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  1. Call me crazy, but my favorite sound experience was when I was living in a tiny apartment and used the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 near-field. I actually preferred them to some JBL Studio Monitors the internet raved about. I now live in a larger apartment and currently have a pair of Micca OoOs flanked by an SVS SB1000 subwoofer. Would it be nuts to “upgrade” to 2 Theater Reference satellites? (You can buy just the satellites on eBay.) Do they sound good? My sub is close to the main speakers so I could cross them over real high if need be.
  2. Hi, I'm looking for a keyhole mountable 5.1 system for a small apartment. At around $1,000. Some systems I've been looking at are an SVS Prime Satellite system (an SVS SB-1000 plus 5 prime satellites), the RSL CG3 system (their Speedwoofer plus 5 CG3s), and the Klipsch Reference Theater pack. The Klipsch is $300 cheaper than those other systems (assuming the price stays at $699). But has, to my knowledge, a significantly worse subwoofer. It is also a down firing sub, which I fear might be more likely to disturb the neighbors. And requires a localizable crossover point of 120 hz to 150 hz, limiting placement to farther away from me, which again might make it more likely to disturb neighbors. The satellites are also plastic. But I do like the sound of Klipsch speakers (though I haven't heard any of the systems mentioned). So I'm a bit conflicted.
  3. Hi - There is someone near me selling a pair of Klipsch RF-62 II floorstanding speakers and a surround receiver for $400. Also: There is someone selling ONE Heresy 1 near me for $125. I was thinking of maybe combining them into a 3.0 setup with my PS4. I guess I'd use the Heresy as my center. I'd probably need a stand. I live in a 550 sqrt foot apartment...so it maybe a bit much (?). Is this the best I could do for the money?
  4. Thanks everyone - out of curiosity, does anyone use subwoofers as Heresy stands (which I guess would be a 2.2 setup).
  5. Hi - I live in a 1 bedroom furnished apartment. Landlord mounted the TV 45 inches off the ground, with 57 inches from floor-to-center of screen. The simplest solution for sound are some floorstanders. I've thought of getting some Heresy's for sound. But I'm worried the sound will be too "low", and therefore will sound disconnected from the screen. And I don't know what the heck I could use as a stand. Even "normal" floor standers usually go up to 36 inches, so I'm worried I'd even have a problem with them. Am I worrying unnecessarily? What should I do?
  6. Hi - I'm considering getting a pair of Heresy's (all generations) for mixed HT and music usage. I know people here generally love these speakers, but do these speakers do poorly? What is the downside?
  7. OMG, I'm so jealous. $85! Does he or she have another pair to sell? I live in College Station. I drive a Mazda Miata, though, not the best car for Heresy's. Here is what I would do: Go to his or her place and order an Uber XL (or Lyft). Have them drive you home with the speakers. OH!! I just realized you said you live in Seattle. Ya, I think shipping is your only option.
  8. I guess what I want to know is this - would something like the Quintets or Jamo S25 or Energy Take Classics be an improvement over the Logitechs or Klipsch Promedia in a nearfield application?
  9. My first post here in over 10 years - Posted this on a different AV site but am hoping to get some answers here. About a year ago I set up my coffee table home theater - It consists of an Xbox One on an end table, and a BenQ 1085st (originally a Optoma GT760 prior to upgrading) and Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX-Certified Computer speakers on the actual coffee table. The projector fires a 100+'' picture that is only about 130'' inches from the viewer. See attached photos - The Klipsch Promedia satellites and the projector are on the coffee table. The Klipsch's "subwoofer" is hidden underneath the coffee table. What I love about this system is that it required no tool knowledge to do (no drilling, etc) which is good because I'm not a handy-man. It would also be easy to move if I changed apartments. It is also extremely cost effective. And space efficient since the coffee table negates the need for a TV stand, etc. Cable management is also surprisingly good. ................. While I'm real happy with the system currently, upgraditis has struck. I'd like to improve the audio to surround sound. The obvious choice is the Logitech Z906 system, but I thought I would take other suggestions. I could put the surrounds on stands near the couch. The difficulty is placing the center speaker - the projector won't fire above it. I guess I could put a small center speaker physically on top of the projector. My key questions are these: 1. If I were to use separates (i.e, a receiver, etc) would there be any problem with putting the front satellites and center channel on the coffee table in nearfield? Would, say, Audessey or MCACC calibrate for that? 2. Ideally, if I went the separates approach, I would like the subwoofer to not have to be under the coffeetable anymore - i.e, not be localizable. But it seems like few satellite speakers are rated to 80 Hz or lower. But since i'd be using them in nearfield, could a typical satellite speaker do 80 Hz after all? 3. Or should I just go with a Logitech z906 system since it's built for nearfield?
