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post #23581 of 35202
I have always been a new gear shopper. But over the last 6mo or so i have seen what used can get for your money. Dont get me wrong i love buying new but man used can give so much value.
post #23582 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Reference_head View Post

I have always been a new gear shopper. But over the last 6mo or so i have seen what used can get for your money. Dont get me wrong i love buying new but man used can give so much value.
that & the fact that there are a lot of Great dis-continued Klipsch speaker lines that the Reference line pale in comparison to .
Add in that those speakers now sell used for a fraction of what the top of the Reference line sell for wink.gif
Plus with a robust after market parts supply , anyone who can use a screwdriver can refurb a used set of Klipsch to better than New SQ rolleyes.gif
post #23583 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

that & the fact that there are a lot of Great dis-continued Klipsch speaker lines that the Reference line pale in comparison to .
Add in that those speakers now sell used for a fraction of what the top of the Reference line sell for wink.gif
Plus with a robust after market parts supply , anyone who can use a screwdriver can refurb a used set of Klipsch to better than New SQ rolleyes.gif

I know slappy if it isn't old as hell it must be junk biggrin.gifrolleyes.gif
post #23584 of 35202
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I know slappy if it isn't old as hell it must be junk biggrin.gifrolleyes.gif
I'm Not knocking the Reference line I've had them & they are great for what they are , they fit a modern style of smaller cabinets , the consumers want smaller speakers ,

but Klipsch has killed off some really great preforming lines of speaks eek.gif
Some will always want new , me I insist on a new car , new furniture , new appliances , none of these I will by used . Speakers ? I choose what's best & I can do used speaks as I'm a person being able to refurb them .
Some people neither have the ways,means,skill to do that so they must buy new it's not a knock on anyone or the new Klipsch products . smile.gif
I'd Love Me Sum NEW ====>KPT-Jubilee 535 . . . . a set of 4 PLZ tongue.gif
post #23585 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Rhetor View Post

Awesome isn't it. Loved my Reference setup, but going vintage Heritage is a level I never knew I wanted to go until I heard my first La Scalas!

Congrats on what I am sure is a great HT setup!

La-Scalas are very nice speakers, but can be hard to fit, in a lot of rooms. I know they will not work in my room and I do not have to worry about looks or WAF.
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post #23586 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Reference_head View Post

If you call acoustic sound design and talk to mike they normally give around 30% off reference speakers.

Might want to check with AVS also. smile.gif
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post #23587 of 35202
I agree bigger is always better if all things are =. Having heard some of top kg and klf speakers they don't really compare to the top reference imo. If you upgrade the klf horns they can be really good from what i have read. But stock they are not as refined. And klipsch heritage speakers are monsters and its not really a fair fight the size is such an advantage (with khorn and La Scala) The 83s and new rf-7ii are monster cabs too just not as big as those.
post #23588 of 35202
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Might want to check with AVS also. smile.gif

Lol sorry mike biggrin.gif
post #23589 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

I'm Not knocking the Reference line I've had them & they are great for what they are , they fit a modern style of smaller cabinets , the consumers want smaller speakers ,

but Klipsch has killed off some really great preforming lines of speaks eek.gif
Some will always want new , me I insist on a new car , new furniture , new appliances , none of these I will by used . Speakers ? I choose what's best & I can do used speaks as I'm a person being able to refurb them .
Some people neither have the ways,means,skill to do that so they must buy new it's not a knock on anyone or the new Klipsch products . smile.gif
I'd Love Me Sum NEW ====>KPT-Jubilee 535 . . . . a set of 4 PLZ tongue.gif

I know what you meant bro just jabbing you biggrin.gif
post #23590 of 35202
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I'd Love Me Sum NEW ====>KPT-Jubilee 535 . . . . a set of 4 PLZ tongue.gif

What are you gonna use for the center channel? A puny RC-64II??? tongue.gif
post #23591 of 35202
I'll make him a good deal on a RC-42II

LoL
post #23592 of 35202

If he used a Bose it would give him center channel.....everywhere..... rolleyes.gif

post #23593 of 35202
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If he used a Bose it would give him center channel.....everywhere..... rolleyes.gif

True, dat.
post #23594 of 35202
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If he used a Bose it would give him center channel.....everywhere..... rolleyes.gif

eek.gif lol
post #23595 of 35202
Where can I get floor spikes for my RF-82s? Do they really work? I have them on carpet in my living room and they sound great, but I'm curious if the spikes will add any sort of isolation.
Does anyone use any kind of foam isolation for their mains? I use a great gramma for my PB 12+ and it works very well. So I'm thinking about getting the smaller ones for my 82s, but was intrigued by floor spikes.
post #23596 of 35202
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Where can I get floor spikes for my RF-82s? Do they really work? I have them on carpet in my living room and they sound great, but I'm curious if the spikes will add any sort of isolation.
Does anyone use any kind of foam isolation for their mains? I use a great gramma for my PB 12+ and it works very well. So I'm thinking about getting the smaller ones for my 82s, but was intrigued by floor spikes.[/quote

Pretty good selection at Parts Express
http://www.parts-express.com/cat/speaker-cabinet-spikes/317
post #23597 of 35202
My KM-4 (KG 3.5) has spikes with covers for other than carpet.

