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Agree...I've used these anchors rated for 75 lbs...been holding my 24 lb RS-62II's with keyhole mount for several years now...without issue.


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Disagree, because I'm not wall mounting them, I want to use stands, and I've not been able to find any that will suit my needs.
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The audio and video in Ready player one is simply amazing! Especially if you have some capable subs.
I'll check it out! It's on my watch list. I should probably watch Arrival again too, the Jóhann Jóhannsson is pretty serious, lol. I just replaced my 10" with a 12", and my room isn't huge, so it shakes the room decently.
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Snagged RP-280F's, RP-450C, and RP-160M's for a new townhome I just bought. Am I going overkill with a Klipsch R-115sw (livingroom is on a concrete slab) or should I stick with the R-112sw? I know I don't have to match the sub, but it's this or an SVS SB-1000 which a buddy keeps trying to sell me on. I've only experienced the 115 at a bestbuy for a short period of time. Their front left was crackling so it was distracting.

Few more weeks until closing. It's torture looking at these things standing in a box.
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Snagged RP-280F's, RP-450C, and RP-160M's for a new townhome I just bought. Am I going overkill with a Klipsch R-115sw (livingroom is on a concrete slab) or should I stick with the R-112sw? I know I don't have to match the sub, but it's this or an SVS SB-1000 which a buddy keeps trying to sell me on. I've only experienced the 115 at a bestbuy for a short period of time. Their front left was crackling so it was distracting.

Few more weeks until closing. It's torture looking at these things standing in a box.
The Klipsch will destroy the SVS in this case because it is ported. If it was a PB-1000, it would be a closer call.

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Amp for RF-7 III speakers

What amp would be appropriate to drive a pair of Klipsch RF-7 III speakers? This is for a simple 2-channel stereo system in a 24' x 31' music room.
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What amp would be appropriate to drive a pair of Klipsch RF-7 III speakers? This is for a simple 2-channel stereo system in a 24' x 31' music room.
As efficient as these speakers it doesn't take much power to drive them. I would check out the Emotiva Basx A300 or Parasound A23. Either one would provide plenty of power.
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As efficient as these speakers it doesn't take much power to drive them. I would check out the Emotiva Basx A300 or Parasound A23. Either one would provide plenty of power.
Thanks for the reply. Given my < $1,000 budget for the amp, I thought my only choices would be integrated amplifiers, but it looks like Parasound has good pricing on their dedicated components...
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Thanks for the reply. Given my < $1,000 budget for the amp, I thought my only choices would be integrated amplifiers, but it looks like Parasound has good pricing on their dedicated components...
These are also well respected:
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These are also well respected:
Thanks for the reference-- wasn't aware of the monoprice product line until now.
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Without a doubt, those 10 inchers are not lacking in any way and are amazing...particularly for music. However, for movies and LFE, you will definitely want you sub to do what subs do best below 40Hz! Since crossovers are not 'brick walls," you should not have to go below 60Hz.
These things are huge. The boxes were almost as big as me and I think the actual speakers are bigger then my girlfriend. I'm loving them so far. Mainly just had music playing so far while setting up and working. I need to play with placement a bit more tomorrow. I'm thinking of trying to move my sub out from the corner and putting it between the tv and one of the 7s. I'll have to do some testing.

I recently picked up one of the Monolith 12" which has been really nice. I'm definitely going to let it do it's job. I sort of want to get a 2nd one now but I have to wait a bit after today's delivery. Plus my OCD is starting to hit me having a sub on only one side the room is not symmetric.

Audyssey was a bit off with them to start off. It set the 7s to large and the rc-64iii's crossover to only 40hz. I corrected it but I need to check if something else is not set correctly in my receiver that's causing it.
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Thanks for the reference-- wasn't aware of the monoprice product line until now.
The monoprice monolith line is nice. They're doing things right with them. I wasn't aware of them until recently too when I was looking to get a new sub. After doing a bunch of research I ended up getting their 12" sub. The thing is a beast. I haven't been disappointed. Great bang for the buck.

