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post #19111 of 35233
I had to change my plans, is running rb 81 in front and rb 61 in the rears overkill?
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Originally Posted by e84cooper View Post

I had to change my plans, is running rb 81 in front and rb 61 in the rears overkill?

No...
post #19113 of 35233
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(With the new forum look, threads are more difficult to find for me...)
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The new look may grow on me but right now not a fan.

I agree but found a glitch that may make me reconsider. biggrin.gif
post #19114 of 35233
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Originally Posted by e84cooper View Post

I had to change my plans, is running rb 81 in front and rb 61 in the rears overkill?

I'm not sure where you started from but if you have sufficient subwooferage and are running 7.1 they could be exactly what you need.
post #19115 of 35233
in my opinion over kill or not... When you tune them in an give the them the power...to me they sound amazing....so I have 4 of themmm. eek.gifeek.gif
post #19116 of 35233
Currently I have the 61s up front with a rc 52 and sw112! Im adding rb 81 and later on down the rd a pair of rs 52 as sides
post #19117 of 35233
I put this in the Klipsch forum, thought I would post it here too.

I've had my new speakers for a couple months so I thought I would *try* to write a review of sorts of my setup. I've only had one other speaker system which was a harmon kardon HKTS-18 7.1 setup so this is what I'm comparing to as far as my experience. I thought they were pretty decent and will be set up in the bedroom as soon as my other AVR comes in. I wanted to get some floor standers for my next set up and after a bit of research I went with Klipsch. I wish I could have had the opportunity to hear some other brands, but I have absolutely no regrets in my purchase since having them and listening to them. Movies are a whole new experience and I've been re-watching a lot movies just to see how they sound. I know that I probably could have saved some money on my surrounds and rear surrounds by going a bit smaller, but my whole thing was that I wanted to future proof and be able to rock out in any room I may ever have. Being in the military, I move more than the average person and who knows what kind of house I'll end up in next. I also didn't want to worry about upgrading and having the 'what if' question in my head. It was my first major stereo purchase and I wanted to get what I wanted to get. I would have loved to go with RF-7II and RC-64II, but that was a touch out of my price range. I was lucky the wife let me do what I did, and again, no complaints/regrets and I really don't see myself upgrading to those anytime soon, if ever.

RF-82II - Kind of hard to review in HT as they blend well with the center channel. I guess the best way I can describe them as being very full sounding. I hear details in the soundtrack that I never really heard before. I also love listening to music with them in stereo. I haven't done extensive music listening as I usually just throw last.fm on when I'm getting ready for work in the morning, but when I'm sitting there and actually listening I just can't help but appreciate the sound coming from them and that's even from an internet streaming source. I need to start listening to my CD collection again. I would love to give these things some more power, and will be able to do that when my new 4311 comes in, so I may have more to say about these in the near future.

RC-62II - I wasn't expecting a center channel to be this large, ha ha. Especially after going from what I had before. Dialogue is always clear and again, I'm hearing new things all the time. There are times that I have to turn it up if I'm listening at low volumes (1 year old sleeping). I can't really blame this on the speaker but more on the dynamic range of movie recordings. If I'm listening at the volume I normally listen at, I'm never straining to hear what they are saying, which I did sometimes on my last center channel.

RS-62II - Some of you may find this odd, but I have to say these are probably my favorite part of my system. The surround sounds are the best part of watching 5.1/7.1 movies imo. Every time I watch a movie I comment to my wife that I love surround sound and my speakers. I really like the dispersive sound of the RSs. I'm sure I would have been happy with direct firing speakers as well, but for the surrounds I absolutely love the bipole sound. There are times when 5.1 sounds like 7.1 the way the sound moves behind you, it just seems really seamless from right to left or vice versa like the sound is also moving across the rear surrounds. I would highly recommend trying out some bipoles in your system if you don't have them. They aren't for everybody, but they are definitely for me and if I ever buy another system, I will be going with bipoles again.

