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post #121 of 37505 Old 09-05-2006, 07:15 PM - Thread Starter
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(Ethan alan) The RC-64 will match fine with the RF-7. I read on a forum that somebody use that combo and it work out well. Think it was post on the Klipsch forum. Hope this helps.
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I have had mixed advice on mixing the RC-64 with the RF-7. I am still hoping to find a new Cherry Wood RC-7 somewhere. My local Klipsch dealer stood me up on a six week order with daily promises that it was being shipped. I didn't buy elsewhere when they were available, because I had repeated assurances that my multiple speakers were enroute. Six weeks enroute and they finally told me the only thing they had for sure was the RC-7.

So I bought all the rest somewhere else and waited through weeks of excuses until they finally told me they were sorry, but they had no RC-7.

So now I have a houseful of 13 Klipsch speakers, Cherry Wood 4-RF-7s, Cherry 2 RB-7s, Cherry 2 RF-5s, 4 RS-7s, 1 RC-35, but no Cherry Wood RC-7s. All because I didn't want to go back on my word to the dealer. Unfortuntely the dealer salesman didn't have a like motto!

So if anyone comes across a new in the box RC-7 in Cherry, please let me know where.

I have sent multiple e-mails to Klipsch, but they don't answer their e-mails at customer service. I guess I am too small of a customer? The attitude of these stores toward customers is amazing.

Of course, these are the local "authorized" stores. The online stores have been responsive and good to their word, when I finally went that direction to get what was still available after I realized I was getting "played" by my dealer. I actually wish I had started with them and I am going to lean in that direction in the future.

I made the mistake of thinking I had some leverage if I bought local. I am discovering that the online stores actually care about their ratings. The local store carries no rating system.
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I have had mixed advice on mixing the RC-64 with the RF-7. I am still hoping to find a new Cherry Wood RC-7 somewhere. My local Klipsch dealer stood me up on a six week order with daily promises that it was being shipped. I didn't buy elsewhere when they were available, because I had repeated assurances that my multiple speakers were enroute. Six weeks enroute and they finally told me the only thing they had for sure was the RC-7.

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I made the mistake of thinking I had some leverage if I bought local. I am discovering that the online stores actually care about their ratings. The local store carries no rating system.

I feel your pain. I love my Klipsch speakers but have become disenchanted with the whole retail situation regarding purchasing and auditioning Klipsch speakers. There seems to be a major disconnect between Loyal Customer=>
That being said I would hold out for the RC-7. Mine work seamlessly with my RF-7's and RB-75's in different Ht's. If the RC-64 is better--It can't be by much, imo.
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I haven't seen any post on the Klipsch rvx-54 home theater system. Does anyone own one? I just bought one but have to wait to set it up when we move into our new house. Can't wait!

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RVX-54 Floorstanders
RVX-42 Center
RSX-4 Surrounds
RW-12d Subwoofer

Powered by a Pioneer VSX-74TXVi receiver.
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New member here... Also a happy heritage-line owner. I find Klipsch are a wonderful fit for HT because HT is all about dynamics, and that's what Klipsch is all about: effortless dynamics. Plus, they sound great and pull the disappearing act so easily on stereo content that people swear that the center speaker is working when it isn't.

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I currently have the RF-7's and the RC-7 Center Channel, but I need some rear spearkers to fill out my home theater setup. I'm thinking about picking up the RS-7, but I was wondering if anyone had any other recomendations? I wouldn't mind finding a cheaper option, if possible. Any input is appreciated!

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Last week I picked up a pair of KSF 10.5 towers in the rosewood finish for $40 apiece (!). One of the binding posts had snapped off, but a spade still grips it perfectly. I'm currently switching between them and my Polk RT800i's in the bedroom, depending on the mood I'm in.
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Last week I picked up a pair of KSF 10.5 towers in the rosewood finish for $40 apiece (!).

Klipsch doesn't have enough of a historic market share in Canada for us to find bargains like that. Good for you!

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I currently have the RF-7's and the RC-7 Center Channel, but I need some rear spearkers to fill out my home theater setup. I'm thinking about picking up the RS-7, but I was wondering if anyone had any other recomendations? I wouldn't mind finding a cheaper option, if possible. Any input is appreciated!

