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post #21061 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

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 . . . .
. . . . . the new wifey always make them sell their beloved Klipsch speakers for the likes of . .

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Haha! Well I'm still single and have a decent enough disposable income..... so while I can I'm gonna build the best possible future man cave sanctuary, and if a woman wants me to get rid of it, that's how I know she's not the right one for me! Win Win smile.gif And ya that's one thing I love about Klipsch, they really don't seem to lose much value if it all so I don't feel so bad going on a shopping spree because it's pretty much liquid money in the bank still if need be... almost like a slightly depreciating investment you get to enjoy the hell out of cool.gif
post #21062 of 35176
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Originally Posted by donniek View Post

Haha! Well I'm still single and have a decent enough disposable income..... so while I can I'm gonna build the best possible future man cave sanctuary, and if a woman wants me to get rid of it, that's how I know she's not the right one for me! Win Win smile.gif And ya that's one thing I love about Klipsch, they really don't seem to lose much value if it all so I don't feel so bad going on a shopping spree because it's pretty much liquid money in the bank still if need be... almost like a slightly depreciating investment you get to enjoy the hell out of cool.gif
I told my Wife soon after we got married & bought a house , the Klipsch were here in my life before you were & they will be here in my life after yer gone as well . She gets to make any decisions on just about everything Except the Home Theater , If I want a Huge display ( 80" ) it arrives , If I build Huge speakers ,they get built , If I have a 9.2 system I put the speaks were I want them Period ! smile.gif
post #21063 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

I told my Wife soon after we got married & bought a house , the Klipsch were here in my life before you were & they will be here in my life after yer gone as well ...

Fwiw, I married a young hottie and I told her what to sell them for in the Garage section of the Klipsch Fourm when I'm gone--Keep posted. cool.gif
post #21064 of 35176
When I told my wife I wanted a new surround system, she promptly began yelling at me in BOTH ears.frown.gif
post #21065 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

When I told my wife I wanted a new surround system, she promptly began yelling at me in BOTH ears.frown.gif

Well....It appears you have a nice HT so if she ends up filing for divorce you too can take the Klipsch Garage Forum path.
post #21066 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

Well....It appears you have a nice HT so if she ends up filing for divorce you too can take the Klipsch Garage Forum path.

Yes, I wonder how much I can get for her? smile.gif
post #21067 of 35176
Hello

I have RF82 II as a main and it is connected to my Marantz SR7005, now I want to add an Amp for my main only. I am wondering if I get an Amp will the speakers sound be different than when I connect directly to my AVR?

Thanks
post #21068 of 35176
I have a Denon A100 and a Emotiva XPA-3 running my 3 RF-7IIs while A100 handles surround and sub. The speaker will sound the same. But they will look different.
post #21069 of 35176
What do you mean by look different? Just curious... that threw me for a loop.
post #21070 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAljaberi View Post

Hello

I have RF82 II as a main and it is connected to my Marantz SR7005, now I want to add an Amp for my main only. I am wondering if I get an Amp will the speakers sound be different than when I connect directly to my AVR?

Thanks

My guess is not unless you have a large room. If your speakers are clipping at the level you listen at then you need an amp....Fwiw, this discussion comes up every few months and if you search this thread for "Amp" you will find numerous posts, including several within the last couple of weeks.

EDIT: I would explore this route:
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Originally Posted by HAljaberi View Post

Hello all,,,,

...Right now I have RF82 II , RC62 & RS62 and I would like to swap my mains with RF7 II ,,, does it really worth I get the RF7 II?
I have large room (22' X 13') and I am happy with my current setup. But I like to change and wondering whether getting RF7 II will give me better experience. I spend 50/50 movies & music ,,,, what is your opinion?

Yes, if it's within your budget.
Edited by Zen Traveler - 1/23/13 at 7:40am
post #21071 of 35176
Looking for some insight from experienced klipsch users. I picked up 2 KF-28's from Best Buy on a whim during the Black Friday sale. I figured they are better than nothing for pretty much starting a new HT. I haven't even had the time to take them out of the box yet because I deployed shortly after Thanksgiving but I've been researching some set ups I could use with them.
I'm thinking about using them as the L and R and complimenting it with an RC-62 II for center, 2 x RS-62 II for surround and a sub (open to suggestions). I currently have a 4 year old Onkyo TX-SR606 which is beginning to have the standard problem of that unit, overheating capacitors, so that will probably need replacing.
I'm trying not to spend a fortune (im looking at around $2k already) but want a good system and I think I'll need to replace the receiver as well. Any suggestions/thoughts on that set up and what kind of sub and receiver would go well with it.
Additional question, when is it appropriate to start adding amps to a system? Should I also be looking into a good amp? Thanks for the help!
post #21072 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Done Deal DR View Post

