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post #20791 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Took a giant leap of faith and jumped all over those "Like New" prices on Amazon.
Got (2) RF-82 II's for $799 shipped (Like New, open box), an RC-64 II for $970 shipped (Like New, open box), and (2) RS-52 II's for $595 shipped (Like New, open box). Keeping my Paradigm Sub 25 (duh, like that was even an option).
My father has the old Reference line of Klipsch in his family room, uncalibrated, running off an ancient Denon AVR. I have always enjoyed watching movies in this room (though my theater room is a whole different ball game for many reasons). I figure with a properly treated room, ARC correction software, proper placement.....I will enjoy the Klipsch's in my theater room if I can enjoy them in such a simple setup as his family room. The biggest excitement I have is finally having High Sensitivity speakers capable of keeping up with my movie listening demand.
Will post results once I have it setup, calibrated, and demoed some familiar scenes.
SO EXCITING!

finally seen the "Light " Huh !
Yeah you will be amazed & I know that you will treat the room right ,

best if you aim the 82's & keep them off the walls they need room the breathe if you will smile.gif toe them in that the horns are aimed @ the M L P
Try to get the surrounds at or near ear level on their placement on the walls
make sure the center channel is about a inch over the edge of the entertainment center's shelf , that really important ! & slightly aimed up if they are below the display wink.gif
Have Fun ! biggrin.gif
post #20792 of 35227
If I'm not mistaken, Fastslappy, you were the one telling me over a year ago to quit wasting my money on dome tweeter speakers and invest in "big woofers and compression drivers/horns for true movie playback, since their soundtracks are very dynamic", no?

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post #20793 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

If I'm not mistaken, Fastslappy, you were the one telling me over a year ago to quit wasting my money on dome tweeter speakers and invest in "big woofers and compression drivers/horns for true movie playback, since their soundtracks are very dynamic", no?
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Guilty as charged rolleyes.gif
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L O L
post #20794 of 35227
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Guilty as charged rolleyes.gif
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L O L

I have been known to be.....stubborn, at times. lol

I am excited to see what my room can do once I have this setup done and calibrated. Will keep you posted!
post #20795 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Any complaints with Klipsch that made you jump ship?
Also, I have my Sig 8's (v3) up for sale if you are looking for a good deal. PM me.

Not really. Just want to try other brands. I go thru about 4 sets of speakers a year.
post #20796 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Took a giant leap of faith and jumped all over those "Like New" prices on Amazon.
Got (2) RF-82 II's for $799 shipped (Like New, open box), an RC-64 II for $970 shipped (Like New, open box), and (2) RS-52 II's for $595 shipped (Like New, open box). Keeping my Paradigm Sub 25 (duh, like that was even an option).
My father has the old Reference line of Klipsch in his family room, uncalibrated, running off an ancient Denon AVR. I have always enjoyed watching movies in this room (though my theater room is a whole different ball game for many reasons). I figure with a properly treated room, ARC correction software, proper placement.....I will enjoy the Klipsch's in my theater room if I can enjoy them in such a simple setup as his family room. The biggest excitement I have is finally having High Sensitivity speakers capable of keeping up with my movie listening demand.
Will post results once I have it setup, calibrated, and demoed some familiar scenes.
SO EXCITING!

Those are good prices for "like new open box" You will love that combination! Fast Slappy is spot on in regards to the center. I had mine pushed in to the center (on top) of my console but once i pulled it out and slightly over the edge, it made a huge difference.

Congratulations and enjoy!
post #20797 of 35227
Here is a picture of my theater room with my current Paradigm Signature speakers in it (still working on boxing them up and shipping them out). The screen is 133"
As you can see, the center and towers will have PLENTY of room to breath, with proper acoustic treatments wink.gif

post #20798 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Here is a picture of my theater room with my current Paradigm Signature speakers in it (still working on boxing them up and shipping them out). The screen is 133"
As you can see, the center and towers will have PLENTY of room to breath, with proper acoustic treatments wink.gif

I would like to try out them Sig8's, they would be cramped in my smaller bedroom, that was the main reason i went with the Sig2's.
post #20799 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

Here is a picture of my theater room with my current Paradigm Signature speakers in it (still working on boxing them up and shipping them out). The screen is 133"
As you can see, the center and towers will have PLENTY of room to breath, with proper acoustic treatments wink.gif

All that money spent on speakers, you should look into a better rug! Patriots?!?! Lol :P
post #20800 of 35227
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Originally Posted by Ruben Z View Post

If you go to amazon and search for the speakers you want for example HERE you will see below description where it says SO and SO NEW and SO and SO USED. If you CLICK the USED link, sometimes dealers will sell OPEN BOXED for cheap. For example, right now, IQ home Entertainment has them for 399. I got mine for like 340 and they were labeled as NEW in OPEN BOX. when I received them, they were obviously new and the box wasn't open. Everything was factory sealed. The USED items change daily, so you just need to look daily.
Usually those are not authorized dealers and hence no warranty will be provided.

