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Klipschs For Pioneer 1014

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Hal, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Hal

    Hal Member

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    I currently have a Pioneer 1014 receiver I got for $340

    with Bose 201 IV's for mains, a 7 year old JBL Flix 1

    center, and TINY JBL's for surrounds..


    I like the new receiver...


    I am looking at Klipsch speakers figuring to start with

    mains and a center. Two candidates for the mains so far

    are the RB-25's or the RF-15's. The center is going to be

    a RC-25. I have been able to hear the RB-25's and the

    RF-25's but not the RF-15's. I thought the RF-25's

    sounded a little "boomy" compared with the bookshelves.


    Sorry about the technical word "boomy".


    My room is small with a Sony 32" HDTV about 7' from my recliner's vewing

    position. Aside from my Tonkinese Cat Merlin, I live

    alone so the small "sweet spot" I keep hearing about with

    Klipsch's is no problemo. Merlins viewing is confined to

    a couple of Couch Potato Kitty DVD's while I am at work


    These speakers are going to have to do for both music and

    movies. I like just about everything but Rap. I have been

    told the RF-15's would give me a fuller sound but not a

    "boomy" as the RF-25's.


    I figure that if I got the RB-25's I could add a sub when

    I saved up the dinero. I hope to get the RB-25's for $220

    a pair and the RC-25 for $150. The RF-15's would cost me

    about $110 a pair more than the RB-25's.




    Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!


    Wolf
     
  2. greg baker

    greg baker Well-Known Member

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    Cnet gave the RF-15's a good review. There main criticism was lack of bass. Is there a sub in your future? I think either set of speakers would benifit from a sub to capture the low end. You will have plenty of power for the Klipsch speakers so I would get the RB25's and spend the $110 on the Parts express Tiny Mighty Sub. A very good sub for the money from what I hear.
     
  3. Hal

    Hal Member

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    Well if I go with the RB-25's I figured to get the RC-25 at the same time and then add a sub later. Thanks for the sub suggestion. I haven't even started thinking about them yet.


    Wolf
     
  4. Hal

    Hal Member

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    Greg,

    is this the sub you are talking about?

    "The 10" Titanic System is the latest evolution of the classic Vance Dickason 10" subwoofer system." 10" TITANIC MKIII SUBWOOFER KIT

    Wolf
     
  5. Lyle_E

    Lyle_E Well-Known Member

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    I have been running RF-15's for a little over a month now..

    I like em - but they are a little "brite" on the higher frequencies.. I have to echo what I have read many times before..

    Only you can judge any speaker.. Listening habits are different..

    If you have a chance too listen to other speakers, do it.. If I had the chance again I probably would go with the RF-35's.. to me they sound "wider" and have better range.. But due to room size I had to go with the 15's

    The Klipsch Reference line really shows its strengths starting with the 35 series and up...

    My center channel is a RC-35 and it really does a great Job on movies..

    If you do go with the RF-15's, make sure you get a good subwoofer..

    I just picked up a 20-39 PCi and it really made a huge difference!
     
  6. Shawn E

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    I've got the RF-15's, RC-25, and RS-25's and I really enjoy their sound. I'm running them with a Denon AVR-1905. The 15's are a bit weak on bass (not really weak--just in comparison to some more expensive models), but I've got a Paradigm 10" sub along with them, and that helps them out quite a bit. I'm not sure how Klipsch sounds with a Pioneer (I've heard they do sound a bit "brighter" with some brands), but Denon does an excellent job with this line. To echo Lyle, be sure and listen before you buy--and make sure especially that you listen to them on the same model of receiver that you have. It really does make a difference.
     

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