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DJ3xclusive 11-27-2012 10:01 AM

Klipsch RF II Reference Speaker System + Klipsch SW-310 Subwoofer + Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver $2621 AC + Free Shipping!
 
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Sound Distributors has an RF-82II system [sounddistributors.com] for a really good price!

It is $2621 after coupon code: "cyber"

It includes:Retail Price is $4,369 on this system.

iconian 11-27-2012 10:01 AM

Klipsch RF II Reference Speaker System + Klipsch SW-310 Subwoofer + + Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver $2621 + Free Shipping
 
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Sound Distrubitors has Klipsch RF II Reference Speaker System + Klipsch Reference SW-310 Subwoofer + Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver for $4369 - $1747.60 coupon code "CYBER" = $2621.40. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive
  • Includes:
    • (2) Klipsch Reference RF-82 II Floorstanding Speaker
    • (1) Klipsch Reference RC-62 II Center Speaker
    • (2) Klipsch Reference RS-52 II Surround Speaker
    • (1) Klipsch Reference SW-310 Powered Subwoofer (Black Only)
    • (1) Pioneer SC-1222-K 7.2-Channel Network Ready AV Receiver

rotogrip300 11-27-2012 10:21 AM

Not bad but yesterdays was a better deal, got a receiver that was worth about $350 more for an additional $200.

saagar 11-27-2012 11:01 AM

I am someone who does not understand the difference between a speaker and a reference speaker.. can you describe the advantages of this? thx

uinscript 11-27-2012 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saagar (Post 55399428)
I am someone who does not understand the difference between a speaker and a reference speaker.. can you describe the advantages of this? thx

This is just a model line klipsch offer. They also offer Synergy lines, palladium, heritage, etc. Reference is almost the top of the line models that Klipsch has to offer next to the Palladium lines. This is definitely a good price the set! I have my RF-62II setup and am enjoying every minute of it.

deepasadish 11-27-2012 11:06 AM

wow awesome set. nice price too. i need only the speakers :-(

simchadp 11-27-2012 11:11 AM

In for two!

mr34727 11-27-2012 11:11 AM

One day i'll be baller enough...

danimoore62 11-27-2012 11:16 AM

Good deal, great speakers,
Thanks

UnstableChimp 11-27-2012 11:19 AM

sweet! One for myself, and one for my parents! Thanks OP!

coryrulez9 11-27-2012 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deepasadish (Post 55399724)
wow awesome set. nice price too. i need only the speakers :-(

sell the receiver on ebay

rustydud 11-27-2012 11:42 AM

In for six (6) of these sets, thanks!

slickgrapes 11-27-2012 11:44 AM

This would be perfect for the guest bathroom

JohanS6655 11-27-2012 11:47 AM

Thanks! I need something to play white noise for my 1 year old daughter's room!

Inu_Yasha 11-27-2012 11:52 AM

Anyone else getting "service unavailable" from sound distributors?

Will7357 11-27-2012 11:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustydud (Post 55401828)
In for six (6) of these sets, thanks!

Why? Are you going to flip them or something?

Cody 11-27-2012 11:53 AM

I think there's a mistake in the title. It says it also includes a Marantz SR5007 Receiver. Two receivers would be a strange deal...

Gambit16 11-27-2012 11:53 AM

So many poor trolls....

tdkyun 11-27-2012 11:54 AM

in for one.. maybe in about 4 years lol

Horace 11-27-2012 11:54 AM

How does the Pioneer SC-1222-K compare to the previously posted Onkyo TX-NR818?

harry1013 11-27-2012 11:57 AM

wtcrap.... it quoted the wrong person.

Bobdo 11-27-2012 11:58 AM

Is the SW310 the best of the three subwoofer options?
the others are PA-150 and SW110

harry1013 11-27-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustydud (Post 55401828)
In for six (6) of these sets, thanks!

baller

jrbdmb 11-27-2012 12:01 PM

Can this setup run on 12V DC? I want to use it as the sound system for my F150.

