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    Default Matching Klipsch center to RF-62 II towers


    Hey guys im starting to piece together some new speakers. Gonna go the Klipsch route. For my fronts in getting the Reference RF-62 II's and for surrounds im either goin with the RS-52 II's or the RS-62 II's. I realize the the 62 would match better but boy are they alot of $$$! Now for my question. I originally was set on the RC-62 II center channel but have been lookin at the RC-64 II center. Its double the money of the RC-62 II center with double the midbass drivers and a larger Teratrax tweeter. The RC-62 II center runs for about $599 retail were the 64 is $1299 retail. You think it be worth the extra $$? Would my reciever (VSX-32) be able to run it? sorry for all the questions. Thanks boys
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    I'm looking forward to how you feel the VSX-32 matches up with Klipsch speakers.

    I don't have an answer for you, I'm sure someone will chime in though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Batman View Post
    I'm looking forward to how you feel the VSX-32 matches up with Klipsch speakers.

    I don't have an answer for you, I'm sure someone will chime in though.
    Cool thanks anyways. Im curious too. I figure with the Klipschs high sensitivity it should sound awesome. Really my Polks sound pretty badass. Been watching The Pacific on bluray last few afternoons and wow, I can't believe how much impact them Polks have being ran off the 32. Way more than my old Onkyo. But i want a better tweeter and more mid. Im dam near satisfied but are we every, lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KuroHD View Post
    Hey guys im starting to piece together some new speakers. Gonna go the Klipsch route. For my fronts in getting the Reference RF-62 II's and for surrounds im either goin with the RS-52 II's or the RS-62 II's. I realize the the 62 would match better but boy are they alot of $$$! Now for my question. I originally was set on the RC-62 II center channel but have been lookin at the RC-64 II center. Its double the money of the RC-62 II center with double the midbass drivers and a larger Teratrax tweeter. The RC-62 II center runs for about $599 retail were the 64 is $1299 retail. You think it be worth the extra $$?
    The RC-64 will sound a bit more detailed for sure because of the dedicated mid-range drivers. But the RC-62 should sound pretty good too and will be saving money that can be used to buy a more powerful sub.

    Would my reciever (VSX-32) be able to run it? sorry for all the questions. Thanks boys
    Are you kiddin' ???

    With that sensitivity 99dB, any crappy (low powered) receiver will be able to run it with ease. Both RS-62 & RS-64 will sound twice as loud compared to the average 89dB that others speakers can do using the same power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    The RC-64 will sound a bit more detailed for sure because of the dedicated mid-range drivers. But the RC-62 should sound pretty good too and will be saving money that can be used to buy a more powerful sub.



    Are you kiddin' ???

    With that sensitivity 99dB, any crappy (low powered) receiver will be able to run it with ease. Both RS-62 & RS-64 will sound twice as loud compared to the average 89dB that others speakers can do using the same power.
    NICE! Thanks buddy! Thats music to my ears. Prolly get the RC-62 II I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    The RC-64 will sound a bit more detailed for sure because of the dedicated mid-range drivers. But the RC-62 should sound pretty good too and will be saving money that can be used to buy a more powerful sub.



    Are you kiddin' ???

    With that sensitivity 99dB, any crappy (low powered) receiver will be able to run it with ease. Both RS-62 & RS-64 will sound twice as loud compared to the average 89dB that others speakers can do using the same power.
    Um yeah no trouble pushing that at all. Hey kuro have you heard these http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-RF-7-F.../dp/B00414WGO4 I am sure they are out of your price range, but next time you go audition if your dealer has them you should check em out. They are figgin huge, and sound pretty damn nice. The speakers you are gunning for are pretty nice and seem to be alot of speaker for the money, nice choice!!!
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    On a side note, ever since I've heard this news, I'm wary of buying anything Klipsches for now on.

    Audiovox agrees to buy local speaker maker Klipsch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post
    On a side note, ever since I've heard this news, I'm wary of buying anything Klipsches for now on.

    Audiovox agrees to buy local speaker maker Klipsch

    Existing lines should be ok I would think. And certainly speakers already manfactured. I'd worry if we start seeing super cheap models in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Batman View Post
    Existing lines should be ok I would think. And certainly speakers already manfactured. I'd worry if we start seeing super cheap models in the future.
    I agree, and really hope klipsch has more pride than to sell their company to a company like audiovox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Batman View Post
    Existing lines should be ok I would think. And certainly speakers already manfactured. I'd worry if we start seeing super cheap models in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    I agree, and really hope klipsch has more pride than to sell their company to a company like audiovox.
    I would hope so. If they do I wouldn't buy Klipsch any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caliberconst. View Post
    Um yeah no trouble pushing that at all. Hey kuro have you heard these http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-RF-7-F.../dp/B00414WGO4 I am sure they are out of your price range, but next time you go audition if your dealer has them you should check em out. They are figgin huge, and sound pretty damn nice. The speakers you are gunning for are pretty nice and seem to be alot of speaker for the money, nice choice!!!
    Cool, no I haven't but would love to give them a listen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post
    On a side note, ever since I've heard this news, I'm wary of buying anything Klipsches for now on.

    Audiovox agrees to buy local speaker maker Klipsch
    Existing lines will be fine. I sure as hell won't look into any new low grade lines of speakers thats for sure.
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    I suggest you have a look at the older Reference line on the second-hand market: you might be able to get better speakers for the same amount. The older Reference series had a better crossover and actual sensitivity: the newer RF-7 II have a declared sensitivity of 101db but were measured to 94,1db by the Italian magazine Audio Review, whereas IIRC the older RF-7 were measured to 98db of actual efficiency. Not to say that 94,1db ain't enough, mind you. But you could get a pair of second-hand RF-7 for less than half the price of the RF-7 II.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ev666il View Post
    I suggest you have a look at the older Reference line on the second-hand market: you might be able to get better speakers for the same amount. The older Reference series had a better crossover and actual sensitivity: the newer RF-7 II have a declared sensitivity of 101db but were measured to 94,1db by the Italian magazine Audio Review, whereas IIRC the older RF-7 were measured to 98db of actual efficiency. Not to say that 94,1db ain't enough, mind you. But you could get a pair of second-hand RF-7 for less than half the price of the RF-7 II.
    You seem to have a nice "used market" where you live Evil...I would have no problem buying used speakers...buying some audiophile speakers that are older do have advantages...cost of materials was lower...in most instances...and the quality of the materials was much better...

    Could anybody chime in and list some US sources for quality used speakers...and other electronics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedking View Post
    Could anybody chime in and list some US sources for quality used speakers...and other electronics...
    You can find some great deals at Audiogon.com

    Gotta keep trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    You can find some gret deal at Audiogon.com

    Gotta keep trying.

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    I bought most of my stuff off Audiogon.com, as a matter of fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruZZi View Post
    You can find some " gret deal " at Audiogon.com

    Gotta keep trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barney_DaPurple1 View Post
    On a side note, ever since I've heard this news, I'm wary of buying anything Klipsches for now on.

    Audiovox agrees to buy local speaker maker Klipsch
    OMFG! Audiovox. Jesus.
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