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post #21031 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

Fwiw anyone saying that surround speakers don't matter have "crappy' speakers in that position.

I used to be in the "don't matter" group until I got RS-42 surrounds, they made a significant difference compared to a pair of KLH indoor/outdoor speakers they replaced.
Still hard not to recommend scrimping on surrounds though when budgets are tight.
post #21032 of 35224
i have a pair of klipsch kpt250 theatre series 3way.. Any idea what they are worth?? needs a coat of paint but preform beautifully.
post #21033 of 35224
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Originally Posted by chashint View Post

I used to be in the "don't matter" group until I got RS-42 surrounds, they made a significant difference compared to a pair of KLH indoor/outdoor speakers they replaced.
Still hard not to recommend scrimping on surrounds though when budgets are tight.

I agree about staying within budget and the front sound stage is the most important--That said, when funds become available and/or a lot of time is spent listening to the system, having large speakers all of the way around is the way to go if you can drive them efficiently.

Fwiw, when I had RF-3s/RC-3 up front I thought I would never need to upgrade and then I heard the RF-7/RC-7 and was blown away. I had some extra cash at the time and was wheeling & dealing with local merchants and got those along with a couple of RSW subs and the RS-7 surrounds. I then got a deal on a Denon AVR-4802R which allowed me to have 2 side surrounds and also put my RF-3s in that position and to make a long story short, found out I really preferred the towers over the WDST technology and moved the RS-7s to another HT...I then continued auditioning HTs for a couple of more years and came to the conclusion that it doesn't get much better than this unless I spent considerably more money.

My advice to anyone who already has an awesome front soundstage is to watch the local used market for larger surrounds.
post #21034 of 35224
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Originally Posted by illogical View Post

i have a pair of klipsch kpt250 theatre series 3way.. Any idea what they are worth?? needs a coat of paint but preform beautifully.

PM sent.
post #21035 of 35224
I agree Zen,
We use our system every day (located in our living room) it pulls duty for all audio duties and we consider the money well spent.
While it was very easy to hear sound quality differences between 'good & bad' speakers (our subjective judgement) I will admit I took the leap of faith that spending money on the surrounds would be worth it. I am very pleased that I went ahead and got in-family surrounds to go with the front stage.
post #21036 of 35224
Picked up a pair of Chorus I speakers for $50 a couple weeks ago. Not in the greatest condition but all drivers work perfect. So far I repaired a small tear in one of the woofers, replaced the grill cloth in both speakers and replaced a few of the missing grommets that attach the grill to the motorboard. Last thing to do is refinish the cabinets. They are walnut oil and I considered painting them black but I think I'll end up redoing them in walnut.
post #21037 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

I agree about staying within budget and the front sound stage is the most important--That said, when funds become available and/or a lot of time is spent listening to the system, having large speakers all of the way around is the way to go if you can drive them efficiently.

Fwiw, when I had RF-3s/RC-3 up front I thought I would never need to upgrade and then I heard the RF-7/RC-7 and was blown away. I had some extra cash at the time and was wheeling & dealing with local merchants and got those along with a couple of RSW subs and the RS-7 surrounds. I then got a deal on a Denon AVR-4802R which allowed me to have 2 side surrounds and also put my RF-3s in that position and to make a long story short, found out I really preferred the towers over the WDST technology and moved the RS-7s to another HT...I then continued auditioning HTs for a couple of more years and came to the conclusion that it doesn't get much better than this unless I spent considerably more money.

My advice to anyone who already has an awesome front soundstage is to watch the local used market for larger surrounds.
WDST technology does not give me a audio stiffy as well smile.gif but I have a well defined M L P , a large room , the room is wider than deeper too So direct radiators work very well in my case plus add in the heights & wides all radiators too . everything is aimed as well @ the M L P wink.gif 95% of the time it's just me or the wife 50% of the time & the M L P is aimed right between the 2 recliners
post #21038 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

WDST technology does not give me a audio stiffy as well smile.gif but I have a well defined M L P , a large room ...

