Originally Posted by stflush
Sent them an email 3 days ago and haven’t heard back. Maybe I asked to many questions? Lol. I understand that they do this on the side, so I’ll try here.
I was previously looking at getting one or two Klipsch R-115SW to replace the single SVS PB12-NSD I currently have. I’m not a huge basehead and the family is not either, so I’m not looking get to crazy at this point. So I was thinking about starting with a single Marty cube and possibly adding a second later, so looking at maybe getting four and finding someone to split with or selling two off. Now my room is 6000+ SF so I know from reading I should probably be considering minis, but I’m worried they may be to much, especially two. Am I making the correct assumption that I’d be better off with two cubes vs one mini?
As for drivers, I think I’d prefer the RSS460HO-4 based on what I’ve read. I have Klipsch RF-7 iis as mains and listen to 20-25% music. As for discounts on the driver, do they offer a nice discount or are there occasional deals that parts express offers?
For the amp, I’m a little concerned about the fan noise with the Behringer units, but understand there’s a warranty voiding fan mod that can be done. Are there significant discounts available on these units that should make me consider them, or should I look for a deal on a Dayton SA1000?
Any feedback appreciated, then I can try again for just a shipping quote. 🙂
Im a Klipsch owner and a bunch of DIY too.
Subs are never too big if well designed as in "too much". So a minimarty is NOT too big performance-wise, but they may be too big from an aesthetic point of view. This matters a great deal.
At about 8cft or more an Ultimax 18 becomes a great/better choice in a ported setup. Smaller it will work, but is not ideal...again will work well. The other options such as the HO will work too, and in smaller cabinets.
Any well designed sub can be calibrated...i.e. a minimarty can play beautifully...and lower and louder than a cube. So if you have the room go mini. What im saying is the mini can be set to play so quiet you cant hear it...or to the max where 2 might be barely enough for your room to reach full reference (which your rf7s can do with very little power).
A Klipsch member, who is also a member here, got me started on the martys....and he had all of them. Full martys, mini martys, johnnys and also had some sealed subs.
Ive seen most options available, go bigger if it fits your room well. Go smaller if it will bother anyone in your family.
This particular klipsch member also has rf7s, along with a few dozen other klipsch speakers. Hes here on avs too but hasnt been around a lot lately.
External amp imo is better because you want DSP and flexibility to add more subs.
A 6000dsp or the new model should be sufficient for your immediate needs (2) and even potentialy an expansion to 4.