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JBrax 06-13-14 06:13 PM

Klipsch RC-64 II
 

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Upgrade bug struck after I added my second SVS PB-12NSD sub. Here is my newest addition and this thing is massive!


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JBrax 06-13-14 06:31 PM

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B- one 06-13-14 06:44 PM

I suggest after breaking it in crank up the final bank robbery in Heat. The gun shots are awesome ;).

JBrax 06-13-14 06:47 PM

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B- one wrote: (Post 793762)
I suggest after breaking it in crank up the final bank robbery in Heat. The gun shots are awesome ;).

I'll keep that one in mind. I've got a bunch I plan on revisiting. I need a new tv riser now. This thing feels very sturdy and I wonder if it would be ok to just put my LCD on top of it?

JBrax 06-13-14 06:49 PM

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This is the current setup.


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tonyvdb 06-13-14 06:54 PM

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I don't see why that can't support a tv on top of it. Did you sell your other centre yet? My rc 52 is doing me ok but I would like to upgrade also.

JBrax 06-13-14 06:57 PM

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tonyvdb wrote: (Post 793802)
I don't see why that can't support a tv on top of it. Did you sell your other centre yet? My rc 52 is doing me ok but I would like to upgrade also.

I have not sold it yet. :)

B- one 06-13-14 07:34 PM

It's not advised by klipsch to put your tv on the speaker. But a great excuse to upgrade if it fell!:devil: We had a stand made as the F-8500 was much longer and I didn't want to have any issues after buying it and having it calibrated it was almost $4000.

B- one 06-13-14 07:35 PM

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Forgot the pic nothing fancy but it works.

JBrax 06-13-14 07:43 PM

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B- one wrote: (Post 793858)
Forgot the pic nothing fancy but it works.

I'm not looking for anything fancy just functional. Something like that would work just fine for me. A buddy made my current tv riser/box for me but he was hesitant to do the same design due to the length of the new center. I'll show him yours for ideas.

tonyvdb 06-13-14 08:46 PM

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JBrax wrote: (Post 793810)
I have not sold it yet. :)

Must avoid the temptation :whistling:

JBrax 06-13-14 09:18 PM

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tonyvdb wrote: (Post 793890)
Must avoid the temptation :whistling:

Embrace the temptation! :)

willis7469 06-13-14 09:58 PM

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JBrax wrote: (Post 793946)
Embrace the temptation! :)

This is good advice! Mwahahaha! I know Beeman used his center as a stand, but I like riser idea personally. (Whisper)Tony, you need a new center...
Btw, jbrax, that center is awesome!

JBrax 06-13-14 10:20 PM

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willis7469 wrote: (Post 794018)
This is good advice! Mwahahaha! I know Beeman used his center as a stand, but I like riser idea personally. (Whisper)Tony, you need a new center... Btw, jbrax, that center is awesome!

Thanks, I think it will be a nice improvement. I really don't want to sit my tv on it but the furniture grade wood feels as though it would be sturdy enough. Hopefully Beeman chimes in at some point.

tonyvdb 06-13-14 10:37 PM

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The only movie I've watched where I really noticed my rc52 struggle was believe it or not Frozen. The vocals during the singing are so solidly anchored to the centre channel and it could not deal with it.
No money available to upgrade now sadly so it will have to wait :(

willis7469 06-13-14 10:44 PM

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tonyvdb wrote: (Post 794130)
The only movie I've watched where I really noticed my rc52 struggle was believe it or not Frozen. The vocals during the singing are so solidly anchored to the centre channel and it could not deal with it. No money available to upgrade now sadly so it will have to wait :(

I hear that. Ya just do whatcha can do when ya can do it. And yes I think frozen has a pretty dynamic track also. Although I just saw in my new S/V, it got 3/5. Some of the notes said(huge paraphrase) things like sounds not matching the environment. Like when Elsa's singing in the newly formed ice castle, it sounds like dead studio space without any reverb. ...better watch it again.

