New Speakers!

gadgtfreek

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Ok, here are the new additions to the family. I was able to listen to some Klipsch Reference, and got some friendly advice from teachsac. I started figuring, why not enjoy them now, why wait for the house build :)

Will get the surrounds at a later date.

My two fronts:

Klipsch RB-81 II
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • BUILT FROM: 2010
  • DEPTH: 12.3" (31.2cm) with grille
  • ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via front-firing port
  • FINISHES: Black Ash & Cherry woodgrain vinyl
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 44Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • HEIGHT: 19" (48.4cm)
  • HIGH FREQUENCY CROSSOVER: 1400Hz
  • HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn
  • INPUTS: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp
  • LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: 8" (20.3cm) Cerametallic cone woofer
  • MOUNTING: Dual bottom mount 1/4"-20 threaded inserts
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms compatible
  • POWER HANDLING: 150W RMS / 600W Peak
  • SENSITIVITY: 97dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • WEIGHT: 27.5lbs (12.5kg)
  • WIDTH: 9.3" (23.5cm)


My center:

Klipsch RC-62 II
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • BUILT FROM: 2010
  • DEPTH: 12.8" (32.4cm) with grille
  • ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via dual front-firing ports
  • FINISHES: Black Ash & Cherry woodgrain vinyl
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 57Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • HEIGHT: 8" (20.3cm)
  • HIGH FREQUENCY CROSSOVER: 1500Hz
  • HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horn
  • INPUTS: Single binding posts
  • LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 6.5" (16.5cm) Cerametallic cone woofers
  • MOUNTING: Uptilt and Downtilt feet
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 ohms compatible
  • POWER HANDLING: 150W RMS / 600W Peak
  • SENSITIVITY: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • WEIGHT: 30.4lbs (13.8kg)
  • WIDTH: 23.5" (59.7cm)


My rears (to be ordered when the room is constructed):

Klipsch RC-62 II
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SPECIFICATIONS

  • BUILT FROM: 2010
  • DEPTH: 9.2" (23.4cm)
  • ENCLOSURE TYPE: Bass-reflex via quad side-firing ports
  • FINISH: Matte Black vinyl
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 50Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • HEIGHT: 15" (38.1cm)
  • HIGH FREQUENCY CROSSOVER: 1300Hz
  • HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 1" (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression drivers mated to 90° x 60° square Tractrix® Horns
  • INPUTS: Single binding posts
  • LOW FREQUENCY DRIVER: Dual 6.5" (16.5cm) Cerametallic cone woofers
  • MOUNTING: Keyhole bracket and quad 1/4"-20 threaded inserts
  • NOMINAL IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms compatible
  • POWER HANDLING: 150W RMS / 600W Peak
  • SENSITIVITY: 97dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • WEIGHT: 22.7lbs (10.3kg)
  • WIDTH: 16.3" (41.5cm)


I stuck with bookshelfs, but they do have 8" woofers :)
 
Ilya

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Congrats! These are very good speakers. I am sure you will enjoy them!
 
gadgtfreek

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Thanks! I'm pretty excited, this is about finishing out my HT, until I can move into something bigger with a dedicated room.
 
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It's amazing the amount of love they get. I know a lot of folks dont like the "brightness" of the horns, but...
 
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Yes, they sound brighter than some other types of speakers, but this is not necessarily a bad thing for a home theater. Remember, in sound, the opposite to "bright" is "dull"! ;)
 
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Hehe. Unfortunately, it seems in most of these level speakers, music vs HT performance is often a concession. My speakers are strictly HT, and as loud as I can take. The efficiency of the speakers and the clarity of the horns are what sold me. I needed more mid bass and highs that could hang with high volume. I have a feeling the new sub, and these Klipsch speakers are gonna be a hole nother level.
 
gadgtfreek

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So, now for the next question. Do you run them naked, or clothed :)

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gdarwin

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Back speakers are 3 Klipsch mounted in the ceiling. I'm running a 6.1 setup which works well in the corner environment.
 
jayn_j

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Very nice. You know that I am a Klipsch fan, and my theater is populated with them.
 
gadgtfreek

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I did not see any documentation (Def Tech manual stated 50 hours), do they have any break in time frame?
 
John Kotches

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i dont mean to be critical or disrespectful, but "reference" and "wood grain vinyl" shouldn't go together IMO.



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So, now for the next question. Do you run them naked, or clothed :)
You can try both ways and see if you can tell the difference. Most likely you will find that the difference is so minor, if noticeable at all, that you will end up keeping the cloth on to protect the speakers against dust (or against pets and kids if you have any) and will only remove it when listening to your very best reference music and of course when showcasing your setup to your friends. ;)
 
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Stands arrive Monday and speakers on Tue! Out of town next weekend, so it'll give me a week or more of tv to get em worked in. Then I think it'll be time to throw star wars and Jurassic park at em :)
 
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Stands arrive Monday and speakers on Tue! Out of town next weekend, so it'll give me a week or more of tv to get em worked in. Then I think it'll be time to throw star wars and Jurassic park at em :)

go for some subtlety too. check out the Dave Mathews / Tim Reynolds at Radio City Music Hall for some showcasing without special effects.

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