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post #21451 of 35176
I am going to have to wait to do that one. I had to order a new one because it was destroyed by the kids. Just to much use. It is on it's way and we'll be here later in the week. I was able to calibrate them using the buttons on the unit. I will experiment with that when it arrives this week.
post #21452 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post

hello, this is my first post

I have a klipsch 5.1 surround system and mix of synergy (F30 for LR) and reference (RF 52) for center and Icon (KB-15) for SR/SL

I'm planning to replace my LR with RF-52 and rear speakers with RS-52

My living room is 18x12x12 and my couch is 3 feet from the back wall (rear speakers)

Question 1 : Do I get any better with matching LCR
Question 2 : Does it make sense to replace the bookshelf rear speakers with RS-52 line

thx

 

#1--yes . . . Nothing more important than matching the front sound stage (LCR). You will appreciate the outcome.

 

 

#2--yes .. . . The RS52s are true surround speakers . . . You want to us them as side surrounds, which is what they are truly designed for, and would make a nice matched upgrade to your HT.  If you have an AVR that will do 7.1, then just use your KB-15s or even your F30s for rears . . . Not as critical to match the rears behind your primary listening post.  Try each and see what you like.

 

Sounds like you are on an exciting upgrade path!

 

Welcome to the forum!

post #21453 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

#1--yes . . . Nothing more important than matching the front sound stage (LCR). You will appreciate the outcome.


#2--yes .. . . The RS52s are true surround speakers . . . You want to us them as side surrounds, which is what they are truly designed for, and would make a nice matched upgrade to your HT.  If you have an AVR that will do 7.1, then just use your KB-15s or even your F30s for rears . . . Not as critical to match the rears behind your primary listening post.  Try each and see what you like.

Sounds like you are on an exciting upgrade path!

Welcome to the forum!


Unfortunately I won't have room for 7.1 (can only do back surround in 5.1) even though my Denon 1913 supports 7 ch

I will order RF 52's and RS 52's

thx
post #21454 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Ssoto0055 View Post

Hey guys quick set up question. I ask because it"s a Klipsch speaker. I am having an issue with my center being a little too bassy. Over on the audio set up forum it was mentioned that speakers in enclosures will do that a lot. Mine happens to be in an enclosure. I have a C-2 Synergy. When I had my old box tv it sat on top of it and it sounded great. Is this speaker supposed to be placed on top of the tv? It would explain my struggles as of late. I have an LCD on the same stand where the center is. The LCD makes it difficult to put the speaker on the tv. Should I place it on the wall above? i've read that if it's not meant to be placed there it will do the same. Any suggestions? Thanks.

As cchunter pointed out, ear level is always best . . . But some, because of space limitations put the center below the TV  and angle it up (my RC62 had a built in adjusting foot to raise the center in an up angle level toward ear height for below TV use), or over the TV and level down pointing toward ear level at the center seated position.

 

Life is full of compromises.  :-)

post #21455 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post


Unfortunately I won't have room for 7.1 (can only do back surround in 5.1) even though my Denon 1913 supports 7 ch

I will order RF 52's and RS 52's

thx

Aha . . . Room compromises . . . Some people with your new fronts soundstage and limitation to 5.1 would prefer the RS52s in the rear, some RB 51 or RB61 speakers in the rear . . . It is a personal taste.  But, with 5.1, if at all possible best to match your surrounds to the front sound stage if possible financially.  You will find the bookshelves (RB) speakers cheaper then the WDST(RS) . . . But for mr, I have had both and zi, personally, hear a lot more from WDST speakers in 5.1 than I do with bookshelves.

 

in an case, with your F30s and RB-15s freed up, you could find a used center, little sub, and a used AVR (I recently picked two used AVRs up for $7.50 each--older Sony units, each doing 5.1 and no HDMI) and now you have another 5.1 setup for the other room . . . bedroom, bathroom, home office, garage?  :-). Or you could sell the leftovers to help fund your new purchases.

 

Looks like you are having fun moving into the Reference line with that new Denon!


