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post #991 of 40645 Old 05-21-2007, 03:44 PM
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Hi guys,
I want a comparison with 2 different types of speakers for the best movie experience. Would you select the THX ultra 2(kl-650's) system or go with 7 hereseys. I love really big sound that is detailed and accurate. What do you think?

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Hi MKtheater,

I've heard a 5.1 Heresy HT after hearing a 7.1 Cornwall {edit: It was a 7.1 system with 5 Cornwalls and 2 Heresies in the back} system in the same house and the Cornwall's blew them away. That being said, I feel the THX system you are looking at would be comparable to either an all Cornwall or RF-7' HT, but I would rather have one of the latter two, ESPECIALLY if I could keep the dual THX subs.

I still think the best-bang-for-your-buck is getting several of those discontinued RF-7 deals that seem to be diminishing and pair them up with an RC-7 along with quality power and never feel the need to upgrade again...But then again--That's just me.
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Is the Klipsch Promedia THX 2.1 better than the Logitech Z-2300? (not considering the price difference, just which one is better.)
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Is the Klipsch Promedia THX 2.1 better than the Logitech Z-2300? (not considering the price difference, just which one is better.)

Well, naturally, "better" is a relative term. I've been using the Klipsch Promedia for several years and think it is one of the best. I've had Logitech 2.1 systems (not the Z-2300, though) but haven't been as impressed as with the Klipsch.

However, there are others who feel the exact opposite. Choose which one sounds best to you.
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Well, naturally, "better" is a relative term. I've been using the Klipsch Promedia for several years and think it is one of the best. I've had Logitech 2.1 systems (not the Z-2300, though) but haven't been as impressed as with the Klipsch.

However, there are others who feel the exact opposite. Choose which one sounds best to you.

Which one has the clearest sounds?
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Which one has the clearest sounds?

That is highly subjective.

I don't think computer speakers, even if by Klipsch; is what is intended to be discussed in this thread.
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Which one has the clearest sounds?

Personally, I'd give Klipsch the nod. But then again, all of my HT and stereo only speakers are Klipsch as well so I obviously like their sound.
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However, there are others who feel the exact opposite. Choose which one sounds best to you.

Best advice I've heard in a long time.

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Who here owns the Klipsch THX Ultra2 7.1 system ?



If you own this system, can you give me your thoughts on these speakers ?

And also, what amps are you using with these speakers ?

I'm considering buying this THX Ultra2 system but wanted owners thoughts first.

KL-650-THX LCRs (3)
KS-525-THX surrounds (4)
KW-120-THX subwoofers (2)
KA-1000-THX subwoofer amplifier

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Would you select the THX ultra 2(kl-650's) system or go with 7 hereseys. I love really big sound that is detailed and accurate. What do you think?

That might depend a lot on your room and your listening "area." I might define the KL-650s as refined by comparison, but without losing essential performance advantages of directivity and sound power. The KL-650s will also provide smoother FR over a larger area than the Heresys. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into the R&D of the THX U2 line voicing. They even trashed the first iteration, dismissed the project engineer, and started over. I'm very glad (and impressed) they hung in there until they had it right.
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That might depend a lot on your room and your listening "area." I might define the KL-650s as refined by comparison, but without losing essential performance advantages of directivity and sound power. The KL-650s will also provide smoother FR over a larger area than the Heresys. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into the R&D of the THX U2 line voicing. They even trashed the first iteration, dismissed the project engineer, and started over. I'm very glad (and impressed) they hung in there until they had it right.

They are also using some of the R&D developed from their THX U2 line in their Reference IV line. I've heard owners state that compared to the older line, the new U2 line is more musical.

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I have an RC-62 and was thinking about adding an in line fuse to the tweeter connection. Has anyone tried this?

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I have an RC-62 and was thinking about adding an in line fuse to the tweeter connection. Has anyone tried this?

May I ask why you'd want to do that? The only time I've ever heard of people adding fuses to their systems were pre-amp fuses in cars and maybe in HT's. I cann't imagine why you'd want one before a tweeter.
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May I ask why you'd want to do that? The only time I've ever heard of people adding fuses to their systems were pre-amp fuses in cars and maybe in HT's. I cann't imagine why you'd want one before a tweeter.

Tweeters are easy to blow if you turn the sound up to loud and your amp starts to clip. easier and much cheaper to replace a fuse then a tweeter.

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Hi Klipsch owners, I'm looking to buy new fronts and center for my small 11' x 15' living room, and one of the options I have is the RF-52's with the RC-52 center. They will be powered by a HK AVR-630 (7x75w/2x90w).

On paper the RF-52's get down, but how do they really perform IRL? Will I get decent bass out of these in my small room, or will I still need a sub to fill out the bottom? I don't need earth-deforming 18Hz response, just something that will do music and the odd movie some justice, without sounding too thin or weak in the bottom. Adding a sub is something I'd like to avoid, as I have no space for one.

Any thoughts/experience?
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Tweeters are easy to blow if you turn the sound up to loud and your amp starts to clip. easier and much cheaper to replace a fuse then a tweeter.

or just know your power limits
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Hi Klipsch owners, I'm looking to buy new fronts and center for my small 11' x 15' living room, and one of the options I have is the RF-52's with the RC-52 center. They will be powered by a HK AVR-630 (7x75w/2x90w).

On paper the RF-52's get down, but how do they really perform IRL? Will I get decent bass out of these in my small room, or will I still need a sub to fill out the bottom? I don't need earth-deforming 18Hz response, just something that will do music and the odd movie some justice, without sounding too thin or weak in the bottom. Adding a sub is something I'd like to avoid, as I have no space for one.

