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    2.2 Music System: Mains: Klipsch RF-7II Cherry Subs: DIY Dayton Audio Reference HF 15" subs (X2) Powered by Pioneer Elite and Crown K1

    Makeshift Home Theater: RF-82II's, RC-7, RF-62II surrounds powered by Rotel amps and Outlaw Audio 976 processor fed by Dell computer running Linux and an Oppo player

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  1. Located in Sandwich, IL I'm about 10 minutes away and maybe could pick up if you wanted them before they are gone. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1509668962969589/?ref=browse_tab&referral_code=marketplace_top_picks&referral_story_type=top_picks
  2. Hello Forum Folks, Very good condition. All drivers are in perfect condition. Cabinets have typical ware for their age. Includes ball mount. Run at 8 ohms or select for 70v or 100v options for distributed sound. Audition at time of purchase to verify they work perfectly. These go for $482 EACH new and this price is the same at all of the top places like Sweatwater, Amazon, Crutchfield, etc. ($964 for the pair plus almost another $100 for taxes) I have several pairs if you are interested. These are very well balanced speakers. One set I am keeping for my garage system as they replaced my KG 3.5's as the KG 3.5's lost badly in the A/B comparison test I did! You are welcome to taste a couple of bourbons while auditioning if you like! More info here: https://www.jbl.com/installed-sound/C29AV-1-.html Located in Big Rock, IL 60511 I'm asking $350 per pair for members. Message me for pics as I refuse to jump through the pointless resizing of the picture hoops that this forum now demands of its members. Or you can check them out on my Facebook post...yes, I know I have them listed there for $400, but the $350 price still applies for members!https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/355193230874792 Specs: Frequency Range (-10 dB) 37 Hz –18 kHz Frequency Response (± 3 dB) 43 Hz – 15 kHz 100 Hr Power Capacity 300 Watts Continuous Program Power ; 150 Watts Continuous Pink Noise Maximum SPL @ 1m Short-Term = 118 dB; Long-Term = 112 dB Nominal Sensitivity 90 dB, 1W @ 1 m (3.3 ft) Nominal Coverage Angle 110° H x 85° V, rotatable Directivity Factor (Q) 6.7, averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz Directivity Index (DI) 8.3 dB, averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz Nominal Impedance 8 ohms (THRU setting) Minimum Impedance 6.3 ohms @ 230 Hz 3.3 ohms @ 4.1 kHz Crossover Type 3rd order High Pass, 2nd order Low Pass with impedance compensation, 2.5 kHz crossover frequency Transformer Taps 70V = 110W, 55W, 28W & 14W ; 100V = 110W, 55W, & 28W ; Thru Position for 8ohm load Low Frequency Transducer 200 mm (8 in) kevlar cone with pure butyl rubber surround, 50 mm (2 in) voicecoil on fiberglass former High Frequency Transducer 25 mm (1 in) compression driver, pure titanium diaphragm with patented JBL diamond surround
  3. I bought them used from Marketplace.... they are around 20 years old. I'm not saying you have to buy that model, but they were pretty decent subs for the money back then, and you can find them or similar ones today for around $100 each.
  4. Check Facebook marketplace for used subs. Make sure you audition them, don't meet in a parking lot and take their word that it works. Talk to them, listen to the sub. If you get a weird feeling from them, walk away.... they are probably trying to sell you something that doesn't work correctly. However, meeting at their home usually eliminates a lot of the shady stuff. I purchased 4 Velodyne subs over a span of about year and all 4 have no issues. They have been going strong with daily use. The most I paid for an individual sub is $100. If you're not in a hurry you'll find the right deal. This is the link to the Velodyne subs I purchased: https://www.crutchfield.com/S-U4ejwQnL8iX/p_2323750RB/Velodyne-DLS-3750R-Black.html
  5. Do yourself a favor and look at other brands. I really like Klipsch speakers, but their subs traditionally have been plagued with amplifier issues that other brands simply do not have in such great numbers. Have you thought about picking up used ones? You can get a much better sub at a lower price. Brands to explore: SVS, HSU, Monoprice, Velodyne, etc.
  6. These are rough, but you could add a little TLC and bring them back. (Illinois) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/405171122137395/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Aa2e9f621-49f4-449d-8f56-19d0cad25759
  7. This is on marketplace. Overpriced, but it says willing to negotiate in the listing. (Illinois) https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/333401803020937/?ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Aa2e9f621-49f4-449d-8f56-19d0cad25759
  8. I would suggest the following: 1) Try sanding them down as black speakers are simply ugly compared to nice wood. Either seal them if you like the natural wood as it is, or stain them with a finish you like and do a matte poly finish. If the sanding doesn't turn out well for you, go to option #2 2) Paint them. I've used simple Rust-oleum flat back with a roller. It gives a nice little textured finish. Then, seal with a matte poly. 3) Use a fun textured spray on them and do something different. I've used the stone spray paint on several refinish projects in the past with decent results.
  9. You can go down a never ending rabbit hole with trying different amps.... and with most good amps you shouldn't hear a huge difference. If an amplifier is doing it's job correctly, it shouldn't color the sound. However, some people appreciate certain signal modifications with their amps. My suggestions are trying room treatments if possible and then different speakers(Another never ending rabbit hole!)
  10. What the heck is up with not being able to upload any average size pictures??? I guess you can check them out on Facebook for actual decent sized pictures or send me a message.
  11. Hello all, I did yet another pair in this awesome finish! The much sought after Klipsch RF-5! Adult owned and listened to in a pet and smoke free environment. Used with subs, so no low end abuse either. Refinished in a one of a kind custom stain. Much better than the boring black! All drivers are in perfect condition with absolutely no blemishes. The speaker grills are in excellent condition with both badges. The cabinets are in excellent condition with no dings, scratches, water marks, etc. and both badges. Audition upon purchase to verify everything works perfectly. I'll be happy to answer any actual questions you have about these speakers. The last set sold on eBay in February for $600, and they didn't show pictures of the drivers, so I can only assume they had damage. I will be happy to email/text you high resolution pictures. Location: 60511 Big Rock, IL Price $575 for Members Price includes a bourbon tasting while you listen to them!
  12. I know it's hard to do a before/after not having a second set to compare them to, but do you notice any obvious changes in the sound after you did your updates so far?
  13. You can check out what I did to this set of KG4's with internal bracing and sanding/staining.
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