RB-81II - I feel bad using these as rear surrounds because I feel they would work very well as front speakers and they don't get much usage. I'm not really a fan of using matrixed settings as I prefer to listen to the soundtrack as it was intended. Hopefully more and more 7.1 movies keep getting released so they get more use. When they do get used, they sound fantastic. The last movie I watched with 7.1 was Transformers 3 and holy cow! Every speaker in the system got a work out including these. They just tie everything together and just like every other speaker they are clear and full sounding. I don't have too much more to say about these because of their lack of usage, but I'm glad they are back there when I need them.

SW-115 - I can only compare this to the 10" sub I had before, but I am far from dissatisfied with this thing. It blends extremely well with the rest of my system and can rumble the house when it needs to. I'm sure it could even sound better with some tweaking or different placement, but with my small space I'm a bit limited in experimentation. At any rate, I think it sounds awesome *all* the time. With movies it rumbles and punches just like it should, and with music it sings. The sound is tight with no 'boomyness'. With music, it compliments the 82 IIs very nicely. Again, bass notes are tight and pronounced but not overpowering. I think it sounds perfect with the rest of my system and will be picking another one up when I save up the money. I wish I had more experience with some of the internet direct sub companies to make more of a comparison, but I can tell you that this sub sounds great to me, and in the end, that's all that matters.

This is my first 'review' of these speakers. I hope you all enjoyed reading. If you can't tell, I really love my new speakers and my wife is quickly becoming a fan as well. I have not gotten any harshness or fatiguing that I've heard you can get with Klipsch. Maybe the newer ones are toned down a tad to avoid this. I can and will recommend Klipsch to anybody wanting to buy HT speakers. I'm definitely a fan =^)
post #19118 of 35233
Went to HiFi Buys in Nashville to look for new speakers. Compared the RC-62 and RC-52 center channels. Interestingly, I much preferred the 52. I found the 62 to be much more bright and harsh in the top-end as well as more cupped-hands sounding in midrange. My wife, who is not an audiophile, also felt the 52 was superior. I was not expecting this. I also listened to the RC-64 in another room and thought it sounded similar to the RC-52.
post #19119 of 35233
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

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...RB-81II - I feel bad using these as rear surrounds because I feel they would work very well as front speakers and they don't get much usage. I'm not really a fan of using matrixed settings as I prefer to listen to the soundtrack as it was intended. Hopefully more and more 7.1 movies keep getting released so they get more use. When they do get used, they sound fantastic...

It sounds like you have a nice Home Theater. I too have a 7.1 (using 2 RSW subs)HT with large RB-75s in the back and RF-3 towers at the side and prefer direct radiating speakers as surrounds/rears with the surround information coming towards me from different directions instead of being dispersed from 2 locations...I REALLY like how my Denon AVR-4806 handles multichannel music converting it to 7.1 and on most disks it actually sounds like there is a rear channel back there. Of course every room is different and YMMV.
post #19120 of 35233
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

It sounds like you have a nice Home Theater. I too have a 7.1 (using 2 RSW subs)HT with large RB-75s in the back and RF-3 towers at the side and prefer direct radiating speakers as surrounds/rears with the surround information coming towards me from different directions instead of being dispersed from 2 locations...I REALLY like how my Denon AVR-4806 handles multichannel music converting it to 7.1 and on most disks it actually sounds like there is a rear channel back there. Of course every room is different and YMMV.

Nice gear. I had 7.2 before I moved the Heresy II for fronts in bedroom.

I had my Cornwalls (fronts) RC-62 (center) Heresy II (rears) RS3- II sides and two Klipsch Synergy Sub 12 300/650 Bash with a Yamaha RX-V1900 7.2 HD AVR 130X7

in very small 10X14 den. I was suprised the Yamaha room correction program (YPAO) tuned the different timber Klipsch Heritage with the Reference Series

as they are much brighter sounding.great on HD Blurays. 2 channel I like the Heritage horns a bit better, my 1979 Corns have been in the family from day one.

