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  1. Subwoofer/Speaker Delay.....

    Just thinking out loud here, but technically speaking usually your subs are already delayed. Usually inside of the receiver you control the delays by setting the distance. The sub often ends up around 2.5 to 5 feet further than it really is to be in phase due to delay from the DSP on the sub amp, delay from any ports, things like that. Even if they are right next to each other it will not be the same distance in the AVR, or at least should not be. That would end up being a difference of around 3-5 milliseconds and the mains need to be delayed that much to be in phase. So no, delaying the sub even more to accommodate for a delayed sub doesn't make the most sense to me.
  2. Newbie: RP-150M/250C are too bright, need to tame the tweeter

    The reference premier stuff is actually much more tame than previous Klipsch models, they were purposely made to be more laid back. If the tweeters in general seem way too bright, then in my opinion it's not the speakers doing it. Turn that room correction off and see if you like it better.
  3. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    Yeah walnut looks really good and is much cheaper and more durable than cherry, that's a safe choice. Check your PM's.
  4. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    Yeah the XD is the more expensive version. Supposed to be nice due to the FIR filters but that's a little above the pay grade of most people. From what I can tell, that's the biggest difference, XP is more or less XD without FIR filters. However, it still shouldn't be $3,500. The price sheet I have says $1,775. Even if that's a little outdated, it shouldn't have doubled. There is an 8080 version that gets closer, but still nowhere close. Most expensive device they make is the U1616-D at $2,850.
  5. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    The good part about such statements is that it is pretty provable. Regardless of frequency response graphs and distortion measurements, updating the K-horn was the entire reason for the things being engineered in the first place. I've seen people argue it but it's science and the creators even wrote an entire article about it.
  6. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    They are actually readily available from me, and you can even come audition them, but the problem in the current form is that the product complexity, shipping logistics, aesthetics that aren't most people's idea of being living room friendly, and for dealers having to be somewhat immersed and personally use them in order to do the product justice in sales and support, kind of makes them a poor choice to just throw up on the website and let any customer buy them and any dealer sell them. That could be somewhat of a nightmare from what I've seen, that doesn't need to be reality right now. They are starting to push them more in the residential space though. Notice the brochure below which was just handed out at CEDIA.
  7. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    It potentially could work, for the most part at least. I think these other units are on a much higher level in terms of quality and capability though.
  8. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    That's the beauty of it, this DSP is actually pretty affordable considering what you're getting. Even full MSRP is like $1,140. A DX38 in great shape is often $1,500 on eBay, it's out of warranty, and you might need two. Just got to where it didn't make sense anymore. These new Xilica units have more PEQ bands, more powerful processors, double the processor speed on the sampling, a 31 band graphic EQ that I believe didn't exist before, twice the inputs and outputs, it's current, in stock, under warranty... and it's cheaper. And it's approved.
  9. custom 396's - way cool

    Normal ones vs. my custom ones.
  10. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    No idea. Different algorithm somehow.
  11. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    Yes, previously if you used the EV settings on a Xilica unit, once you got to the low shelf filter, it just went haywire. That's why I sent one in.
  12. Klipsch Jubilees and Roy's brand new Xilica Settings

    I think it's a pretty huge deal myself. You're going to spend almost that much with a passive network anyway. The biggest problem with the passive solution right now is that a schematic does not exist for the current K-691 and new 402 combination. You can go with Crites but that's with a different compression driver, Roy doesn't consider it to be a Klipsch approved design and I respect that. You guys are pretty hardened by now so this stuff is second nature, but I've seen too many people get extremely frustrated trying to get the things working halfway decently when they get them. Look up the thread called "Just purchased Klipsch 535 B Jubilee. Have questions.". It was already a total cluster before it's halfway done with the second page and just gets worse. All this mess is now gone with this solution. This way it works out of the box, leaves you room to expand in the future at no extra cost such as adding a sub that needs some DSP tweaks, and allows you to customize it once you are comfortable assuming you ever feel the need. Most importantly though, this guy could have been smiling within minutes even while knowing relatively little about them.
  13. Jumping from Spendors to Klipsch and NEED HELP

    Upper midrange of 7's can't hang with the Fortes. Fortes just sound more clear and controlled to me. Midrange horn of the Forte is pretty magical.
  14. custom 396's - way cool

    I never post anything but full retail values, ever. I'm extremely adamant about this. Take that however you want.