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  1. @TasDom, I've been looking for the RB-61 I/II's and they're hard to find. I'm having to see if 2nd hand sites like Kijiji has anyone selling them. The newer stuff has the rear venting port and don't want my walls vibrating when I mount them, which is why I like your suggestion of the SB-61's. What's the effect/difference of having/not having height channels in a setup?
  2. Hi, Got a question and not sure if this has been brought up/mentioned before in the forum. I'm looking to add in Height Channel speakers to my 5.1 system to get Atmos sound out of my audio. I cannot install in ceiling speakers as it would just be too big a task to take on and installing wall mounted speakers for Front Height would make more sense in my setup. I've been looking at a few options and I'm just not a fan of the whole Atmos enabled speakers with ceiling bounce... easiest of the options, but I just don't think it will work. I want to know if Surround Speakers would work well to disperse sound in a wide angle direction instead of just forward direction would work well since surrounds are bi-polar speakers.... Or use bookshelf speaker would do. My only concern with bookshelf speakers have a venting port in the back, if it would cause vibrations/distortions when playing any tracks/movies. Surround speakers don't have a rear venting port and therefore wouldn't have the same issue that bookshelf speakers have for possible vibration of air being pushed out the rear. Looking for some guidance in this area. Also, if someone can give recommendations on best speakers of use for front height use. I have the following in my system: R82 - Front L/R RC52 - Centre RS42 - Surround SW110 - Sub Denon AVR-X3300W Much appreciated to any input here. Just looking for that Atmos experience. Thanks
  3. @RoboKlipsch That's exactly how I setup my sub/receiver. I guess the confusion is the manual says one Hz range, and the actual sub says something else. I like to do my calibration manually, I haven't had a chance to use Audessey yet, but eventually will. The cross over LFE Hz range is just being asked by the receiver so, I'm just trying to figure out what is the max setting the sub can take. I usually use 60Hz - 80Hz since I have RF-82, RC-52, RS-52. The RF-82s are rated as low as 33Hz, to which I just use full tower rather than small so all of the spectrum is used. I'll set the others as small and mark them as 60Hz since they're capable of it. Since my receiver is new (picked it up a few days ago) haven't really gone through a full calibration, just size and distance. So far, WOW! Way better than my old Yamaha RXV 675. Was just disapointed with that old receiver and couldn't find out why. Apparently, my system was under-powered. The Yamaha was rated for only 90W @ 8ohm front channel. The Denon is 105W. So much better power. If I were to really get what my speakers can have, I'd be looking at $2k - $3k for a receiver and I just don't have that kind funding lol. I'll just get an external amp if I feel that I need more power.
  4. @joopThe manual for the sub says to set the sub to bypass by turning it all the way to the cross over max setting, and set the cross over point on the receiver. That's how to setup the cross over point on the receiver... its how I've read how most sub/receivers work in setting up proper LFE. Your suggestion would be the opposite. My question is which specification is the correct, the manual which states the sub is capable of up to 120Hz or the back of the receiver that states 150HZ. Just want to make sure I'm setting things up properly.
  5. Hi there, Got a question on Sub cross-over settings. My receiver Denon AVR x3300w lets me assign the cross-over frequency for the sub. Now reading the spec sheet, the sub says its rated for 120Hz, however, when I look at the back of the sub it says 150Hz. My receiver can go from 40 - 250Hz. Want to know what is the SW-110 rated for, 120Hz as noted on the spec sheet or 150Hz as on the back of the panel. Thanks
  6. @wvu80, thanks for the info. I know voices through the sub are not good. I just experience dialogue and surround not being clear enough and I shouldn't have to have these levels raised too high. It could then cause other issues like watching programs on regular TV to all of a sudden spike with variable volumes because certain channels are high in dB level (I know that's a minor thing, but if equalization is right, then its not a problem). I think that somewhere the the crossover is impacting my settings somewhere. That's why I'm trying to tinker with the xover settings to find the right balance and play with front being set to Large for now as they wouldn't be impacted by the xover settings. Though 80Hz is good for all other speakers like center and surround, I then loose frequencies from 40Hz to 80Hz on the front by setting them to small. Correct me if I'm wrong, but would these be frequencies that the mids would cover?. I think a better receiver that does multi-xover set points would be best as I can fine tune each individual speaker, but that's just not feasible at the moment, maybe in the future. As for the sub not keeping up, I don't think that's an issue, the sub I have gives enough punch for my liking. I found that LFE + Front at 90Hz gives the best depth to the bass while keeping the highs there. I just played with these settings yesterday and saw that they worked well with music. Still need to run a DTS-MA movie to see how it sounds. I know 80Hz and setting ALL speakers to small is the sweat spot for 95% of systems out there and I've used it for so long, but its just a matter of fine tuning things. I'm just experimenting right now with the time I have. This is definitely a work of love just playing around with the right settings to get that awesome sound. I just needed the right blueprint so-to-speak to guide me in how to setup proper xover settings, because there's so much info out there to get confused with. To that, thanks @derrickdj1 thanks for the link, definitely going to save that for future reads, it was exactly what I was looking for and will look back to for future reads.
  7. Hi there, Not sure if this subject has been covered, but trying to go through 1000+ topics and nothing's coming up on search. I have the following for my setup: RF-82 (Front) - 33Hz - 23kHz +/- 3dB RC-52 (Centre) - 67Hz - 23kHz +/- 3dB RS-52 (Surround) - 62Hz - 23kHz +/- 3dB Klipsch SW110 sub. Yamaha RXV-675 for my receiver. I've been trying to figure out the right crossover frequency for my setup and I'm just a little lost/confused. The THX guide recommends 80Hz as the general setting if you have a receiver that allows you to only setup Large/Small speakers, however... from what I've been reading and if I understand it correctly, my fronts are rated for 40Hz, my Centre and Surround are rated for 80Hz (since I can't select 70, 80 is next). I've also read that a better choice is to set to set the front speakers as Large instead of Small and do LFE + Front but at 90HZ. This would ensure that all speakers are pushing out just the right frequencies and all the good stuff goes to the front and sub for clean sound. It looks like because of the wide gap of the front and all other speakers that a receiver that lets you configure the crossover individually would work best, but that's not an option now, so striking the right balance is what I can go for. YPAO is useless lol I like doing my configuration manually; measure the distance of speakers and configure levels with a SPL meter. I'm just trying to figure out what the RIGHT crossover frequency is for this setup so it kicks butt. Sounds are either too much bass and possibly overlap the other sounds (sub configured for bypass by turning the low-pass filter at max and controlling crossover on AVR) which is why I have a hard time making out dialogue and surround effects. I've kind of compensated for this by raising the level in the center channel on the receiver and doing the same for sides. When I turn up the crossover I get too little bass and know I'm missing out on what these speakers can do. I also can't tell the difference between regular DTS and DTS-MA... my receiver supports both so content is not the issue. Just looking for what Klipsch can say about this and others so I can gauge what others who have the same issue are doing. Maybe I'm needing more tinkering around...
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