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Can u help me make a decision on what setup is better. I purchased the Klipsch package already but now have second thoughts. Here's a link of the two packages on sale. Bottom of the page!!
http://www.easthamiltonradio.on.ca/s...ber29_2008.pdf


Klipsch

RF62 (front)

RC52 (center)

RS42 (rear)

RPW10 (subwoofer)


Paradigm

Cinema Phantom (front)

CC190 Cinema (center)

Cinema Micro (rear)

PDR10 (subwoofer)
 

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Have you listened to either?
 

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The sale ended yesterday and I will have to pay for price for rf62. I can buy another package that is the same but the rf52 are offered instead of rf62. Is there a huge difference is sound between the two. Should I jump on it or go with the Paradigm setup which comes with the Denon AVR689 for extra $200.00 and monster cable power bar. Total is $1600.00


Option A

Klipsch setup and purchase Onkyo TX-SR506 receiver


Option B

Paradigm setup with Denon AVR689 receiver
 

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I have a Denon 889 and I am trying to decide on speakers.

Klipsch

F-2 towers

VC-25 centre

KHW-5 in-wall for the rears

Sub-12

or

Paradigm

Cinema 330 L+C+R

DPS-3100 sub

Sonance S625T in-wall rears

Need to decide soon
 

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Persoanlly I think the Cinema's sound aweful.... but those are my ears...


BTW, I'm a huge Paradigm fanboy, but only from the Studio Line on up.. and I don't really care for Klipsch at all.... but thats me....
 

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Just my opinion, but I myself and a Klipsch fan. I haven't demoed the RF-52's or 62's though. I've read several times in the Klipsch forum where people thought the 62's were a significant improvement over the 52's.


As far as receivers go I would recommend stepping up to the 606 if you stay with Onkyo because it's a pretty significant step up in features-namely hi-def audio capabilities over HDMI. Biggest drawback IMO is the lack of pre-outs. Or for a little less $$ than the 606 you can get a Yamaha RX-V663 which has the same features and pre-outs but only 2 HDMI inputs. Or you can usually find refurb Onkyo 605's for about $250. All the same features as the 606 but with only 2 HDMI inputs. Still no pre-outs though. Decisions, decisions...
 

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I think might have to dish out a little more money to power my Klipsch setup. Whats the difference between Yamaha and Denon receivers. Guys have told me Yamaha have more raw power and at high volumes they begin to distort. Denon is less powerful and sounds cleaner. I want something more for music and surrond sound being secondary. I'm looking at spending around $600.00 CAD.

Denon RX-863 or Yamaha AVR 789, 889


Where can I get refurb receivers?
 

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Originally Posted by customlll /forum/post/15440006


I have a Denon 889 and I am trying to decide on speakers.

Klipsch

F-2 towers

VC-25 centre

KHW-5 in-wall for the rears

Sub-12

or

Paradigm

Cinema 330 L+C+R

DPS-3100 sub

Sonance S625T in-wall rears

Need to decide soon

These are two totally different speakers. The F2 is a tower, while the 330 is an on-wall design. If you are looking for aesthetics go with the Paradigm/Sonance combo, but if you are looking for better sound go with the F2's. Now, if you want aesthetics and sound from an onwall combo, check Monitor Audio R225's or R250's. As for the sub, don't use MA's go with HSU, AV123, SVS, Velodyne, etc.
 

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What ever you do you can save some money by dropping the Monster products out of the picture, they are just way too overpriced and really not needed.


Just looked at the ad, scrap the entire idea and buy the anthem setup and save up for some speakers later, what a great deal.
 
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