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post #26911 of 35195
Good idea! Still, it would be nice to have the labels as part of the banana plug itself. My speaker wires/plugs are not labeled and I can imagine quickly wrapping hand-written strips of masking tape around the wires to swap in a new AVR.
post #26912 of 35195

Hello! I'm new to the forum and to AV generally. I would like to slowly assemble a home theater, as finances permit. I just found a pair of Klipsch rf 82 IIs at a great price and picked them up. I'm looking for a receiver now, something economical. I was looking at the Denon AVR-E300, and wanted to get the community's thoughts. Thank you so much!

post #26913 of 35195
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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

Good idea! Still, it would be nice to have the labels as part of the banana plug itself. My speaker wires/plugs are not labeled and I can imagine quickly wrapping hand-written strips of masking tape around the wires to swap in a new AVR.

I read somewhere recently that someone was using those tabs that you get on a loaf of bread. Seams like a good idea for a quick solution to mark your cables.

Edit: Bread stocks soar as people flock to buy 5, 7, 9 or more loafs of bread biggrin.gif
Edited by Tasdom - 10/3/13 at 8:14am
post #26914 of 35195
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Originally Posted by psgcdn View Post

Good idea! Still, it would be nice to have the labels as part of the banana plug itself. My speaker wires/plugs are not labeled and I can imagine quickly wrapping hand-written strips of masking tape around the wires to swap in a new AVR.
I just swapped out my RCA cables to my 5ch amp. I used Avery Labels, folded in 1/2 around the wire. Works great, just doesn't look fancy. Doesn't matter to me since I'm the only one that will ever look behind my gear.
post #26915 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Melquiades View Post

Hello! I'm new to the forum and to AV generally. I would like to slowly assemble a home theater, as finances permit. I just found a pair of Klipsch rf 82 IIs at a great price and picked them up. I'm looking for a receiver now, something economical. I was looking at the Denon AVR-E300, and wanted to get the community's thoughts. Thank you so much!

I'd look for something with more power. You might also consider something with pre-outs should you decide to add an amp in the future. Accessories4less has some great deals on refurbished equipment with warranty. AVS sales also has some great deals right here...
post #26916 of 35195
I use a cheapy tape type label maker, works great.
post #26917 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Melquiades View Post

Hello! I'm new to the forum and to AV generally. I would like to slowly assemble a home theater, as finances permit. I just found a pair of Klipsch rf 82 IIs at a great price and picked them up. I'm looking for a receiver now, something economical. I was looking at the Denon AVR-E300, and wanted to get the community's thoughts. Thank you so much!

It looks like it would work with those speakers. It is listed at 175 watts per channel with two channels driven - you will get a lot less power than this with all channels driven, but still should have enough. The RF-82's have a high sensitivity, so it doesn't take serious power to push them.

Now as Tasdom pointed out, you may want to look at a receiver that has pre-outs if you plan to add an amp at a later stage (may not be necessary though). If you are willing to spend a little more, there are quite a few good receivers in the $700 - $1000 range that have more features and might work better in the long run.
post #26918 of 35195
What his the recommended crossover for the klipsch s10s? Thanks
post #26919 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Brad Sutliff View Post

What his the recommended crossover for the klipsch s10s? Thanks

Where does the AVR set the cross after you run Audyssey?
post #26920 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Brad Sutliff View Post

What his the recommended crossover for the klipsch s10s? Thanks

Based on their specs, I would say anywhere from 100 to 120 Hz.
post #26921 of 35195
Does anybody have any experience with the Klipsch in-wall speakers? I did a forum search, but it didn't turn up much.

My brother is moving into a new house, and he doesn't have room for big, boxy speakers. I suggested in-wall and mentioned how happy I've been with my Klipsch Reference speakers (RF-82 II / RC-62 / RS-52). Specifically, I suggested the following:

R-5502-W II (Reference series LCR)
KL-6502-THX (THX Select LCR)

In terms of sound quality, how would these compare to my RF-82 setup? Also, there is a $100 price difference between the THX speaker and the Reference speaker. Worth the upgrade?
post #26922 of 35195
Audessey set them at 100. And ok thanks!
post #26923 of 35195
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Originally Posted by youthman View Post

I just swapped out my RCA cables to my 5ch amp. I used Avery Labels, folded in 1/2 around the wire. Works great, just doesn't look fancy. Doesn't matter to me since I'm the only one that will ever look behind my gear.
Exactly what I use & get the multi-colored pak @ Staples wrap around so that it makes a tab & write the ID info on both sides (LF main, Right Main Ect )
best part is later when you change things up you can tear them off , the colors make it easy to ID the cable differences at a glance ( like from behind a processor/AVR )
post #26924 of 35195
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

Does anybody have any experience with the Klipsch in-wall speakers? I did a forum search, but it didn't turn up much.

