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  1. Hello sirs, I have been using RP-8000F and Yamaha A-S801 combo for quite some time now, listening to anything that can be listened to. It sounds alright with generally non-bass-heavy music like classic rock, but falls literally flat with anything relying on low-end. This manifests itself on certain compositions, and a vivid example is Massive Attack – Inertia Creeps. As soon as the drums start, it feels like -15dB below 140 Hz. Each kick there has no immediate impact and a very faint “rumbling” bass after. This is true for any input on A-S801 and any source – RCA (with or without direct mode) from a MacBook, bluetooth dongle or external preamp; vinyl with or without built-in phono; or built-in DAC. The same sources sound “properly” in the drums part on any of the headphones or other sets of speakers I have, but exhibit the said problem with A-S801 outputting into RP-8000F. Also, there is typically barely any movement from the woofers of RP-8000F, even on very bass-heavy music. The overall volume can already be close to unbearable before the cones have visible movement. This does not make a lot of sense to me as the cone suspension is not that stiff – not a car subwoofer level of stiff. Interestingly, the bass is decent while listening to anything with rumbling / splashing / slamming low end, e.g. DJ Shadow – Suicide Pact; Run The Jewels – Lie, Cheat, Steal; Xzibit – Lax. But there is only so much I listen can listen to of that sort. I happened to try RP-8000F with a very cheap 15W amp for several days, and the difference in the low end to A-S801 was staggering. The room, cabling and the sources were the same. It was apparent that the amp struggled at times, but it just sounded like a pair of floorstanders with impactful bass on any composition that had it. The cones of the woofers were also visibly moving from mid volumes – to the extent you would expect from a 2-woofer setup. What could be the reason for that behaviour with RP-8000F and A-S801 combo? Are there any obvious specs of A-S801 that just do not go with RP-8000F, which I should avoid with future amps? Also, any proven amp recommendations within USD 2.5k would be greatly appreciated. For now I am looking to give a listen to Cambridge Audio CXA61 (CXA 81?) and Yamaha A-S1200. TLDR: The low end of RP-8000F plus A-S801 combo sounds extremely underwhelming and flat, whereas a random 15W / USD 20 amp shakes the world with the same sources and the same room. What could be the problem? Recommended amps to go with RP-8000F within USD 2.5k?
  2. Hello everyone, I am planning to get Klipsch Reference Premiere, but could not choose which ones I am going to choose.Option 1:KLIPSCH RP-8000F as front speakersKLIPSCH RP-504C as centerKLIPSCH RP-600M as rear speakers KLIPSCH SPL-120 as subwooferOption 2:KLIPSCH RP-6000F as front speakersKLIPSCH RP-404C as centerKLIPSCH RP-500M as rear speakers KLIPSCH SPL-120 as subwooferI would save about $650, if I choose option 2. Option 3: KLIPSCH RP-600M as front speakers KLIPSCH RP-504C as center KLIPSCH RP-500M as rear speakers KLIPSCH SPL-120 as subwoofer I would save about $1165 if I choose option 3 over option 1. And I would save about $515 if I choose option 3 over option 2. I will use Denon AVR-X1500H as receiver. I will use speakers mostly for movies, 70% for movies30% for music I am not planning to listen very loud, since we have two kids on 3 years old and 5 years old.Room size is medium.Thanks,Miilu
  3. Did anyone compare the RP-8000F and the RP-280F? Is the RP-8000F a major evolution? I want to change my R28F .... and for the price of RP-280F at the moment, I am very interested to upgrade and at the same time the RP-8000F intrigues me. So, the RP-8000F or the RP-280F ? (i can't listening in Montreal....not available right now) I have a home theater with R-28F, R-25C, R-14S, R-12SW. For a home theater, it's fine, but I don't like the R-28F .. (Kids are happy, but not the dad :) ) I know the RP and the Reference serie are different, but, for my 2 channel listening, i need to upgrade the front speakers. I don't care for, now, to mix 2 series together. I'm a NAD and KEF guy for years.... but for my home theater Klipsch did a great job! Musicaly...it's another story. Reference series "sound signature"...is not what i want. It's not bad...but less musical. (I'm a musician ) Thank you for your help ! JF
