New Klipsch line

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  1. Bobby T

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    It does look impressive.... At $14,500 for a 5.1 system, it will have serious competition...
     
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    I wonder if av123.com did the cabinetry work. Sure does look like ebony rockets sans the drivers.
     
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    Oh my god...

    Klipsch, thank you.
     
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    Ill never understand how any speakers could possibly be that expensive.. how can there be such a huge price gap between speakers? Explain to me why this set is $15,000 and the Fluance sx-htb is $250? They are both made out of essentially the same materials.
     
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    Listen to the $14,000 Klipsch and then the $250 Fluance and if you don't hear a difference, something's wrong with your ears. And that's where the price comes from. Klipsch uses real crossovers, high-technology drivers, and more precision engineering with their horn-loaded designs. As I recall, the Fluance midrange drivers are open-backed and there's just this metal strip across the spider that keeps them from overexcursioning from box pressure.
     
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    "Ill never understand how any speakers could possibly be that expensive.. how can there be such a huge price gap between speakers? Explain to me why this set is $15,000 and the Fluance sx-htb is $250? They are both made out of essentially the same materials. "

    Couldn't you say the same thing about cars?

    David
     
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    It will be interesting to see the specs and individual pricing. I'm hoping people with the RF-7's will buy these and then I can pick up a pair of RF-7's for a good price [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder if this replaces or is just a step up above the Reference line(like the Heritage series?)

    The cabinet work is gorgeous and it looks like these are being made in Hope Arkansas instead of overseas like their cheaper stuff(IIRC).
    Are you serious?
     
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    The picture is a (good) computer rendering, so the real deal should look even better!
     
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    Cost is base and Price is elastic.
    If enough customers respond we typically expect prices will rise. In this industry, maybe the sky is not the limit.
     
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    This line should be a good step above the reference line, with its horn-loaded midrange and huge subwoofer.
     
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    No way! I'm not giving up my RF-7's for anything! [​IMG]

    I *hate* the dust covers on the DRIVERS. They look like something Madonna might like.

    For $14,500 it should be a 7.1 system.
     
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    I'm sure with the right speaker wire, those Fluance's would be even better. Add some unobtanium spikes and get another octave or so of bass. It ain't that hard, is it?
     
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    You missed the point..Fluance was just an example of low cost speakers. are you implying that there are $14,000 worth of materials? Im asking why all of these companies feel it necessary to engineer INFERIOR speakers to slap a low price tag on them when they can just mass produce there "reference" quality speakers and kill the competition. It makes no sence. $3,000 is understandable. $14,000? The gross must be 1000%. Thats why so many people go DIY.
     

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