My brother is moving into a new house, and he doesn't have room for big, boxy speakers. I suggested in-wall and mentioned how happy I've been with my Klipsch Reference speakers (RF-82 II / RC-62 / RS-52). Specifically, I suggested the following:

R-5502-W II (Reference series LCR)
KL-6502-THX (THX Select LCR)

In terms of sound quality, how would these compare to my RF-82 setup? Also, there is a $100 price difference between the THX speaker and the Reference speaker. Worth the upgrade?
Contact Mike @ AVSales he the Klipsch Expert on in-walls

Mike Garrett
585-671-2968
mike@avscience.com
post #26925 of 35195
Hello,

Vann's was selling Klipsch RB-61 II for 200 bucks off, so I ordered them. I need to get the center now and my question is will the RC-52 II center be Ok or should I get RC-62 II?

Thanks
post #26926 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Jeones View Post

Hello,

Vann's was selling Klipsch RB-61 II for 200 bucks off, so I ordered them. I need to get the center now and my question is will the RC-52 II center be Ok or should I get RC-62 II?

Thanks

I'm from Texas, so I say go big or go home!cool.gif The RC-52 is a great speaker, but the larger option would be better in the long run.
post #26927 of 35195
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Originally Posted by tsaville View Post

Does anybody have any experience with the Klipsch in-wall speakers? I did a forum search, but it didn't turn up much.

My brother is moving into a new house, and he doesn't have room for big, boxy speakers. I suggested in-wall and mentioned how happy I've been with my Klipsch Reference speakers (RF-82 II / RC-62 / RS-52). Specifically, I suggested the following:

R-5502-W II (Reference series LCR)
KL-6502-THX (THX Select LCR)

In terms of sound quality, how would these compare to my RF-82 setup? Also, there is a $100 price difference between the THX speaker and the Reference speaker. Worth the upgrade?

A lot depends on the required coverage of the listening area. Klipsch's controlled directivity is a huge plus in many room IF you can aim them properly to cover the area. That is obviously a problem with in-walls with horns that don't pivot. I love the KL-650s...own them and have used a lot of them in designs, but even with them (advertized as 90w x 60v coverage) you absolutely have to aim/toe them carefully, depending on how large the listening/seating area is. I passed on the KL-7800-THX in-wall LCR for this reason in a dedicated theater design where all three were to be behind a 2.35 AT screen. Since acoustics were in our control, I didin't need the high directivity so much and went with JBL Synthesis S4VC. Of course, those are so deep it's ridiculous to call them in-walls...but we had the room. Those JBLs did sound terrific in the end, I must say, even as a pretty strong Klipsch fan. I did use KS-525-THX surrounds in there, though.

If it has to be in-wall, find something with a proven reputation for openess rather than high directivity...unless that creates more problems for you. Triad used to have rather peculiar in-walls that could be pivoted. Some of Klipsch in-wall models still have pivoting horns.

Edit: By the way, both of Klipsch's in-ceiling THX U2 models are terrific, but 10" deep!!

Happy hunting. smile.gif
Edited by Cam Man - 10/3/13 at 6:54pm
post #26928 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Jeones View Post

Hello,

Vann's was selling Klipsch RB-61 II for 200 bucks off, so I ordered them. I need to get the center now and my question is will the RC-52 II center be Ok or should I get RC-62 II?

Thanks

How big is the room?

