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  1. Hello fellow Klipsch fans. Recently there was a nasty power surge in my area and, unluckily, my receiver happened to be plugged straight into the outlet the day it happened. Since then, whenever a sound hits a certain pitch, there's this harsh crackly noise. I thought it may have been the content I was playing, but I've tested other disks/media and it persisted (so long as it was the right pitch or tone). Then I considered it was my receiver, so I tried an older one, but it wasn't that either. It looks like it's my speakers. I haven't tested (or noticed anything wrong with) the sides or rears yet. But my two fronts (RF 7II) and center (RC-64II) have the issue. It seems to be coming from the tweeter and I haven't noticed anything else wrong with the speakers but this. I recorded the problem and the wav should be listenable here. In the clip (there's a piece of paper being torn in the scene, ignore that) the harsh clipping/crackling noise is evident multiple times throughout. It's even more pronounced on my normal receiver (x6400h), maybe because it drives more power to the speakers. I love these speakers. They're the life of my entertainment. Is there anything I can do to fix them? Or any sort of troubleshooting I can do to determine if they are fixable? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. So, we got a new cat, (A home theater's mortal enemy I suppose) and he got his claw in the woofer, leaving a cut. I'm wondering if there's any way I can mitigate the damage? Or what the appropriate thing is to do here so it doesn't worsen over time? Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
  3. I have an Oppo 203 and Xbox One X. Personally, the Oppo 203 is far better than the Xbox One X. The 203 also supports Dolby Vision. However the display you use also makes a big difference, I have a 65" LG B7 and PQ is very important to me. However, I also think the difference between a good UHD vs a blu-ray is night and day where for some people it isn't. If you're using a projector, the 203 may not be worth it. The Oppo 203 is a fantastic dedicated UHD player for home theater enthusiasts. I'm getting a lot of use out of it and I'm just as satisfied as I was with my 103D. The Xbox One X is a fantastic console though, amazingly comparable to a gaming PC with a GTX 1080. LG OLED65B7P | AVR-X6300H | 7.1.4 - Klipsch RF 7II, RC-64II, RS-62II, RP 260f, 4x CDT-5800-CII, JTR Cap 1400 | OPPO 203 | XB1X | PS4 Pro | PC (i7-6700K, 1080)
  4. I'd like to thank all of you that helped me decide on a receiver in a previous thread, I think I'll be powering all this with a Denon AVRX6300H. Currently, I have a 5.2.2 setup that I'm looking to upgrade to a 7.2.4 system. (right now it's L/R Klipsch RF 7II, center RC-64II, surround RS-62II, atmos RP-140SA and 2x SVS SB2000 subs.) I LOVE the reference line, but I feel like using RF 7IIs as rears would be overkill and I considered using two more RS 62II but being bipoles I wasn't sure they'd make for great rears. Could I use my old RP-260F as rears or would it sound mismatched because they're RP and not RF? I feel moderately satisfied with the RP-140SA, I feel like adding two more could make a big difference but if I wasn't impressed by two RP-140SA... Maybe I should put in the effort of CDT-5800-C II or CDT-5650-C II? The square footage is roughly 17x20. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
  5. A seamless, surrounding soundscape is huge for my immersion. Hearing bullets whiz past me from my fronts to the rear can make the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. It's equally goosebumpy for well-mixed horror movies! I've been using the RP 240s in a 5.2.2 for a while, but I feel (after calibrations, of course) they're a little too subtle. I don't always feel the immersion jumping out at me and they leave me wanting more. What surround speakers have you found work the best for you? A pair of Klipsch's bipole speakers, bookshelves or maybe even towers? I've read some people's experiences viewed the positives of bipoles (dispersion, wide sound etc) as negatives. Others that full sized floor standing towers made for more believable surround sound. It's something that's up to both personal preference and room dimensions, but it still seems like a tricky thing to find a "perfect" solution for. I've since ordered a pair of Klipsch RS-62 II which will be arriving soon, I have high hopes for them! In the meantime I've considered trying my old RP 250fs as surrounds. My current setup is: rf 7II, rc 64II, rp 240s, rp 140sa, 2x sb 2000
  6. I'm thinking since my current receiver, as far as I can tell, sounds fine that I'll wait and see what deals I can spot on Black Friday. I'm considering a 9 channel receiver so I could expand in the future to a 7.2.2 setup, but I'm not sure if that would even be worth it in the size rooms I have available as dedicated HT rooms. (roughly 16x19') I'm considering if I'd notice 5.2.4 more. What receivers would you guys recommend? I'm hesitant to consider Onkyo again as I'm not really a fan of room EQ.
  7. Thanks for the replies, guys! My HT is in a pretty small, but sound controlled, room. It's around 16x19' and I don't hear any distortion at higher volumes although it doesn't take a whole lot of volume to fill the room entirely. @Youthman mentioning the more speakers you have the more lifeless they can sound, which gives me pause as I've never heard another receiver for comparison. Before getting the Reference II line, I never knew there could be such a difference from the RP! I wonder if a different receiver would have a similar effect. Although I saw that my receiver is 170 Watts per Channel, and the Denon AVRX6300H is 175 which doesn't seem like a huge difference for a beefy new model. I wonder if that slight increase in headroom would lend to overall cleaner sound. Outside of that, new Audyssey Processing and 7.2.2 is tempting but if sound quality would be largely the same I may wait until some of the newer receivers go down in price. After looking over some reviews due to the size of my room, I'm not sure if an amp would be needed unless there are benefits outside of louder sound. Definitely helps me to read all of your experiences! I've been pouring over the Klipsch forums for months now, it's a blast.
  8. Hi! I'm looking for some advice on receivers, I'll admit my HT audio knowledge is rudimentary.. (working on fixing that ) A while back I had bought the Onkyo TX-NR646 for its Atmos compatibility, this was when I had the smaller size of Klipsch RP speakers. I've since upgraded my setup to 5.2.2 - L/R Klipsch RF 7II, center RC-64II, surround RS-62II, atmos RP-140SA and 2x SVS SB2000 subs. I realize Klipsch speakers are considered conservative as far as power is concerned, but would I notice an improvement in audio quality if I upgraded my receiver? I was considering the Denon AVR-X4200W to this end as well as being able to step up to 7.2.2 I will admit, it's hard for me to imagine these speakers sounding better. When my SO and I first listened to them they took our breath away. It truly felt like there weren't speakers in the room, rather the MOVIE was happening in the room! We're now Klipsch fans for life. Any thoughts would be appreciated! Also, I mainly use the speaker setup for movies and games.
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