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  1. I finally found a low hum that started when I added my Parasound amp. It was a ground loop hum. My whole day was made to finally get rid of such a small annoyance.
  2. They are still for sale. The new Revels are here!
  3. $700 A new lower price so to-the-top!
  4. I edited the original post. The center and surrounds are sold. The RF-82 IIs are still for sale!
  5. I already have a pair of Reference Ones!
  6. All private messages replied to.
  7. New lower price! $650. The new speakers are on their way. Since I am upgrading to new speakers, I am selling my RF-82 II Towers in cherry. Both speakers are in mint condition and I still have all the original packaging. I have had them for about a year. Feel free to search my user name and review my posts. Retail for the RF-82 IIs: $1,200/pair. I will sell them for $650/pair.
  8. Even though this is a Klipsch forum I thought I would share my soon to be new speakers! I have spent a lot of time auditioning the new Revel Performa 3 speaker line. What an amazing lineup! After careful consideration of budget and room size, I decided to buy the F206 towers with a 5.25" midrange and dual 6.5" woofers. I am adding the C205 center with dual 5.25" drivers. All in piano gloss black real wood veneers. Surround duties will be handled by 8" in ceiling speakers. With our first child on the way, I figured it was now or never! Why change from the Klipsch sound I like so much? When I originally bought my speakers as a package, the RC-62 was backordered in cherry so I ended up with black. My RF-82s are cherry. My AV rack is mocha. The three different finishes look terrible all hanging out up front. And, as we all love to do, I was ready to upgrade but size was a major WAF consideration. Klipsch doesn't have anything that is "better" than the RF-82 without getting into a larger cabinet. Also, the RS-52 surrounds stuck off the wall too far in my wife's opinion. The compromise is that if I install in ceiling speakers for surrounds, I could get the new front speakers. It seems like a reasonable deal.
  9. I knew they were vinyl. I guess I should say the color is the issue. I don't have any cherry anywhere else in the house. I was originally going to go with black furniture and cherry speakers but the RC-62 II in cherry was backordered for at least a month when I purchased the new speakers. So I settled for the black center which is the reason they are mismatched. Then my wife and I decided to go with mocha furniture. Now the cherry clashes with the rest of the furniure. I have been searching for different speakers that are slightly smaller in gloss black, but I really love the way the system sounds right now so I have been delaying the purchase. I would love toget the RF-7 IIs and RC-64II but they are too large for my wife to accept. My only issue with Klipsch is that the only way to "upgrade" is to buy larger speakers!
  10. My basementmedia area build can be found here: http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/170658.aspx Before: Current:
  11. Since my last post I have been busy. I mounted the TV, installed my Panamax power conditioner, and a 5 channel Parasound amp! I'll start with the TV mount. I ordered a Sanus FMS (furniture mount system). I had to modify my A/V cabinet a little to get it to work with the Sanus Woodbrook rack. I knew this going into the project so I had some 2x4s ready to go. I had to add the wood to space the stand off the top of the rack. Next step was to do some simple measuring to figure out height, It was pretty easy to figure out. I referred to the manual to know which tiny bolts went where. Final product:
  12. The progression of my basement system can be found here: http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/170658.aspx At the end of the last thread I mentioned I left a spot for the next upgrade. It took a couple months to save up but I just picked up the next big "upgrade". I put upgrade in quotations because I have Klipsch speakers that we all know are easy to drive being powered by an already powerful receiver with the front and surround back channels bridged to the front left and right speakers. I currently have no audible distortion coming through any speaker, even when playing very loud. But I plan to upgrade all the speakers fairly soon to something less efficient. Here is the next big purchase: Parasound New Classic 5250 v.2 And where it is going: Continuous RMS Power Output 20 Hz - 20 kHz, Five Channels Driven 250 watts x 5, 8 Ω 385 watts x 5, 4 Ω Current Capacity 45 amps peak per channel Frequency Response 20 Hz - 50 kHz, +0/-3 dB, 1 watt Dynamic Headroom 1.6 dB Total Harmonic Distortion 0.025% at full rated output 0.02% at average listening levels IM Distortion 0.05 % Transient IM Distortion Not measurable S/N Ratio 114 dB at rated output, IHF A-weighted 106 dB at rated output, unweighted 93 dB at 2.828 V output, IHF A-weighted 84 dB at 2.828 V output, unweighted Input Impedance 33 k Ω Input Sensitivity 1 V in for 28.28 V out, THX reference level 1.6 V for full rated output, adjustable from 500mV to 5 Inter-Channel Crosstalk 85 dB, 1 kHz 73 dB, 10 kHz 67 dB, 20 kHz Damping Factor Over 150 at 20 Hz Auto Turn On - DC 9 - 12V, 15 mA Auto Turn On - Audio 1 mV sensitivity 15 minute turn off delay AC Power Requirement 110 - 120 V / 220 -240 V, 50 - 60 Hz 1 watt standby; 2500 watts full output Dimensions 17-1/4" Wide 19" Deep with gain control knobs 7-5/8" High with feet, 7" panel only 437 x 482 x 193mm, 176mm panel only Net Weight 69 lbs., 31.4 kg I will give my thoughts on this purchase after it is installed. I will be very honest. My reason for purchase was so I can move to a processor and different speakers in the future. Will I notice any sonic differences on my current system? I will let you know. I promise I won't say it sounds better only to justify my purchase. Stay tuned!
  13. I know that on my hardwood flooring an Auralex Subdude made a noticeable difference. I looked into making my own to try it out but my wife offered to buy it for my birthday so I said "Why not"? The first thing I noticed was that the stuff hanging on the walls did not rattle as much. Also the bass became tighter with less boomy output. Overall the sound was cleaner with a more linear frequency response. The only thing I added was the Subdude under my 12" Velodyne.
  14. If you have the gain on the sub all the wy up, you will most likeley cause distortion in the sub's amp. I did't look to see which receiver you have but usually Audessey does not like the gain too high on a sub. I would set it at about 50% and re run the EQ. Also, your listening style might be different than mine, but I usually bypass the crossover built into the sub and set the LFE channel to about 80 Hz.
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