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  1. RoboKlipsch

    Does R-112SW have boost (6db, etc.) around 30 Hz. ?

    I would guess it is your room there would be no value to klipsch adding a 6db spike at 30hz.
  2. RoboKlipsch

    New SPL-120 vs R-112SW

    I think you are right unfortunately. Klipsch apparently has more interest in marketing than quality. i could not agree more....repackaging the same sub in the same box and calling it an SPL sub, using the same abbreviation used to designate sub drivers designed for volume over sound quality -- in the car world there are spl and sq subs. you dont buy an spl sub to have a high quality theater sub. SVS is going to continue eating Klipschs lumch and they deserve to, A 12" sub in a good size box should be tuned to 20 imo. 24 and likely 3db down at 24 is weak.
  3. RoboKlipsch

    2 R-115SW's vs 1 SVS SB-16

    The capability of the SVS is better than the r115sw but 2 has benefits over 1 in other ways. Could you afford 2 of the svs a step down? I like deep extension so I would prefer svs here over the klipsch. But 2 really is key for excellent sound tr throughout the room. A couple 4000s would fit the bill nicely. Finish is only an aesthetic but obv important. Black is most common but cherry looks great as does walnut. But you will have them for a long time...if you really want cherry ask the dealer about special order or if you are in the states there are plenty of options we can help provide for other dealers who will ship to you free.
  4. RoboKlipsch

    Can a mismatched new center Klipsch work?

    An important point to remember is speakers aren't coupling to each other unless they are playing a completely identical signal. So for example the center horn gets no benefit from the left and right unless playing the same thing. Also remember bass management grew up in the 80s...long after the khorns. So attempting to find a suitable center at the time was critical because it was full range. Heck even a center channel was a new concept! WVU always fun to discuss your points are very good. In most rooms adding 2 to 6 acoustic panels would be enough to fix many people's center channel issues. Once you put in a few panels it's like adding subs....addictive a each add makes it better.
  5. RoboKlipsch

    Can a mismatched new center Klipsch work?

    Because the center position didn't have a corner for a 3rd Korn. 😀 Klipsch preaches a matching series in all their lines. If one hasn't run 3 identical LCR how could one judge? There is timbre matching and then there is an identical match both of which are audible improvements imo. In most peoples setups a really big center is used because the room itself has a lot of smearing and reflections that muddy the sound. Larger is only better in many cases because the cause of the smearing isn't addressed and the larger center basically through brute force overcomes some of the interference by having a higher sensitivity and often played louder. Clarity is an amazing thing imo. Eith it there is no need for a larger or louder center. I fully understand the pursuit of big bad axx centers, but to me it's a lot like fixing a golfers slice by lining up facing further left as opposed to addressing the slice itself.
  6. RoboKlipsch

    Can a mismatched new center Klipsch work?

    I've been there and anything larger than the little satellite will be a huge improvement imo
  7. RoboKlipsch

    peoples opions

    If you like your svs speakers buy the matching center so they sound identical. If you use your outboard amp for the fronts you use the amp for the speakers full range, there is no real benefit to splitting that signal. Keep it simple and focused don't look at other brands of you already have 6 of 7 svs speakers and like them If you have the space a 3rd tower as the center is the best option
  8. RoboKlipsch

    "NEW" C-Series Subs coming soon

    I am just a little disappointed I guess. Hopefully they have a couple big ones coming too. To keep in line with the others a 15 with 2 passives like the classic 15rsw seem a natural. Then they could up their game with a compact 18 that has 2 passives. I'll have a bit more patience and faith...18 isn't happening but I could see the 15 at least
  9. RoboKlipsch

    first real world pics of the new ref premier gear

    If frys distributes the rp line expect it to be 1/3 it's current cost.
  10. RoboKlipsch

    "NEW" C-Series Subs coming soon

    Google searches find info on most sites and preorder options. 8" and 10" with passive radiators for 1300 to 1600bucks. Dear Klipsch team -- you are great people with some wonderful history. I greatly enjoy this forum but have the distinct sense nobody at Klipsch knows what is said here in this forum or if they do, nobody cares. 1600 is a LOT of money for a sub. It buys about 95% of the subs available anywhere on the market many of which can perform to a level.....anyway -- Updating the old classic sub i.e. rt10d is nice and nostalgic but the cost imo is crazy I tell it like it is, usually, and cant say I see much improvement in the sub category which if i were klipsch i would want quite badly. There is an opportunity here to take svs and other popular models business away. There are sealed options from just svs with better dsp created extension and more spl by a mile in a similar box. Ported offers extension to 13hz at similar cost. Again...I'm a huge klipsch fan but am lost as to what exactly they are doing.
  11. RoboKlipsch

    Do Klipsch subs sound better ?

    danley and svs imo have no advantage both very good svs is a very good deal for most needs. fair price great service and high resale value danley has very affordable options for nice horns both can be surpassed easily with more money or diy we mostly do diy because of the value with skills and knowledge -- or knowing a builder -- we can replicate and surpass danley or svs for much less i.e. buy a pair of pb16 from svs for 5000 or build 2martysubs for 2000
  12. RoboKlipsch

    250f vs 260f for large room

    in your large living room surrounds up high is good my take is the surrounds could be bookshelf speakers or WDSTs (not really bipoles exactly but close enough). id look at rp250s or 240s for smaller, or rp150m. all would do great. on wall by the black recliner is a nice out of the way spot and matches well to where the door opens on the other side, basically flanking each black recliner
  13. RoboKlipsch

    first real world pics of the new ref premier gear

    MLO who is posting the pictures is a Klipsch distributor so you can trust whatever he says about it 👍
  14. RoboKlipsch

    Improve on current built in home theater listening setup

    An AT screen would be amazing, and allows for any speaker choices and positioning 👀👂🤘
  15. RoboKlipsch

    250f vs 260f for large room

    The difference in mains is one can play a few hz lower....and the sub will make that moot. The other benefit of the 260 is a tiny bit more midbass assuming you don't use audyssey or similar. The horn is slightly larger which in an untreated room is NOT necessarily better. Difference in subs is one plays lower. Something you cannot easily fix if you want lower later. Just my 2c but all the bass is controlled by the subs. I would not sacrifice sub capability to have a slightly larger woofer or horn. Subs and the room determine the systems potential. Mains are important...very important but size of mains is generally not. Once you are in the quality level of klipsch reference premiere the differences in mains is not big unless you run without subs. Now if having the smallest mains bothers you get the 260s. Or even the 280s. But they get bigger and bigger and the differences...larger woofer and horn...are not priorities in your situation -- reasonable non reference volume levels but very capable and a living room where huge speakers will look cool but maybe not be the wanted look.
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