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Gents,
I have a word to add and a question to ask. I bought black H-I HWB's in '78. They were $300; first quality was $400; warranty was 5 years on both. I assumed HWB stood for 'walnut-blemish'. I'm skilled and curious so, very soon I removed the black finish and uncovered only one 2-inch top edge sand-through and dark wood with a gorgeous patina. I care for them with tung oil. A week ago I purchased a pair of '83 HWO's. They are much lighter and the grain appears different to me (see both in one photo attached). Can you help me identify the dark wood in the HWB's if it isn't walnut? For what it is worth, I updated the HWB's last year with Sonicaps from Bob Crites (he's the nicest guy, extremely helpful, patient and knowledgable). A world of difference in sound quality by bringing them back into factory spec. I'll update the HWO's soon. I hope my info helps. I'll be happy to talk privately. Thanks for your opinion of my wood. h
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Gents,
I purchased HWB's in '78 for $300. First qualiy would have been $400. Warranty was 5 years on both. I soon removed the black finish and discovered a beautifully patinaed gorgeous dark wood. It is much darker and richer than the '83 HWO's I recently acquired. All these years I assumed HWB meant Heresy Walnut Blemish (or black). The data sheets I have found do not list WB as a finish. Mine are considerably darker and appear to be a different grain than my Walnut-Oiled pair. I'd appreciate your help in determining the wood. Last year I updated the HWB's with Sonicaps from Bob Crites. He has great knowledge and is very helpful. As you might imagine returning the HWB's to original spec immensely improved the sound. I'll soon update the HWO's. I'll be happy to speak with anyone privately. I hope my info helps. Thanks for your opinion of my wood. h
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if I had to guess, I'd say the 1 on the right is Walnut, which will retain its' colour over the years and the 1 on the left is Oak, which will darken in colour over the years...at least that's my experience with rifle stocks (not that I own any firearms rolleyes.gif) and to a lesser extent, speakers...cool.gif
post #21694 of 35420
btw, listening to Pandora on my KG-1's right now; Surround Back (Zone 2) while watching, sort of, NCAA BB
Edited by SanchoPanza - 3/23/13 at 7:50pm
post #21695 of 35420
Guys found a set of klf and was locally .
Phoned the guy to discover it was a klf -10 he s asking 200 ish$ no grils tough call I really wanna wait for 30 or 20
But klf 10 .it is tempting ...
post #21696 of 35420
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Originally Posted by malmstump View Post

Guys found a set of klf and was locally .
Phoned the guy to discover it was a klf -10 he s asking 200 ish$ no grils tough call I really wanna wait for 30 or 20
But klf 10 .it is tempting ...
you can use them as surrounds when you get the 30's
post #21697 of 35420
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

you can use them as surrounds when you get the 30's

I like the way you think; you may be able to find grills from Klipsch or e bay
post #21698 of 35420
Hey guys first time posting in this section here. Anyone around the Kansas City know of someone owning the thx ultra setup? I am debating on moving from 63/64 setup to thx but am wanting to hear them first before I go through with it. Any help is appreciated very much
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The THX system would be too close to a lateral change from 63 / 64 to be worth the effort for me .
post #21700 of 35420
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

you can use them as surrounds when you get the 30's
thanks fastslappy ,but wife would shoot me if i had 2 huge speakers in front and back man lol ,i am so tempted in buying em still tho.
i am dreaming of my klf 30 s badly now ,don't wana settle for less .
so what is pair of rf-82 and an rc 62 can sell for nowadays? i was thinking 800-900$ for all 3 ,is that fair?
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

I like the way you think; you may be able to find grills from Klipsch or e bay
great minds think alike sanchopanza allready saw a few fr 30 bucks each not bad deal
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Originally Posted by malmstump View Post

thanks fastslappy ,but wife would shoot me if i had 2 huge speakers in front and back man lol ,i am so tempted in buying em still tho.
i am dreaming of my klf 30 s badly now ,don't wana settle for less .
so what is pair of rf-82 and an rc 62 can sell for nowadays? i was thinking 800-900$ for all 3 ,is that fair?
Retail for the 3 go for 1700. Used around 1200
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Retail for the 3 go for 1700. Used around 1200

I paid $1200 a year ago for those 3 speakers, brand new
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post


Retail for the 3 go for 1700. Used around 1200
cchunter , i like that 1200 $ might not move them that quick at that price but i can try and then go down or say obo lol lke everybody does
ut tat leaves me with a good prfit i paid 550 for the 3 so awsome:cool:
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

I paid $1200 a year ago for those 3 speakers, brand new
Ahh I was thinking they were the newer reference ii,s, Im assuming those are the older ones which sounds bout right price wise
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Ahh I was thinking they were the newer reference ii,s, Im assuming those are the older ones which sounds bout right price wise

nope mine are rf82ii and rc 62ii. retail about $1700 but sound distributors and acoustic sound design sell em much cheaper. I actually had vanns price match due to them having a better return policy.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

nope mine are rf82ii and rc 62ii. retail about $1700 but sound distributors and acoustic sound design sell em much cheaper. I actually had vanns price match due to them having a better return policy.
1200 for the RF82ii and RC62ii brand new!? Thats hard to believe lol.
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

