Originally Posted by remedy1978
Like I said in an earlier post, I have the same exact system. I listened to the 1000, then the 500, there was no contest. The 1000 sounded 10 times better to my ears. I no longer have the 1120, but on my Onkyo I have the crossover set to 120hz. Having called Klipsch, that is what they suggested as well. That way, I am not losing anything between 120hz and 150hz.
I'm fairly confident that they lied to you... you still have the gap. Regardless of the various crossover settings on the sub and receiver, none of the speakers in that particular set provide coverage between 120-150Hz, so it's simply not possible to close the gap (completely) without different speakers.
Your coverage of the spectrum with the AVR and sub crossovers set at 120 will be the exact same as Cincy's set at 150... with the same gap.
It's the fault of the speakers, not the various AVRs.
In fact, it's a rather large flaw in that kit... Think about it, your speakers and sub can never truly "cross over" with one another, which ain't good. The entire point of a crossover is to smoothly hand the responsibilities off from one set of speakers to another. That transition needs to be as seamless as possible, and a 30Hz gap in the lows is far from seamless.
No offense, but if the published specs for that kit are accurate, I'd get my money back...
EDIT: Below is a thread discussing this issue, and Klipsch's email response sounds an awful lot like bullsh*t... they claim:
Speakers will play a bit lower than the suggested low frequency spec
," so "you should be fine
That type of language is straight out of the Bose playbook...http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/p/128828/1305882.aspx
EDIT2: After looking into this a little further, it sounds like every
"satellite" system has a gap in the mid-bass -- some larger, some smaller -- so the Klipsch kits are not unique in that regard, and their gaps are supposedly the smallest of the bunch... /shrug