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  1. Is the percentage off the MSRP or what they are currently asking for their speakers? I was quoted $490each for the RF-82's. That is basically MSRP pricing. What would be a good price to offer the dealer?
  2. You guys have been giving me some great advice and I really appreciate it. Buckeye,looks like you have talked me into going with the RF-82's instead of the RF-62's. The RC-64 is sweet but the RC-62 is more in line with my budget. Your advice on keeping my receiver for now is probably a good idea. It is a great receiver but older. I will wire the room for 7.1 but might only go 5.1 in the beginning and purchase the additional speakers at a later time. Matrix, you suggest using the RB-61's for rears instead of the RS-52's. When I move to 7.1 setup, should I purchase the RS-52's for the side surrounds or use direct speakers for them as well? My current rears (Polk F/X500) are dipole/bipole and I really liked them. With the indirect reflecting sounds, it seemed to envelope the room with rear sound quite well. I am building the room from scratch. That's why I want to get any suggestions I can from others that know much more than I do about this. I'm pretty tech savy but I'm not a true audiophile by any means. I just want it to sound as good as it can within a modest budget. JDB, I have not decided on the display/TV yet. It will either be projection or LCD. Part of me is leaning towards LCD but I can get a much larger image with projection. So many decisions. Good thing that I have 6 months to plan. I will have some form of sound proofing. I will talk with the builder to see what he suggests since they have put in home theaters before. I uploaded some photos the other day of my current speakers http://www.soleproductions.com/polk. I had them put in the classified ads but now that I think about it, I will probably hold onto my current equipment since I may use portions of it for the family room and some of it temporarily for the theater room. I might use my current bipole/dipole for the side surrounds.
  3. Thanks but I just found the Yamaha 2600 on sale at Tweeter.com for $788.00. They have marked it down from $1300.00. That's a huge drop in price. Thx Mitch. The RF-82's look sweet and I'm sure their bottom end is fantastic. I haven't had a chance to demo them yet. I went 2 weeks ago to demo Klipsch for the first time in about 6 years. I wanted to hear the RB-61 bookshelves because I was originally going to have everything in the Family Room, but now have decided to build a separate theater room. As far as WAF, I can have anything I want since it will not be in the living room. That was the original reason why I was going with the bookshelves...but now I am looking at floorstanding for the fronts. For the demo, he brought the RB-62's in from another room, the RC-64 was already hooked up with the RS-42's and the RT-12. That sub was a bad mommajamma. [H] Actually, I live in Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Anyone have any suggestions on room dimension with the layout that I have? I might want to reduce the 25' about 5' and use it as storage and a place to put the components. Not sure yet. Still trying to figure out how best to set it up and what equipment to use.
  4. Thanks but I just found the Yamaha 2600 on sale at Tweeter.com for $788.00. They have marked it down from $1300.00. That's a huge drop in price. Thx Mitch. The RF-82's look sweet and I'm sure their bottom end is fantastic. I haven't had a chance to demo them yet. I went 2 weeks ago to demo Klipsch for the first time in about 6 years. I wanted to hear the RB-61 bookshelves because I was originally going to have everything in the Family Room, but now have decided to build a separate theater room. As far as WAF, I can have anything I want since it will not be in the living room. That was the original reason why I was going with the bookshelves...but now I am looking at floorstanding for the fronts. For the demo, he brought the RB-62's in from another room, the RC-64 was already hooked up with the RS-42's and the RT-12. That sub was a bad mommajamma. [H] Actually, I live in Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Anyone have any suggestions on room dimension with the layout that I have? I might want to reduce the 25' about 5' and use it as storage and a place to put the components. Not sure yet. Still trying to figure out how best to set it up and what equipment to use.
