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  1. Does your TV have something like a 'black enhancement' feature? If so, trying turning it on/off.

    Also, I've noticed that different HD programs seem to have been recorded better, if that makes sense. For instance, PBS HD seems to have some shows that look awesome, and some are really grainy and not very clear. Newer HD movies on HBO look awesome, older movies look so-so.

    It may also help to use a setup DVD (if you haven't already) such as the THX setup that's included on many DVDs. It will adjust the picture/contrast/sharpness/etc to the correct levels and may lessen the problems you're having.

  2. Lex, if you check out www.klipsch.com and look at the specifications of the speakers you have, you'll notice that the peak power that your speakers can handle is actually 2-3 times the rating listed on the back of the speakers. With the efficiency of Klipsch speakers, you don't need an amp with a million watts, you just need an amp that's built very well and puts out quality watts.

    Your best bet, as was mentioned, is to upgrade to a higher end receiver. You have very capable speakers!


    As an example, I have an old Harman / Kardon amp that is rated at 40 watts per channel. I have RF-25 speakers. At the 11 o'clock position on the volume knob, these speakers are LOUD! And sound great at the same time! This amp replaced my supposed 100 watt/channel Sony. I'd say the Harman/Kardon plays at least as loud as the Sony, and sounds a million times better at the same time.

  3. I have the CD that contains all those recordings and narration. Its called "The Ultimate Demonstration Disc" and its also called "Chesky Records' Guide to Critical Listening." It was made in 1995.

    If I remember correctly, they had an ad in Stereo Review magazine that I ordered it from.

    I can't say that I've given the disc a good listen since I got my RF-25s or HK730, though.

  4. The CD set is remastered so songs like "time" never sounded so good, especially on Klipsch!


    You aren't kidding. Just got done listening to some of the songs. Unfortunately at lower volumes than I'd like since my wife was home. "Turn it down!" seems to be uttered pretty frequently at my house.

    Wish You Were Here - wow - incredible guitar! I can't wait to crank it up and really listen!

  5. I was reading that alot of folks are finding that their RF-7's sound much better with 200+ watts. They're rated the same as my CF-3's @ 250w and 1000w peak. Maybe I need 200 watts.

    It isn't only raw wattage, but the quality of those watts as well. Also, having the ability to drive low impedances and a high current amplifier are key.

  6. Good luck with the wax removal. My wife has so many candles in our house we could light 'em all up and never have to have the furnace on in the winter!

    She got melted wax all over a TV once. Fortunately it was her old 13" RCA that I occasionally used to play Nintendo on.

    I don't even let her dust my speakers or entertainment system off.

  7. I did read a few post about cd player and a guy said he don't see the difference between a Walmart cd player and a 500$ cd player.

    You have the RF7 and RF3, is there a big difference in term of musicality between those speakers and do it need a much larger room for the RF7?


    Depending on what speakers/amp/etc the guy was listening to, I can easily see how he couldn't hear any difference between the CD players. Now, if you have a more sonically accurate system such as Klipsch makes, the components upstream from the speakers will make a large difference, especially at loud levels. My new $49.99 Magnavox DVD (got it free) player makes CD audio sound a million times better than my 6 year old Sony 200 disc changer.

    I've listened to RF-7s at a friends house and there's no other speaker that I've heard that compares to them yet. The entire bass, midrange and treble section have much more impact at any volume. He has a very small room they are in, too. My RF-25s get the job done for right now, but I certainly dream of the day that I bring home a pair of RF-7s.

  8. Anyone else have this CD or heard of it? Looking on the internet it looks like the only Pink Floyd greatest hits CD that they ever released. I have The Wall 2 CD set but there's other songs such as Wish You Were Here that I really wanted to have.

    Well, tonight I won an auction for the Echoes CD for $4.99 ($8.94 shipped) on eBay. It'll be nice to have it!

  9. Just as an FYI, every auction that is for the RF-7 and RSW-15 combo with a supposed buy-it-now for $800 are fraudulent. They are using stolen eBay accounts and cheating people out of thousands of $$.


  10. thanks, will do. I also have 2 more quick questions. One, what is the "phase setting" Two, My reciever puts out, well, atleast is rated at 100Wx6ch. I am just wondering how everything will translate going from that reciever to a sub woofer that can do 300W continuous.

    The phase setting allows you to adjust the blend of the subwoofer with your other speakers. Sometimes depending on where you're sitting compared to where the sub and main speakers are located, certain frequencies can be cancelled out. By having an onboard phase adjustment it allows you to compensate for that.

    Don't worry about the watt thing. Just put on some music you are familiar with that has a good, repeating bass beat. Adjust the level of the subwoofer until it blends in but doesn't overpower your other speakers. Everyone will have different preferences as to how loud they like their sub. I like it louder than my main speakers for movies, equal to the main speakers for music.

  11. Speaker level (high level) inputs on subs are generally only used when the receiver/amp doesn't have a sub, LFE, or pre-out section.

    Best to use the LFE since the pre-out on your receiver (unless its a specific subwoofer pre-out) will send a full range signal to the sub.

  12. Depends on the subwoofer you get and also how loud your speakers play at 25hz.

    My speakers play down to 45hz but I have my subwoofer play frequencies up to 100hz and my main speakers play from that point on up.

    I'd say that only a handful of speakers wouldn't benefit from a separate subwoofer.

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