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  1. You get the same power per channel but the SC 57 ($2100) is a 9.1 system. I broug SC 35 at BB for $729: they recently had the SC 37 for $799. You may be able to find this on closeout and save money. That is if you do not need the extra zones or you are not planning on running an 11.1 setup. I have a good size home and 9.1 setup is a bit over kill. There are so few 7 channel movies and in the next few years I doubt if we see enough 9 channel movies. Hollywood is just lagging behind the avr technology.

  2. The RF 7's are moster speaker and can handle a lot of power. The Pioneer SC 57 is a top of the line avr that should drive them ok. Larger speakers are in general more efficient than smaller one;s, so you will get more volume and depth from them at a given power level. You paid good money for the SC 57, try without the amp first I have and Pioneer SC 35 and do not feel a need for an amp. I use my system mostly for moives and TV (90%) and music on the side.

    Pioneer SC 35

    Klipsch VF 35 main's

    Klipsch VS 14 Front Height

    Klipsch VC 25 center

    Klipsch VS 14 surrounds

    Klipsch VB 15 surround back

    Klipsch SW

    Samsung 51 in 3D TV

    Samsung 3D BD

  3. Hi, the RS 42's should be good since they do not have to be as strong as the speakerss in the front sound stage. The RS 52's will be slightly fuller but, the contrast between the front stage and the surrounds may be better with the 42's. This may give better spatial imageing. A good HT is about balance and not just volume. A good avr goes along way in the options and performance in a home theater. The avr will bring balance and flexability to your system with fine tweeks that make up for room imperfections and the difference in speakers. I have a 20x18 foot room and really like my HT. I use it 85% for moives.

    Klipsch VS 14's Front Height

    Klipsch VS 14's R/L surronds near ceiling 10 ftl high

    Klipsch VB 15's Surround Back

    Klipsch SW

    Samsung 3D Plasma TV

  4. I am still finding great deals on the iconV series. Just got VS 14's on closeout at BB.Now I changed around my system to get better sound out of my 7.1 system with a 9.1 setup.

    Pioneer SC 35 avr

    VF 35's front R/L

    VS 14's Front Height

    VS 14's Surrounds (mounted near 10 ft. ceiling

    VB 15,s Surround Back

    Klipsch SW

    With the surrounds near the ceiling, I can get added effects like foot steps upstairs in Master and commander DDPLIIx-THX. It is also great for plane and ariel acts. The SW was moved to a corner position and the MCACC did a great job controling the SW so no problems with distortion and phase problems. I sure would like to here how other people like these speaker and their setup. I know I am not the only one finding these great deals going on this time of year : )

  5. Ont thing I left out is with a 9.1 system people use an 11.1 setup. If the room size is small to many speakers can cancel each other out and will be no better than a good 5.1 setup. Hope this is of some help. My setup:

    Klipsch VC 25 center

    Klipsch VF 35 front L/R

    Klipsch VS 14 Front Height

    Klipsch VB 15 surrounds

    Klipsch satellite surround back in rear position (satellites from Klipsch HT 500)

    Klipsch SW from HT 500

  6. Front Height speakers work depending on your setup. In a 7.1 or 7.2 channel receiver they are more prescence speaker and add a vertical dimension to your sound stage If you have a 9.1or 9.2 channel receiver you get even more out of the like rain drops from the ceiling in Forrest Gump or foot step from upstairs in Master and Commander Far Side of the World. I have a 7.1 receiver with a 9.1 setup. I like the Height effct and use SV 14s, four and a half feet directly above my VF 35's. Dolby recommends Height speaker directly above the front mains. Remember that there are not a lot of 7.1 moves out there. You really notice the special effect with 6.1 or 7.1 BD.

  7. I recently purchased my VF 35 towers from Vann's also. These are great speaker. I have a VC 25 center, VB 15 surrounds and VS14 for Front Height speakers in my HT. I you like music listening, which sound like you do : ), just add a sub. The center channel is easy to hear the voice track if the receiver is setup correctly. By that I mean you can't stray to far from the autocalibration setting. I also have an 8in Klipsch sub which provides me all the bass in need. Your ears will be happy and don't buy speakers just on reading spec. I also have Klipsch satellites to complete my 9.1 setup and could not be happier. You can't beat the great bargin that Vann's has going on!

  8. I just purchased a pair of VF35's and I am impressed with the sound quality. I have the Harman Kardon 3490 stereo receiver running the VF35's and a SW-450 in a large living room. Short and sweet, my best purchase to date for the price and quality of sound.

    My stuff:

    VF 35's


    HK 3490

    Monster Cables

    Glad to see some V series users. I just purchaded the V series at a great price due to Klipsch discontinuing that serie. I also brought a Pioneer Elite SC 35 on close out. The V series and Pioneer are off to a long and happy marriage. I had the Pioneer first and used my Klipsch HT satellites with a VB 15 front L/R. Next I brought anothe set of the VB 15 and VC 25. I was satified but not truely happy at this point. The receiver was over matched to the satellites and the Front Height configration did not work nor did the surround back in this 9.1 setup. This week I got the VF 35's and Bam! The whole system came together, center channel voices, crisp and clear. I left out one minor detail, I also got the VS 14 and use my sub from the HT 500 , No more adjusting and tweeking of the avr. Everything works in harmony and sounds great. I use this 9.1 setup 85% TV/dvd and 15% music via internet radio and my own personal collection. Let;s hear from more people with Klipsch V series speakers.

    VF 35 Front R/L

    VB 15 Surround R/L

    VS 14 Front Height

    VC 25 Center

    Klipsch HT 500 satellites for Surround Back

    HT 500 Klipsch Sub 8in

    Samsung LCD 55"


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