I also have well defined MLP wit my side surrounds directly on each side and rears 4 ft apart pointing directly at the limited MLP in less than a 2,000 cu ft room and benefit from bookcases as room treatment....Where the WDST technology is great is when you have multiple listening areas and the speakers aren't parallel to the MLP, or not ideal speaker placement and/or 5.1.
post #21039 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Browninggold View Post

I've dealt with Worldwide stereo sales rep Ira. Purchased a $2000 dollar Denon A100, 2 pairs of Klipsch Mode M40 headphones, G17 AirPlay speaker Klipsch and 2 pairs of Klipsch Image X10i in ear headphones. Everything shipped perfectly and promptly.

Thanks for your input!!
post #21040 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

the RS speakers are only for walls I M O look at RB62 as surrounds they work best on stands anyway big seaker with the 62's & about the same price the RS speakers are pricey . As we been discussing on thread the last 2 pages it's best to have the surrounds are good as the mains

So I should probably not get surrounds (RS-52 ii) if I can't place them on the wall?
post #21041 of 35224
I like my RS62's, but they are way too expensive. In hind sight I wouldn't get them again....I might have run 5.1 with LaScalas in the rear and just left off the sides....hmmm, might still do that some day.
post #21042 of 35224
Ok....my latest set up and I am hoping you can offer some advice with receiver set up and settings. Please note, due to limited funds right now, this is a work in progress!!

I just got:

RB-51ii's I use a fronts,
RC-42ii's center
I am still using my Klipsch Synergy 10" woofer (http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Synergy-SUB-10-Subwoofer-Speaker/dp/B00160EP4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358709497&sr=8-1&keywords=klipsch+subwoofer+10)
2 Klipsch Quintet Left and Right rears (converting from a Quintet system- I know they are pretty small but figure they'll do the job for know, especially if I pump them up).

I plan to upgrade my sub next, then the rears, but in due time (have to tell myself that....)

Anyway, I want to get the most out of new new fronts and center, I have a Yamaha HTR-5063 (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HTR-5063BL-630-Watt-Channel-Receiver/dp/B003CP0KGY) that is an older model now (I have had it for a few years but have really enjoyed it). I have run the YPAO to automatically set up the speakers but I figure some fine tuning is over, especially with crossover and the sub settings.

Any advice on any particular settings? I really wanna feel the bass but not have it be too loud that you can't hear the dialogue during movies. Also, not too overpowering for movies.

If anyone has any advise re: my (work in progress set-up), please chime in - I am a newb at this stuff and although I have researched terminology, etc., it is still overwhelming.

TIA!!
post #21043 of 35224
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Originally Posted by matthew2323 View Post

Ok....my latest set up and I am hoping you can offer some advice with receiver set up and settings. Please note, due to limited funds right now, this is a work in progress!!

I just got:

RB-51ii's I use a fronts,
RC-42ii's center
I am still using my Klipsch Synergy 10" woofer (http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Synergy-SUB-10-Subwoofer-Speaker/dp/B00160EP4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358709497&sr=8-1&keywords=klipsch+subwoofer+10)
2 Klipsch Quintet Left and Right rears (converting from a Quintet system- I know they are pretty small but figure they'll do the job for know, especially if I pump them up).

I plan to upgrade my sub next, then the rears, but in due time (have to tell myself that....)

Anyway, I want to get the most out of new new fronts and center, I have a Yamaha HTR-5063 (http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-HTR-5063BL-630-Watt-Channel-Receiver/dp/B003CP0KGY) that is an older model now (I have had it for a few years but have really enjoyed it). I have run the YPAO to automatically set up the speakers but I figure some fine tuning is over, especially with crossover and the sub settings.

Any advice on any particular settings? I really wanna feel the bass but not have it be too loud that you can't hear the dialogue during movies. Also, not too overpowering for movies.

