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  1. Of the Klipsch speakers I've owned my Belles are my favorite. But getting them set up to sound good didn't come easy. I tried to be satisfied with the rolled off bass but in the end I had to add a subwoofer to fill in the low bass. I also went through a bunch of different amps before I found the one I could live with. These suckers are really easy to overdrive with too many watts and the midrange horn can shriek at you if overdriven. Settled on a Marantz 2230 with 30 WPC and it's just about as perfect as I think solid state will be with these. My McIntosh MA6100 didn't work at all so it's back to powering my Forte's.
  2. I'm a Klipsch guy but I've just never been able to warm up to my RB 61's.........tried them in many situations and different amps. I'd say $300 is about what the RB 81's are worth.
  3. I just did the same thing with my Belle Klipsch .Just couldn't take the lack of a strong bottom end anymore. I'm pleased with the results of adding a sub, at least so far.
  4. Hey guys........anybody own the Klipsch RB 35 bookshelves? How do they measure up to the other bookshelves offered by Klipsch? Thanks...........Joe
  5. I now own a pair of these...........best speakers I've ever owned. Jump on 'em!
  6. These were sold a little while ago..........thanks for looking. -Joe
  7. I had the newer Klipsch RP 260's and IMO they were too laid back. I also had RF 5's that I found too aggressive in the treble. These RF 260's were just right and sounded better to me than the previous two. Only reason I'm selling is that KLF 20's have now replaced these in my home theater.
  8. I'm in Northwest Missouri.........the town of Cameron to be exact. Thanks.
  9. Klipsch RF 62's for sale. Excellent condition for their age. Can find nothing wrong with them cosmetically or functionally. Thanks for looking..........$300.
  10. I bought a pair of Belles from Kirk that has another pair listed in KC. He's a first rate guy to deal with and the Belles sound fantastic!
  11. It only happened once and that was when I had them plugged into the same surge protector......I turned them both on at the same time. Since then I've run a separate surge protector on the preamp, turn it on first, let it warm up a few minutes and then switch the amp on. Hasn't happened again.
  12. Seriously doubt it's a problem with the amp. The McIntosh MA 6100 I'm using was completely rebuilt at a place called Sounds Classic. It runs great when used as a stand alone integrated amp.
  13. Thanks! That was kind of what I thought but wanted some confirmation.
  14. I wonder if someone with more tube experience than I have can answer a question for me. Does it take a few minutes for a Conrad Johnson PV2 to stabilize after flipping it on? Seems I can get some nasty feedback from it through my speakers if I turn it on immediately but if I warm it up for a few minutes before turning on my amp it's dead quiet in that regard. Sounds really good too. Just concerned their could be a problem that needs checking out. Thanks!
  15. No experience at all with the Chinese tube amps. Only tube equipment I own is the Conrad Johnson PV2 preamp which mate very well with the McIntosh solid state amps I've tried with it.
  16. Seems a lot of folks really like the amps from the Schitt company.......like the Aegis and Vidar. One of them runs in something similar to class A for the first 10 watts. American company with everything designed and built right here.
  17. My set of Bells came with Crite's crossovers and the upgraded DE 120 tweeter. The woofer is original. They sounded very good with my McIntosh MA 6100 integrated but I couldn't help but try running my Conrad Johnson PV2 as a preamp running into the Mac amp. Took some of the hard edge off the drivers with the upgraded crossovers that can be pretty bright. I'm really happy with the sound for now. The great thing about the big Klipsch 3 ways is being able to try so many different amp combinations with them....they're so efficient.
  18. Hey Madman........the old crossovers that came with my speakers were marked Klipsch AB.
  19. I don't know.................I'll have to look at the originals in the box and get back with you.
  20. Yes Madman1, that would be a pretty steep learning curve for me also since I really have no clue about bi/tri/amp active crossovers. Guess I'll have to study about them. These presently have the Crites upgraded crossovers and I have the originals also. They sound really good to me in the mids but I don't really like music blasted at high volume so I probably don't hear the harshness some speak of with the original midrange horn. Bass is full and clean on these......I kind of have them stuffed into corners which may reinforce the bass some. Thanks for giving me some new possibilities to look into.
  21. Took delivery of my Belle Klipsch about three weeks ago. After getting some listening time in I've finally discovered what everyone means when they can really hear the difference in the way a source was recorded. I've had many Klipsch speakers but these are the first ones I've had where good recordings sound magnificent and bad ones are pretty much unlistenable. But all and all I love these things. Running them with just a solid state McIntosh MA 6100 integrated. Plenty of power for them. I'm a happy camper.
  22. joeward

    KLF 20's

    I gave these a try at being my main speakers in my entertainment center and they sound really great there. I'm going to keep them for now. Thanks for looking.............Joe
  23. joeward

    KLF 20's

    Having the Belle Klipsch delivered tomorrow so these KLF 20's in satin black are up for sale. Never heard any rattles and I believe them to be a later manufacture date. Asking $800 for the pair and I'm in Northwest Missouri. Have a great day.
  24. I like the new changes. Seems to be easier on my old eyes......thanks for the hard work!
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