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post #211 of 35435
The Academy size is 23.25" x 11" x 10", but I would assume that means 11" tall... There are two of them for sale on the Klipsch forum right now.

Here's what the Academy is:

http://www.klipsch.com/products/disc...s/academy.aspx
post #212 of 35435
I saw some nice big, expensive not too tall ones on the Klipsch site. The RC-64 and RC-62...........................Only 8 inches tall. ...................Thanks for info.
post #213 of 35435
Yup. I didn't suggest those because I don't think they would timbre-match Klipschorns that well, BYMMV.
post #214 of 35435
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger View Post

Damn, Soundood ...

Do I need to send my Danley back and pick up the RT-12D?

I thought I had THE Ubersub ...

Chris

You DO have THE Ubersub. The RT-12D is an awesome product, Klipsch went way beyond expectations with that beast...but is still ain't a DTS-20
But...for those who can't fit the 7'+ tall coffin of doom and dont' have the coin to spend on the Ultra 2 subs...the RT-12D has got to be on the short list.
post #215 of 35435
I am in the process of building my HT and I really like the reviews of the Ultra 2 THX system. That said, I have not found anything definative on the best way to power these. I have considered the Denon AVR-3806, it is pricy but THX ultra 2 certified.

I would like some input from those who own these speakers on what they are using and what alternative are out there
post #216 of 35435
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Originally Posted by Leary View Post

.... I have considered the Denon AVR-3806, it is pricy but THX ultra 2 certified.

I don't have the Klipsch THX ultra-II's but I power my Klipsch Reference systems with the Denon AVR-4802R (THX- ultra II )in my main HT and a Denon AVR-3805 in our Bedroom--Both are good units. I have no experience with the AVR- 3806 but FYI it's not THX certified.
post #217 of 35435
Leary, buy the speakers because you like the way they sound, not because they're THX certified. THX certified really doesn't mean much.
post #218 of 35435
Ive finally got my room setup and I dont think my center is going to do it. Ive got 2 F-3s, 2 sub-12s, C-3, and 2 pair S-3's. Powered by an elite 82txs. My question is, dont laugh, can I just get a better center already. This thing is popping at -10 and Im not sure if its bad or just not enough. Im going to exchange it and if it doesnt get better Im going to be looking to replace it with something bigger, much bigger. I was thinking the RC-64 but its too wide, so maybe the RC-62? I was maybe even thinking about just getting the KL-650 or 525, hahaa, I think it will be overkill though. Then again, if it sounds good I dont care. I know I should have just got the reference line to begin with, but I couldnt get the BB employee discount on them. Any suggestions please.
post #219 of 35435
Hey gang, I was hoping you guys could help me out with proper placement of my Klips. KSPS-6's. I just finished up my room and am trying to figure out were to place them - I.E. Ceiling, side walls, rear walls or in the corners. I will have a sectional for my seating which will run along the right wall and the rear wall - were I will be sitting. The room is 13WX18LX7H.

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me.
post #220 of 35435
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Originally Posted by BlazeMaster View Post

Leary, buy the speakers because you like the way they sound, not because they're THX certified. THX certified really doesn't mean much.

I agree about buying speakers because of the way that they sound.

I personally chose my Denon AVR-4802 R Ultra II certified AVR because I don't trust the WPC numbers that Manufactures claim. For it to be ultra II it has to reach THX's specifications and this unit was more than $1,000 cheaper than other AVR's I was considering. FWIW, If you can find either a used Denon AVR-4802R or AVR-5803 and don't need the Video switching, you couldn't find a better bang for your buck, imo.
post #221 of 35435
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Originally Posted by spatel23 View Post

Ive finally got my room setup and I dont think my center is going to do it. Ive got 2 F-3s, 2 sub-12s, C-3, and 2 pair S-3's. Powered by an elite 82txs. My question is, dont laugh, can I just get a better center already. This thing is popping at -10 and Im not sure if its bad or just not enough.

Doesn't sound normal to me... I would think simply exchanging it will fix the problem.
post #222 of 35435
Zen Traveler,
There's a pair of Klipsch RS-62 surround speakers for sale on Audiogon

http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls....oni&1165526857
post #223 of 35435
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

I personally chose my Denon AVR-4802 R Ultra II certified AVR because I don't trust the WPC numbers that Manufactures claim. For it to be ultra II it has to reach THX's specifications and this unit was more than $1,000 cheaper than other AVR's I was considering.

