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  1. I've been browsing this site quite a bit lately but need some specific advice/opinion on a center channel set up. I am helping my dad look into some upgrades/additions to the home theater system. He currently has the original La Scala's that are in perfect condition and sound great. Last year He got a new receiver, a Yamaha Aventage RX-A1060 to power the system. He has an old, middle of the road Kenwood 5.1 system (not sure of model) sitting around collecting dust so we took the center channel from this and hooked it up to his current system. It does the job and is better than not having a center channel at all, but as you can imagine, doesn't even begin to keep up with the La Scala's. To give you an idea of what it's being used for, this is setup is used 50% to watch sports, mainly football, about 30% to watch movies and about 20% to listen to music. I'm anticipating that more music will be played on this in the near future though. In the future, this system may or may not be expanded upon further. He may be adding rear reference speakers and a sub to go full 5.1, but right now we both feel that a pair of La Scala's along with a solid center channel will be more than sufficient for its current use. I understand that if money was not in the equation, we should be looking at some of the nicest center channel's that Klipsch offers to pair with the La Scala's. Unfortunately that's not in the plan/budget. We are looking at the RC-62 II center channel and the RP-250C. They are both on sale right now and are very similar in price. By looking at these two speakers, I understand that the system won't be hitting its full potential, but I think it will be a good compromise between upgrading from the old Kenwood and breaking the bank with a higher end model. The question is, Is there a substantial difference between the two? Is the RC-62 clearly better and a no-brainer in this situation, or will the difference be negligible? The reason this is even an issue is that the TV is in a built in entertainment center that isn't going anywhere, and within that the tv is on an oak riser to get it to eye level. The RC-62 is just a little bit too big to fit under this riser, while the RP250 will fit just fine. The price in this instance isn't a big deal, they're both in the same price range, but I see that the RC-62 is a good amount more expensive at regular price. If we went with the RC-62, the options are to put it on top of the entertainment center, (which is roughly 5' high so I'm not sure if the angle would make a difference when we're sitting just 10' in front of the tv on a couch), or we could actually use the RC-62 itself as a tv riser instead of trying to fit it under the oak riser we currently have (The question within a question, Is it ok to place the tv directly onto one of these center channel's and use it as a riser? Wasn't sure if you get vibration up into the TV or mess with the speaker at all if this was done.). Neither one is a deal breaker, but the RP-250C will fit in the current set up with any problems, so that is a major perk. Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to make sure there is a full understanding of the setup and what it's being used for, the fitment issues are kind of unique and are the basis for this whole issue.
  2. I have a Klipsch RC-7 center channel speaker for sale in Central Florida (Melbourne). It is in good functional shape. I am the only owner. One of the woofers has a small line on it but does not affect the sound quality. I noticed several people have woofers this way. The grill has one broken peg. The Klipsch logo on the grill fell off and I lost it. Otherwise, works and sounds great. I had them together with my RF-5 fronts. Always played them responsibly. I sold my RF-5s but the buyer did not want the center. I would like to get $300 firm for it. I noticed people are paying more for them online. I will be driving on I-95 next week (22nd or 23rd) towards Raleigh. So, if someone along I-95 wants to buy it between Melbourne, Florida and Raleigh - send me a note. if you are in the Orlando area - let me know. I can even bring it to you.
  3. Is there a current Klipsche center channel speaker that's made in USA? Want to pair with forte 1 s
  4. Hello all, I am about to come into possession of a restored Scott 299C, which will drive my Heresy II speakers. I also have a Sub 12 subwoofer, which I will drive from the derived center channel output on the amp. The center channel output is independently adjustable on the 299C. For anyone out there with a similar set up, what's yoru routine for adjusting the output level to the subwoofer? Do you leave it at a certain level? Do you adjust it according to the regular volume level? Any insights appreciated.
