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  1. Check for used gear. I know I just saw a 5 channel Emotiva UPA-5 for well under $400. I know it's more channels, (125w x 5) but perhaps it will allow for future expansion.
  2. I saw this and thought to pass it along. Seems like they are in great condition, but also asking top dollar for them. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ele/d/chicago-klipsch-cornwall-iis/7332172439.html
  3. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/ele/d/glenview-pair-klipsch-kg2-oiled-walnut/7335495083.html
  4. This seems to be in the same general area, but closer to Chicago. A little less $$ https://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/ele/d/sugar-grove-klipsch-kg-35/7283510097.html
  5. I agree. He might be better selling each item individually. A lot of people like to do their own pairing of components.
  6. I had a pair of KLF20's that I parted with last year. When I purchased them sight unseen shipped from Florida, they had 2 bad woofers with voice coil rub. Ugh! That was annoying! Seeing as there were no OEM replacements to be found at the time, I decided to try the 10" Ciare HW251N drivers after hearing good things about the Ciare HW321 people used in their KLF 30's. Well, they were decent. I wasn't floored and didn't notice any substantial improvement. A little more money than I wanted to be investing in the set.(mid $500 range shipped to my shop.) However, I had some Dayton DSA270-8's in the shop waiting on another project, and I decided to drop them in to see what they would sound like. Couldn't hurt right? Needless to say, the Ciare's went up for sale on eBay the next day. Not only did the Daytons sound tighter, but they looked less like an aftermarket driver slapped in the cabinet as well. (They were in the low $300 range shipped when I purchased them) I know a lot of people one here use Dayton electronic components and the ultimax line of subwoofers, but I would recommend looking at the DSA270-8's as an option for the KLF 20.
  7. To find a good starting point, go to ebay, find your speakers and then click on "sold items" or "completed item" in the menu options on the left side of the screen to see what they sold for recently. This should get you in the ballpark on common speakers like this. Ultimately, they are worth whatever someone is willing pay for them. This can fluctuate based on the economy, etc. You can ask top dollar, and you may eventually get it, however the downside to this is that you might be sitting on them for a while.
  8. That's why I like these...they have 2 set screws. You just have to have a small enough screwdriver to fit the opening so you can tighten them all the way down. I have had these for years and never had an issue with one loosening up.... even on the set I use to test speakers... they are constantly plugged and un-plugged.
  9. I know I'm late to the game, but for a dedicated home theater I say spend the money on a decent center and decent subs! If you are going to use it as a music system as well, then you need respectable left and right mains as well, but not necessarily huge ones as you will still have the subs filling in the low end. I don't recommend skimping on the surrounds, but no need to use massive tower speakers as some people swear by! (Unless you have a gigantic room!)
  10. I love the look of the old vintage receivers, with their switches, meters, etc. I wish a company would do a cool "retro" version with quality top notch components, so you can get the retro look with all of the features of a top notch receiver....and while were at it, I wish that it wouldn't cost several mortgage payments either!
  11. I have not heard the 10's, but I would guess that they would be very similar in sound quality as the 12's... just dialed back a bit. I did have the opportunity to hear a home theater that had two of the r-12sw's.... and for home theater they were okay. Unless you did a back to back comparison with a better sub, I could see where a lot of people would be okay with it. But for music I was not impressed. It seemed to lack definition and clean punch.
  12. You have to be careful with reviews. They are a good place to start, however, a lot of them can be bought and paid for. And consider the audience that is buying this sub.... due to the price-point, it's most likely a first time purchase upgrading a soundbar, or adding a sub to average quality main speakers....and of course it's going to sound significantly better than what they had. And, for the price, I'm sure it's a good value. Hopefully klipsch addressed their amplifier issues.... they are notorious for being problematic.
  13. The Ciare woofers have been on backorder for a while. So, I used these Beyma drivers and was very impressed. They are also less expensive. Beyma 12BR70
  14. https://www.simplyspeakers.com/Klipsch_bymfg_16-0-1.html https://reconingspeakers.com/brand/klipsch/
  15. Here is what I use... 16 gauge speaker wire with cabledirekt terminators (from amazon) KabelDirekt – Banana Plug – 11-16 AWG, Connector (10 Pair), 24K Gold-Plated, Screwable, Suitable for Flexible Connection of the Cable to Hi-Fi Boxes, Amplifiers, AV Receivers and Sound Systems
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