I agree with you that WPC ratings usually mean one speaker at a time, and that few brands have honest ratings with all channels driven. One interesting thing to look at is power consumption. It's hard to give out 7x100W continously if the receiver draws only 500W from the outlet.

However, I'm more interested in a receiver's ability to handle 4 ohms speakers than its overall power. The impedence of most 8-ohms nominal speakers can dip much lower at certain frequencies, so it's important to get that right. Power, in the other had, is exponentially expensive. I think 100W is a magic marketing number, and I don't care if my receiver doesn't reach it. It's a difference of only a few dB, and I only have a few recordings (drums mostly) that I listen to at maximum volume (when I could use a few extra dB). The advantage of high-sensitivity speakers such as Klipsch means I can sacrifice a few (When you start from 105 dB sensitivity, you can afford to lose a few here).

Of course, if money is no object, I suggest buying a separate amplifier. It will outlive the receiver and still be useful in the future.
post #224 of 35435
Surrounds Questions:
I have got RF62 and RC62. now i need 2 sorrounds to complete my 5.1 setup and that where i am lost.
I know RS52 are the match, but thats $700/pair - its a bit expensive for me.
I am thinking of going for RB-61 which are couple of hundreds less, or RS42.
RB61 has 100w and RS42 has 75w - for the same price.
Is it a very bad idea to use bookshlefs as surround. Or should i just invest in RS52 without thinking..
Here is my room setup, its 16 feet in length, one side opens to kitchen/dining. My seating position is a sofa against the wall, planing place the surrounds just next to seating area close to the sofa ends..
Can u guys throw some ideas..
Thanks all
post #225 of 35435
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Originally Posted by jags99 View Post

Surrounds Questions:
I have got RF62 and RC62. now i need 2 sorrounds to complete my 5.1 setup and that where i am lost.
I know RS52 are the match, but thats $700/pair - its a bit expensive for me.
I am thinking of going for RB-61 which are couple of hundreds less, or RS42.
RB61 has 100w and RS42 has 75w - for the same price.
Is it a very bad idea to use bookshlefs as surround. Or should i just invest in RS52 without thinking..
Here is my room setup, its 16 feet in length, one side opens to kitchen/dining. My seating position is a sofa against the wall, planing place the surrounds just next to seating area close to the sofa ends..
Can u guys throw some ideas..
Thanks all

Go here the RS52's are 571.00 for a pair...

http://www.audiophileliquidator.com/...35f2a8e4c46abb
post #226 of 35435
Hey Jags99,

I think either one will work. If you listen to multi-channel music and/or sit in between the 2 surrounds I would go with the RB-61's. If you have more than one listening position, the RS42 may be better. I sit in between my surrounds and prefer my direct radiating towers over my WDST surrounds in my main HT.

In the bedroom HT I have several places that I enjoy my system and prefer the WDST technology because I am usually up a and moving around. When we are in bed watching a movie they still sound great.

If I were you and after hearing what a few of us say--I would buy the speaker you think best and keep the box and receipt along with the agreement from the store that you could bring it back and exchange it for the other one just in case.

PS: I would also see if they can come down on the price of the RB-81 or the RS-52--call around.
post #227 of 35435
Thanks all for your input. Today i had a chance to hear them both RS42 and RB-61. (RS52- there were no floor models). I preferred the RB-61 and yes RS42 spread more, but i always sit inbetween the surrounds while i watch a movie and RB-61 were 30% off ( i liked this even more).. thinking of investing the remaining money on a good stands..
Will take a day or two to set them up ...
post #228 of 35435
I have a couple questions for everyone.