What do you mean by look different? Just curious... that threw me for a loop.
Just messin' with you biggrin.gif ...back to the Amp question. I already had the XPA-3 before my Klipsch and Denon A100 setup. I just kept it in. Really with my A100 I may not even need the Amp. Just nice to have it for the extra clean power.
post #21073 of 35176
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Originally Posted by af7miller View Post

Looking for some insight from experienced klipsch users. I picked up 2 KF-28's from Best Buy on a whim during the Black Friday sale. I figured they are better than nothing for pretty much starting a new HT. I haven't even had the time to take them out of the box yet because I deployed shortly after Thanksgiving but I've been researching some set ups I could use with them.
I'm thinking about using them as the L and R and complimenting it with an RC-62 II for center, 2 x RS-62 II for surround and a sub (open to suggestions). I currently have a 4 year old Onkyo TX-SR606 which is beginning to have the standard problem of that unit, overheating capacitors, so that will probably need replacing.
I'm trying not to spend a fortune (im looking at around $2k already) but want a good system and I think I'll need to replace the receiver as well. Any suggestions/thoughts on that set up and what kind of sub and receiver would go well with it.
Additional question, when is it appropriate to start adding amps to a system? Should I also be looking into a good amp? Thanks for the help!
amps are only to be looked at after you progress into adding over 5 speakers into a Klipsch system , Unless you want to start a system with separates with a pre-pro AND that is not any where near in your budject of 2K
The 606 will need to be replaced BUT not till you actively hear a SQ degrading after in adding more speakers ,
(if you do upgrade the AVR get one that has pre-outs so you do have the option to add a power amp down the road )
I M O the RS speakers are costly & if $ is a concern the start with book shelves speakers instead ( you can always use them as rears &/Or heights/wides down the road ) The used market will save cash & give you more bang for buck than buying new & finding that new speaker you just paid top dollar 4 is disappointing .
your choice to start with the RC-62 then a sub is a very good & wise choice .then add selectively from there on . The KF-28's will be fine at 1st , but build slowly & be selective
Book shelves over the RS surrounds, the RB's are very flexible on placement ( stands,placed on a shelf ,mounted on wall , on end tables) the RS's are as not flexible on placement (walls ) . Unless you own a home & know what the set-up is gonna be in the long term then flexibility is something to keep in mind .

again This is my take on your progress forward but that's how I built my system one step at a time
post #21074 of 35176
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Originally Posted by af7miller View Post

Looking for some insight from experienced klipsch users. I picked up 2 KF-28's from Best Buy on a whim during the Black Friday sale. I figured they are better than nothing for pretty much starting a new HT. I haven't even had the time to take them out of the box yet because I deployed shortly after Thanksgiving but I've been researching some set ups I could use with them.
I'm thinking about using them as the L and R and complimenting it with an RC-62 II for center, 2 x RS-62 II for surround and a sub (open to suggestions). I currently have a 4 year old Onkyo TX-SR606 which is beginning to have the standard problem of that unit, overheating capacitors, so that will probably need replacing.
I'm trying not to spend a fortune (im looking at around $2k already) but want a good system and I think I'll need to replace the receiver as well. Any suggestions/thoughts on that set up and what kind of sub and receiver would go well with it.
Additional question, when is it appropriate to start adding amps to a system? Should I also be looking into a good amp? Thanks for the help!

You should get the KC-25 center that matches the KF-28's. This would be the right center to "timbre match" the mains. I had this center at one time and it performed very well. Your front sound stage is the most critical for HT and mixing components from different series should be avoided. The RS62's would be ok but would be overkill and much more expensive than the matching KS-14 surrounds. You may also consider KB-15 book shelve speakers for surrounds if they will be positioned behind the main listening position. The savings here can be put toward that new receiver and a quality sub.
post #21075 of 35176
Thanks for the help slappy. Any suggestions on a sub if I start down that road, as you said? Do you think something like the rw-12 or go better to avoid the need to upgrade later?
post #21076 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

You should get the KC-25 center that matches the KF-28's. This would be the right center to "timbre match" the mains. I had this center at one time and it performed very well. Your front sound stage is the most critical for HT and mixing components from different series should be avoided. The RS62's would be ok but would be overkill and much more expensive than the matching KS-14 surrounds. You may also consider KB-15 book shelve speakers for surrounds if they will be positioned behind the main listening position. The savings here can be put toward that new receiver and a quality sub.
Tasdom, I understand I should stick with the same series. I was thinking use the KF-28's for now as place holders for a year or two but look toward the reference line in the future. I'm not necessarily sticking to $2g budget, just a swag of a total price. Maybe that just doesn't make sense, I am by no means an AV guy, just trying to learn and make my movies and games sounds great. Hah.
post #21077 of 35176
I gotcha. That being the case than there is no time like the present to start building that ref. system.