I've been looking into amps too. I've been thinking of putting the RF-7iiis and rc-64iii that I got today on one and letting my AVR handle the surrounds. From what I've been seeing it's looking like either the Monoprice or Outlaw mono-blocks for them. The bundle price on 3 of the Outlaws is a little cheaper but I'm slightly leaning right now towards the 5 channel monolith. I haven't made up my mind yet.
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Audyssey was a bit off with them to start off. It set the 7s to large and the rc-64iii's crossover to only 40hz. I corrected it but I need to check if something else is not set correctly in my receiver that's causing it.
Audyssey sets the crossovers by the detected limits, not to the best settings. It is normal to have to change speaker size and crossover after initial setup. Both those numbers you posted are reasonable. The Rf-7 III IS large(very large), and the RC-64 III is not designed as a full range speaker which is why it wasn't set to large.
Conventional wisdom is to set them to small and all crossovers to 80 Hz, but feel free to experiment. Some people do that for HT, and then set the RF-7III to large(no subwoofer) for 2 channel music listening. Some receivers have secondary settings for 2 channel listening. Mine does, but I don't use it, I use the same settings for everything.

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Audyssey sets the crossovers by the detected limits, not to the best settings. It is normal to have to change speaker size and crossover after initial setup. Both those numbers you posted are reasonable. The Rf-7 III IS larger(very large), and the RC-64 III is not designed as a full range speaker which is why it wasn't set to large.
Conventional wisdom is to set them to small and all crossovers to 80 Hz, but feel free to experiment. Some people do that for HT, and then set the RF-7III to large(no subwoofer) for 2 channel music listening. Some receivers have secondary settings for 2 channel listening. Mine does, but I don't use it, I use the same settings for everything.
Saying they're large is an understatement.

I switched them to small and have the cross over at 60 Hz right now with the RC-64-III at 80 Hz. Giving that a try right now and then going to try 80 Hz to see what I like better.

I need to check my receiver to see if I can do that for music. It was never worth it with my old set-up. I'm still running a Denon 4310ci which I think might do it. A new AVR that can do atmos and has some of the new specs is my next big purchase.
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I need to check my receiver to see if I can do that for music. It was never worth it with my old set-up. I'm still running a Denon 4310ci which I think might do it. A new AVR that can do atmos and has some of the new specs is my next big purchase.
The Denon x4400h, which is the sweet spot Atmos receiver, should be going on clearance at the end of August for about 45% off. Or, if that's too soon, wait until next August when the x4500h should go on clearance.

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The Denon x4400h, which is the sweet spot Atmos receiver, should be going on clearance at the end of August for about 45% off. Or, if that's too soon, wait until next August when the x4500h should go on clearance.
I was looking at waiting about 2-3 months to let the bank account recover a little from the speaker purchase and to let the new models to come out to see them and clearance pricing on the old. The x4500h was one I was looking at, especially if I get an amp for my LCR, since it'll do 7.2.4 that way. I had someone trying to convince me to go with an x8500h due to where they're made, getting the extra channels, and it's upgradable to hdmi 2.1. So it's a little more future proof. That's a huge price jump though. At least I have some time to figure it out.
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After acquiring your L and R front speakers and if movies will be your primary usage, your focus should be on the center channel speaker and the sub. A center is key for clean clear dialogue and a center of the same brand is recommended to maintain correct "timbre" across the front sound stage...think a singer's voice walking left to right across the screen. And a good sub is absolutely necessary for being able to reproduce the low frequency effects (LFE) of today's blockbuster action movies.

It's the opinion of many that Klipsch subs (except the 115SW) lack the performance of comparably priced ID (HSU, PSA, Rythmik, SVS, etc.) subs. Although Klipsch subs are continuing to improve, it would be prudent to audition as many of these as possible/available in Holland.





It may have been misleading to suggest a budget for an entire system...rather a budget for each stage as you progress....we all have to balance our hobby with life's requirements The only suggestion I would have at this point would be to consider perhaps a 5.1.2 or 5.1.4 future system as the growth of Amos is gaining momentum. IMO, a pair of RP-260F's would be an excellent start! Then, followed by a Klipsch center channel and then a good subwoofer. Surrounds would be the last addition.



Never say never...we never know what life brings...many enthusiasts are able to sell current equipment to finance upgrades...we can often find previously owned speaker in excellent condition at excellent prices! Good luck with the Klipsch auditions...hopefully you'll like their sound as much as we do.

