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Hello all i'd like some advice on the best way to combine both systems, as both the wife & money have restricted my options.


I currently have Klipsch RF-82 with the matching sub, & surrounds.

The avr is a Pioneer Elite SC-27 with BPD 05FD B/ray player. This is good for watching movies.


But like many others end up listening much more than watching.

What suggestions do you have, in terms of speakers, pre-amp, amp etc?

Or what is the best way to use what I have in combination with other components?


Thanks.



P.S I searched but didn't come up with anything
 

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let's start with the first question...


what do you feel is "lacking" when you listen to music in your existing system?
 

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I agree with ccotenj. Although I'm setting up my basement for a 5.? system, I'm currently using 2-channels for everything from the evening news to DVD concerts. I'll admit I'm happy as pig in slop
 

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Good question,

Well the lack of highs is what I miss mostly.

Mids are good.

I notice a lot of inconsistence between CDs.

The system plays better @ higher levels, i'm looking for a great sound @ mid to lower levels.


All of this is in the 2.1 mode
 

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There's no reason you need a separate setup. If music is telling you that the speakers/room are not up to par, fix/replace them so both HT and music will be more enjoyable.
 

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Good question,

Well the lack of highs is what I miss mostly.

Mids are good.

I notice a lot of inconsistence between CDs.

The system plays better @ higher levels, i'm looking for a great sound @ mid to lower levels.


All of this is in the 2.1 mode

This is the first time I see someone complaining about lack of highs from Klipsch.



Did you ran auto calibration in your Pioneer?


Different CDs do sound different. Some of them are well recorded, some are total crap. Is it possible that your system is too good for bad sounding CDs?


I do not see any reason to separate surround and stereo setup. Spend more effort on tuning your existing system. Look at acoustical treatment options for your room.
 

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yea, "lack of highs" isn't usually a lament when it comes to those speakers...



which points to a setup/calibration/room "issue"...


cd's are all over the place... some are good... some are bad... a lot are in between...


and i agree with the other posters... no need for a second setup... you've got more than adequate equipment already...
 

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This is the first time I see someone complaining about lack of highs from Klipsch.

No kidding! I'd suspect auto-calibration as well ... detected uber-hot Klipsch 'voicing' and toned it WAY down.


Most room treatments are going to tame highs more than anything, maybe his room needs to be more 'live'? Do you have a lot of absorptive sufaces in your room, like carpet, couches, drapes, etc?


Outside of trying to figure out how to make the RF-82's better, considering other speakers wouldn't hurt. Those would be way down on my list of possibles if I were buying a speaker for 2-channel listening.


Is there any way you can post a picture of your listening room? Then maybe give us goals, and a total budget? You'll get much better advice that way.
 

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I ran the MACC , & I do have a couch & the room is carpeted.

Would a better source help? (dedicated CD Player)

Sorry for the poor cellphone shot, I'm not home.

Thanks for the advice.
 

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Sorry for the cellphone shot, it's the only one I could post at this time.

The room is carpeted, & I have a couch.

I also ran the MACC, I guess it toned down the highs.

As for the budget, i'll try to work with this as much as I can. I may plan on purchasing a good CD player (no more than $900)
 

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The room is carpeted as you see, & a couch is also in the room.

I my include a decent CD player if it will help.

But I guess the MCACC killed most of the highs.

For example, the sound of cymbals somewhat sound drowned/muffled. The voices are fine.


Another thing is that I have to play it loud for it to sound a little better.
 

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nah, a different disk spinner isn't going to change anything...


let's see what your mcacc settings look like... go into setup and bring the eq curves up on your display and take a picture of them (for each speaker) and post them so we can see what mcacc is doing...
 

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The room is carpeted as you see, & a couch is also in the room.

I my include a decent CD player if it will help.

But I guess the MACC killed most of the highs.

For example, the sound of cymbals somewhat sound drowned/muffled. The voices are fine.


Another thing is that I have to play it loud for it to sound a little better.

Try to play music in direct 2CH mode (to bypass MACC). Is it any better?
 

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Originally Posted by ap1 /forum/post/19582426


This is the first time I see someone complaining about lack of highs from Klipsch.



Did you ran auto calibration in your Pioneer?


Different CDs do sound different. Some of them are well recorded, some are total crap. Is it possible that your system is too good for bad sounding CDs?


I do not see any reason to separate surround and stereo setup. Spend more effort on tuning your existing system. Look at acoustical treatment options for your room.

Thanks,

I'll play around with the manual calibration, & see if i can fine tune them.
 

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nah, a different disk spinner isn't going to change anything...


let's see what your mcacc settings look like... go into setup and bring the eq curves up on your display and take a picture of them (for each speaker) and post them so we can see what mcacc is doing...

I won't be home until Sunday, will post it up then.
 

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could be, but you'd think mcacc would have caught that... not that it always does, but it generally does...


i'm curious to see the curves...


where was the microphone placed when mcacc was run?
 
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