  10. I have an idea! Why not have the mini Khorns be "desk corner horns". They would utilize the corners of a desk (where it meets a wall) in a similar way that real Khorns use room corners. It could help show computer users the operating principal behind corner horns. In fact, Klipsch fans could build mini-mockups of their rooms and easily test the mini-Khorns in different room configs. You could then set up your real Khorns accordingly. Dealers could also use them as business cards to potential 'big-spenders', and demonstrate different room configs. They could also be Klipsch.com exclusives.
  11. If you type in "Sharp 1-bit" on google you will get webpages returned from Sharp World and Sharp USA. The Sharp World site has more info. Keep in mind that the Panasonic Digital Receivers uses Texas Intruments Equibit tech, which has its roots in the high-end Tact Millenium. I have heard good things about them.
  12. I find this new fangled 'digital amplifier' stuff to be cool. Sharp now has some new 1-bit DigiReceivers out that upsample SACD, DVD-A, DVD-V, MP3, DTS, DD 5.1, CD, and Alarm Clock to a 1/5.6 MHz DSD bitstream (Pulse Density Modulation/Delta Sigma Modulation) for amplification. NOTE: Sharps method of digital amplification is different than that of other brands. Other DigiAmps use PWM. Sharp uses PDM (DSD). Both have flaws and advantages. The first new model is the SD-PX2 ($379 street). It is only 4.5 inches think and is wall mountable. It includes a built in SACD, DVD-A, DVD-V, CD player and a AM/FM radio tuner. It has 5 digital 1-bit amps running at 5.6 MHz and capable of producing 35 watts into 4 ohms (FTC rates it as 25 watts min. into 4 ohms with 2% THD max) in all of them. If it is like other 1-bit amps, it should have 0.02 THD at 1 watt. A lot packed into a small area. The second unit is the HX-500 ($740 street). It is basically the same as the SD-PX2 but does 100 watts per channel and has two seperate wall mountable boxes (an amp and a player) connected by a cable (EDIT: It also uses binding posts as opposed to the PX2s spring clips). There is a HX600 which adds an av selector box. I think it would be interesting to hear SACD/DVDA upsampled to 5.6 MHz. What do you think? I am thinking of having one of these units power a bedroom stereo as I discussed in my last thread. Do you think both would work fine?
  13. Thanx for the encouragement. The 1-bit unit actually does 20 W (though Sharp says it can probably do 25) into 4 ohms. So it would be 10 W into 8 ohms. Is 10 (or slightly more) Watts enough power?
  14. All Klipsch speakers use horn tweeters, right? That is what gives them their realism, correct? Basically, do all Klipsch speakers contain the "Klipsch sound"? I would love to get the RB75s but it does not seem like they would work in my room. I did some searching and the RB25s seem to be considered MUCH MUCH better than the RSX-5. I can find the RB25s on the internet for $299. What do I need to mount the RB25s? I am sort of caught between a rock and a hard place. If I get the RSX-5 I get excellent acoustic placement but worse speakers. If I get the RB25s I get better speakers but worse acoustic placement. What is a man to do! PS - I am looking at subs for Hsu and SVS (I think they are considered the best). Would you advise I stick to klipsch subs? I am thinking of powering the speakers with a ultra-modern Sharp 1-bit Stereo CD Receiver. It is a VERY compact pure digital amplifier which samples the audio stream 5.6 million times per second (5.6 MHz; twice that of SACD) that can also be wall mounted. Best of all it costs about $250, everything included. It gives 20 watts per channel @ 1 khz @ 0.02 THD. That is plenty for the speakers, right? THANK YOU!!!
