Got the Klipsch 35's waiting on the SVS

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by BryanWeaver, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. BryanWeaver

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    I picked up Klipsch RF-35's, RC-35, RS-35's and got a new Onkyo xt-rs 701 in the mail friday. Still waiting on the SV PB2+ to show up. I some of you tried to convince me to go with the RF-7s, but I had to balance a budget to get the best bang for the buck.

    So far, the speakers are performing as expected, a little tight for now, but excellent detail and more volume than my wife wants to hear. She still questions me with "what is a subwoofer supposed to do that these speakers don't?" I am sure she will find out next week...I can't wait. The sub has been shipped, and I should get a call from Bax any day now!

    FYI, I got the Klipsch from a local dealer that is significantly cheaper than Good Guys. Theses guys are listed on the Klipsch site as being authorized.

    I grabbed a DVD player from Costco (Panasonic DVD F-85) and while going through the literature they said that even though I am using the digital output, it will still only be 2-channel. I seem to have made the mistake of thinking that as long as the output is digital (optical or coax) that I am going to get the benefit of 5.1. Not true. Took it back today.

    This brings me to a question: what DVD players do forum member recommend that have 5.1 digital?? (single disk play is fine, but carousel is also ok)

    Thank you everyone for the advice, commentary and providing a wealth of untainted evaluations

    Bryan
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Next time, just ask her ... "Honey, why don't you buy the makeup for $2.50 from the local drug store vs. going to the department store and spending $150.00?"

    That'll make sure she doesn't ask any more silly questions like she did.

    Oh, your gear sounds great. Klipsch RF-35s are great speakers, too.
     
  3. Kenneth Harden

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    Well, the RF-35's are awesome speakers, so don't think you had to give up too much.

    Enjoy, that is what I would buy if I had more cash...that and a Subaru WRX STi [​IMG]
     
  4. Frank.Ch

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    Congrats on your purchase, you're going to be very happy.

    I got the Klipsch Synergy Series and even though it's not as highly regarded as the Reference series, I love the speakers so far. I think you will love the sound when the system is complete.

    I'm confused about your DVD literature. I looked up the specs on your DVD player, and it has Optical output with DTS and Dolby Digital processing, which means it will feed the necessary 5.1 / 6.1 signal to your Onkyo receiver for full home theater sound.

    Your literature is either wrong, or you mis-read it. No DVD player that I know of only has 2 channel capability. That would be one crappy player.

    The F-85 DVD player is just fine!

    Enjoy!!
     
  5. Dave Man

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    Bryan,

    Congrats on the new speaks!! I'm sure they sound great! Maybe you should play a movie w/lots of bass in it for your wife-both before and after you get the sub. I'm guessing she'll FEEL the difference.

    I use an Integra (Onkyo-high end) DPS 8.3 as my dvd player. It will also do DVD-audio, SACD and mp3 (I think). They have a DPS 5.3 (or so) that does not have the SACD capabilities but will run less than $500.

    David
     
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    I had the RC-35 for a short time until the RC-7 came in and I really liked it. It should do very well for you along with the rest of what your getting. Sure understand holding back a little for the PB2+.

    Hook your coax up on your DVD player and set it to Bitstream and you should be rockin.
     
  7. BryanWeaver

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    Thanks for all the good words.

    Regarding the DVD player. The manual said that DVD-Audio would only have two channels. After a little research, I realized that DVD-Audio is not just the audio portion of a DVD movie, but a up and coming replacement for CD's.

    I was a little embarassed to admit that I had misunderstood the the DVD-A(udio) for the movie soundtrack.

    Having been a past member of SMPTE for about 10 years, I should know, but technology keeps going in leaps and bounds and it is hard to follow everything.

    Wasn't there a CD that someone had available on this forum that had a number of cuts that emphasized the subwoofer? (like serious pipe organ music). If so, it is possible to get a copy?

    Thanks
     

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