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nitro1max1 05-22-2006 08:00 PM

Let here from all the Klipsch owners. Likes or dislikes about Klipsch? I update a lot of my equipment in the last few months. I have the RF-83 mains, RC-64 center,RF-82 rears and Infinity SM152 for the back speakers. Veloydne DLS-5000 and a Klipsch KSW-200 for subs. A Sony STR-DA7100ES receiver,Sony 60"SXRD,Sony DVP-NS90V DVD, Sony SLV-676UC VCR,Sony MDP-33 laserdisc,Philips CD770 CD recorder, JVC XV-S65 DVD, JVC TD-W660 cassette, JVC XL-M700 multi cd, JVC AL-F350 turn table, Fisher CAV875 video switcher, JVC HM-DSR100U DVHS dish, Xbox 360, Motorola cable box. My room size is 16x18. Over all I am very happy with the whole system. The Rf-83 turned out to very fine speaker little less in the bass than I would like, but the mid and high are great. The Veloydne fill the gap nicely. I like lot of base in my system. The RC-64 is a kick but center speaker, very large in size but great sound for dialogue. It is the best center I ever heard. The RF-82 are not as refined as the FR-83 but very nice for the price. The DLS-5000 is a bargain for the price you can buy them for. Looks like they range from 600-800 online. Plenty of volume , but it doesn't go as low in frequency as the more expensive subs. In the future I will look at the new Klipsch subs along with SVS,Earthquake, or another Veloydne. Driving all this is the Sony 7100ES that I am totaly happy with. This whole system is incredibly loud.

rushisrighton 05-22-2006 09:12 PM

What other receivers have you owned other than sony's?, I really wanted the 7100es, I had a str da30-es before I went to the yamaha.

I like the yamaha, the presence channels gave me an excuse to buy 2 more Klipsch speakers, but I do miss my sonyES. The main reason I bought the 757 yamaha, was because I got it cheap, and I'm waiting for the new HD formats to come out, and for hdmi to settle on a version. But I would have totally jumped on the 7100 if I could have gotten it cheap.

thefatguy 05-22-2006 10:26 PM

I want the new surrounds. I have the RS-25's right now, and am waiting to get the $$$ together to upgrade to 4 RS-52's.
Love my Klipsch. Crank and Enjoy!

craig john 05-23-2006 12:17 PM

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I have the previous generation Reference system. I have RB-75's L/R, RC-7 CC, RS-7 SS and an Earthquake Supernova MKV-15 sub, EQ'd by a Velo SMS-1. I have a Yamaha RXV-4600 receiver and a Sony upscaling 720p/1080i DVD player. My video system is a Sony HS51 pj and a 92" Da-Lite screen. My room is extensively treated for both light control and sound. The entire system looks and sounds incredible together.


nitro1max1 05-23-2006 03:09 PM

I had a Yamaha RX-V2092 before the Sony it was great receiver too, but only had 3 digital inputs. Had it down to handful of receiver before choosing the Sony. It was hard to make that decision on the receiver. I was looking at Pioneer VSX-74TX,Yamaha RX-V4600,Denon AVR-4306,AVR-3806 and the Sony 7100ES. I bought the Sony due to the weight of the unit. The old Yamaha was rate at 5x100 watts and weighted in at 45 lbs. All but the Sony weighted less and all new receivers had 7x120 or more on the wattage. The amplifier in the unit meant allot and the Sony delivers there. Also has has good surround modes.

nitro1max1 05-23-2006 03:13 PM

How do you like your earthquake Suppernova MKV-15?

craig john 05-23-2006 04:50 PM

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When I first got it, I was somewhat disappointed. It didn't have as much LF extension as I had hoped it would. Turns out the problem was not the sub, but instead it was my room. Adding the Velo SMS-1 tamed a *huge* peak from 30 to 50 Hz. This allowed me to raise the overall level of the sub, bringing the really low stuff up in the process. Now that it's properly EQ'd, my EQ sub is a thunderous beast of a sub. I love it. It will be the *last* piece of equipment on my upgrade list.


Capa 05-23-2006 07:47 PM

I originally had a Pioneer 1014 with Athena F1s, B1s, C1 and P400(got it all for under 500 bucks at BB)...I found a pair of KLF30s with boxes, original packing materials, and in mint shape for 400 bucks on craigslist, so the Athena set up went to my gf. I just got a 16-46PC+ for my new sub. Still using the 1014, working ona deal to buy a pair of KSP-s6s, and watching over a c7 on ebay to complete the setup.

Rayman2k2 05-23-2006 08:21 PM

I'm a big fan of the Synergy III series. I haven't tried the Reference Series yet though, but I have auditioned the THX series and I love what I hear.

Going to college next year, I am seriously considering picking up a pair of B2's or something similar. Though I know when I graduate and get a job, my goal will be a HT based on the Reference Series...