If anyone has any advise re: my (work in progress set-up), please chime in - I am a newb at this stuff and although I have researched terminology, etc., it is still overwhelming.

TIA!!
That's a good start , keep the Yammi & up grade the sub then surrounds to matching RB51's as the fronts , save your cash & then upgrade the 4 51's & center to the next level . You can always sell the 51's when you upgrade the yammie should last till you get the total upgrade later down the road
post #21044 of 35224
Hi guys, I need some advise. I am upgrading my current fronts(DCM 12a). I have narrowed it down to new Klipsch WF 35 expressos for $540, or slightly used Paradigm m9 v6 for $515. I live in a rual area, so i am unable to demo. I will have to take a leap of faith. I have a 50 50 split of movies and musicn. My avr is a pioneer 1121, and I have a emotiva sub for lows. I want an upgrade in highs and mids over my dcm 12a's. Any imput would be helpfull, as I have to make a decision in the next couple of days.
post #21045 of 35224
From left: Klipsch Reference RB-61 II ($529/pair), RB-51 II ($329/pair), and RB-41 II ($279/pair) prices may vary.......
post #21046 of 35224
Ya know....Looking at the prices above I would be on the lookout for a used pair of RB-75s for between $500 to $800.
post #21047 of 35224
And those darn RS62ii were about $900 when I got them! Rip off! Really didn't keep in my philosophy of putting the system together.
post #21048 of 35224
I need bookshelf speakers for the fronts to sit on stand next to TV. They need to be push back almost touching the wall. Should I go with the BS-52 II or BS 62-II? I have RC-25 center now but plan on upgrading to a RC-52 down the road. I have RF-15 in the rear (use to be fronts) but plan on another bookshelf or surrounds in the future. The BS-62 II is really pushing my size limitation but I am thinking it might be best because the port is in front. Will the BS-62 II be a huge improvement over the BS-52 II in my situation?
post #21049 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Soupy1970 View Post

I need bookshelf speakers for the fronts to sit on stand next to TV. They need to be push back almost touching the wall. Should I go with the BS-52 II or BS 62-II? I have RC-25 center now but plan on upgrading to a RC-52 down the road. I have RF-15 in the rear (use to be fronts) but plan on another bookshelf or surrounds in the future. The BS-62 II is really pushing my size limitation but I am thinking it might be best because the port is in front. Will the BS-62 II be a huge improvement over the BS-52 II in my situation?

Although BS was one of PWK's favorite terms, I believe you meant RB51II and RB61II's
If they need to be pushed up against the wall, the RB61II's would be the better choice as they are front ported and the RB51II's are rear ported and need room to breathe. Also if you have the space, the RC62II would be the matching center.
post #21050 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

Ya know....Looking at the prices above I would be on the lookout for a used pair of RB-75s for between $500 to $800.

+1 Zen I've been on the lookout for a pair for sometime. Hard to come by and when you do find a decent pair (cherry) they carry a premium price.
post #21051 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

the RS41 still will not be powerful enuff no way no how to keep up with RF's & have the RF-3 as a back speaker is a waste

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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

I agree that he should switch his RF-3s for side surrounds, but if level matched the RS-41s would work as rear speakers.

Ok so I got my RS-41 II's set up as the rear surrounds and the RF-3's set up as the side in my 7.1. Haven't listened too much, just watched Tron Legacy.. some scenes were incredible with the 7.1. Would it be worth it to just sell the RS's and go for something like the RB 51 II's since the cost difference isn't too much, and everything I've read says surround backs should be direct firing speakers, or will the RS's do just about as good back there? Got my rear surrounds 13ft from my listening area(by the back wall) all the other speakers are around 7 ft, not sure if this is too far either. Thanks again!

edit: It also looks like I could pretty much break even with the RB-41 II if I swapped em out, even from the same company I just bought my Rs's from (IQ home entertainment on Amazon) so I could possibly even exchange through them... would the RB-41 II's keep up with my setup? They look kinda small
post #21052 of 35224
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Originally Posted by donniek View Post


