Opinions on Klipsch Synergy System 6?

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  1. Joe Duda

    Joe Duda Auditioning

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    I am considering them for a medium to large sized room. They were the top rated home theater speaker system on cnet.com for under $1000.00 if that means anything. Any suggested alternatives for a similar price would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. matthew_rm

    matthew_rm Second Unit

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    For the price, get RF3's for a 2ch until you can afford matching centers and surrounds.

    Anyways, system 6 is still pretty good!
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    The KSW10 is a pretty pathetic sub. I wouldn't even consider it. The SB1 monitors and SC1 center are not bad. I have the SC1 and KSB1.1 monitors. I enjoy them quite a bit for home theater, but they start to give me a headache with music after listening at moderately high levels (between 80 and 90 dB measured with a C weighting) for more than 3/4 of an hour.

    JBL Studio Series speakers (S-Center and two pairs of S26 bookshelves) with an Adire Rava ($399USD) sub would come in at just a little bit over $1000USD.

    HomeTheaterDirect level 3 main speakers (two pairs) their center and a Rava would come in under $1000USD. For just a bit over $1100USD with these you could get an SVS 25-31PCi ($549USD).

    $1100USD could also get you five Axiom M3 bookshelves and a Rava.

    If you are going to be mainly movies, I don't think you'll regret the SB1 and SC1. If you are going to do a reasonable amount of music listen, I'd suggest trying something else. Either way drop the KSW10 sub.

    Also, if you can DIY on the sub I strongly suggest you head to the DIY/Advanced section to learn more. You could build a sub for $300USD that will compete quite well with the SVS.
     
  4. MatthewJ S

    MatthewJ S Supporting Actor

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    Regal cinemas use Klipsch in all their theaters, so ,yes for movies they are very dynamic..

    Hard Rock cafe's use them in all their places too....

    that system will give a lot of bang for the buck,

    just use a smooth rcvr.......
     
  5. Cam S

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    The KSW-10 is "pathetic", hardly, I own it and I must say, I'm impressed with it being a 10" sub, being compact, and only have 55 watts rms. It's bigger brother, the KSW-12, is a very good 12" sub for the money.

    I also own a set conisting of RF-3's, RC-3, and RB-3's, and they are wonderful speakers. They take next to no power to be loud since they have such a high sensitivity. Listen to them first, regardless of which Klipsch's you go with, cuz not everyone likes the sound of a Compression Horn Tweeter.
     
  6. matthew_rm

    matthew_rm Second Unit

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    Yes the refrence series Klipsch is VERY good! However, the KSW10 isn't!! lol, I couldn't even here it over RF3's! At least your happy with it. You wanna get a good 10 incher? RSW10's are good. V.HGS10. CARVER NIGHTSHADOW! Smaller, but sub bass from a little cube. 25HZ!! 1000W Carver amp! FUN FUN

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    Klipsch speakers are very good. SB1's do not use a very good tweeter. The rest of the synergy line uses a diffrent, better tweeter. SB2's are GOOD. Great fo most people.

    As for JBL, I don't find the stuff sold at places like CC and future shop good at all.

    KLIPSCH is a good way to go.
     
  7. Chad Isaacs

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    I spent $1006 and got the following........with a deal

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    SF-2(mains)

    SC-1(center)

    SB-1(rears)

    The mains are very nice for a bang for the buck speaker.Standing around 3'tall,dual 6 1/2 drivers and a nice horn tweeter.I also added an svs 25-31cs for the low end.THe sf-2 did well on their own,in fact,I had about 2 weeks until the svs arrived and I considered cancelling the order....then it came and there was no returning in my mind.

    The sb-1,which is what I believe are the mains for the synergy 6 are pretty nice.I use them for my surrounds and I could not be happier.Eventually,I would like to put them in the rear with a pair of ss-.5 or ss-1 for the sides,but that will require a reciever up grade...I am currently using an onkyo txds-575 and they work well with it

    Good luck and enjoy
     
  8. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    The best budget 10" sub is the VTF2 at $400-$450. Price Scan has two places listing the KSW10 at $350 and $399. It won't be remotely close to the VTF2.
    I compared a PDR10 to the KSW10 when I made my initial purchase. The PDR10 was an easy choice for me over the KSW10.
    Next to the Tempest I have now, well that's not even remotely fair [​IMG]
    You're gonna be in for one hell of a treat when you finish the Shiva Cam. That will be a huge step up from a KSW10 [​IMG]
    I wish I had Klipsch Reference instead of my Synergy monitors, but eventually I'll get some Adire Kit281 speakers built with the new center Adire has coming out.
    Now I kinda hope you get out to Stoon before you finish your Shiva, would be fun to watch your face when you heard my Tempest :p) Won't be nearly as much fun after you've heard a Shiva [​IMG]
     
  9. prashanth_sharma

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    a vastly better solution....

    Ascend Acoustics CBM170 5.1 system with the HSU VTF2 sub.

    Costs $ 1100

    i've had it for a year and its awsome.

    another solution

    the diva 4.1 tower series sourround package form av123.com

    cost $1100.

    u can add a subwoofer later when u can afford it.

    prashanth
     

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