Jump to content
The Klipsch Audio Community
NuttyNutworks

New to this world, differences between series?

Recommended Posts

@Dave1290

Thanks, but I'm all the way over the great pond in the Netherlands, so the Garage sale section has nothing for me. 

 

@Tarheel SInce I'm new to this world, I can't begin to phantom what a " bright" sound would actually sound like. Could I interpret it as to much on the high tones? 

 

@omar4 I don't think they would ship to the Netherlands, the shipping costs would be insane considering the weight of Klipsch speakers. Thanks anyway. 

 

@Ceptorman Thanks for clearing that up. In my view I would expect the 8000 series would be the upgrade from the 7000 series, not the 200 series. Klipsch is very confusing..

 

@wvu80 Thanks for the explanation on the series. You say the RP-600M is the newer version, but the triple "000" series was the newer version right? And I wasn't asking about the exact difference in sound between the 280 and the 8000, I was trying to figure out what the difference between the models were in general, as in, what's the difference between those models? If there aren't any differences, then why create two models? 

 

@angelluisgGood to hear you're very happy with your RP-280F, but I don't have that luxury of space to be able to put down a 7.2.4 system. I'm just looking for a 2.0 set and I don't want to buy two expensive speakers only to find out they have to be supplemented with different speakers before they're any good or because they're lacking in some area like bass or mid range. 

 

Sorry guys, but all the different models are very confusing. 

Maybe I have been asking the wrong question seeing how inexperienced I am.

 

So here's another go at it; "What model speakers should I buy for a 2.0 system that's good in all ranges for movies. I'm not looking for high volume, but I do want to feel like I'm part of the movie I'm watching.?"

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, dtel said:

OK, for one you picked a good wife.

 

And two, find room for a sub, they are not as position dependent as the other speakers and make a HUGE difference especially for movies.

  

I know nothing about the differences you asked about, sorry

 

And Welcome

 

 

 

Thanks, I do have an amazing wife :)

 

Apart from the space, the receiver I'm buying doesn't have a connection for a seperate bass speaker.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, NuttyNutworks said:

I'm all the way over the great pond in the Netherlands

Welkom,

 

Leuke forum met goede mensen en veel informatie. :D 

 

Cheers, Emile

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@NuttyNutworks...when I want to used for music ..pure direct (AVR Marantz 7012)  is amazing.. RP-280 and movies good bass ..in movies Rp-280f subwoofer is not needed.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, angelluisg said:

@NuttyNutworks...when I want to used for music ..pure direct (AVR Marantz 7012)  is amazing.. RP-280 and movies good bass ..in movies Rp-280f subwoofer is not needed.. 

 

Good to know, so the RP-280F is on my list then. 🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, NuttyNutworks said:

What model speakers should I buy for a 2.0 system that's good in all ranges for movies

For movies, a subwoofer is essential.  Most have a L/R line in/out so you can add main speakers to it.

Type of mains really depends on your budget. Klipshorns are great but probably "pricey" in Holland.  Or ... you can try the "PRO" route, such as KPT-904's.  Again, probably hard to find there :(  My personal favorite (non-pro) speakers are the Epic series - CF-3's or CF-4's.

But ... to make it easier, don't think you can go wrong with Heresy's and a sub.

Cheers, Emile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Emile said:

For movies, a subwoofer is essential.  Most have a L/R line in/out so you can add main speakers to it.

Type of mains really depends on your budget. Klipshorns are great but probably "pricey" in Holland.  Or ... you can try the "PRO" route, such as KPT-904's.  Again, probably hard to find there :(  My personal (non-pro) speakers are the Epic series - CF-3's or CF-4's.

But ... to make it easier, don't think you can go wrong with Heresy's and a sub.

Cheers, Emile

 

Thanks. Sad to hear it's kinda essential. Would you  still consider it essential if you knew my current " setup" consists of nothing more than a 200 dollar soundbar? 🤣

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, NuttyNutworks said:

Would you  still consider it essential if you knew my current " setup" consists of nothing more than a 200 dollar soundbar?

Haha :D  ANYTHING will be better than those crappy soundbars :D  

FYI; have L/R/C Heresy's on my AVR ... and they do sound pretty good on movies even without the sub.  (Haha; hardly use the sub ... if I need more bass I usually turn the KPT-904's on :) ... only seldom do I use my 15" sub.) FYI; used Heresy's are about $500 in the US.

Saw someone mentioned RP-280's ... not too familiar with them (do not own any).  But suggest you look at RF-82's also ... on special for $389 on Amazon USA ... sorry :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, NuttyNutworks said:

 

Thanks, I do have an amazing wife :)

 

Apart from the space, the receiver I'm buying doesn't have a connection for a seperate bass speaker.

I have never seen a HT receiver without a sub connection, it would be a pre-out which means not amplified by the receiver, the sub would have it's own amp. 

It's something you could always add later, and if the receiver does not have a sub out there are other ways to connect one.

 

Either way have fun, that's the main thing.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, NuttyNutworks said:

 

Good to know, so the RP-280F is on my list then. 🙂

Those are a solid choice, great speakers. I know all this info can be overpowering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

Those are a solid choice, great speakers. I know all this info can be overpowering.

It certainly is, this is like travelling to another world and trying to learn the inhabitants language and customs. I consider myself quite knowledgeable in life in general, but I feel quite retarded in the world of hifi. 😂

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the 280f is almost identical to the 8000f, as far as I am aware most of the parts are identical, the woofers are for sure.  about the only real difference acoustically speaking is that the tweeter is vented on the 8000f which is supposed to smooth out the overlap area where the crossover point is.  otherwise it's mostly cosmetic.  Any significant and noticeable differences when a/b'ing them would probably be due to break-in time, room layout, equipment, or whatever.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...