Ok so I got my RS-41 II's set up as the rear surrounds and the RF-3's set up as the side in my 7.1. Haven't listened too much, just watched Tron Legacy.. some scenes were incredible with the 7.1. Would it be worth it to just sell the RS's and go for something like the RB 51 II's since the cost difference isn't too much, and everything I've read says surround backs should be direct firing speakers, or will the RS's do just about as good back there? Got my rear surrounds 13ft from my listening area(by the back wall) all the other speakers are around 7 ft, not sure if this is too far either. Thanks again!

edit: It also looks like I could pretty much break even with the RB-41 II if I swapped em out, even from the same company I just bought my Rs's from (IQ home entertainment on Amazon) so I could possibly even exchange through them... would the RB-41 II's keep up with my setup? They look kinda small
if you can get the seller to exchange the speakers for the RB''s do it ! they should allow the switch to the RB51's for the RS41's all the RS are higher priced than the matching RB of the same #
post #21053 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

if you can get the seller to exchange the speakers for the RB''s do it ! they should allow the switch to the RB51's for the RS41's all the RS are higher priced than the matching RB of the same #

Thanks for the quick responce. I paid $280 for the pair of Rs's... they were "open box" but they were 100% brand new. They have a pair of RB 41's "open box" for $250 and the 51's for $419 brand new(seems way overpriced so it's not likely I could swap for those... would it be worth my time swapping for the 41's(they basically seem to be the same speakers), I have untill Jan 31st to return..... or should I just mayb wait and find a better deal on the 51's and sell the RS's.... This whole "WDST" and bipole thing has my head spinning on the whether or not I should use them as surround backs haha
post #21054 of 35224
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Originally Posted by donniek View Post

Thanks for the quick responce. I paid $280 for the pair of Rs's... they were "open box" but they were 100% brand new. They have a pair of RB 41's "open box" for $250 and the 51's for $419 brand new(seems way overpriced so it's not likely I could swap for those... would it be worth my time swapping for the 41's(they basically seem to be the same speakers), I have untill Jan 31st to return..... or should I just mayb wait and find a better deal on the 51's and sell the RS's.... This whole "WDST" and bipole thing has my head spinning on the whether or not I should use them as surround backs haha
in VERY Simplest terms the WDST bounces the sound off the walls . I ask about a open box deal on 51's & how your wanting to stay a customer & see what they do smile.gif you never know till you ask rolleyes.gif
post #21055 of 35224
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Originally Posted by donniek View Post


Ok so I got my RS-41 II's set up as the rear surrounds and the RF-3's set up as the side in my 7.1. Haven't listened too much, just watched Tron Legacy.. some scenes were incredible with the 7.1. Would it be worth it to just sell the RS's and go for something like the RB 51 II's since the cost difference isn't too much...

Imo, it would be a lateral move and very likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
post #21056 of 35224
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

Imo, it would be a lateral move and very likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

Thanks for the input. Looks like I'd have to pay return shipping on top of a 15% restock fee... so I'm leaning on just keeping em for awhile and see how it goes, can always upgrade down the line I guess.
post #21057 of 35224
Klipsch ftw!!!
post #21058 of 35224
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Originally Posted by donniek View Post

Thanks for the input. Looks like I'd have to pay return shipping on top of a 15% restock fee... so I'm leaning on just keeping em for awhile and see how it goes, can always upgrade down the line I guess.
instead of placing the RS's on the back wall place 3 feet beside/behind the surrounds check that out & see if it make a difference . If not seeing how you got a deal ay throw them up on Craigs list get what you paid , keep a eye for more of what you got already , Klipsch always sells & is alway for sale
I like to Laugh that when the bachelors get married . . . .
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post #21059 of 35224
THAT IS BLASPHEMY.
post #21060 of 35224
Over my dead body. LOL
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