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  1. Hi Everyone. Thanks for all the help. Sorry it took so long to get back to let you know the results. Self-employed so lots of hours. Anyway, sadly it's something with my B&K receiver. :-( Not sure it's worth fixing so may just look for a different unit. Thanks again!
  2. Thanks everyone for all the input! I'm going to try the suggestions this week and see what happens. Will let you know what happens....and if I need to get that gas can. LOL
  3. Thanks Bill. The bad news is we have one of those "open floorplan" houses. As an aside, they look nice but if we ever buy another house I'll try to avoid that again. Can't hear myself think if anything is happening in the kitchen. Anyway, the speakers are about 1.5 ft from a wall and about 8 foot apart, slightly toe'd in. The room has carpet. The listening position is also along a wall of sorts. It's one of those that goes 3/4 of the way to the ceiling. Other than that, it's a pretty typical room. Couple pieces of furniture and occasional roaming dog. :-) Using the higher end Monster speaker cable and Nachamichi connectors.
  4. Love the gasoline input. :-)
  5. Ahhhhh....will look at that too.
  6. Thanks. I did check the speaker settings on the receiver and at least it thinks I have the settings to large speakers. I'm in Grand Rapids, MI
  7. Thanks. I'll see if I can dig one up and give that a try. Can't do any worse. LOL. I did verify connections and so forth. My hair hurts on this one.
  8. Hello All. Searched the forums but couldn't quite find what I was looking for so hopefully someone out there can point me in a good starting direction. Before getting into the details of the problem, I'm running a B&K AVR507 receiver with nothing in between. No EQ, DSP, nothing. It's a HT receiver, but I have it set up for 2 channel stereo music and no sub output turned on. I originally had RF-7s connected to the receiver and sold them a few years back. It was a financial thing and honestly, the RF-7s were so harsh they would actually give me a headache if I listened for more than 30 mins. I replaced them with a pair of Polk Rti8s. The Polks were kind of, well, average at most things. Sounded ok but muddy at times and took a lot of amp power to get the volume up. I also had to dial down the bass setting or the Polks were complete mud. Soooo, just replaced the Polks with some Klipsch Fortes which I expected to sound an awful lot like the Heresy speakers I bought way back in the day except with more bass. What I have is, well, I have no clue. As expected, it doesn't take much power to get volume, but I have the receiver bass setting maxed out and I still don't get much of any bass from the Fortes (not thinking of bass in terms of giant subs used for hip-hop/rap...just like a bass drum sounding like one). Guitar and brass sounds pretty decent, but nothing else. It's really ugly when playing rock. I'm also getting a ton of the dreaded snake hisses on lyrics starting with an "S." Crossover and tweat upgrades aside (because I'm not sure it would directly affect these issues?) I just don't get it. The radiators are in tact and woofers seem to be woofing, but the speakers sound terrible. My Fortes sound worse than stuff I've heard on the shelf at Costco. I mean really, really bad. Any ideas? Thoughts? Holy water? 5 gallons of gas and a match? Thanks.
  9. Hello. New to the forum. Looked around a bit but didn't see exactly what I was looking for so new post. I'm a music guy and listen mostly to rock. Trying to decide between a pair of used Heresy I/IIs or for about the same money a set of new RF-82s. I'm running a B&K AVR507 receiver. Yes, I know its a HT receiver but at the time I bought it thats what I was doing. I just keep it because these days I can't afford to replace it with something that would be as nice. I just run it in stereo mode. On one hand I might think a 3 way would be better for music, but what do I know? :-) Anyway, any feedback on which speakers might be best for what I would use them for is appreciated.
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