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  1. RF= Reference Floorstanding, RB= Reference Bookshelf, RS= Reference Surround, RC= Reference Center channel, RW= Reference subWoofer. The higher the number, the larger the driver(s) and speaker(s) themselves. For instance, an RW-10 has a 10" woofer, an RW-12 has a 12" woofer, RF-7 is larger than RF-5 which is larger than RF-35, etc, etc, etc. If you click on the 'Products' button in the upper left of this page it will give you a drop-down menu where you can look up each speaker in Klipsch's current lineup and even ones that have been discontinued. The Synergy line and Reference line are both on the list. In there you'll get all the information you need, except unfortunately for the price of the speakers.
  2. Speaker placement is huge when it comes to taming the RF-7s. How is your room set up and where do you have the speakers? How close are they to the side walls?
  3. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/155023797.html [:^)] ! (And no, its not my life that's for sale!)
  4. Capo, those RB-5s look pretty tall! []
  5. Um, I've owned that Sony receiver for over 10 years, subjected it 75% of the time to a set of 4ohm speakers, used it for DJing at least 25 weddings/grad parties/etc, I think its been put through its paces! The only Sony item I've had problems with was a DVD player I bought about 6-7 years ago. It would stop about halfway through a movie and give an error message. I guess it was something to do with the unit overheating and was common.
  6. Its from around 93/94. Its exactly the same one as oldbuckster has except for the 'S' in my model which means it has a Control S input which was a way that Sony linked together different components. From his description it sounds like his is in better cosmetic decision than mine. And the $100 he's asking for it is a flat out deal!
  7. Its hard to describe without actually hearing it. I guess the Sony seemed to bring out more of the midrange, especially noticeable with midrange drums. They seemed to have a louder, more vigorous slap like they would in a live performance. Voice sibilance was almost non-existant after only a very slight tweak of the digital parametric EQ. Bass output was awesome, I didn't even have my sub hooked up! DVDs such as the Eagles Farewell Tour were very grating on my ears unless I turned the treble waaay down (on the HK). I found myself listening to that DVD at least as loud as I did with the HK and enjoying every minute of it. Its not that I didn't like the 730. It was a great receiver for my RF-25s. I'm sure it would be a great receiver for any Heritage series speaker, too. I know another poster here said that he had the same Sony as I have powering his LaScalas and he loved the combination. Maybe I/we actually found a rare Sony/Klipsch gem?! [8-|] {edit} Could also be the fact that I had this receiver for 10 years and I'm used to the sound. Who knows. All I know is that I gave it a good hour of listening and it won out.
  8. Man was I surprised. [] Some of you may have read my other post entitled "Need quick advice by Sunday night." After some friends left whom we invited over for dinner, I decided to hook up my Sony receiver that I had scheduled to start on an eBay auction later tonight. Man am I glad I did! I put in a number of CDs that I was familiar with (Pink Floyd Echoes, Eric Clapton Chronicles, Queen Greatest Hits, AC/DC Back in Black) and the Eagles Farewell I DVD. This Sony has some balls! I can definitely say that it blows away any Sony receiver you can buy today. I remember doing a lot of research into this receiver before I bought it in the mid 90s. Discrete output amplification, 4 ohm stable no sweat. Weighs 30 pounds! In fact I used Bose 401 speakers for about 10 years with this receiver that are 4 ohm rated. The midrange punch that seemed to be lacking with the RF-7s was unleashed! Drums sounded much punchier. I didn't even have my subwoofer hooked up and the bass was more than adequate. The nicest thing about the receiver is its built-in digital parametric equalizer. Just a slight lessening to the treble and I was good to go. Well, that being the case...my HK 730 is now listed on eBay! Here is the link to the auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9717259470&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
  9. Is bare wire an option? I have my RF-7s & 730 with bare wire on both ends.
  10. Probably, but this board usually gives pretty darn good advice. [:S]
  11. Sometimes what helps (make sure power is OFF!) is to turn the volume knob back and forth 50-100 times quickly.
  12. Well, as I sit here and start to list my Sony receiver on eBay I start to wonder if I am making the right decision. Here's why: As most of you know I am running an HK 730 Twin Powered receiver with my RF-7s. The receiver it replaced is a Sony STR-D1011S that is from 1994. I haven't ever used my Sony receiver with the RF-7s. I did use it when I had my RF-25s. I know that the RF-7s appreciate good headroom. Here's the specs on the Sony, quoted from the operating manual: "With 8-ohm load, both channels driven, from 20 - 20,000 Hz, rated 120 watts per channel minimum RMS power, with no more than 0.04% total harmonic distortion from 250 milliwatts to rated output. Dynamic power output (in the stereo mode) 8 ohms, at 1kHz IHF 185W + 185W - 4 ohms, at 1kHz IHF 235W + 235W." Now I know that a lot of times you have to take measurements such as these with a grain of salt. This isn't a flimsy unit at all, however. Weight on it is 30 pounds. It was Sony's top receiver that year without delving into ES territory. One of the things that I like about the HK is the preamp input and output. I have my Definitive Tech sub hooked up inline to that. But, just recently I learned that my sub's low and high pass crossovers only work with the sub's high level speaker inputs/outputs and that my HK is amplifying the entire sound range. One nice feature I liked about the Sony is the digital parametric equalizer built in to it. I know a lot of people disdain EQs, but the built in one worked great and had a ton of frequencies that could be adjusted. It also has a 4/8ohm switch. Should I dismantle everything and give the Sony a try? Or should I just get rid of it and save up for a better pre/pro or receiver later on? {edit} Here's a link to the eBay auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=9716821195 It hasn't started yet so you can't bid on it, but I just wanted to link to it since it has a lot more about the Sony receiver on there.
  13. If your 430 is like my 730 the plug-in isn't polarized. Like Gil said, unplug the receiver and try plugging the cord in opposite of how you had it. I had some bad hum when I moved the cords around for my Nintendo and PS2. Took me a while to figure it out. [:$]
  14. [<)]Just wanted to see how many other Minnesotans are on the board.
  15. If you go with RF-7s you will probably never have the desire to upgrade your speakers ever again. I bought RF-25s and had them for 6 months before I sold them and bought my RF-7s!
  16. I'm not sure on the exact size dimensions of the Klipsch Sub-12 but virtually everyone who has heard/bought it has given it excellent reviews. Can be purchased for around $500 at Best Buy or other stores that carry the Klipsch Synergy line.
  17. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/152045645.html Not mine
  18. I'm sorry, but the original post made me think of the movie Three Amigos. The lady asks Chevy Chase to kiss her on the veranda. His reply "How about the mouth?" []
  19. Actually if you look at the back of a lot of new DVDs you'll see they say something like "Recorded in High Definition" or "Filmed in High Definition"
  20. TV quality will make a huge difference in picture quality. Also, the information I've read recommends DVI for LCD or Plasma TVs, Component for RPTVs.
  21. Isn't that where the boys took Chef to brainwash him into liking women again on South Park? [edit] LOL, doing a search for Peppermint Hippo let to another site called Spearmint Rhino.
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