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post #721 of 37957 Old 03-24-2007, 05:03 AM
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Hey Everyone,

Love this thread...looking for a little advice on what Klipsch speakers to go with. Heres a little info:

TV- Samsung 46"- 1080P- LCD
Receiver- Pioneer Elite 82TSX- 130 watts x 7- THX 2 Certified
PS3- Blue Ray Player

I want to upgrade to an entire NEW 7.1 system.

* I will use the system for 80% movies and 20% music.
* I enjoy R & B and my wife likes pop and dance music.
* Room size is approx 15' x 15'
* Budget- $2500 all at once - $4000 over time


Seems everyone here says go with the 62 center speaker over the 52.

Would this be a good start?

1 x RC-62
2 x RF-62

What about the 4 surround speakers?
What Sub to match this setup?

Thanks very much!
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Any opinions on these speakers?

thanks.
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The speakers themselves are fine. What I'd wonder about is the room itself. I tried to get a 7.1 Klipsch system into a 16x12 room, and eventually had to pull the two surround backs out. Too many speakers in a relatively small room, plus there just aren't enough discs out there to justify the extra channels (granted that may truly change given BD and HD DVD).

So, I went the reverse, from 7.1 to 5.1. Every now and then I consider maybe getting some in wall or in ceiling surround backs, but I usually talk myself out of it.

As for subs, I personally use an SVS 20-39 PCi to mate with the remaining Klipsch speakers (RB81 mains, RCIII center and RB35 rear). That combo works well with both HT and SACD/DVD-A.
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Great thanks!

So you recommend the RB35 with RF-82 and RC-62?

How do you like the TUBE subwoofer? Where is it placed in your room?

thanks.
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Great thanks!

So you recommend the RB35 with RF-82 and RC-62?

How do you like the TUBE subwoofer? Where is it placed in your room?

thanks.


I have the RF-82's for mains, the 62 for center, and the RS-52 for surrounds. I plan on picking up some RB-61's for my rears.

Absolutely love my setup. It would be nice to have RF-83/RC-64/RS-62, but my setup is more than enough - can't beat the Klipsch efficiency.

I'm in the market for a sub, and I've heard the RW-12d is a good, clean sub, but it suffers from port noise in demanding scenes - so I may be looking at an HSU VTF 3.3.
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If you can still get them, yes. They are now considered a "classic" product. The voice matching is still close enough to the newer models so that the soundfield is still convincing.

Of course, the newer horn in the RB81 or RB61 would be a "closer" match for your mains.
I tend to prefer bookshelf for the rear, but there is always the RS42 or RS52 if you prefer a specifically designed rear speaker. My only experience with them is a pair of not Reference, but Synergy SS3 surrounds I bought a few years ago (still have them, but moved them to the bedroom). I could never quite hear the supposed benefits of that WDST design. I don't know what the new ones are like, but the older ones I have produce a more "diffuse" sound than I like (which would be fine if I just listened to HT, but since I have a number of SACD and DVD-A discs, I need somethings with better localization--thus, the bookshelves).
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I'm a Klipsch owner: RF3, RC-3II, RS3x2, RS3IIx2, SVS 20-39+ and was curious if anyone has heard the Ascend line of speaker and the RF series, I'm looking to switch =D
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Whats a better match for this Klipsch setup?

HSU VTF 3.3

OR

SVS 20-39 PCi

How do you like the tube sub?
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Whats a better match for this Klipsch setup?

HSU VTF 3.3

OR

SVS 20-39 PCi

How do you like the tube sub?

I don't think you could go wrong with either.

As I've mentioned, I use an SVS 20-39 PCi for HT. I also have an SVS 20-39 PC+ which I have connected to a music only system that includes Klipsch RF5s as mains. I think SVS mates very well with Klipsch. I can't comment on HSU since I've never heard them. However, based on posts from owners, they appear to be a well respected brand.

Tube or box is a matter of taste. When I first got the SVS I thought they looked like a cloth covered water heater, but after a while, they just tend to blend into the background. Especially in a darkened room.
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Thanks for all the help guys. Im thinking about this:

2 x RF-82
1 x RC-62
2 x RS-52
1 x SVS 20-39 PCi

All for about $2200. NOT BAD!

If I decide to go 7.1 should I just add another 2 of the RS-52?
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Thanks for all the help guys. Im thinking about this:

2 x RF-82
1 x RC-62
2 x RS-52
1 x SVS 20-39 PCi

All for about $2200. NOT BAD!

If I decide to go 7.1 should I just add another 2 of the RS-52?

You are going to be re-watching every DVD with decent surround sound for the next 2 weeks or so - warn your family.

Congratulations on a kick ass system.

As to your question about 7.1, I REALLY like my RS-52's as surrounds, but the general advice is to avoid the sound sprayers for your rears, and instead opt for a RB-61 or other bookshelf speaker. That is what I'll do after I upgrade my sub.
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Good Point. The RB-61 is fine with the Elite 130 watts / channel? Says 100 RMS on the site.

thanks FSullivan.
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The RB-61s will be fine on 130w. I just started running my 61s on a yamaha 130w/channel 7.1 receiver. Look in their "How to buy audio" then "A sound investment" section on their website. It will tell you about how you should constantly drive more than RMS, but not more than max, otherwise it clips sound, and it'll shorten the life of the speakers.... at least that's what I got from it...
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Newbie here so be gentle :-) Our 1st KLIPSCH product was for our PC: KLIPSCH THX ProMedia 5.1. Have since upgraded to the ProMedia ULTRA 5.1. We even bought the DD-5.1 decoder and SWS aux subwoofer. Killer PC sound and was our main mini HT for a long while. Have since been retired.

For our main media room HT we purchased the KLIPSCH THX Ultra2 setup in 7.1.