I picked up a pair of RF-82s and I need a matching center and rears. Klipsch web site says the matching center for the 82s is the RC-62 but I am interested in the RC-64. Will the RC-64 be timbre matched up with the 82s. I am also dealing with this problem for the rears. THe RS-52 is matched up on the website as being matched with the 82s, but has a 5.25 driver whereas the RS-62 has the same 6 inch driver as the centers (rc-62 and rc-64) do. I am also open to doing the bookshelves for the rears also. So would I buy the RB-81 or the RB-61s for the rears? Whats everyones thoughts. This will be a 5.1 application for now. Thanks
post #229 of 35435
Thread Starter 
Samskiggidy: I would stay with the RC-62 for the front. Same power rating and a match set. For the rears I would probaly go with the RB-81 or the RS-62. The power rating would be same all around. Think about HD DVD send full range to the rears. Those 5.25 drivers are small. The RC-64 does not have the same woofers as the RC-62. If you get the RF-82 stay with the RC-62. Just my 2 cent worth.
post #230 of 35435
I wouldn't care much about matching power ratings. RC-62 RC-64... I guess you to have to go listen. They have the same driver sizea and same crossover frequencies. Surprisingly, the RC-62 is rated to a slightly lower frequency response than the bigger RC-64 (57 Hz vs 62 Hz) and only gains 1 dB in sensitivity while doubling up on the drivers. That's strange. Still, they should sound very similar.
post #231 of 35435
I am undecided between 2 models. The RF-52 or the Synergy F-2. The Synergy actually is more money because it has the dual 6 1/2s, but the RC-52 has the 5 1/4, but are suppose to be better. Is there a big difference between these 2 lines. Also, the F-2s are front ported also, as I don't have a lot of space near the back wall either, but I would rather have the model that has the smoother treble, as so many people say that Klipsch speakers are so bright,(wheather that is true or not, I don't know, never owned pair, I have KEFs.
post #232 of 35435
Tough question. Depends on what you want to do and your budget. The Reference series is better than the Synergy, different drivers and build quality (Reference are made in Hope, Arkansas, Synergy are made in China). I have not compared them side to side...can you? I suspect the Reference series speakers will have a higher resale value when you get the itch to upgrade. Don't think I helped much, perhaps muddied the waters some.
LL
post #233 of 35435
Different drivers too! Interesting picture...I assume that is the Klipsch factory in Arkansas?
post #234 of 35435
Yes. Rainy day in June, Hope, Arkansas. I have many more pictures of the factory.

I am a fan of the Heritage line. Can't audition them at any dealer here in Dallas.
LL
post #235 of 35435
Same here. Tough call. Some people say great things about the Synergy, and others say Reference at the same price point (smaller) are clearly better. But in the case, the RF have better specs!
post #236 of 35435
Here is how the Cornwall III is constructed.
LL
post #237 of 35435
Doc99,
I too was looking at the F-2's vs the RF-52's. I ended up buying the RF-52's because I could audition them with music I knew. The only place I could find the F-2's was BB and they don't allow you to bring your own music to audition with. To my ear, the RF-52's are less "bright" sounding, but that judgement was made without a side by side comparison. They are both fine speakers and I am very happy with my RF-52's
post #238 of 35435
Congratulations!
post #239 of 35435
I have the Klipsch Quintet III and the Klipsch Synergy 12" sub and I'm very happy with my purchase. The sub is my favorite.
post #240 of 35435
THX U2 system.

KL-650 LCRs
KS-525 Surrounds (4)
KW-120 Subs (2)
KA-1000 Amp

What I like about the 650s: Voicing; Refinement; Definition; Directivity. Every room has specific needs. Mine is a bit on the large and on the active side, so the directivity of the KL-650s is particularly beneficial. The superb voicing that Klipsch has rendered with the THX line is heavenly; never harsh, or honky/horn sounding, but terrifically defined and refined. I am told that Klipsch took a really long time to bring these to market so that the voicing was just right and virtually identical to their state of the art professional cinema line, the Grand Cinema (I think it is called). Dialogue, effects, and music are all strikingly superb. I found their size just right for my need to conceal them.

The surrounds are extremely well matched to the LCRs, and broadcast and disperse sound with amazing power/authority and fidelity. Their not-so-big physical appearance is deceiving. Big sound!

The subs were a big surprise. I had been using some heavy-hitter JBL HTPS-400s, but had heard them get a little strained. The two Klipsch THX subs are immensely superior and never challenged to deliver in even a large room. Immense effortless power and seamless blend with the other speakers.

This system will easily perform in a range of systems; good receivers or seperates, and certainly with refinements like upscale EQ like Auydessey, etc.. MultEQxt did a terrific job for me overcoming some acoustic nuances caused by the build-in of the 650s. Also did a terrific job matching the KS-525 surrounds, refining the subs performance and blending them with the rest of the system.

Certainly my system until torn from my cold, dead fingers.

Cheers
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