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What do you think about Klipsh HD 500


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#1 of 10 bilanio

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Posted October 11 2013 - 09:05 PM

Hi, i have an HTiB and i like to update my home theater with a budget below 1000$.

considering the receiver is around 500$ are Klipsh HD 500 a good option to consider?

 

Info below:

http://www.crutchfie...heater-500.html

 

Highlights:
  • includes 4 satellite speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer
  • 8-ohm compatible
  • maximum acoustic output: 112 dB
  • video-shielded (except sub) to prevent magnetic distortion on tube TVs
  • spring clip connectors
Satellite speakers:
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response: 150-20,000 Hz
  • 3/4" aluminum-dome horn-loaded tweeter
  • 2-1/2" woofer
  • each handles up to 100 watts
  • mounting brackets and threaded inserts for wall-mounting the satellites
  • high-gloss black finish
  • 3-5/8"W x 6-1/16"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
Center channel speaker:
  • acoustic suspension design
  • frequency response: 150-20,000 Hz
  • 3/4" aluminum-dome horn-loaded tweeter
  • dual 2-1/2" woofers
  • handles up to 100 watts
  • center channel cradle, mounting bracket, and threaded inserts included
  • high-gloss black finish
  • 9-1/16"W x 3-5/8"H x 4-1/8"D
  • warranty: 5 years
Powered subwoofer:
  • bass reflex (ported) design
  • frequency response: 36-200 Hz (±3dB)
  • 100-watt RMS amplifier
  • 8" down-firing woofer
  • variable low-pass crossover: 80-160 Hz


#2 of 10 schan1269

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Posted October 11 2013 - 10:17 PM

If you were in the US, I'd say you could do a whole lot better. Have no idea what kind of used market you have over there...

 

But, your budget is all wrong. You should be spending double the money on the speakers over the AVR...$300-$400 AVR and $600-$700 on the speakers.

 

Outside of your budget, but you could start with 2.0(or even 2.1) and build continually...

 

http://www.dali-uk.c...ers/ZENSOR.aspx



#3 of 10 bilanio

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Posted October 14 2013 - 04:41 AM

Hi, i found this used package

Receiver is Onkyo with Sony speakers

As you can see it's used, i think that the subwoofer is the weak point in this package. 

 

What do you think of this deal? considering that it's in a mint condition?



#4 of 10 bilanio

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Posted October 14 2013 - 04:41 AM

onkyo.jpg

 

Forgot the attachment :)


Edited by bilanio, October 14 2013 - 04:42 AM.


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Posted October 14 2013 - 02:01 PM

Research problems with that Onkyo model before investing in it.   In my opinion this specific AVR is the weakest link based on its notorious HDMI issues. The price for the whole package is OK and with a reliable AVR, if it lasts, its a good deal.  You might luck out and that Onkyo is trouble-free long term but then,  if thats the case,  thats exactly what it would be - luck.  Its hard to recommend an alternative, with your location, so this package may well be the best deal in your price range. 


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#6 of 10 schan1269

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Posted October 14 2013 - 03:07 PM

If this AVR has survived this long, it is fine.

 

Most X06 Onkyo, the HDMI boards died in the first 18 months. This is clearly well beyond 18 months since this AVR has been new.

 

But like always...used AV equipment is a crapshoot.

 

That price is good for what you are getting. And yes, the sub is the weak link.



#7 of 10 bilanio

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Posted October 20 2013 - 11:37 PM

I tested them and wow they sound nice, 

Their age is 5 years soo i hope as it was mentioned above the receiver is in the safe mode.

 

The center channel is very nice i think its the best piece in that setup. 

Receiver also sounds nice and looks like new, but its scary as you don't know when it would die

 

My wife didn't like the idea of the these huge speakers soo i was thinking to interchange the back and front speakers, what do you guys think?

it's this option of buying new front left and right with smaller size.



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Posted October 21 2013 - 05:38 AM

WAF is typically the hardest obstacle to overcome.

I once had a girlfriend move into my house and try to re-decorate. First was "get rid of my Maggies". I laughed. Then I went and bought a record of her favorite CD(that she constantly listened to) and played it through the Maggies . She'd never heard it like that before, so the Maggies stayed.

Many times the other half will come around if given a reason. Buy her a Michael Bible CD...or watch The Time Traveler's Wife....

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Posted October 21 2013 - 05:43 AM

Buble, not Bible...stooped auto-correct

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Posted October 21 2013 - 06:04 AM

I Think "Mamma Mia" will do just fine... 

It's gonna be a long night ..  :blink:






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