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Posts posted by willland

  1. 2 hours ago, Ceptorman said:

     Have you ever listened to yours as mains on 2 channel? I'll bet they sound good, especially with a sub.

    Before my RSW-10d took a dump, it filled in the bottom frequencies(45Hz down)that the RB-75s couldn’t reach with ease.  What a perfect combination.  Virtually a hybrid RF-5/RF-7.


  2. 2 minutes ago, tigerwoodKhorns said:

    How good are these?  I keep hearing that they are special. 

    I originally wanted a pair of cherry RB-75s because of their uniqueness and rarity on the used market.  Even though I had to go clear across(diagonally Tacoma to Kissimmee) the country to get the right pair at the right price from the right seller,  it was worth all the "trouble".  These are special and they rock like no "bookshelf" speakers have the right to.



  3. 5 minutes ago, DizRotus said:


    My brother-in-law, in his early 60s, is also too young and “low risk.”  He got  Covid several months ago playing in a geezer hockey league . . . go figure.  He has yet to regain his senses of taste and smell.  

    I did think I had it during Christmas time due to feeling run down, chills and sweats, but no fever at all and food smelled and tasted great.  I did a rapid test(finger prick) on Christmas Eve but was negative.  Feeling great by the Monday after Christmas.  Maybe a false negative test?



  4. 7 minutes ago, nickyboy6100 said:

    The only gripe I would have is that they seem to soften the high end section a bit compared to other amps I’ve owned.

    It's not a gripe for me but I switched to Acurus because of their more neutral presentation.  I did really like the way the PT-3/EX4420 sounded with my Heresys.



  5. 1 hour ago, Ceptorman said:

    Just curious Bill, which speaker do you think would sound better?

    Hard to say for me.  I have never heard the RP-160Ms.  

    In true stereo, I think the RF-62 would have the edge due to them having a wider frequency response.  Add a well integrated subwoofer/s to the RP-160Ms and you would have a different ball game.



  6. 9 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

    I think those 160s are too high anyway, they should be somewhat in line with the center.

    They are pretty close but maybe centered on the space between the horns and the woofers on the RP-160Ms would be a bit better.



  7. @Njpurvis28,


    Welcome to the forum.


    My first outboard amp was a B&K Reference 4430 and I used it to drive my RF-63s/RC-64 LCR.  Liked the combo so much I added an EX4420 to drive the pair of 63s while the REF 4430 powered the RC-64 and surrounds.  Eventually moved on to Acurus but my time with B&K was very enjoyable.  Also owned a couple of PT-3 preamp/tuners and they were rock solid as well.


    16 hours ago, Njpurvis28 said:

    I have an ST125.2 paired with my RF3s and I really enjoy it. Woke the speakers up a lot and I feel helped with the brightness.

    B&K uses(used) mosfet outboard transistors which tend to add a "warmness" to the presentation where bipolar transistors are a bit more transparent.


    16 hours ago, Njpurvis28 said:

    Curious as to why they went out of business?

    I don't think they were a big player in the business and got pushed aside when the likes of less expensive Emotiva, Outlaw Audio, etc. solidified their market share.  Hard to compete with the internet direct companies when they(B&K) rely on a network of dealers to peddle their goods.  B&K build quality was never an issue as well as their product support.  They may have just lost their way.  ATI scooped them up but don't think they really supported them the way they deserved.



  8. 55 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

    Probably yes. Those RP160s are great speakers, but bookshelf speakers have a hard time keeping up with towers, especially if you like it loud. Your RF62 are pretty good speakers also.

    I would definitely give it a try, you have nothing to lose.

    True, nothing to lose but time to do it.


    On the other hand, move the RF-62s to another room for a banging stereo rig.  They are very capable speakers for 2 channel and HT.



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  9. 4 hours ago, The History Kid said:

    Still for sale.

    Seriously.  Come on folks take the plunge on some serious grunt.  If you have never owned an outboard amp, then this is a great place to start.



  10. 4 hours ago, StianT said:

    Looks like I can get about 10cm of air between the wall and the rear port if I use the wall-mounts I have, is that horrible?

    That is plenty of room for the ports to breathe with those speakers.  Now if we were talking the RP-8000F floorstanders, then yes 10cm might be a bit too close to the wall.



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  11. 14 hours ago, dtr20 said:

    I don't necessarily understand the different DAC chips between equipment.  So my Denon DCD-1600NE has PCM1795 (192kHz/32bit).  My Parasound P6 192 kHz / 24-bit PCM over COAX or SPDIF.  My Bluesound Node 2 has 32-Bit, 192kHz.  My question is should I just use the onboard DAC on the Denon SACD player, or should I use digital out to either my preamp or my Bluesound DAC? 

    Truthfully, the only way to know which you like better is to try it out in different configurations.  It's not just about the DAC chip and implementation but also about the analog stages and other factors.  My Yamaha CD-S1000 has the PCM1796(192kHz/24bit) which is +/- 95% same as the PCM1795 but with 24bit vs 32bit.  



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  12. Never owned or heard the Yamaha A-S801 but have read really good things about it.  Though they are similar but in a different line of Yamaha integrated amps, the A-S1000(all analog) that I own pairs very well with all speakers(RB-75, RF-63, Heresy 1, Heresy 2) I have demoed with.  Very neutral "natural" presentation with gobs of grunt and very balanced top to bottom.  


    If I were to bet, the 801 will mate very well with the Cornwall 1s.  On the other hand, since you already have a nice DAC, look for one of their analog integrated amps(A-S1000, A-S2000, A-S1100, etc).



  13. @FrankLepore,


    Welcome to the forum.


    2 hours ago, FrankLepore said:

    I've settled on the Klipsch RP-280FA and RP-450C. Even though they're a few years old

    So are my RF-63s and RC-64 and I have found no reason to go newer.

    Your decision with the RP-280FA/RP-450C combo should be pretty solid.


    2 hours ago, FrankLepore said:

    What I'm looking for is some suggestions for an AV receiver; there are just so many options out there. I'll primarily be using the system for music, movies, and TV shows, and I'm not super interested in surround sound or pairing it with a sub right now.

    You do know that the RP-280FAs are Atmos enabled and Atmos and surround sound go hand in hand?  Action movies will be on the dull side without a subwoofer.

    With that said, I usually suggest at minimum an upper midlevel AVR with multichannel preouts for possible future outboard amplification.





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