LCR KL-650

rears KL-525

side surrounds KS-525

KA-1000 sub amp with (2) KW-120 subwoofers.

We love them.

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WolfsBane and EcceCapsa

Thanks for your comments. I did go ahead and put a pair of RF-15's with the RC-52. Sounds great plus the price was right!
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I just stepped into the Klipsch world from JBL. I must say Night and Day, Night and Day. A Yamaha 5950 pushing the SynergyIIIs 3 series 6.1 and a sub-10. I must say tonight I watched 16 Blocks on hi-def and they handle very loud gunshots very well, my JBLs really rattled, these guys take it all. good stuff. Im proud to be an owner now!

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Newbie here so be gentle :-) Our 1st KLIPSCH product was for our PC: KLIPSCH THX ProMedia 5.1. Have since upgraded to the ProMedia ULTRA 5.1. We even bought the DD-5.1 decoder and SWS aux subwoofer. Killer PC sound and was our main mini HT for a long while. Have since been retired.

For our main media room HT we purchased the KLIPSCH THX Ultra2 setup in 7.1.

LCR KL-650

rears KL-525

side surrounds KS-525

KA-1000 sub amp with (2) KW-120 subwoofers.

We love them.



I have drool running down the side of my face as I write this ...

Congratulations - when are you inviting everyone over?
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I just sold my Bose AM-16 and Onkyo 502 receiver to purchase the Denon 887 and a Klipsch speaker package. My 5.1 Klipsch budget is 1500 and I'm thinking about the RB-51 home theater package. Would it be better to get 4 RB51's and the RC-62? Also, how are the budget Klipsch subs? Would it be better to go with a different Sub brand for dollar to dollar performance? I also have the Sammy 6187 and a PS3.
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Sounds like for subs, depending on your price range, there are better companies that will mix well with Klipsch speakers. A lot on here use SVS, I'm going to go with HSU when I've got the money for it, and a lot suggest the AV123 models as well, but I havn't seen much reference to it in the Klipsch forum.
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I recenty purchases a RC-62. It is a fantistic Center. I am going to get a pair of RB-81's to replace my front wall mounted speakers. I am looking into getting the SVS PB12-Plus/2 sub. Any advice on this selection?

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Halsan, I just got the 61s for my fronts, and they're fantastic... I can only imagine how the 81s are. If you've listened to the klipsch fronts before and compared them to others in their range, then I'm sure you'll be happy with your selection of a full reference klipsch set.
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Hello all. I'm in the process of updating my home theater components and am trying to decide what to keep and what to replace.

My receiver is a Sony STR-GX800ES that I will definitely replace although I don't know with what yet. I currently have an old pair of RB-5 fronts and a KV-1 center with no surrounds or sub. Is it worth finding something in Klipsch's current offerings to compliment what I already have or would I be better off purchasing a whole new set of speakers? My room is roughly 16' by 18' with a 10' vaulted ceiling and openings at opposite corners for the kitchen and hallway.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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I think the RF-82s may be the most underrated speakers out right now. They sound amazing with pretty much any source. Bright and lively sounding without any harshness in the high-end at all, they are just amazingly well-balanced.

There are definitely more transparent speakers out there, but I haven't found any that can play rock music at high volumes without fatigue. The vocals are smooth without sounding "warm" and muffled but you can still pick out fine instrument detail. A nice change from my Energy speakers which are super neutral and exposing of bright recordings. Sometimes I just want to crank up the volume without playing with the treble cut. Awesome.
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Hello all. I'm in the process of updating my home theater components and am trying to decide what to keep and what to replace.

My receiver is a Sony STR-GX800ES that I will definitely replace although I don't know with what yet. I currently have an old pair of RB-5 fronts and a KV-1 center with no surrounds or sub. Is it worth finding something in Klipsch's current offerings to compliment what I already have or would I be better off purchasing a whole new set of speakers? My room is roughly 16' by 18' with a 10' vaulted ceiling and openings at opposite corners for the kitchen and hallway.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I would say that there is still enough life in the RB5s to be used as surrounds.

I have a pair of RB35's that I moved to the rear when I got a pair of RB81s to serve as the main in my HT system. The horn in the the RB81 is a new and improved design, but not so radical that it cannot blend in with your RB5s.
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Hi fsullivan3,
You are welcome to come on by within a month or so as we are re-doing our HT seating. Where are you located?

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Been hanging around here for a while checking to see what Speakers I should get to go along with my new Sony 5200ES and today I got an awesome deal at BB, I got a pair of opened F1's for $300 and got the C-2 to go with them. Now I intend to go to another BB friday to finish off my set-up, since that was the last Klipsch speakers they had and I need to do if I should go with the F-2's for my fronts or the F-3's since I have a smallish room.
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How would my H/K AVR635 match with the RF-82 and RC-62?

I ordered Infinity Beta speakers last week, but the order fell through so I'm now considering buying a pair of RF-82's and a RC-62. I'm only going to use them for movie soundtracks, and I'm going to use B&W DS6 and 600 as surround speakers, but I'll buy Klipsch for surrounds later on.
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I am interested in opinions on the RF 82's vs. the 83's. Is the significantly higher cost of the 83's justified by performance?
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I am interested in opinions on the RF 82's vs. the 83's. Is the significantly higher cost of the 83's justified by performance?

As good as the RF-82 are, the RF-83, (and the RF-63), are in a higher level. The flagship of the Reference IV line have a larger compression driver, and an additional 8" woofer for deeper bass. They sound much fuller. Many Klipsch followers consider the RF-82 the sweet spot in the new Reference IV line.

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Thanks - I will probably go with the 82s. The price difference compared to the 83s is significant, and I haven't heard any complaints about the 82s.
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