Originally Posted by rivlinm
Thanks for your help everyone.... Going to pick them up Sunday.
Should be a nice improvement from my Synergy F-20!!!! What should be the next upgrade? Amp or new center? Should I move my f-20 to replace my rear RS-42ii? It'll be a mismatched mess for a little while, I know.
Definitely have a listen before you leave with them. I have a pair that are nearly 30 years old with the original crossover and they sound amazing still. That said, I'm sure its not the case for all of them.
As far as how to power them, I have mine being powered with an old mid range pioneer receiver and they sound fine with it. Don't get fooled with all the hype about needing more wattage to properly drive these speakers. They need approx 2 watts to reach reference levels on movies. And that 2 watts is for the pair.
As far as upgrading the other speakers, just hold off for a bit. I'd keep what I have and move some stuff around and see what you think. It all may work well together. If you don't like the sound after a couple weeks go looking for other heritage lines like heresy's or something bigger. I'm using 3 kpt-100's for center and surrounds. There's a member of the klipsch forum (rigma) that has about 60 of those left for sale. They came out of an imax theater that had been renovated and can be had very cheap.