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Nice looking and nice looking companion!

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 OK the question begs to be answered which ones do you think sound better ?   Are you keeping both pairs or do you plan to move to one or the other?  Either way nice gear and set up!!!

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5 minutes ago, xo705cf said:

 OK the question begs to be answered which ones do you think sound better ?   Are you keeping both pairs or do you plan to move to one or the other?  Either way nice gear and set up!!!

My plan was to bring my old Onkyo 805 out of storage and use a Bluetooth device to use my phone to play music and place them in the dining room and have them as a second set of speakers. But I like them a lot and wonder if I should keep them in the main set up and move the RF-7s to another room.

 

They sound special. More grounded, nice chest slam since they have 3 woofers. The 7s have a larger sound, and bass is there, just not the same chest slam. More like deeper down bass if that makes sense. Also, the 83s seem a little more balance maybe more mid sounds. They do blend perfectly! 

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1 hour ago, Boilermaker86 said:

My plan was to bring my old Onkyo 805 out of storage and use a Bluetooth device to use my phone to play music and place them in the dining room and have them as a second set of speakers. But I like them a lot and wonder if I should keep them in the main set up and move the RF-7s to another room.

 

They sound special. More grounded, nice chest slam since they have 3 woofers. The 7s have a larger sound, and bass is there, just not the same chest slam. More like deeper down bass if that makes sense. Also, the 83s seem a little more balance maybe more mid sounds. They do blend perfectly! 

Got ya...  Are you still liking your 777 just curious, I ended up buying a 758 and like it overall so far...

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1 hour ago, xo705cf said:

Got ya...  Are you still liking your 777 just curious, I ended up buying a 758 and like it overall so far...

Yes it’s awesome! My old receiver was 10 years old so I like having the blue os sound through my phone. It’s just balanced and all the problems I had with my Onkyo or Audysse are not on the Nad. Plus, it just gets the center and bass right from the start. 

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3 minutes ago, Boilermaker86 said:

Yes it’s awesome! My old receiver was 10 years old so I like having the blue os sound     Through my phone. It’s just balanced and all the problems I had with my Onkyo or Audysse are not on the Nad. Plus, it just gets the center and bass right from the start. 

I agree I like being able to use my phone as well...  Did you bother running dirac or are you just using the default setting on the 777?  Also by chance did you find those 83’s on Facebook marketplace somewhere in Florida?   I saw some on there but now they’re gone I’m wondering if you were the one who picked them up?

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36 minutes ago, xo705cf said:

I agree I like being able to use my phone as well...  Did you bother running dirac or are you just using the default setting on the 777?  Also by chance did you find those 83’s on Facebook marketplace somewhere in Florida?   I saw some on there but now they’re gone I’m wondering if you were the one who picked them up?

Yep, picked them up in Florida on Facebook market place. I waited too long on the last pair so I snatched these up. 
 

I ran Dirac with all positions and it did a fantastic job. I turned it off today to compare the 7s and 83s and it still sounds great even without it. 

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14 minutes ago, Boilermaker86 said:

Yep, picked them up in Florida on Facebook market place. I waited too long on the last pair so I snatched these up. 
 

I ran Dirac with all positions and it did a fantastic job. I turned it off today to compare the 7s and 83s and it still sounds great even without it. 

Awesome they looked super clean in the pictures, I’m assuming you live in Florida as well I’m over here in Melbourne...

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32 minutes ago, Boilermaker86 said:

Yep, picked them up in Florida on Facebook market place.

you did very well  , these speakers tend to sell very fast -

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20 minutes ago, xo705cf said:

Awesome they looked super clean in the pictures, I’m assuming you live in Florida as well I’m over here in Melbourne...

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I would say the RF-83s are a solid, special speaker. I feel it’s more. “Grounded” sound meaning it’s kinda a sound between the two towers and I can at times hear it from top to bottom almost where the three woofers are. The three woofers seem great with music and drums. I mean at times it seems like it has more bass than the 7s, it may not actually but the way it hits you and fills the room. When I feel that way, I switched to the 7s and ran the same song or scene, the bass was there and strong, but noticed it more on 83s because it just hits you at times. 

The 83s seem to have more control of the high notes. It’s hard to listen to jazz or classical on the 7s. I played the same song and the Violen sounded more bitey or top heavy on the 7s. Maybe the 83s are more balanced or have more mid bass/mid range sound. I would almost say they are quiet for a Klipsch speaker in a good way because it is not fatiguing.

With all that being said, the RF-7 IIs seem to have a larger sound. The sound comes off the speakers and fills the whole wall up to my vaulted ceilings. It seems to just be evey where. So this was especially good for movies for more of a surround experience. bass is strong and more deep maybe is the word instead if the 83s being more tight and the three woofers hit you at once. 

All and all, both are great speakers with just a bit of a different sound. My best summary would be the 83s seems to have more controlled balanced sound with 3 woofers that just hit you and definitely sounded good with more music types. Maybe a little quiet but you May never notice it unless next the 7s. 

The 7s have a larger sound stage, and because of that, more higher top end. Great for movies, good for some music but certain songs can have too many high notes that to me sound better on the 83s. Definitely great movie speaker for home theater. Dual 10” woofers have great bass, just not as directional as the 83s to me.

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2 minutes ago, Boilermaker86 said:

Coming together, the Onkyo 805 will be coming out of retirement. 

 

does the popcorn machine work

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