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  1. Amstaff

    Yamaha RX Z1

    That is not a RX-Z1- now you have piqued my curiosity - what is it? https://usa.yamaha.com/files/download/other_assets/8/319808/01_om_rx-z1.pdf
  2. Amstaff

    Yamaha RX Z1

    I have an RX-Z1 it has been retired for several years now. I am hesitant to part with it as I think it could be an awesome a amp one day. Not sure that day will come... It is dated as others have said. No HDMI, no newer sound capability. But, it has the 0.015 THD ...was that with all channels drive? I do not recall. It is a beast at 60+lbs. I do believe it can only be controlled by its own remote - again, shows its age. I also have a retired Denon 4311CI. It was replaced by my current Yamaha RX-A3060. I have to say, I prefer Yamaha over Denon. Why? I think they sound better. All subjective, I know. I have 2x RF-7, 1x RC-7, 2x RS-7 - all original, and a SVS PB16-Ultra sub (this replaced the RSW-15 a few years ago)
  3. Hopefully the 600 will be better. If you search this forum there are quite a few threads with lots of folks who have issues with the BAR 48. Not packaging issues but reliability and performance issues. Maybe the universe was looking out for you when the shipper broke the BARs and wanted you to have something different. 🙂 Good luck. Let us know your thoughts when you get the 600.
  4. The RP-8000 should be fine. Think about a sub other than Klipsch - lots of amp issues with Klipsch subs. Checkout the subwoofer forum. BTW - your receiver won't drive all channels at 185W. Receiver specs are confusing these days, and the differ on how they are listed between EU countries and the USA. Don't sweat this - it is a decent receiver and should serve you fine. Specs from the US Onkyo site: 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) 225 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven) Specs from the EU Onkyo site: 185 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven), 175 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 channel driven, IEC)
  5. Klipsch subwoofers are know for their amplifier/electronic issues. Is it still under warranty? You maybe be able to get it repaired. It may or may not be cost-effective to do so. I love their non-powered speakers but will not buy another Klipsch subwoofer, not because they don't sound good, they sound they sound great, but the electronics suck.
  6. I replaced my traditional BluRay player with an X-Box One X - I am glad I did. It does a good job of playing DVDs, BluRays and 4K discs. Where it totally exceeds the traditional BluRay player is in the streaming arena (Netflix, Hulu etc). Navigating these streaming apps with a bluray remote was frustrating to say the least. Much easier with the X-Box controller. And, you can play games on it. You may want to consider a console (XBox or Playstation). As far as 4K Tvs - I bought a 85" Sony 900F a year or so ago (replaced a 10 yr old Panasonic 65" plasma). I am very impressed with this TV. However, standard DVDs (not Bluray) do not look that good on it. They look OK - not great. I do believe this is due to the amount of upscaling that takes place from standard DVD (480p) to 4k. Standard Blurays(1080p) look very good, they upscale well. It is a lot less of an ask to upscale 1080p to 4k compared to 480p to 4k. 4k discs are awesome. That is my 2 cents - good luck.
  7. Yes - what @willland said I have (have had) a very similar (albeit 5.1) setup to you. I have had RF-7,RC-7 and RS-7 for 15+years. Driven then with a Yamaha RX-Z1, Denon-4311CI and currently a Yamaha RX-A3060. I also have a SVS PB-16 Ultra sub. The A3060 can drive Atmos speakers, I am yet to buy some, would likely go with some I could place on top of the RF-7s. Whenever replacing the AVR - I look at something that is around the same price point as my past AVRs. Newer ones obviously have updated capabilities. I still have my old AVRs - I still have a soft spot for the RX-Z1. Look for similar power to what you currently have, with the features you want. And then go searching for the best price.
  8. Thanks for the replies. Can I place the RSX on top of the RF-7 and still get the "Atmos" effect?
  9. I had(still have) a RSW-15, bought it new in the early 2ks, it rocked the house. Had amp issues, had it replaced, then more issues and bought a SVS-PB16Ultra. Turns out he RSW-15 still works (a spade connector had vibrated loose). I only verified the loose spade after I purchased the PB16. In my room and my opinion, the PB16 is better but not night and day better. If I was offered "keep running your RSW-15" or "here is a PB16 for $2K" I woulda stuck with the RSW. I do not measure the Hz and sound, I simply sit and watch movies, crank up the volume, and drink a beer or two. IMO - Certain (older) Klipsch subs can run with the big dogs. Sad, but I will not buy another Klipsch sub. Klipsch fronts, center, sides, surrounds...all day
  10. If you are going to want to drive your speakers at or near max - then you are right. Get a receiver that can provide 150W per channel (5 channels looking ahead to your center and surrounds). Be prepared to spend $$$ and maybe even go down the road of a getting a separate amplifier....or two. However, I highly doubt you will want to run these at that level. 150W would be insanely loud. I suspect most people listen to their HT setups in the 40W to 50W range (this is a guess, anyone have a better number?). My front speakers (RF-7) are rated at 250W/100W. I drive them off of a Yamaha RX-A3060 receiver and it cannot push close to 250W (maybe 130W iirc?). This is way more than I will ever need for my HT. Also, do not get hung up on a Klipsch subwoofer. Lots of other brands out there some better than Klipsch.
  11. Klipsch people, I current have an original (bought new many years ago) RF-7, RC-7 and RS-7 5.1 setup, sub is a SVS PB-16 Ultra. I drive these from a Yamaha RX-A3060 receiver. I am thinking about adding some Atmos speakers to my setup. My receiver is good to go. Are the RP-500SA the way to go? Any better ones? Anyone have experience adding these to a similar setup? Did they make a noticeable difference? Add: I would want to place them on top of the RF-7s. But could wall mount them higher up if needed (9ft ceiling) Thanks
  12. Amstaff


    Sounds like a bad amp - not unusual with Klipsch's powered subs. How old? Under warranty? If not - buy another brand.
  13. I will add Yamaha to the mix. wuzzzer is right - look for the features you need and want and then look for something that will deliver clean power that your speakers can handle. You said RP-800F - do you mean RP-8000F? I find no 800s on a Google search (1st page searching for "RP-800F klipsch" no exact hits) The 8000s have excellent specs - up to 150W RMS 98db. Do not short change them on an under-powered amp/receiver. Look for a major brand like have been listed, the features you need(want), enough channels to server your needs now (and maybe in a year or two) and enough power 120W or 130W per channel or more. My 2 cents only.
  14. I have a SVS PB-16 Ultra it runs with my 15+ year old RF-7s, RC-7 and RS7s. It replaced my Klipsch RSW-15 also 15+ years old. Gotta say, the SVS is a boss sub. Mostly movies. It is awesome.
  15. Good call. I suspect the V385 will work out fine - looking at the high-level specs: V385: 70 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven R-S202: 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.2% THD 70W@ .09% vs 100@.2 - the V385 may work out better...and there is the sub aspect 🙂 And....when u want to add more speakers...and..and Good luck - let us know what you think when u have it setup
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