Actually, there are three Skyline locations in the Indy area, but we didn't meet there. The Mighty Favog was kind enough to bring me 4 cans of chili, some oyster crackers, and Skyline hotsauce. Good stuff.
They have (had?) one in Indy. I'm guessing that's where they met.
If I recall, it's fairly near the Klipsch HQ though I don't recall the exact location now. (been there a couple times while going to Klipsch in Indy)
OK. Where did you find some brainiac that states you should have an amp that is at least 50% more powerful than the speakers can handle?
Many speakers, even cheap speakers, can handle in the neighborhood of 200-300 watts. How many amps can put out over 400 watts? Only a handful. That means that there are only about 10 or 12 amplifiers that should be purchased in the world.
That being said, depending on your priorities, you may want more current (tighter bass, more drive) with a more powerful solid state amp or smoother more lush presentation of tubes.
With high efficiency speakers you don't need a lot of wattage if you adhere to the above until you understand more about the specifics of an amplifier. Even with the tighter bass requiring higher current, you don't need enormous RMS wattage.
The Yamaha seems like a very nice amplifier.and should go well with the RF-82s.
Yes the drivers are 8 ohms wired in parallel Neither of the two centers mentioned are vented so in this case not a factor. Just trying to open up my options I guess, was told the k-1062-k was still available from Klipsch last year so I will give then a call Tuesday
I hope the measurements in the article are used as a benefit to the design or additional tweaks since the information that JA provided isn't the easiest to measure. I applaud him for going out and doing what he enjoys and making a business out of it.
I find the craftsmanship is excellent. I personally would work on the crossover to smooth it out though for that price range.
From my perspective, I don't think that stock Klipsch are the end all either (I'll probably be banned).
I do understand that when products have to reach a price point and target market you have to make sacrifices unless you are getting very high in price. That's why I think Klipsch speakers are a fantastic base for tweaking as their high efficiency allows for more crossover work and tweaking to bring out the best of the stock Klipsch components. If not for the tweaking, half of the folks on this forum wouldn't be here.
Happy Memorial Day gang.
I was at the Indy 500 yesterday. The display of honor for the vets always amazes me at this event. When 400k people get completely silent when TAPS is being played is probably my favorite part.
Congrats to Takuma Sato on his win.
Glad to see you posting MKP.
Mark, I saw Boston a few times in the 80s, great band, lots of talent.
Carl, good luck on the remodel. Is you toe all better?