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Everything posted by willland

  1. Really good pro reviews of the RP-8000Fs out there as well as user reviews. Klipsch appears to have made a great lineage of speakers even better with the RP series. I am sure you would be very happy with these. Though the RF-7 1s are over 15 years old, they are still enjoyed by many folks today and are considered one of the "legendary" models in Klipsch's storied history. The RF-7II and RF-7III are just refinements/improvements of an already great speaker. Bill
  2. Not at all. Gravity and weight can be killers to both the woofers and horns if dropped on a hard surface with no real cushion to break that fall. Luckily, my RB-75s survived a diagonal cross country trip from Tacoma, WA to Kissimmee, FL via Fed Ex. Daryl packed them wonderfully with original boxes double boxed and tons of bubble wrap and foam rubber. Not a scratch. Bill
  3. I love them both. They are unique in their own ways. Bill
  4. The main differences are 1.75 " vs 1" compression driver, real wood vs vinyl veneer, and an 8 lbs weight difference. Yes the woofers are the same and the horn sizes are different, 8" vs 6". The crossover frequency is also different, 2000Hz vs 2350Hz which allows the RB-75s 1.75" drivers to handle a bit more of the midrange allowing a smoother hand off. I have owned 3 pairs of RB35s and currently own one pair of RB-75s. I do think RB-35s are great performers but the RB-75s are on another plane. Bill
  5. Beautiful, good luck with your sale. Bill
  6. First welcome to the forum. Yes, I also think you are wrong on this. The RF-7s are beasts that have high output and high energy. With the wrong gear in the wrong room they can be a bit "biting" to some but some acoustic treatments and better gear can tame that bite some. The mods that are available address that sharpness allowing "consumer" grade gear to mate well enough with them in the not so acoustically perfect room. Bill
  7. I would agree that the RB-75 is the best bookshelf speaker Klipsch has ever produced, except for the P-17B which new was not "available" for the "common" man to purchase at $4000.00/pair msrp. Though, "if" you can find a pair on the used market, they are more affordable. Some in Klipsch land consider the Heresy a "bookshelf" speaker, me included, just on the huge side of the spectrum. Bill
  8. @iaRIVR, What is max $$$ you will spend? Just trying to drill it down to a price point so we are not all over the place with price. Bill
  9. Beautiful cherry pair for $1500.00. Respond in 3 seconds and they are yours. Seriously, my pair is here to stay. They are fantastic. @450, Good luck in your search and welcome to the forum. Bill
  10. What a joy to watch. RIP. Bill
  11. Okay, first first things first. @ZenAgain, welcome to the forum. You have a stellar rig that is hard to improve on but I will try. What is your budget for that new(to you) modern AVR? Where are you located? If you like your flagship Denon, then get a newer flagship or near flagship Denon AVR. My true suggestion would be to get an upper tier AVR of your brand choice and a minimum 3 channel outboard amp with upwards of 120w/channel. Many bargains on the used market and some new amps as well. https://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrx4500h/denon-avr-x4500h-9.2-ch-x-125-watts-a/v-receiver-w/heos/1.html#!specifications https://outlawaudio.com/shop/index.php?id_product=50&rewrite=model-5000x-5-channel-amplifier&controller=product Bill
  12. A steal at that price. Good luck with your sale. Bill
  13. I say if it is affordable to you then get it. Try it out for a while and then decide. I am sure if it does not meet your expectations you could easily pass it on to another fan. Bill
  14. It may work but it would be better mounted on ceiling. Bill
  15. I like that stuff also but a musical larger sealed sub/s can hold it's own with most action movie soundtracks while still providing that lower spectrum of the music we so love. I do like the versatility that HSU, SVS, and some other sub companies provide with the port plugging options. Considering you are more/mostly a music guy, then those should be an excellent choice. Bill
  16. No letter here but I was a second owner of a 6.5 year old(1.5 years after warranty expired) SVS SB13 Plus that had a Sledge amp failure and they replaced at no cost to me. Less than a 2 week turnaround. Bill
  17. If your RP600Ms take to a subwoofer the way my RB-75s took to an RSW-10d sub, then you have yourself a winning combination. With that said, not sure if the R-100SW is even on the same playing field as the RSW-10d. Maybe look into an SVS SB1000. They have a 45 day risk free trial if it does not work out well. https://www.svsound.com/products/sb-1000 Bill
  18. Vintage is in my brothers. The Hipster crowd are the ones seeking the vinyl, turntables, tubes, and vintage speakers and most likely driving up the prices.. Good luck with your sale. Beautiful Heresys. Bill
  19. It was an attempt at humor. I guess I failed. Bill
  20. They are very nice except for the kitty "urine" on one of them. Bill
  21. Yamaha A-S3200 spec'd below. S/N ratio: single-ended, 110dB; balanced, 114dB. Though I am not electrical/electronics engineer, this sparked my curiosity because my older lower tier A-S1000 is dead quiet even at max volume(no source playing) with my Klipsch RB-75s. I pulled up another review from Stereophile, the Anthem STR D/A integrated amp. Anthem is known for building some of the quietest amps you can buy so I thought that would be an appropriate review to compare. Here below are measured SNR vs spec'd of the Anthem STR. the wideband, unweighted signal/noise ratio (ref. 2.83V into 8 ohms) measured 76.8dB. Restricting the measurement bandwidth to 22kHz increased the ratio to 83.7dB, and an A-weighting filter increased it further, to 86.4dB. (All ratios are the average of the two channels.) vs Signal/noise (1kHz, IEC-A, 2V RMS out): digital in, 44.1kHz, 112dB; analog in, DSP mode, 110dB; analog in, direct mode, 120dB. Stereophile must use some really tight tolerances in their measurements because of the similar differences from measured to spec'd of both the Yamaha and the Anthem. Bill
  22. Just curious with no sarcasm intended, what does "beat Hands down" actually mean? I see those exact/factual statements thrown around a bunch when it comes to subwoofer A verses subwoofer B. Also, IMO, Klipsch has not built a "consumer" subwoofer in the last decade or so that can compete with an SVS PB-13 Ultra for impact, extension, musicality, and build quality. The last Klipsch serious consumer subs that can check all or most of the boxes are the RSW line which is over a decade removed and none came close to the PB13U's extension. Bill
  23. From my understanding, the 260F/280F speakers are the first generation Reference Premiere and are basically the same engineering design as the new version 6000F/8000F speakers but without the newer cosmetic updating. I hope the above answer helps. Bill
  24. I never get why so many sellers don't spend a little time dusting/cleaning their gear before taking photos. I usually take one photo after "cleaning" and if I see any dust/blemish I immediately address it before more photos. @kcurtis600, enjoy your new speakers and welcome to the forum. Bill
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