Xeppo 11-27-2012 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrbdmb (Post 55403198)
Can this setup run on 12V DC? I want to use it as the sound system for my F150.

I know you're not serious right now, but technically, any in-car amp is capable of making these speakers produce sound. I doubt any head-unit amplifiers could do it any justice, but a few high-quality dedicated amplifiers could probably do a pretty decent job.

rustydud 11-27-2012 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harry1013 (Post 55402898)
baller

Baller status, son.
Not only that, I own the latest Android handset AND the Iphone. I carry around two phones, like a baller.

Bobdo 11-27-2012 12:08 PM

Weird, when I first tried the link to this deal, after reading the page, I clicked on the $5799 - reference 7 picture, to see if the same code would work there, it didn't, So I deleted my cart, then "continued shopping" and went back to this deal. The code was still input and it gave the price as $2599...

closed the browser, went back through the link, and it shows as OP posted: $2621.40 - so if the above made any sense, it might save you $22.40 if it completes the purchase that way.

[EDIT] Couldn't duplicate this...even though the main page showed at $2599, on the cart page it shows $2621.40 - and it looks like it's charging Insurance, which may explain the difference in price.

thelnel52 11-27-2012 12:24 PM

There was a mistake in the title, no marantz receiver, this one comes with pioneer.

madhanb 11-27-2012 12:27 PM

Wasn't this available for $1700 from some other distributor ?!?

52club 11-27-2012 12:32 PM

If the receiver had two hdmi outs I would be in. I want that as an option for having a projector as a secondary display to my plasma.

Deal2go 11-27-2012 12:33 PM

what about the following TV stand?

can this hold my Yamaha receiver, pioner woofer , the CS1 center speaker?
http://www.wayfair.com/dCOR-desig...ml#reviews

geekrockdude 11-27-2012 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6grapes (Post 55401916)
This would be perfect for the guest bathroom

Baller

Note didn't see the other guys' Baller post...I'm sure that guy is selling all those sets

evident 11-27-2012 12:50 PM

sc1222k is an awesome receiver.

m109rider 11-27-2012 12:53 PM

sweet stocking stuffer!

docxbrown 11-27-2012 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rustydud (Post 55401828)
In for six (6) of these sets, thanks!

I'll take one while you're at it!

slickgrapes 11-27-2012 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohanS6655 (Post 55402144)
Thanks! I need something to play white noise for my 1 year old daughter's room!


:lol::lol::lol:

Now you can peel out and do brodies with your semi truck in the living room and not interrupt nap time.

The Foundation 11-27-2012 01:09 PM

I am in for all they have left :rolleyes:

Threxx 11-27-2012 01:10 PM

Make sure you've heard these speakers before throwing this amount of money at them. Very often speakers that are very expensive may sound worse in your opinion than much cheaper speakers. I personally find most Klipsch speakers to sound bright and harsh, and they are very fatiguing to listen to for more than an hour or so... especially at higher volumes.

While I haven't heard these exact speakers, the fact that these have horn drivers makes me weary that they sound like every other horn driver Klipsch I've heard. I'm definitely not alone in my opinion here, either, FWIW.

tkoh 11-27-2012 01:28 PM

i haven't seen so many trolls since playing WoW

rustydud 11-27-2012 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tkoh (Post 55408578)
i haven't seen so many trolls since playing WoW

A pessimist is someone who looks at the land of milk and honey and sees only calories and cholesterol.

Masejoer 11-27-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Threxx (Post 55407554)
While I haven't heard these exact speakers, the fact that these have horn drivers makes me weary that they sound like every other horn driver Klipsch I've heard. I'm definitely not alone in my opinion here, either, FWIW.

They're not nearly as "bright" as lesser models. Proper amplification (quality) seems to help them a ton.My RF-7s running off of an Emotiva XPA-5 sound great, a great improvement over the $800 receiver currently only pulling preamp duty. Getting rid of reflections helped before the amp, but the amp finished it up. In another room with RB-75s, with a more basic 2 channel amp, they are very smooth and detailed. Proper room treatment and speaker placement made that setup easy to listen to for hours on evenings and weekends.

