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KSF-8.5 & KSF-10.5 different center channels! why?

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I happened to notice on the planetklipsch.com site (on the matching chart) different center channels are listed for the KSF-8.5 and KSF-10.5. The 8.5 is listed as matching with SC1, and the 10.5 with the RC-3. I assume there is a big difference between the SC1 and the RF-3 ?!?

I currently use the KSF-C5. Which it seems, isn't being made anymore.

When I purchased my complete Klipsch System the person I spoke with in Hope, AK told me that the KSF-C5 was the one to go for as a center channel.

I wonder why there is a difference in the chart? The 8.5 & 10.5 sound amazingly similar. So much in fact that I opted for the 8.5 (and saved a good deal of money) the 8.5 and 10.5 have the same X-over frequency matched with the KSF-C5. Neither the SC1 or RF-3 have that in common with the 8.5 & 10.5 (not that that makes the ultimate in matching sound quality, but it's part).

Would someone from Klipsch like to comment and clear this up for me?

Thanks in advance,

Cirqueoc

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Klipsch KSF-8.5 Towers

Klipsch SC-5 Center

Klipsch S-5 Surronds

Klipsch KSW-12 Subwoofer

Sony V series 27"

Sony DB-930 Receiver

Panasonic C220 5 DVD changer

Toshiba 6 head VCR

SL-9000 Universal Remote

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Uh...well...I think you have something here Cirqueoc. The KSF-C5 is the BEST match for either the KSF 8.5 or KSF 10.5. The speaker matching chart on our website always shows the best CURRENT matches to newer or older models. The 8.5 and 10.5 both use the K-97-KV compression driver, therefore they should match with the same center. My money goes on the SC-1 as the current match for both. We need to change the chart...Keep what you have....

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Thanks for the info!

If I may be so bold as to offer a suggestion for the matching chart, a little * next to the speaker types for those that are the "currently produced best match" might be helpful.

One more quick question. If I wanted to ad a rear channel to my current set up for 6.1, which do you think would make a better match- the older KSB-2.1 Bookshelf, or the new SB-2 ?

I haven't heard the SB-2, However, I have heard from others the SB-2 is very similar to the older style. Anyone listen to them side by side? Someone who works for Klipsch care to comment?

Thanks,

Cirqueoc

Web Producer www.shotmaker.com

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Klipsch KSF-8.5 Towers

Klipsch SC-5 Center

Klipsch S-5 Surronds

Klipsch KSW-12 Subwoofer

Sony V series 27"

Sony DB-930 Receiver

Panasonic C220 5 DVD changer

Toshiba 6 head VCR

SL-9000 Universal Remote

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Dear all,

Best match for KSF 8.5 - KSB-2.1 or SB-2 ?

The speakers are to be used as 6.1 rear channel.

Thanks for any advice.

Cirqueoc

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Klipsch KSF-8.5 Towers

Klipsch SC-5 Center

Klipsch S-5 Surronds

Klipsch KSW-12 Subwoofer

Sony V series 27"

Sony DB-930 Receiver

Panasonic C220 5 DVD changer

Toshiba 6 head VCR

SL-9000 Universal Remote

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Its taken me years, but finally got them all ,ksf 8.5, ksb 2.1, ksb, 1.1, ksw 10, ksc5, all on the used market, I know the ref series is better but I enjoy this series, especially when I can get them all for less than 200!! 

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On 2/10/2001 at 12:24 PM, ottenheimer said:

I am presently looking for a KSF-C5 to match my 8.5's. Does anyone know where I can find one?

Fwiw, I had one 10 years ago that I gave to a friend with some KSB 3.1s and gotta think those were discontinued 20 years ago.

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