...a kid can dream yes?

nitro1max1 05-30-2006 04:29 PM

There got have more Klipsch owners here.

craig john 05-30-2006 05:08 PM

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I am considering the Klipsch Ref. CDT-5800-C to use as an in-ceiling rear surround speaker, mated to a set of RB-75's, RC-7, and RS-7's. Does anyone know if these will be a good tonal match for the rest of my Ref. speakers? They are a rotating, swiveling design that allows for directionality control. They will be mounted about 10 ft. behind the LP. Is this too far back for the amount of tilt/swivel that they are capable of?

Also, I will be mounting them in an acoustic tile ceiling. I think I should enclose them in such an installation, (otherwise the back wave would interfere with the front wave as it wouldn't be blocked by the acoustic tile, at least at low and low-midrange frequencies). Klipsch makes an enclosure, but it looks to be just a steel box with some insulation. I think they want $100 for one. Has anyone used these enclosures, and are they worth the money?



rcarlton 05-30-2006 07:09 PM

My home theater consists of K-horn's in front with LaScala's in the rear. Center is a KLF-C7, sub is an SVS PB12 plus/2. Run them through McIntosh amps .

TDubbs 05-30-2006 07:15 PM

I am thinking about going 6.1 with CDT 5650's inceiling all the way around.
Wife doesn't want floors and I don't want bose.
Ceiling will be about 8'4'' high. and I will be using an electric screen.

Are the CDT's a good call?
I am using the Yamaha 659 receiver.

hatchet 05-30-2006 09:33 PM

I started with the ProMedia 2.1's for the PC a few years back and when I moved into my new home in December I quickly replaced "thOSE" speakers with RB-10's, an RC-10, an RW-8 and a pair of CDT-5650-C's in the ceiling for rear surrounds. I wanted the RS-10's but the boss said no way (new house you know). I have a small family room which is open to the kitchen and I had concerns with any choice in rear surrounds. I must say I couldn't be happier with the 5650's! I realize the ceiling placement and room layout is not optimal for true Home Theater but it most definitely works for me. I've watched the King Kong DVD over and over till my eyes bleed and it never sounds less than amazing. I had the in-laws down for a visit over the holiday and I watched both ma and pa jump more than once when we watched Kong crash through the jungles of Skull Island.

I'm a solid Klipsch fan and am now considering Klipsch in-walls for my living room HT. The room has been pre-wired for speakers and, once again, the boss says in-walls or nothing at all. I think the Klipsch line will once again surprise me as the living room setup has a high, open ceiling. The installer ran the pre-wire much too high on the front and back walls for my taste (when it was done we were thinking of selling so I didn't bother having them lowered...my bad). The back surrounds will be directly above the couch. So, as usual, my less than optimal settings dictate that I go away from the norm in speaker selection. I'm thinking about the R-5650-W and the R-5650-S as they include the pivoting horn like the CDT's.

TDubbs and craig john...if you guys are looking for approval on those in-ceilings, then you have my blessing! I think my system sounds great all the way around!!

JamezHill 05-30-2006 11:05 PM

I was also sold on the ProMedia's. Then came around to trying the synergy, then reference RF-35 Home Theater Setup (which I currently own). Just yesterday ordered the promedia 2.0 ultra speakers for work/office. Klipsch makes an excellent product. I haven't been disappointed yet!

Within the year I plan on buying a house and will use Klipsch exclusively throughout. I just love the sound.

videoluver 05-31-2006 06:50 AM

I originally bought JBLs for my home theater. I did this because of the trade off between price and sound. Once I got them home I was 100% dissatisfied. Three days later I packed them up and traded them for the Klipsch 35's...when I got them home and set up, I felt as if the prodigal son had returned home . They sound incredible and they live right where they were meant to. I am amazed when I see people say that Klipsch sound tinny or harsh. It has the most incredible mid ranges I have ever heard, and with a slight adjustment to the treble, high range is remarkable. I have in fact joined the church of Klipsch. love em love em love em.
also...I got my toshiba hd-dvd set up last night. NOT ONE SINGLE PROBLEM. I watched apollo 13 and Last Samurai...only one word...PRICELESS.. and I have a 220 inch screen. It far exceeds any of my expectations.

scooterdog 05-31-2006 02:39 PM

I have been a proud owner of Klipsch la Scala's for many years. Last year I added a pair og Heresy II for the side surrounds and use the klipsch WDST for the rear side and back. My center is custom built utilizing all Klispch drivers, Two KV1089 10" woofers, K52 midrange horn and a K77 horn tweeter. Subs are my weakest link but you would be hard pressed to tell. My La Scala's have ALK crossovers in them as well. I have had more compliments on the sound of my system over the years.


ottscay 05-31-2006 03:58 PM

I just updated my RF/RC-7 HT system to an RF-83 RC-64 system, you can read my review here: https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=682529

In short, I'm thrilled with them.

craig john 05-31-2006 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TDubbs View Post

I am thinking about going 6.1 with CDT 5650's inceiling all the way around.
Wife doesn't want floors and I don't want bose.
Ceiling will be about 8'4'' high. and I will be using an electric screen.

Are the CDT's a good call?
I am using the Yamaha 659 receiver.

