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post #18961 of 35176
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Originally Posted by rdeyoung View Post

Hey guys,

I just recently moved and just got done setting up my klipsch speakers and AV, and noticed that when there is alot of volume activity coming through the center channel, it sounds majorly distorted or clipped.

My current setup consists of a Pioneer Elite reciever, Klipsch RC64 Center and Klipsch RF-5s for the Front speakers (no rears yet ) and a PS3 set to use Linear PCM. I did the MCACC auto calibration - but it didnt fix the problem. I vaguely remember having to set up something a certain way to avoid this problem in the past, but I cant remember!

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

Hey again,

So I figured out that the far left speaker in the center channel (RC-64) is bad. It sounded very distorted and I noticed that part of the rubber surrounding the speaker was deformed. I took the speaker apart and dislocated that speaker and put everything back together. At that point I did a quick test and came to the conclusion that the problem lies with that speaker, as I didnt hear any distortion after I disconnected it.

Now comes to the real question - I dont remember hearing this before I moved (I hired some peeps to move all my stuff). I have a pretty good ear and noticed the distortion right away when I got everything hooked back up. I keep the grill on at all times and would never touch the speakers themselves. So Im not entirely sure how it got this way. Since I dont remember hearing it before I moved, and now I do - should I have the discussion with the moving company about possible damages to replace the RC-64? Or if I cant, how much would it cost to replace just that one bad speaker? I looked on Klipsch's website and couldnt find any replacement parts.
post #18962 of 35176
Call Klipsch they do have replacement speakers and they are reasonably priced. I have a RF-5 that I replaced a woofer in for about $60.
post #18963 of 35176
I rec'd my RC-64II from Acoustic Sound Design today. First pic is grille on, 2nd grille off. I was concerned re: buying 'b-stock;' to a lesser degree, how it would blend aesthetically w/ StandOut Designs cherry 62" Haven cabinet.

It sounds/looks friggin' awesome.... when i upgrade my fronts to RB81s, I think I will go w/ cherry. Mike @ ASD resolved one minor issue instantly, I will definitely be a repeat customer.

I recalibrated w/ my AVR Yamaha YPAO, which isn't exactly a professional calibration, but good enough for me. Then, I watched most of "Alien." Tom Skerritt's scene when he's moving through the tunnels, hearing his breathing becoming labored.... wow. That's all I can say for now, wow, wow, wow.
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post #18964 of 35176
Wow, it just fits right in there! Congrats!!
post #18965 of 35176
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

He is trying to upsell you by telling you the truth, and it probably won't even give you 75. Yes on the separate amps. Check out the emotiva UMC-1 for pre/pro, I've heard good things about it and it's fairly inexpensive and comes with a big ol discount for the new emotiva that is coming out this year (xmc-1 I think?). Speakers like that are going to love more power and you will be able to push them like they should be. I hope this helps =^)

the Emotiva UMC-1 is a disaster . I M H O don't even consider it .It's been plagued with problems since they 1st came out.
The Emotiva AMPs are great !
If you want to go seperates look @ the Onkyo TX-NR818 about to be released
that unit has Audyssey XT32 9.2 pre/pro outlets , Excellent Video processing ...

the thread on those units ...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1403172
post #18966 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

the Emotiva UMC-1 is a disaster . I M H O don't even consider it .It's been plagued with problems since they 1st came out.
The Emotiva AMPs are great !
If you want to go seperates look @ the Onkyo TX-NR818 about to be released
that unit has Audyssey XT32 9.2 pre/pro outlets , Excellent Video processing ...

the thread on those units ...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1403172

I've read about some of the problems, but a lot of them have been fixed with firmware updates, and for only $500 with a $600 discount on the upgrade, it's really not that bad of a deal.
post #18967 of 35176
I'm thinking of upgrading to a pair of RF-82II to replace the 52's I have now,
My question is would it be overkill seeing I have 2 subs already or would it make
A big difference?
post #18968 of 35176
good...
post #18969 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAmmer32261 View Post

I'm thinking of upgrading to a pair of RF-82II to replace the 52's I have now,
My question is would it be overkill seeing I have 2 subs already or would it make
A big difference?

Maybe a tad punchier midbass.
post #18970 of 35176
I think the difference would be marginal. Paying for marginal upgrades is expensive. I'd wait until you could jump a little more up the ladder.
post #18971 of 35176
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

I think the difference would be marginal. Paying for marginal upgrades is expensive. I'd wait until you could jump a little more up the ladder.

What would you suggest Tony?
post #18972 of 35176
For my ears, differences are fairly small in the 52,62,82 line up, particularly when you cross to a sub. The bump to the 63,83 RF7 line offers a more significant difference. Another option is the THX U2 line and then the Heritage options.