JBrax 06-13-14 10:48 PM

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tonyvdb wrote: (Post 794130)
The only movie I've watched where I really noticed my rc52 struggle was believe it or not Frozen. The vocals during the singing are so solidly anchored to the centre channel and it could not deal with it. No money available to upgrade now sadly so it will have to wait :(

Frozen huh? Could it possibly need more power? As for the money situation sorry to hear but I'm not in a big hurry to sell it so maybe a bit later?

tonyvdb 06-14-14 08:42 AM

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I can't for one second believe that it was running out of power, remember I have the Onkyo 805 and it's amp section is a beast plus I'm running a two channel amp on the mains.
Later is a possibility but later for me will be august at best?

chashint 06-15-14 08:31 PM

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Now that you have had the RC-64 for a few days what are your impressions of it compared to the RC-62?

I have RF-83's and a RC-62 and it is a great combo, but every now and then I yearn for a RC-64.

I know the Reference II series are a little different but horizontal center speakers are a little different than the matching towers anyway so if I were to up grade I would go with a NIB RC-64II.

JBrax 06-15-14 08:49 PM

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chashint wrote: (Post 796354)
Now that you have had the RC-64 for a few days what are your impressions of it compared to the RC-62? I have RF-83's and a RC-62 and it is a great combo, but every now and then I yearn for a RC-64. I know the Reference II series are a little different but horizontal center speakers are a little different than the matching towers anyway so if I were to up grade I would go with a NIB RC-64II.

I have yet to put it in place (killing me) because I'm having a tv stand custom built to house the new speaker. I thought about temporarily setting my 60 pound display directly on it but thought better of it. I was hoping BeeMan would chime in but it seems he's on a sabbatical from the forum?

hyghwayman 06-15-14 09:18 PM

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That Klipsch RC-64 II is one sweet looking CC speaker, congrats on upgrade. What about a wall mount for the TV?

JBrax 06-15-14 09:43 PM

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hyghwayman wrote: (Post 796378)
That Klipsch RC-64 II is one sweet looking CC speaker, congrats on upgrade. What about a wall mount for the TV?

Thank you. I'm not personally a big fan of wall mounting although that option was mulled.

JBrax 06-17-14 04:58 PM

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Here it is installed. Couldn't wait for my custom tv riser. I'll be running Audyssey tonight.


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willis7469 06-17-14 05:12 PM

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Looks great in there!

B- one 06-17-14 05:18 PM

Surprised it took this long;). It looks smaller with the grill on.

JBrax 06-17-14 05:35 PM

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willis7469 wrote: (Post 798162)
Looks great in there!

Thanks, chomping at the bit to run Audyssey but the wife is sleeping. :(

JBrax 06-17-14 05:37 PM

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B- one wrote: (Post 798178)
Surprised it took this long;). It looks smaller with the grill on.

Oh, it's been driving me crazy looking at the thing everyday. It does look smaller in the pic with the grill on but trust me it's a big 'ole speaker! :)

chrismdon 06-17-14 07:00 PM

Thanks for sharing. I have wanted to upgrade from the rc-62 as well, please share your thoughts.

JBrax 06-17-14 08:02 PM

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Most definitely! After Audyssey we're watching The Lego movie.

willis7469 06-17-14 08:41 PM

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JBrax wrote: (Post 798329)
Most definitely! After Audyssey we're watching The Lego movie.

I bet that's the longest nap your wife's ever taken!

JBrax 06-17-14 08:48 PM

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willis7469 wrote: (Post 798345)
I bet that's the longest nap your wife's ever taken!

Sure seemed like it but she got up and took the dog for a walk so it was quiet for my Audyssey calibration. Audyssey trimmed it at -10 which seems a little high but I'll see how it sounds after The Lego movie.

willis7469 06-17-14 09:24 PM

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Nice! I know you'll fill us in.

JBrax 06-17-14 09:55 PM

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willis7469 wrote: (Post 798377)
Nice! I know you'll fill us in.

Awesome so far! Really can't put it into words maybe just fuller sounding with more authority?

JBrax 06-17-14 10:56 PM

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Definite improvement and The Lego movie was outstanding! Very funny.

chrismdon 06-18-14 06:12 AM

Thanks

chashint 06-18-14 07:35 AM

Re: Klipsch RC-64 II
 

Where did you get the RC-64 from ?

JBrax 06-18-14 01:00 PM

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chashint wrote: (Post 798762)
Where did you get the RC-64 from ?

