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    Klipsch Epic CF-4, Version 1 1994
    Klipsch RF-83, RC-64 III, RS-62
    Amps: Marantz 6011 AVR, Onkyo TX NR717, Emotiva XPA-5

    Mancave: Onkyo TX NR-717 2014 - Used as pre/pro w/Emotiva XPA-5 for CF-4. Pair of Umax 15 and pair of Inuke 3000dsp, DIY Reference 15 sealed sub
    Living Room: Marantz SR6011 RF-83 and RC-64

    DIY: Overnight Sensations, Fusion 10 Pure, Dayton Audio Reference 15 sub w/Yung 500 watt plate amp

    Former: Klipschorn 1979 (sold 2017), La Scala 1978 (sold 2016) RW-12d (given to son 2018) Traded RC-64 for RC-64 III 2018

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  1. The RP-402S would make a fine surround speaker. This is the type of speaker most people would use for a side surround since it doesn't fire directly into your ear. There are two basic types of center speakers, the MTM Mid-Woofer-Mid, also known as a D'Apolito design. It's placed on its side usually because it goes under a TV where there isn't much space. The Klipsch uses four woofers in a MMTMM configuration. The extra two woofers give it more off-axis sound. The extra two woofers are typically more efficient so you don't need as much power as an MTM design. If you want to see what Klipsch speakers can do you will want them as L/C/R, Left Center Right. You can use Klipsch speakers as side surrounds and rear surrounds but they won't give you that "wow" factor like the L/C/R will. Get the best center speaker you can afford, then put similar sounding L/R speakers. The best Klipsch has to offer for Home Theater is the RF-7 III and the RC-64 III. These will "wow" you. If you can go with the Reference Premier (RP) these will also give you that "wow" factor at a reduced price over the RF series. I hope that helps. Welcome to the Klipsch Forums. -Dave
  2. You're right, they're far from optimal but you can hear them from there. I put them up there because I ran out of room in the small bedroom converted to a Mancave. I used that pic because my buddy @mustang guy took that pic and it's one of my favorites. I later moved the CF-4's to the floor like a giant pair of head phones and I have a pair of Umax 15 subs instead of the single 15 which is pictured. Again, not optimal, but again, you can hear them from there.
  3. The CF-4's have dual 12" woofers but when they are cranking, the woofs move very little which is why they have very low distortion. I added a 15" sealed sub DIY with a 500 watt plate amp and it really fills out that bottom octave with oomph. If you've ever heard a baby grand or a grand piano up close and personal, the CF-4's with a sub SOUND like a baby grand with the same kind of power up and down the keyboard. If a speaker can reproduce a piano, it can reproduce just about anything.
  4. I knew what you meant, point well taken. If I had to shell out twenty-five hundred bucks today the CF-4's or CF-3's put out that much value in sound. Picking up that kind of sound for under a thousand is a deal.
  5. Not sure about that. They were about $2400 new, the compression driver had a neo magnet and replacements were about $750. These were the top of the 2-ways for the three years they were produced starting in 1994. IMO adding a musical sub turns these into a 3-way speaker system and they are as good as I've ever heard, and I've owned LS and Khorns.
  6. As I was reading your post I was thinking the problem with new (used) Klipsch speakers is they are very rarely for sale in our neck of the woods then this ad for la scala's came across my radar this morning. A two hour trip to Columbus to a nice neighborhood is not out of the question. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/807475806282913/
  7. wvu80

    What I Got Today!

    You got the RSS390 HO. You might have gotten the HF, but I think it was the HO, same as I have. (I have the Umax 15 and a Reference 15) https://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-15-reference-series-ho-subwoofer-and-cabinet-bundle--300-7093
  8. I think the 6013 or thereabouts would be a good choice, especially at that $800 price point, those things usually go for about $1500. You should also consider whatever Denon has in your price range as well. They both have pre-outs for all channels. If you should try either model and find the power lacking, simply pick up a power amp for the L/C/R. Yes, I know there aren't any used amps in our neck of the woods. For instance the 6013 has about 110 wpc. If you get the 135 wpc model the extra few watts mean nothing because power increase is not linear, it's exponential. If your AVR does 100 wpc then to gain another 3 db of SPL you have to double the watts and a 200 wpc AVR is expensive. The problem with going separates is those stand-alone pre-pros are expensive! Like $2000-3000 expensive. I have the 6011 (125 wpc) and it has 9 internal amps and can process 11 channels with an extra amp. All the channels are assignable. I run 5.1 and on the wildest day when my wife's not home and I'm cranking it for all its worth the power indicator never goes over half cranking it as high as I can stand it. I think you would be happy with any of the higher end Marantz or Denon models. Let your wallet be your guide. You might check with Cory @MetropolisLakeOutfittersor Steve @Scrappydue to see what they have to offer and for how much, I'm not sure which AVR's Marantz or Denon they sell.
  9. I think I may know what Alessio means. This is a Klipsch forum and as much as we think of Klipsch speakers it is also a place for the followers of Paul W. Klipsch, the man, and his philosophies. PWK had a very down to earth philosophy of how speakers should sound and be engineered, he also had a down to earth idea of what helped that sound and what didn't. He was very well known for flashing his Bullshit badge whenever he saw an idea which was counter to his audio philosophies. He was a proponent of lamp cord or zip cord as speaker wire. He was well known that despite all the hand wringing over minute technical aspects of a speaker and its components, at the end of the day he might declare those things "did not make a dime's worth of difference." I think Klipsch is the working man's audiophile speaker and many of the people here reflect that. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
  10. Agree! Seven months old, pristine condition, price is right, and even a Forum Member discount. These should have sold fast. I guess like everything else, timing is everything.
  11. Congrats to buyer and seller! You might want to change your thread's headline from "For Sale" to "Sold" so folks won't have to read ten posts to find out they are no longer available. I saw in your original post (nicely done BTW) you were selling them for personal reasons. I can understand if you wife is like mine. If she has to use two remotes to turn on TWO devices to watch TV, OMG it just can't be done! It's one button or nothing! For your wife to have to deal with turning on a couple of mono blocks I can see where that might put her over the edge.
  12. You're either being sarcastic (I love sarcasm!) or you didn't see the pictures. No grills, mismatched woofer, damaged cabs on top. The spreadsheet says in Avg/poor condition Corn I's average $636.
  13. I think it's a genuine Klipsch LS with some mods. The speaker cab has been painted black inside the dog house. The XO has been modified and the tweeter looks a bit odd with the tape on the outside. I wonder if someone was trying to damp the cab, tweeter and K55V. I would rate those as Average to Poor condition due to the non-OEM condition. Those are in the $900-1000 range, not the Average price $1200 and certainly not the $1400 asking price.
  14. I show the Forte I at $493, the Quartet at $409. +++ @Peter P.Yes, the thread is in the wrong place, but that's not a hanging offense. Garage Sale for members, Alerts! for non-members. It's not a big deal IMO except that if the sale is by a Forum member then by-rule other members are to not criticize the item or its price. OTOH if it is non-affiliated and in the Alerts! section we may attack all we want! For the next Alerts! you that post if you'll just put "No affil" at the end of the Post #1 and we'll know which is which.
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