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About M_Klipsch

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    Cooking, Car stuff, Audio, Film, Frisbee, Darts, Chicago Cubs, Dogs, Cats, & whatever else strikes my fancy at the moment.
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    Music Room: La Scalas - usually for 2.1 Stereo, Heresys for 5.1, all sharing a 15” DIY Sub.
    Control & power by Yamaha RX-A1070, and a Carver A400X Amp.
    Music Hall turntable plays the vinyl.
    Family Room: RP280Fs L/R, RC62ii C, RP502S Surr. Powered by
    Denon AVR-X2200W.

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  1. Just measured my RP280Fs to be sure. But 16 5/8” deep (not counting base, but with grill in place) 9 1/2” Wide (not including base)
  2. M_Klipsch

    Center channel list?

    I’ve seen some posts lately of folks finding great deals ($200 or less) on the older RC62ii. I’d consider one of those if you can find one, and if it will fit. I used mine with RB61ii fronts, and I’m currently using it with RP280Fs and it’s more than up to the task.
  3. I’ve mounted the RP502S, using their Keyhole mounts and Mollybolts rated for 60#. So far, two days in and they are still up. They probably need a safety backup just in case. I haven’t sorted a way to do that. Possibly use the threaded mount in some way?
  4. M_Klipsch

    SVS pb13 ultra reviews

    Until I got caught up in this thread. I had only heard the term “tuba subwoofer”. I knew nothing about them. It seems like a build I can pull off without a huge investment. I hadn’t considered anything thing beyond the wood, driver & amp. I do not have a DSP of any sort. Apologies to the OP, as my intention wasn’t to hijack the thread. Thanks for the input though. I suppose I should start another thread once I’m underway. I’ll look forward to advice from someone with more skill than myself. I’ll tag you once I get started. Maybe even before I start. would be a better idea.
  5. M_Klipsch

    SVS pb13 ultra reviews

    I just ordered plans for a couple of the tuba subs. I’m ready to be awed. If this works, maybe I’ll upgrade the AVR in the family room with the money I didn’t spend on a subwoofer.
  6. I’m using an RC-62ii with RP280Fs, in the family room. It sounds fantastic, at least to my non expert, aging ears. I was using the the RC-62 with RB-61IIs, it sounded great with those as well. For that price, I don’t see a downside.
  7. Following this, as I’ve just bought a pair of RP-502S, and I’ve been trying to decide how to mount them. They are scheduled to arrive Monday. I’ve used the “videosecu” mounts (the first link in the OP) to wall mount my RB 61IIs. They work well, and hold the speakers in place fairly well. Now I did commit the sacrilege of using a small screw in the bottom of the speakers to secure them to the mounts. It’s out of sight, and better than risking a smashed speaker, or an injured person. The 61s are heavy, at nearly eighteen pounds each, plus the mounts (maybe two or three pounds each?). The problem is finding a wall stud that’s in the right place. I just didn’t trust using wall anchors. I think they’d work well on the R-51Ms
  8. M_Klipsch

    HELP! Sub won’t work

    IIRC, when I first hooked a sub to my Yamaha AVR, I had a similar issue. Yes, I did set the sub to “on”. But it was like there was still no output to the sub. It corrected itself after I turned the AVR off then back on. Then it recognized that there was a sub connected. Give it a try, couldn’t hurt. Make sure the Sub has power, and plugged directly into the outlet, at least that’s what I’ve heard from people who know more than I.
  9. M_Klipsch

    Japanese Kitchen Knife

    I bought three Miyabi kitchen knives a few years back. I tried one and was an instant “true believer”. Buy a steel for maintenance, but you’ll need a couple of water stones when they need sharpened. I’m decent with a whetstone and can bring them close to their factory sharpness, but only “close”. I’m guessing there are folks you can send them to, who’ll bring them back to their factory razor edge.
  10. M_Klipsch

    Need mattress choice help

    We tried a tempur-pedic years ago. At the end of the trial period I kind of liked it. My wife HATED everything about it.
  11. M_Klipsch

    Need mattress choice help

    We bought a Sleep Number bed about four years ago. (M7 I think?) It was pricey, I’m talking La Scala II money (probably more like Cornwall III retail money). However it was some of the best money we’ve ever spent. Four years and we still love it. There is a store in Charleston and a couple in Columbus. I’d recommend you give them a try. They have lots of options.
  12. M_Klipsch

    Rocky Mtn Audio Fest La Scala AK5's

    No, you just need a separate room, a non public area where she doesn’t have to look at them. Worked for me. Actually if my LS-BRs looked like those new ones my wife might even allow them in a “public” area. Nah probably not.
  13. M_Klipsch

    Lava lamps WHAT is the current latest and greatest?

    Oh hell! I’ve been nerding out for the last hour or so. I’ve already been trying to sort out out who I know in England that can hook me up with one from the original company. Still in business! I am surprised that there are still serviceable original ones left. I’d have thought they’d be all faded and discolored after so many years. Very much appreciate the info. It’s always good to learn that there is more to a simple thing than one thought. Thank you.
  14. M_Klipsch

    Lava lamps WHAT is the current latest and greatest?

    @Tigerman you were certainly spot on about the “new” and the 20oz seems about right. The photo steered you wrong on the color. It’s a plain aluminum model. Good job on being a Lava Lamp expert. I now realize that my knowledge on them is limited. I’m off too educate myself. Feel free to steer me in the right direction.
  15. I’m thinking yes. My Denon is rated @95 watts/channel (2channel) and it fills our 13’X20’ room with serious volume. I’ve seen over 100db from my usual listening position (app 10’ away) with no distortion or issues. Good choice on the RP8000s I hear they’ve really upped the finish on the cabinets. I got a good deal and couldn’t pass up the older model.