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Thinking of upgrading to the RF-7 from RF-82 for my main L&r. I've tried to find some info on this.
I'm using a Denon 4311CI (soon to be 6400) and using an Emotiva XPA 7 channel @ 200 watts. And wanted to know would that be plenty or enough to run the RF-7?
since the RRF-7 preferred RMS is 250 watts.

And what differences would I notice if I upgrade overall?
I'd like to your experience verses what sales at Klipsch or venders say.


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got my RP-260F Today, this friday should arrive my RP-450C, and next month my RP-160M, im really excited i will unpacked tomorrow and start listen stereo music until my other set arrive


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guys the speakers have Dual binding posts, does is Matter where i connect the cables top or under binding, do i have to remove the metal that is on the binding posts, i just want to make regular speaker connection, thanks

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guys the speakers have Dual binding posts, does is Matter where i connect the cables top or under binding, do i have to remove the metal that is on the binding posts, i just want to make regular speaker connection, thanks
Leave the metal there and just use one of each color connector.
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Did you install the base plate that is slightly wider than the speaker and tilts it slightly? the spikes screw into the base plate not the speaker tower


Can't believe it, I didn't realize there was a plate in the box! The plate made the speaker more stable too so I might not need the spikes now, thanks!


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Hey guys, I have the option to create a home theatre with a triple LaScala LCR, Chorus II rears, and heresies for surround. How big should my room be at least to justify this kind of setup? I have everything except the LaScala fronts, but I can buy them for 1700. My tv wall is 4,2 meters wide, big enough to put 3 LaScalas next to each other? The room itself is 5 meter x 6 meter and the couch will be sitting around 1,5-2 meters from the tv.

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Leave the metal there and just use one of each color connector.
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If you use them for theater mostly I'd probably stick with the RP's. 2ch music would be better, I'd assume.

Yes, mostly TV and movies. A little music now and then but as you say should probably stick with what I have, which sound good to me.

I asked because I am always looking to squeeze a bit more out of my system and found a good deal for a set of open box 7's. Never hurts to ask.

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Did you install the base plate that is slightly wider than the speaker and tilts it slightly? the spikes screw into the base plate not the speaker tower
I feel like we have a set of mangled 280's in existence now.
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Can't believe it, I didn't realize there was a plate in the box! The plate made the speaker more stable too so I might not need the spikes now, thanks!
I'm sort of blown away that the plate wasn't already attached to the speaker. I've bought the 250, 260 and 280 and every single time the speakers had the base plate attached.

I can't help but ask if you bought this from an authorized dealer...

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I'm sort of blown away that the plate wasn't already attached to the speaker. I've bought the 250, 260 and 280 and every single time the speakers had the base plate attached.

I can't help but ask if you bought this from an authorized dealer...
I've bought 260 and 280. The 260 had the bases installed, and the 280 had the bases in small boxes uninstalled. Unopened Klipsch boxes from authorized dealers.
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I've bought 260 and 280. The 260 had the bases installed, and the 280 had the bases in small boxes uninstalled. Unopened Klipsch boxes from authorized dealers.
Perhaps it's just my poor memory!
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I've bought 260 and 280. The 260 had the bases installed, and the 280 had the bases in small boxes uninstalled. Unopened Klipsch boxes from authorized dealers.
Same for my 280s

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Question for those who have the experience with the setup: I have the RP-280 System and my AVR allows me for me to add Atmos height channels. However, in order to do so, I would need to sacrifice the bi-amp of the fronts. Does anyone have any experience in the affect on power/sound quality by sacrificing bi-amp fronts to incorporate height?

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Question for those who have the experience with the setup: I have the RP-280 System and my AVR allows me for me to add Atmos height channels. However, in order to do so, I would need to sacrifice the bi-amp of the fronts. Does anyone have any experience in the affect on power/sound quality by sacrificing bi-amp fronts to incorporate height?
IMHO no need to bi amp those speakers, use those amps for ATMOS height. I have owned several newer Klipsch that had the bi amp feature and I could not tell much if any difference.
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IMHO no need to bi amp those speakers, use those amps for ATMOS height. I have owned several newer Klipsch that had the bi amp feature and I could not tell much if any difference.
I agree. I don't think you are going to lose much up front, but will gain a lot more by having at least 2 speakers in Dolby Atmos.

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Question for those who have the experience with the setup: I have the RP-280 System and my AVR allows me for me to add Atmos height channels. However, in order to do so, I would need to sacrifice the bi-amp of the fronts. Does anyone have any experience in the affect on power/sound quality by sacrificing bi-amp fronts to incorporate height?
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I agree. I don't think you are going to lose much up front, but will gain a lot more by having at least 2 speakers in Dolby Atmos.
Totally agree. Two more Atmos speakers.
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Have 2 RP 280F's and a 450C as my front 3 speakers. Would I hear much of a difference if I changed the 280's out for 2 RF 7II's?