I haven't been able to get their surround speakers to sound good in my house though. The tweeters are always too much on them, so I have bookshelf speakers for surround instead.

I'm not sure if you've heard the M-Audio monitors that pop up here all the time (I use some at work), but those make my Klipsch speakers sound like they have soft dome tweeters. I haven't been able to deal with how bright they are, which I compare to a recent set of Promedias I listened to. Not smooth sounding at all, but offer good detail for the $100-150 sale prices. Of course the room treatment again matters more than the speakers for mellowing them out.

I think most people will like the speakers after they're hooked up, or get used to them. I haven't used them in a place with hard wood floors or a lot of large windows though, which I assume will make these overly harsh.

lordlupine 11-27-2012 01:56 PM

wow.. super deal. Bought 10.. to give as gift to my family and friends.. costed me more than 15K

ozmotion 11-27-2012 02:22 PM

I'm in for 5. I'm gonna throw them on the sidewalk like a bunch of trash. Money aint a thang

user76 11-27-2012 02:28 PM

I am a newbie for speaker/receiver arena. haven't done much ground work yet, but I dont want to miss this, if this is really great deal!..

I have some seen few Bose speakers in all (all 5.1 though) which ranges from 1.7K to 2.6 K (differs on quality). How does Klipsch compares to Bose.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Hrshycro 11-27-2012 02:31 PM

In for one for my pet rat and turtle. They love watching movies together in their home theater.

Heck, at this price, might even get one for my Grandma. She's a bit hard of hearing, and falls asleep easily, but these should blast away the last bit of hearing she has and the sub will keep her awake.

INTP 11-27-2012 02:35 PM

This might be the most trolled front page deal to date... Take out the sarcastic comments and you have 3 people maybe that are talking about the deal, 1 of which might actually be able to purchase.

Include this post as one that brings little to no value to the thread!

UnstableChimp 11-27-2012 03:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by INTP (Post 55412044)
This might be the most trolled front page deal to date... Take out the sarcastic comments and you have 3 people maybe that are talking about the deal, 1 of which might actually be able to purchase.

Include this post as one that brings little to no value to the thread!

So, did you buy one?

isingh 11-27-2012 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by user76 (Post 55411656)
I am a newbie for speaker/receiver arena. haven't done much ground work yet, but I dont want to miss this, if this is really great deal!..

I have some seen few Bose speakers in all (all 5.1 though) which ranges from 1.7K to 2.6 K (differs on quality). How does Klipsch compares to Bose.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

BOSE is for dumbs who do not understand what is the correlation between money and sound quality? You should spend some time on AVSFORUM before you make such big investment. There are many factors including you budget, room size, kind of use of sound system you intend for etc. I will highly recommend cleaning your basics first, unless you prefer to get something w/o knowing what you are getting. In that case BOSE will be just fine for you and your peace of mind.

user76 11-27-2012 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isingh (Post 55414546)
BOSE is for dumbs who do not understand what is the correlation between money and sound quality? You should spend some time on AVSFORUM before you make such big investment. There are many factors including you budget, room size, kind of use of sound system you intend for etc. I will highly recommend cleaning your basics first, unless you prefer to get something w/o knowing what you are getting. In that case BOSE will be just fine for you and your peace of mind.

Thanks, I agree with you. I will pass this sale for now..

dxcrp 11-27-2012 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by user76 (Post 55411656)
I am a newbie for speaker/receiver arena. haven't done much ground work yet, but I dont want to miss this, if this is really great deal!..

I have some seen few Bose speakers in all (all 5.1 though) which ranges from 1.7K to 2.6 K (differs on quality). How does Klipsch compares to Bose.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Oh no, please don't compare Bose to Klipsch. I used to be a Bose fan but that was because I didn't know any better. Klipsch sounds way better than Bose in my opinion. They are clear, sharp, realistic. I know taste varies but if you look at most AV forums Bose is a curse word. I myself have both Bose 601,301 and Klipsch Gallery, 310subs. I'm thinking about dumping the Bose to get RF7iis. Unfortunately my wife checks our account more often than I do so I can't sneak that kind of money out. Not during the Holiday season at least muahhahaha.

