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Howdy! Long time lurker... first post so I figured I would join this thread and list what I have. I grew up on Klipsch and really like them. My dad bought a set of LaScala's in '83 and still has them and still look new.

Here's my stash:

Pioneer Elite VSX-92TXH
Outlaw 2200 3x (LCR)
Klipsch RF-62 x2
Klipsch RC-62
Klipsch RS-52 x2
Klipsch RB-51 x2
Klipsch RW-12d x2 (1 is missing from the picture - Both purchased at cost, so it was worth the money)

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I'm gravitating towards having an "almost all" Klipsch system. I say almost, because I can't really replace my main R/L speakers. They are vintage (pre-1980) JBL L96s that belong to my significant other. They are about the same size as the Heresy models. I was using some el-cheapo Radioshack Lineaum speakers for the center channel and surrounds. However, last year I bought a RC-62 to replace the weak RS center channel.

I will be retiring the other RS speakers when my Klipsch RS-62 surrounds arrive next week. I also bought a pair of RB-81s for my surround rear channels. So, except for my mains, I will be running a full Klipsch system. My RC-62 appears to be a good match for the L96s, so that part worked out great.

BTW, my sub-woofer is a vintage 1987 Velodyne ULD-15 (a 15" servo-controlled, down-firing, sub). I bought one of the first ones made. It was a demo model from the first Velodyne dealer in the San Francisco bay area, here in San Jose. That sub is still cranking out the low bass notes. If that ever gives up, I will likely replace it with a Rythmik D15SE (or equivalent), which has similar sonic performance but digs significantly deeper.
 

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Been poking around here and seems to enter the blueray sweepstakes I gotta get my post count up!

Older thread but since it popped its head up, I'll put my 2 cents in.

I guess I qualify as an Official Klipsch owner. I was 18 years old and walked into my local HF shop. There were a couple of pretty cool guys working there. I remember the name of the manager, Jeff. My buddy & I roamed around, listening to the various things they had. We stumbled into a back room that I would have thought was a storage room.... as it had a bunch of speakers lined up agasint the walls. I later found out it was their speaker demo room! DUH!!!

I saw these huge BEAUTIFUL speakers back in the corner and asked what they were. Seems they were something called "Klipschorns" and were fully horn loaded and all those details. Being someone a curious type and LOVED to take things apart to see how they worked, I was a bit confused and enamored at the same time trying to figure out just how the sound got out of the bottom part. I could see the mid/high horns through the fabric however, with no woofer pointed at me, I was totally dumbfounded as to how the bottom worked.

Then, Jeff turned them on and my jaw simply hit the floor. I had that moment that I'm sure we all had somewhere along our journey.

Given my age, working part time, heading off to college....I knew these were not the speakers for me at the time. I then pointed over to "those" and could I hear those speakers. I was pointing to a pair of what turned out to be LaScalas but truth be told, there were speakers all over the place.

Well, he turned "those" on and again, I was wowed by the sound. It was not as huge of sound as the Khorns produced and, for their size, I clearly remember thinking "wow...for a box that big, I would have thought they'd have more bass"

About this time, I turned to talk to Jeff about something, music was still blaring but.... his face was beet red and he was having a slap-knee laughing moment.

Not knowing what was up, he finally turned the music down. Although I do not remember most of the conversation at this point, the upshot is, he suckered me. Sitting on top of the LaScalas were a pair of Heresy's. Seems he's done this before and perfected his technique and I.... totally bit & swallowed the bait.

He was playing the Heresy's when in fact, I thought he was playing the LaScalas. Now I understood why the bass was a bit anemic!

He turned the LaScalas on and WHOA baby..... listen to THAT!!!

Buying a pair of Heresy's never entered my mind. As my friend & I were leaving, I remember patting one of the LaScalas on the top and saying to my friend "one day", implying that one day I would own a pair.

Several months later, after several more visits to the store of course, I ordered a pair and at the age of 19, bought a pair of LaScalas in 1979.

They've been with me ever since and are today, setup for music in my basement.

Oh yeah.... my wife hates them, calling them "teenager speakers". My reaction to that? I bought a pair of Klipsch Jubilee's :devil:
 

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Hey all...just wanted to stop in and show what I got....

Klipsch RF82's and a RC62 up front...
RS42's x 4 in rear...
HSU VTF2MKIII x'2
Pioneer VSX92TXH
Pioneer BDP 51FD BluRay
Xbox360
Wii
Directv HR23-700

Love my Klipschs!
 