  4. I spent quite a bit of money on the RP-8000fs. And like many have complained with Klipsch speakers, they are too bright. I have really really good ears. Maybe they are designed for not so good ears. I starting to play with a few things. I'm noticing ear-pain from long exposure. (a few weeks now with them...) I've started to investigate different speaker positions. I keep changing my AVRs Equalizer levels. I invested in a SPL meter to really find what they are producing. On my cut-rate Onkyo AVR they have that new-fangled AcuEQ, that doesn't work very well. I will try it again, and maybe a few more times at different positions. So far, I've run it with the AcuEQ off. Only using the AcuEQ for distance and levels in the 5.1 system. It hasn't figured out Equalization correctly. When I did my SPL findings, for instance there was a quite a drop at 2000hz. Unfortunatly, with the 15band EQ, they give you 1.6 and 2.5. You can get close to touching that, but not exact. Then at 8000hz it was like boom pow! However on a 15band EQ it goes from 6.3k to 10k. So I tried just turning down the 'Treble'. I'm might investigate Extreme Toe-In... But the wife may not like that. I've tried toe-out (But that did not work in my space.... the sound goes into a dead-space, because the sound hits a ...well toe-out is usually not recommended anyway). Before buying these I actually looked at building a nice set of speakers. I should have done that. These really don't sound much better than the ones they replaced, and they are causing pain.
  5. Hi Please excuse me if this question seems to basic to you guys. I am still very naive in understandings some basic things. I have a Denon X4500H with RP-8000F and R-115SW. I am not very happy with the sound quality. I am planning to change the whole equipment. My inclination is towards Anthem STR series Pre and Power Amps and to replace RP-8000F with either Forte or Cornwall. Below are some specs for all the equipments. Planned Anthem Power Amp at 8 ohms 400 wpc Current Denon X4500H at 8 ohm 125wpc From Klipsch Web Site RP -8000F power handling Continous/Peak 150/600 watts, Senstivity 98db Forte III Continous/Peak 100/400 watts, Senstivity 99db Cornwall III Continous/Peak 100/400 watts I did not find anything on Klipsch specs that says suitable amplifer range (as other manufactures list in speaker specs). My doubt is can i pair the Anthem power amp that produces 400/wpc with any of the towers? Am I at risk of burning my speakers? How come 8000F can handle more power but is low on SPL? Or Can I still use Denon and replace to 8000f and Denon will be powerful enough to drive Forte or Cornwall? Thanks for the help.
  6. Hi Guys, I need help deciding between the New RP-8000f or RP-6000f towers. I know that many say "There is no such thing as overkill", but I want to make sure my room also looks balanced. I have an approx. 1950 cubic foot room. That's about 20 feet long X 12 wide. The thing is, the far back side of my living room is used as a makeshift home office with a sit/stand table and my laptop station. So officially, its like I have a small rectangle where my TV/home theater area is. Maybe 15ft by 12 feet in the sitting & listening area in front of the TV. Pls see pics for reference. Dimension-wise, the new RP-600s seem to be just an inch and a half smaller in width and depth. In height, the 6000 is about 3 inches shorter. My question is, is there a big difference in sound quality or at least, a discernable difference in sound quality between the New RP-8000s vs the RP-6000s?
  7. Hey guys, I'm setting up a dedicated theater in a 16x14 room. I wanted to know if anyone could give me any direction on this. Would using the RP800f's with the RC-64lll be a bad idea? Is the RC-64lll overkill in a room that size? Will it sound too different from the 8000's and defeat the purpose of going bigger on the center channel? I'm thinking the RF7-lll's would be overkill in my room, not to mention a couple of thousand dollars more. So my options are to step the center down to the RP-504C and go with the matching RP-8000f's. Steep up the towers from the 8000s to the RF7-lll's. Step them all up. Step them all down. Mix the big center with the smaller towers. I"m also using dual SVS PB2000's for the record. Any help is appreciated.
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