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  1. Absolute best thing I've ever done. Looking at the specs on the foambymail site it shows that the treble frequences are absorbed most by the 2" foam I have. As a result, bass and midrange has been boosted and the overall bass output is much smoother. Having the corner blocks & foam on the rear upper corners has also made the soundstage come alive and be much more forward focused. Basically put, it has taken every descriptive sound word (soundstage, depth, etc) and boosted it up a notch or two.
  2. The RSW series will be a much better choice than the RW series.
  3. If anybody needs to buy the diamonds to put in their KHorns, shoot me an email! (I work at a jewelry store. [] )
  4. Yes, L+R for 2 channel and 5.1 outputs as well. I don't have the same DVD player but my h/k DVD-A player has the same 8 RCA outputs.
  5. For starters, there's a few ladies here along with the gentlemen (Not me, I'm just standing up for the women). [] What kind of distortion are you hearing? What kind of SPL are you listening to the RF-82s at? What amplification are you using?
  6. There's a video on google that shows one launching from a stop. You'd swear that thing could keep up with a rocket! A lady I work with was over in Germany a few weeks ago and saw a Veyron there. She got a picture to show me but I haven't seen it yet.
  7. Well, there wasn't any scientific way of going about it, that's for sure. [] I knew I wanted to treat the upper corners to smooth out the boomy bass in the room. I simply made bass traps by using 1 corner block and 4 or 2 tiles depending on the space available in the corner. Since my speakers are so close to the side walls I knew they were giving off some pretty intense first reflections so I had my wife place a mirror on the side wall until I could see the horn, then had her mark the spot on the wall. I then placed the foam on the wall in that spot. The time that I notice the biggest improvement is when I turn the volume way up. Nothing sounds harsh anymore.
  8. [8-|] Al's best to date! He always makes me laugh.
  9. My basement theater room is 10 feet wide, 23 feet long, 7 foot ceiling. I had the speakers set up along the long wall for quite a while. It sounded great, except I had to sit so close to the speakers and TV that it was annoying. Our main floor living room is wider than the basement room by about 2 feet. My wife doesn't like the idea of a big stereo in that room and especially not the big TV either. I'm really happy with how everything turned out. As you can see in the pics a pretty minimal amount of foam, especialy on the side walls, makes an amazing improvement in sound quality. Every CD that I've listened to in the past that wasn't recorded too well sounds 100% better. I think I might look at getting a subwoofer, maybe a Sub-12 now that the bass is less boomy and tighter.
  10. I've noticed those too. Don't they all ship from Hong Kong or something like that? That's why the shipping is so high on them. I thought it would be cool to get at least a Klipsch one and maybe a harman/kardon or Cambridge Audio if they made those, too.
  11. It really helped out all aspects of the sound. Biggest difference is now when I crank it, I don't have incredibly overemphasized treble. As you can see in the pic my basement consists of many funny angles. When I clap my hands now there are much less echoes. Bass response has increased greatly. The corners of my room used to be really boomy. The foam I put in the upper corners has taken away the boominess and replaced it with a tighter more controlled sounding bass.
  12. I know the Architectural section is a graveyard of posts sometimes, so I thought I'd post a pic of my room after my acoustic foam installation. Made a HUGE HUGE improvement in sound quality!
  13. Considering the total dollar amount you're already planning on spending on the system, you should probably go with the RC-64.
  14. Is there any way you can post a picture of how your system is set up? Also, what components are you using as far as receiver/DVD player/CD player? I've found through upgrading every component in my system this year that a huge upgrade in sound quality can be had by going with better quality electronics.
  15. No harm done. Your way certainly is the most economical way to do it. But, I'd hate to have Klipsch's top of the line center channel and then downgrade it. I would imagine that DeanG who has modified many, many RF-7s would have a similar crossover upgrade for an RC-7. Those who have installed Dean's crossover say that it takes the bite from the treble and smoothes the overall sound out.
  16. No, I don't. It would have been interesting to have them though!
  17. I think I'm done. It was a pretty easy install with the spray adhesive. I used a total of 5 corner blocks and 23 tiles. Front of room pic:
  18. Foam setup is 95% complete. I honestly can't believe how much of a difference it made!! I agree with others who have done it, other than different speakers, this has made the most impact on sound quality compared to any upgraded amp, CD player, etc. My total investment was $63 shipped. It looks like I will only be using about half of the foam that I received, too. I'll either put the rest up on eBay or offer it for sale on here when my project is completed. The DIY bass traps that I made from the wedge tiles & corner blocks have increased the lower octave bass noticeably. My wife said things seem more muffled, but I think they seem much more flat and natural. Of course she has commandeered the basement and is currently watching the Food Network so I can't mess around with music or movies quite yet. [+o(] I'll have to toss Star Wars III in or maybe Behind Enemy Lines to test out the dynamics of the new setup.
  19. ! That's it, I'm never upgrading again unless I can attain a theater like that! [W]
  20. Not changes, just different drivers are used. If I remember correctly the RC-7 uses the same 1.75" tweeter that is in the RF-7. The RC-7 is probably overkill for RF-35 main speakers. If possible, I would look into trading out the RF-35s for RF-5s or RF-7s. You have an awesome center channel there.
  21. A rug might help, and you can actually buy a product that is a square tile that the subwoofer will sit on that's supposed to help. I can't think of the brand name right now though.
  22. I just found out that the subwoofer crossover on my H/K receiver is fixed at 150hz! [:^)]
  23. Sounds excellent so far. The rear foam has helped the sound seem more immediate and direct, it no longer is echoed all over by the angles in the rear wall and ceiling. Its interesting to put your head up to the foam and them move it directly below it. There are very strong reflections coming back from the untreated part of the wall but the treated part sounds almost completely dead. The room has had a problem with boomy bass in various areas too and they seem to have been smoothed out nicely.
  24. Yikes, I didn't realize how dark the pics were! Well, the foam consists of 3"x3"x24" corner foam blocks and 2"x12"x12" wedge foam tiles. Tomorrow I'll try and tackle the first reflections on the side walls and see how it goes from there. As you can see my basement ceiling and walls have pretty odd angles.
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