Missing 1 cover of 8. Any ideas where to get a replacement? Don't want to overpay for a 12 cent part.
post #23598 of 35202
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Originally Posted by coytee View Post

Drywall???

My wife views sheet rock as exceedingly simple to work with.  She won't hesitate for an instant to have me cut a swath out to put some reinforcement in.  She once decided she wanted to mount a thin HD tv in a spare bedroom.

Out came the tools, I surgically cut a section of drywall out about 4' high by 20" wide and like a doctor working through a hole in your belly, framed inside the wall some extra studs using a right angle drill to screw them into adjacent studs.

Got the bracing worked in, pulled the power and cable signal to the location, screwed the 'fitted' piece back (since I didn't destroy it to begin with) and all she had to do was putty things up and paint it.  Today you would never know it happened.

She's done this several times...  in fact....  I hate it when she's looking up at the ceiling thinking "hmmmmm....  that light fixture would look better if it was scooted over about six more inches"

I know that when she starts thinking like that, I'm going to soon end up on a ladder cutting out a swath of drywall to move the power & electrical box....  six inches.  (this is a true story and it happened on TWO different occasions!)

Great story!

There are some pics posted in this thread a while back of a member who put a pair of Heresys in the rear wall. Something I would do if I did not live in a log cabin. But aI would prefer adheres eye in the wall to the stock a Klipsch in-walls if aI were running a Ahereitage HT
post #23599 of 35202
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Originally Posted by 06GTOguy View Post

Where can I get floor spikes for my RF-82s? Do they really work? I have them on carpet in my living room and they sound great, but I'm curious if the spikes will add any sort of isolation.
Does anyone use any kind of foam isolation for their mains? I use a great gramma for my PB 12+ and it works very well. So I'm thinking about getting the smaller ones for my 82s, but was intrigued by floor spikes.

If you got your 82s NIB, the spikes come with the speakers. They are taped to the underside of the protective foam in a recessed slot in the bottom. Did not know aI had any until I sold them . . . Found the spikes cubbyholes in the packing styrofoam when I was replacing the 82s.

You might just ask around if somebody has them, or you could order them from Klipsch.
post #23600 of 35202
They should be able to get them from Klipsch Rhetor. Just that they may not like the markup on them.
post #23601 of 35202
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They should be able to get them from Klipsch Rhetor. Just that they may not like the markup on them.

Very true. He could have had mine for the postage if I were still running 82s . . . I have hardwood floors.

So, parts express or Klipsch for the originals.
post #23602 of 35202
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They should be able to get them from Klipsch Rhetor. Just that they may not like the markup on them.

Very true. He could have had mine for the postage if I were still running 82s . . . I have hardwood floors.

So, parts express or Klipsch for the originals.

I looked on klipsch website and couldn't find them. Parts express will probably be the route I go.
post #23603 of 35202
http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/175464.aspx

KLF-30's 4 sale in Charlotte SC smile.gif
post #23604 of 35202
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They should be able to get them from Klipsch Rhetor. Just that they may not like the markup on them.

Very true. He could have had mine for the postage if I were still running 82s . . . I have hardwood floors.

So, parts express or Klipsch for the originals.

I looked on klipsch website and couldn't find them. Parts express will probably be the route I go.

You would need to call Klipsch parts in Indianapolis. I have bought a few OM parts direct from them at some surprisingly reasonable prices @

http://www.klipsch.com/Contact-Us

They have also surprised me a time or too on some NOS parts for out of production, even vintage, parts that were outrageously priced used on the fleece-bay.

A simple call will find out. Not like an auto parts store where they have to hunt around. Very professional and very quick to tell you if the part is in stock, cost, and then fast shipping . . . All in one phone call.
Edited by Rhetor - 7/22/13 at 5:36am
post #23605 of 35202
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/175464.aspx

KLF-30's 4 sale in Charlotte SC smile.gif

I have a pair of 30's for sale on craigslist by me for $700... surely a good deal for a great performer.
post #23606 of 35202
hey guys - im about to start getting some final pieces for my HT setup. What speaker cable do you recommend for Klipsch Reference II? What should be the recommended gauge for in-wall / in-ceiling speaker cables?

Also, I do I need anything else - like banana plugs for the speakers?

If you can provide a link that would be great!
post #23607 of 35202
Monoprice for speaker cable.

eBay for banana plugs, look for a seller from Baton Rouge selling Nakamichi Banana plugs...
post #23608 of 35202
While waiting for my RS-52 II to arrive I decided I just dont want to deal with those external amps. Its not very clear if the benefits are huge or even there at all. So decided to just go with a Marantz sr7007, which should provide ample power for my RF-62 II based system.

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post #23609 of 35202
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Monoprice for speaker cable.

eBay for banana plugs, look for a seller from Baton Rouge selling Nakamichi Banana plugs...

Why not get the plugs at monoprice as well? I have, very reasonably priced.
post #23610 of 35202
Matter of personal preference; I'm sure they are fine, he now has a choice.
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