Alright, here is a question on what to do.
(Seriously, NOT to trying to impress, and why I have never provided a complete list or pics . . . of any of my setups. There are many who have so much more and better setups, especially those with the holy grail of Klipsch, Jubilees and/or Palladiums.
I am very humbled by and very grateful for the speakers I have been able to collect here in middle-age. Some of you are doing some amazing stuff and putting together amazing setups. Wish I had started like many of you before I entered middle-age. I am genuinely impressed with the creativity and knowledge and setups of some of you young guys, or those jjust entering the world of Klipsch. If I had started young, maybe I would have Jubs or Palladiums,; maybe not, because I simply love vintage music equipment and learning this stuff as a hobby. And what some in this thread do with their setups, with Reference, Synergys, and vintage Klipsch speakers, dialing them in sonically and electronically and putting together incredible systems is nothing short of amazing!
And, if called upon for any financial crisis, my vintage electronics and speakers are toys, easily sold, to help members of my family in need. Like for all of us, they are fun toys, but family need always comes first. I was happy because of the love in my immediate family, wife, and kids, long before I bought my first Reference speaker in 2007, and will stilly be happy if they ever needed to be gone to serve a family need. But we, my wife and me, are having fun with them for now.
Anyways, I have two Klipsch setups--an HT (which also serves as my home office) and a setup in the wife's office.
Upstairs in wife's office: 7.1, La Scala fronts, two Heresy 1.5s, two Heresy Is (Heresys for side and rear surrounds, a Belle Center.
In the HT: 11.3 (kind of, the sub is a Martin Logan Depth i with three powered woofers in the box), rear La Scalas, Belle sides, K-horns fronts, Belle center, and four KG4s for wides and heights.
(I have other another set of K-horns with a few cosmetic challenges in the basement workshop; and a pair of working KG 2s and a KG 2.2 Klipsch speakers in the basement workshop not hooked up, but just running two channel there on a pair of K-horns).
(Full Disclosure Back Story: Before anyone gets impressed, all were vintage buys, and most I had to do recaps on and a tweet or driver here and there replaced. Was very patient, never paid top dollar, but seller was always happy, I had to do some real travel most times. I do not ever buy anything pre-owned except in person, after auditioning in person, and never paid a dime for shipping--but paid a lot of gas and time, and very few of them came in plug and play condition . . . all are vintage with no serious cosmetic challlenges that were outrageous--did not want to do any serious cabinet work. So, putting all of this together wasn't because I have a pile of cash laying around to buy all new in a week. It started after getting the last kid through college, becoming an empty-nester. And ceasing any vacations, saving money for speakers by doing stay-cations.. A lot of research, and many failed or passed buy attempts before it all came together over 15 months. I heard one pair of vintage freshly capped KG2s, loved the sound, got ooked, then planned to try only one pair of used budget La Scalas . . . Never planned at all to replace the HT 7.1 Klipsch Reference setup I had for four years--never dream of ever selling it, because I loved the Reference speakers . . great sound! And well, it just grew from there in a 15 month period. Loved the KGs, then bought my first budget raw birch La Scala with a blown tweeter and worn out caps . . . Never once heard a Klipsch Heritage speaker before I bought those far from working right La Scalas. Then learned how to solder, buy cap kits from Bob Crites, and installed Crites Tweeters . . . When I heard those in spec 1976 La Scalas . . . It was on . . . But could never have happened if I had a third kid in college and without the lovely wife agreeing to multiple years of stay-cations. And there were a lot of sketchy adventures in some of those buys!)
My question is this: "Should I move the four Herseys to the first floor HT to use as wides and heights, and then move the four KG 4s upstairs as surrounds, or just leave things as they are?"
In the HT, one pair of KG 4 heights are sitting on top of the K-horns in the HT now as heights, Another set of KG 4s are now on the floor between the K-horns and side Belles as wides.
In a swap, the KG4s would become instead of the Heresys) my wife's surround speakers in her home office.
Would there really be any sonic benefit to swapping the KG4s and the Heresys out in the two different setups? (A lot of carrying heavy speakers up and down a flight of stairs to make the swap, but no need to go through that if there is no sonic benefit.)
Opinions on the potential of soniic benefit or not on a possible Heresy/KG 4 swap up and down a staircase?
Edited by Rhetor - 8/8/13 at 11:15am