  5. Hi, I would like to know if Klipsch is planning to release in the short/mid term a Reference Premiere 240 center speaker (this would be 2 4" cerametallic woofers and a 1" titanium tweeter). I have a new pair of RP-260f, and I would buy a 440c (or even a 250c) if I had enough space, so I was wondering if you were considering to release a center speaker with 4" drivers. Thanks and Best Regards
  6. Hey all - wife and I are moving and need to sell our media cabinet. Looking for $600 firm. Salamander Designs - Chameleon Collection - Barcelona 339 Media Cabinet http://www.salamanderdesigns.com/products/details/a7f0e5f7-10f7-d02c-b43f-5125e2846a12 Originally $2699 - ~2 years old; Original Owner; Purchased from Magnolia AV via Best Buy - Excellent Condition - Light cherry wood (beautiful) / black glass Dimensions: 65 3/4" W x 34 1/2" H x 22" D Local Pickup only! NOTE - If you're interested in our ~4 month old 75" Sony 940D (XBR75X940D - pictured) - make us an offer and we'll do a package deal! Adding more pictures to show the space for the center channel (huge open space) and available storage. - All shelves are fully adjustable - Many accessories are available from Salamander (drawers, trays, cooling fans, integrated power strips, rack unit, etc.) - I am including 2 extra MDF shelves ***Everything is in excellent/like new condition; We are the original owners of everything; We should have receipts from MagnoliaAV for everything
  7. Klf-c7 in great shape some minor scratches on top and I have no grill. Just getting rid of some items just sitting around. I can be contacted at 1-219-299-1059 and I live in Hobart,IN 30 miles from chicago
  8. For Sale Klipsch legend Series KLF-C7 Black Center Channel, Like Brand New, Asking $300.00, If interested please email me at ssieng2001@yahoo.com for pictures and more information, or call me at 586-255-8962, Rochester Hill, MI area. Will ship at actual cost or local pick up.
  9. I am building a new home theater and in the process of purchasing all of the necessary speakers and other associated hardware. I already have two R-28F towers for my main front speakers, and I have two R-14S surround speakers. My subwoofer is the R-10SW although I do have a second Martin Logan 10" sub I could use if I find it necessary. The room is wired for 5.1 so for the time being I am starting there but I may pull some new wires to upgrade to a 7.1/7.2 setup in the future. The receiver I have is an older Onkyo TX-SR507 which I fully acknowledge is underpowered but I will be replacing that soon and it will be moved into a secondary location (separate topic down the road). The room is currently setup with a 46" LCD but a projector will be coming soon (deciding which to buy). Screen size will be approximately 120" and the room size is 31'D x 20'W however primary viewing/listening position is approximately 15' from the front wall with the surround locations being approximately 19' from the front wall. The remaining space behind is used for a gaming area so it doesn't really factor into the proper "listening area". I mention dimensions so it is clear this is a larger space which helped explain why I opted to go for larger tower speakers as opposed to small wall mounted or in-wall options. The current issue I have is that I need a proper center channel to finish out the system. My two top options right now are the R-25C or the RP-440C. Because this room will primarily be used for watching television and movies as well as some gaming with perhaps less than 5% of the time devoted to music, I know I need to invest in a good center. From what I can find, the R-25C is the matching center for my towers and has dual 5.25" woofers. It is rated at 100W. The RP-440C on the other hand has four 4"woofers and can handle 150W, so it seems as if this would be capable of delivering a larger more robust sound. There is also the RP-450C which is the version with four 5.25" woofers which in theory is capable of even more although I suspect that may be a bit overkill for my needs. Does anyone have experience with these centers to know what would be ideal? Obviously the R-25C is less expensive which would be appreciated however if I am really doing a disservice to myself by not stepping up to the RP-440C or even the RP-450C then I'm open to suggestions. I hear a lot about "timbre matching" which suggests I should probably stick with the smaller R-25C but (with no disrespect to anyone here) a lot of what i have read elsewhere makes me think people just toss out phrases like "timbre matching" without bothering to actually listen to the speakers or they simply repeat what they heard elsewhere and consider it fact. I assume any good receiver is capable of balancing speakers to the point the typical listener would be more than satisfied, so I just want to ensure I have enough speaker to fill the room and ensure I'm drawn into the movie/game rather than being distracted by substandard audio. Any and all opinions welcome. TL;DR option - Need help picking a center. Top picks are R-25C and RP-440C. Already have R-28F towers, R-14S surrounds, and R-10SW sub.