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Just ordered a Klipsch RC64 center and a pair of RB81 the other week.Should be receiving them this week end.Can't wait.These are not the first Klipsch i have owned.When i was 17 years old my father helped me purchase a set of LaScalas.I used them for my mobile DJ service.Not that they were real mobile or anything.Didn't know any better at the time and i bought the home version in black then we took them to a guy to get them carpeted and have handles put in the sides.So stupid when we are young.But man did they rock.No one elses system even came close to the sound quality as mine.Did cook a couple of woofers though from over heating them with a 720 watt per side QSC amp.Whoops.Got rid of all the gear when i was 20 to buy a Camaro.If i only new.
 

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Spudrunner -- I hope you ordered the older Reference IV units and not the newer (replacement) Reference IV, Version II, models (which they are now calling Reference II - confusing). Klipsch has changed the crossover networks in the Version II to crossover at lower frequencies.

The RB81 II has a 1400Hz crossover vs. 1800Hz in the older RB81 models. The Klipsch press release says that they hve changed the design, and they are maintaining the "Klipsch sound". I have to assume that they have changed the source that they are getting the drivers from (none of the Reference IV speakers were made in Hope, AR, with the exception of the RF83's, and maybe the RC64). AFIK, none of the new Ref II models are made in the US.

What's worse, is that the center channels (RC64 II, RC62 II, etc.) have gone from 2½ way to just a 2 way system, which is not as good a design (but cheaper to implement, and common to their competitors center channel speakers). My older RC62 had a 1150Hz/1650Hz crossovers (one woofer rolled off at 1150Hz and the other at 1650Hz to the mid-tweeter horn. The RC62 II has a single 1500Hz crossover. The RC64 II has a similar change in design.

When I discovered that they were changing the designs, I also discovered that some dealers were offering close-out discounts on the older Reference IV models. I quickly ordered a pair of RB81s and a pair of RS62s, for my surround channels (side and rear) last month (at a significant discount from the MSRP prices). I've had them for about 3 weeks, but haven't had a chance to install them yet.
 

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No i got the older series.That is some good info to know.I guess i am going to have to see if the store has some of the older surrounds as well then.No one ever makes things better just cheaper for them.
 

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I'm thinking to invest in a pair of Klipsch Surround Bookshelf Speaker (RS42) for only 199.99 each on sale at futureshop until SEPT 30TH 2010. So what do you guys think?
 

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HI ALL. WELL It DO LOOK IMPRESSIVE. :T Do you have a drop down screen for movie night? it just seems to me that with the AMOUNT of SOUND :sn: that is emanating from those wonderful artificial vocal cords. The picture seems to be... lacking but hey...
 

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I found a KV-2 center channel for a great price and it was definitely what my setup needed. Great speaker for what I paid.
I think the KV2 is a fine center for what its worth. Ebay listings have hovered in the $60 or less range. I own one but don't use it anymore.

BTW I've been a Klipsch fan since the 80's My first pair were the KG-4's I currently own Cornwall II's, Hersey I's, SS.5's & a KV2 center.
Planning a Hersey center soon. See my whole system in my bio.
 

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I ended up getting the Klipsch Centre Channel Speaker RC52 I got a really good deal on it original price at futureshop 450 got is for 250. I haven't fired it up yet been working like mad this weekend, but I will post my opinion about the speaker very soon.
 

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I will be looking forward to your review. That was a good price.
I'm a Pioneer fan too, VSX1020k in my rack currently. I hope this Klipsch thread becomes the new go to place.
 

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I'm surprised that there aren't more owners posting here. It's been almost 3 weeks since my last post, and there have been only 7 posts since then.

Jasonpctech -- Like you, I was hoping that there would be more activity on this thread. I guess there aren't that many Klipsch owners that are members of this Forum.

pioneerfreak -- Before I bought my RC-62, last year, I sent Klipsch an email inquiring about the difference between the RC-52 and the RC-62. The Klipsch tech/engineer, that responded, told me that there was very little difference between them except at higher volume levels. However, I wanted to stay with an 80Hz LFE crossover, so I decided to go with the RC-62, since it has a slightly lower bottom end (57Hz vs 67Hz for the RC-52).

Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to hook up my new RS-62s for the side surround channels yet. Before I connect the RB-81s as the rear surrounds, I'm going to hook them up, temporarily, as the front R/L mains for a quick test. Mainly out of curiosity, to see (hear) the difference between them and the JBLs.

Since both would fit in the cabinet space available (the RC-62 had a 1/2" to spare), I went ahead and ordered it. I have been happy with the way it worked out. I was apprehensive about the potential mismatch with my old JBL R/L speakers, but I did not have to worry, the match is more than acceptable, at least to my ears.
 

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Jasonpctech That is a nice receiver great reviews on that one.

CT Weib if the RC62 was within my budget I would have got that one but here is my review on the RC52.

