Originally Posted by coytee
Or, you could buy slower.... And work on some Heritage (if it would fit)
+1 and never looked back . .,.
Best decision for me was selling off and leaving my Reference 7.1 system behind and build an 11.1 true Heritage system . . . Pre-owned and learned how to update crossovers . . . Most bang for the Klipsch buck in HT,is,pre-owned Heritage (I mean the original Heritage series-Klipschorn, Belle, La Scala, Cornwall, Heresey, not the discontinued later Klipsch lines which were later adopted in "Heritage" for marketing reasons).
I had a nice Reference setup up, and sold it. gave me a "do over" opportunity. All real Heritage HT pre-owned and tweaked HT for about the same cost as new RF7s and friends grouping in a 7 channel setup,
Just something for you to consider since you are starting over. . . . A little patiece in locating pre-owned Heritage and learning a little recapping you can have an amazing all Heritage speaker HT.
But, with a cache of cash and no patience, a great RF7II setup or even RF82IIs with center and friends can be a nice setup to greatly enjoyminnyour room.
I,am, myself, very glad, few have patience to shop for pre-owned Heritage big boys, ot to,learn how to recap and tweak them . . . That has left them pretty easy to buy in my market since few people in my area buy pre-owned original Heritage in my area, and thereforemI am able to get amazing buys and have out two amazing HT original Heritage setups in my little log cabin on them lake.
I had a wonderful RF82 matched 7.1 system I bought all new in the summer of 2008. Loved it,for four yrars. Bought a pair of KG2s and recapped. Wow! What an amazing sound! Then bought two sets of KG4sm.,.,. Recapped. Wower!
Found out about the Klipsch original Klipsch Heritage line . . A little over,1 and 1/2 years now, I have managed to buy and repair on my own 4 Khorns, 4 Belles, 4 La Scalas, and 4 Heresys (quietly and patiently looking for 2 more pair of WO Heresys)
Love thr Reference line; but if you plan to buy Reference 7IIs or RF82IIs at new prices, you might wan to sloe dozen and think ore-owned original Heritage speakers . .
For nesrlymthemsame price as a reference new, I have put together two home original Heritage set ups . . . An 11.1 and a 7.1 for not much more than buying an Raf7II and friends.
And the WAF ROCKETED, friends love the, most of all, the original a heritage HT are eye-candy that sound . . . Well, the most amazing speakers I have ever heard, which includes all of the Klipsch Reference speakers (which are in themelves amazing speakers).
Just my opinion.Edited by Rhetor - 8/20/13 at 10:44am