INTP 11-27-2012 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnstableChimp (Post 55414430)
So, did you buy one?

Include this post as one that brings little to no value to the thread!

armedmetallica 11-27-2012 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 6grapes (Post 55401916)
This would be perfect for the guest bathroom

wouldn't work in mine. i'm thinking of the linen closet of the guest bathroom...



Quote:

Originally Posted by deepasadish (Post 55399724)
wow awesome set. nice price too. i need only the speakers :-(




in all seriousness though, i too need the speakers - happy enough with my amp. tempted to buy and flip amp on CL or fleabay.


how's the klipsch quality, now that audiovox bought them out?

Masejoer 11-27-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by armedmetallica (Post 55414996)
how's the klipsch quality, now that audiovox bought them out?

I don't think there has been enough time for any changes that I assume WILL come to the quality over the next 5-10 years. Klipsch itself has been cheapening products and hitting lower end markets over the last decade. A lot of the products now come with vinyl wood grain rather than real veneer. Components (amplifier and crossover parts) seem to have cheapened a bit since the early 2000s also. I think now is the time to buy their higher end stuff though, or buy used, since I do expect things to start going downhill, as had done with other companies audiovox picked up in the past.

arkane13 11-27-2012 04:27 PM

AWESOME deal but too much speaker for me.
Instead I got in on this deal also from Sound Distributors
http://slickdeals.net/f/5531616-Klipsch-Speaker-System-2x-Pair-RF52ii-Tower-Floor-Standing-Speakers-RC52ii-Center-SW-310-Subwoofer-1192-free-shipping

I'm upgrading from the following Polk setup:
  • Front - Polk Monitor 60
  • Center - Polk CS1
  • Surround - Polk Monitor 30
  • Subwoofer - BIC F12

mitun733 11-27-2012 04:55 PM

im genuinely happy that i wasted 5 minutes of my life reading this thread, totally worth it.

m396 #00-011 11-27-2012 05:05 PM

Very nice set, maybe could be a better receiver or sub, but a nice set. I had a very similar set in early 2000 of the RF-3's in 5.1. I moved up to the RF-7 home theater set in 6.1, very big sound. After that, I've had their THX system, and I love it. Can't speak for today, but up to a few years ago, Klipsch was a solid product in the Reference line and above. They stood behind it, and was easy to get things warrantied if needed. :nod:

armedmetallica 11-27-2012 05:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Masejoer (Post 55415390)
I don't think there has been enough time for any changes that I assume WILL come to the quality over the next 5-10 years. Klipsch itself has been cheapening products and hitting lower end markets over the last decade. A lot of the products now come with vinyl wood grain rather than real veneer. Components (amplifier and crossover parts) seem to have cheapened a bit since the early 2000s also. I think now is the time to buy their higher end stuff though, or buy used, since I do expect things to start going downhill, as had done with other companies audiovox picked up in the past.


yeah - that's what i figured.... just like kwikset buying out baldwin.


what next? hyundai buying BMW?

JohnAD 11-27-2012 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m396 #00-011 (Post 55417870)
Very nice set, maybe could be a better receiver or sub, but a nice set. I had a very similar set in early 2000 of the RF-3's in 5.1. I moved up to the RF-7 home theater set in 6.1, very big sound. After that, I've had their THX system, and I love it. Can't speak for today, but up to a few years ago, Klipsch was a solid product in the Reference line and above. They stood behind it, and was easy to get things warrantied if needed. :nod:

A $1200 receiver isn't good enough?

