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  1. I am in Eastern NC. Zip code 27504. Would you want to sell it? What would you give it to me for? That thing looks like it would be awesome for my setup.
  2. I think youre right. I found a like-new Denon AVR-X3400H I think I will go with it. It should give me plenty of power without having to worry about it.
  3. I get you. I mean the RP-600s go down to 45hz. But the sub guy was saying you don't want to push them that low. Thats a good deal on that denon. Is it really just going to be 5 more watts? Or is that receiver going to be noticeably better? I am open to recommendations. I had also looked at the Yamaha TSR-700 which is advertised 100 wpc. But people said the better build of the denon would actually sound better even though only 75 wpc advertised. Should I try to get that x1600? Or the yamaha maybe?
  4. Yamaha S-501. I think you are referring to the bass tone control knob which raises or lowers the 'low frequencies'(doesn't specify what hz range) +/- 10db. However, the bass management I am referring to is being able to set your mains to 'small' or set a crossover point where the mains can only play the mids/highs hz and the sub can handle all the lows. Doesn't make sense to me why an integrated amp would have a sub out so they know you might plug in a sub, yet they still send, in my case the RP-600s, full range frequencies. I listen to alot of EDM, dubstep, bass heavy music so I don't wan't to be sending the 600s tons of sub-bass notes 20-60hz at loud volumes. Causes amp to work way harder and it can also cause damage from over-excurting the driver. Although I loved the Yamaha, at the end of the day the tech rep at HSU where I got my sub really convinced me it was worth it to send it back and get a slight lesser receiver that would have all the features for EQ and bass management. It will also be nice to be able to fix the mid-range dip that is described in this review. https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/klipsch-rp-600m-speaker-review.12138/ I just hope it doesn't get here and is terrible compared to the Yamaha. I just want to run loud and clean without having to turn the knob a ton. I like the feeling of having alot of headroom in the amp. With the Yamaha S-501 I was only turning the knob 10-15%. At the end of the day though my amp budget was $600 max after tax. So my options were limited. Could either get a really good integrated amp, or a mediocre/good AV receiver. I also really really like the Marantz integrated amp line around 600. Looks very clean and exactly my style. But once again, no bass management. Must be easier said than done to integrate that feature into those models. So pretty much everyone who uses those, minus having an additional measure to block low hz to mains, are over-working their speakers, introducing un-needed distortion, and potentially damaging them if they listen to bass music at loud volumes. I think if your music choice didn't have a ton of bass, you would be fine with those options.
  5. Oh yeah I definitely will say the yamaha was awesome. I really wish these nice integrated amps had bass management especially if it has the sub-out. I will try to get those settings hooked up and I think it should be good. If I was connecting 7 channels I might be more worried but hopefully the 3 will run nice. Thanks as always Bill.
  6. We shall see. Definitely not expecting it to be better. I really needed the bass management so hopefully thatll be worth it with the sub getting here. If its 75% as good as the yamaha ill be happy. And hopefully the 15" sub will provide the punch where the amp doesn't have those nice peaks.
  7. Man I hope you are somewhat wrong on #2. Plenty of people said it will handle those 3 Klipsch no problem. Gonna be pretty dissapointed if it gets here and doesn't do a good job. I just sent back the Yamaha S-501 and it powered them really well with only 85 wpc.
  8. In order to get bass management, I sent back the awesome integrated amp Yamaha S-501 and have a Denon AVR-S750H on the way. It has great reviews, but only advertises 75 wpc 2 channels driven. I have a 3.1 setup with RP-600Ms(100/400) and RP-450C center(150/600). I have a few questions : 1. Is the receiver 'smart' enough to send all of its power capabilities to the 3 channels? No bi-amping on the center channel. 2. Is the advertised 75 watts going to be enough? Subjective question but 'enough' in my eyes means being able to turn it up pretty loud, low or no distortion, and ideally still having alot of headroom. It will be worrysome if my desired volume is like 75% of the knob. On the 501 rated at 85 wpc, the RP-600s were super loud at 20% of the knob turned. 3. From the way I understand it doubling power means +3db pretty much. So even if I spent the money and got a 150wpc amp, I would only gain 3db? There is the argument that higher power amps play better at lower volumes, but being on somewhat of a budget I had to go with the Denon mentioned. 4. Is it worth it to bi-amp the 600s with the 4th and 5th channel on the receiver? Thanks for the help as always! Note: These are the Kanto stands, really happy with em!
  9. Okay so update I got back home and plugged the record player into my 600s. I am hearing the same really tweeters and the distortion. So that is being introduced by the record player. I am going to take my grounding plates tomorrow and test out the 280FAs again with proper Klipsch grounding plates and a digital source to take record player out of equation. Unfortunately the serial number checker is down on the klipsch site so no way to tell when they were bought. I will update tomorrow.
  10. Hey Bill! Thank you for helping me. So I went and demo'd these RP-280F(actually ended up being RP-280FAs).. At first we realized the jumpers were missing so I made some makeshift ones connecting the blacks to blacks and reds to reds on each speaker. Also I was using a record player as the input so it may have caused some distortion. However I got to say something sounded way off. It was like the tweeter was damaged? Or maybe the cables were messed up? Not only did the sound not sound as clear as my bookshelfs, but the tweeters were making trumpets and voices sound very squeaky and like the voices had inhaled some helium if that makes sense. Definitely did not sound right. The woofers sounded alot more normal. So with that being said it could be the record player, or it could be my makeshift jumpers, but does anything ring a bell for why they didn't sound as clear and why the tweeters were making the highs sound like that? I talked him down to 500 for the 280-fa pair and the rp-450C center. Awesome deal and they look cosmetically perfect. Hoping its something in the setup thats causing the issue.
  11. Yeah that’s an awesome deal honestly! I’ll check on shipping I could probably do 300 shipped. Have the original box and still 3.5 years warranty.
  12. I will have to check options and let you know. I will avoid USPS and see what FedEx/UPS would cost. I’m guessing 50-100. What’s your cap on shipping?
  13. I have the Klipsch RP-450C Center channel speaker for sale. It is in perfect condition and still has the original box. Nothing wrong with it whatsoever. -Raleigh, NC -$250 price is firm. -Let me know if you want it. Thanks.
  14. If I have the option of spending a little money and trading my 600s for a pair of RP-280Fs, is that going to be a huge upgrade thats worth it? I do have a sub on the way, so my low end will be greatly covered(15" sub). Is it still worth it to upgrade to the towers? Is there anyone here who would say the 600s + 15" sub is actually better? I do not want to spend money to downgrade. For what its worth, I do like the look of the 600s on nice stands. Simple and elegant. But if yall say the RP-280 will sound WAY better, I may do the upgrade. One last question, Klipsch site says underpowering can damage them. I have a Yamaha S-501 85 watts per channel. Is that plenty of power? Will it underpower the towers at all? They are 150(CONT) and 600(Peak).
  15. Hey I had a question hopefully you might know. My receiver has a 'bass control' knob that the manual says it can 'increase or decrease the low frequency response. Control range : -10db to +10 db.' When I adjust this knob I hear the bass go down quite a bit. The Klipsch advisor said maybe I could turn down this knob, then overcompensate by turning up the sub gain. Would this work well? From what I can tell the 600s would still be getting full range, but the low frequencies(I am not sure up to what hz range) would be lower volume to the mains, which theoretically could help mitigate the potential damage/distortion..what do you think? I think thats the best bass management I would get without sending back. I called today and would have to pay a $60 restock fee since I threw away the box.
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