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  1. 23 hours ago, 450 said:

    Curious about what you all think is the best Klipsch bookshelf speaker? I'm thinking it's likely the RB-75, but those haven't been sold for quite some time.

    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


  2. 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

     

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  3. 1 hour ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Well there are some of us that don’t give two sh$&s about car crashes, explosions, and Dino stomps.

    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.

     

    1 hour ago, Shakeydeal said:

    But I think I am going to send it back and get a pair of smaller ULS-15s.

    Considering you are more/mostly a music guy, then those should be an excellent choice.

     

    Bill


  4. 9 hours ago, RandyH000 said:

    really ? -  you got a letter to that effect - post it -

    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

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  5. On 9/7/2020 at 3:21 PM, Panelhead said:

    The amplifier section had a measured S/N ratio of 70 dB! Bandwidth limited and A-weighted this improved to 82 dB. The published spec for all three models is 110 dB. 

      Do not know if there is a reason. But 28 dB higher noise than spec at these prices is noteworthy.

     

    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


  6. On 9/17/2020 at 8:23 PM, RandyH000 said:

    klipsch makes quite a few subs that can beat a SVS pb 13 Hands down

    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

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  7. On 9/9/2020 at 12:17 PM, Astroniz said:

    Are 260f/280f much different from 6000/8000?

    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.

    Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F Ebony (pictured with included grille removed)Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-8000F Angled view with grille removed

     

    1 hour ago, Astroniz said:

    Well so far this hasnt been helpful at all.

    I hope the above answer helps.

     

    Bill


  8. On 9/17/2020 at 6:37 PM, kcurtis600 said:

    Had seller send some pictures to me, they look a little rough.00g0g_gXmdFGhsYXv_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg00J0J_2bBoaPJo1Bu_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg00o0o_8gJS7LKhaJ4_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg00X0X_5qcrFeHOzJh_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg01515_7oOroIxyyIQ_0CI0t2_300x300.jpg

     

    I never get why so many sellers don't spend a little time dusting/cleaning their gear before taking photos.:unsure:  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


  9. 8 hours ago, Sanman5272 said:

    Thanks!  Would that be RC-62 or RC 62 II?  And any advice on a receiver that works with that setup?

    Either would be just fine.

     

    8 hours ago, Sanman5272 said:

    And any advice on a receiver that works with that setup?

    What's your budget?  I would get at minimum an upper midlevel AVR that also has stereo preouts or even better multichannel preouts.

     

    Bill

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  10. Some nice bikes guys.

     

    Rode quite a bit in the mid to late 90's.  Surprisingly many great trails here in FL.

    Have an old Gary Fisher Joshua F4.  Known for their tendency to "end-over".  Happened once to me and I performed a perfect tuck and roll with no scratches.

    1999 Gary Fisher Joshua F4 - Bicycle Details - BicycleBlueBook.com

     

    Bill

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  11. 15 hours ago, willland said:

    Quickly sold the KG4s to fund more gear and other speakers

     

    4 hours ago, Msuwendy said:

    Your explanation answer my curiosity, i have chorus 2 and even with the 15 inch it got soo low but the punch is different,

    I wanted to specify that I quickly sold the KG4s and not the Fortes.  The Fortes hung around much longer than the KG4s and were not sold until a few years later after I acquired a minty pair of oak oil Quartets.  The Fortes were very balanced with great punch and attack.

     

    Bill


  12. 2 hours ago, Msuwendy said:

    I need help, the subwoofer is very quiet when we plugged it in the pre out section of a tube integrated amp, the vol is at 75% and still very quiet, we connect it with RCA cable pre out (black and red) to sub input

    Maybe a voltage sensitivity matching issue between the integrated amp's preouts and the subwoofer's input.

     

    Bill

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