INTP 11-27-2012 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arkane13 (Post 55416502)
AWESOME deal but too much speaker for me.
Instead I got in on this deal also from Sound Distributors
http://slickdeals.net/f/5531616-Klipsch-Speaker-System-2x-Pair-RF52ii-Tower-Floor-Standing-Speakers-RC52ii-Center-SW-310-Subwoofer-1192-free-shipping

I'm upgrading from the following Polk setup:
  • Front - Polk Monitor 60
  • Center - Polk CS1
  • Surround - Polk Monitor 30
  • Subwoofer - BIC F12

Please let us know how they compare

MetalGOnlinePro 11-27-2012 06:40 PM

Receiver is way to weak for whole set up to get the best sound experience you'll need at least two external amps.

securety10 11-27-2012 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobdo (Post 55402894)
Is the SW310 the best of the three subwoofer options?
the others are PA-150 and SW110

I got a pair of PA-150s with a similar deal and I am not overly impressed. They are huge, heavy good looking 15" sub which you'd expect to output well at lower frequencies, well they don't really dig deep (or as deep as I'd like). There is a plot around somewhere of the response if you google. They are great in the mid to upper range, but drop off quick somewhere between 30-40hz iirc. The RF-82s actually go fairly low, so you really need a sub that digs a bit deeper to compliment them (especially for home theater). One of mine is still unopened and I will be trying to get rid of them at some point. They aren't bad at all and honestly the build is impressive for the price, but I just don't think they fit in well with this system.

The SW3XX are impressive for their size. Definitely the choice if you don't want a monstrous sub woofer. The levels they reach on the low end are very impressive for the size. I have a SW-308 that I use along with a pair of RF-82 IIs in my computer room and it does a good job picking up the low end. The SW-310 may not do as well in a large room though, hence the reason I tried the PA-150s for my home theater.

I don't have nor have I heard the SW-110, but based on the all around better specs of the SW-310 (frequency response, output power, smaller foot print) I see no reason to choose it over the SW-310.

If you have a very large room, lots of space, and don't care if the sub goes real low, chose the PA-150. If you have a smaller room or want somewhat lower frequencies pick the SW-310. Honestly, I'd grab the SW-310 either way, maybe try it if you want, then flip it and purchase an internet direct sub. Most of those would be a much better compliment to the RF-82 IIs than any of the above choices.

kingdonkopunchr 11-27-2012 07:59 PM

I cannot wait till the day my pecker is big enough so I can afford a new set up.

Buying a damn house ruins all the fun :( next year.... next year.

Good deal, worth the penny! Rep

busbeepbeep 11-27-2012 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by securety10 (Post 55422520)
I got a pair of PA-150s with a similar deal and I am not overly impressed. They are huge, heavy good looking 15" sub which you'd expect to output well at lower frequencies, well they don't really dig deep (or as deep as I'd like). There is a plot around somewhere of the response if you google.

This chart is actually comparing the Klipsch SW-311, which is very similar to the SW-310, except it has a 500W amp instead of 400W.

The purple line is the PA-150. The blue line is the SW-311.

lostntransition 11-27-2012 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Threxx (Post 55407554)
Make sure you've heard these speakers before throwing this amount of money at them. Very often speakers that are very expensive may sound worse in your opinion than much cheaper speakers. I personally find most Klipsch speakers to sound bright and harsh, and they are very fatiguing to listen to for more than an hour or so... especially at higher volumes.

While I haven't heard these exact speakers, the fact that these have horn drivers makes me weary that they sound like every other horn driver Klipsch I've heard. I'm definitely not alone in my opinion here, either, FWIW.

I agree with you 100% I do enjoy some of the klipsch line but I haven't yet heard a single one of their "stereophile" level speakers that I thought was worth the cost. Glad I'm not the only one with this opinion.

xlr8tion 11-27-2012 08:58 PM

Skip the "boxes" and check out the
 
Magneplanar 1.7's

Mine cost 1500 a pair and they just smoke any Klipsch.

Stop listening to "boxy sound" and check these out.....

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13645_3...7-47.html#!

Magnepan or bust.


'Nuff said.

busbeepbeep 11-27-2012 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MetalGOnlinePro (Post 55421124)
Receiver is way to weak for whole set up to get the best sound experience you'll need at least two external amps.