Any thoughts/experience?

My recommendation would be to move up one step to the RF-62 if you can afford them. The RB-61 bookshelves will also do nicely, (less expensive option), if you are planning on integrating a subwoofer, (which I would recommend for HT applications anyway).

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I posted a thread on this too but thought best to double up in here. I'm trying to upgrade my 5.1 JBL in a box rig to something decent. I've always liked Klipsch and wanted to know where the best bang for buck is? I was looking at RF-10 and RF-52 and would like to keep it as far below $1500 as possible.

I'll be running everything off a Denon AVR-3801 and prefer my music to have good imaging, clear and forward vocal presentation, tight punchy bass with good extension and some nice sparkle in the top end w/out being overly sharp or bright. I'm happy to mix and match to get the best for movies and music. Any help would be appreciated
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or just know your power limits

Thank you for your kind words of wisdom. If I knew what the limits were I would not have a blown tweeter. Maybe a inline fuse would help me find the max.
I bought Klipsch mainly for loud sound.

Did I thank you for your constructive answer?

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Thank you for your kind words of wisdom. If I knew what the limits were I would not have a blown tweeter. Maybe a inline fuse would help me find the max.
I bought Klipsch mainly for loud sound.

Did I thank you for your constructive answer?

Ok, so now I know why you want a fuse. So, I'm wondering if you've looked at the back of the tweeter and seen if there is a wattage limit printed on it. Maybe a part number somewhere on it you may be able to google and find out the spec. for it. That would be my course of action. That or a call to klipsch to find out what the max power is to the tweeter. Then it shouldn't be a problem to splice the right sized fuse between the x-over and the tweeter in the box.
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I posted a thread on this too but thought best to double up in here. I'm trying to upgrade my 5.1 JBL in a box rig to something decent. I've always liked Klipsch and wanted to know where the best bang for buck is? I was looking at RF-10 and RF-52 and would like to keep it as far below $1500 as possible.

I'll be running everything off a Denon AVR-3801 and prefer my music to have good imaging, clear and forward vocal presentation, tight punchy bass with good extension and some nice sparkle in the top end w/out being overly sharp or bright. I'm happy to mix and match to get the best for movies and music. Any help would be appreciated

RF-82's have been purchased from authorized dealers for $700 with free shipping and tax free. Just need to look back a couple pages or so to find out who and how.
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I currently own a athena C1 center, I have the chance to get a RC-64 from a friend. Is everyone happy with the 64? My system lacks vocal reproduction. It has to be turned up too loud to hear everything and then when a action sequence is happeneing it blows you out of the room.

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I have made the jump to Klipsch... the badboys will be here tomorrow. I'm getting the RF-83's for the fronts and the RC-64 for the center. I'm upgrading from Monitor Audio Radius 180's. I will continue to use the 180's for surrounds and rear though.

Just wanted to share my joy.
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I have made the jump to Klipsch... the badboys will be here tomorrow. I'm getting the RF-83's for the fronts and the RC-64 for the center. I'm upgrading from Monitor Audio Radius 180's. I will continue to use the 180's for surrounds and rear though.

Just wanted to share my joy.

Got the same combo right now, with the exception of matching Klipsch surrounds. I watched The Matrix on HD DVD with the TrueHD soundtrack via a Pioneer Elite 74txvi receiver and had a hell of a time. I think you'll be happy with them, providing you can find someplace to set the beast of a center channel. I have a projector so it was easy, but I can't imagine putting it on top of any tv. It's got to weigh 50 pounds.
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Madkaw,

It appears there is a night and day difference between the C-1 and the Klipsch RC-64. As you can see by the above posts the RC-64 gets good reviews, but that is with upper-end Klipsch Reference speakers. If you aren't running Klipsch for your mains I don't feel it would be a good match. You really want to keep at least your front 3 speakers with the same design, if not made by the same company.
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I own a synergy series setup. (SF1, SC1, SS1, and SS.5's) It's not in use right now. I've upgraded to a Yamaha Performance series setup. (NS 325 series)

As far as likes/ dislikes go.... This setup served my and my wife great for about 5 years. compared to the yammy's, it was just a little on the bright side. Never really noticed until I got the Yammy's though. They sounded great with music and movies. But... the yammy's sound more "theaterish" with movies, and more natural with music. Live performances and Jazz sound a lot more "live" on the Yammy's as well. I know I'm doing a comparison here, but I have nothing else to judge my synergy's against. This was my first system even worth mentioning. My final/ dream system will either be all Heritage, or reference series speakers. (some day) If you're wondering, my receiver and dvd player are Pioneer Elite units.
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I bought Klipsch mainly for loud sound.

Did I thank you for your constructive answer? [/quote]
Your amp is most likely the problem. If you blew a tweeter it was clipping not too much power, so a fuse won't help you. My 20+yr. old Forte II have never blown a tweeter. a woofer once but that was it. I drive them hard. Hard enough to put my amp into thermal overload. but I don't push it into auditable clipping. 15yrs. of there life was run by a Yamaha MX-630 amp and the last few with a Yamaha V995 HT reciever.
So the advice given was good advice. Learn the limits of your equipment.

My humble system, Cheap DVD player connected via digital coax. Yamaha V995 reciever and Klipsch Forte II speakers. Klipsch center and surrounds.
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exactly too little power is far worse than too much.

Also about the weight...depends on the TV but my 32" CRT has no problem supporting an Academy on top of it along with another 10lbs of shelf that it rests on (the front of the shelf and speaker are directly on and supported by the tv, the shelf can flip up when I want to move the tv/cabinet out).
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