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Center Channel and woofer suggestions - Klipsch R-820F floorstanding

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I have a Denon X1400h Dolby Atmos receiver and and I have paired Klipsch R-820F floor standing speakers with it. Since Klipsch speakers are efficient I did not set up a preamp with it. It's a very basic setup and I'm looking for recommendations for a central Channel and a subwoofer to go with this system

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The r-52C seems to be the recommended center channel to go with the 820F if you want the matching series.  I don't see an issue with going with the 504c if you want something beefier. 

 

Most people will recommend not going with Klipsch for the subwoofer and instead going with SVS or some other company.  I have dual 15" Klipsch 150-spl subs and enjoy them.  I'd recommend either dual 12" subs or a single 15".  

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I love my Klipsch R-12sw i have 2 of them and the bass is amazing matter of fact i have the settings way down on them its way more than i need .. .however having 2 of them makes the bass very even . no dead spots ...it fills the room very nice and it doesn't have that "you have it up too loud" sound.

 

I would recommend the R-12sw you can find generally under 300 sometimes under 200 .. if you find them under 200 get 2... lol

The Center channel i would recommend the RC-62ii Just because of speaker size .. You have Dual 8" in front L/R.

or The RC-52 If you want to match the look of the Front L/R .

Good luck ... Let us know what you get ...

 

 

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On 11/1/2020 at 7:57 AM, Nikhil Kulkarni said:

Since Klipsch speakers are efficient I did not set up a preamp with it.

 

You mean amp.

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I also could not hold back on the half off deal and picked up these speakers today. They are run by a Pioneer VSX D307 and I have a Klipsch RS 120 subwoofer. So, my question is about about subwoofer settings with these: I'm thinking about leaving the gain at noon which I believe is zero; what about the low pass? It's set at 80 right now, but maybe that should be lowered. I read that bigger speakers should be set to lower levels. Taking Wuzzer's advice, I also have these running into the red connector on the sub to keep the amp recognizing the crossover. My wife thinks they should be pushed all the way back against the wall, but I was able to bargain for about 5 inches. What do you guys think? 

 

J

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24 minutes ago, Jones said:

I also could not hold back on the half off deal and picked up these speakers today. They are run by a Pioneer VSX D307 and I have a Klipsch RS 120 subwoofer. So, my question is about about subwoofer settings with these: I'm thinking about leaving the gain at noon which I believe is zero; what about the low pass? It's set at 80 right now, but maybe that should be lowered. I read that bigger speakers should be set to lower levels. Taking Wuzzer's advice, I also have these running into the red connector on the sub to keep the amp recognizing the crossover. My wife thinks they should be pushed all the way back against the wall, but I was able to bargain for about 5 inches. What do you guys think? 

 

J

 

Since they're rear ported they do need to be away from the wall behind them for the port to work correctly.  A general rule of thumb is to measure the port diameter and have the speaker approximately the same distance from the wall.  Since your speakers have rectangular ports I'd suggest measuring the widest part (in your case, vertical) of the port and go with that if at all possible. 

As far as the sub, gain should be between 10 and 12 o'clock depending on what blends best with your other speakers.  Assuming you're using your Pioneer to set a crossover point you'll want to turn the crossover knob on your sub as high as it can go, usually will be 150-200Hz.

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48 minutes ago, wuzzzer said:

 

Since they're rear ported they do need to be away from the wall behind them for the port to work correctly.  A general rule of thumb is to measure the port diameter and have the speaker approximately the same distance from the wall.  Since your speakers have rectangular ports I'd suggest measuring the widest part (in your case, vertical) of the port and go with that if at all possible. 

As far as the sub, gain should be between 10 and 12 o'clock depending on what blends best with your other speakers.  Assuming you're using your Pioneer to set a crossover point you'll want to turn the crossover knob on your sub as high as it can go, usually will be 150-200Hz.

Cool, thanks. No other speakers right now, just a 2.1 system. The amp has a single pre sub out. Should I switch it back to the single white/LTE input on the subwoofer if I am going to max the low pass? 

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I tried it and the system sounded like it was under water. I don't think my old amp does it's own crossover. I set low pass back to around 80 and things sound good, actually pretty great! Nicest setup I have ever had. Eventually I will upgrade the amp and then I'll try the LFE maxed out again. Cheers!

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I didn't realize it was an older receiver.  Does it have any kind of menu to set a crossover frequency for your main speakers if you're using a subwoofer?

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