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post #26071 of 35231
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Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana View Post

Up front I'm running rf-83's, and a RC-62 (not II)

Nice set up! have you tried spreading out the 83's and toeing them in? Just a friendly suggestion.... smile.gif
post #26072 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

^^^ Sometimes I fall asleep in in my recliner/sofa listening to the TV/HT sound system biggrin.gif where is his blankie? A sheet will do wink.gif


EDIT I see his blanket on the right. Thumbs UP
Yeah, that Dark Red Blanket blends in in the picture. We actually found them at TJ Maxx. They are Ralph Lauren brand, and got them for under $15; only problem is that mine is too short, if I want to pull it all the way, due to being 6'-4". We actually keep the house around 71, but sometimes I have to bump it down to 70 when the system is running. Starts to get a little warm in the living room after a while, with the Denon 1612 and the Panny Plasma running. Most of the time, we try and keep the thermostat at 72.

Our house actually holds the heat and cold in well, for as old as it is.
Edited by gregzoll - 9/10/13 at 9:39am
post #26073 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

A little off-topic, but is that a pillow on the headrest of your recliner/couch? Are you spending that much time in front of your AV rig? smile.gif
It is, but only due to I have neck problems, and waiting for a Cervical fusion, that is my second round on the existing one. I still have a third round, which will mean that my neck will be fused from the 3rd Cervical vertebra to the 1st Thoracic vertebra when they are done.
post #26074 of 35231
Hello, my buddy just bought some KF-28 floorstanding speakers and wants to upgrade his center channel. I myself dont own Klipsch but have been around the home theater community for years and know that the center channel is very important. He wants to stay in the icon line and get the kc-25 just because of the "voice" matching while im trying to get him to buy a bigger and more potent center in the Reference line even though it may not be exactly "voice" matched to his icon tower's. Which direction would you guys go since I've never heard any of these speakers and am skeptical you could really tell that they werent from the same line during movie playback. Thanks
post #26075 of 35231
I was referring to what is the best sub in the SW line? One would think the SW-115, but the SW-311 is a lot more in price.
post #26076 of 35231
Thanks for the compliment!

Unfortunately I can not spread them out anymore due to real estate. My front door swings open and misses my sub by about 6" on the left, and on the right is the passage way into my kitchen. It's already pretty tight going to the kitchen, about 30". I'm thinking or rearranging my room, this will give about 2' more room to play with. In the past I have toed them in, but just for craps and giggles. There was a improvement in sound, but as they sit now the imaging is spot on! There is times where I swear the center is on. I get up and put my ear to the center just to make sure it's not. The voices float right in the middle of my t.v.
post #26077 of 35231
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Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana View Post

Up front I'm running rf-83's, and a RC-62 (not II)

Those RF-83's need an RC-64:cool:
post #26078 of 35231
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Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana View Post

Thanks for the compliment!

There is times where I swear the center is on. I get up and put my ear to the center just to make sure it's not. The voices float right in the middle of my t.v.
Gotcha...I know that feeling very well! biggrin.gif
post #26079 of 35231
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Originally Posted by gregzoll View Post

It is, but only due to I have neck problems, and waiting for a Cervical fusion, that is my second round on the existing one. I still have a third round, which will mean that my neck will be fused from the 3rd Cervical vertebra to the 1st Thoracic vertebra when they are done.

Well, OK... now I feel stupid; that's what I get for trying a little humor. I hope everything works out with your neck.
post #26080 of 35231
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Originally Posted by meeks32 View Post

Hello, my buddy just bought some KF-28 floorstanding speakers and wants to upgrade his center channel. I myself dont own Klipsch but have been around the home theater community for years and know that the center channel is very important. He wants to stay in the icon line and get the kc-25 just because of the "voice" matching while im trying to get him to buy a bigger and more potent center in the Reference line even though it may not be exactly "voice" matched to his icon tower's. Which direction would you guys go since I've never heard any of these speakers and am skeptical you could really tell that they werent from the same line during movie playback. Thanks

I had a KC-25 briefly while on the hunt for a VC-25 to match my former Icons. The KC-25 had a really decent sound and timbre blended well with the VF's.

