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  1. @RyanKlipschSpeakers,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    The obvious differences below is enough to make up my mind.

     

    R-120SW

     

    • 200-watt RMS amplifier (400 watts peak power)
    • frequency response: 29-120 Hz
    • weight: 31 lbs.

     

    VS

     

     

    R-112SW

    • 300-watt RMS amplifier (600 watts peak power)
    • frequency response: 24-125 Hz
    • weight: 48.75 lbs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

  2. @ttforum,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    IMO, just wait and save up some $$$ for a while and just get a matching set of RP speakers.  

     

    When I started my Klipsch HT journey, it was a gradual thing over a few years. 

     

    1)Klipsch Quintet III 5 speaker set to

    2)Klipsch RVX-42 LCR/RSX-4 surrounds to

    3)Klipsch RB-35/RC-62/RSX-4 surrounds to

    4)Klipsch RF-63/RC-62/RSX-s surrounds to

    5)Klipsch RF-63/RC-64/RSX-4 surrounds to

    6)Klipsch RF-63/RC-64/RS-35 surrounds

     

    Each time I either sold the unused speakers to help fund or I repurposed them to another room.  Also added and subtracted a few subwoofers, amplifiers, AVRs, pre/pros, DVD players, BD players, CD players, along the way.

     

    I have been very content with my final speaker line up(6) for close to a decade.

     

    Bill


  3. 4 hours ago, Big mac said:

    Power amps that are worth it are not cheap

    Not really true IMO.

     

    I have owned more than 25 outboard amps(Acurus, B&K, Sunfire, Anthem, Adcom, Denon) from monoblocks to 7 channels, and never paid more than $500.00 for any of them.  Never had failure that was not cheap to fix.  As a matter of fact, only one channel failure and I bought it knowing about it.  If I am not mistaken, it was a $100.00 output transistor repair.  

     

    Bill


  4. @mhweb,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    I have been using the first AVR I ever bought in 2002, an Onkyo HT-R500 to drive a pair of Celestion MP1's for my PC rig and have thoroughly enjoyed the performance.  I have considered adding a small subwoofer to the game but since I use my over the ear headphones most of the time, I really have seen no need.

     

    Maybe look for a slim line AVR with digital inputs and a subwoofer preout and a pair of small passive Klipsch speakers like the RSX-4's and RW-8 subwoofer.

    Marantz NR1504 Slim Line 5.1 Channel Home Theater Network AV Receiver with AirPlayRW-8 Subwoofer | Klipsch

    Klipsch RSX-4 (Pair) Black Home Theater Satellite Speaker, Used Display, Working

     

     

    Bill

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  5. @OneTinyIrken,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    I would not get too caught up in the power specs thing, they can be very confusing to the average consumer.

     

    If the Denon 4700 specs at 125w/ch@8ohms(20Hz to 20kHz) at 0.05% THD, then it will have plenty of juice to drive your whole system in the average size room at "normal" levels.

    If you still feel it somewhat inadequate, then just add a stereo amp for your mains or 3 channel amp to drive your LCR.  Amp power is cheap on the used market.

     

    Bill

     

     


  6. 16 minutes ago, Shakeydeal said:

    Chromecast audio is not bad. I would prefer it to most Bluetooth receivers in most products

    I agree.  I often stream Spotify with my Chromecast Audio with my Cambridge Audio 840C's built-in DAC and the sound quality(based on recording) is very acceptable.

     

    With that said, my understanding is that Chromecast Audio is better geared for music than HDMI equipped Chromecast Ultra.  Don't hold me to that but that is what I have read more than once.

     

    Bill


  7. @Sailer1,

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    If this is for a stereo or stereo + subwoofer rig only, then maybe look for better amplification like a stereo integrated amp or multifunctional stereo receiver.  IMO, a pair of Heresys and a well integrated subwoofer "can" rival or even better a pair of Cornwalls.

     

    Bill

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  8. 9 hours ago, moxmonkey said:

    Now my dilemma.  There is a pair of vintage untouched Cornwall I's for sale locally for $1300USD with some minor cosmetic issues or the floor model Cornwall IIIs I listened to for $2450 USD.  While the difference in price isn't massive, it's enough that its forcing me to think twice.  

    I say think twice because $2450 is a good price for new Cornwall III speakers even though they are floor models.

     

    On the other hand $1300.00 is an average price for the Cornwall I but if you did decide to move up the chain, you could probably get that $1300.00 back if you were to sell them, if still in good condition.

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    Bill

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  9. 15 minutes ago, Han Wedge said:

    So regarding to the impact of an upgrade on overall sound :

    - 1st choice: adding a 2nd SPL-150----------------------------------yes

    - 2nd choice: switching from RP-402s to RP-502s-----------probably

    - 3rd choice: switching from RP6000 to RP8000-------------maybe

     

    Bill

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  10. 13 minutes ago, Han Wedge said:

     

    According to you, should I go for the RP502s instead of RP402s or save money and buy another SPL-150 later?

    I was specifically saying go for the RP6000F's and another subwoofer over the RP8000F's and a single subwoofer.  Of course if budget($$$) allows.

     

    Yes the RP502s would be better but have the least amount of immediate impact on your overall sound.

     

    Bill

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  11. 19 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

    The system you have listed would sound excellent. Going to the RP8000 might help slightly, and would eliminate any decision whether to go bigger or not. It's always a decision on upgrading or not, the 502s is definitely an upgrade. I'm not very familiar with atmos. 

    Totally agree with all of this.

     

    To save a tad of money, get the setup you stated above but, get a second subwoofer now or in the future.  I personally think a second SPL-15 with have more impact than going a little bigger with the RP8000F's.

     

    Welcome to the forum.

     

    Bill

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