Good Speakers?

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    Zeromancer Pampita's Love Slave

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    I've had a chance to demo/listen to those speakers and they sounded good.
    They will perform good with your Onkyo receiver.
    I almost bought some Klipsch speakers but I got a good deal on a set of B&W 604's.
     
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    Thanks, the room is rather small, so that's the only concern I have. I can't wait for them to get here :cool:
     
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    Who cares what others think, as long as they sound good to you.
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    personally, I dont care for the Klipsch horn loaded drivers. They are super effecient and that Onkyo shouldnt have any problem driving them
     
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    how small is the room? dimensions?
     
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    ~ 20' x 30'
     
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    You shouldn't have any worries then. The room I demo'd them in was around 10' x 15'
     
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    20x30 is a pretty large room and I've found Onkyos a bit aenemic on dynamics and a bit bright which might make them a bad pairing with Klipsch speakers (try and see though!). As far as I recall Klipsch's are rather efficient so that Onkyo should be able to fill your room without much trouble.
     
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    I took the Onkyo back and got a Pioneer Elite VSX-82TXS. The Pioneer seems to work much better with the Klipsch RF-5s. The Onkyo had a terrible hum over 60% volume and also didn't seem powerful enough.

    The Pioneer is a bitch to setup though... way too many settings!
     
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    Did you give any Yamaha receiver's a listen?
     
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    That are even brighter than Onkyo receivers, I'd be wary to combine those with Klipsch speakers.

    Anyway, the Onkyo really shouldn't hum much even when turned up, although if there's noise in your power lines a dedicated line or a line conditioner might be a wise idea.
     
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    Not to my ears, at least with my RX-V1
    They softened up the tweeters on my B&W 604's.
    I originally listened to similiar Klipsch speakers hooked up to a Yamaha RX-V1 and it sounded nice and natural. I ended up buying the B&W's because I was able to get $500 off on the pair because company was trying to clear out that last remaining finish.
     
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    What did you come from before the Yamaha? Most of them I've heard were on the brighter side of neutral, and that's also their reputation.
     
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    The RX-V1 was their flagship receiver when it came out. That line has a much softer/natural sound than their other receivers. I'm thoroughly impressed with the sound.

    The only other "softer" or neutral sound that I have heard from a receiver have been from the Denon line (which I've owned in the past).
     
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    Thats a good point. I'm not familiar with Yamaha's model #s but I do know and have heard their higher end models and they are tamer and much more natural sounding.
     
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    No problem with the Pioneer Elite though...

    I took back the elite to Magnolia (Best Buy) because a friend told me about a local home theater shop that gave me $400 off what I paid for the amp at best buy. Now I'm stuck with deciding between the 84 and 82 which I had, since now I can have the 84 for the same price I paid at best buy for the 82. I'll see after work :/
     
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    I have a pair of RF-5's and I like them well enough for what I use them for, which is exclusively home theatre.
     
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    pics :x:
     
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    I have rf-5's and a Yamaha reciever, its good stuff.
     
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    series of Yamaha receiver :x:
    I love my Yamaha.
     
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    And because of their reputation for sounding bright, people hear them as sounding bright even though they sound basically identical to a comparable Denon or whatever.
     
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    Don't agree, although IMO they're not as bright as they used to be.
     
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    No can do. That system is set up at my cabin, though I suppose I could snap a few pics next time Im' there and revive the thread.
     
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    I ended up getting the VSX-84TXSi... I got it for $500 under retail from an authorized dealer in town, not too bad :)

    I can take pics later of mine if you want.
     
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    In for pics of complete setup
     

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