  10. Have a black KLF-C7 center channel speaker for sale. In very good condition: speakers perfect; I see no imperfection/flaw in the grille, and the cabinet is at least an 8.5/10. So, a superb addition to a mid-sized to larger HT venue. Remarkable specs (but Klipsch ophiles already know that): FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 75Hz-20kHz(+-)3dB SENSITIVITY: 99dB @ 1watt/1meter POWER HANDLING: 150 watts maximum continuous (600 watts peak) NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms TWEETER: K-90-KV 1" (2.54cm) Polymer diaphragm compression driver HIGH FREQUENCY HORN: 90(o)x60(o) Tractrix® Horn WOOFER: Two K-1062-KV 8" (20.32cm) Poly Carbon Graphite cones ENCLOSURE MATERIAL: Medium density fiberboard construction (MDF) ENCLOSURE TYPE: Sealed DIMENSIONS: 11" (27.94cm) x 27.19" (69cm) x 9.125" (23.18cm) WEIGHT: 38 lbs. (17.25kg) FINISHES: Light Oak, Medium Oak, Mahogany, Black Satin BUILT FROM: 1997 BUILT UNTIL: 2001 Below are photos of the front w/ grille, the woofers and horn w/out the grille, and a view of the top, showing its excellent condition. Price is $280.00. Willing to ship, if buyer pays the cost for doing so. Please PM with your interest. Thanks, and enjoy! Jim
  11. Hello, I recently purchased the Reference home theater system. R15M, R26F, R10SW but I did not purchase the R25C because that speaker will not fit in the front of my TV Cabinet. I have a 65" curved Samsung TV sitting on the stand and the bezel sits about 2" or so off of the stand. If I put the R25C in front of my TV it will block some of my viewing area. My TV cabinet has 3 sections all at 18.125" wide. I prefer not to mount the center speaker on the wall behind the TV because that would look very odd and I don't want to put the center speaker on the floor. Is there a comparable speaker in anyone's mind that I could get that would sound ok to match this setup? There are a few older Reference speakers that would work but I would have to find something used. Is the G-16 my only bet? I'd hat to get another brand because it sounds like the non timbre matching wouldn't be good. Please help! Thanks
  12. Folks, I am going to try again. I have a black Academy for sale in very good condition. Corners are sharp, bottom paint is dull and has a drag mark but nothing breaking through the paint. Screen is excellent and original, no snags or frayed corners. The logo color is fading a bit on the right side (see pics). Drivers excellent; I have not had this thing in system since I have had it, dreams of a 5.1 Cornwall HT didn't materialize. Asking $300.00 in Knoxville, TN.
  13. I have just purchased a RC-7 Center Channel and I am looking for some advice. I presently have a Academy Center Channel and I'm running it with a pair of La Scalas and 2 pairs of Forte II's in my system. I listen 80% music and 20% Home Theatre. Would I be better off using the RC-7 as an upgrade at center and if so, how would I adjust the timbre to match the sound of the other speakers? (I have a Denon AVR-3805 Receiver.) Thanks for taking the time to respond and your advice and input
  14. Hi all! After a couple of months searching for an entry level 5.1 HT setup I am happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of a Klipsch Reference II system. Really happy to have joined the club! For full disclosure, I have been listening to music, watching TV/movies and playing games using a (rather crappy) HTIB purchased 8 years ago. The centre channel was no longer working so I thought it would be about time to upgrade. I don't know why it took me so long but since I'm new here I hope that you won't hold that against me for now. What I do know is that I can't wait to get my new kit: Pair of RF-52 II as fronts RC-52 II for the centre channel Pair of RB-41 II at the back, sitting on Atacama Moseco 7 stands A single SVS SB-1000 as the subwoofer All of the above powered by a Sony STR-DN1050, which I can get with a 40% discount Over the coming months I'm considering to add the following: Second SVS SB-1000 sub Pair of R-14S surrounds (Still "maybes": Atacama's Evoque Eco 60-40 or Milan Reference 10 rack from Custom Design) I think that what I have already purchased will be sufficient for the time being. Going forward, I might want to run a 7.2 setup in the living room or, perhaps more likely, put the surrounds there and move the RB-41 II speakers to my study (Zone 2) as a 2.0 set up for music. I'll