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  1. I just purchased a Marantz SR7001.....haven't gotten it set up yet, but I got mine from American Residential Technoligies and they have gotten pretty good reviews so far from users, I hope mine is as good as I expect it to be!! Good Luck.
  2. I can't believe how hard it is to find klipsch speakers in stock here in my area.......I have been deciding over two weeks on what speakers to purchase and finally am excited to find that 28....yes, 28 dealers do not have an rf-82 complete 5.1 setup in stock....from West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky........I find that quite interesting............anyone else have trouble finding items in stock??
  3. Kelly.............thanks for the great info..........I just got off the phone with Duke Beam, super friendly to deal with, and looks like if he can find a center channel speaker for me I may be going with the RF-63 setup instead of the RF-82 setup I was going to buy, and for only about $500 more....which is over my budget, but a deal is a deal....anyway, thanks for the heads up and I will let you know what I find out!
  4. How long ago was that kelly? I went to the best buy a little over a week ago and they did not have the 82's out....has it been recently you were in there?? Thanks for the info.
  5. I live in Winchester kela.............I have went to ovation.......their setup only had RF-52 hooked up when i was there and they really tried to push Paradigm, and I also went to Bluegrass Home Entertainment, whom also had the RF-52 hooked up, know of anywhere else I would love to know, Thanks.
  6. I appreciate the input xdetroitx........looks like you have pretty much the same setup I am going to go with, except I think I am going to go with the RF-52 surrounds...............are you pretty happy with that sub, I was thinking of a svs or HSU instead??? Thanks
  7. Honestly, I have not heard the RF-82's....I heard the RF-52's and liked them, but wanted something with a bit more punch and substance, figured I couldn't go wrong with the 82's. Is that bad reasoning perhaps?? I have had so much trouble because no one here in this area keeps anything in stock so getting a demo is really tough....thats the benefits of living in central Kentucky i guess!!!.....any 82 owners in the area wanna demo theirs would be great!!!
  8. I have about decided on the speakers for my new HT room........I am considering a pair of RF-82's, a RC-62 center, RS-52 surrounds and a RW-12d subwoofer, I was given a price by an authorized dealer of $2260 before tax, or I can subtract $560 from the price if I choose not to get the subwoofer and opt for an svs or HSU sub, which is what I am leanng towards????......the same setup in the RF-62 was $2100 so I was thinking for $80 each on the towers difference, seems to be a good deal......any input is appreciated.
  9. I live in an area that does not have many options for demos on speakers, so i am in a dilemna that is going on now for several weeks. It seems i liked the rf-52 setup i heard briefly and thought the rf-62 or rf-82 setup was what i would want....but i keep getting scared because i hear so many things about brightness or harshness........i always thougth that brightness and in your face style was a perfect fit for HT use, which is what i will mainly use it for..am i wrong in that assumption?.....i keep asking myself, why shouldn't i just buy the klipsch and forget about polk audio or monitor audio, any thoughts or suggestions??
  10. How would you go about hooking up two subs, are the hooked up independantly of one another, or linked somehow........do you have to have an avr that supports two subs?? Thanks
  11. This has been a dilema of mine.....I hear many people say klipsch are harsh or too bright, and I live in an area where alot of demos are not available, I have only been able to listen to rf-52 on a limited basis, but I have heard others say exactly what you have said, that for HT klipsch are hard to beat, and I will use my setup for 90% HT(movies, sports general tv) rather than music, Iwill listen to music, just not as much on this system, i hope to build a seperate 2 channel system in the future for music. I appreciate your opinion,thanks....anyone else care to weigh in on this????.....I am not planning on buying the 52's ....just the only demos I was able to hear.... I am considering the RF-82 setup, or the RF-62....but leaning towardsthe 82's.
  12. I am setting up new HT room, first timer here.......I still haven't purchased speakers because I am trying to be patient and get the right parts, even though it is killing me. I am considering RF-82 HT setup, but am looking for a good sub........any suggestions???....I have been pretty impressed by the reviews on Hsu and SVS subs........any particular opinions or recommendations on these brands........I will be looking in the future, maybe near future if I spend wisely to get an external 5 or 7 channel amplifier.......do you typically need a seperate amp for the sub if you are going to use it for the other channels?? Thanks for any help or ideas!
  13. I am trying to decide on which speakers I am going to go with for a new theater room in my house. I am a newbie and I have the unfortunate luck of living in an area where going to a store and being able to demo speakers is not easy to do. I am considering Monito Audio RS8's, Klipsch RF-82's or Polk Rti10's...........I can get a pretty good deal on Monitor Audio's from a dealer I know, but I dont want price alone to be my deciding factor. I am going to go with a 5.1 setup and will not buy a sub from the speaker company, as I am looking at geting one of the Hsu or SVS subs......I will be powering all speakers with a Marantz SR7001 (110W X7) for the time, with hopes in near future to add a multi channel amp using pre outs on Marantz. I would appreciate any opinions or suggestions, especially on how the quality of and the type of sound the Monitor speakers have compared to Klipsch/Polk. Thanks and sorry for the long post.
