Can klipsch be beat??

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Chris Tabor, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Chris Tabor

    Chris Tabor Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is there a speaker out there that plays louder and clearer than the klipsch rf7? I've auditioned soooo many speakers and have yet to find one. And no i'm not trying to bring in the rediculously priced things out there but for their price or even double is there anything that beats them? Can someone thats honestly heard the rf7's give me some answers?
     
  2. Jason_Me

    Jason_Me Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. Chris Tabor

    Chris Tabor Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Those are 3 times the price of the klipsch.
     
  4. ScottCarr

    ScottCarr Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2003
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    0
    having RF7s and Parasound Halos the sound is freaking awesome. picked up the RF7 on a tweeter close out for a little less than $1500/pr
     
  5. Michael R Price

    Michael R Price Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris, there's probably a good reason why you have not gotten a real answer yet. [​IMG]
     
  6. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    Probably not. At 98db sensitivity because of the horns, they are so easy to power and therefore can go loud with average equipment. Probably take a horned speaker to match it at that price point. But I wonder why noone makes a set to compete, at least at average consumer levels. My bet is the sound is really distinctive and "in your face" and many people don't prefer that. I know that's why I didn't get them. With Klipsch, it's usually you like 'em or hate 'em. I'll note I did demo them.
     
  7. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    0
    Man i heard the Klipsch RF-7's play in the showroom with SoundCity's other top model speakers. This one guy loved Monitor Audio so I asked him to compare. Me and my uncle both agreed, the Klipsch sounded much louder and much clearer and distinct... We both loved them, but yet again i'm a Klipsch finatic.

    Also I found there bookshelf speakers, RB-7 to be the same way. Very loud and distinct, nice speaker as well.
     
  8. Frank Carter

    Frank Carter Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    0
    The only thing that will do that are the higher end Klipsch Heritage speakers(LaScala, Belle, and Klipschorn).

    BTW, the sensitivity of the RF-7 is not 98dB, it's 102dB @ 2.83V/1M.
     
  9. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG]

    http://forum.stryke.com/viewtopic.ph...971f9c7479358f

    "The kit for a limited time will be on sale for $1000. This includes 24 SA071 midbass drivers, 24 RTW2 tweeters, Xover components, enclosure and xover plans, and also the precut front baffles made on the CNC machine. The baffles being cut will save hours of work alone. The regular price I plan to have at about $1500 for this kit. I plan to extend the $1000 offer for about a month."
     
  10. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nexo speakers. I'd take them anyday over Klipsch. And I do like some of the Klipsch I've listened to so don't think I'm just bashing them. [​IMG]
     
  11. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    7,270
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hey Brett, is this your work in progress?
     
  12. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    3,181
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chu,

    That's John J's test set. I am not sure how I am going to
    finish mine yet.. I would love to do something like Burled
    Oak (if I did a Veneer) but that would cost a fortune. I am
    actually kicking around the idea of real 5.0 ounce twill
    weave carbon fiber wrapped around the sides,back, top and
    bottom and heavily cleared (10 coats of 2 stage auto clear)
    and then doing the baffles in WilsonART Brushed Aluminum
    Laminate.

    I'll cross that bridge when I get to it [​IMG]
     
  13. Michael R Price

    Michael R Price Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,591
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh, geez, now that just isn't fair. What is the efficiency of that thing, 95db?

    Isn't Klipsch known to overstate all sensitivity specifications on their "home" speakers by 3-4 db relative to an anechoic measurement? I know the RB-5 is 4db less than spec.
     
  14. Chris Tabor

    Chris Tabor Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    0
    So still no one can find speakers that beat them at price performance? I'm not just talking loud either. Even the bass on the rf7's is amazing. The paradigm studio 100's didn't seem to be able to touch them.
     
  15. ThomasW

    ThomasW Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 1999
    Messages:
    2,282
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  16. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2000
    Messages:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    0
    Chris, this isn't the first time you've started a thread to announce your love of Klipsch. But the issue is so obviously subjective that 100 people could tell you speakers THEY like better for the money and you'd just sit there and say (again!)

     
  17. Robert AG

    Robert AG Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2003
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    0
    These would probably beat the Klipsch:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2003
    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    0
    DUUUUUDE, BUT CAN THEY PLAY LOUDER? [​IMG]
     
  19. ChrisLazarko

    ChrisLazarko Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think those speakers Brett has shown are just crazy. First of all they aren't going to look too good in a home enviroment and second they can possibly be taller than some rooms. That in my opinion is for someone who just wants to blast there music.
     
  20. Dave Milne

    Dave Milne Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2001
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ah... someone who has never heard a good line array [​IMG]

    Don't let Arnie Nudell know you said that...
     

Share This Page