see how that goes and, if I may, keep you all updated. Just in case this helps, the system in the living room will be used for: Music (20%): Spotify/AirPlay streaming and very occasionally CD Games (30%): PS4, PS3 Video (50%): Series and movies using Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HD cable service, DVD and Blu-Ray. One or two football (soccer) games per week. The two questions I have are pretty basic but I'd greatly appreciate your advise: Question 1: Should I keep the RC-52 II centre speaker or should I really have it swapped for the RC-62 II instead? Reading through the forum I seem to have picked up that the RC-42 II and the RC-52 II are relatively similar but the RC-62 II is a real step up in terms of sound (dialogue) clarity for movies. Taking into account what I had (or in this case actually, since it wasn't working anymore, didn't have!) the HT setup I purchased will already make a huge difference so I'm considering keeping it all unchanged... unless you insist that I should really shell out a bit more cash and change the centre channel to the RC-62 II. Question 2: Can I find any use at all for any of the HTIB components or should I just chuck them in the bin and move on? This is what we're talking about (click here if you must see how that looks like): Sony STR KSL40 amp 4x Sony SS MSP50 satellite speakers 1x Sony SS CNP50 centre speaker (not working) 1x Sony SA WMSP40 sub This is probably nothing worth hanging on for much longer, especially now that the amp starts buzzing every time I crank up the volume just a bit. Actually, that's primarily what convinced my wife that an upgrade was "needed"! I'll be receiving everything listed in the first set of bullet points between over the next 10 days or so... can't wait to connect the system, configure it and start getting the neighbours to wonder why London suddenly became a seismic area. Thanks in advance! P.S.: It got pretty late here in the UK so I'll go to bed and, if needed, respond to any questions you might have for me tomorrow. Good night!
  15. Updated price. This is a great center channel speaker. I am the original owner (although the box is long gone). I've had this for around 15 years probably. It's been moved two times, it was in client controlled storage for about 7 years and I've now been using it again for the last 2 years. Still in great shape. $150.00 plus shipping http://www.klipsch.com/kt-lcr/details Pictures are here. I'm showing a closeup of the woofers you can see there's an imperfection in one, but that's been there for years. No difference in sound reproduction. Also it looks as though there is separation around the woofer, but it came that way, you can in fact see that same separation in the factory photo someone attached down a few posts. That's normal and does not affect performance. One photo I flipped it over so you can see the wear on the bottom where I slid it around occasionally. Also I'm missing one of the post binders, but I had banana plugs so no real issue. Speaker is located in St. Louis
  16. I have 2 black klipsch academy's for sale. I'd prefer a local cash sale. Aesthetically, the boxes arnt in the best of shape, a little scuffed up in the usual places. However, the sound is amazing. Lmk, if you have any questions, I'm located in San Antonio TX. 350 each, 650 for both.
  17. I have a RC 35 with the original box. Willing to ship as long as the buyer pays shipping. The speaker is mint.$100. I have it listed on the local CL also. Price is less for the forum.
  18. Hello all. So I recently bought the RC-64 and have come to a point where I need to make another configuration decision while re-architecting my center channel space; eg, hole still open for upgrade. So, the RC-64 has a 99dB sensitivity which provides 117dB@64watt or 120dB@128watt. My receiver has 110watt/channel(7ch) enough to power the center speaker to put out 117-120dB range. My receiver is capable of bi-wiring the front speakers, using front and rear-surrounds, but it does not say about the center. Since I'm using a dedicated 50watt amp for my front La Scalas, can I still use the freed front left and right channels to power/bi-wire my center? Thoughts and suggestion is much appreciated. Thanks! jav
  19. I have a near mint rc -64 for sale with original box . (The rf-83's are sold ) price 620$ plus shipping or 600$ for local pickup.
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