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    GoldenEar Triton One L/R
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  1. I don't want to threadjack the OP but I did move two of my subs back to right next to the row of seating. I can't put them behind the front row due to my room layout. There is a riser behind the front row but next to the seating is a good second bet.
  2. It is in a basement. Don't get me wrong, I am actually agreeing with you that stacked probably isn't the best setup. Not to mention it explicitly defeats the purpose why I bought 4 subs instead of two larger ones. But it was a free experiment. We all have to balance maximizing performance with physical, financial, and aesthetic limitations. What we can control is having polite discourse like this. Thanks so much!
  3. This is great feedback and worded so nicely compared to what you might get on other sites. I actually had these subs oriented differently and wanted to try this setup in the photo. 1) I actually don't like the way it looks as much as I thought I would. Especially since the drop down screen covers about half of the upper subs. It just doesn't look as "badass" as I thought. 2) I do think its a performance hit. My previous orientation was having the lower two subs where they are located now. I do face some real world placement limitations. Inside or outside the main L/R are pretty much my options on the front wall. The other two subs were located right next to the seats on the first of two rows of seating. This accomplished a couple of things. It put the third and fourth subs at significantly different distances from the room boundaries vs the first and second so they get different room modes and help smooth out frequency response, and it puts the third and fourth subs pretty near field, as suggested. I cannot do a sub right behind the main listening position due to my room setup (two rows with a riser) but this setup puts one sub within about 3 feet and the other sub within about 5 feet. I've actually already moved the subs back but need to re-calibrate.
  4. I posted this in another thread. I'm a Klipsch boomerang. I owned and RF-82II based home theater years ago and recently moved back to the new RP series. Dang it sounds good. Really good. So my setup now is as follows: Klipsch RP-8000F L/R Klipsch RP-504C Center Klipsch RP-502S Surround (side and rear) SVS SB-2000 x 4 Anthem AVM 60 Pre/Pro Sunfire Theater Grand TGA-7401 400x7 Amp Apple TV 4K (I've digitized my entire disk collection and added on digital purchase since) Sharp LC-70LE847U 70" TV Epson Home Cinema 5030UB projector 100" Visual Apex motorized screen GIK corner bass traps and first reflection broadband traps Lots of Hawkeye and Disney decor (more out of frame)
  5. I would probably make the jump but as someone who has a heavy bias towards the HT side of things I'd want my front stage to be as matched as possible. Ideally I'd run identical speakers behind an acoustically transparent screen but I don't have the setup for that so the matching CC from the same series is a close second. You mention that you find the 8000s to be easier to listen to a bit louder than the old RB81. I would predict that the better damped horn (compressed silicon vs. plastic) and the new rear vented tweeter play heavily into that so you're probably going to find the newer RP series center to similarly be easier on the ears.
  6. Thanks for the comments. I've put a lot of work into the room both sonically and decor/comfort-wise. I've watched a few movies so far, but I can't wait for this weekend. I've been busy with family, kid's softball tournaments, etc. which has taken priority, as it should. I did get a chance to watch American Made and rewatched 2011's Source Code. My wife and I also watched the penultimate episode of Chernobyl in the home theater instead of the living room. I've also been listening to a lot of music. Everything sounds fantastic so far and seems to be getting better.
  7. In line with the original question, not just "what music do I like"... SRV Tin Pan Alley has a lot going for it. Micro and Macro dynamics and broad frequency range required. Dianna Krall Temptation is always on my list. It is well recorded and very close mic'ed so you should be able to "listen into" the track. It is also the song I've heard on the most different setups because I keep it in my rotation. It has decent dynamics and definitely meets the criteria of testing highs and lows. There should be some detail challenging as well as there are some good percussion "realism" tests with the tambourine, snare, and what I guess is a dynamic tom tom punch? Count Basie Bluesville from the 88 Basie Street album will test scale as it is a big band number and meets all the other criteria mentioned. Annie Lennox I Put a Spell on You is another good number that meets the spirit of the OP. Piano for scale and realism, super forward and powerful vocals and after the initial intro, the bass line picks up. I like songs that go from sparse to complex for testing. Tower of Power Diggin' On James Brown will test the tightness of a speaker.
  8. I just set up and calibrated a new RP-8000F based mixed use (stereo and HT) and I couldn't be happier. The system actually replaced a more expensive GoldenEar setup I purchased about 4 years ago. I'm not here to bash GoldenEar, I think the speakers (particularly my main L/R) just didn't work well in my room and integrate into my setup. They make great speakers. But man, the dynamics of the 8000s are off the charts better and the soundstage and imaging are equal if not better. In fact, I don't have the Klipsch fully set up, I currently have them pushed much closer to the front wall while I play with final positioning so I should be able to wring more depth out of them. But even now they just work so well for my ear. The rest of my setup is the RP-504C and two pair of RP-502S for side and rear surrounds.
  9. Sorry, I thought this question was more simple, or maybe I'm just dense. I figured a compression tweeter would have specific design elements that were inherent to a "compression driver" and throwing a dome tweeter in a horn wouldn't make it a compression driver any more than a waveguide would.
  10. I happened to notice when looking up my old speakers (RF-82 II) that Klipsch literature claims those speakers have a "1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver". The new RP-8000f however claims a "1” Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Tractrix® Horn" I believe neither tweeter is a true compression driver. If I look up the RF-82 II tweeter to buy a replacement, it looks like its just a horn-loaded titanium dome tweeter with phase plug. Compared to the RF-7 tweeters which are actual compression drivers. It matters not to me, but I'm curious if my observation is correct. A horn loaded tweeter is not necessarily a compression driver. You can horn load a traditional dome / cone driver, correct?
  11. I would be less worried about perfect quality and more about the "light canon" aspect. Something like this http://amzn.to/2kCJo0p
  12. I'd like to give it the opportunity to sell as a package first but I'll eventually go down that road if I don't have any takers.
  13. This is my ad, which is why I'm posting here instead of in the alerts section. http://omaha.craigslist.org/ele/5264495222.html I priced it high due to the inherent lowball nature of craigslist but I will lower the price for a buyer here if there is interest. I have all the original boxes so I can ship within the continental US. The speakers are litereally like new. Like probably a lot of people here I'm very anal about my gear and take great care of it.
  14. I think the surrounds might go a little higher on eBay based on SOLD listings. Especially with boxes and all original packaging materials. But your estimates are damn close.
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