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post #30241 of 35360
I've found the RC-62 and RF-62s already overpower my living room. I WOULD get jealous of people with higher models but to be honest with you I don't think I need more than what I got. Sitting a mere 10 feet away I almost can't even bare volume at -8.5 when listening to concert blurays. And I used to pump it up to +2.5 during my favorite parts. Will never be able to do that again. But that's because I already get such loud clear sound at lower levels. Even though I didn't get a "steal" for my set. I am insanely happy.

I've heard countless people say how a great sub makes the rest of the sounds just so much better. So as you can imagine I can not wait til I get my new sub in and get it tuned properly. I'm almost afraid for my eardrums. smile.gif
post #30242 of 35360
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Originally Posted by stflush View Post

I've owned a Klipsch 5.1 speaker setup for over ten years. I've got the KSF 8.5s for mains and the KSF C5 center, as well as some KG .5 surrounds and a KSW 150 sub. While in the market for a new receiver, I stumbled across a killer deal for a Yamaha RX-A3020. Having not shopped for speakers since I bought these, I've got a few questions. I assume I now own a much nicer receiver than what my speakers are, but I'm not sure how big of a gap that is, or what I should consider looking (at a minimum) if I wanted to upgrade speakers. Any comments or suggestions to get me started with researching/reviewing? I'm not looking to spend a bunch of money on new speakers at the moment, but I'd like to have an idea on what I should keep my eyes on as deals pop up. Thanks.

If used is OK, look for some KLF-20/30 and C7 for the money they are great for 5.1 HT use. There are many others to choose from but for the $$ the older three way KLF 20 or 30 series towers are hard to beat. Nice Yammie AVR they are very reliable and will last you many years.
post #30243 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Teremei View Post

I've found the RC-62 and RF-62s already overpower my living room. I WOULD get jealous of people with higher models but to be honest with you I don't think I need more than what I got. Sitting a mere 10 feet away I almost can't even bare volume at -8.5 when listening to concert blurays. And I used to pump it up to +2.5 during my favorite parts. Will never be able to do that again. But that's because I already get such loud clear sound at lower levels. Even though I didn't get a "steal" for my set. I am insanely happy.

I've heard countless people say how a great sub makes the rest of the sounds just so much better. So as you can imagine I can not wait til I get my new sub in and get it tuned properly. I'm almost afraid for my eardrums. smile.gif

Some people with higher models get jealous of people with lower models that spent way less money and are just as happy!

Glad your enjoying the new gear.....

Cheers!
post #30244 of 35360
I would love a pair of RF-7's but I can't really make use of them in my home theater. They would be way too big. My RC-62's are actually a lot more than I need also. Not to mention those two huge subs....but hey, a man's gotta do....
post #30245 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

Patience and a little luck and some great deals to be had for sure.

Here you go....and welcome to the forums smile.gif

Cool looking center

seems the rc64ii isnt the biggest baddest center anymore
post #30246 of 35360
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Originally Posted by DaJoJo View Post

i was considering making ur DIY tuba HT sub but i want a 24" woofer in it, not sure if this will work, perhaps now u here u can tell me if its possible.
its this one http://stereointegrity.com/index.php?id=61
No. There's nothing to be gained by using larger than a fifteen inch driver in a folded horn sub woofer. OTOH there's much to be lost, as the low frequency extension of a horn is determined by its length. If the horn must be made shorter to allow a larger driver to fit into the cabinet you lose low frequency extension.
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i just wondered if the wire has less resistance then the metal jumpers.
It does. Copper versus tin plated steel might have a fifteenth the resistance. But if the tin plated steel has a resistance of 1/100 ohm it's of no consequence.

mm yeah that's what i was afraid off. the bigger driver will need another horn to perform well. i wonder what difference would it make to have a 15" with your tuba or a 24" with a shorter horn cabinet. i guess its a little overkill having either of those but i like to have it anyway so it won't need much watts and can be driven by less beefy amp. the 24" needing a shorter horn will also save space but perhaps has somewhat more trouble to play the higher tone part better then the 15" . there's some balance in things somewhere, im sure you had have a long thought and endless calculations to come up with the tuba&15"

the metal jumpers also have coating of some sort alloy, but indeed for that short length it probably won't make a hearable difference. i replace them anyways coz i have a lot of metal stuff here and it prevents shortcuts by accident (cat likes walking around behind the speakers), which is the main reason for me. once again thnx for ur expert view and time.

post #30247 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Prime316 View Post

I would love a pair of RF-7's but I can't really make use of them in my home theater. They would be way too big. My RC-62's are actually a lot more than I need also. Not to mention those two huge subs....but hey, a man's gotta do....

indeed.. one's ears can only cope with so much and the 62's imho can go loud enough to ruin them lol

post #30248 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Robbiey60 View Post
seems the rc64ii isnt the biggest baddest center anymore

you reckon ? i would love to see both of them side by side. i like the brutal looks of the rc64II. perhaps someday i get one.. or a rc64III lol

post #30249 of 35360
Me, too; sounds better, but, wanted you to see the argument against.
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Suggest you read the Audyssey FAQ in the Audyssey thread.

If you set the mains to Large, make sure you set the SW Mode to LFE+Main & LPF for LFE to 120. Assuming you have a Subwoofer.

I think I would prefer it this way.
post #30250 of 35360
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Me, too; sounds better, but, wanted you to see the argument against.
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Originally Posted by Teremei View Post
 
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Suggest you read the Audyssey FAQ in the Audyssey thread.