There are probably no fake Klipsch Reference speakers but there are lots of fake earphones sold by shady sellers though. Do yours have serial number label at the back?
post #20801 of 35227
I see nothing wrong with a Pat's rug. I would say that if the OP wants to come over and decorate your place, because they do not like the Pat's, I would be afraid to see what team they root for.
post #20802 of 35227
I see you have no sense of humor. Hopefully the person my joke was directed at does. Lighten up!
post #20803 of 35227
I have a sense of humor, but did not take your post as humorous. Keep in mind, there are some that take their teams serious. In my household, you do not dare joke about the Bears, due to my wife will show you the door, with her foot firmly planted on your tush.
post #20804 of 35227
Well it wasn't directed at you or your wife, was it? My apologies for interjecting humor into this thread, unfortunately some people don't know what "LOL"means or understand the placement of smileys.

Back to the speaker talk.
post #20805 of 35227
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Originally Posted by eaux View Post

Usually those are not authorized dealers and hence no warranty will be provided.
There are probably no fake Klipsch Reference speakers but there are lots of fake earphones sold by shady sellers though. Do yours have serial number label at the back?

All of the ones I just bought on Amazon are from Authorized Sellers, with full manufacturer warranty.
post #20806 of 35227
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Originally Posted by jconjason View Post

Well it wasn't directed at you or your wife, was it? My apologies for interjecting humor into this thread, unfortunately some people don't know what "LOL"means or understand the placement of smileys.
Back to the speaker talk.

I understood your comment and found it tastefully humorous. No hard feelings here cool.gif
post #20807 of 35227
BigCoolJesus , you get the speaks Yet ? ?
post #20808 of 35227
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

BigCoolJesus , you get the speaks Yet ? ?

It hasn't even been 24 hours since I ordered! lol
post #20809 of 35227
Exactly BCJ....get on the phone and ask them what's takin' so loooonnggg smile.gif everyone should lighten up on the rug joke. Go Cowboys beat those HOGS
post #20810 of 35227
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Originally Posted by BigCoolJesus View Post

All of the ones I just bought on Amazon are from Authorized Sellers, with full manufacturer warranty.
same here. Mine came from IQ Home entertainment. And seriously, how often do speakers go out lol.
post #20811 of 35227
iq is authorized dealer. ive been to their store as well. good high end stuff.

http://www.klipsch.com/dealers?country=US&product_line=94&keyword=&search=&zip=22304&radius=50
post #20812 of 35227
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Originally Posted by Ruben Z View Post

same here. Mine came from IQ Home entertainment. And seriously, how often do speakers go out lol.
Nice score! Nothing beats paying open box prices and getting brand new ones smile.gif
post #20813 of 35227
I currently have a set of monitor audio rx 6's that I'm thinking about trading out for the klipsch rf-82 II. Not had a chance to hear them in about a year but was wondering what if anyone here has made a switch like this?
post #20814 of 35227
I had a bit of an epiphany the other day: If we are all trying to recreate the theater experience, and theater speakers are all horn based, why don't we all own horns?

I've caught a case of upgradeitis lately, and I've been looking at the Klipsch RF series (82/C62/S52), as well as the KEF R series (always liked the KEF sound). As a little background, my previous speakers were Polk RTi (RTi 10 fronts). They had no problem getting loud, but I felt they lacked in detail and clarity. I switched those out for Mirage OMD speakers. They definitely have better detail/clarity than the Polk, but they can be a bit harsh at higher volumes.

I know there is no direct correlation between price and quality (you can find good and bad speakers at every price point), but I almost feel like the Klipsch reference speakers are too cheap. In other words, I don't want speakers that are "good for the price," I want speakers that are just plain GOOD.

Considering that BigCoolJesus just took a huge step back in price by switching from those Paradigms to the Klipsch, I guess I'll just follow his posts closely.

BTW, I have listened to Klipsch RF speakers at a friend's house, but I think to really evaluate a speaker it has to be in your own home. His speaker placement was terrible, so I'm not going to judge the Klipsch based on that experience.
post #20815 of 35227
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I had a bit of an epiphany the other day: If we are all trying to recreate the theater experience, and theater speakers are all horn based, why don't we all own horns?
I've caught a case of upgradeitis lately, and I've been looking at the Klipsch RF series (82/C62/S52), as well as the KEF R series (always liked the KEF sound). As a little background, my previous speakers were Polk RTi (RTi 10 fronts). They had no problem getting loud, but I felt they lacked in detail and clarity. I switched those out for Mirage OMD speakers. They definitely have better detail/clarity than the Polk, but they can be a bit harsh at higher volumes.
I know there is no direct correlation between price and quality (you can find good and bad speakers at every price point), but I almost feel like the Klipsch reference speakers are too cheap. In other words, I don't want speakers that are "good for the price," I want speakers that are just plain GOOD.
Considering that BigCoolJesus just took a huge step back in price by switching from those Paradigms to the Klipsch, I guess I'll just follow his posts closely.
BTW, I have listened to Klipsch RF speakers at a friend's house, but I think to really evaluate a speaker it has to be in your own home. His speaker placement was terrible, so I'm not going to judge the Klipsch based on that experience.

