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  1. You can definitely hook up everything as you stated, LFE + pre-in + speaker wire and you'll be fine.
  2. I had been using my cheap (free to me) Magnavox DVD player for CDs since my older Sony 200 disc changer skipped terribly and the Magnavox was noticeably smoother especially in the treble. I bought a Denon single CD player that's from about '94 just a month ago. I'd say that the sound is very comparable to the Magnavox (very good) but the advantage is that I have a volume control on my Denon. Nice feature since my HK 730 was pre-remote.
  3. DeOxit is the cleaner you'll want to use. Available at Radio Shack.
  4. Well, I did have my RF-25s set up like that for a few days when I first got them. The wife is going to be out of town for a week soon...maybe I'll have to do a little experimenting while she's gone! [6] It would be nice to be able to spread them apart wide and not having nearly any side wall early reflections to deal with.
  5. Are you touching up scratches/dings/etc? Sometimes a black permanent marker works ok, just using it in the recessed scratches.
  6. Everyone has their favorite songs, bands, etc. How about the CDs you have that have the best recordings? Many of the CDs I've had for years sound terrible on my RF-7s. SSSSSSSSSSSSome of the voice SSSSSSSSSSibalance in many recordings make me wonder if the audio engineers even care what the music they put out sounds like. A band that I was really impressed with is Guns 'N' Roses, especially Appetite for Destruction and Use Your Illusion I + II. The Pink Floyd "Echoes" 2-disc set is also very easy on the ears at loud levels.
  7. I think if I ever brought some more speakers into my house after buying my RF-7s my wife might never speak to me again. Not really stressing, just still looking for ways to improve their sound through acoustic room treatments and possible crossover upgrades.
  8. Everything of mine used to be black until I bought my silver Mitsubishi HDTV. Now I have a silver TV, silver TV stand, silver DVD player, black CD Players, and my HK 730 is silver and black.
  9. Last night I dreamt that my brother wanted to go to this lady's house that he knew to show me the speakers she had. He said they were Klipschorn's and that she had even built false corners and everything for them. Of course, my brother knows nothing about Klipsch, false corners, etc but since it was a dream all the characters that I interacted with obviously came from my subconscious. Anyway...we entered her trailer house and she wasn't home. So he walked into the living room and turned the stereo on LOUD! I didn't realize that things could sound so loud in a dream. I walked in the living room and thought to myself those look pretty small to be Klipschorn's, so I looked at the back and sure enough they were Shorthorns, false corners and all! I told him to grab a piece of paper so that I could write down the serial # and do some more research on them. Just then she came home and wondered what in the world we were doing in her house. My brother talked to her for a little bit and then we left.
  10. wuzzzer

    HDTV - WOW!

    I agree with kenratboy. Get yourself a setup disc like AVIA or even the basic THX setup that all Lucasfilm DVDs have and adjust your TVs various settings and you'll enjoy the picture even more. The best picture is if you can watch something animated like Shrek or Shark Tale.
  11. Does leaving an SS amp on all the time hurt anything other than my house's electric bill? My system is in my basement which is usually very cold and over the past couple days I left my HK 730 on overnight and after listening to it for a while it seemed to have a warmer, more natural sound. This is also the only time any amount of warmth could be felt on the top of it, even though it wasn't anywhere close to as hot as my Sony receiver used to get.
  12. I understand why Klipsch are more efficient, I don't understand why other companies don't make theirs more efficient!
  13. My office is right next to my living room where my stereo is. Does that count? [] Actually my wife is usually watching TV while I'm on the internet. She hasn't found out about the Denon CD player I got a month ago on eBay. I just found out it has its own volume control via the regular line out jacks! I think she'll actually like that feature since she hates that my old HK 730 doesn't have a remote.
  14. I was looking online at the link to the Klipsch Heresy IIIs that were posted and checked out the other brands/speakers. Bostons $2700/pr 90dB Polks $3196/pr 88dB Phase Technology $2000/pr 92dB Heresy III $1500/pr 98dB I mean, I understand the physics of what makes speakers more efficient, so why don't other companies make theirs that way? At about 2 watts my RF-7s would play as loud as the Polks would at my receiver's maximum output rating!
  15. This time I promise not to buy the item I post! [] http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/133810801.html
  16. I've seen both adapters and entire cables like that.
  17. Here's how they're set up in the pic: ------------------------ | |-------- | rf7 tv rf7 |--------- | |--------- | |stairway | | me | | | | | | | bar --------- -------- office door Are you talking about setting them up like this?: ------------------------ | |----------- | rf7 |----------- | |----------- | | stairway | tv me | | | rf7 | | | | | bar --------- -------- office door If so, my wife didn't like how they were set up like that when I had my RF-25s. Although, she did say that I could do whatever I wanted with the basement and she was free to decorate/design the rest of the house...[6] One problem with that is that there's an opening to our stairway going upstairs and to the other side of the basement right behind the 'me' in the 2nd diagram. You can see part of it in this pic: http://forums.klipsch.com/forums/685360/PostAttachment.aspx And from the sitting position in diagram #2 there is a bar to the left of 'me' so I couldn't move the system to that side of the room.
  18. Probably the only who will say this, but after hearing Garth Brooks twice with just him and his acoustic guitar...beautiful.
  19. And yes, acoustic treatment is definitely in the works. I'll post a pic when all is said and done.
  20. Thanks Dean. I was curious as to if there was a dip below the 100hz point to help me adjust my subwoofer crossover. Man, I never realized how much higher I needed to turn up the gain on my sub to compensate for the sensitivity of these speakers! Before when I had my Bose and/or Definitive Technology I had the gain at the 8-9 o'clock position which was about 20-25%. I kept thinking that my RF-7s were causing a phase cancellation with my sub since I could barely hear it and since my sub doesn't have phase adjustments I experimented with putting it a few different places. So last night I unhooked my sub and rain the RF-7s straight from the amp. Sounded almost exactly the same as with my sub! I then noticed that the gain was still down low on my sub! Turned it up to between the 11-12 o'clock position and now it sounds perfect. Adjusted the sub's crossover to about 65hz and that setting seems to be perfect to reduce the boominess of the sub at higher crossover levels.
  21. Can anyone tell me at what frequency the 2.8 ohm minimum impedance of RF-7s is? Also, I know that the advice is to have speakers about 2 feet or so from a side or back wall. Well, my long narrow basement doesn't really allow for that. To widen the soundstage, would it be ok to have the outer edge of each RF-7 up against the side wall, toed in directly at my listening point? Right now the back of each speaker is about 6" from the wall. Here's how everything is set up currently:
  22. No comment other than that's the highest I've ever seen a center channel mounted! []
  23. My wife said she'd want me to paint the rest of the wall the same color as the foam or a color that blended good with it. She did see a show on one of the decorating channels of someone who put some fabric over them to hide them more.
  24. I do have a pretty short ceiling, I'm guessing its about 7 feet tall considering that I'm 5'10" and can touch the ceiling with my feet flat on the ground. My wife wasn't too keen on the idea of the foam on the ceiling, so those acoustic panels are worth looking at. Thanks!
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