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  1. I vote for the active route. I think the Xilica is logical and intuitive to use. The layout just make sense. Getting the system to perform better than a passive version if willing to learn how to use REW is within reach for most people. I would like to highlight the fact that a lot of people in this hobby use a lot of time tweaking anyway. With a passive version your stuck with changing amps and cables which don't add a lot of difference. With a active version the difference can be from subtle to a different setup, it does not cost anything, it is reversible and you learn a lot of what really matters to improve the sound. I am using the K-402 with Radian 950BePB in a two way by the way.
  2. I called the Norwegian Klipsch distributor yesterday. There is no Norwegian or European pro cinema distributor. They had some personal interest in Pro Klipsch equipment so they will email Klipsch USA for a pricelist and cost of freight. I asked for prices for the 396 and the VBAT models. I will update this thread with info If I end up with one of the pro surrounds.
  3. Thanks Chris. You may have a point. In addition I have only one seating row. The KPT-396 looks good!
  4. Hi I've got tremendous help from this forum in the past, and now I have a new question I hope someone can help me with. The goal is matching surround side speakers for my two way KPT-535. The room is 14.5 feet wide and the nearest seat is 4.5 feet away from the side wall. The VBAT series seems quite interesting. KPT-8-VB and KPT-12-VB have 140° horizontal coverage, while the KPT-12-VBM have 115° +/- 25° horizontal coverage. What worries me is this, copied from the manual: "Tight 60° vertical dispersion married with high output woofers also creates a long throw with high output, ideal for today’s larger auditoriums." Will this long throw design work in a 14.5 feet wide home cinema? Does anyone have experience? Or should I go for the consumer Klipsch RP-502S or Klipsch KS-525 THX? Best, Ivan
  5. I am located in Norway. Before ShyHorn I had two Seaton Sound Submersive. Imported them myself around five years ago. When I decided to Upgrade from Submersive I wanted to be sure it was a real Upgrade so I went all the way
  6. The picture is lying. I tried a wide setting when taking the picture with my phone and the image is stretched. Look below for a more accurate image. The top horn is a Klipsch K-402. The base horn behind in the corners are a ShyHorn, made by user TheShy in a Norwegian forum, with a 24" Precision Devices PD.2450.
  7. I'm happy to say that the NAD C268 is possible to get quiet using the adjustable gain knob. Set all the way down I have to put my head inside K-402 to hear hissing sound. When set to fixed gain (25db) there is hissing sound that can be heared in the listening position. Finally I can enjoy silent moments in music and movies Thanks again for all the help.
  8. I am using XLRs from the Xilica to the ATI. Muting some or all of the inputs and outputs did not make any difference in the noise. The NAD C268 is based on Hypex UcD which is known to be quiet. It has XLRs and adjustable gain. I hope these factors will finally get me a quiet setup. Thanks for your help babadono.
  9. I bought a NAD C268 used. Will receive it after Easter. I realise there is other things I could try but I have a plan with the two spare amp channels. I will come back with a update on how the NAD C268 works regarding noise paired with active K-402.
  10. I use a Heresy III as a center speaker. Previously the Heresy III was wired straight from the receiver with only a quiet hiss sound. I rearranged the cables tonight to make sure the hiss is not coming from bad wiring, and at the same time I connected the Heresy III via the Xilica XP4080. This made no difference in the hiss sound from the Heresy. In other words did not Xilica add noise. I guess the about 10db higher sensitivity from the K-402 is a major factor when it comes to unwanted noise through the speaker.
  11. Thanks for your input. I am afraid that sending the ATI for a check at a workshop for this issue will be a waste of time and money. "It's within spec"...
  12. Are you using your ATI amp with high sensitive speakers?
  13. I'm afraid I did not try. Let me try to understand. Short pins 2 and 3 of the input XLR. Does that mean the XLR going into the amp? How do I short it?
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