As far as the RW-12D subs go, I have 2 in my system and got the upgrade bug a week after taking delivery. They do sound fine with my set up and are a tremendous value at the Newegg sale price but I will be upgrading soon to ones that dig a little (or a lot) deeper.
post #21078 of 35176
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Originally Posted by af7miller View Post

Thanks for the help slappy. Any suggestions on a sub if I start down that road, as you said? Do you think something like the rw-12 or go better to avoid the need to upgrade later?
that 299 sub deal that NewEgg has every other week would be a great start . it's best not to throw a wad at one thing at 1st , unless you intend on keeping anything for the end game . That RC62 seems like a over kill but it's a Good base to start from , in a Home Theater the center is a prime importance as are the mains , but you have 2 speakers that will stand in for mains for Now ! & can be moved to surround duty when you up-grade the L/R mains .
All this is in mind that you need something that works Now ! & you do understand that upgrades are in your future .
The worst thing I did many moons ago was buy a complete package all at once & it quickly was not what I wanted once I got it home & that cash was just wasted
have you been the the klipsch forums on the Klipsch web site ? they have a garage section where members are all ways offering up the Reference line at good & fair prices .


http://community.klipsch.com/forums/74.aspx

they have a alert section as well about ebay & craig list offerings
post #21079 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

I gotcha. That being the case than there is no time like the present to start building that ref. system.

As far as the RW-12D subs go, I have 2 in my system and got the upgrade bug a week after taking delivery. They do sound fine with my set up and are a tremendous value at the Newegg sale price but I will be upgrading soon to ones that dig a little (or a lot) deeper.

I can dig it. That said, this dude says he can hit 17 Hz pretty easily and I contend he must be mistaken:

http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/170198.aspx?PageIndex=3

blake_mooney:
Three well placed Klipsch rw12d's (when on sale) are about the best you can find for under $1000. I have one of these paired with a BIC pl-200' and it's out of this world!! I hit 17hz pretty easily.
post #21080 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

I can dig it. That said, this dude says he can hit 17 Hz pretty easily and I contend he must be mistaken:

http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/170198.aspx?PageIndex=3

blake_mooney:
Three well placed Klipsch rw12d's (when on sale) are about the best you can find for under $1000. I have one of these paired with a BIC pl-200' and it's out of this world!! I hit 17hz pretty easily.
Yeah that's BS boast for sure I question that big time
3 of them will shake the walls thou , smile.gif
mY SVS twin cylinders have popped sheet rock nails outta the walls eek.gif
post #21081 of 35176
I think the RS-62's are probably overkill for your fronts and planned center. If I were in your shoes I'd probably opt for 52's, maybe even 42's.

The sub you can go with any brand. I got 2 of the Klipsch RW12D's just because they were on sale and they are decent, but many on this board will swear by sub companies like SVS, and truthfully their models are better than what I have.

I doubt you will need an external amp to properly drive those speakers. You will get a lot of opinions on receivers though. I personally opted to get a Pioneer Elite SC-61 with their new class D amps and have loved it and feel it was a solid value. There are certainly many options and they should be perfectly suitable for driving those speakers. I'm driving RF-7 II's, RC-64 II, and RS-62 II"s with my modest receiver, haven't heard any clipping even at deafening volumes.
post #21082 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Browninggold View Post

I have a Denon A100 and a Emotiva XPA-3 running my 3 RF-7IIs while A100 handles surround and sub. The speaker will sound the same. But they will look different.

It is funny how the amp will make my speakers look different?! I am trying to understand , but I can't! I read your response to "Done Deal DR" and I understand it is more clean power,,,,,
post #21083 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

My guess is not unless you have a large room. If your speakers are clipping at the level you listen at then you need an amp....Fwiw, this discussion comes up every few months and if you search this thread for "Amp" you will find numerous posts, including several within the last couple of weeks.