Accousticsounddesign

JBrax 06-18-14 01:44 PM

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The Sound Seller also has B stock for $899.00 if you're interested.

macromicroman 06-18-14 03:13 PM

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When I got my RC-64 it wouldn't fit in my old TV stand. Looked around and couldn't fine any stands that it would fit in for a reasonable price. Went to Walmart and found an open TV stand with three shelves and an upright attachment for the TV. The top shelf hold over 100 pounds and the two bottom shelves hold 60 pounds apiece.

I was going to use the top shelf for the speaker, but even with the 60 inch LG plasma mounted in the top position there wasn't enough space between the bottom of the TV and the shelf, so I put it on the middle shelf. The speaker weighs 61 pounds so it shouldn't be a problem. Been there over 1 year so I guess if it was going to break it would have done so by now.

Top shelf hold the TV/cable box, Blu-Ray player and an XPA-200. The bottom shelf holds my Elite VSX-52 and XPA-5.

JBrax 06-18-14 03:20 PM

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Unfortunately the stand I have has to stay. It really doesn't look bad as is and the tv base has for rubber feet so there's no damage being done to the speaker from contact. The weight is my only concern.

JBrax 06-18-14 03:20 PM

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JBrax wrote: (Post 799282)
Unfortunately the stand I have has to stay. It really doesn't look bad as is and the tv base has for rubber feet so there's no damage being done to the speaker from contact. The weight is my only concern.

Four rubber feet…

chashint 06-18-14 04:03 PM

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Thanks.
Just dreaming, I'll get over it in a few years.

I know it's not really a fair question, but do you think the price of admission was worth it compared to the RC-62 ?

JBrax 06-18-14 04:11 PM

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chashint wrote: (Post 799338)
Thanks. Just dreaming, I'll get over it in a few years. I know it's not really a fair question, but do you think the price of admission was worth it compared to the RC-62 ?

If I had to be honest…no not really. It's impressive but at over twice the cost I'd say you get to that point of diminishing returns. If that makes sense? Part of the reason I wanted it was partly aesthetics. Hope that doesn't sound vain…

B- one 06-18-14 04:54 PM

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JBrax wrote: (Post 799346)
If I had to be honest…no not really. It's impressive but at over twice the cost I'd say you get to that point of diminishing returns. If that makes sense? Part of the reason I wanted it was partly aesthetics. Hope that doesn't sound vain…

That's why you buy the 64 the first time then you don't wonder what if;). But i was single at the time as well.

JBrax 06-18-14 05:00 PM

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B- one wrote: (Post 799370)
That's why you buy the 64 the first time then you don't wonder what if;). But i was single at the time as well.

Where's the fun in that? Fiscal responsibility is overrated. :)

jonmrife 06-18-14 05:45 PM

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First Post

Just auditioned a 64II past weekend as possible replacement for my RC-7.

Thought I had a problem with the 7. Turns out the SQ coming from DirecTv was the culprit.

Would have loved to keep the 64II, but could not justify since it was virtually identical in SQ to the RC-7. The 7 is on a custom wall mount above my PioElite. Would have had to get a new mount to accommodate the 64II.

I vacillated, but in the end decided to return the RC-64II. Wow. $100 bucks shipping including insurance! Oh well. I am not in this hobby to save money!:whistling:

JBrax 06-18-14 08:20 PM

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You are right though I wish I would have just started with the RC-64 II. To be honest I wasn't really sure how far I wanted to go with this but once you catch the bug it's hard to stop. I can say I'm done upgrading with the center channel as this is it but now I'm wondering how much of an upgrade the front L/R would be with RF-7's? I think I'll probably do a projector and screen first but I really wanted to move and have a dedicated room first. The dedicated room and move will have to wait another year to year and a half as I want to finish putting my daughter through college. Also, I was kidding with the fiscally responsible comment and my wife and I are rather aggressive with our retirement savings plan. I'll never let my hobbies affect that.

B- one 06-18-14 09:04 PM

I usually buy bigger, but I went with rf 63 over the 83 due to weight, there hard to move. I had an Energy setup before and the center was about the size of the rc 62 so the rc. 64 was a no brainer for me when I switched speakers.

JBrax 06-18-14 09:14 PM

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It's definitely a beast of a center channel! :)

chashint 06-18-14 10:34 PM

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Thanks, most of the time I am happy with what I have.
Then someone will get a RC-64 or a PB-13 Ultra or a top of the line AVR or almost anything else.... LOL .... and I will start wondering.


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