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    RF-82/RF-63

    Welcome to the forum. As you probably know, the RF-82 is the replacement for the RF-35. Klipsch was successful in upgrading the crossovers and deepening the cabinet to get a more refined and less bright speaker with the RF-82. With the RF-82, you should notice an improvement, with the RF-63, you will see an improvement. I hope the deals you are getting are from authorized vendors, both prices are really good. Bill
  2. First and foremost, it is your hard earned $$$ to spend. I personally think the RF-63's will be totally offended if you decide to use them as rear surrounds only, considering there is only a handfull of movies recorded in 7.1. Now if most of the use of your system will be music in "all channel stereo", then I would say go for it. With a pair of 83's up front and 63's in back, you definitely would have one heck of a soundstage. For now keep the 63's as fronts,get some rs-62's as side surrounds and listen. Bill
  3. Hey do yourself a big favor. Give those spanking brand new beautiful cherry RF-63's a chance to impress you as your main speakers. Don't discount them on account of others opinions(even though on this forum there are experts). Be very objective after you set them up properly and give a good listen. Only your ears can decide what sounds good. I would suggest for now, save your money and hold off on the 83's and use that money saved to buy a good sub and maybe a multichannel amp. Then decide if your system is lacking. Bill
  4. As you can see from my profile, I have the RC-62 with the Rf-63's. I have not personally listened to the RC-64. With proper EQ and dB settings, I would say that the 62 will sound just fine with the 63's for most listeners. Being that I have not done an A/B comparison between the RF-63 sytem and th XF-48 sytem, I can not honestly give you my opinion. The XF-48's were designed with an onboard amp to give the listener a big sound with a lower profile while offering a more modern look. Take a look at these reviews: http://www.ultimateavmag.com/speakersystems/klipsch_xf-48_speaker_system/ http://www.klipsch.com/media/news-center/reviews-press-pdfs/46908-eprint.pdf http://www.klipsch.com/media/news-center/reviews-press-pdfs/47613-eprint.pdf Bill
  5. It looks like to me even if you placed the center(RC-64) on the bottom shelf, you would not have any room to tilt the speaker up to the listening position. Therefore you would not have any directional sound to the listeners ears. If you do choose to go with the larger reference line, I would highly suggest placing a shelf like Tommyboy has so you can accomodate the proper center channel to go with the Rf-63's. If still none of this will work, consider the XF-48 system, it might just meet all of your needs. As far as the RC-62 instead of the RC-64, they both stand 8" tall without the tilt stand extended. I may be a bit biased, but I like my RF-63's better than the RF-82's. http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/xf-48-home-theater-system.aspx Bill
  6. No sound difference between black ash and cherry cabinet. Now between the RF-82 and the Rf-63, I believe that the center channel(RC-64) will match better with Rf-63 being that they have matching tweeters(1.25in) and woofers(6.5 in). Bill
  7. Welcome to the forum. Another convert to the fold. Is it possible to make the upper shelf the larger of the two(redrill bracket holes and adjust)? How about installing a shelf directly above the TV and pointing downward? As in the previous responce(from Tommyboy), the XL-23 will not be timber-matched to any of your choices unless you considered adding the XF48's as fronts and the XB-10's as surrounds. For what it's worth, the RF-63's are definitely the best choice(especially @ $1200.00/pair for cherry) of those you are considering but the RC-64 center that matches is a beast. I know you have somewhat of a delimma but many should chime in to help and prevent you from going back to BOSE. Bill
  8. Vann's is doing it again. http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/549591117/klipsch-rt10d-cherry?s_c=site_search Bill
  9. Absolutely a good choice. Many on this forum will agree that the Denon sound pairs well with Klipsch speakers. For that price I say go for it. Bill
  10. Welcome to the forum. If I am not mistaken, there is a rubber tab on the mounting base that can be removed revealing a hole to run your wires through. Here is a copy of the brochure showing the mounting instructions. http://www.klipsch.com/media/products/owners-manuals/1.Quintet%20III%20Manual%20(small).pdf Bill
  11. Before you go that route, see if BB/Magnolia can special order Klipsch Reference speakers. If not Vanns.com has no interest offers also. http://www.vanns.com/shop/content/gecard.jsp Bill
  12. For $299.99 I would say yes. For what they are(compact speaker system) they are very dynamic. Put them up against any HTIB or B**E system and they will trump them every time. Perfect system for a small space like a bedroom or college dorm. Just make sure you get a sub to go with them. Bill
  13. Welcome to the forum. If you don't have any WAF issues, go for the RF-82's. . The 82's will give you lots of volume, good bass, and a great soundstage. Make sure you pair them up with the proper center,surrounds, and sub. Here are Klipsch's recommendations: http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/rf-82-home-theater-system.aspx. Bill
  14. Vann's all the way. Order placed, order confirmed, shipped confirmed with promised delivery date, delivered on date as promised. All this with no shipping cost and sales tax. Montana to Florida in less than a week. Bill
  15. First and foremost, welcome to the forum. The only change I would immediately make with your setup is return the RC-52 and purchase the RC-62. A good friend of mine has a similar system and the RC-52 just does not keep up with the RF-82's. Your front soundstage should transition from left to right as seamless as possible. Second, consider changing the sub to an RW-12d or RSW-10d(if you want all Klipsch system). The RW-10d doesn't dip that much lower than the RF-82's(28hz vs 33hz). Ultimately the RF-83's are a better choice if your budget allows. Keep in mind you should also take Klipsch's advice and combine them with the recommended speakers to compliment them. http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/rf-83-home-theater-system.aspx. I personally would choose the RF-63 system(6.5 in woofers all around the room), mainly because I already have the RF-63's. Bill
  16. My bad. I can see that would be waaay low on your priority list. Bill
  17. FYI. Cherry RC-64 on sale at Vann's. http://www.vanns.com/shop/servlet/item/features/548899702/klipsch-rc64-cherry-center-speaker?s_c=site_search Youthman, This might interest you. Bill
  18. Head over to the Home Theater thread, Emotiva is being mentioned right now under the "Suggestions for HT equipment" topic. Bill
  19. Sorry about the teaser. They must have sold out in the last 18 to 24 hours. I am sure many will pop up on Ebay from those that bought only to flip and make a profit. Too bad for them because it is a great sub. Bill
  20. If you don't mind the natural cherry color, pick up an RSW-10d from Vann's for $499.00. Compact but very clean and tight. Many might agree that this is probably the best sub deal on the web right now(MSRP $1299.00). This sub packs 500w RMS and 1200w peak and uses the same woofers as the RT-10d minus one passive woofer. Just bought one to replace my RW-10d which just could not keep up with my RF-63's. I had the crossover set on the 63's at 50hz to compensate for the inconsistant bass from the RW-10d. Once the RSW-10d joined the setup, I changed the setting to 70hz and moved the RW-10d to the bedroom. Now I can clearly hear what was missing. Bill
  21. I also own the Onkyo TX-SR705 and set it accordingly: DVD Movies------------DD 5.1 or DTS 5.1(wherever it defaults) BD Movies--------------D TrueHD or DTS HD MA(wherever it defaults) HDDVD Movies-------D TrueHD or DTS HD MA or LPCM(wherever it defaults) DishHD Concerts----wherever it defaults(usually DD 5.1) CD Music---------------2 channel stereo(2.1) Radio Tuner------------2 channel stereo(2.1) As you can see as little processing as possible. Bill
  22. willland

