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Klipschs For Pioneer 1014

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Hal



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Posted February 24 2005 - 02:49 PM

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
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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   greg baker

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Posted February 24 2005 - 03:31 PM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Hal



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Posted February 24 2005 - 04:02 PM

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
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Hal



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Posted February 24 2005 - 08:20 PM

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
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Posted February 25 2005 - 01:08 AM

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!
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Posted March 01 2005 - 11:35 AM

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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