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    Default 1994-era Klipsch speaker question


    A buddy of mine is selling some older Klipsch speakers and I really don't know much about speakers in general. I'm working on my first HDTV with a decent speaker setup for a family/daily use room. (My HT project is a couple of years out).

    Anyway, he is selling the following for $100. Based on what I can gather, that's a great deal. Right?



    My question is, would this be a good setup to start/learn with? I have pre-wired for rear ceiling speakers...not sure what I should use along with these older speakers...maybe it's best to just stick with a 3.1 setup for now?

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    Wow good question. L2W will probably take this one.

    Back in the late 80's a friend of mine bought a stereo system and he bought Klipsch speakers. At the time I'd never heard of them. I was totally blown away by them. Since then I've been a Klipsch fan. A lot of people say they are too harsh but to me they sound perfect. Sorry didn't mean to derail your thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    Wow good question. L2W will probably take this one.

    Back in the late 80's a friend of mine bought a stereo system and he bought Klipsch speakers. At the time I'd never heard of them. I was totally blown away by them. Since then I've been a Klipsch fan. A lot of people say they are too harsh but to me they sound perfect. Sorry didn't mean to derail your thread.
    No derail at all! I appreciate any info about these, Klipsch, or speakers in general. Yeah, my understanding is that Klipsch are a "brighter" speaker...great for movies, not so much for music. But I know that's all pretty subjective anyway. I've heard these and have been impressed. I was eyeing some Paradigm Atom bookshelves with their timbre match center speaker and sub...but that was going to be a LOT more than $100.

    Kind of neat side-note, Klipsch's worldwide headquarters are on the north side of Indianapolis (same city where I live). Anyway, back in the mid-late 90s, the owner of the software company I worked for at the time was good friends with...forget the names now...anyway, some folks at Klipsch. We worked on some software development projects for them...and they paid us in Klipsch speakers. It was pretty wild, crazy high-end stuff too. I was in college at the time and had no means for storing the monsters so I just took the cash equivalent.

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    All that for $100??? OMG! You should go give him the cash right now. I do not know those particular models - but I know enough about Klipsch to know they would sound great. Buy them!

    Like Junkie said - I bet L2W knows a little about the bookshelf models.
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    I have a 600 watt 12 inch Klipsch sub and I love it. Awesome sub.

    Clay I personally like the brighter sound. Evil666 likes Klipsch as well. When I get a new place and some extra bucks my entire surround (speakers) will be Klipsch.
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    If your looking to only spend $100 then that sounds like a very good deal. If you really want a 5.1 starter setup for about $300, then check these out:

    MartinLogan MLT-1 5.1CH Home Theater Speaker System Black System

    Klipsch HD 300 Compact 5.1 High Definition Theater system

    Polk Audio RM6750 Black 5.1CH Home Theater Speaker System


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    I would jump on that deal (for $100) in a heartbeat...Otherwise the Paradigm Atoms would be my next choice.
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    I knew the master would answer this one. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    I knew the master would answer this one. LOL
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    Seriously for a $100 you would be dumb to turn them down. My brother has the kg 1.5's and they are pretty sweet he spent something like $100 on those alone. He has also got some kg4.2's that we have allot of fun with http://www.klipsch.com/na-en/products/kg-4-2-overview/ we keep blowing the passive radiators out of them, but that is usually after several beer's.

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    Thanks everyone! Ok, so now...any suggestions for a receiver that would go well with these Klipsch spkrs? I'm thinking around $400 or less. I was leaning to Denon or Integra but I'm really kind if dizzy at this point. I've made many u-turns and offroading on the road to deciding on speakers and AVR.

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    A Denon or Yamaha would be my suggestion. Onkyo and Integra would sound a little extra bright and maybe even shrill with Klipsch speakers.
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    Excellent, thanks again!

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    100% agreed on that. I've been down that road and experienced it first hand.

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    A Denon or Yamaha would be my suggestion. Onkyo and Integra would sound a little extra bright and maybe even shrill with Klipsch speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clay View Post
    Thanks everyone! Ok, so now...any suggestions for a receiver that would go well with these Klipsch spkrs? I'm thinking around $400 or less. I was leaning to Denon or Integra but I'm really kind if dizzy at this point. I've made many u-turns and offroading on the road to deciding on speakers and AVR.
    Right now you can get this receiver at $488 at 6th Ave Electronics...and it will last a long time..and as you upgrade your speakers in the future this receiver will fit right in.....click here

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Right now you can get this receiver at $488 at 6th Ave Electronics...and it will last a long time..and as you upgrade your speakers in the future this receiver will fit right in.....click here
    Nice receiver and very good pricing...Did you put a link in the deals thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    Nice receiver and very good pricing...Did you put a link in the deals thread?
    I have put one in recently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves2Watch View Post
    A Denon or Yamaha would be my suggestion. Onkyo and Integra would sound a little extra bright and maybe even shrill with Klipsch speakers.
    I agree on the Denon. You have to be a rocket scientist to get an Onkyo set up. OMG!!!!!!!! I'm sure L2W remembers all the trouble of him and Rizzo trying to help me get an issue with mine straightened out. LOL.
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    Well if it wasn't for Batpigs Denon to English dictionary I would have been a little lost. LOL
    This site is a must bookmark for the Denon owner. http://batpigworld.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdtvjunkie View Post
    I agree on the Denon. You have to be a rocket scientist to get an Onkyo set up. OMG!!!!!!!! I'm sure L2W remembers all the trouble of him and Rizzo trying to help me get an issue with mine straightened out. LOL.
    And you think a Denon is easier to setup...

    And I did get you worked out on that.
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