I wouldn't say that. This Pioneer has the class D amps that put out rated power, and the Klipsch speakers have high sensitivity (Fronts: 98, Center:98: Rears:95) . This setup should be able to hit reference level easily. The sub won't be able to keep up though.

hangover_24 11-27-2012 08:59 PM

in for 1 for pet's room

lostntransition 11-27-2012 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isingh (Post 55414546)
BOSE is for dumbs who do not understand what is the correlation between money and sound quality? You should spend some time on AVSFORUM before you make such big investment. There are many factors including you budget, room size, kind of use of sound system you intend for etc. I will highly recommend cleaning your basics first, unless you prefer to get something w/o knowing what you are getting. In that case BOSE will be just fine for you and your peace of mind.

This is good advise, spend time on the forums and really get to know the brands you are looking to spend time with, this is a very large investment. The one piece of advise I would add, as some other SDers have is, do not but a pair of speakers until you hear them. Find a song you know very well, pay for a FLAC or lossless version of it and burn a CD with that song on it. You need to test these systems with something you know to determine if they are really worth the cost. Keep in mind anyone playing something for you on their set, has picked out a song that only shows the systems strengths not it's weaknesses, these people are selling a high end product with a very high price tag. Sometimes it is better to approach a speaker purchase more along the lines of buying a vehicle. Don't let them pull you in!

Quote:

Originally Posted by dxcrp (Post 55414854)
Oh no, please don't compare Bose to Klipsch. I used to be a Bose fan but that was because I didn't know any better. Klipsch sounds way better than Bose in my opinion. They are clear, sharp, realistic. I know taste varies but if you look at most AV forums Bose is a curse word. I myself have both Bose 601,301 and Klipsch Gallery, 310subs. I'm thinking about dumping the Bose to get RF7iis. Unfortunately my wife checks our account more often than I do so I can't sneak that kind of money out. Not during the Holiday season at least muahhahaha.

There are many other possibilites that are much greater than klpisch as well, there is an entire world of audio crazy out there. Get to know it before you make your next big purchase. :D

busbeepbeep 11-27-2012 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xlr8tion (Post 55426776)
Magneplanar 1.7's
Magnepan or bust.

for music listening, sure, but for home theater, I'd rather have the dynamics of the Klipsch (or eD, CHT, JTR, etc.)

TotalBamf1 11-27-2012 09:05 PM

Klipsch is da bomb
 
as far as I'm concerned, Klipsch is the best in the business and this is a solid price so why not?

xlr8tion 11-27-2012 09:18 PM

Err...because they are overpriced and overated?
 
For HT....Try these for saving cash.....

http://www.ascendacoustics.com/pa....mv#bottom

The only diff is they are made better and sound better and cost less.

No need for overkill.

gdawgrappa 11-27-2012 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TotalBamf1 (Post 55427030)
as far as I'm concerned, Klipsch is the best in the business and this is a solid price so why not?

Because you may not like what these speakers sound like.

user76 11-27-2012 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lostntransition (Post 55426828)
This is good advise, spend time on the forums and really get to know the brands you are looking to spend time with, this is a very large investment. The one piece of advise I would add, as some other SDers have is, do not but a pair of speakers until you hear them. Find a song you know very well, pay for a FLAC or lossless version of it and burn a CD with that song on it. You need to test these systems with something you know to determine if they are really worth the cost. Keep in mind anyone playing something for you on their set, has picked out a song that only shows the systems strengths not it's weaknesses, these people are selling a high end product with a very high price tag. Sometimes it is better to approach a speaker purchase more along the lines of buying a vehicle. Don't let them pull you in!



There are many other possibilites that are much greater than klpisch as well, there is an entire world of audio crazy out there. Get to know it before you make your next big purchase. :D


Thanks all for your very valuable information... Starting my search process today!! :)

eau 11-27-2012 10:02 PM

The receiver is selling for $550 @ Amazon and newegg right now. MSRP is $1,100.

2x RF-82 II -> $600 ea = $1,200
RC-62 II -> $550
2x RS-52 II -> $425 ea = $850
SW-310 -> Free $500 sub /w Ref surround system purchase (Klipsch offer)

Total speaker cost (MSRP) = $2,600

This deal is $2,621. So basically you're paying list price for the 5.1 speakers and getting both a great receiver and a sub for free.

