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  1. If anyone has extensive experience with both of these speakers, I'd like to hear your thoughts. FYI, I'm on a budget, I mostly listen to music, the room is small, I don't want a seperate sub, and the amplification is not going to be top notch.

    Also, can someone give me the specs of the KSF's or a link to them?

  2. Cut the wire from the preamp (near the end w/the busted jack) and tell me what it looks like. There should be 2 seperated wires. To splice into another jack, cut the wire near the end of the replacement jack, and connect one wire from the promedia wire to one from the replacement, and repeat for the second wire.

    There might be a quality difference, it might void your warranty, etc etc. I recommend contacting klipsch about a replacement, or just getting a CP-1.

  3. I have found a setting which I like (a slightly boosted midrange section is all really), but with this setting, or any for that matter, mp3's sound staticy. It's not on all music, but I notice a distinct amount of static added to some tracks when I turn the eq on.

    FYI, none of the bands are set more then 3

    dB above or below normal.

    Is there a fix anywhere? I'm using the very latest version of winamp, and that mp3 decoder the other guy on here recommended (MAD or something, I actually like it slightly better then the winamp decoder).

    If I raise some bands, do I have to lower others to compensate?

    Try Moby's "Why does my heart feel so bad" for example, with and w/out eq settings.

  4. First of all, the CP-1 is not obsolete, the new 4.1's are going to use it. Second, the effects of the changed crossovers are minimal, and only the pickiest people have/will notice a difference. There's nothing obsolete about the V.2-400's. I bet you could still order them w/free overnight at outpost.

    As to how the CP-1 sounds, I think it's supposed to be quieter (less hiss) then the previous 2 preamps, but reports from people on this site have been mixed.

  5. Yeah, Steve, I read that review and was a little worried too.

    Anyone have experience with Adcom amps and Klipsch? I've seen the 535 on eBay going for <$300. W/60 wpc, I'm sure it's got plenty of power for some RF-3's, but I want to know how it will sound.

  6. By 5.1 inputs, I mean receivers with a front right/left, rear right/left, center, and subwoofer input, designed to be used with an external decoder. When a source is connected to one or any of these inputs, the signal is sent to the amplifier section, without getting processed.

    If I have two channels, I connect one to the front right and one to the front left input on the receiver. Then, I would select the 5.1 channel input (just like I would select a CD player or dvd player as a source). Then, the amp would power the front right and left channels.

    Now if you understand what I said, it follows that I could split the source signal (for a grand total of 4 signals, 2 each of right and left), and use 4 of the 6 inputs, and 4 of the 5 amplifier channels.

    Now I think I know what I'm talking about, but if I have the 5.1 channel input thing messed up, let me know. FYI, the receiver I'm looking at is a JVC RX8000.

    Also, I know how to biwire, the whole point of this is to bi-amp the speaker. Both the RF-3's and the AR-9's handle a lot of power, but most receivers make a 100 wpc. If I can use 4 of the channels, thats 200 watts per speaker.

  7. I think the pr was on the front actually, and the ative driver was in the rear. The driver probably needs a good 4 inches or so minimum, but unless you want to knock your house over, 8 inches is probably right. FYI, you could place an RSW side-ways against a wall, w/drivers firing parallel to the wall.

  8. I am looking to buying some RF-3's or acoustic research AR-9's (any opinions?) which both have biwire capability. If I get a receiver w/5.1 inputs (DD ready), can I use say, the front left and rear left channels to power one speaker?

    What I mean is, I'd take each channel from the source and split it. Then I'd plug one left channel into the left front input, and the other left channel into the rear left input. Then, I'd connect the front left output to one set of posts on the left speaker, and the rear left output to the other set of binding posts. Then I'd do the same for the right. Would this work?

    I guess this would actually qualify as bi-amping right?

  9. That's because every song has midrange in it. Some have more then others, but pretty much anything with acoustic intsruments and vocals has a good deal of midrange. More specifically, listen to some solo acoustic guitar or classical.

  10. I am looking at a Sony STRV333ES but I've also seen STR-DA333ES's on eBay. Whats the difference? I've had a hard time finding info on the ES line, even Sony's website is less then elaborate. Post links to reviews if you know of any, and anywhere there's a detailed list of specs. Thanks.

    Also, if you use an ES receiver with klipsch, tell me what you think.

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