Brian

You could ask on the Klipsch forums if you don't get useful replies here. I'd stay as close as possible to the family, perhaps dropping down to (used?) RS-35 or RS-3, or pergaps a bookself rather than a sprayer, Hope this helps a little.

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Brian I just bought 4 rs-7s at what I thougth was a pretty good deal. I did it on line and the supplier was great. I also bought 4 rf-7s from the same place. I am having trouble figuring out why i have dealt locally with the same store for all my stuff for so long. It has bought me zero loyalty. The online place is concerned about their online ratings. If only I could rate my local store.
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Ethan Allen keep an eye on e-bay, I seen quite a few of those RC-7 on there.
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Here's my setup:

RF82 for L and R
RC64 for C
RS52 for surrounds
Earthquake sub for low ends.
Denon 2805 as preamp
Rotel 1075 to drive all 5 channels
Infocus SP5000
I really would like to upgrade my RF82 to 63 to match up my center to mains, but my room is just currently too small for such powerful speakers. Can't wait until I get a bigger room to run a full RF63, RC64, RS62, RB61 and kicking SVS sub driven by Rotel separates.
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I must check e-bay five times a day looking for one.

There used to be many new ones there about two weeks ago, but the ones there now are used and some have dented cones.

A used speaker is a difficult thing to buy sight unseen. I am sure there are many good ones, but a picture doesn't quite tell the story. I have thousands of dollars of brand new cherry Klipsch speakers but I am missing the one that is the center of the sound and display. Like a blemish on the nose; it is hard to miss.

I may go for a black and keep looking for the cherry. At least the sound will be right.

I wish I could satisfy myself that a RC-64 would sound not just all right but spectacular with all the RF-7s in the room. I know this is personal taste, but the crossovers are different and the timber is different and I would rather buy the RC-64 for the next room I do.

I really appreciate the help.
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I am running 4 RF-7s with an RC-7 center. I am pushing them with an Harman Kardon avr and I love it. I have heard many systems but nothing I have heard personaly can compare to my own setup. Klipsch just blows everything away when it comes to Home Theater. There is a reason every theater across the country uses horns in their theater.
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Another Klipsch owner here. RF-5 and four matching in wall's for the family room.

Question though..

Building the home theater and can get the discontinued rf-5 home theater system or the new RF-52 home theatre system.

Can anyone comment on the difference between the two? I love my RF-5's and want a similar sound in the HT
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I've been a Klipsch owner since April, I started with 2 RB-75s and an RC-35. I was away from my speakers all summer and forgot how satisfied I was, so I gave in to the upgrade demon. A week ago I replaced my center with an RC-7 and today got my local dealer's last pair of new RF-7s. This is all setup in my bedroom that is only 11 x 14 ft. I really truly could not be happier now, and hope to be a Klipsch owner for many years.
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My humble Klipsch setup (compared to all that reference stuff):

Fronts: F-1's
Surround: SB-2's

I got a REL Quake as sub and I'm perfectly happy with that, not gonna change it for a Klipsch. Need/want a Klipsch center though (currently Acoustic Energy).

Looking at current C-1 or older SC-1, any thoughts?
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At Last!! I upgraded my speakers to Klipsch. Just got the RC62 center channel, the RF62 will arrive next week. Got a very good deal at local UE.
I have/had polk 6200 sats for the last 5 years, i wanted to go for floor standing and did a lot of reading, went looking for Rti10s, fell in love with RF-62s. i played them side by side like 10 times, with all DVD clippings the store had. WOW, the 62s BLOW!!. Now i am out of cash, will take a while to get the other half - RS-42s..
last night, i replaced my polk center with RC-62.. all i hear is the center.. its dominating...
I plan do drive the entire 5.1 with my existing Denon 1802, i know its old. but should i be concerned?
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If the center is dominating it's not properly positioned and/or configured...Oh wait...you haven't got the RF62's yet...I'm sure the center will blend in nicely when you got those floorstanders!
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Just upgraded form SVS SB-01, bought the RF-82, RC-64 and the RS-52. The RF-82 arrived yesterday and I must say they are sweat. Much better mid-bass and bass compared to the RB-75's and not as aggressive, the RF-82 seems to be better balanced in the mid-range as well.

