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  1. Well, its official...starting my 17th week of dieting and exercise I have officially made it to my weight goal and then some! This morning I weighed in at 179. When I started I was 206.5 and at my heaviest I was probably around 215. I feel so much better, have a ton more energy and just feel healthier overall. Its funny, in my mind I still feel overweight since I've been heavy most of my life. But when I put on my clothes they're just huge on me. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm not as big as I used to be. I keep a picture at work of my wife and I from 2 years ago when I was at 215 or so. Everyone I work with says I don't even look like the same person anymore. You can tell in my face that I've lost quite a bit of weight. Now its time to maintain and keep exercising!
  2. Hmm...I guess I better head over to the one in the mall and check them out then. [^o)]
  3. After picking up my SVS sub I decided to swing by Ultimate Electroncs in Maple Grove, MN to check out the new Reference line. I asked to see the RF-83s and the salesperson brought me in back where their big screen room was and they had a pair that were set up by a pretty huge LCD tv. The guy apologized that they were being powered by a Sony ES receiver, he said that its definitely not a good match with Klipsch. They had a RC-64 set up but I told him I didn't want to hear it, just the RF-83s. He came back with a CD of Ray Charles and we listened for a bit. Man is the midrange smooooth on them! The imaging was incredible too. They definitely seemed more reserved than my RF-7s. The guy said that they just got them in and that they haven't been broken in yet. I told him that they sounded different with the smaller tweeter and he said that the RF-83s have the 1.75" 'reference tweeter.' (They don't, do they? I thought it was a 1.25" tweeter now?) He told me that his grandpa has a pair of Klipschorns from 1980 that sound almost identical to the RF-83s. They really sounded good and I can think of a lot of people who would pick the RF-83s over RF-7s. I just don't happen to be one of them. []
  4. I laughed when I saw the sub the first time. ITS HUGE. The guy I bought it from had it setup in in a corner and he put in a CD and we listened to it for about a minute just for my peace of mine so that I knew it worked correctly. When I got it home I placed it in a corner behind my left speaker. I set the crossover at 60Hz, the subsonic filter at 16Hz and the gain at 2/3. I have the phase set at 0 degrees. So far I haven't played around with any of the settings. I put in Star Wars Ep III and fast forwarded to the scene where Yoda enters the room where Darth Sidius has the two red guards at the entrance. I always knew that when Yoda used the force to knock the guards over there was some low bass, but I could never hear it. GOOD NIGHT NURSE my pants legs shook! I watched the rest of the movie from that point on. I couldn't believe how much I had been missing before! Then I put in Jurassic Park. Again, I thought the T-Rex was actually in my basement! I also have a CD from Telarc that's called something like The Ultimate Fantasy Album that has tracks from Jurassic Park, Hunt for Red October, T2, etc. Track 3 is called Jurassic Lunch which is about 30 seconds long featuring a T-Rex approaching. I used to have a Sony receiver with a digital EQ display and every time I played this track, at the 10 second point the EQ just about went off the charts in the 20Hz and lower region but none of my previous speakers/subs ever played it. Not anymore...the bass was so low that I was feeling it more than hearing it. It was a very weird sensation. This thing definitely digs DEEP. I have a techno bass CD that I've had for years that I was just listening to this morning. Every bass note was deep, loud and clear. We're talking bass that's easily 20Hz or even lower. Its kept up well with my RF-7s so far. I was afraid that they'd drown the sub out but I guess they seem to be a darn good match! My wife's working this weekend so that will give me time to play around with the crossover/level/phase settings.
  5. Well, got it set up. Snapped a picture of the SVS in its box next to an RF-7. Its HUGE.
  6. Last weekend I went over to my best friend's parent's house. They have a 52" plasma TV that is very very nice. We were talking about HDTV and he showed me some of the HD channels he gets. I noticed a couple small, rectangular shaped Bose speakers on each side of the TV. I looked for a center channel and surrounds but it was only a 2 channel setup. He then asks me if I wanted to hear his Bose system. I said sure! [] He popped in a CD from a band from Ecuador that he bought at the State Fair. The midrange sounded alright, and then some bass notes hit... From what I could tell, the 'subwoofer' in the corner must have been crossed over at 200-250Hz. It was to my left and I was easily able to localize it anytime sound came from it. The bass sounded very unnatural and was way overemphasized. I could tell that there was treble on the CD just begging to be played, but none of it was. It sounded as if I were listening to my RF-7s with rags shoved in the horns. I tried pretending I was impressed when he said "The volume is only on 30...and it goes up to 100!" He then told me that he paid $1200 for the system which included the 'sub,' two small front mains, and a receiver with a built-in CD player. Let's see...my setup cost me $1000 for my RF-7s, $125 for my CD player, $175 for my receiver = $1300. $100 more than the Bose wondersystem! []
  7. I do have cats...two of them to be exact! One of them still has his claws. If I ever see him doing anything to the SVS he'll be in a box on the way to the vet!