Edited by Rhetor - 2/25/13 at 4:14pm
post #21456 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post

hello, this is my first post

I have a klipsch 5.1 surround system and mix of synergy (F30 for LR) and reference (RF 52) for center and Icon (KB-15) for SR/SL

I'm planning to replace my LR with RF-52 and rear speakers with RS-52

My living room is 18x12x12 and my couch is 3 feet from the back wall (rear speakers)

Question 1 : Do I get any better with matching LCR
Question 2 : Does it make sense to replace the bookshelf rear speakers with RS-52 line

thx
I have the RF52ii's with the RS62ii's as a 5.1 system. I'm also running a Denon 791 which is basically the same as the 1913 as far as watts per channel. The RS62ii's fulfill the surround dutys above and beyond what I imagined. Trust me you will not be disappointed. It sounds really good.
post #21457 of 35176
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

Aha . . . Room compromises . . . Some people with your new fronts soundstage and limitation to 5.1 would prefer the RS52s in the rear, some RB 51 or RB61 speakers in the rear . . . It is a personal taste.  But, with 5.1, if at all possible best to match your surrounds to the front sound stage if possible financially.  You will find the bookshelves (RB) speakers cheaper then the WDST(RS) . . . But for mr, I have had both and zi, personally, hear a lot more from WDST speakers in 5.1 than I do with bookshelves.

in an case, with your F30s and RB-15s freed up, you could find a used center, little sub, and a used AVR (I recently picked two used AVRs up for $7.50 each--older Sony units, each doing 5.1 and no HDMI) and now you have another 5.1 setup for the other room . . . bedroom, bathroom, home office, garage?  :-). Or you could sell the leftovers to help fund your new purchases.

Looks like you are having fun moving into the Reference line with that new Denon!

For now I will stick to my RC-52 and ordered RF 52 II's.

Once RF-52's arrive, I will test my KB-15 as rear speakers before ordering RS 52's.
post #21458 of 35176
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I have the RF52ii's with the RS62ii's as a 5.1 system. I'm also running a Denon 791 which is basically the same as the 1913 as far as watts per channel. The RS62ii's fulfill the surround dutys above and beyond what I imagined. Trust me you will not be disappointed. It sounds really good.

Initially I was thinking RF-62ii's might be an over kill since I have my couch 2-3 feet away from the wall. Do you think RS-52 will suffice my need of surround speakers
post #21459 of 35176
This is what my first home theater looks like (BTW this is step up from BOSE):

158in Elite Cinema235 Screen
Epson 6020UB Projector
Panamorph Cinevista Lens
(2) L/R - Klipsch RF-7 II
(1) C - Klipsch RC-64 II
(2) Height - Klipsch RB-81 II
(4) Surrounds - Klipsch RS-62 II
(2) Subwoofers - Klipsch SW-115 (On backorder sadly.. But the RF-7's have tons of Bass already so I should be good until they arive)
Pioneer SC 1527K A/V Receiver
Pioneer Elite BDP-62 Blu-ray

I have the install booked but I was curious to see the speakers in action so I connected the RF-7's and I was destroyed. A note to people buying bose: If you have a 1900$ budget, let go of the bose and buy one of the RF-7 or even the small versions and you will be blown away, even with all of those tiny crap cubes combined. SO much clarity, depth, and reality to the sounds it can produce! If I am blown away by 2 speakers I cant wait until i get all 11 of 'em running! I bet that if you burn your bose speakers, the heat that it produces will be more pleasing than the sound it make.

I just wanted to say thanks to all of the contributors of AVS Forums as it has helped me a lot in choosing my perfect home theater! Really appreciate the advice!

Will post pics ASAP after the install!
Edited by HomeTheaterGuru - 2/25/13 at 8:38pm
post #21460 of 35176
Nice setup for your first enjoy
post #21461 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post


Initially I was thinking RF-62ii's might be an over kill since I have my couch 2-3 feet away from the wall. Do you think RS-52 will suffice my need of surround speakers

 

Now I see the problem . . . you . . . have . . . Klipsch  upgraditis!eek.gif

 

and you will have to prepare for a future outbreak, a relapse.

 

If you get RF62s, I would recommend RS62s, which are not only the sonic match for RF62s, but will be so again, when you get RF82s, and then migrate yet again someday to RF7s . . . The RS62s are not overkill for RS62s, but they will serve you well when you upgrade your fronts ever again.