  14. Thanks for the info Philmays................one last thing, if I decide on the RF-63 setup with center, surrounds and sub, do you think the marantz will still be sufficient on its own until I add an amp, or are they too power hungry, in which case I might go ahead with the multi channel amp add on from the start......or should I consider a smaller speak setup possibly, like the RF-62's or 52's??? Thanks
  15. So, using the marantz receiver and hooking the amp to the speakers through the pre outs on the receiver is not a good idea??? Can you please explain a bit more in detail, as I am new and not very knowledgeable in this area! thanks
  16. I have a follow up question to the issue of using an amp........I am going to use a Marantz SR7001 (110W X 7) AV receiver to power my speakers that I am going to buy. ( It's looking like I am going to go for the RF-63's, RC-64, RS-62 surrounds, RT-10d Sub).............after reading and posting about amps,it looks like adding a seperate amp is the way to go to get the most out of your speakers....this will be my first set of Klipsch speakers! I am considering an Outlaw 7125 (7 channel X125w amp).........I am not familiar with amps or this brand, but it looks like a fair price from what I have seen. Will this effectively make my system a 235w per channel system, and if so, since this is more watts than the speakers are rated for, does that just mean I need to be careful not to turn up receiver too far, and will the added power mean a lot better sound, even if I am not using all of it..............I will mostly use this system for movies,sports.....but I do like to listen to music as well, from classical to hard rock. Thanks for the opinions and sorry for the long post!
  17. Thanks Jet.............I look forward to continue reading on the forums and learning more, I have learned so much in just a few days.........luckily I called Klipsch and talked to a great rep who then led me to the forums.............It is a bit overwhelming for a newbie, but that is what makes it fun and rewarding I guess!
  18. How many amps would I need.................will one amp for the whole system be enough, ore do you have to have one for each, or per pair??? Do they connect to the speakers directly or through the receiver? Thanks for the help guys!
  19. Thanks Cleve................I have a rather small room, and I am starting ground up from TV, receiver, speakers, theater seats, etc.....so economics are playing a part, but how hard is it to add the amplifiers a\later, and is it a matter of just hooking the amp into the receiver/ or speakers? Any suggestions on an amp(s) that would go well with the RF- 62 or RF-63 's with that Marantz receiver, or would you recommend going with a higher end reciver to start with and add on later?
  20. You will ahve sidebars unless they are actually braodcasting a HD program, one of the quirks with HD channels, they don't always broadcast HD signals or programs....if you watch sportscenter on ESPNHD, you will notice in the studio is HD, when they show a highlight or clip it will usually switch to Sd and hence the sidebars...hope this made sense!
  21. I am new, and do not understand alot of the terms and numbers in HT....but jay and colter, you really shed alot of light on things in your two posts....thank you.......... a Marantz SR7001 (110W X 7).......It looks like I would have more headroom with the RF-62's, less work on the speaker?? If I did the math right, the RF-62's would give me 115db -64watts, where the RF-63 would give me 117db-64 watts, so my receiver would never really be turned up over halfway?? Am I correct or way off base?? ........maybe it would be simpler if you could just clear up your opinions on a speaker match with the Marantz receiver I mentioned, and I thought I was getting somewhere and now I have confused myself again!! lol..........Also, any opinions on the marantz receiver or another option? Thanks
  22. I am new to HT and the technical considerations that go in to the setup. I am setting up a new HT room in my house, 23' X 13', and I am considering an RF-62, or RF-82, or RF-63 setup with surrounds,center and sub. I am wondering, regardless of which setup I choose, if I should consider a seperate Amp along with my receiver. I am pretty sure I am going to go with a Marantz SR7001 110W X 7 receiver. If I do use and/or need a seperate amp, is it easy to set up and use and will it make a noticeable difference in the sound. Thanks for your help, and now youre propably saying, yes, he is a newbie!! lol...thanks.
  23. I had Dish Network a few years ago and now have Directv.........I must say that I thought theDish Network had better HD service than Directv, better customer service and the equipment was better, ie.......channels chnaged faster and I didn't have to reset boxes as much. The only reason I changed to Directv was NFL Sunday Ticket, if not for that, I would still be a Dish subscriber.
  24. I am trying to determine what speaker I would like to put in my new HT room.......There are not alot of options in my area for going and listening to different speakers in store. I am considering the RF-62 Floorstanders, RC-62 Ccenter, RS-52 surrounds, and RW-12D Sub.....but I am wondering what "type" of sound the Klipsch has as compared to Boston Acoustics, Paradigm, Polk Audio, etc..........I have decided to power them with an Marantz SR7001 110W X 7 Receiver.....any thoughts on this receiver also is appreciated, I have never owned a Marantz, but my neighbor swears by his! I am new to this forum and HT in general, but am excited to get my room set up and appreciate the knowledge on this forum. Thanks for your help! By the way, my room is 23' X 13".
  25. I am a new member to this forum, and I would like some advice and/or opinions about setting up my new theater room. I have a pretty small room, 23 X 13, that is dedicated to my HT setup. I am considering RF-62 (rf62 floorstanders, rc62 center, rs52 surrounds, rw12d sub) or RF-52 ( rf52 floorstanders, rc52 center, rs42 surrounds, rw10d sub) series setup, but not sure if this is the right choice or there are better options for my room size, also a good Receiver in the $1000 range to match with them. I was considering the Onkyo TX-SR804 or the Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS.......I do not have a preference on the receiver brand, just want some features( HDMI, THX, Ipod enabled,).....Which should I pick first, the speakers and match the receiver to them, or the receiver and buy speakers accordingly..........If I sound like a newbie, I Am....thats why I am here, because there seems to be alot of knowledgeable people and entries and I am hoping for some suggestions/opinions! Thanks
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