Originally Posted by jonathanR
I noticed you have Klipsch 82. I have RF-7 up front, but I'm still using my Onkyo875 to push them along with RC7 and other klipsh in-walls for surround. How big of a difference did it make when you powered your fronts with a QSC GX5? Night & Day?
Some say the Klipsch don't come alive untill you really put some power behind them. Di you have to use an ART box or directly from your reciver preout to the QSC GX5?
those are nice speakers you have
i just used the pre outs from my
AVR - which is a marantz 7002 - i first used it with the AVR before getting the amp. - did it sound good - YES - it did - but i felt like the 82's could do more - more kick - it seems as if i really pushed the marantz - the 82 could take more - so i decided to try the GX5 - should be more than enough power to run loud and clean - i got the GX5 for its power - price and its a QSC - they are a good brand - but also because it made it easy for me to connect it - i used the pre outs - and rca to the AVR - thats it -
i keep the GX5 powered on all the time - connected to the AVR and a Belkin pure av pf60 conditioner which i connect everything to - so when i turn on the AVR with the remote - the amp turns on with it - and when i turn it off - it turns off with the AVR - so i dont have to flip the switch all the time on and off on the GX5 - i spoke to QSC about it - and they said it wont do any harm to leave it this way -
now i did notice more kick - i feel the 82's really kick hard if i push it up -
but i feel they are comfortable being played - they dont strain or sound as if its too much - - now i am sure if you push the amp alot near its max - then yeah - the 82's might give out at some point - but i have not reached that point yet
its just too loud to leave at that level for long other than a drum solo from Rush - or something - i put the gains at least half way mark - but i have to moved them a bit higher a while back just to see - and i left them there - so i can get the full power of the amp with out going very high on the AVR volume -
i been down to about -10 db at most - and its Very Loud - at about -15 db its LOUD - then each db lower i go - makes a hugh difference -
i might have hit -5 db and 0 db maybe once just to see - but cant leave it there -- plus i do live in an apt.
so i have to take it easy -
with your speakers - it should be even better - they can handle more power then the 82's - i wish i would have gotten those instead - they werent being made when i was ready and didnt keep up with all the speakers at the time -
i went from my KG3's to RF82's - last time i was looking for new speakers - the KLF 30's where the ones i wanted - couldnt do it - was married and no room --
i had my amp for over a year and no problems at all - only thing i did was replace the Fan to a quiet model - because i use it for my HT system - and its a little bit loud for quiet HT movies etc. - plus i can hear everything - and it bothered me - now its quiet and not a issue at all -
you can leave the fan if it dosnt bother you - not a big deal really - with music is ok - you dont hear it - its with movies - quiet music maybe - etc. -
now i am curious to how the AVR sounds with out the amp - maybe i just use the AVR alone with the amp to hear the difference - its been so long -
i went with pro audio amps for a few reasons - i used them before and they are solid and powerful - never had problems - lasted for ever the last pro audio amp i had - i had it 18 years and its still working -
but i needed something lighter than 60 pounds to move around and something small - i only had enough room to add a pro audio size amp in my audio stand - so it was perfect for me - its the only silver unit in my stand - but i can live with it - its a nice color -- i would recommend it -
plus you have 30 days to listen - if its not good for you - ship it back -
post back if you get it and tell me what you think - has to put a smile on you