Originally Posted by grimed
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.
Originally Posted by STL D
So I did good?
you did! youll always be able to sell those for more than what you paid.
Originally Posted by STL D
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.