Yep. That's the plan right now. If I come back from the demos incredibly impressed i'm bringing them into my home . Next will be center, because I think I can live with the bass these speakers produce for a while before adding a great sub. In the meantime i'll be looking everywhere for a nicely priced sub, very likely SVS but who knows, may end up with something else. The demo of Revel yesterday was with a Rel sub and I liked that. I think RP-150 or 160Ms will be fine for surrounds when the time comes. Or those actual surround speakers they have or it, forgot the name.


That's very true about to never say never. On a daily basis now I've been checking out websites like Marktplaats which is the Dutch ebay more or less. Until I have the speakers here I will be doing this every day several times.

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Absolutely crazy price, congrats man. How do you guys find these sellers?

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Absolutely crazy price, congrats man. How do you guys find these sellers?
I found in here in this thread, although I had been checking on ebay and elsewhere myself about once a week I would have missed this one if it were not for this thread.

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My quick thoughts regarding Klipsch RF-7III posted in Mark Henninger’s review thread.

Good day Mark. Excellent review as usual.

I’ve been an owner since early January. Believe me, I understand your pain of solo unboxing these “Fire Breathing Dragons.”😀 I was using a Denon X7200WA and Emotiva amps but I since upgraded to Marantz AV8805.

I ran Audyssey and have listened to music with and without a sub. I prefer listening to music using my two Klipsch R115SW subs. My critical listening music includes Gato Barberi’s Europa, George Benson’s This Masquerade and Miss Nancy Wilson’s The Way It Goes. The 7III’s sounded wonderful with each of these selections. No matter what genre of music, I have been treated to rich, smooth and clear music!

Movies with the 7III’s as well as the RC64III center channel, in my system, is just ridiculous. They play with such force and detail that watching movies are a treat. Dunkirk, The Dark Knight, Star Trek...etc are truly an experience.

The 7III’s were an upgrade for me from the 280’s. I liked the 280’s very much but since I’ve gotten the 7’s, it’s like a veil has been lifted.

Beautifully hand crafted in the USA with rich, crystal clear, smooth sound and wonderful bass. The 7’s are truly “Fire Breathing Dragons.”

The Klipsch RF-7III for me, well worth the investment .
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Absolutely crazy price, congrats man. How do you guys find these sellers?
It's America. There are legitimate sellers that go around the minimum MSRP by calling them damaged, or open box or whatever, and sell them at a discount. The speakers are made in China, and apparently quite cheaply, to be able to sell them at $250 including shipping, and still make a profit. Some electronics manufacturers(Denon and others) just got slapped with a big fine for enforcing minimum MSRP by The EU, so it's possible the price of things like that will go down for you guys soon.

I'm still annoyed those black RF-280 went on sale, and sold out after I bought some walnut ones, and before I got them(coming in today). Even though I got a good deal, $140 more off is even better.

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My quick thoughts regarding Klipsch RF-7III posted in Mark Henninger’s review thread.

Good day Mark. Excellent review as usual.

I’ve been an owner since early January. Believe me, I understand your pain of solo unboxing these “Fire Breathing Dragons.”😀 I was using a Denon X7200WA and Emotiva amps but I since upgraded to Marantz AV8805.

I ran Audyssey and have listened to music with and without a sub. I prefer listening to music using my two Klipsch R115SW subs. My critical listening music includes Gato Barberi’s Europa, George Benson’s This Masquerade and Miss Nancy Wilson’s The Way It Goes. The 7III’s sounded wonderful with each of these selections. No matter what genre of music, I have been treated to rich, smooth and clear music!

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The 7III’s were an upgrade for me from the 280’s. I liked the 280’s very much but since I’ve gotten the 7’s, it’s like a veil has been lifted.

Beautifully hand crafted in the USA with rich, crystal clear, smooth sound and wonderful bass. The Klipsch RF-7III for me, well worth the investment .
Nice to see size comparison between the RF7 III and RP280. So what did you do with your RP280s? Surround duty? Another room?
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Nice to see size comparison between the RF7 III and RP280. So what did you do with your RP280s? Surround duty? Another room?
Ereed. First, you have a well done room. Well I still have them. I’ve toyed with the idea of using the 280s for back surround duty just to see what it’s like. I’m considering posting them for sale.
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Ereed. First, you have a well done room. Well I still have them. I’ve toyed with the idea of using the 280s for back surround duty just to see what it’s like. I’m considering posting them for sale.
Just saw your signature....looks like you have RP160s as surrounds. No point in keeping the RP280s then for surround duty. But there are many people who would love to have or upgrade to RP280s so it wouldn't be hard to sell them.
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Just saw your signature....looks like you have RP160s as surrounds. No point in keeping the RP280s then for surround duty. But there are many people who would love to have or upgrade to RP280s so it wouldn't be hard to sell them.
Agreed. I do worry about shipping/cost headache. I live in the northeast. We will see. I think you would like the 7’s

