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  1. They're the 5.5's. Technically KM6's.
  2. Just a note, they're probably not going to be real warm after 2 hours of play time. Gotta break those bad boys in first.
  3. I had a pair of KG4's that I stupidly sold (before I knew how great a vintage Klipsch speaker is) that I powered with a Rotel RA-985BX Integrated Amp. They sounded incredible. Now, 2 years later I found a pair of KG5.5's that I power with that same amp and those also sound amazing. I love the KG line from Klipsch, and prefer them when listening to 2 channel audio compared to my RP-280FAs. Glad you found a good fit.
  4. I have those same towers for my front LR channels, but don't have the Atmos capabilities in my receiver yet. Curious as to what you decided on for your AVR?
  5. I ended up picking up an RP450C. Seemed to be the most natural fit with the RP280FA's. Looking forward to it arriving on Friday.
  6. I have a Rotel RA-985BX that I enjoy. Maybe someone here can tell me whether or not the volume control on that integrated amp is bypassed if I remove jumpers on the rear, and send the front pre-amp line out's from my Pioneer Elite VSX-42 to the Rotel unit? I'd like to use the Rotel for my front mains, and 2 channel stereo when I want (it sounds better than the pioneer) but not sure if this config works or not. My goals is to control volume and inputs on the Pioneer unit, but have my Rotel Integrated amp be the power source for the Front L&R channels. Thoughts?
  7. So I recently upgraded my mains from an older pair of jbl e90s to the klipsch rp280fa in an effort to hopefully not need to replace them for many many years, and in doing so my center channel is just not going to cut it. The current center channel is just the same series jbl speaker as the front, and I'm having to adjust the levels so much to hear dialogue compared to what I get out of the mains. I'm running a 5.1 system now using the rp280fa mains, r15m bookshelves as surrounds, a ksw12 sub, on a pioneer elite vsx42. I plan to upgrade to an atmos and 4k level receiver soon, but haven't gotten there yet. Any suggestions on a good option for center channel that will mesh well with my mains? On another note, I have an older rotel ra985bx integrated amplifier, and would love to be able to use those two channels to my mains while using the pionneer elite to process the surround portion of movies. I also listen to lots of 2 channel music and like to A/B listen to the rp280s, and also listen to my older KG 5.5s. Is it possible to only use the rotel as an amp on the front 2 channels, and essentially bypass the volume control on the rotel unit and instead control everything from the pioneer. The rotel just puts out great clean power and is true to the power rating. Both sets of speakers sound much better when powered by the rotel. Thanks all for any help and suggestions! Mike
  8. I think it would have worked if my wife had some smaller sized cups, but I guess she was blessed that way and I cant get a seal around the cap. Like I said, great wife. Hahaha
  9. I tried that, my wifes breast pump, tape, and still no success. Those dust caps are really rigid.
  10. Definitely a good wife. The new ones came a little early too. The 5.5's are big, and the 280s are even bigger.
  11. Thanks John, been enjoying them a lot the last few days. Now if only Spotify would support lossless audio.
  12. Ah, forgot to mention that the previous owner also replaced the tweeters with the Bob Crites Titanium tweeters, so already had that mod!
  13. Hi All, thought I'd say hello since I recently just joined these forums. The help and opinions of many others from the past really helped me in a recent purchase decision of a pair of KG5.5 (Technically KM-6's), and sure do wish I found this community earlier. I had always known that Klipsch retained a good reputation in the business, but never actually listened to anything myself. 6 years or so ago, I came across a pair of KG-4's on craigslist that I purchased, and it changed my listening life for good. I stupidly sold those after I purchased a JBL home theater system, and immediately realized my mistake. In an attempt to hear the sound I loved again I bought some R-15 bookshelves, but they just weren't what I was used to, so the search for another older model began. Fast forward to last weekend, and I now have a pair of the KM-6's ready to put in my living room. They're overall in great shape, I'd call it 9/10. The main problem with them is one dented dust shield, but no matter, as I plan to keep the grills on in the living room anyway so my wife doesn't get mad at me for taking over the room with these big boys. My intention is to hook them up to my Rotel ra985bx, so hope they sound good on that amp. That's what I ran the KG-4's on, and it sounded excellent. At any rate, I'm excited to have some old school horns again. I'm also excited for Christmas, as my wife is getting me a pair of the RP-280FA's to start replacing that JBL system I found at a garage sale. Fun times!!
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