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  1. Well i may be able to get some decent condition used Rf7 III as well as RC 64 III s. I thinking getting a 2 channel amp for the RF7's and then use anthem MRX540 (100 wpc with 2 channels driven). Initially i was thinking of doing RP-600M's for L and R surround but now I really don't want to mount anything on the poles or on the wall in the basement (WAF) and just do in ceiling or in wall in a 5.1.4 or 5.2.4 setup.  What model of Klipsch in ceiling/in wall speakers do you recommend for high SPL:

    1) L and R rear surround (RP-640D or CDT-5800-C II) or something else

    2) L and R rear and front overhead.


    Again looking for big and more efficient.

  2. So we are finishing our basement and I want a decent HT setup. We do entertain a lot so wife wants a club like setup (dance party with around 30 guests who like loud music). Our basement is open and we want it to stay open as much as possible so want to avoid speakers on the floor (except the front LCR) and our budget for everything including screen, speakers, amp, sub is around 10K CAD (maybe a bit more). I can run power/speaker wires myself. Can you guys make recommendations on
    1) Speakers/sub with high enough SPL to produce club like sound as well as good HT sound.
    2) Speaker placement in the complicated open basement: 
    Attached is the floor plan of the basement. If you see the diagram the screen can go on the wall that is 17.4 ft  there is a wall on the right to put rear and side speakers (depending on 5.1 or 7.1)  There are 2 poles behind and one pole on the left that could be used. There is also the ceiling  but i would not want to rely on the ceiling speakers for SPL but rather for 3D sound if required.





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  3. Thanks for your reply. Its dimenions are 15" W x 19.5" H x 9" D The Klipsch is HEIGHT 36.10”  WIDTH 7.87” DEPTH 14.82”


    So the Klipsch is bigger. Will it still exceeed the SPL of the Klipsch?

    Do i need to buy anything else other than the speaker and the crossover (other than glue, paint etc.)


    Is HTM-12 a overkill? Right now both are out of stock

  4. 1 minute ago, Max2 said:

    It sounds like there is another variable not being addressed. Things should be getting ugly around 75-80% of the max volume on the Onk.  Don't know if you're running Audyssey, but if so, it likely has the channels cut down possibly in the 8-10db range or the source input has very low voltage.  That is if the volume control max's out at 99 or 100.

    Funnily i get no distortion or clipping whatsoever till 92... did not go beyond that and yes Audussey lowwered the channels to -10 and -12 DB.

    Not sure about the the point you are trying to make (its not you its me.. i am new to this) Sorry..

  5. Which packs do you recommend for a speaker with high sensitivity that will produce SPL much greater than the RP250 with the same power input?  I am guessing they have to be horn loaded. Something around 300$ per unit... (+=$100)

  6. Canot find them used. Is it possible to diy these? I did a bit of searching but couldnt find a lot of info. The speakerlab website is gone. Should i try diy this or the jubilee. I am in no rush. Not much of a carpenter but my buddy is very good with wood. Any comments?

  7. Is there anything that i can buy to improve the quality of the input?  The problematic inputs currently are my apple tv and a cheap android streaming box both connected using HDMI to the receiver

  8. Thanks for your awesome replies. It looks like upgrading the front mains would be a better option.  The LaScalas and Khorns are too big for the room. Couldn't find CF-4's on the local forum. Any other models you recommend (used is better, i paid $550 for the almost brand new RP-250's)?




    The intellivolume gain goes to 12 so it set it at 8, 3 seems low. Any comments?



    To clarify. Audussey set the gains on the front to -12 and the main LR to -10 i decreased it to -10 and -8.. its not even close to going in the plus territory.. I cannot remember what it set the sub to.. will go home and check.






  9. Hello Folks

    Reviving this topic. We are still not happpy with the loudness of the sound coming from the speakers (not quality but loudness. Quality is super awesome). 

    Some of my sources are weak so i cranked up the intellivolume on the amp. It helped a little but not much.

    I also limited the max volume to 92 to avoid speaker damage.

    I got a hsu vtf2 mk5 sub and set it up as per manual.

    I increased the gain for what audyssey had set by a couple of db. Aydyssey set it to like -12db or something. Again it helped but not much.


    Do you think something like this to connect the speakers will help:






    I am confused because i read that you need double power to inceease gain by 1db. 1db will hardly be noticeable right? 

    Also will this damage speaker?

    Another question is if i get this then how do you set the volume on the amp. I am guessing that volume needs to be set before running audussey.

  10. 1 hour ago, dtr20 said:

    Get a better source (CD, iPod, etc) for music and maybe think about getting an external amp to drive your mains. Your onkyo has preouts so you hook up an external amp for your mains. With a CD player hooked up and a quality amp, and only listening in stereo (just 2 speakers), I would highly doubt you could get the volume that high.

    U dont know my crazy friends....

    The main reason we turn it up is the levels on all youtube is different.. if it were good level 90 is good.



    Thats why i got klipsch. In my limited research i did not know of any brand that would get so loud... other than pa grade... which does not meet WAF


    I have a old jbl eon g2 that i use for outdoor backyard parties running at veey high volumes during summer.. it will give you some ideas on how high they like their music...

    We live in canada so the parties are all outdoor may to oct and indoor for the rest of the year..


  11. Thanks for all your replies...


    I had the volume and 95-97 a few times and there was no perceivable difference in clarity of the music

    its just that music on youtube can be crappy and people turn up the volume to be able to hear it...

    How do i know that the speaker is clipping and its distored?

    I have ordered a sub, should arrive Sunday... hope it will help

    I will setup the mic volume to 90 or 92 that way there is no damage...


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  12. Hello

    Home theater newbie here.

    I recently brought some Klipsch speakers: RP-250f, RP-240s and a RP44c
    I have it connected to a Onkyo TX-NR717.
    I was looking at their specs and it looks like the RP-250F can handle continuous power of 100W, 440c will handle 125W and the 240S will handle 75W

    The room where i have put these are 18X24X11 . So its fairly big. These were the only speakers in my price range.. cannot return them...

    I usually listen to moves at reference level.
    About 2 or 3 times a month we party and listen to music and it gets very very loud... so loud that the onkyo is at its max (well over reference) (95-99 on the absolute scale)

    Here are the specs of the amp
    All Channels 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven)
    Front L/R 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    Center 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    Surround L/R 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    Surround Back L/R 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    125 W + 125 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)

    As the output of the amp is higher than the rating of the speaker, do i risk damaging the speaker by craking it up so such loud level?

    If yes then is there a way to electronically limit the power going to the speakers? It will be hard to ask people to turn it down.

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