Originally Posted by tony123
Bond, I've been lured into that same conversation more times than I care to admit. (And here I am once again
) If we could only state scientific fact, this site would be a reference source that you used to look up something. I use it for that. But I am so thankful we have conversations that keep me coming back to a community
as a souce of entertainment
I agree completely and you and Fastslappy are the nicest guys with great opinions and I've actually seen y'all bring Science into the discussion.
Otoh, I have also been known to give my opinion as well. This place has been a GREAT to obtain independent knowledge but sometimes it seems we go through periods where we get bombarded with 'Fans' who only get their views from the internet and they pass it on as experience. I realize that sometimes I come across as argumentative but in my defense I don't do it haphazardly.
I mentioned above my opinion about the internet being a mixed bag for both Conglomerates (which btw, Klipsch used to not be a part of when I joined this thread) and consumers. The last great advance for Klipsch speakers (imo) was the larger compression drivers for the horn after they decided not to go 3-Way in their speakers anymore--That happened when Paul Klipsch was alive and still had influence on the company--That's not to say that Klipsch doesn't make great speakers today, but I remember having a discussion on here when a person put verbatim something from the Company's marketing department which I thought could have skewed reality in favor of advertising...When you couple that with folks no longer auditioning speakers pretty soon it's hard to establish fact from propaganda.
Heck, my guess is that I've probably inadvertently help sell alot of RF-7II based on my experience with the originals and can go back to certain posts by others to prove my point--That said, I'm not convinced that the RF-7II is an "upgrade" to the original RF-7s but given everyone's experience feel confident that it's a great sounding speaker. Insofar as the lower end Reference Series is concerned, when the Mark II Series came out Klipsch CS even told a purchaser that it was okay to run different series of RF-62s in the front soundstage and they definitely would have told him if it wasn't going to be a seamless match.
Then of course we get into the Science and have folks rightly wondering why a speaker with such a high Sensitivity rating needs a more robust power supply to drive and then it really get's interesting. Then there are you Heritage guys who have all sorts of opinions on whether to moddify your Klipsch Speakers and then it gets downright exciting!