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  1. Red Vines licorice [] and listening to Men Without Hats [:$] !
  2. Could be many different things. I couldn't tell by your post...are you able to toggle between 480i, 720p, 1080i, etc on your DVR? My TV does the same thing if I try to select 720p since it doesn't support that resolution. Displays 1080i perfectly. Also, is there anything regarding your inputs that you have to adjust on your TV menu so that it knows its receiving a HDTV signal?
  3. Any chance you'd be willing to ship them? I know I could easily break even if I sold my RF-25s since I got a screaming deal on them. Let me know!!!
  4. http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsthreads/showflat.php?Number=641609&page=fpart Sounds like the person in the above link has the same receiver as you. It should answer your questions.
  5. Best thing to do as far as phase adjustment is to adjust it until the bass is loudest and smoothest at your listening position. Gain or level adjustment is going to vary from person to person. It helps if you can have someone else adjust it while you sit where you normally listen. Just don't be afraid to experiment.
  6. No problem. I noticed that wuzzzer (mark) is on the map twice, too. Do you guys want me to delete one of your entries? Just let me know which one you want removed. Rick. Please delete the Mark one if you can. I realized I should probably be using my screen name instead of my real first name. Thanks!
  7. Pink Floyd "Echoes" greatest hits 2-CD set. Won off eBay last week. Finally had a chance to listen to Wish You Were Here at what I'd consider to be reference levels. The dynamics of that song are amazing! Starts off quietly and then when the song really gets going the vocals and guitar are incredible. I have heard this song so many times before. Never heard it as good as I have now. There are many other great songs, Learning to Fly, Money, Comfortably Numb, and many others I had never heard that coincide with Pink Floyd's abnormal side. All the songs must have been remastered, and/or I'm finally listening to them the way they should always have been...on an awesome amp with awesome speakers.
  8. and incriminating Claus marks on her back!
  9. 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.
  10. 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! :EDIT: 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.
  11. Only on the some older RF series and on the current RF-5 and RF-7. My RF-25s are definitely 'innies!'
  12. What I've heard is that component looks best on rear projection TVs, and HDMI is best for LCD/DLP/Plasma TVs.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. One of my favorite DVDs is Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera. Incredible vocals, beautifully recorded music.
  16. I bought my new (old) Harman / Kardon 730 receiver. I also experimented quite a bit with toe-in angles and subwoofer positioning.
  17. Saw this on craigslist. Someone is selling a boom box and here is how they describe the audio output: "This is a very good audio system that produces great noise!" I think I figured out how to explain my taste in speakers now! They produce great noise! http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ele/116208967.html
  18. Would it be worth the hassle to get these as replacements for my RF-25s? Anyone know if there is a big difference in sound?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Crazy video! I remember back in the day when I had a booming system in my car. Pretty much a one note wonder now that I look back. Also thxsubwoofer wins the contest for most commas in a single post! []
  22. 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.
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