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fireman325's Avatar fireman325 04:01 PM 02-05-2009
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Originally Posted by Goofy1477 View Post

So I just bought a Klipsch Home theater setup. Its the Klipsch RF-82 setup.

I wanted to know if the Reciever suggested below would be a good reciever/amp to run those speakers. I am going to purchase an amp this week.

Marantz SR5002 receiver 90w x 7ch HDMI home theater surround

I was just looking at the specs for it listed on 6th avenue electronics, and they don't state it does Dolby TrueHD or DTS HD Master Audio. If you watch blu-rays you may want to consider the newer model, the SR5003. It does all the latest audio and has pre-outs for your amp. It's a couple hundred more $$$, but may be well worth it in the long run.

shivaji's Avatar shivaji 04:15 PM 02-05-2009
Nima, I would use the sub outs on the receiver, so that you have control from the couch. I also have the Epic CF3's and a C-7 between. Great speakers by the way.
csaxon's Avatar csaxon 01:51 PM 02-06-2009
Has anyone heard the Klipsch Palladiums? I don't see or hear much about them other than the Klipsch site.
fireman325's Avatar fireman325 01:57 PM 02-06-2009
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Originally Posted by csaxon View Post

Has anyone heard the Klipsch Palladiums? I don't see or hear much about them other than the Klipsch site.

That probably has alot to do with their $20,000/pair pricetag.
nezff's Avatar nezff 02:03 PM 02-06-2009
thats because they cost more than most people make in a year.
fireman325's Avatar fireman325 05:08 PM 02-06-2009
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Originally Posted by fireman325 View Post

That probably has alot to do with their $20,000/pair pricetag.

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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

thats because they cost more than most people make in a year.

For that kind of money I better be able to drive around in 'em.
andyb22's Avatar andyb22 09:28 PM 02-06-2009
Hey guys i was looking into buying a Klipsch C-2 center. I really like its sound and can get a very good deal on it. My question is what would match better for the fronts B-2 bookshelfs or B-3 bookshelfs?
The B-2 seem to have the same woofer size but seem to have a different tweeter size?
The B-3 seem to have different woofers size but the same tweeter size?
Is that correct or if the website wrong?

Any help would be great.
Thanks!
silversport's Avatar silversport 05:20 AM 02-07-2009
given the choice and within the same family...I would go with the larger (C-3) Center...your Center choice is very important as so much information goes through them...good luck...
Bill
Hksvr4's Avatar Hksvr4 09:53 AM 02-07-2009
My set-up. Sammy 52a550, C-2, F2's. Epik Dragon soon to come.


jake227's Avatar jake227 10:23 AM 02-07-2009
If they are going to be your front main speakers I would go with the larger B-3's. I have B-2's for my surrounds and they work great for that purpose. Have you considered F-2's for your front speakers? Those things play loud as hell. Even though they are more $$$ than the B-3's you wouldn't have to pay for speaker stands like you would with the bookshelves, so that narrows the price gap between the two. Either way this line of Klipsh speakers is excellent and I am extremely pleased with their performance.
Redneck_Randy's Avatar Redneck_Randy 11:01 AM 02-07-2009
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Originally Posted by Hksvr4 View Post

Here's my set-up. C-2, F2's and PA-120 Sub.

Very clean and nice looking system you have there.
LilJayV10's Avatar LilJayV10 01:12 PM 02-07-2009
I haven't posted here much but I look around a lot.

I have been wanting to buy a surround sound system for my living room for a while now. The wife has given the nod so I went to Best Buy last night to look around.

I was looking at the Yamaha RX-V663 receiver. From what I have read on the forums it's pretty well liked.

Best Buy has a package deal with that receiver and Klipsch Quintet III speaker package.

My living room isn't very big, 13x17 with the back of it open into the kitchen.

I have read the front/center speakers are the most important because that is where most of the sound comes from and the surround speakers "add" to it.

I don't know if I actually need 7.1 or not. The way my living room is set up I don't know if I would get the full benefit from it or not.

The guy I spoke to at Best Buy said the Quintets can be used as front or rear speakers. Could they be used as the rear speakers in a 7.1 set up? The reason I ask is if I got the Quintets I thought about also getting a set of bookshelf front speakers or maybe even the taller ones.

I have a 50' KURO w/ a PS3 and X360.

I apologize if I have asked questions already covered. I have been reading this thread for a while and my eyes hurt.