Just sold my RB-75's which got me wanting more of the Klipsch sound in the first place. Can not wait for the rC-64 and RS-52 to arrive.
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I plan do drive the entire 5.1 with my existing Denon 1802, i know its old. but should i be concerned?

I wouldn't worry...driving my K-horns with a Denon AVR-3200 (through two McIntosh MC-250's). No problem.
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Picked up a pair of Rosewood KSF10.5s mint off craigslist for $40 apiece. Right now they're not in use because I don't have enough amps for all my speakers, but eventually I believe they'll be side surrounds in my bedroom setup.
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Anyone have a C7(prefer black) or some KSPS6s for sale?
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I wouldn't worry...driving my K-horns with a Denon AVR-3200 (through two McIntosh MC-250's). No problem.

I thought you meant to reassure him?

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Got my RC-64 today Holy crap what a beast! Looks awesome though, the finish seems to be more exquisite than that of my RF-82.


Im considering selling the RF-82 and use the rest of my budget for RF-83 instead of an extra pb-10 or RS-52.

Currently I have a pair of B&W for rears and frankly I want to prioritize bass and front LCR first... Would definitely be nice to have the 1.25" driver in the left and right channel as well as the center...

What do you guys think? How big is the difference, do they use the same bass driver? Im not willing to spend double the amount for some bass extension since I cross over at 80hz and the RF-82 goes well below one octave of my xo.

So I guess the 1.25" titanium driver is the biggest difference, but in the RF-83 its crossed at 1600hz as opposed to 2000hz of the RF-82 so it has a wider frequency range to work even though its slightly bigger. Decisions decisions
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There is a big difference in sound between the RF-82 and RF-83. The RF-83 is a more refined sound. I have both and had them side by side for while listing to different music and movies. I bought the RF-83 before I bought the RF-82. The RF-82 was purchased for rear speakers, but I did a compare the two to see if the price difference was worth it. It is. No contest between the two.
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A question on another thread:

Aside from the price difference, how does Heresy II compare to the RB81 in listening tests?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post8482792

Anyone want to answer that one? I haven't heard the RB81...

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My history with Klipsch started when my best friend had a pair of KG .5 bookshelf speakers along with a dual 8" passive Klipsch sub at least 10 years ago.

That prompted me to go with a Klipsch center channel when I got a Dolby Pro-Logic system a couple years later.

4 years ago I visited a friend's house who said I needed to hear his speakers. They were RF-7s, in Maple finish I believe. We listened to so many CDs and concert DVDs that night I can't even remember all of them. I was blown away by the clarity of every instrument and voice that I heard.

I decided to buy a pair of RF-25s a little over a year ago. I found a pair that were NIB on eBay for $360+shipping. Enjoyed them for 6 months when I found a pair of RF-7s on craigslist for $1000 that were only 1 year old. I ended up making $100 when I re-sold the RF-25s on eBay. I sold my old Klipsch KV1 center channel and also 2 pairs of Definitive Technology satellite speakers to pay for the difference for the RF-7s.

I decided I needed to buy some equipment that was better matched to the RF-7s so within the past few months I bought a harman/kardon HK3480 2 channel amp, harman/kardon DVD-31 DVD-A player and a Cambridge Audio D300se CD player.

Within the past week I also installed 2" acoustic wedge tiles to treat first reflection points and also made some corner bass absorbers that helped smooth out the boomy bass in my basement and now everything sounds incredible!


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Could somebody tell me, why RF-52 is 34Hz-23kHz +/-3dB but RF-62 is 38Hz-23kHz +/-3dB ?

So the RF-52 has better bass with smaller box/drivers, or it's just typo on their web page?
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How much are they worth KG4.5 (front), KV 1 (centre) and KG 1.5 (surround)? I intend to sell this classics as i'll be getting new speakers. or should i just keep them?

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