5.2 in this smaller room shakes the windows.
post #19121 of 35233
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Originally Posted by djPerfectTrip View Post

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Glad you are pleased with your system.
I don't know which AVR you have now, but the Denon has dynamic EQ and dynamic volume which may help with the low volume dialog.
Don't be afraid to bump the center channel trim up a couple of dB either, I think a lot of movies have the dialog track mixed to low (of course this is probably just my middle aged ears).
post #19122 of 35233
^^^As of now I have an Onkyo 706. I think in the past on my last system I did turn the center channel up. It's not *too* much of an issue now, just every once in a while so I haven't messed with the settings that Audyssey set other than the crossover points.
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

It sounds like you have a nice Home Theater. I too have a 7.1 (using 2 RSW subs)HT with large RB-75s in the back and RF-3 towers at the side and prefer direct radiating speakers as surrounds/rears with the surround information coming towards me from different directions instead of being dispersed from 2 locations...I REALLY like how my Denon AVR-4806 handles multichannel music converting it to 7.1 and on most disks it actually sounds like there is a rear channel back there. Of course every room is different and YMMV.
What surround setting do you use to convert your music to 7.1? Or are you talking about SACD?
post #19123 of 35233
[quote name="djPerfectTrip" url="/t/680426/klipsch-owner-thread/19110#post_22117960} What surround setting do you use to convert your music to 7.1? Or are you talking about SACD?[/quote]

On my AVR I use THX Movie or Music mode with Audyssey Flat settings for DVDs....On DVD-A/SACD I use the simple Denon matrix function which seems to send things encoded in both the 4th and 5th channel to the back while things encoded in either to the right or the left...There are several Talking Heads songs on DVD-A that are great demos and actually seemed designed for this kind of playback...You hear David Byrne's voice start from the front and travel around you including to the back speakers as if an independent channel....Then the bass notes hit and you realize why this material is so Awesome. cool.gif
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

[quote name="djPerfectTrip" url="/t/680426/klipsch-owner-thread/19110#post_22117960} What surround setting do you use to convert your music to 7.1? Or are you talking about SACD?
On my AVR I use THX Movie or Music mode with Audyssey Flat settings for DVDs....On DVD-A/SACD I use the simple Denon matrix function which seems to send things encoded in both the 4th and 5th channel to the back while things encoded in either to the right or the left...There are several Talking Heads songs on DVD-A that are great demos and actually seemed designed for this kind of playback...You hear David Byrne's voice start from the front and travel around you including to the back speakers as if an independent channel....Then the bass notes hit and you realize why this material is so Awesome. cool.gif[/quote]

Norah Jones "Come Away With Me" SACD was recorded great too.
post #19125 of 35233
Sounds like it would be awesome =^) I'll have to pick up a bluray player with SACD/DVD-A capabilities one of these days...Gonna be hard to talk the wife into it tho as I really can't come up with a good excuse to buy one unless the PS3 takes a crap...
post #19126 of 35233
I have an odd problem... :-)

A friend of mine was selling his speaker system; 4 RB75s, RC7, RSW15. He only wanted $600 for the lot, so I jumped at the opportunity. Definitely a step up from my Bose201 series IV :-) However... I'm not sure how to fit them in my room! I have an old-style house where 2 of the walls are broken by arch-ways leading to the hallway and dining room. This leaves a "corner design" and so the distance between the fronts is only around 50 inches. With my current TV stand the TV has to sit on top of the RC7, which results in quite an overpowering over-tall setup
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Then I've got to work out how to get the other RB75s wall mounted for the surrounds. And I've no idea where to put the boom-cube-of-doom!

$600 for this kit is good; but... wow, they're big!
post #19127 of 35233
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Originally Posted by sweh View Post

I have an odd problem... :-)
A friend of mine was selling his speaker system; 4 RB75s, RC7, RSW15. He only wanted $600 for the lot, so I jumped at the opportunity...!

ummm...I wouldn't sell my RB-75s for $600 a pair and if you got all of those speakers at that price (MSRP for your setup was around $4600) it was an EXTREMELY generous deal...Fwiw, ALL of those speakers are still highly sought after on the Klipsch Forum. Congratulations! smile.gif

EDIT: Btw, I would tilt your RC-7 upward slightly and it should give you better imaging.
post #19128 of 35233
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$600!!!
post #19129 of 35233
Yeah, I actually feel a little guilty about it. He suggested the value, but...
post #19130 of 35233
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EDIT: Btw, I would tilt your RC-7 upward slightly and it should give you better imaging.
Problem is that the thing is so tall that the TV has to sit _on_ the RC7 to stop it being blocked. This means I can't tilt it.