    Sub 12

    You are right, the SUB 12 is one of the better budget subs out there. I know you have already brought it home but before your 30 days are up, consider the RSW-10d. Vann's has been selling the cherry model for $499.00(MSRP is $1299.00) for some time now. Let me tell you it literally blows the doors off my RW-10d. It is considerally better for HT but for music it is the perfect compliment for my RF-63's. I know the SUB 12 will play louder(published specs) but for tightness/cleanness and overall accuracy, the cherry RSW-10d for $499.00 is the deal of the day/year. Bill
  23. I am traveling through Atlanta next week. For that price, I knew they wouldn't be available when I get there. Why was seller getting rid of them and did he know what he had? Bill
  24. Great steal, Youthman, I mean find. Patience (and listening to wife) paid off. I see you are planning on buying a pair of RS-52's. Last week Vann's had them in cherry for $249.99 each. I just ordered an RSW10d($499.99) in cherry from them to arrive on Tuesday. I am psyched. Couldn't decide which I needed more, the surrounds or the sub. I chose the sub because my RW-10d just couldn't hang with the RF-63's. As you can see I am an Onkyo fan but also love the Yamaha. You will probably like the sound better with the Yammy. Bill
  25. Found this add on Atlanta Craiglist. Something wrong here? http://atlanta.craigslist.org/ele/854737337.html Bill
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