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  1. Buy the RF-82's and RW-12d sub but not the synergy series with reference series. If short cash flow prevents you from voice matching the whole setup, buy the RC-62($375.00-$450.00) center and wait on the rear surrounds until your budget allows. You should be able to find the RS-42's for about $400.00/pair. The left-center-right is most important in home theater(seamless flow from left to right). The synergy series C2 and (4) S2's would still cost you about $950.00. Ditch the extra surrounds for now and have an all 5.1 reference setup. Then when your budget allows and you still want 7.1, buy the rears.

    Bill


  2. Yes to the first part of question. No to the second part unless you need more bells and whistles than the 705 provides. Everything is relative. Spend more money on a receiver you get better amps,power supply,more b's & w's. The 705 provides a lot of bang for the buck. I personally came to the same crossroad and decided to buy a used B&K reference 4430 3 channel amp(200w). All I wanted and needed was more "clean" power to run my RF-63's and RC-62 and I got it for only $195.00. If you are happy with the 705(I love mine) then look on www.audiogon.com to find many quality amps for a fraction of what you would pay for a better quality receiver. Remember with an additional amp you will need more shelf space.

    Bill


  3. I will have to agree with Youthman in his suggestion of you getting the RC-62.

    If you are shopping at BB/Mag*****, they now carry the 62(saw on website). For that matter

    they also carry the RS-52. I don't know your budget but just a suggestion.

    Bill


  4. The RC-64 is a very efficient(99dB) speaker. The Onkyo TX-SR805 has very high quality amps and power source usually only found on receivers

    at a much higher price point. On this and other forums many members with similar setups have chimed in and touted the capabilities of the 805.

    Get the RC-64, take it home, hook it up and listen. If not satisfied, buy an external amp to power the 64 or take it back and get the 62. Keep in mind,

    you might get the "bug" and may want to upgrade to the RF-63's or 83's, then you would already have the RC-64.

    Bill


  5. I borrowed a B&K reference 4430 amp from a friend to demo. After plugging in all conections, turning on receiver then amp and sampling a cd, I expected it to knock my socks off. Instead there was distortion(low) and a sense of low output. Any possible reasons this could be happening? Owner's manual suggests a blown rail fuse. Anyone experienced this with B&K or any amp for that matter?

    Thanks, Bill


  6. I have demoed the 82's at a friends home with a 140wt Pioneer Elite receiver and came away wanting(needing) more for myself. I was about to purchase the 82's for $800.00 from a local A/V store until I found a used pair of cherry 63's for a grand. I have not heard the 83's but am completely blown away by the 63's. Between the 82's and the 83's, buying the 63's is a compromise. But a "d**n good" compromise. If there is no $$$ issue, get the 83's, put it all to rest and enjoy.

    Bill


  7. Groomlakearea51,

    Thanks a bunch. I appreciate the direct and informative reply. I think I will try your suggestion.

    If I decide to sell the 62 in the future(purchase the cherry 64), is there a way to cleanly remove

    the veneers and adhesive without ruining the vinyl surface? Just asking if I was to have a hard time

    selling with the custom addition.

    Bill


  8. I am not sure this is the right thread to ask this question but here it goes. I just bought a pair of RF-63's in cherry and want to add a real cherry veneer to my RC-62. I have some real natural cherry veneer left over from my cabinet install and I want to attach it to the top and sides of the 62. First, is that a wise thing to do and second any suggestions how to do it? I love the way the real cherry looks and I can't afford nor will my shelf be strong enough to support an RC-64. I would guess an adhesive is the only way to go. Any wood workers out there?

    Bill


  9. IMO I would say get the Onkyo TX-SR805. Same Burr-Brown DACs and dual push-pull amp as 2k dollar TX-NR905. This thing is a beast(50.9 lbs). Make sure your shelf is large enough and strong enough to accomodate. THX Ultra2 doesn't mean everything but it does mean something. It also has what is accepted as one of the best room-correcting systems(Audyssey MultEQ XT). When it comes to the THD comparison, yes .05% is better than .09% but it probably will not be audible to the human ear. As far as video processing goes, let your(BR,HD-DVD,DVD) player do the upscaling. Don't get me wrong Pioneer Elites are great but most of my experience is with Onkyos. You can find the 805 many places under $700.00. All of the remaining requests are possible with the Onkyo.

    Bill


  10. Wow. Just had the 1.5 year old cherry RF-63's($1000.00/pair) delivered to my house by the previous owner. Did I say wow? As far as I am concerned, the RC-62 sounds great with the 63's. I have only listened to some Irish acoustic guitar music so far but I can say that it seems the performance is taking place in my family room. Crisp and precise. Can't wait to put in King Kong(HD-DVD) and Saving Private Ryan(DVD) to test the setup with HT. Thanks for all the advice you "well informers" gave to me. By the way I would have bought them anyway even if the consensus was no. Now I have to take back the RB-35's before my 30 days are up(only way the wife would let me buy the 63's). Hey, wouldn't the 35's be great as rear surrounds? I had better quit while I am ahead.

    Thanks,

    Bill


  11. Thanks Youthman. Great advice. If I haven't heard the RC-64 I really cannot compare the two.

    I think the 62 and 63's will sound just fine to me. By the way we are kind of like neighbors.

    Thanks.


  12. I have an opportunity to buy a pair of RF-63's(cherry) for a great price. I am currently using the RC-62 as center. For a non-audiofile, how would this combination work? The RC-64 is way too big(heavy) for my shelf and too steep for my wallet. I spoke with a Klipsch tech and his opinion was that unless I was an expert, I probably couldn't notice that they were not a perfect match. Can anyone else concur with that? I am very close to pulling the trigger on the towers.

    Thanks,

    Bill


  13. I currently have (3) RVX-42's LCR and want to move them to sides and rear for 6.1 HT. I will be replacing the fronts with (2) RVX-54's. I also want to change center to either RC-35 or RC-25 (RVX-42 is a little weak compared to RVX-54). I am considering these centers because of crossovers(2100Hz) or (2250Hz) and woofers(6.5in) or (5.25in). The RVX-54 has a HF crossover at 2300Hz and also 5.25in woofers. I know the tweeter size on all is 1in but of different designs. Does this combination appear to seem to work? This is a setup I am adding to bedroom. I recently bought an RC-62 for main HT and love the "in your face" feeling. I think the RC-35 or 25 will have a similar feeling. Any experienced feedback will be appreciated. BobG if you are listening. I can see this post might be confusing(adding RVX-54 and RC-25/35 to bedroom system at bottom of profile).

    Thanks,

    Bill

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