My point isn't to suggest an upgrade because "bigger is better", it's simply that there is a distinct change that happens just above the RF82. Of course, that comes at a cost. But it doesn't have to if you shop the used market.
post #18973 of 35176
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

For my ears, differences are fairly small in the 52,62,82 line up, particularly when you cross to a sub. The bump to the 63,83 RF7 line offers a more significant difference. Another option is the THX U2 line and then the Heritage options.

My point isn't to suggest an upgrade because "bigger is better", it's simply that there is a distinct change that happens just above the RF82. Of course, that comes at a cost. But it doesn't have to if you shop the used market.

Thx for the advice Tony I'll check those models out
post #18974 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

the Emotiva UMC-1 is a disaster . I M H O don't even consider it .It's been plagued with problems since they 1st came out.
The Emotiva AMPs are great !
If you want to go seperates look @ the Onkyo TX-NR818 about to be released
that unit has Audyssey XT32 9.2 pre/pro outlets , Excellent Video processing ...

the thread on those units ...
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1403172

The UMC- in some respects has been a disaster. So has Onkyo.

I was fortunate to get a UMC that is not a disaster. I got the latest update anyway. If one prefers RC then UMC is definitely to be avoided. IMO the sound quality of the UMC is excellent.
post #18975 of 35176
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Originally Posted by MUDCAT45 View Post

The UMC- in some respects has been a disaster. So has Onkyo.

I was fortunate to get a UMC that is not a disaster. I got the latest update anyway. If one prefers RC then UMC is definitely to be avoided. IMO the sound quality of the UMC is excellent.

I would not be in a hurry to sell the old AVR, you might need it as back up.
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post #18976 of 35176
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

I would not be in a hurry to sell the old AVR, you might need it as back up.

that is lesson learned the Hard Way I never sell the old AVR's anymore ...Never know when you gonna need back up ... my Onk 5008 has taken a dump ..$ 2+K AVR ...
post #18977 of 35176
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

For my ears, differences are fairly small in the 52,62,82 line up, particularly when you cross to a sub. The bump to the 63,83 RF7 line offers a more significant difference. Another option is the THX U2 line and then the Heritage options.

My point isn't to suggest an upgrade because "bigger is better", it's simply that there is a distinct change that happens just above the RF82. Of course, that comes at a cost. But it doesn't have to if you shop the used market.

I tracked down a really nice pair of 83's getting them next week
post #18978 of 35176
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Originally Posted by willybguy View Post

I rec'd my RC-64II from Acoustic Sound Design today. First pic is grille on, 2nd grille off. I was concerned re: buying 'b-stock;' to a lesser degree, how it would blend aesthetically w/ StandOut Designs cherry 62" Haven cabinet.

It sounds/looks friggin' awesome.... when i upgrade my fronts to RB81s, I think I will go w/ cherry. Mike @ ASD resolved one minor issue instantly, I will definitely be a repeat customer.

I recalibrated w/ my AVR Yamaha YPAO, which isn't exactly a professional calibration, but good enough for me. Then, I watched most of "Alien." Tom Skerritt's scene when he's moving through the tunnels, hearing his breathing becoming labored.... wow. That's all I can say for now, wow, wow, wow.

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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

Wow, it just fits right in there! Congrats!!

It has about 3" to spare .... I can't imagine how you do this in a small city space without a cabinet.

So far, I notice my volume can be lower, but dialogue is easier to hear.

I'm repurposing an Infinity 750 (10") sub from a 2nd system i used to have in bedroom, and the marriage of the sub and new 64 surprised me. The base doesn't seem just from the sub, it sounded/felt like it was coming from everywhere. I didn't realize the center channel could balance out base as much as it seems to. Watching Alien, then a segment of American Idol with several full orchestrations to one simple acoustic guitar, the difference is amazing. I had to keep rewinding and playing certain parts again to hear it.
post #18979 of 35176
Here's a pedestrian question: I have four RB61 (two series one, two series two) that I'd like to find stands for. Any thoughts?

I'm looking for something that can't be easily knocked over but also a design that doesn't look imposing in the room (hence the four RB61's instead of floor standing models up front).
post #18980 of 35176
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

I would not be in a hurry to sell the old AVR, you might need it as back up.

Haven't heard a UMC have you Mike?

I have too much back up equipment now. Brandon keeps trying to find more for me.
post #18981 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post


that is lesson learned the Hard Way I never sell the old AVR's anymore ...Never know when you gonna need back up ... my Onk 5008 has taken a dump ..$ 2+K AVR ...