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Agreed. I do worry about shipping/cost headache. I live in the northeast. We will see. I think you would like the 7’s
I love the RP280s so much I'm sure I would love the 7s. But I am very happy with what I have and I live in a townhome....so it wouldn't make sense for me to upgrade at the point....maybe if I move to new house with dedicated theater and can play much louder. I just put my money on a set of crowson motion actuator system.
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The Klipsch RF-7III for me, well worth the investment .
If you're a Klipsch owner, this is universal and unanimous and most will ultimately make the investment.

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My current setup is a 7.2.4 with Pioneer Elite elite sc lx701, 2 svs PB-1000 subs, Pioneer SP-FS52's on front and side, sp-c22 center, Pioneer bookshelf on the rear and the top 4 are ceiling mounted Onkyo satellite speakers I had leftover from a previous build for atmos/DTSx.

I just picked up a RP-450C center and plan to get RP-280f for my fronts in the next few weeks/months. I will eventually plan to get SVS prime elevation for the ceiling speakers and round out the rest of the 7.1 with Klipsch but i'm torn if I should just get RP-160 for the rest or have a RP-250s for my side surrounds.

any thought on RP-250S vs RP-160M for a 7.1 system?
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Absolutely crazy price, congrats man. How do you guys find these sellers?
It's America. There are legitimate sellers that go around the minimum MSRP by calling them damaged, or open box or whatever, and sell them at a discount. The speakers are made in China, and apparently quite cheaply, to be able to sell them at $250 including shipping, and still make a profit. Some electronics manufacturers(Denon and others) just got slapped with a big fine for enforcing minimum MSRP by The EU, so it's possible the price of things like that will go down for you guys soon.

I'm still annoyed those black RF-280 went on sale, and sold out after I bought some walnut ones, and before I got them(coming in today). Even though I got a good deal, $140 more off is even better.
Same here. I just made the order last Sunday and they should arrive this coming Monday. Been lurking and waiting for potential price drops but nothing could beat Acoustic Sound designs price of $318. but at $319 per rp-280f is not a bad deal but to know I could’ve had them cheaper hurts.
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TV: LG B7a OLED AVR: Denon AVRX-4400H LR: Klipsch RP-280f C: Klipsch RP-450c SR: Klipsch RP-160m SB: Klipsch RP-150m Atmos Speakers: (4) In Ceiling Sonance Mag6r Subs: Dual SVS PB1000s
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The monoprice monolith line is nice. They're doing things right with them. I wasn't aware of them until recently too when I was looking to get a new sub. After doing a bunch of research I ended up getting their 12" sub. The thing is a beast. I haven't been disappointed. Great bang for the buck.

I've been looking into amps too. I've been thinking of putting the RF-7iiis and rc-64iii that I got today on one and letting my AVR handle the surrounds. From what I've been seeing it's looking like either the Monoprice or Outlaw mono-blocks for them. The bundle price on 3 of the Outlaws is a little cheaper but I'm slightly leaning right now towards the 5 channel monolith. I haven't made up my mind yet.
Congrats on the new speakers and sub! My new RP250s are arriving today! A day early,ordered yesterday arriving today! The 5 Chanel monolith is a beast and a good value at that price.
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The equivalent to the R-15Ms, are the R-14S speakers. I have listened to them at Frys and the R-14S, sounds like it does not produce highs as well, as the R-15Ms. It is weird, because they have two tweeters. I actually have the R-14S and I'm happy with them.
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How did you mount the R-14S's? I'm not thrilled with the keyhole mount.
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Why not? It is more than adequate to hold the weight of the speaker. The quality of your drywall anchor is really the only concern one should have.
Can one of you folks comment on using R-14S as rear surrounds? I've been trying to make a decision on these speakers

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Congrats on the new speakers and sub! My new RP250s are arriving today! A day early,ordered yesterday arriving today! The 5 Chanel monolith is a beast and a good value at that price.
Congrats on the RP250s. You'll like them. I listened to them and the 280s and they both sounded great.
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