  8. Wanted to add that you can rename any of the inputs anything you want, up to somewhere around 10 characters. Also, this is a very heavy receiver, weighing in at 28 pounds.
  9. Thanks DrWho! In the information I read on SVS's site, the low level outputs on the sub will filter out the bass, and it is adjustable from 40Hz to 150Hz. Guess I'll just have to try it out both ways and see which one I like best.
  10. Thought I'd post it for sale on here before I put it on eBay. I'm the original owner, and I've owned it for about 10 years. Its a Dolby Pro-Logic receiver that is in 100% working order. There are a few very minor scratches on the side and top of the receiver. It has a built-in parametric equalizer and digital equalizer display. I have the original manual and I replaced the remote control with an OEM one from Sony last year because my wife spilled beer on the original one. [{] [:@]120 watts x 2 in stereo mode. I'll have to look at the manual to see what the wattage in surround mode would be, but I'm sure that anyone buying this receiver will use it in a 2 channel setup. Asking $85 plus shipping. Its a heavy unit, and I will ship the receiver either through the Post Office, UPS or FedEx, whichever the buyer prefers. Buyer to pay only the actual shipping cost. PayPal preferred, but I'll take a money order if you'd like. I believe I paid $450-500 for it new. Email me or post here with any questions!
  11. With my receiver, hooking it up like that isn't the best option though (As far as I can tell). Its a 2 channel receiver, no LFE output, no option for adjusting speaker size such as 'large' or 'small.' The subwoofer output on my receiver is in stereo, it has both left and right Sub outs. Because of that I don't need to use a Y adapter. If I hook a sub up to that output, my receiver isn't going to know if there's a sub or not as far as what the receiver amplifies. Using the sub output will result in the subwoofer and the amplifier amplifying the lowest bass signal. However, the SVS sub I'm getting has both a low level line-in and line-out. And, my receiver has pre-ins and pre-outs that are separate from the sub-out. The subwoofer will filter out the bass information that is passed from its line out to the receiver's pre-in. SO, that's why I thought it might be better to hook it up that way. Using the receiver's pre-ins and outs and the sub's line-ins and line-outs will result in the subwoofer handling the bass amplification and the receiver handling the rest. I will try it both ways, but I have a feeling that I'll end up not using the sub out on the receiver.
  12. Component outputs are for video, not audio. Component video = the red, green blue cords.
  13. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/msg/223686415.html Thoughts?
  14. I'll try it both ways and see which works best. I'm sure my wife will be thrilled at the idea of me spending more time tweaking the stereo. []
  15. I don't think I need a Y adapter, the sub out is stereo, both left and right. The SVS sub has a built in filter that is very adjustable. My thinking is that it would be best to use the pre-outs instead of the sub-out. The SVS has low level inputs and low level outputs and will filter out the bass material and the receiver will then amplify the rest. Otherwise if I use the sub pre-out, both the receiver and the sub will be amplifying the low bass information. If I use the regular pre-outs and pre-ins there won't be frequency overlap.
  16. Can anyone give me a suggestion as to how I should hook up the SVS sub? See this thread: http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/thread/810127.aspx Thanks!
  17. Going to give the SVS 16-46 PC-Plus a try. I emailed the seller and I'm going to his house on Sunday to check it out. He had it packed up ready to ship but he said he'd unpack it and set it up so I could listen to it first. The only powered subwoofer I've owned was a Definitive Technology 15" sub that was a one note boom-boom box. I think it had a 250 watt amplifier. It worked ok with my Definitive Tech satellite speakers, but was no match for either the RF-25s I had or my RF-7s. Alright, here's my question: My H/K receiver is a 2 channel that has a sub pre-out (left and right) that as far as I can rememer is crossed over at 150Hz. It also has pre-in and pre-outs. My first inclination would be to use the pre-outs to the sub and then back to the pre-ins. Doing this will filter the bass that is amplified by the SVS and leave the rest of the signal for the H/K to amplify. Would I see any benefit from hooking the sub up to the sub out on the receiver? There's no menu or settings on the receiver to specify if a sub is connected and no settings to set a speaker to 'small' or 'large' or anything like that. If I do this, the receiver will be amplifying the full signal. Am I correct in thinking that the pre-out and pre-in connection will be the best way to go?
  18. The RSW-12 sells for around $1000 brand new. It has a 2400 watt (peak) amp.
  19. Thanks to everyone (especially TheEAR) for your comments and suggestions! My room is 10' wide, 23' long, 7' tall. It is not a very large room. I am looking at a SVS 16-46 PC-Plus sub. http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-cyl-plpow1.cfm I can purchase this sub for $575 that is less than an hour away to drive. The seller has the original box for the sub. I figure, worse case scenario I can always resell the sub on eBay. I'm not looking for bone crushing bass, just something that I can cross over at 80hz or so and will dig deeper than my RF-7s.
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