 

IMHO


Edited by Rhetor - 2/25/13 at 8:35pm
post #21462 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HomeTheaterGuru View Post

This is what my first home theater looks like (BTW this is step up from BOSE):

158in Elite Cinema235 Screen
Epson 6020UB Projector
Panamorph Cinevista Lens
(2) L/R - Klipsch RF-7 II
(1) C - Klipsch RC-64 II
(2) Height - Klipsch RB-81 II
(4) Surrounds - Klipsch RS-62 II
(2) Subwoofers - Klipsch SW-115 (On backorder sadly.. But the RF-7's have tons of Bass already so I should be good until the arive)
Pioneer SC 1527K A/V Receiver
Pioneer Elite BDP-62 Blu-ray

I have the install booked but I was curious to see the speakers in action so I connected the RF-7's and I was destroyed. A note to people buying bose: If you have a 1900$ budget, let go of the bose and buy one of the RF-7 or even the small versions and you will blown away with all of those tiny crap cubes combined. SO much clarity, depth, and reality to the sounds it can produce! If I am blown away by 2 speakers I cant wait until i get all 11 of 'em running! I bet that if you burn your bose speakers, the heat that it produces will be more pleasing than the sound it make.

I just wanted to say thanks to all of the contributors of AVS Forums as it has helped me a lot in choosing my perfect home theater! Really appreciate the advice!

Will post pics ASAP after the install!

That will def. be a nice set up.....enjoy!
post #21463 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post

Initially I was thinking RF-62ii's might be an over kill since I have my couch 2-3 feet away from the wall. Do you think RS-52 will suffice my need of surround speakers
Yes
post #21464 of 35176
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Originally Posted by HomeTheaterGuru View Post

This is what my first home theater looks like (BTW this is step up from BOSE):

158in Elite Cinema235 Screen
Epson 6020UB Projector
Panamorph Cinevista Lens
(2) L/R - Klipsch RF-7 II
(1) C - Klipsch RC-64 II
(2) Height - Klipsch RB-81 II
(4) Surrounds - Klipsch RS-62 II
(2) Subwoofers - Klipsch SW-115 (On backorder sadly.. But the RF-7's have tons of Bass already so I should be good until they arive)
Pioneer SC 1527K A/V Receiver
Pioneer Elite BDP-62 Blu-ray

I have the install booked but I was curious to see the speakers in action so I connected the RF-7's and I was destroyed. A note to people buying bose: If you have a 1900$ budget, let go of the bose and buy one of the RF-7 or even the small versions and you will be blown away, even with all of those tiny crap cubes combined. SO much clarity, depth, and reality to the sounds it can produce! If I am blown away by 2 speakers I cant wait until i get all 11 of 'em running! I bet that if you burn your bose speakers, the heat that it produces will be more pleasing than the sound it make.

I just wanted to say thanks to all of the contributors of AVS Forums as it has helped me a lot in choosing my perfect home theater! Really appreciate the advice!

Will post pics ASAP after the install!
Im jealous grr!!! Thats one hell of a system!!! Enjoy!!
post #21465 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jaykay0222 View Post

Initially I was thinking RF-62ii's might be an over kill since I have my couch 2-3 feet away from the wall. Do you think RS-52 will suffice my need of surround speakers

I use the RS52IIs with my RF7IIs and they blend in nicely. They will be fine with the RF62IIs imo.
post #21466 of 35176
i need some help with either mounting my RB 61 or putting them on stands. Which is going to give me the best SQ
post #21467 of 35176
I noticed that the Klipsch Icon W's are really starting to go out of stock at Newegg (notably the WF-35 and WB-14). Interestingly enough, I have 3 pairs of WB-14 bookshelf speakers (2 pairs as surrounds and 1 pair as stereo in another room).

My wife is pushing hard for in wall surround speakers (surround and surround back, WF-35 and WC-24 for LCR) so I am thinking about selling 2 pairs of WB-14s. I put down $200/pair around a year ago. Anyone think I'll fetch that same price on Ebay? Any reason I should hold on to these speakers? I can't help but think they may be collector's items some day as there is absolutely no prettier a speaker (espresso wood) but I could probably use the capital to fund the 4 in wall speakers.