1200 for the RF82ii and RC62ii brand new!? Thats hard to believe lol.

just looked at my receipts, and you were right. I paid $1300. rc62ii for 449.02 and rf82ii for 425.99 each. still way better than msrp, and I think that would make it difficult to get $1200 for a used set. 1300 was my total which included tax and shipping.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

just looked at my receipts, and you were right. I paid $1300. rc62ii for 449.02 and rf82ii for 425.99 each. still way better than msrp, and I think that would make it difficult to get $1200 for a used set. 1300 was my total which included tax and shipping.

I paid $1400 at Fry's. They have sales on these periodically.
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Originally Posted by cdub5 View Post

just looked at my receipts, and you were right. I paid $1300. rc62ii for 449.02 and rf82ii for 425.99 each. still way better than msrp, and I think that would make it difficult to get $1200 for a used set. 1300 was my total which included tax and shipping.
1300 or 1400 are both still good deals. My next upgrade will be the RF82ii's. Funny thing is I just sold my RC52ii to a coworker for 350.00 lol. I'm waiting for my RC62ii which I paid 395.00. 45.00 dollar upgrade to an RC62ii. Not bad! I will try to sell my RF52ii's to him as well in the future once I have the money for the 82ii's. Wonder how much he will give me for them? The reason hes paying so much for my used speakers is because I'm letting him make payments. Whatever works I guess, and both of us are happy in the end. tongue.gif
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Greetings everyone,

New poster here, but been reading the site for help and advice for a while but wanted some opinions on a new system i'm looking to put together.

I have an old set of hand me down speakers kicking around that are not quite doing it for me anymore and looking to get into a klipsch system.

The system I had in mind was
RF82ii
RC62ii
RS52ii

Now Im getting these at a pretty good price and was wondering if it would be worth while spending the extra $600 and getting the RC64ii and the RS62ii.

I understand they are matched to the RF-7ii but would they work with the 82's?

Also any other advice would be welcome.

Also I have an Onkyo TXSR707B as my receiver right now

Thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by The Tick View Post

Greetings everyone,

New poster here, but been reading the site for help and advice for a while but wanted some opinions on a new system i'm looking to put together.

I have an old set of hand me down speakers kicking around that are not quite doing it for me anymore and looking to get into a klipsch system.

The system I had in mind was
RF82ii
RC62ii
RS52ii

Now Im getting these at a pretty good price and was wondering if it would be worth while spending the extra $600 and getting the RC64ii and the RS62ii.

I understand they are matched to the RF-7ii but would they work with the 82's?

Also any other advice would be welcome.

Also I have an Onkyo TXSR707B as my receiver right now

Thanks in advance


I had the 82's with a 64 for about six months...then I upgraded to the 7's. IMO, the 64 did a great job with the 82's....
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Originally Posted by COACH2369 View Post

I had the 82's with a 64 for about six months...then I upgraded to the 7's. IMO, the 64 did a great job with the 82's....

was it worth upgrade? I have no problems waiting a bit longer if jumping to the 7's is worth while, but I cant get the same type of discount on the 7's as I can on the 82's
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Originally Posted by The Tick View Post

was it worth upgrade? I have no problems waiting a bit longer if jumping to the 7's is worth while, but I cant get the same type of discount on the 7's as I can on the 82's

IMO....Yes, they are worth the upgrade. I don't have my Klipsch setup anymore, but when I made the jump into the 7's...it was a whole new ball game. I will say, that having a good sub helps these guys out too.
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

1200 for the RF82ii and RC62ii brand new!? Thats hard to believe lol.

You can find good deals if you get lucky and look long enough. Got a 2 x RF-82 II, RC-62 II, and 2 x RS-52 II for 1,600 from Vanns when they had a huge sale some time back. all brand new too.
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Now im guessing I would prolly want to jump into a higher end amp as the one I have now is a little underpowered for the 82's and would be way under powered for the 7's.
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Originally Posted by The Tick View Post

Now im guessing I would prolly want to jump into a higher end amp as the one I have now is a little underpowered for the 82's and would be way under powered for the 7's.

Not true - the 7's are actually more sensitive (3db) than the 82's. You would actually need less amp to drive 'em. wink.gif
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My 7's sound amazing off just receiver amp power (Pioneer Elite SC-61). I can't say I definitely wont ever get an amp (just because curiosity kills me), but as is the loudest I've ever been able to crank it is around -7 or -8. I haven't heard any clipping.
post #21719 of 35420
The 7's do require more amp, not due to sensitivity, but because of impedence. It's been thoroughly discussed in the thread.
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^^^

My bad - disregard my comments then. biggrin.gif
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