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  1. I've owned my 5.5's since new in '97. You are right in that they are not overly strong in the midrange area, not weak though. I have a pair of Heresy II's as well and they sound much more pronounced in the mid area but too much. 5.5's are not lacking in bass and you can improve the high end with some Crites tweeter diaphragms. I did and it made a significant difference. I don't think $650 is out of the park, depending on condition. They are getting harder to find and those that own them are starting to ask more for them. There's a mint pair of Oak in Boise that the owner is asking $800 for. I've thought about the KLF series as well. Midrange horn 3 way design. I feel like it would be a nice cross between the HII's and the 5.5's. My 2 cents anyway.
  2. Open air is what they're designed for. The only reason you may want to put insulation in the cavity is to keep sound from escaping into the adjacent room. I have some R-5650-S for rears in my setup. One was on an exterior wall so it had insulation. I added insulation on the other side to perceivably keep the sound characteristics the same.
  3. There's a really weird looking peacock staring at the door with tail feathers that look like a small tree.
  4. ACV92

    Deal of the century

    Speaking of Deals of the Century, check this out. Yeah, I jumped all over it, knowing it was to good to be true. Sent a couple of emails, no response. Apparently, this guy is linked to nefarious activities on good 'ol CL. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/d/seattle-klipsch-forte-iii-speakers/6852197852.html Then, someone posted this shortly thereafter. https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ele/d/seattle-david-culver-scam/6851003180.html I hate scammers.
  5. Hey Avi! Glad you could join. Bit of advice though, never, ever, ever, give these folks an opportunity to enlighten you on audio type things. They will help you spend your money, as I'm about to do. One suggestion from me would be to double up on the subs. Adds a few db's, helps with room modes, put's a bigger smile on your face, etc., etc. Stick around these parts and we'll make you an addict, scout's honor. Congrats on the new home and new setup. Once it's done you'll have endless hours of great sounding, well, everything. Keep us posted on your progress.
  6. OK, going to have to drop out of this one. I don't want to appear to be insensitive, or to having a lack of understanding, I'm not that person. My apologies if I've offended anyone. Thanks.
  7. Are you kidding me???? Nothing in this world is built to their height, stature. What more can a society say than we don't care that your not of average height, we're going to keep building things for us 'normal' folk. People gawk and stare, wonder what it's like. WTH do you think a little man at 3'4" does when he walks up to a urinal and he's staring at the bowl part level with his eyes? Transgender people only get discriminatory behavior because it's topical. Believe me, if the media started focusing on little people again it would be a huge 'today' issue. It's about the headlines. Too many people are just sheep, have no ability to discern. It's frustrating.
  8. Oh, this thread is going to get locked. No question. Maybe this will help, I Love Klipsch!!!
  9. Look, ZT, I get where you're coming from. My point is that everyone of us has to deal with 'abnormalities' every day. I used to be called Pinocchio when I was a freshman due to my nose being a little large for my face at the time. Well, as time went on, my head got bigger and everything has worked out OK. This constant effort of 'philanthropy' is lost when it isn't true. Many people today pound there chest's for this movement, or that. But why do they do it? To help the affected people, or because it makes them feel better about themselves? True philanthropy is a noble quest, but often falls significantly short. BTW, what happened to the 'little people' movement? Still don't see too many provisions being made for them. Again, true philanthropic people are unusually dynamic. They don't just pick this or that.
  10. I didn't disparage transgender folks intentionally, true transgender, not choice. The lines are blurred. We've made concessions for .6% of the population, to the tune of millions and millions of dollars for what? To decide which bathroom to use? Quite frankly, if a chromosomal woman walks into a men's bathroom because she thinks she's a man, 99.4% of the people in that bathroom are going to be getting uncomfortably close to the urinal. Same goes in the opposite. If a 6'4" man walks into the ladies restroom in a dress I don't think the ladies are going to be very happy. "Parts is parts", immortal words of Ernest P. Worrell. I can see you shaking your head now.
  11. To heck with it folks. Let's just go universal bathrooms and showers for all. It'd be a big party, nationwide. Birth rates would go up exponentially and the government would have to figure out ways to kill more of us for population control. Hey, it's 2019, anything goes right?? Accept everything and everyone. Murderers, rapists, pp touchers, are all good somewhere inside as many want us to believe. Sorry, maybe a bit too far. Where do we draw the line?
  12. Just curious if any of you use QSC pro amps to run your mains. I've been wanting to put more power/control to the 5.5's. A guy locally is asking $175 for a barely used QSC GX3. Don't know if it's worth a shot. I'm currently running a Marantz SR 8002 AVR to run them. Marantz is rated at 125 per channel. QSC is 300 per channel, or there about. My question is sound quality. Would the old Marantz sound better than the QSC? The 8002 would become the pre for now. Thoughts are appreciated.
  13. Looks that way. Along with the other descriptions you can see from the below pics that the cabinet area on the side of each woofer/horns is narrower on the 3 than the 7. The ones in the ebay pics look more like the 7. Klipsch logo on the cab is another clue. The 3 doesn't have one. Sorry for the confusion. ebay pic: RF-3 RF-7
  14. Now I see what's going on. The first link the OP posted sent me to the empty cabs post. The link in the14th post down from jjptkd goes to the ones you guys are talking about.
  15. I clicked on the first link the OP posted and it showed the picutres, including the one above. The listing shows as ended now. Edit: There were actually 9 pictures total.
  16. There was a 5th picture. This one. Not an RF-7.
  17. Those are RF-3's. The label on the back says so.
  18. @LTD02 Thanks for the info, that was great. I may have to get in touch with you this summer. Too wintry to get in to any projects right now.
  19. So, is there a design with the Marty cubes that works with 15" UMax subs? I've read on AVS forums that you can 'substitute' the 15's for the 18's but I'm reluctant as the design was created for 18"s. I have two of the 15's in the sealed DIY cabs, look pretty good I must say, but want more low end growl. Thoughts here are appreciated.
  20. Thanks for the suggestions all. I do have dampening next to the mouths of the horns, Roxul 60, with 3 1/2" wood frames, gives an air gap to 'trap' the quelled tones, 4' x 2', and the same behind the mains. The side pieces are set horizontally versus vertical and they have made a big difference. Definitely reduces the harshness of the upper region. So, played with positioning once again, more than likely always will, and I played this. Andy Williams - Anniversary Song Sounded like he was right in front of me. Hard to discern between left and right channels. Not the greatest song of all time but works for an intended purpose. I guess I want the holy grail but don't have the time, money, and expertise to incorporate it. I do have a Umik and REW but limited EQ settings except for sub. Although, every time I've used the suggested filters from REW I revert back to flat. Except for a 20 hz high pass shelf to the subs, +2.5 db. Anyway, the quest continues. Thanks again.
  21. ACV92

    What I Got Today!

    Maybe try and find a good condition SW-10 or similar. I've seen them for $50. I ran one for a long time in a big space and it wasn't bad. Well, before I got the itch.
  22. ACV92

    What I Got Today!

    You're all in buddy. Thankfully, you can get a new one for relatively low dollars. You know where you're headed right? You may want to consider an AVR, sub, or two, and about 3 more speakers to get her going.....
  23. It seems as more manufacturers are offering class D variants. I was just looking at these last night. I'm not one to discern design, construct, etc. but the efficiency versus class A seems to be appealing. https://www.ati-amp.com/AT52XNC.php
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