Which brings me to my last question; does anyone pair in walls with Icon W series? Any experience or suggestions? What should I look for when selecting surrounds to match these the best I can?
post #21468 of 35176
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Originally Posted by e84cooper View Post

i need some help with either mounting my RB 61 or putting them on stands. Which is going to give me the best SQ

I'm in the market for a stand for the RB-61 II. I am browsing Amazon now, but I want to hear from others first. These speakers aren't your average bookshelfs. I'm guessing a 24" stand would work to put them about right height for sitting in a couch or love seat. I'm worried about the size of these tipping the average stand. I need a center stand or mount as well. My center needs to be about 14" off the ground from the bottom pointing slightly up. Might have to try to build a shelf for that.
post #21469 of 35176
yes... you guys want something solid to support those bad boys
post #21470 of 35176
Has anybody wall mounted an RC-62? Can you please provide what you used and how you did it?
post #21471 of 35176
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Originally Posted by acevesf View Post

Has anybody wall mounted an RC-62? Can you please provide what you used and how you did it?

I didn't use these, I built my own shelf. But someone else here recommended these brackets from Ikea.
post #21472 of 35176
Thanks Alan, do you just rest the center on the brackets once mounted to the wall?
post #21473 of 35176
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Originally Posted by acevesf View Post

Thanks Alan, do you just rest the center on the brackets once mounted to the wall?

Like I said, I didn't use those brackets, just saw someone else on the forum recommend them and thought they were pretty slick.

I would make sure you mount them to studs, and them affix some rubber, non-slip feet or something to the brackets so the speaker can't slip. Maybe put thicker feet in the back to angle it down a bit.
post #21474 of 35176
I'm interested in the rf 7 ii and the rc 64 ii. I just want to make sure that my room size is ok for these speakers.. My room is 17 x 16.
The room I audition them in was bigger so I thought I would seek advice here. Thanks in advance. Also, this is a 100% movie watching room.
post #21475 of 35176
RF-7ii and 64ii will light up that room. Go or it!
post #21476 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jugsta View Post

I noticed that the Klipsch Icon W's are really starting to go out of stock at Newegg (notably the WF-35 and WB-14). Interestingly enough, I have 3 pairs of WB-14 bookshelf speakers (2 pairs as surrounds and 1 pair as stereo in another room).

My wife is pushing hard for in wall surround speakers (surround and surround back, WF-35 and WC-24 for LCR) so I am thinking about selling 2 pairs of WB-14s. I put down $200/pair around a year ago. Anyone think I'll fetch that same price on Ebay? Any reason I should hold on to these speakers? I can't help but think they may be collector's items some day as there is absolutely no prettier a speaker (espresso wood) but I could probably use the capital to fund the 4 in wall speakers.

Which brings me to my last question; does anyone pair in walls with Icon W series? Any experience or suggestions? What should I look for when selecting surrounds to match these the best I can?

While those speakers are outstanding at the liquidation price they are very average at MSRP and were not as popular as the Reference Series which they competed with on price nor the Synergy Series where they competed on performance.
As such they are not likely to become legendary or collectible.
If you can sell them for the price you paid, go for it.
I would much rather have those speakers than built in style speakers though.
post #21477 of 35176
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Originally Posted by jugsta View Post

I noticed that the Klipsch Icon W's are really starting to go out of stock at Newegg (notably the WF-35 and WB-14). Interestingly enough, I have 3 pairs of WB-14 bookshelf speakers (2 pairs as surrounds and 1 pair as stereo in another room).

My wife is pushing hard for in wall surround speakers (surround and surround back, WF-35 and WC-24 for LCR) so I am thinking about selling 2 pairs of WB-14s. I put down $200/pair around a year ago. Anyone think I'll fetch that same price on Ebay? Any reason I should hold on to these speakers? I can't help but think they may be collector's items some day as there is absolutely no prettier a speaker (espresso wood) but I could probably use the capital to fund the 4 in wall speakers.

Which brings me to my last question; does anyone pair in walls with Icon W series? Any experience or suggestions? What should I look for when selecting surrounds to match these the best I can?

PM me, I'll take both pairs.
post #21478 of 35176
Thanks guys. I may not have a choice about the in walls. Thanks for the advice though. Psychosis- I will PM you later this weekend when I'm more awake and have more time.
post #21479 of 35176
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Originally Posted by RickD1225 View Post

RF-7ii and 64ii will light up that room. Go or it!

Thank you, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. I pulled the trigger on the rf 7 ii's and the rc 64 ii. In a couple months I will add the rs 62 ii's. I've had an onkyo HTIB for the last 6 years so I'm real excited to step up to this setup.
post #21480 of 35176
^^ That will be a great setup
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