Klipsch help

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  1. Randy

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    Ok I want to buy some klipsch speakers, but here is the rub. I was set on the r3s but now they don't make them anymore. How are the r35s any good? I haven't had a chance to really test them out.

    I also thought I might get the r5s but they only make rf5s so the question is do I go with r7s for the rest of the setup or r3s?

    Finally I was going to match them up with a denon 3803 reciver.


    choice 1
    rc35
    rf35
    rs35
    rsw12

    choice 2
    rc7
    rf5
    rs7
    rsw15

    choice 3
    rc35
    rf5
    rs35
    rsw12


    If you guys have any comments or suggestions let me know.

    Randy
     
  2. James W. Johnson

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    Obviously choice #2 is best. [​IMG]
     
  3. Michael R Price

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    How about purchasing a cheaper (but perhaps just as good) subwoofer from another manufacturer, and using RF-7 mains?
     
  4. DavidVT

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    Totally agree with Michael,

    Dump the Klipsch sub for a SVS or HSU and get the RF7 mains
     
  5. Randy

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    I'm kind of worried the rf7s are a bit too much. If I did go with the rf7s can I get by with a denon 3803 reciever?
     
  6. Michael R Price

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    That receiver would work fine. By too much, do you mean too much sound or too much money?
     
  7. DavidVT

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    The RF7s are superb, and alot of owners have Denon receivers driving them with no problems. The Klipsch Reference speakers are wonderful because thier so efficient.
     
  8. Frank Carter

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    You're going about it all wrong...the RF-7's are 3dB efficient than the RF-5's. This means if it takes RF-5's 100 watts to reach 110dB, it will take the RF-7's half of that(50W) to reach 110dB.

    While the RSW-15 is an excellent sub, I also would rather get something from SVS and get RF-7's instead. I think you'll be much happier with the sound.
     
  9. Randy

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    IT is expensive, but I was referring to the fact that those things are BIG & LOUD. I have small place right now.
     
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    I use a pair of CF2s for the front mains. I went back and forth for quite a while and finally decided that I'd get more bang for the buck by keeping the pair of CF2s i'd had for 5 years. I say they're a predecessor to the RF5. Woofer are the same size and maybe the horn. I ended up adding a RC7 and two pair of RS7 for the surrounds and backs. I couldn't be happier. I definitely wouldn't go with the Klipsch sub. I replaced my Klipsch SW12 with a SVS PB2+. I though I was getting lots of bass until I got my PB2+. I had to wait 3 weeks to get it, but it was WORTH IT ($1,299 delivered). Take the money you'll save on the RF5 vs the RF7 and apply it to a SVS sub. You'll be trilled. My CF5 will go "large" but I run my whole system small, so I don't think you'll be disappointed going with the 5 instead of 7. My sound field is pretty seamless (timbre matched). I recently upgraded from a Denon 2500 (85 wpc front&center) to an Anthem AVM20, MCA 50 (185 wpc all driven) and a pair of outlaw M200 (200 wpc for the rear surrounds). I'm thrilled with my system I and don't for a second regret not buying the RF7. I'd recommend the RF5 and spend the saved money somwhere else.
     

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