tried the cheap Sony's because the Klipsh wear hard on my ears.

Can you please give me some help on how to set these up i don't want to try and sale them they look nice and the fatigue on my ears is probably the way I have the tuned. I can't see anyway the Sony speakers should sound better.
In an all things equal setup, the Klipsch speakers should blow the other ones away. Something tells me that may be your problem. For instance, if you have eq room correction on that was originaly applied for the Klipsch speakers, the Sony's will sound dramatically different with this also applied, possibly enhancing certain frequencies and pushing to the forefront different sounds. Another example would be if you are listening to the Klipsch setup in 5.1 vs the 2.0 for the Sony's. You would need to do a direct 2.0 comparison with eq room correction turned off. Last thing, the PB2000 is a great sub - if you aren't getting much out of it, turn up the dial - it has a limiter and whatever you do it won't overdrive. If it does, SVS will replace it.

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Destroy or alter the built-in and keep the RC-62 II, LOL. Sorry, not what you asked, but that is what I would do.
This is what I am currently doing. I needed 3/8" to make my rc-62 fit. That part wasn't too bad. Painting it a new color is taking forever though.
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In an all things equal setup, the Klipsch speakers should blow the other ones away. Something tells me that may be your problem. For instance, if you have eq room correction on that was originaly applied for the Klipsch speakers, the Sony's will sound dramatically different with this also applied, possibly enhancing certain frequencies and pushing to the forefront different sounds. Another example would be if you are listening to the Klipsch setup in 5.1 vs the 2.0 for the Sony's. You would need to do a direct 2.0 comparison with eq room correction turned off. Last thing, the PB2000 is a great sub - if you aren't getting much out of it, turn up the dial - it has a limiter and whatever you do it won't overdrive. If it does, SVS will replace it.
Forgot to mention - make sure that the speakers are level matched, using and an SPL meter. If you don't do this, one or the other could be considerably louder at the same volume setting.
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This is what I am currently doing. I needed 3/8" to make my rc-62 fit. That part wasn't too bad. Painting it a new color is taking forever though.
Lol, yeah that can be a pain. Good luck, and enjoy that center.

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In an all things equal setup, the Klipsch speakers should blow the other ones away. Something tells me that may be your problem. For instance, if you have eq room correction on that was originaly applied for the Klipsch speakers, the Sony's will sound dramatically different with this also applied, possibly enhancing certain frequencies and pushing to the forefront different sounds. Another example would be if you are listening to the Klipsch setup in 5.1 vs the 2.0 for the Sony's. You would need to do a direct 2.0 comparison with eq room correction turned off. Last thing, the PB2000 is a great sub - if you aren't getting much out of it, turn up the dial - it has a limiter and whatever you do it won't overdrive. If it does, SVS will replace it.
Only difference in the set up Klipsch was in 5.1 Sony was in 5.0 no center
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Only difference in the set up Klipsch was in 5.1 Sony was in 5.0 no center
If no center on the Sony setup, that would be 4.1 (assuming you still had the sub going), with the sounds from the center being redirected to the mains. That in and of itself would cause multiple problems for a fair comparison. To truly compare, you would need to deactivate the center in the Klipsch setup, make sure that auto room correction is turned off (not sure what Onkyo calls it now that they dropped Audyssey), and then make sure that you level match the mains with an spl meter (this step would really need to be done for the Sony comparison, since your Klipsch setup should already be setup at reference to 0). Do you have an SPL meter?
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Need some help. Moved into a new house with built ins where my speakers are going. I have RF62s up front along with an RC62. Marantz SR7005 feeding them. My problem is that the center won't fit the built in, it's too wide. The max width I could get is 20-1/8". I've looked at the RC25 but it's just a hair to wide as well. Does anyone have a recommendation for a center that would go well with the 62s that would fit? I'd love to stick with Klipsch but am open to suggestions. Be great to stay under $350 as well. thanks guys.
Destroy or alter the built-in and keep the RC-62 II, LOL. Sorry, not what you asked, but that is what I would do.
Ha, I wish I could. Wife would not approve unfortunately.
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Got my new 115SW the other day. It goes here next to the TV and the other 15" (last year's version of the same with black cone) gets relegated to the back of the room. Now comes the task of figuring out an exact placement for the back sub to optimize impact and freq. response.