I noticed a difference between the two. My room is about 20x12 and the rc52 felt a little small. Upgrading to the 62 was a noticeable and appreciable difference. The 62 handles the room with ease.
post #26929 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Melquiades View Post

Hello! I'm new to the forum and to AV generally. I would like to slowly assemble a home theater, as finances permit. I just found a pair of Klipsch rf 82 IIs at a great price and picked them up. I'm looking for a receiver now, something economical. I was looking at the Denon AVR-E300, and wanted to get the community's thoughts. Thank you so much!
Frys.com is selling the Denon E400 for $299 shipped.
post #26930 of 35195
I have the Klipsch RF-15 (similar to RF-52) against the wall. They are angled so the speaker is around 3" off the wall on one side and only 1" from the other side. I can't pull them away from the wall because they are close to the steps going upstairs. My question is... Since they are crossed over at 80Hz is it important to have the port away from the wall? What about plugging the port?
post #26931 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Soupy1970 View Post

I have the Klipsch RF-15 (similar to RF-52) against the wall. They are angled so the speaker is around 3" off the wall on one side and only 1" from the other side. I can't pull them away from the wall because they are close to the steps going upstairs. My question is... Since they are crossed over at 80Hz is it important to have the port away from the wall? What about plugging the port?
plugging a port on any speaker that is not designed for port tuning is a bad idea . If you can't move them out then they are what they are , smile.gif
Edited by Fastslappy - 10/5/13 at 8:45am
post #26932 of 35195
Yea they sound fine the way they are. Like I said I'm not sending bass through them. I just wasn't sure how important the port is when using a Sub and setting the speaker to small.
post #26933 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Soupy1970 View Post

Yea they sound fine the way they are. Like I said I'm not sending bass through them. I just wasn't sure how important the port is when using a Sub and setting the speaker to small.
by plugging a port you'd risk woofer damage at the worst , at the least the above 80 SQ would suffer as you have changed how the interior cubic volume was designed to work by plugging a port .
I myself never understand why they rear port anyway when so much is made of the selling features to place any in a room & the trend to go small in speaker size . from a sound design angle why rear port when you are trying to sell speakers that have a smaller footprint
When I am doing a DYI speaker the ONLY reason I would rear port is IF there was no area on the motorboard for the ports & I was forced by that reason to rear port . rolleyes.gif
book shelf speakers with rear ports I Never understand at all , what part of "book shelf" did the designer Not understand ? ? smile.gif
post #26934 of 35195
I agree on port location. The biggest deciding factor why I went with RB-61 over the RB-51 for surrounds was the front firing port. The 51 has rear port
post #26935 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

plugging a port on any speaker is a bad idea .

Not true. Many speakers come with port plugs just for this purpose or even for tuning the speaker to your preference or to help with matching up with a sub.
post #26936 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Kini62 View Post

Not true. Many speakers come with port plugs just for this purpose or even for tuning the speaker to your preference or to help with matching up with a sub.
Really meant that ports with speakers that are not designed to have ports plugged should not be plugged ,
& no Klipsch speakers are designed to have ports plugged , so your kinda nitpicking here as we were discussing Klipsch towers & Klipsch book shelve speakers .
Yes if a speaker &/or sub is "Designed" to have tunable ports that is a completely different matter rolleyes.gif
post #26937 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

Really meant that ports with speakers that are not designed to have ports plugged should not be plugged ,
& no Klipsch speakers are designed to have ports plugged , so your kinda nitpicking here as we were discussing Klipsch towers & Klipsch book shelve speakers .
Yes if a speaker &/or sub is "Designed" to have tunable ports that is a completely different matter rolleyes.gif

Well you did say "any" wink.gif

I had a cheap Audio Source 15" sub for over 10 years that worked really well with both ports stuffed with tube socks. smile.gif It did tame some of the slop out of the driver.
post #26938 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Fastslappy View Post

. rolleyes.gif
book shelf speakers with rear ports I Never understand at all , what part of "book shelf" did the designer Not understand ? ? smile.gif

How right you are!
post #26939 of 35195
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Originally Posted by baloo_btru View Post

How big is the room?

I noticed a difference between the two. My room is about 20x12 and the rc52 felt a little small. Upgrading to the 62 was a noticeable and appreciable difference. The 62 handles the room with ease.

Thanks.

I am going with the 62. My room is larger then yours ....
post #26940 of 35195
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Originally Posted by Jeones View Post

Thanks.

I am going with the 62. My room is larger then yours ....

I doubt you'll regret it. Post your impressions!
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