Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
* * * * * 1 votes

Need advice


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 of 9 OFFLINE   himmy33

himmy33

    Auditioning



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 17 2013
  • Real Name:Chad

Posted November 17 2013 - 06:28 PM

I am a total newb and was told my questions might be better answered here. I am building my first home theater room and will have a lot of questions. Anyway my first question is I am trying to decide on a set of speakers and have been looking at these http://www.newegg.co...=9SIA1J70ZN9764. The receiver I have and will be using is http://www.newegg.co...N82E16882115393. Would this be a good match up or is it a waste of $ on the speakers considering the receiver? If anyone can help or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated!

 

This will be a dedicated theater room for movies and tv viewing/ sports events.



#2 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert



  • 14,537 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted November 17 2013 - 06:41 PM

I had already answered the prior post...paraphrasing here...

 

That is how you are supposed to buy your speakers. They should be the highest expenditure(to me at least equal to the combined total of everything else).

 

Those RF7 are so efficient, every AVR will power them fine. Being 101db, I doubt you ever send them more than 10 watts.



#3 of 9 OFFLINE   himmy33

himmy33

    Auditioning



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 17 2013
  • Real Name:Chad

Posted November 21 2013 - 08:57 AM

I had already answered the prior post...paraphrasing here...

 

That is how you are supposed to buy your speakers. They should be the highest expenditure(to me at least equal to the combined total of everything else).

 

Those RF7 are so efficient, every AVR will power them fine. Being 101db, I doubt you ever send them more than 10 watts.

Thank you for a response in both. Much appreciated!



#4 of 9 OFFLINE   himmy33

himmy33

    Auditioning



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 17 2013
  • Real Name:Chad

Posted November 26 2013 - 09:17 PM

I was wondering if the bookshelf speakers are a good idea or if I should do four pairs of the surround speakers? Also are these subs a good idea or is there a better idea? Maybe something with more low end like the http://www.klipsch.c...5/details#specs any answers or help would be greatly appreciated!

 

(2) Klipsch RF-7 II Reference Series Floorstanding Loudspeakers (Black)

(2) Klipsch RS-62 II Reference Series Surround Speakers (Black)

(1) Klipsch RC-64 II Reference Series Center Channel Speaker (Black)

(2) Klipsch RB-81 II Reference Series Bookshelf Speaker (Black)

(2) Klipsch SW-311 Reference Series Subwoofer System (Satin Black)



#5 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert



  • 14,537 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted November 27 2013 - 07:51 AM

The HSU ULS15" is barely more money.

 

To di/bi-pole or not is personal preference. And the speakers should be placed exactly where they should go. If you can't place di/bi-pole where they are supposed to go...don't buy them(I thought it funny the first time Klipsch introduced a diffuse horn speaker)



#6 of 9 OFFLINE   himmy33

himmy33

    Auditioning



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 17 2013
  • Real Name:Chad

Posted November 27 2013 - 09:35 AM

The HSU ULS15" is barely more money.

 

To di/bi-pole or not is personal preference. And the speakers should be placed exactly where they should go. If you can't place di/bi-pole where they are supposed to go...don't buy them(I thought it funny the first time Klipsch introduced a diffuse horn speaker)

Help me out with the di/bi-pole speaker. Which speaker is that? Also what is the advantage of the HSU ULS15"?



#7 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert



  • 14,537 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted November 27 2013 - 10:28 AM

The RS 62 is a bi-pole speaker. Notice Klipsch doesn't actually call it that(every manufacturer that makes a horn loaded speaker like that...which would be Klipsch and _____*).

 

The intent of a speaker like that is to diffuse the sound. The intent of a horn is to be direct and in your face.(hopefully I don't have to explain the paradox)

 

"Brand name" retail subwoofers represent the "worst" value.

 

ID(Internet Direct) represent the best "pre-built" value.

 

DIY(Do-it-yourself) represent the best value.

 

Essentially, unless you just want all your speakers to be the same brand...there is no reason to buy that sub, when you can have so much better with ID or DIY.

 

*blank in purpose.



#8 of 9 OFFLINE   himmy33

himmy33

    Auditioning



  • 6 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 17 2013
  • Real Name:Chad

Posted November 27 2013 - 10:47 AM

The RS 62 is a bi-pole speaker. Notice Klipsch doesn't actually call it that(every manufacturer that makes a horn loaded speaker like that...which would be Klipsch and _____*).

 

The intent of a speaker like that is to diffuse the sound. The intent of a horn is to be direct and in your face.(hopefully I don't have to explain the paradox)

 

"Brand name" retail subwoofers represent the "worst" value.

 

ID(Internet Direct) represent the best "pre-built" value.

 

DIY(Do-it-yourself) represent the best value.

 

Essentially, unless you just want all your speakers to be the same brand...there is no reason to buy that sub, when you can have so much better with ID or DIY.

 

*blank in purpose.

Thank you for the quick reply. This information helps a ton!



#9 of 9 OFFLINE   schan1269

schan1269

    HTF Expert



  • 14,537 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 04 2012
  • Real Name:Sam
  • LocationChicago-ish/NW Indiana

Posted November 27 2013 - 10:48 AM

Here is, pretty much, the only other horn loaded surround speaker that isn't "just a box"...

http://www.amazon.co...s=bic acoustech (notice it isn't even attempted to be a di/bi-pole)






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users