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  1. Welcome to the forum. Where are you located? Those prices seem a bit high. The Klipsch suggested retail price is $878/pair for RF-62 and $499 for the RC-62 which will bring you in under $1400 and get a more capable center speaker. Now the RF/RC35 combo is a good choice but I think you can do better on the price. If you still want to keep the price somewhat low, I think the SS.5's will be okay for now. Later if you find a good deal on the RS-42's or 52's you could then upgrade and have a matching system.

    Bill


  2. Fenderbender is correct, no pre-outs for an external amp. Your best bet would be for you to get a low/mid end receiver(RX-V661 to stay with Yamaha) that also has preouts and get a good used 5 or 7 channel amp like an Adcom,B&K,or Rotel. Take a look at this one:

    http://cls.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/cls.pl?ampsmult&1224558009

    I love my B&K. Built like a tank and in USA. I would probably scoop up this one if my wife gave me the go.

    Look at this review if you are not quite sure:

    http://www.hometheaterspot.com/htsthreads/tech-review.php?rev=73

    Bill


  3. Thanks for the feedback. The RF-63's are great. When not listening to HT setup w/Onkyo 705, I hook the 63's up to my 2-channel setup(Adcom and B&K) without the sub. Can't even tell that there isn't a sub hooked up. The bass is clean and deep on the 63's and they never seem to strain at all when complex low frequencies come in to play. Highly recommended.

    Bill


  4. I am contemplating upgrading my sub to an RSW10d for the family room and moving my RW-10d to the bedroom. Found a sale for the cherry model for $699.99 at an authorized dealer. Good move to make? Any replies welcome.

    Thanks,

    Bill


  5. Even though you have not shared with the forum what your budget is, here is a suggestion to achieve your goal while keeping it simple. Buy a good mid/high end receiver like these:

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=10420&i=580TXN905B&tp=179

    http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/specialprice.asp?i=580TXN905B&cc=01&callpage=%2fApp%2fProduct%2fGroup%2fProductMenu.aspx%3fg%3d10420%26tp%3d179

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=10420&i=022RXV3800&tp=179

    http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=10420&i=033AV3808C&tp=179

    I am not at all affiliated with Crutchfied, just easiest link to find. Each of these receivers are similar in specs and price point. Great amps and DACS in each brand. They will accomplish any A/V goal you are trying to acheive. As far as the rest of your speakers here are suggestions if you don't mind cherry:

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/548449453/klipsch-rc62-cherry

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/544698916/klipsch-rs52-cherry

    http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/549999254/klipsch-rsw10d-cherry

    Oh yeah, not affiliated with Vann's either.

    Bill


  6. Can't honestly answer your question, but if Kerry was voted in in 2004 a bottle of ketchup and a jar of pickles would be upwards of $10.00 by now. No but seriously, if function is for both television watching and movies there are good rear projection values out there(61"-65" DLP's for $1500-$1800).

    Bill


  7. Here is a suggestion. My wife and I had a new home built in 2005. When we first move in, one of the first things I did was go back to Home Depot and buy a set of furniture/wood blemish repair markers in different shades of brown. Then I started at one end of the house and filled in all scratches I found on furniture and cabinets. When I was fortunate to buy a pair of cherry RF-63's, out came the markers again to the rescue. For very little money(3-4$), they do a great job.

    Bill


  8. Welcome to the forum. I have no personal experience with either set, only heard them in an un-ideal setting in BB and Magnolia. IMO, Klipsch Reference line all day over Synergy line. Better build quality and an overall a fuller sound. What have you budgeted for speakers and sub?

    Bill


  9. That was my exactly my last setup from Klipsch. Very happy with sound quality and passed the WAF very well. Very dynamic and musical for a system of that size. Only upgraded to my current system because of great deal on RF-63's(1000.00/pair delivered). When I replace the RSX-4's with RS-52's for the surrounds in the family room, the master bedroom will get the complete 5.1 RVX-42 system. As far as bettering your JBL box system, you will not regret the purchase.

    Bill


  10. First, not a stupid question. The question you don't ask is the stupid one. More bang for the buck, get the 62's. You will have matching tweeters all around and a little more ooomph in the surrounds. Plus if an upgrade to the RF-63's or 83's and RC-64 is in your future, you will already have 2/5ths of the equation. The RS-62's are big(15x14.75x9.75 and 28 pounds), remember the WAF.

    Bill


  11. Found a year and a half old pair of cherry RF-63's on Audiogon for $1100.00. E-mailed seller and realized he lived 10 miles down the road. He offered for me to come by and demo them. Bought them for $1000.00 and he delivered them to my house. I am 1 for 1 on Audiogon and couldn't be happier.

    Bill


  12. If you haven't already, try connecting a digital optical cable to the 605 and assign it to cd on the Onkyo. I listen to most of my cd's with an optical connected to my 705 and use the HDMI for watching movies when using my HD-DVD player. Never skips,pauses, and generally sounds better to me. Also bipasses the TV all together.

    Bill


  13. Maybe I didn't explain it properly. I have a pair of RF-63's that are connected as 5.1 through the receiver only and 2 channel with the external amp connected to the receivers' zone 2 rca connections and the 63's other set of binding posts. In ther words, 5.1 w/receiver and 63's, and 2 channel w/receiver(zone 2) through amp to same 63's.

    Bill


  14. I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 with zone 2 connections. I want to use the zone 2 rca connections and connect to my amp and then to the other binding posts on the RF-63's. With the jumpers in place, is it possible(recommended) to have both sets of posts connected at the same time and switch from zone 1 (5.1) to zone 2 (2-channel only)? I want to use the amp for 2-channel only. When I tried this configuration once and switched to zone 2, I think it looped back and the receiver went into protection mode(switched off). Is this a crazy thing to do? If so please suggest an alternative.

    Thanks,

    Bill

    This post is on Tech forum also. More exposure.


  15. I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 with zone 2 connections. I want to use the zone 2 rca connections and connect to my amp and then to the other binding posts on the RF-63's. With the jumpers in place, is it possible(recommended) to have both sets of posts connected at the same time and switch from zone 1 (5.1) to zone 2 (2-channel only)? I want to use the amp for 2-channel only. When I tried this configuration once and switched to zone 2, I think it looped back and the receiver went into protection mode(switched off). Is this a crazy thing to do? If so please suggest an alternative.

    Thanks,

    Bill


  16. I second the motion. My Toshiba HD-A30 upconverts SD's as well or better than most BD players and definitely better than most of the SD players out there. For 75 to 125 dollars you can't beat it. An OK upconverting SD player will run you 75 to 125 dollars. By the way, it plays HD-DVD's. Dead format maybe, but the disks can still be bought online for 8 to 15 dollars.

    Bill


  17. Amazon.com $513.23 free shipping, Onecall.com $519.00, Accessories4less.com 439.99 (factory reconditioned w/Onkyo warranty). If your budget will allow, step up even higher to the 805(130w,Burr-Brown DACs,dual push-pull amp,THX Ultra2). Probably the best bang for the buck out there($579.00 to $700.00).

    Bill


  18. Yes the 576 with 90w is enough power to do the job. My suggestion if you have not purchased it yet, get the 705. It can be found for 425 to 525 dollars. Not much more than the 576 and with pre-outs if you want to add an external amp later for more power.

    Bill

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