I'm running my RC52 on a Pioneer Elite VSX-21TXH receiver with conventional 16 gauge wires watching AVATAR through a Fat PS3 160GB system on a 46 inch Toshiba Regza LCD. The rest of my 5.1 surround system is not Klipsch just the centre channel right now. So I calibrated my speakers with the self calibration tool in my receiver put in AVATAR and away I go! WOW! is the word I could hear every single little branch crack, face rub and voice! I can hear proper dialogue! I adjusted the volume on my centre a bit more higher and I was astounded! With the results. The music sounded like there was a symphony in my living room. The voices/dialogue sounded natural and pure and not whiney with to much treble and not to low or muffled like with a cheap centre, there was a perfect mix of levels in the voices making them sound natural and pure with enough volume to hear the dialogue properly.

Any complaints? The speaker is big! I had to put it on an extra small table in front of my tv

. After hooking this up I realised the importance of a good centre channel and if anyone has one of those home theatre in a box centres please throw that thing away, save your money and buy a quality centre. I'm going to be buying better wiring for my speakers soon and I'm saving up for a pair of Klipsch Surround Bookshelf Speaker RS42's in the near future.
 

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I just did a long overdue upgrade of all my speakers and decided to go Klipsch after much research (which included this thread). Got some good deals as Klipsch is updating there whole line up and there were great sales on this old stock.
RF-82 (700$ pair)
RC-52 (200$)
S-3 (230$ pair)
I also already had a KSW-12 sub.
Keep in mind those are Canadian prices. I'm very happy with the setup, it sounds way better than it did in the store. I've made all my own acoustical panels with info I've gathered on this site and others. No need to go out to the movies anymore!
Future upgrades include an SVS PC12-NSD 12-Inch Sub and I'll be looking to upgrade my Onkyo TX-SR303 probably with another Onkyo reciever, 608?
 

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Hi all,

Came over here for REW, but saw this thread. You might know me from the Klipsch forum and AVS. Greetings to all! Heritage owner here...
 

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Just scrolled back a little through the tread... Loved your story coytee! Mine is similar.

When I was 17, a friend and me wanted to start a mobile-disco just for fun and even earnings to buy more equipment. We did a contracted a first gig at a nearby elementary school (no pressure!) and rented out some Bose. Then another gig at a highschool in a gym where we thought we could use ordinary home speakers. We did a dry run the day of the gig and panicked! A friend of my brother's had huge speakers (don't even remember what they were) and they graciously loaned out his gear to us. After that near disaster, an older cousin who lives in another city was visiting, heard the story and told me he'd fix my problem by selling my his Klipsch La Scala. I went to the only store in town that sold them (more of a basement in a house) , walked into the showroom and saw the lineup with Klipschorns, La Scala, Cornwall and Heresy. I asked which ones were La Scala and that's when I got really excited! THAT'S what I was getting!

I also knew that day that I would some day own the beautiful Klipschorn; both models don't even look like speakers!
I still have the La Scala, using one as center speaker between a pair of... Klipschorns! :T
 

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Hi all ! well I'm here also ..
Similar story as was Coytee's
But I fell for the Cornwalls.................... I was 19 also :D Living in Alaska since then they have been with me always .
That was back in '77 still have them & my cousin's set from '78
They now have gone into Mod Land ==> Crites CornScala's with a complete re-wrap of 3/4" Oak on all sides / backs. This really improved the bass response adding the extra thickness to the wall of the cabs .They also now are on 3" x 3" oak feet that bring them off the floor about 5".
now have a 7.2 HT system with the 4 CornScala's , 2 Hersey's that are modded into Bob Crites CS-1's (re-wraped here too in 3/4" oak) & a home made cabinet CS-1 center channel (double 3/4 oak there also)
Bob Crites Custom crossovers,his woofers (the AL cast 15" & 12" ) , his tweets , Selenium horns & drivers in the CS-1's
I added to the lower end with dual SVS PC12-NSD's sub's
The CornScala's do duty as left / right fronts ,with the other 2 as left / right surrounds
the CS-1's are doing duty as left / right heights ...
all pushed with an Onkyo TX-NR807 ,input devices ==> Custom HTPC , Sony Blu-Ray , Direct TV, streaming home network & soon to be OTA also
The display is a 60" Sharp LCD with a side monitor 21" lcd for when I multi-task :boxer:

More than Happy with the Mods, all the drivers are new ,horns as well
The improvements with the Mods were:bigsmile: just Jaw dropping :whistling:
the wife well she is :rant: ! but :devil: i just smile & say they were here:nono:before you were :rofl::rofl2::rofl: !!
 
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