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  • Birthday 01/14/1990

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    Eastern Iowa
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  • My System
    Legendia System (9.1)
    AVR: Integra DRX-3.1
    Amp L/R: Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 1
    Amp B: Emotiva UPA-2
    BDP: Oppo BDP-103
    CDDA: Yamaha CD-N500
    Turntable: Technics SL-1500
    Phono Stage: Schiit Mani
    Media: Sony PS2, PS3 and PS4
    Dell Inspiron 3668
    TV: LG 49UH6100
    Main L/R: Klipsch RF-3 II w/ Crites XO
    Main C: Klipsch RC-7
    High L/R: Klipsch RB-5MA
    Side L/R: Klipsch RS-3 II
    Rear L/R: Klipsch RS-3 II
    Sub: Klipsch RSW-15

    Symphonia System (5.1)
    AVR: Integra DTR-40.3
    Media: Google Chromecast Gen 2
    TV: Vizio E40-C2
    Main L/R: Klipsch 1981 Heresy OO I w/ Crites XO
    Main C: Klipsch RC-3 II
    Sub: Klipsch KSW-15

    Xillia System (B Zone from Symphonia System) (2.0)
    Main L/R: Klipsch KG-2WO

    Phantasia System (Console 2.0)
    AVR: Integra DTM-40.4
    SA/CD: Integra DPS-10.5
    Turntable: Pioneer PL-990
    Main L/R: Klipsch 1986 Heresy II Mods

    Zestiria System (2.0)
    AVR: Yamaha R-N500
    Main L/R: Klipsch RSX-5

    Garage System (2.0)
    AVR: Yamaha RX-V2500
    L/R: Klipsch KP-101BR/KOMA

    Deck System (C Zone from Symphonia System) (2.0)
    Main L/R: Klipsch AW-650

    Misc Gear/Systems:
    Headphones: Klipsch Status
    Work Headphones: Klipsch R6h
    Earphones: Klipsch R6e
    Portable: Klipsch Groove

    Amplifier Emeritus
    Aiwa: CX-NAJ20, CX-NAJ305, CX-NDS50
    Denon: AVR-1513
    Emotiva: Fusion 8100, MC-700, UPA-1, UPA-500
    Harman: AVR-354
    Kenwood: VR-305, VR- 414
    Marantz: NR1501, SR5004
    Nakamichi: AV-500
    Pioneer: SA-420
    Yamaha: RX-V390, RX-V530, RXV-663BL, RX-V730

    Speaker Emeritus
    Aiwa: SX-C610, SX-NAJ22, SX-NAJ302, SX-NAJ502, SX-R145, SX-R290
    Emotiva: UOM-6.2
    Kenwood: KS-303HT; SW-22HT
    Klipsch: KG-1.2, KLF-C7, KSW-12, KV-1, Quintet Gen II, RB-3CH, RB-25, RC-35, RC-52 II, RF-25, RS-42 II, RSW-10, RSX-4
    Jamo: Cornet 175, E 6 CEN, SURR 150
    JBL: N 38
    MTX: AAL 540
    Pioneer: CS-G53
    Polk: DSW-PRO440, DSW-PRO660, TSi-100
    Sony: SS-MB100H
    Yamaha: NSA 636, YST-160, YST-SW012
    Zenith: Allegro 2000

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  1. The History Kid

    Mixing Premium and Reference speakers?

    Ah the 240S, not the 240F. In that case, yes. Go for it!
  2. The History Kid

    What I Got Today!

    My guess goes to either: mass announcement pa system for notification/announcement (they look similar to the outdoor "big voice" speakers on some of our buildings) or siren boxes. Lol
  3. The History Kid

    Mixing Premium and Reference speakers?

    For surround duties, I don't think timbre matching is quite as important. Don't get me wrong, you'd be better off matching when possible, but surrounds generally handle effects. That being said, hanging floorstanding speakers sounds like a pain, and you may honestly be better off going with the R-14S, since they're designed to be surrounds.
  4. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    Probably. Thus my thinking.
  5. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    If you lean movies, I agree. The Denon would probably be your better option. You can't really go wrong with either - but in my experience Denon's perform better with movies. I personally don't favor either of these brands - but they have quite the following with Klipsch owners, and I can't deny they're solid quality.
  6. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    It's not an exact science, but a good determining factor is looking at the type of the power supply (A, B, D, H, etc), weight of the unit (the bulk of the weight is usually from the power supply) and the total power consumption. Most AVR's will run Class D if I recall right. The Marantz is spec'd at 680 W and weighs 28 lbs. The Denon is spec'd at 730 W and weighs 31.3 lbs. Both are made by the same parent company. Both are solid choices. If you use these rules, the Denon would have a bit of an edge, but Marantz has a history of being on the end of music, Denon favors movies. That'd be one of your deciding factors. You aren't going to notice the difference in the wattage specified between these two options.
  7. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    Determining the quality of the amplification is a big factor too, and cheaper power supplies such as what is in the RX-V Yamaha's is anemic at best. Some power supplies put out few watts, but those watts are fed by a monstrous power supply. That can change the efficiency of the amp and in turn provide better and cleaner power to the speakers. The speakers efficiency comes into play too. Quality over quantity - but both when you can afford it.
  8. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    It's unlikely you'll use more than about 30 Watts anyway. Most people won't be able to take 150 Watts continuously anyway. Watts are only a piece of the puzzle.
  9. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    Both are solid options. I will still encourage you to find an AVR with pre's which both have. It has nothing to do with assuming the power isn't there, just allows you to keep your investment longer than a few years when technology changes or power needs can't be met.
  10. The History Kid

    What receiver should I use for my Klipsch Speakers?

    I'd dump the Denon AVR-X1400 and Marantz SR-5011 off that list above. The 5011 is their entry level, and I've heard enough negative reviews to steer clear. People either really like them or really hate them. The 6011 however, is a different beast entirely. The 1400 doesn't have pre-outs, and if you're running Klipsch speakers with the risk of upgrading, I'd do nothing short of an AVR with a full ensemble of preouts.
  11. The History Kid

    Any deals on rp 260's

    There's still some RF-62's around with warranty, I saw a few on eBay even. You might try that. There's also a pair of RF-83's in Atlanta right now on Craigslist that would be killer, but probably won't work with the footprint.
  12. The History Kid

    Any deals on rp 260's

    Is he absolutely stuck on the RP-260F for some reason? There's quite a few better options at the pricepoint on CL. Otherwise you might see if Met can get you a better deal.
  13. The History Kid

    Onkyo 8160 Rp-160m bi-amp

    I wouldn't worry about it. Those speakers won't really benefit much from passive bi-amplification. They'd probably sing if you did it actively, but that's more money than it's probably worth. Stick with the standard wiring, and you should love it.
  14. I just looked at Klipsch's website and found the sub. Best I can tell is that you'd need to do some soldering from one serial type to another, there's no straight up adapter for that. You'll need to do some splicing, soldering, and crimping to achieve the desired affect. The speakers should wire in fine.