  5. My wife and I are building our first home after 10 years of marriage and 4 kids later. I have been a long time fan of Klipsch but have never owned them personally. My current system is: Onkyo TX-DS555 (5.1 Dolby Digital Receiver) Polk RT-800 Front Floorstanding Polk CS-300 Center Polk F/X 500 Rears Velodyne CT-100 Sub My system is about 7 years old and has served me well but I have never been really satisfied with the dialogue from the center channel. I am wanting to take it up a notch and have looked into purchasing a Klipsch setup. We found a floorplan that we like and I have made modifications to it. I am interested in adding a Theatre Room to the back side of the house. You can see the layout below. The dotted line shows that I want to add about 1-2 feet to the length of the left rooms (shown by dotted lines). With the original size of the back bedroom being 11' and the pool bath being 12' plus the 3' between the two, that would make the length around 25 - 26'. I'm interested in purchasing the following setup for the Theater Room used primarily for movies but I love music too: RF-82 Front RC-62 Center RS-52 Surrounds RW-12d Subwoofer (I probably will use my Velodyne Sub for now to help stay within budget.) Budget for speakers & receiver: Around $3000.00 Here's where I need your suggestions. 1. Based on the layout and dimensions of the house, what dimensions would you recommend for the theater room? Ceiling does not have to be 10'. I'm thinking of having two rows of 3 leather theater chairs with back row elevated. 2. I looked into replacing my Onkyo Receiver with a Yamaha RX-V1700 but it is $1200.00. Many forum members have suggested getting a $500.00 receiver. Should I upgrade my receiver or is it even necessary until I go to a 7.1 setup. Still works great but is an older receiver. 3. Would the Klipsch system that I mentioned above be adequate for that room size? Before I thought about adding a dedicated theater room, I was going to use the RB-61's for front speakers in a custom entertainment system. With the theater room, I think I would rather have the RF-62's. 4. Any Do's or Don'ts that I should know when designing a custom theater room? 5. Working with a $3000.00 budget, I know that I might have to use some of my existing system and slowly purchase the speakers as others have mentioned in the forums. What would you keep from my current system and what would your replace? Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions. Michael
  6. My wife and I are building our first home after 10 years of marriage and 4 kids later. I have been a long time fan of Klipsch but have never owned them personally. My current system is: Onkyo TX-DS555 (5.1 Dolby Digital Receiver) Polk RT-800 Front Floorstanding Polk CS-300 Center Polk F/X 500 Rears Velodyne CT-100 Sub My system is about 7 years old and has served me well but I have never been really satisfied with the dialogue from the center channel. I am wanting to take it up a notch and have looked into purchasing a Klipsch setup. We found a floorplan that we like and I have made modifications to it. I am interested in adding a Theatre Room to the back side of the house. You can see the layout below. The dotted line shows that I want to add about 1-2 feet to the length of the left rooms (shown by dotted lines). With the original size of the back bedroom being 11' and the pool bath being 12' plus the 3' between the two, that would make the length around 25 - 26'. I'm interested in purchasing the following setup for the Theater Room used primarily for movies but I love music too: RF-82 Front RC-62 Center RS-52 Surrounds RW-12d Subwoofer (I probably will use my Velodyne Sub for now to help stay within budget.) Budget for speakers & receiver: Around $3000.00 Here's where I need your suggestions. 1. Based on the layout and dimensions of the house, what dimensions would you recommend for the theater room? Ceiling does not have to be 10'. I'm thinking of having two rows of 3 leather theater chairs with back row elevated. 2. I looked into replacing my Onkyo Receiver with a Yamaha RX-V1700 but it is $1200.00. Many forum members have suggested getting a $500.00 receiver. Should I upgrade my receiver or is it even necessary until I go to a 7.1 setup. Still works great but is an older receiver. 3. Would the Klipsch system that I mentioned above be adequate for that room size? Before I thought about adding a dedicated theater room, I was going to use the RB-61's for front speakers in a custom entertainment system. With the theater room, I think I would rather have the RF-62's. 4. Any Do's or Don'ts that I should know when designing a custom theater room? 5. Working with a $3000.00 budget, I know that I might have to use some of my existing system and slowly purchase the speakers as others have mentioned in the forums. What would you keep from my current system and what would your replace? Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions. Michael
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