Please give me your opinions on a selection. Turntable: Technics SL-J3 with Audio-Technica TR485U. If you can, go with the Reference Series. i think the velodyne would do quite nicely for you since it is a servo sub. Me I have two pairs of RF-7's,RC-7 and RF-5's(side sourrounds).No need to tell you a sub is almost an option with the RF-7's and a big power amp. The move to separates is coming, I can feel it. Right now I have a pair of old SF-1s. Sound quality is what is the most important to me, but I am on a very low budget. My computer is better than my stereo! Leveraging our proprietary 90x90° Tractrix® horn-loaded technology and iconic spun-copper IMG woofers, the Klipsch Reference series bookshelf speakers' enhanced features and new design deliver lifelike acoustics that bring your music and movies to life. my current setup has been sourced from both places (except for the ps3, bought that refurb'd from gamestop). Personally, i though the Icon W line had a wide sound field compared to the reference line but couldnt produce the bass footprint that the reference line could create, floorstanders that is. Hey, I am trying to decide between Klipsch Synergy F20 or the Klipsch rf42 vs Polk monitor 60s or any other suggested Polk I can buy used/new for 2-300$. You won't ever regret it. I will most likely have to buy a speaker every few months and eventually have a full system. you'd be surprised at what people are willing to trade for and how perceived value for your things can help you get some good gear at little or no cost to you. Do I need the Reference series or will the Synergy be okay? $229.99. That said I have all Synergy Premiere. Any Klipsch tower speaker that starts with "RF" or "RP" is true, high quality klipsch with excellent performance. wife/girlfriend opinion? Copyright © 2019 Klipsch Group, Inc. Icon was made to help with WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). The wife flipped over the size of the 400's, I can't imagine her reaction to 6 RF7's. the interpretation of "good" sound is subjective and indivdiual to each person. Copyright © 2019 Klipsch Group, Inc. I want the deep bass sound. The Klipsch Reference series features our proprietary 90° x 90° Tractrix horn technology to ensure the best clarity, dynamics, and detail possible. For the money the Synergy's can't be beat. When tested for bass response, the Klipsch Reference Premiere speaker series performed better than the reference speaker. ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 vs Klipsch RP-500M Speaker Comparison In this review, we will be comparing specifications of Debut 2.0 B6.2 and RP-500M, two Bookshelf speakers from ELAC and Klipsch. Klipsch Reference 6.5" 2 Way In-Ceiling Speaker (CDT3650CII) $299 Free Shipping! Cup-of-Noodle is just as good as steak if you have a nice HT!!! For Home theater Synergy's and a KSW are Great. Featuring a removable grille and finished in a brushed black polymer veneer, Klipsch Reference series is the ideal home theater center channel speaker. × By KLIPSCH soon! with my KSW-12 on my Synergy 6, i had more than enough bass. Let's have a brief look at the main features of ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 and Klipsch RP-500M before getting into our more detailed comparison. A technical help site created by me and my fellow Klipschers, ProMedia help you want email Amy or call her @ 1-888-554-5665 or for an RA# 800-554-7724 ext 5, Klipsch Home Audio help you want, email support@klipsch.com or call @ 1-800-KLIPSCH, RA# Fax Number=317-860-9140 / Parts Department Fax Number=317-860-9150s>. IF you think an RF7 has bass, try KSP400's. I love buying used gear. But some people get confused between this two series and cannot make the decision.   You cannot paste images directly. Paste as plain text instead, × By htown_ag, April 7, 2002 in Home Theater. they serve different purposes. we might be able to answer your question better if you can give a hint as to which quality is more important ..sound? all sound great in their own respective purpose ... synergy is more of the entry level, mass-market (i.e. the reference level is geared towards those that don't care as much about size aesthetics (but may still want rich veneering,etc) higher volume performance and efficiency, and a healthy blend of both music and movie use.   Your previous content has been restored. The Klipsch Synergy Black Label Sub-120 subwoofer optimizes output and low-frequency extension. The best thing you can do is go out and listen to them at the store. Is there a very large difference in the sound quality? Anyways after you get something you always want bigger after a while, so don't regret getting a smaller one and get the RF-3II right away. palladium is a mix of everything, but may not be enjoyed by mortals. I have been looking at a pair of Klipsch RF-15's for around $400, but then I realized that i could get the top model in the synergy line (SF-3) for only a hundred more. The Icon, as long as you get a sub with it.   