If you set the mains to Large, make sure you set the SW Mode to LFE+Main & LPF for LFE to 120. Assuming you have a Subwoofer.

I think I would prefer it this way.

+1

for my bass-heavy music the LFE+Main uses the sub together with mains in stereo for just that little missing lower bottom.

post #30251 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Robbiey60 View Post

seems the rc64ii isnt the biggest baddest center anymore
I wish Klipsch makes RC-82 to match with RF-82.
6.5" driver is just too small. biggrin.gif
post #30252 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

Some people with higher models get jealous of people with lower models that spent way less money and are just as happy!

Glad your enjoying the new gear.....

Cheers!
Not really.
post #30253 of 35360
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Originally Posted by kemiza View Post

Not really.

I think he was trying to make me feel better that I "only" got an RC-62 and RF-62s. However in my case, I really am completely satisfied. My ears couldn't handle any more loudness and it's already pretty crystal clear sounding to me so. I think I've reached my sound nirvana.
post #30254 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Robbiey60 View Post

seems the rc64ii isnt the biggest baddest center anymore

The RC-64 still is the biggest and baddest the Klipsch make (maybe the Palladium line?).

I know my Academy can't hold its own against one.
post #30255 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Mongo171 View Post

The RC-64 still is the biggest and baddest the Klipsch make (maybe the Palladium line?).

I know my Academy can't hold its own against one.

I was looking for a Academy then I listened to a C7 with a different diaphragm(Crites Ti) in that 10" tweeter. I sold my RC-62 I had for several years found a mint black C7 that mates up great with my Cornwall fronts.
I have not listened to a RC-64 so I have no idea how it sounds VS a C7 or the Academy. maybe this is a good thing for my budget. smile.gif
post #30256 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Louis Bartay View Post

I was looking for a Academy then I listened to a C7 with a different diaphragm(Crites Ti) in that 10" tweeter. I sold my RC-62 I had for several years found a mint black C7 that mates up great with my Cornwall fronts.
I have not listened to a RC-64 so I have no idea how it sounds VS a C7 or the Academy. maybe this is a good thing for my budget. smile.gif

I've had my Academy since the late 90's. I need to upgrade the xo and get a new diaphragm for the tweeter. It doesn't disappoint me. It keeps chugging along with my Chorus II's.
post #30257 of 35360
the Cornwall is the biggest baddest center that klipsch makes for the home market.. true story

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post #30258 of 35360
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Originally Posted by MSchu18 View Post

the Cornwall is the biggest baddest center that klipsch makes for the home market.. true story

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Real men have LaScalas. cool.gif
post #30259 of 35360
true... but the discussion was center channels.



baddest center channel ever made... for home use.
post #30260 of 35360
Is the Belle too un-manly?
post #30261 of 35360
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Originally Posted by kemiza View Post

Not really.

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Originally Posted by Teremei View Post

I think he was trying to make me feel better that I "only" got an RC-62 and RF-62s. However in my case, I really am completely satisfied. My ears couldn't handle any more loudness and it's already pretty crystal clear sounding to me so. I think I've reached my sound nirvana.

Yeah jealous wasn't the right word there but just saying it's not about how much or how little you spend. If it makes you happy, that's all that really matters.smile.gif
post #30262 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Tasdom View Post

Patience and a little luck and some great deals to be had for sure.

Here you go....and welcome to the forums smile.gif

Cool looking center

He said he has 4 RF-7's and a RF7II. I see 4 RF-7's and a DIY RC7II?
post #30263 of 35360
Pretty darn good & he says he's 20!
post #30264 of 35360
mr0GpG

Some ones opinion who has owned and has experience with the set up will be the only opinion that matters at the end of that day.

post #30265 of 35360
Heresy II is keeping up with my La Scalas pretty good for TV & Blu ray, for now.
post #30266 of 35360
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Pretty darn good & he says he's 20!
Oh yea that is awesome for 20 yrs old. If I remember right I had a Yamaha receiver and some Infinity SM112's. I loved them Infinity Studio Monitors along with some Infinity bookshelves. It rocked pretty good and sounded great. Early 90's I believe.

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post #30267 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Teremei View Post

I think he was trying to make me feel better that I "only" got an RC-62 and RF-62s. However in my case, I really am completely satisfied. My ears couldn't handle any more loudness and it's already pretty crystal clear sounding to me so. I think I've reached my sound nirvana.
Its good to hear that you have tweaked it a bit to your liking. I was a little worried about your initial response when you got your fronts. Then again some people just dont care for horns. Glad everything worked out but when you get your sub next week it will compliment your Klipsch gear nicely and it will sound even better.
post #30268 of 35360
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Originally Posted by Snakize View Post

mr0GpG


Some ones opinion who has owned and has experience with the set up will be the only opinion that matters at the end of that day.

True for that person. Not necessarily to others.smile.gif
post #30269 of 35360
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Heresy II is keeping up with my La Scalas pretty good for TV & Blu ray, for now.
As it should, as that's what it was originally intended to do, though with KHorns. PK created the Heresy to act as a center, placed between KHorns, when the KHorns were too far apart to give good center stage imaging. With the bass provided by the KHorns the Heresy didn't need to go nearly as low. It didn't need to go as loud either, as he separately powered it with a summed L/R signal. It was essentially a L/C/R system decades before the appearance of Dolby.
post #30270 of 35360
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Originally Posted by MSchu18 View Post

true... but the discussion was center channels.



baddest center channel ever made... for home use.

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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Is the Belle too un-manly?

Gotta agree. The Belle and La Scala are the biggest center speakers sort of the Cinema line. The sky is the limit there!
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