Getting it repaired? Hopefully it's under warranty.
post #18982 of 35176
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Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

For my ears, differences are fairly small in the 52,62,82 line up, particularly when you cross to a sub. The bump to the 63,83 RF7 line offers a more significant difference. Another option is the THX U2 line and then the Heritage options.

My point isn't to suggest an upgrade because "bigger is better", it's simply that there is a distinct change that happens just above the RF82. Of course, that comes at a cost. But it doesn't have to if you shop the used market.

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Originally Posted by HAmmer32261 View Post

What would you suggest Tony?

I would agree with tony. I started out with RF62s about 4-5 years ago. Reson I bought the 62s, is because I didnt hear the difference between the 62 and 82 to warrant more money. About a year or so into having them, I upgraded to the RF63s and RC64. The 63s were a definite change. Way more punchier, more dynamics etc..

Sorry to say I sold all that, but couldnt be happier with my new setup.
post #18983 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAmmer32261 View Post

I tracked down a really nice pair of 83's getting them next week

You move fast! Those will be a large enough change to put a big smile on your face!

I don't think you've mentioned the center channel, did you? Whatever you used with your 52's will work for an interum, but you should consider the RC64 when you can. A third 83 would be the best, but hard to find and place.

Please post some photos and impressions when you get them set up. After a session or two, I hope you still feel the advice was worthy.
post #18984 of 35176
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Originally Posted by MUDCAT45 View Post

Haven't heard a UMC have you Mike?

I have too much back up equipment now. Brandon keeps trying to find more for me.

No, I have not heard one either. Briefly considered one, when they first came out. Glad I passed on it. I am using Denon 4311 for processing. Love what XT32 and SubEQ does for the sound.
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post #18985 of 35176
Quote:
Originally Posted by tony123 View Post

For my ears, differences are fairly small in the 52,62,82 line up, particularly when you cross to a sub. The bump to the 63,83 RF7 line offers a more significant difference. Another option is the THX U2 line and then the Heritage options.

My point isn't to suggest an upgrade because "bigger is better", it's simply that there is a distinct change that happens just above the RF82. Of course, that comes at a cost. But it doesn't have to if you shop the used market.

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Originally Posted by HAmmer32261 View Post

I tracked down a really nice pair of 83's getting them next week

Good for you! Report back!
post #18986 of 35176
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Originally Posted by willybguy View Post

It has about 3" to spare .... I can't imagine how you do this in a small city space without a cabinet.

So far, I notice my volume can be lower, but dialogue is easier to hear.

I'm repurposing an Infinity 750 (10") sub from a 2nd system i used to have in bedroom, and the marriage of the sub and new 64 surprised me. The base doesn't seem just from the sub, it sounded/felt like it was coming from everywhere. I didn't realize the center channel could balance out base as much as it seems to. Watching Alien, then a segment of American Idol with several full orchestrations to one simple acoustic guitar, the difference is amazing. I had to keep rewinding and playing certain parts again to hear it.

It's always nice to hear a success story.
post #18987 of 35176
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Originally Posted by yvrmike View Post

Here's a pedestrian question: I have four RB61 (two series one, two series two) that I'd like to find stands for. Any thoughts?

I'm looking for something that can't be easily knocked over but also a design that doesn't look imposing in the room (hence the four RB61's instead of floor standing models up front).

I use these now for my current surrounds: http://www.amazon.com/OmniMount-HTS2...7353283&sr=8-4

I just purchased these for my RB-81iis: http://www.amazon.com/VTI-BLE101-Sur...7353319&sr=1-1
post #18988 of 35176
Dear klipsch owners... Does anyone in here own the Jubilees? I'd love to here some first hand experiences...
post #18989 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post


that is lesson learned the Hard Way I never sell the old AVR's anymore ...Never know when you gonna need back up ... my Onk 5008 has taken a dump ..$ 2+K AVR ...

Hopefully it's under warranty. If not take a look at a 4311. I really like my A100
post #18990 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Nickff View Post

I use these now for my current surrounds: http://www.amazon.com/OmniMount-HTS2...7353283&sr=8-4

I just purchased these for my RB-81iis: http://www.amazon.com/VTI-BLE101-Sur...7353319&sr=1-1

Thanks Nick. I didn't realize until now the RB-81's were not that much larger (taller, a little wider) than the RB-61's.

Have you received the stands for your 81s? How are they for stability? We'll have a table diverting traffic flow away from them but a brush against them is bound to happen from time to time.

The surrounds will be out of the way of regular traffic, but have teenagers in the house so... stuff happens.
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