Can you use in-walls instead of in-ceilings, at least for the fronts? You'll get better imaging with in-walls.


wleehendrick 05-31-2006 04:09 PM

My first Klipschs were a pair of KG4's I bought in college in 1990. In grad schoool in the 90's, I gradually built a HT around those finally culminating with a KV2 center, KSW12 sub, KSB2 surrounds, powered by an Onkyo TX-DS777 5.1 THX receiver. This system served me well for many years. Last year I finally replaced all the speakers with RF15 mains, RC25 center, RS25 surrounds and an Outlaw LFM-1 sub. I'm very happy with the 'little' Reference series speakers; they have the open and dynamic Klipsch sound, and although a little bit bass-shy, it isn't an issue with the Outlaw backing them up . I recently had another bout of upgraditis (v7.1) and picked up a HK635 AVR on closeout and pair of RB15s for back surrounds. Just hooked up the 635 last night and will mount the RB15's tonight, so no opinion on the new set-up yet.

wdrazek 05-31-2006 07:08 PM

After several other HT's and lots of auditioning my dedicated room is filled with RVX42 L/C/R, RSX5 rear, and Sunfire True sub. The electronics and plasma are all Pioneer Elite. It is perfect in the den. Would definitely have gone for larger floor standing speakers but the room wouldn't accomodate them. Love the sytem. Absolutely no regrets. OK, I wish the center could rest on top of the cabinet but it's an aesthetic no-no.

Next up is a new 2 channel in the LR to replace the Ipod/ Klipsch iFi. Too bad Klipsch doesn't make a compact floor standing speaker around 35" high. Any other ideas for a compact floor stander from the Klipsch afficionado's?

JamezHill 05-31-2006 07:44 PM

What originally sold me on Klipsh reminded me of a pair of JBL bookshelf speakers I had bought (actually my first decent pair of speakers). They had titanium tweeters and had such clear, precise sound (highs in particular). I went through a couple more sets inbetween but none have never matched those relatively inexpensive pair of bookshelfs. It wasn't until I heard Klipsh that I was brought back to that sound. The liveliness, the clarity. After listening to them now, the majority of the speakers I hear sound dull/lifeless and boring. I'm sold!

wleehendrick 06-01-2006 12:38 PM

Originally Posted by wdrazek View Post

Too bad Klipsch doesn't make a compact floor standing speaker around 35" high.

That's exactly how I would describe my RF15's. The RF10's are even smaller:

34" H x 6.8" W (w/o feet) x 10" D

If by 'compact' you mean a thin speaker like your RVX's, then yeah, you're out of luck. That thin form factor which looks great wall mounted comes with sonic sacrifices with respect to the horn depth and cabinet volume, which is why all the the Klipsch floor standers are traditional 'big' boxes.

TommiWan 06-01-2006 01:17 PM

I first grabbed the promedia 2.1 speakers that klipsch makes. I was absolutely amazed by these things. I am still using them. Since then I have picked up a set of RF-35's, and I will piece together the rest of my system. I am looking for a subwoofer as my next purchase, and may go with the SUB-12.

SithSolo1 06-01-2006 04:33 PM

When I moved into my current place my old HT didn't quite cut it so I had to upgrade. Was on a tight budget but managed to find some used RF-3s, a used RC-3, the last open box Pioneer 1014TX in town, and a scratch and dent Outlaw LFM-1(10/10 condition). I bought the Klipsch sight unheard and was a afraid they'd be too harsh but as soon as I hooked everything up I fell in love. Simply the best money I've ever spent on audio. They get loud with little power and I would run them that way but the neighbors complain if I go above -25 on the receiver. Room is 40x17x10, speakers are amazing, I just wish I had another sub.

Soundood 06-01-2006 09:49 PM

Another Klipsch lover here. Dealer too...just for disclosure purposes

We have a dedicated demo theater going in and are trying to decide whether to go with a 9.1 Ultra 2 setup or the Klipsch Pro Cinema speakers (it is a big demo theater!). Sub is a Danley Labs DTS-20 which saved $$ over the 8 Ultra 2 subs we were going to use . I also have a few smaller Ref systems set up, a Cinema 10 package (which I sell with the Hsu VTF-3) that is KILLER for the $$!) and am debating what Heritage setup to display. Bought, sold and owned Heresy's, Corns, LaScalas and K-Horns over the years along with many Ref series speaks. Klipsch is fun!

Soundood 06-01-2006 09:56 PM

Originally Posted by wdrazek View Post

Too bad Klipsch doesn't make a compact floor standing speaker around 35" high. Any other ideas for a compact floor stander from the Klipsch afficionado's?

They do...two in fact. The RF-52's run 37" tall and the RF-10's run 34" tall. Both are legitimate Klipsch products. PM me if you need more info.

scooterdog 06-01-2006 10:00 PM

My Klipsch Home Theater...Front View

Kipp Jones 06-02-2006 08:46 PM

RF-7's, RC-7 and 4-RS-7s along with an SVS PB2+. Lovin it....Pioneer Elite VSX-49TXi driving them all.

isaidme 06-03-2006 12:12 AM

I run a pair of F2 Synergys and a C3 Synergy center running off a Pioneer Elite VSX-72 and am very happy with my setup but will be adding a sub later on.

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