 

some have had horns for decades....depsite them being honky.  If you want to hear a killer setup in your area (Arlington) lemme know.  He's got some big Klipsch where the "tweeter horn" itself is larger than most speakers here.  If you do this, be prepared to be uninspired by many many other smaller speakers. (no offense to smaller speakers)

post #20816 of 35227
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

I had a bit of an epiphany the other day: If we are all trying to recreate the theater experience, and theater speakers are all horn based, why don't we all own horns?
I've caught a case of upgradeitis lately, and I've been looking at the Klipsch RF series (82/C62/S52), as well as the KEF R series (always liked the KEF sound). As a little background, my previous speakers were Polk RTi (RTi 10 fronts). They had no problem getting loud, but I felt they lacked in detail and clarity. I switched those out for Mirage OMD speakers. They definitely have better detail/clarity than the Polk, but they can be a bit harsh at higher volumes.
I know there is no direct correlation between price and quality (you can find good and bad speakers at every price point), but I almost feel like the Klipsch reference speakers are too cheap. In other words, I don't want speakers that are "good for the price," I want speakers that are just plain GOOD.
Considering that BigCoolJesus just took a huge step back in price by switching from those Paradigms to the Klipsch, I guess I'll just follow his posts closely.
BTW, I have listened to Klipsch RF speakers at a friend's house, but I think to really evaluate a speaker it has to be in your own home. His speaker placement was terrible, so I'm not going to judge the Klipsch based on that experience.

I had the same setup--RF82s, RC62, and RS52s--in my own HT until a year ago when I went on up the Heritage line in the HT....I loved the Reference setup. Absolutely great for movies and music.

(Too bad you are not in the Atlanta area; I have the Reference setup above in the original boxes for a local metro Atlanta sale at a great price for the package. Just haven't put them on Craigslist yet.)

Anyway, loved the Reference setup, but decided to go vintage Khorns, La Scalas, and Belles in the HT after last kid graduated from college. If you did not love what you heard, your friend just did not have them setup right. I live in the country so I could crank the Reference set up. Never could get them to clip before my ears could not take anymore . . . The 82s and their matching friends are great at low or loud volume.

All the best in your decision, but I would not hesitate on the Reference setup you are looking at, if I was not into vintage Klipsch speaker rehab. I was never disappointed with my Reference setup.
post #20817 of 35227
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

If we are all trying to recreate the theater experience, and theater speakers are all horn based, why don't we all own horns?
Because they're big. Simple as that.
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some have had horns for decades....depsite them being honky.
The only horns I've ever had that were honky were those on my cars. rolleyes.gif
The notion that a horn loaded speaker must honk is pure unadulterated myth.
post #20818 of 35227
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post
The notion that a horn loaded speaker must honk is pure unadulterated myth.

I agree, that's why I said it.  As I re-read what I wrote...  my (intended to be sarcastic) remark could have been written much better however, I'm not known for my writing abilities.  I've had 3 way horns since 1979 and now have some rather large 2-way horns.

 

I'm honking every day!  tongue.gif biggrin.gif

post #20819 of 35227
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Originally Posted by coytee View Post

I agree, that's why I said it.  As I re-read what I wrote...  my (intended to be sarcastic) remark could have been written much better however, I'm not known for my writing abilities.  I've had 3 way horns since 1979 and now have some rather large 2-way horns.

I'm honking every day!  tongue.gif  biggrin.gif

I thought it was funny . . . But I do have built-in "irony" radar. :-)
post #20820 of 35227
I am newer to this forum and thought I would post in here. Years ago, I purchased a pair of Klipsch B2 bookshelves (5.25" woofer and a horn) and a C2 center channel (dual 5.25" woofers and a horn) for my makeshift home stereo. I never really believed in the whole surround sound thing, I just wanted some good clear sound from my stereo and tv. Well this year I have gotten the audio itch and I scratched it on black friday weekend when I ordered a pair of Klipsch KF-28 floorstanding speakers (dual 6.5" woofers and a horn). I have ordered some speaker wire to shift the old bookshelves to the rear surrounds for a 5 channel surround. I am currently undertaking the task of picking a subwoofer out, which is difficult after joining this forum because I see all these awesome choices and am confused on how much to spend and what to get. But my Klipsch speakers are amazing and I don't regret them at all.
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