Any suggestions would be great.
jake227's Avatar jake227 01:56 PM 02-07-2009
Q: I don't know if I actually need 7.1 or not. The way my living room is set up I don't know if I would get the full benefit from it or not.

A: In order to benefit from the 7.1 (or even 5.1 for that matter) you have to place the speakers in the correct positions. It bugs me to walk into someone's house and see the 5.1 "surround" system with all 5 speakers in the front. That's not surround sound. With the back of your living room being open to the kitchen that would mean you would have speakers just "hanging out" in that open area. If that's OK with you (or more importantly with the boss) then go for it. I would really have to see the room to get a better idea, but you would have to figure out a way to place them behind you (wall mount, speaker stands, bookshelf, etc) and also run the wires.

I have a 5.1 system and think that it sounds phenonmenal. My receiver is 7.1, so I always have the option to add 2 more speakers if I ever want to.

If you do decide to add bookshelf speakers to the Quintet system it would be ideal to make sure they are voice-matched to the Quintet's. I'm not sure if any other Klipsch speakers are, but I would guess the B-2s or B-3s might be.

Don't know if you planned on this or not, or if you have room but I would recommend the Klipsch Sub-10. Reviews that I have read stated that the Quintet system is lacking in bass.
Dalumberjack's Avatar Dalumberjack 02:12 PM 02-07-2009
thought I'd post a pic of my set up.

I cant even find info on that pioneer subwoofer. Its sw1000 and it has adjustable 60, 80, 140 hz. Works for me for now.








Hksvr4's Avatar Hksvr4 02:23 PM 02-07-2009
LILJAYV10: If you have the room, get floorstanding speakers. They will fill up your space better than the Quintet III. Im running a yamaha 663 with f2's and very happy with them.
LilJayV10's Avatar LilJayV10 04:44 PM 02-07-2009
I will take some pics of the living room. I will have to pick things up first

Right now I live in a trailer to give you an idea of the room layout.

I forgot to mention I looked at subs. They had the 10in and the 12inch. I thought about going with the bigger one of the two.
shack782's Avatar shack782 05:28 PM 02-07-2009
Hey guys I have a seperate thread explaining my situation already but i wanted to see if i coul get any advice fom this thread.

I have RF-3 floor standings for front speakers currently i was thinking about getting the Klipsch S-1 surrounds for back speakers and RC-52 for a center. I was wondering if this would all match up alright or if you guys think i should go for bookshelf speakers for backs or the refrence series cause i would be short changing my self with the synergy series. any advice would be helpfull. Thanks
tomscave's Avatar tomscave 08:18 PM 02-07-2009
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Originally Posted by LilJayV10 View Post

The guy I spoke to at Best Buy said the Quintets can be used as front or rear speakers. Could they be used as the rear speakers in a 7.1 set up? The reason I ask is if I got the Quintets I thought about also getting a set of bookshelf front speakers or maybe even the taller ones.

I did this with my Quintet III's. I'm using B-3 bookshelfs for fronts on custom stands, C-3 center, Sub-12 and the 4 Quintet III's as surrounds. It all blends well and sounds amazing.
jake227's Avatar jake227 10:53 AM 02-08-2009
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Originally Posted by LilJayV10 View Post

I will take some pics of the living room. I will have to pick things up first

Right now I live in a trailer to give you an idea of the room layout.

I forgot to mention I looked at subs. They had the 10in and the 12inch. I thought about going with the bigger one of the two.

There's certainly nothing wrong with getting the 12 over the 10, especially if you like massive amounts of bass. I have the 10in myself and that shakes my freakin' house. I don't even have it turned up all the way. But the 12 would be sweet too. So many big decisions we have to make!
Vode1982's Avatar Vode1982 02:03 PM 02-08-2009
Hi guys.

So I got some "bad" news last week. Well the other part is a bit of a bummer.
So the finnish dealer didn't get my center to Finland for some reason so it will be at the end of this month before I'll get all of my gear here. And then to the "bad" news, they couldn't get any RS-52´s so I had to settle for RS-62´s

Mikko
daron73m's Avatar daron73m 05:48 PM 02-08-2009
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I have a question. I have the older CF 3's and am looking to upgrade my center. It currently is the C5. From what Im reading I need a KV4 or C7 to match em. How bad would it sound to get the new RC-64 ? The center is pretty much for dialogue I thought. I cant really upgrade my Epic CF 3 because they keep my dog from jumping up and ruining my filmscreen.

