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Well I did it again. I am picking up a pair of Maple RF-7's I could not pass up on Saturday. I know the RC-7 is correct center but how would a RC-64 or RC-64II be with these? Is anybody using 64 with 7's and if so what are your thoughts.

Thanks in advance

Bill

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Well I did it again.

From one William to another, you are out of control.[:-*]

I know the RC-7 is correct center but how would a RC-64 or RC-64II be with these?

Seriously, the RC-7 is ideal but I think the RC-64II(1.75 in tweeter also) might work just as well and maybe even better. One thing, no maple finish if that even matters.

Hey, your missing some Heritage in that great collection.

Bill

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Willand,

I was thinking I was getting a little carried away too! Thanks for confirming lets hope the wife doesn't figure this out.

I will add some Heritage in the future

thanks for the laugh first thing in the morning

Bill

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Hey Bill,

I've read on a couple of threads around here that the 64 (original) sounds very, very good with 7's that have the "DeanG" xover mod. Apparently, they are a very close match to each other at that point.

Don't know if Dean is still doing his xover mods (I really hope he is, I plan on getting them on my new cherry 7's!), but it's worth looking into.

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I was originally looking for a pair of RF-7 to go with a rc-64ii that i already had. I really wanted to compare them to see how they would match. Unless a rc-7 was for sale locally to me i would strongly consider getting a rc-64ii. Maybe look for a comparison between the rf-7 and rf-7ii where the reviewer is not necessarily looking for a winner or critiqueing differences, but comparing similarities.

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I think that's a great question and tried to get an answer here: http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/145056.aspx?PageIndex=3

I realize that this is linked to an old thread but am curious how the RC-64II would mate with a pair of RF-7s and if it's an even better match than its predecessor, the RC-7? Hmm {Note: Mr Phillips is talking about the original RC-64}

http://community.klipsch.com/forums/t/78287.aspx?PageIndex=2

Having spent 3 months with beta Ref IV up front I had the chance to A/B my RC-7 to the RC-64.

My front end is RB-75's, I now have the RC-64, the blend across the front is now seamless. With the RC-7, I could tell the difference and had noticed it before the RC-64 even came out...

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It sure would be nice to hear someone who had an RC-7 in the middle of RF-7s chime in with their impressions of either the RC-64 or newer version...

Falconjet compared reference centers with 7's, requires thread search....I ain't up to it tonight.
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It sure would be nice to hear someone who had an RC-7 in the middle of RF-7s chime in with their impressions of either the RC-64 or newer version...

Falconjet compared reference centers with 7's, requires thread search....I ain't up to it tonight.

Thanks. I saw that one but remember they thought that a Deang'd RF-7 sounded like an RF-83 and (if I remember correctly) had the center channels between RF-83s.

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I don't think the RC-7 is an exact timber match anyway (meaning it does not sound like you have 3 exact speakers) Mine is a Dean mod RC-7 AND RF-7s but I'll bet the RC-64 will be just as good.

Hey rock, I am not purposefully being argumentative and have my own speculations, but basing an opinion on either one of our hunches is easy but real world experiences would be appreciated. [8-|] My side of the argument is that Klipsch actually designed the original RC-7 to go with the RF-7 and the RC-64II design is more in line with 2011 monitors (we used to call them TV's) and was voice-matched to the newer RF-7IIs...

That being said, I heard the RF-83/RC-64 and though it sounded nice, felt they were warmer than my RF-7/RC-7 and wouldn't think the RC-64 (original) would be the ideal match. I guess what I am curious about is that with each of us is scarred by our own front soundstage would any of us benefit from "upgrading" our center channel and if so which one?

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