The Klipsch Reference line is the top speaker line just next to their flagship Palladium line (outside of their Heritage and THX Ultra 2 products). The Reference line completely blows the cheap ICON line sold thru BestBuy away if this is where you've listened about Klipsch). Klipsch sound signature is unique due to their horn loaded design. They are the best for home theater use. For musical reproduction, It's a love it or hate it type deal. Some people don't like it as much due to their brightness fatigue. However, the Reference V gen (Mk II) has gotten some trickle-down technology from the Palladium line (Linear Travel Suspension) that is supposed to help alleviate the fatigue. I would recommend you to have an audition before making your investment.

securety10 11-27-2012 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by busbeepbeep (Post 55426142)
This chart is actually comparing the Klipsch SW-311, which is very similar to the SW-310, except it has a 500W amp instead of 400W.

The purple line is the PA-150. The blue line is the SW-311.

Thanks for providing those. I'm on my phone which makes it a major pain to attach images.

Isn't the specific one I remember seeing, but it does show a steady decline from the mid range from the PA-150. I still stand by my assessment that they do not compliment the RF-82s very well (from personal experience). They are undoubtly better than nothing and would be great paired with a set of speakers lacking in the low mid range, but I think at this level one needs to consider a more worthy sub.

I'd still choose the SW-310 (should have higher resale value anyway) and if possible try to acquire a sub with better response <30Hz.

Still impresses me how well the SW-3XX subs do with their size resurrection...

IronWolfElite 11-28-2012 12:42 AM

Nice, I need a shelf for my toys gonna use the Floorstanding Speakers

Qhw89 11-28-2012 02:42 AM

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Originally Posted by eau (Post 55428826)
The receiver is selling for $550 @ Amazon and newegg right now. MSRP is $1,100.

2x RF-82 II -> $600 ea = $1,200
RC-62 II -> $550
2x RS-52 II -> $425 ea = $850
SW-310 -> Free $500 sub /w Ref surround system purchase (Klipsch offer)

Total speaker cost (MSRP) = $2,600

This deal is $2,621. So basically you're paying list price for the 5.1 speakers and getting both a great receiver and a sub for free.

The Klipsch Reference line is the top speaker line just next to their flagship Palladium line (outside of their Heritage and THX Ultra 2 products). The Reference line completely blows the cheap ICON line sold thru BestBuy away if this is where you've listened about Klipsch). Klipsch sound signature is unique due to their horn loaded design. They are the best for home theater use. For musical reproduction, It's a love it or hate it type deal. Some people don't like it as much due to their brightness fatigue. However, the Reference V gen (Mk II) has gotten some trickle-down technology from the Palladium line (Linear Travel Suspension) that is supposed to help alleviate the fatigue. I would recommend you to have an audition before making your investment.

Thanks you helped convince me to invest in a set.

rotogrip300 11-28-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by eau (Post 55428826)
The receiver is selling for $550 @ Amazon and newegg right now. MSRP is $1,100.

2x RF-82 II -> $600 ea = $1,200
RC-62 II -> $550
2x RS-52 II -> $425 ea = $850
SW-310 -> Free $500 sub /w Ref surround system purchase (Klipsch offer)

Total speaker cost (MSRP) = $2,600

This deal is $2,621. So basically you're paying list price for the 5.1 speakers and getting both a great receiver and a sub for free.
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The list prices are extremely high as well though.
You can get the 82 II's for $950-$1k total, the RC-62 for $400, the RS-52's for $625 total...so its not exactly a free sub and receiver.

tapakip 11-29-2012 07:49 AM

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james330i 11-29-2012 11:46 AM

That Pioneer receiver is golden. It can stand on its own as a top shelf pre/pro.....just add a nice amp with some big balls and make those Klipsch's shine. Worst thing you can do to a nice set of speakers is not give them enough juice (clean juice at that).

devilinpoop 11-29-2012 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rustydud (Post 55401828)
In for six (6) of these sets, thanks!