EDIT: I would explore this route:
Yes, if it's within your budget.


LOL,,,, well I always think about ways to improve my HT, as I spend most of my free time watching TV & listening to music. I didn't get the RF7 II because they are expensive about $4,000 and it isn't available for auditioning in my country. In addition, I have to wait for 4 months before it's delivered to my place. So, now I am thinking about spending $2K at getting decent Amp and connect it to my mains.

I believe I will follow your advice. It is good time to search this thread to find the best Amp for my Klipsch.
post #21084 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAljaberi View Post

It is funny how the amp will make my speakers look different?! I am trying to understand , but I can't! I read your response to "Done Deal DR" and I understand it is more clean power,,,,,

I believe he was making a joke and trying to say that he already had the XPA-3 amp but didn't feel like it made a difference except to give him peace of mind in case he ever needed it...That's my take.
post #21085 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAljaberi View Post

...I believe I will follow your advice. It is good time to search this thread to find the best Amp for my Klipsch.

Just to be clear--If your speakers aren't clipping/distorting at the volume you want to hear I don't think you need an external amp. I didn't see what you were using as a subwoofer but your money may be better spent getting a better or 2nd one of those. By the way, you should be running your speakers as SMALL and sending anything lower than 60 to 80 Hz to the sub (s)--This will take pressure off of your AVR and let you appreciate things at a louder volume before taxing your AVRs power supply.
post #21086 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

I believe he was making a joke and trying to say that he already had the XPA-3 amp but didn't feel like it made a difference except to give him peace of mind in case he ever needed it...That's my take.

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Originally Posted by Zen Traveler View Post

Just to be clear--If your speakers aren't clipping/distorting at the volume you want to hear I don't think you need an external amp. I didn't see what you were using as a subwoofer but your money may be better spent getting a better or 2nd one of those. By the way, you should be running your speakers as SMALL and sending anything lower than 60 to 80 Hz to the sub (s)--This will take pressure off of your AVR and let you appreciate things at a louder volume before taxing your AVRs power supply.

Thanks for your reply ,,,, I know Mr. "Browninggold" was joking and I liked him to elaborate ,,,,

Luckily ,, I set the volume between -20 to -5 and there's not any distortion or clipping at that level. My mains are setting as small , since I have HSU Sub ,,,
But ,, will class D or AB amplifier will differ or not? I really like to hear Klipsch users experience, because today I went to audition NAD amplifier. Lucky me ,, it was connected to RF82 II , I listened to Adele "Rolling in the deep" track and the sound was NOT really great in comparison with my marantz. I told the seller this isn't how RF82 II sound ,,, I always enjoy listening to Adele Album with my setting, while at shop, the sound was harsh and loud.
So I start to believe in how Amp may impact the way that I can enjoy my music/movie.
post #21087 of 35176
Also I thought I was replying to you and not dr done deal....so my quote from him I thought was you so then my reply is directed to you and not him. I know confusing for me also. Good luck
post #21088 of 35176
LoL ,, I think I may hire "translator" ,,
post #21089 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HAljaberi View Post

.. I went to audition NAD amplifier. Lucky me ,, it was connected to RF82 II , I listened to Adele "Rolling in the deep" track and the sound was NOT really great in comparison with my marantz. I told the seller this isn't how RF82 II sound ,,, I always enjoy listening to Adele Album with my setting, while at shop, the sound was harsh and loud.
So I start to believe in how Amp may impact the way that I can enjoy my music/movie.

The amp shouldn't have made that much difference and my guess it was either the room or a setting on the processor. Fwiw, I also like female singers and love how Sarah Mclachlan and Dido CDs and DVDs sound on my RF-7s/RC-7 and like listening to and watching Alanis Morissette DVDs on my system, but her CDs are a little bright for my taste (seems too compressed in that format). I am not familiar with Adele material and how it fits on what I described, but if it sounds good at home, my guess the culprit is what I mentioned in the first sentence.
post #21090 of 35176
The Female singers sound is really beautiful with Klipsch with no exception! Also I like to watch the Les Misérables: 25th Anniversary Concert every month. Because the dynamics of my speakers and sound clarity make me feel like I am attending the concert in real life.
Now I don't know what is the reason why the sound wasn't that much with the seller ,, but I think his poor knowledge is one reason as I asked him specific questions about the RF82 II and he didn't givin me clear answer ,, I think both of us know who is the culprit! Good thing I heard About Klipsch from this forum rather than listening to it at the shop!! Otherwise I will consider other brands for sure ,,,
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