Thank for input.
I upgraded from RF-82IIs to RF-7IIs and noticed a difference in dynamics and tweeter compression at higher volumes. In other words, the RF-82II's tended to get a little harsh/strident when really pushed and the RF-7IIs (which have significantly larger tweeters) don't do this at all.

If anything, I think you'd notice this effect more with movies then music. That said, I loved my RF-82IIs, but the RF-7IIs just bring a little more capability to the table.
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I upgraded from RF-82IIs to RF-7IIs and noticed a difference in dynamics and tweeter compression at higher volumes. In other words, the RF-82II's tended to get a little harsh/strident when really pushed and the RF-7IIs (which have significantly larger tweeters) don't do this at all.

If anything, I think you'd notice this effect more with movies then music. That said, I loved my RF-82IIs, but the RF-7IIs just bring a little more capability to the table.
Thank you for your thoughts. Do you feel if/if I got the RF-7IIs that I would also need to change my center RP-450C? I could swing the 7s financially, but not the center as well.

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Thank you for your thoughts. Do you feel if/if I got the RF-7IIs that I would also need to change my center RP-450C? I could swing the 7s financially, but not the center as well.

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You wouldn't *need* to get the RC-64II, but it has the same tweeter as the RF-7II, so I think you'd eventually want to get it.
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Thinking of upgrading to the RF-7 from RF-82 for my main L&r. I've tried to find some info on this.
I'm using a Denon 4311CI (soon to be 6400) and using an Emotiva XPA 7 channel @ 200 watts. And wanted to know would that be plenty or enough to run the RF-7?
since the RRF-7 preferred RMS is 250 watts.

And what differences would I notice if I upgrade overall?
I'd like to your experience verses what sales at Klipsch or venders say.


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You have a great setup congrats! Is there something you don't like about your system currently that you are hoping to gain by upgrading? Also, how loud do you usually have your system?

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This isn't directed at anyone specific so if you feel like it is, please know it's not.

It amazes me how deep the hooks must be with the electronics firms regarding biamping...

There is thread after thread after thread with people (innocently) asking about the merits of using their AVR for biamping...

I realize that it says it "right there on page 16 in the manual... If I just use (lose) my side or rear channels....I can biamp the fronts....."

Even when I knew jack squat about (active) biamping, I still "knew" about it and what it entailed.

It sometimes feel like a whole body of general knowledge has evaporated.

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Hey guys, just unpacked my towers and one of them I noticed that the rubber horn was bent open and it is so simple to come off, is that the way it is or is it defected?



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Hey guys, just unpacked my towers and one of them I noticed that the rubber horn was bent open and it is so simple to come off, is that the way it is or is it defected?



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Mine are not like that, I would be worried if they already came popped open and slide off so easy.

I think for the peace of mind you should just exchange them for another pair. Depending on where you bought it from, you may even get some discount/partial refund if you kick up a fuss.

Also, since you don't even have the 450c or 160m's yet, I'm sure you can wait

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Thanks, I'm going to speak to the dealer tomorrow. As for the other one, it looks like if you were to stick your nail in it you would be able to pop it off but it is tight..are they supposed to be completely sealed or is it supposed to be like that.

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Thanks, I'm going to speak to the dealer tomorrow. As for the other one, it looks like if you were to stick your nail in it you would be able to pop it off but it is tight..are they supposed to be completely sealed or is it supposed to be like that.

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I think the other one is alright, I don't think they're supposed to be totally sealed shut,

Either way, get them exchanged, and take pictures of the box wherever there may be any sort of damage

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Interesting. I never checked my mine. One of mine is loosish like your first one, and the other is tighter like your other one. I have no idea if this is a problem or not. Hope not, but mine are under warranty if it is. I've never noticed a problem sound wise, but I'm very far from being any kind of Golden Ear.

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Interesting. I never checked my mine. One of mine is loosish like your first one, and the other is tighter like your other one. I have no idea if this is a problem or not. Hope not, but mine are under warranty if it is. I've never noticed a problem sound wise, but I'm very far from being any kind of Golden Ear.
Just checked my other 160m, and my center 250c,

Just for what it's worth, all of mine are tight, I can get a finger nail in and bend the lip/edge up, but nothing that would reveal or pop-outward the rubber like the picture. Also I wasn't trying hard at all, lest I do make it loose, so maybe I should have tried harder.

Whether it's a problem or not, I don't know.. it's probably nothing, but if I remember correctly this may be the result of the (RP) Premiere lines move to rubber on the horns; could just be a design flaw of a relatively new product line.
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