Have a slight problem...can't decide on speakers. I am driving them with a Rotel RMB-1077 7 x 100W Class D Bang and olufson Icepower amp. Specs for this amp suggest that it is a very clean and efficient signal and stable to 4 ohms. Specs at:http://www.hometheatersound.com/equi...l_rmb_1077.htm
Now, I am trying to decide between the KL-650's and the Heresy III speakers x 3 for front soundstage. Wasn't really planning on spending $1500 on my rear channels, but I have done as from what you guys recommended, the KL-6504 in-walls are not going to cut the mustard for front sound stage.
I will be honest. I don't really understand reference levels and my predominant use for these speakers will be movies at (wife enforced) sound levels and listening to Blu-ray, DVD-Audio and SACD music. I do need to consider the shipping costs. The Heresy's are going to cost me $550 each x 3 plus shipping but they weigh 55 pounds each. The KL-650THX is 39 pounds, which means a difference of 16 pounds per speaker. I can purchase the 650_THX for $795 each, which is $250 per speaker more, but it may be a lesser margin by the time that shipping is taken into consideration and even less when duty is not paid on the 650's as I can order them singly.
So, there's the cost side of it, which is marginal really. The big question is the sound quality. I do like smooth music, so if the 650's have a harsh sound, would be more inclined to go for the Heresy's. The Heresy's are also dB more efficient, which I think may provide a little more volume.
A bit confused here, so if you could help me out, that would be great.
Really appreciate you taking the time. Sorry to ask s o many questions, but neither of these speakers are available for audition over here and I don't like wasting shop assistant time when I have no intention of buying these speakers in Australia (about 3 x the price). The RF83's sell for over 5k per pair, to give you an idea! We get shafted over here!
PS one more stupid question...How can I get more wattage out of my amp. How do I achieve a 4 Ohm load if it is stable at that? Would it be a case of running two cables off each speaker terminal for the LCR (one for high freq and one for low freqs) and bi-wiring the speakers?