But the TV is now too high.

I either need to get a lower TV stand (or one where the speaker can sit inside the stand), or find a way of mounting the speaker above the TV and aim it downwards. And that's the nub of my problem; how to fit these monsters into my room!
post #19131 of 35233
Wall-mount the TV?
post #19132 of 35233
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Wall-mount the TV?
It's a corner location, so the wall mount would need to stretch at least 2 ft to get the TV centered properly. I'm not too happy with 60lbs of weight at the end of a 2ft beam screwed into old aging plasterboard. I'd be worried that the torque would rip the screws out or bring the whole wall down :-)

So I've also been looking at a mounting pole that can be placed at the back of my existing TV stand (I saw a few while googling). That'd work.

The other problem with both of these solutions is that the TV would still need to be at least 5 inches higher than it currently is simply to get the remote-control sensor above speaker height. Which is why I'm considering getting a whole new stand that's lower (I'm thinking of the Tech Craft trk50b; that's 4" lower than my current stand, so the TV would only end up around 1" higher.
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Originally Posted by sweh View Post

I...Then I've got to work out how to get the other RB75s wall mounted for the surrounds. And I've no idea where to put the boom-cube-of-doom!
$600 for this kit is good; but... wow, they're big!

I was going to make a joke about not thinking you could do it and taking the speakers off your hands but seriously, how much of an area do you have to work with? Insofar as hanging the RB-75s for surrounds, I built shelves for my rear pair but are you going to be able to efficiently do that or could you use stands?

Fwiw, I have constraint issues where I could place a sub up front and after purchasing the RSW-15 found it was too big and placed it in the rear and got an RSW-12 up front to balance out the lower end (not ideal location but awesome nonetheless)...You may have no other option than to put the sub behind you and keeping the crossover at 80 Hz could keep it from being localized.
post #19134 of 35233
I currently have a Klipsch wf-35 set up with the wc-24 center. I want to get another wf-35 for a center, when I make a AT screen. If I were to get one now while I still can and lay it sideways underneath my screen would it sound better than the wc-24 now?
post #19135 of 35233
Would work but it’s not meant to be sideways.
post #19136 of 35233
An RSW15 is worth about 2 grand.
I paid about $1500.00 for my RSW12.
JJK
post #19137 of 35233
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Originally Posted by JJkizak View Post

An RSW15 is worth about 2 grand.
I paid about $1500.00 for my RSW12.
JJK

Fwiw, the MSRP for the RSW-15 was $1799 and the RSW-12 was $1199 and both were discontinued several years ago,so I would guess used they would be at most half of that and finding out if the amps are still available would be something to look into...That said, Klipsch Subs get a bad rap because of their lower end models compared to Internet Direct, but the RSW series are excellent subs and I own both of the above.
post #19138 of 35233
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Originally Posted by JJkizak View Post

An RSW15 is worth about 2 grand.
I paid about $1500.00 for my RSW12.
JJK
FWIW, a recently finished ebay auction for a pair of RB75, an RC7, and RW12 failed to get any bids with a starting price of $1500, so I very much doubt the RSW15 is worth 2 grand...
post #19139 of 35233
He obviously meant new... biggrin.gif

Great deal for $600 combined.
post #19140 of 35233
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Originally Posted by sweh View Post

I have an odd problem... :-)
A friend of mine was selling his speaker system; 4 RB75s, RC7, RSW15. He only wanted $600 for the lot, so I jumped at the opportunity. Definitely a step up from my Bose201 series IV :-) However... I'm not sure how to fit them in my room! I have an old-style house where 2 of the walls are broken by arch-ways leading to the hallway and dining room. This leaves a "corner design" and so the distance between the fronts is only around 50 inches. With my current TV stand the TV has to sit on top of the RC7, which results in quite an overpowering over-tall setup
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Then I've got to work out how to get the other RB75s wall mounted for the surrounds. And I've no idea where to put the boom-cube-of-doom!
$600 for this kit is good; but... wow, they're big!

What speaker stands are being used in this picture? Thanks!
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