May i ask why in the world do you need six (6) of the sets?

460cidpower 11-29-2012 05:27 PM

What type of connectors are needed to hook this up?

Masejoer 11-29-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by 460cidpower (Post 55506018)
What type of connectors are needed to hook this up?

Two NEMA 5-15R, one rca male to rca male cable, some bare speaker wire.

Hookup to what exactly?

cbahns 11-29-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rustydud (Post 55403622)
Baller status, son.
Not only that, I own the latest Android handset AND the Iphone. I carry around two phones, like a baller.

Ballers make the world go round. They kick ass. (I am not one, btw)

You carry around two phones? What the hell? That shit is SICK (the good kind AND the bad kind)

460cidpower 11-30-2012 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Masejoer (Post 55506290)
Two NEMA 5-15R, one rca male to rca male cable, some bare speaker wire.

Hookup to what exactly?

I meant to hook the speakers to the receiver.

Masejoer 11-30-2012 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by 460cidpower (Post 55534140)
I meant to hook the speakers to the receiver.

Any standard speaker wire. I don't know if this will come with some, but binding post to binding post is all you need to get the speakers wired up. When just use the radio tuner (antenna, or speaker wire as an antenna), or other input. For the sub, of course that needs the RCA cable to connect it to the LFE output on the receiver.

For the most part speaker wire is speaker wire. Any 16-18 gauge is plenty large enough, and even simple paired up wires of network (CAT5/6) cable is plenty.

thekid007 11-30-2012 12:04 PM

The list prices are extremely high as well though.
You can get the 82 II's for $950-$1k total, the RC-62 for $400, the RS-52's for $625 total...so its not exactly a free sub and receiver.


Just curious about these prices? Do they include free shipping and no tax? This bundle has no tax or shipping and that is a couple of hundred savings at this price. It all adds up.

thekid007 11-30-2012 12:10 PM

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Originally Posted by rotogrip300 (Post 55440270)
The list prices are extremely high as well though.
You can get the 82 II's for $950-$1k total, the RC-62 for $400, the RS-52's for $625 total...so its not exactly a free sub and receiver.



Do these prices include free shipping and no tax. It is very difficult to decipher is this a decent deal. If you like Klipsch speakers and this is for home theater is it worth it? I understand the argument about the sub and the receiver. If you were to sell the receiver and sub for 1k would 1621.00 be a good price for the speakers alone?

alacom 12-23-2012 12:36 PM

I just wanted to say that I bought this system during this sale, and I have been extremely impressed with the build quality, craftsmanship, and audio quality of these speakers, coupled with the pioneer SC-1222-K receiver. The receiver is great too. A little hard to figure out, but that is because of an abundance of settings. At first I was going to buy a Bose home theater system from Costco that was already 1000.00 after tax, but it came with such small lightweight speakers, it felt like a joke.

Then I encountered this post. I didn't buy this package based on other peoples comments, or based on the price. I bought it because of my own experiences with Klipsch. My first home theater had Klipsch Synergy Quintet III, and they were small, but very heavy speakers and sounded amazing . I bought it also because my favorite night club in Universal Orlando (Bob Marleys) use Klipsch speakers, and the reggae and bass is always so pure. In fact, the whole Universal Studios uses Klipsch speakers everywhere.

They arrived via UPS, 7 boxes. Well packed. I got my speaker wire from Mono price. In wall 12 gauge wire. After I set everything up, I tested a few scenes from scenes from The Dark Knight Rises. WOW.. it hits so hard my neighbor told me he can hear the speakers and sub rumble. And I live in a single family brick home with homes a minimum of 24' apart.

I want to mention at very lower volumes, like playing classical music while I'm coding, the sound is still great, although some picky audiophile might claim that cheaper systems will put out similar sound. While this may be true at lower volume, crank this bad boy up, and its a different story. It seems these speakers are meant to be cranked up all the time.

The horn on the speakers really bring out those voices and noises I never knew were there. Overall, its the best $$$$ I've spent for an audio system that should last me for a lifetime.


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