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R-26 towers placement ideas?

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Hello to everyone, new to this Forum and new to the Klipsch brand. I was in search of any ideas on specific placement of these towers.

The problem I am having is low end roll of, specifically frequencies under 50 Hertz.  I have tried multiple placement changes, to no avail

Hopefully someone might have ideas on placement. It would be highly appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum!

 

Put up some pictures of your room.  How close are they from the rear and side walls?  Room dimensions?  Where do you sit in the room?

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2 hours ago, NoiseSolution said:

The problem I am having is low end roll of, specifically frequencies under 50 Hertz.  I have tried multiple placement changes, to no avail

That's pretty typical, and I'm doubtful you'll have any way to get those frequencies without a sub.

 

Have you noted that the lowest those speakers can dig with any appreciation is 38Hz? 

http://assets.klipsch.com/product-specsheets/R-26F-Spec-Sheet.pdf

 

It's likely the roll off is probably sharp after 50Hz - naturally.

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Thanks for the replies,

Yeah I didn't get into too much detail with the post, but I had left a more detailed description of my problem in the wrong section really.

The room area (will get some pictures up soon) is 20 x 20 feet. Minimal furniture, listening position is about 15 feet off wall,basically the center on couch and 5 feet to spare behind me.

At the moment I am using the Klipsch R-26 towers as mains, R-15 bookshelves x 4(surround sides and rear) The R-25 C for center.

When circumstances allow I use a Definitive Technologies Pro-Cube 800 sub to supplement music and movies. These speakers are driven by a Yamaha

Adventage-RX- A-770 ,7.2. I was aware of the low end frequency spec on the R-26, 38 hertz, but am not reaching those frequencies on certain music tracks.

At first I thought it my settings or other issues, but after hooking up several different brands of speakers the towers aren't getting their full potential .

I have tried several configurations bringing them closer, or moving them further away from the wall   but problem still persists. Speakers have had many hours of

movies and music so they are thoroughly broken in. I am aware these are basically the entry level Klipsch product, and I am not having buyers remorse.

This is the only real complaint I have with them. I am not an audio expert by any stretch of the word, but I think the problem with these entry level

Reference series speakers. The port is basically an oval hole at the bottom front of cabinet with no tuning really. i am not trying to tout one product over the other

but I hooked up the JBL Arena 180, very comparable to the R-26 towers, the R-26 has dual 6-1/2 inch woofers, the Arena has dual 7 inch woofers., Klipsch is rated

at 38 hertz, Arena at 39 hertz, I know this is apples and oranges, but the Arena is the closest speakers I own to the Klipsch and this hole is not detectable in the Arenas

and that's the reason I noticed this drop off at about 50 hertz. I have to say I didn't expect these towers to replace a sub-woofer for low end frequencies and realize dual 6-1/2 inch 

woofers aren't going to reach those low end levels by any means, am I expecting to much from them for their size?  I noticed the R-28 towers with the dual 8's only claims 32 hertz 

and a under 10 hertz difference between the R-26 had me thinking they would hit lower notes. I am heading to a swap meet next month where I traded an older set of JBL_TLX-151'sand 

a set of Bose 301 series 4 for these R-26 towers, should I look to trade up for a higher end set of Klipsch? any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

 

Current speaker projects:

Classic Bose 901(re-coning and surrounds -, 6 down, 12 too go)-purchased for $50 at flea market, re-cone 8 bucks per speaker=$194.00)

Advent/Jensen Prodigy towers(re-coning woofer kinda tricky as these are acoustic suspension design 10 bucks at Goodwill, 8 bucks per cone=$18.00)

 

"I have no fear of the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks 1 time, i fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times"-Bruce Lee

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Thanks for the replies,
Yeah I didn't get into too much detail with the post, but I had left a more detailed description of my problem in the wrong section really.
The room area (will get some pictures up soon) is 20 x 20 feet. Minimal furniture, listening position is about 15 feet off wall,basically the center on couch and 5 feet to spare behind me.
At the moment I am using the Klipsch R-26 towers as mains, R-15 bookshelves x 4(surround sides and rear) The R-25 C for center.
When circumstances allow I use a Definitive Technologies Pro-Cube 800 sub to supplement music and movies. These speakers are driven by a Yamaha
Adventage-RX- A-770 ,7.2. I was aware of the low end frequency spec on the R-26, 38 hertz, but am not reaching those frequencies on certain music tracks.
At first I thought it my settings or other issues, but after hooking up several different brands of speakers the towers aren't getting their full potential .
I have tried several configurations bringing them closer, or moving them further away from the wall   but problem still persists. Speakers have had many hours of
movies and music so they are thoroughly broken in. I am aware these are basically the entry level Klipsch product, and I am not having buyers remorse.
This is the only real complaint I have with them. I am not an audio expert by any stretch of the word, but I think the problem with these entry level
Reference series speakers. The port is basically an oval hole at the bottom front of cabinet with no tuning really. i am not trying to tout one product over the other
but I hooked up the JBL Arena 180, very comparable to the R-26 towers, the R-26 has dual 6-1/2 inch woofers, the Arena has dual 7 inch woofers., Klipsch is rated
at 38 hertz, Arena at 39 hertz, I know this is apples and oranges, but the Arena is the closest speakers I own to the Klipsch and this hole is not detectable in the Arenas
and that's the reason I noticed this drop off at about 50 hertz. I have to say I didn't expect these towers to replace a sub-woofer for low end frequencies and realize dual 6-1/2 inch 
woofers aren't going to reach those low end levels by any means, am I expecting to much from them for their size?  I noticed the R-28 towers with the dual 8's only claims 32 hertz 
and a under 10 hertz difference between the R-26 had me thinking they would hit lower notes. I am heading to a swap meet next month where I traded an older set of JBL_TLX-151'sand 
a set of Bose 301 series 4 for these R-26 towers, should I look to trade up for a higher end set of Klipsch? any suggestions would be highly appreciated.
 
Current speaker projects:
Classic Bose 901(re-coning and surrounds -, 6 down, 12 too go)-purchased for $50 at flea market, re-cone 8 bucks per speaker=$194.00)
Advent/Jensen Prodigy towers(re-coning woofer kinda tricky as these are acoustic suspension design 10 bucks at Goodwill, 8 bucks per cone=$18.00)
 
"I have no fear of the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks 1 time, i fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 10,000 times"-Bruce Lee

If you have two corners place them as far into the corner you can. Toe them in 45 degrees. PWK said all speakers benefit from corner placement. Improves efficiency 8 X. Corner placement also reinforces bass.


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