EDIT: it's interesting how Klipsch exaggerates specs. All their drivers are spec'd about one size larger than actual. For example, my 15" subs actually have 12" cones. My RF-82II have 6.5" cones.

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That sub is gigantic, I looked at one in person yesterday. I need one lol
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Order a pair of klipsch 7800 surround thx ultra 2 in wall speakers
And a pair of klipsch 6504 thx select 2 in wall speakers.

Has anyone used these that can tell me how good there are and how they compare to other speakers.
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After some more time with the Icons, I can honestly say that the bad reputation these speakers have around here is completely undeserved. Maybe at the original MSRP they were overpriced, but at the prices they are going at now (especially used) they are honestly great speakers.

Is there better out there? Of course. Do I believe they meet the specifications Klipsch gave about the sensitivity? Not on their lives (they get loud cleanly, but they aren't as efficient as Klipsch claims). But if you can find a set used? If the price is right, and you have a weaker speaker set, you'd be a fool to look past them. I don't think I could've done better without spending 5-8x the cash I did on these for a full surround set.
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I can't recall anyone on this thread to bad mouth any Klipsch speakers. From economy to high end, they still make an excellent speaker.

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Have not set up the MCACC software yet on the pioneer I need to figure that out But so far I'm happy with the quality. I really enjoy running the dual subs, and one day soon I would like to jump into the front projection realm but until then I'll keep viewing on my plasma.

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OK I need a little help with the set up of Klipsch speakers. I have two RF-82 and A RF-62 up front and two RB-61 ( I believe ) for the rear. I have a Onkyo TX-NR 929 AVR and a PB 2000 sub ( need to update the sub some day). I Must be doing something wrong, I hooked up a pair of cheap can't ember the model # Sony speakers up to the front with no center.
I then ran a few test threw my OPO blue ray player to see how they sounded. I heard things threw the Cheap Sony's that I never heard threw my Klipsh. I am talking about things like special effects like in the scene in frozen when she creates the snow man and makes a ice bridge and her voice was not so harsh on my ears . Same thing during the opening of the Star Trek movie when the lasers fired to save the rest of the crew out bound on shuttles.

After i set up the speakers I set up the speakers I had both the cheap Sony's and the Klipsh speakers set at 80 HZ and the center channel on the Klipsh was bump up a few after set up.

I tried the cheap Sony's because the Klipsh wear hard on my ears.

Can you please give me some help on how to set these up i don't want to try and sale them they look nice and the fatigue on my ears is probably the way I have the tuned. I can't see anyway the Sony speakers should sound better.
more than likely the sound is too bright for you. that was one painfully noticeable thing about those speakers.
do you have a way to test the speakers using REW?

here is one thing to try. i know it may sound weird, but put some polyfill in the horn and see if you like it better.

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you did! youll always be able to sell those for more than what you paid.

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After some more time with the Icons, I can honestly say that the bad reputation these speakers have around here is completely undeserved. Maybe at the original MSRP they were overpriced, but at the prices they are going at now (especially used) they are honestly great speakers.

Is there better out there? Of course. Do I believe they meet the specifications Klipsch gave about the sensitivity? Not on their lives (they get loud cleanly, but they aren't as efficient as Klipsch claims). But if you can find a set used? If the price is right, and you have a weaker speaker set, you'd be a fool to look past them. I don't think I could've done better without spending 5-8x the cash I did on these for a full surround set.

i had a pair of icons and hated them. i found them harsh and when i sold them i said i would never buy another klipsch anything. now i have 4 sets of klipsch towers lol.

after a while what i found about this speakers was they were incredibly bright, painful actually, at louder levels. i also found that they dont like a bright receiver and need good amplification to sound good.also, they have the most pronounced sibilants ive ever heard.

to get these speakers to sound better, i would say send anything below 80hz to a sub and have the sub level about 5db hotter than the mains to balance out the brightness, play with polyfill in the horn to smooth out the sibilants(borrow some from an old,unused pillow or buy some at joann's), and maybe even use additional eq to bring down the highs. my receiver didnt have smart eq like audyssey. im pretty sure with audyssey these can sound good. with these treatments i bet they will serve you well for a long time to come.
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