That being said, I personally would keep everything timbre matched with a KC-25

If you must go reference, the RC-62II would probably be the closest match but your buddy might hate you when he wants to upgrade his new KF's right away to the reference series biggrin.gif
post #26081 of 35231
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Originally Posted by blue13x View Post

Those RF-83's need an RC-64:cool:
The way I came across the RC-62 was by Christmas present. I asked the wife for the RC-64 but she decided to get me the 62 plus a new cart for my turntable instead. I was ok with this as I mainly listen to music. It sounds great to me, but I do wonder how the 64 would do. Now that I have custom built my stand a 64 wouldn't fit anyway, so I'm kinda struck with the 62.
post #26082 of 35231
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Originally Posted by kemiza View Post

You know you own great speakers when you hear something on a cd, dvd or bluray that you've played a million times before and you say "what's that sound?"eek.gif Your first thought is I've never heard that before!eek.gif Can you say KLIPSCH?biggrin.gif
So when I purchased my RF-83's I had a pioneer elite receiver powering them, and they sounded bad a$$! Then I purchased a emo XPA-3 to power front stage. One day I had dark side of the moon on and there is a lot of sax on that album. I was in the kitchen cooking and I heard a part with sax, I had to go in the front room to make sure someone didn't break in and was having a jam session! It sounded so real it gave me goose bumps! Since then I like to play music with a lot of horns, Steely Dan, Blues Brothers etc. I'm not sure if horns sound so good because the speaker has a horn, or if they are just very accurate speakers. What ever it is I like it!
post #26083 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Well, OK... now I feel stupid; that's what I get for trying a little humor. I hope everything works out with your neck.
No don't beat yourself up about it. I found that it is actually more comfortable, even if I did not have the neck problem, since it places something behind my head,

It took us forever to find a couch that would fit me, since I am tall, but none had he extra neck support. Suggest to all, if you sit and watch movies, get one of the pillows that are avertised as "CPAP" or anti snore, which have the small and large bump on the ends, get one.

I find when I sit watching movies or tv all day on the weekends, I am able to lay my head back, when reclined, not having to hold it forward, which the body tends to want to do.
post #26084 of 35231
Lots of Horns in Satchmo's music "like Louis Armstrong blow so nice & high" & Ray Charles, too...
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Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana View Post

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Originally Posted by kemiza View Post

You know you own great speakers when you hear something on a cd, dvd or bluray that you've played a million times before and you say "what's that sound?"eek.gif Your first thought is I've never heard that before!eek.gif Can you say KLIPSCH?biggrin.gif
So when I purchased my RF-83's I had a pioneer elite receiver powering them, and they sounded bad a$$! Then I purchased a emo XPA-3 to power front stage. One day I had dark side of the moon on and there is a lot of sax on that album. I was in the kitchen cooking and I heard a part with sax, I had to go in the front room to make sure someone didn't break in and was having a jam session! It sounded so real it gave me goose bumps! Since then I like to play music with a lot of horns, Steely Dan, Blues Brothers etc. I'm not sure if horns sound so good because the speaker has a horn, or if they are just very accurate speakers. What ever it is I like it!
post #26085 of 35231
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Originally Posted by blue13x View Post

I was referring to what is the best sub in the SW line? One would think the SW-115, but the SW-311 is a lot more in price.
If I have to guest, the sw115 is better. I had the sw310 for a couple weeks when I bought a package deal with Newegg and it was terrible. The 311 is about the same as the 310.
post #26086 of 35231
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Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana View Post

The way I came across the RC-62 was by Christmas present. I asked the wife for the RC-64 but she decided to get me the 62 plus a new cart for my turntable instead. I was ok with this as I mainly listen to music. It sounds great to me, but I do wonder how the 64 would do. Now that I have custom built my stand a 64 wouldn't fit anyway, so I'm kinda struck with the 62.

I have the RC-62 II coupled with my RF-62 II, but the center just isn't as impressive as I thought. Just doesn't go as deep either. Works good for dialogue though.
The RC-64 looks like a tower put on its side eek.gif
post #26087 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

If I have to guest, the sw115 is better. I had the sw310 for a couple weeks when I bought a package deal with Newegg and it was terrible. The 311 is about the same as the 310.

That's what I've been hearing too: it's bad bad. I also heard the SW-115 is bad, sloppy, vague and not impressive. At least it's rated to go below 20
post #26088 of 35231
Think someone here can tell you about the SW-115.
post #26089 of 35231
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Think someone here can tell you about the SW-115.

You had one?

