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  1. It's been 4-5 years since I kept up with HT. Back then SVS would always have a summer sale. Last time I looked you could get 2 CS Ultras & an amp for a grand or $1200, can't remember. They did this for 3 years runnig back then, we always looked forward to it, & now that I'm in the market--no sale. I hear rumors SVS is going to go big, as in retail sales soon. Anybody else heard anything?
  2. This is a well known problem that has been discussed since day 1 of the RF-7 intro. A problem that Klipsch suprisingly has not fixed (so simple). Quality feet on a flagship speaker should never be an issue. What say you Klipsch?
  3. What ever happened to the summer sale they used to have?
  4. To get the most out of you sub, buy a splitter to attach to your sub cable and hook up to both inputs on the sub. This will give you about 10 dB increase. I recomend letting your mains can handle some of the bass. Look up the specs and adjust the crossover on the back of the sub to pick up where they start to roll off (? 100 hz). This will let the sub concentrate on less which parleys on better sound. Play with it and see what sounds good to you
  5. Yes, Mount away. Just remember to pay attention to location. If you have to go higher you may want to angle them down at the listening position. I have mine in the VCR slot of my entertainment center below the TV. Works great--you should really enjoy the system. Yamaha & Klipsch go well together. PS Wellcome aboard, I guess you know this is just the begining of a long, unending,compulsive,& expensive hobby! Oh, & did I say fun!!!
  6. Man, I just finished reading those 4 pages of posts on the subject...WOW. So I went to my local Sound Advice to see what kind of specials were afoot. Come to find out, there are really no specials at all & that they have struck a deal to continue selling Klipsch...but only in Florida & one other state (forget which one--I live in Tallahassee & SA is the only storefront so I'm covered). I feel like the SA here in Tallahassee has represented Klipsch very well & I am thrilled that they have worked out this problem. I'm don't exactly have piles of cash laying around--buying those RF 7's right now is not a priority, exactly, if you ask my wife--nuf said huh! But, back to the issue here: those 4 pages. I never really figured out what the problem was with Tweeter. Did I miss it somewhere in the volumes of text? Was the posting on "grey markets" a hint? Is it possible that Tweeter can also work out a solution to continue its relationship with Klipsch? Inquiring minds want to know.
  7. JT: Ye of little faith A typo huh--have never seen a KSW 12 for $650 @ SA, ever. Can't find my sale paper#*^!!! I'll call them tomorrow. Seriously, I think something is up. They have the R-line dicounted--RF 7's without a price (listed as "come in and see for the price") & even the picture is the RSW sub. $650'ish? Would a SVS still be better? Maybe not at this price point! We needs must love the highest when we hear it!
  8. This was querried while Klipsch was anouncing this new line. I remember a moderator explained it--don't remember exactly, but, I think it had to do with looking at frequency responce across the whole spectrum. The new drivers were accomplishing the job, thus no need for a 3 way design. Cost was also a variable. Price--Sound Advice it discounting now--perhaps in leu of the loss of business (subsidiary of Tweeter). I don't have their sale paper but I think they have deals like the RSW 12 sub for about $650. I'll look up my paper & get back to you>
  9. Sony's 27" unit is very nice--can be had for $550 new. Has componet video in for DVD input. Because of the small screen size, progressive scan is not an issue, you will get a fantastic picture.
  10. As a kind of perfectionist in home upgrades (ceramic tile now--Pergo in the last house), let us think about this a minute. Laminate and tile in the same room...hummm...to put it together... First go to your local home supply store and get some of the "laminate manufacturers" step molding. This is the piece that wraps the outer edge of the step on your staircase (shapped like a piece of angle iron--some quite decrative). Second, build a base for each speaker (90 degree corners,you decide the demensions--preferrable as small as possible & VERY SOLID--based on your floor/furniture/room layout) and wrap the outside with this moulding. Use a miter box to make the 45 degree angles perfectly match (furniture quality). Now you say "But this leaves a 1/4 inch lip where the moulding wraps over the base!" (Actually adjust this to allow for tile width + thinset) Then I say... Third, arrange tile(matching the other tile in the room)in this area and set your beatiful Klipsch's on display where they belong. Using the laminate & tile keeps the room tied together. While the grout is drying, replace those broken feet with new ones that Klipsch will mail you. You should also glue some felt or rubber pad to the bottom of the box. This will protect the floor and decrease vibration. I rate this job about 2 hammers !
  11. If the RC7 is working good--better exchange the other speaker. It must have something broken, moving it to the back will only place the problem in the back!
  12. I have the KSF 8.5's and the SC-1 as a center--not the best timber match but an OK speaker. If you can, why don't you consider another set of 8.5's as surrounds. I demo'd mine against many surrounds and to me there was no comparison. Towers for rears rule...& the match is perrrrfect !
  13. Check out Audiogon.com Some solid deals there on great amps.
  14. Hey Moodym Glad to see you are able to get bach into the hobby. I reccomend not getting hung up on price so much as features. Try to anticipate what you are going to expect from your receiver over the next few years and base your choice with that in mind. Analog passthrough, componet video switching, DAC quality, etc. Many of these major brands provide solid products, listen and play around with them. Some are easyier to use, have more user friendly remotes, etc, etc. Let us know what you have looked at & what you like and don't like. Good luck!
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