  15. Hmmmm.... The satelite plus sub idea sounds alright, though I might wait on the sub. Somethings don't make sense. The RSX-5 is wall mountable (Klipsch recommends it) yet it uses a rear firing port. It has a 5.25 inch woofer yet goes down to only 92Hz. The 4" RB-10 goes down to 90Hz. Does this mean I can wall mount any Klipsch speaker (except RB-75).. regardless of where its port is....and still get the sound that the speakers should deliver? Also, Klipsch says that all the bookshelfs come with "keyholes" for mounting. Does this mean I do not need exterior mounting equipment? Basically, everything I need is included? Thanks. PS- I cannot do more bazaar ideas due to asymmetry of my room.
  16. EdwinR....the RB75s are bookshelf speakers. You seem to imply that they are floorstanders. Also, I am waiting to hear if the Klipsch Refs. come with mounting equipment. I could mount them on the wall then. My problem with using the RB10s or RB15s is that they are back ported. If I went with the wall mount idea that would not work. Do you think I should stay with original dresser idea and do RB15 or RB10 and sub? Thank you
  17. Ok, it looks like the Klipsch Reference Series is what I will go with. Now which model? As I said earlier (the intitial post) I do not believe I have room for floor standers. I think one of the woofers would fire under my bed position. I am interested in wall-mounting bookselfs, because I heard the reference series comes with mounting equipment. Is this true? Does the mounting equipment allow me to angle the loudspeakers downward? I am wondering if the RB75s would be too big for my room. Do they really sound like RF-7s? Thanks.
  18. So your guys opinion is that both new and old Klipsch speakers will beat out any competitor at any price point? EXAMPLE: The Klipsch RB-15 will outperform anyother $300 non-Klipsch speaker. Is that your opinion...do you hold Klipsch in that high an esteem? BTW...that dresser is not mine. I just grabbed that pic off internet as example.
  19. Is modern Klipsch not that good? As I stated earlier, most of the suggestions I have been getting are for older used Klipsch speakers. Is modern Klipsch competitive with Axiom, B&W, and Paradigm? Are the Reference and Syngergy series lacking? How do you address Stereophile not liking the RB-15s midrange? THANK YOU! PS- Do you still get horn magic even when its just on the tweeter?
  20. Hello again, WOW! I am shocked by how quickly you all replied. It seems that most of you are recommending big Klipsch Vintage Speakers. The thing is that I don't know if I have room for them. When I say a dresser I mean something like this (without mirror): Don't think Vintage Klipsch would fit on that. Also....the dresser is HIGHER than my bed. But what about newer Klipsch - the Synergy and Reference Series - are they competetive with the other brands I mentioned? Or is the Hertiage Series the only series worth talking about? THANK YOU!
  21. Hello, I am currently in the market for some speakers to be put in my bazaar bedroom. It is a large bedroom, though from my listening position (my bed) it is small due to its weird quasi-rectangular asymetrical shape. It is on the corner of my house which probably explains it. The speakers will be placed on a small bedroom dresser (which stores some of my clothes) which is across from my bed. I realize this is not ideal, but I don't think floorstanders would work because from the prone position on the bed, on which I lay, one of the woofers would not be visible (below the top of the bed) and it would probably be firing in too close proximity to the bed. Some audiophiles have been recommending to me speakers from the likes of Axiom, Paradigm, PSB, Monitor Audio, and Energy. They say that for the buck they cannot be beat. In particular, the Axiom speakers are supposed to sound near perfect at a good price. However, Klipsch is hardly ever mentioned (unless computer speakers). I am writing here so I can hear your speaker suggestions and why (for I am guessing you will suggest them) you think I should purchase Klipsch speakers instead of the other brands I have mentioned for my situation. Basically, defend your brand. For the record, I listen almost exclusively to classical music (Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Haydn) and I VERY frequently hear classical music live - many times from in the orchestra! I know what unamplified music sounds like. A flat frequency responce means alot to me - for my current setup is a Stax Electrostatic headphone system (which are extremely accurate). - Thank you!
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