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post #26090 of 35231
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Originally Posted by blue13x View Post

I have the RC-62 II coupled with my RF-62 II, but the center just isn't as impressive as I thought. Just doesn't go as deep either. Works good for dialogue though.
The RC-64 looks like a tower put on its side eek.gif

I sold my RC-62 and purchased a used (near mint) Klipsch C7 ($250.00) center for the KLF-10/20/30 series. I have not listened to the RC-64 series so I am no help on that one.
But I can say the larger cabinet C7 with two 8" mid drivers and a 10" tweeter horn is a major upgrade from a RC-62. It does not have the copper looking colored drivers like the Reference
speakers but it ... WILL... help with the vocals and mids(deeper tone) for your HT system. Keep the grill on and no one will know the difference. Yes it's taller and does not fit
the trendy HT cabinets but I am about the sound. I built a DIY shelf and mounted it on the wall even with the top of my 55" flatt screen, that is pulled away from the wall so both are flush too.
This gives you some room behind the TV/Equipment stand/cabinet for maintenance, easier to get behind the AVR etc and TV.
post #26091 of 35231
Not me, yet. But, seems someone else has, or had one here.
post #26092 of 35231
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Originally Posted by blue13x View Post

That's what I've been hearing too: it's bad bad. I also heard the SW-115 is bad, sloppy, vague and not impressive. At least it's rated to go below 20
Honestly I wouldn't buy Klipsch Sub. There are so many better options out there.
post #26093 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Honestly I wouldn't buy Klipsch Sub. There are so many better options out there.

I hear what you are saying............... for large rooms there are some awesome deals on some really powerful subs.

If you have a very small room(carpet,low ceiling) with front speakers that have 15" woofers you will be surprised how good my cheapo

two used Klipsch Synergy Sub 12 (300/650 watt BASH amp)sound on movies with my Cornwalls. I liked the way they blended in just enough on special effects.

I found a NIB left over stock, Sub 12 last "Black Friday" on Amazon $245.00 free shipping for my Heresy II in the bedroom. My other two are 7 years old,no issues.

If I had my HT system back in the other house with that huge room....... SVS or Danley DTS 10 etc is a must. As there are so many Great powered subs to choose from now.

I had a "Sunfire" Sub with a Carver amp many years ago that was Great for how small it was VS what is out now.

I have not heard any of the newer Klipsch subs so i can't comment on them. A lot of owners tend to run the gain on subs too high and they sound muddy etc

I have the gain turned down really low on all 3 of mine. I don't play rap music that has the BOOMING bass that rattles your teeth....some say fake bass.

For movies the SVS tube sub tuned correctly will shake your guts(special effects) in a medium/large sized room. If I had the $$ and a large room a Danley DTS 10 is hard to beat.

http://www.danleysoundlabs.com/danley/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/DTS-10-spec-sheet.pdf
post #26094 of 35231
set up the Synergy F10's and surrounds today. Hard to believe the entire set cost just $500. My only gripe is that the towers don't have the ability to put spikes in them. The Oppo player does the decoding and feeds signal to the Emotiva UPA-500 and Hsu Research 15" sub. In total, $1800 well spent.
post #26095 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Honestly I wouldn't buy Klipsch Sub. There are so many better options out there.
I wouldn't buy a Klipsch sub either but unfortunately at 279.00 I couldnt resist the RW-12D. Its a great sub for that price but when funds are in place I'm going SVS all the way.
post #26096 of 35231
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Originally Posted by PGT FTW View Post

set up the Synergy F10's and surrounds today. Hard to believe the entire set cost just $500. My only gripe is that the towers don't have the ability to put spikes in them. The Oppo player does the decoding and feeds signal to the Emotiva UPA-500 and Hsu Research 15" sub. In total, $1800 well spent.
I owned the F10 setup before I went Reference. I sold my 5 speakers for 500.00 to a co-worker.
post #26097 of 35231
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I wouldn't buy a Klipsch sub either but unfortunately at 279.00 I couldnt resist the RW-12D. Its a great sub for that price but when funds are in place I'm going SVS all the way.
Why limit yourself to just SVS? There are more choices for better bang for the buck now.
post #26098 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Honestly I wouldn't buy Klipsch Sub. There are so many better options out there.
Don't knock the SW-115 until you've heard it.
post #26099 of 35231
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Originally Posted by cchunter View Post

I owned the F10 setup before I went Reference. I sold my 5 speakers for 500.00 to a co-worker.

Nice! I got a "deal" from Fry's for $128/shipped per tower, times three plus $130 for the surrounds from NewEgg. Hard to beat that deal....it was so good, I returned a bunch of stuff from P-E I got to "fix" the old speakers on this system. Instead, they're being traded for a 10" Android tablet to run as a remote control via a Harmony Smart Hub.
post #26100 of 35231
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Why limit yourself to just SVS? There are more choices for better bang for the buck now.
Not in my opinion there isnt cool.gif
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