Thanks for any advice
daron
henrik-t's Avatar henrik-t 06:06 PM 02-08-2009
Hi guy´s

Can i get a comment from on this...:

Have you had M&K speaker s (or know some how have them) and then swaped them out whit Klipsch speakers
if you did Why did you do it, what dose Klipsch bring to the tabel over M&K range ~SS-150/550 and so on
im most interested in the Surr channels..... the Thx 2 525 or RS-62/52 ( especaly the RS 62 )

Thx in advance
nezff's Avatar nezff 06:45 PM 02-08-2009
you might be better off listening for yourself and making that decision.
DavidPHumes's Avatar DavidPHumes 10:47 PM 02-08-2009
Alright, I think I finally decided on a starter setup.

I'm going to be using a Yamaha 663 connected to two WF-34's and a Sub-12. Later down the road I'll add some WB-14's for a 5.1 system.

How's this going to work out with 70% movies and the rest music?
Bigred7078's Avatar Bigred7078 11:51 PM 02-08-2009
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Originally Posted by DavidPHumes View Post

Alright, I think I finally decided on a starter setup.

I'm going to be using a Yamaha 663 connected to two WF-34's and a Sub-12. Later down the road I'll add some WB-14's for a 5.1 system.

How's this going to work out with 70% movies and the rest music?

you should really work the matching center channel into that budget if your 70% movies
LilJayV10's Avatar LilJayV10 12:48 AM 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by tomscave View Post

I did this with my Quintet III's. I'm using B-3 bookshelfs for fronts on custom stands, C-3 center, Sub-12 and the 4 Quintet III's as surrounds. It all blends well and sounds amazing.


The wife shot down the tower idea for the fronts so it looks like bookshelfs it is.

I just want to make sure that I get a speaker that blends with the others.

It sounds like your setup is what I am probably going to do.

Which center speaker comes with the Quintet speaker package?
I looked on dolby's site about speaker placement and I think I will be able to use 7.1 with no problem. One speaker is going to be out in the middle of the wall but she says that's OK.
henrik-t's Avatar henrik-t 04:29 AM 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by henrik-t View Post

Hi guy´s

Can i get a comment from on this...:

Have you had M&K speaker s (or know some how have them) and then swaped them out whit Klipsch speakers
if you did Why did you do it, what dose Klipsch bring to the tabel over M&K range ~SS-150/550 and so on
im most interested in the Surr channels..... the Thx 2 525 or RS-62/52 ( especaly the RS 62 )

Thx in advance

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Originally Posted by nezff View Post

you might be better off listening for yourself and making that decision.


Well i havent got any change to do that as i live i a country that dose not have a seller of this klipsch brand, so its though luck, but i would apriseate any comments one this, as i think user experience can be as good as my own ears, well i mean if a user havd like/had the M&K brand and now have the klipsch one, ill like to hear his/hers experince
WolfsBane's Avatar WolfsBane 05:28 AM 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by Goofy1477 View Post

So I just bought a Klipsch Home theater setup. Its the Klipsch RF-82 setup.

I wanted to know if the Reciever suggested below would be a good reciever/amp to run those speakers. I am going to purchase an amp this week.

Marantz SR5002 receiver 90w x 7ch HDMI home theater surround

From a receiver/amp standpoint, the Marantz will work fine. Of course, as efficient as the speakers are, like with any other speaker, the more clean power the better. I have a modified RF-82 with an AVR with similar power specs, and they sound fine. But am looking to getting a power amp to get the best out of them.
tomscave's Avatar tomscave 08:33 AM 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by LilJayV10 View Post

Which center speaker comes with the Quintet speaker package?

It's a quintet III center channel speaker with 2 of the same size speakers as the rest of the Quintets. If you go with larger front speakers you should get a matching center.
LilJayV10's Avatar LilJayV10 10:37 AM 02-09-2009
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Originally Posted by tomscave View Post

It's a quintet III center channel speaker with 2 of the same size speakers as the rest of the Quintets. If you go with larger front speakers you should get a matching center.

Agreed. After looking at Klipsch's website this morning it looks like i will also be going with a C-3 center, B-3's and the quintet III as support speakers w/ a 12in sub. I was also looking at the quintet SL setup too. Which would be better?

Anyone see anything wrong with this setup? Tomscave says he likes his setup.
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