Your previous content has been restored. SAVE $170. An updated grille, along with the black and copper accents you’ve come to identify as the Klipsch trademark colors, create a sleek, sophisticated look for this dynamic sub. $299.99. Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Speaker System. During my listening tests the RSW12 was barely adequate in conjuntion with the RF7's. $249.00. But as stated, all of them provide great sound. Klipsch R-51M vs Klipsch R-41M Speaker Comparison In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and R-41M, two Bookshelf speakers by Klipsch. Bada boom. Clear editor. Klipsch audio means being able to hear every lick, every drumbeat, every breathe, and every nuance of your music, movies, or TV with unmatched precision. and craigslist.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Then the Garage Sale section of the forum is your friend (or Craiglist). ... Klipsch Reference X20i In-Ear Headphones. I would be comparing them to the Icon-V series... the icon v is sold at bestbuy along with the synergy, different price points, different audiences, i def think that the reference blows away both the icon v's and synergy lines. CS-Plus with the integrated amp.Keep in mind the RSW12 is plenty as it is. Yes, it sucks, but better to come. × I agree Reference is much better than both. If you get Synergy the best sounding speaker in the lineup is the SB-3.Great as a main,needs a solid and stable 18" stand.This done you add a set of SB-2's as rears and SC-1 for center and you have a good souning setup.Detail is quite good,coloration kept in check as long as the speakers dont stick too close to corners or walls.Again proper stands are a must. Klipsch Bar40 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Sub (3 Reviews) $299.99. And the non Klipsch sub to get would be a SVS CS or. You can post now and register later. With the economy like it is, there are some crazy deals out there. I think even for bang-for-the buck the Ref 3's blow the Synergy line out of the water. I use my living room/HT 80% movies and 20% music. I've picked up many myself. × Marketplace seller. So the Icon V is better than the Synergy but worse than the Reference? The matte finish helps it blend more seamlessly with contemporary intereior and electronics, making it a great sounding, great looking solution in a high performance home theater or media room where floor space is at a premium. Klipsch Reference BookShelf R-51M Speaker (3 Reviews) $249. I use the Synergy with my PC system and Reference in my smaller HT. All will give excellent sound. REFERENCE CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKERS. On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch R-51PM are more popular speakers, based on their 400+ reviews. Oh i agree Carl. When shopping for a sub, dont' save $300-$400 dollars for one, wait the extra month or so and save more and get a big one right away. Bass response. Klipsch R-51M 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) (OPEN BOX) Now, I've read several reviews saying that the reference series far outperforms the synergy line, but I'm wondering about the "bottom-of-the-line reference vs top-of-the-line synergy" comparison, i.e. A bit on the pricey side though. They look stylish, elegant and have a smaller footprint than the Synergy and Reference Line. for deep bass it will just depend on the subwoofer you get. The Reference Premiere Designer On-Wall family brings the dynamic, detailed, powerful sound of the Reference Premiere box speakers to a slim, on-wall solution. If you can, go with the Reference Series. Titanium being considered better by some. I like my bass like I like my women, deep and tight. REFERENCE. Paste as plain text instead, × So the the Reference is a lot better sounding than the synergy and icon-v? I will be using it for mostly music and maybe a movie once a week. - Synergy uses injection modeled graphite (IMG) polymer woofers where as the RF line uses Klipsch's patented Cerametallic technology. Which is suppose to be the "higher class" series?   You cannot paste images directly. Klipsch home speaker lines. The Klipsch Reference Premiere series provides a more vibrant and detailed sound quality than the Klipsch Reference series. Given thus far have been guidelines as to the quality and purpose of each line. So Klipsch RP-500SA Dolby Atmos, while being a pricier option, tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than the $235 Klipsch 140 Dolby Atmos, as seen on the chart below. Klipsch Reference R8SW 8" 150-Watt Subwoofer - Black (3 Reviews) $229.99. (I traded an older laptop that wasn't being used for my receiver that now gets daily use.). I am kinda new to Klipsch and I could use some help.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Leveraging our proprietary 90x90° Tractrix® horn-loaded technology and iconic spun-copper IMG woofers, the Klipsch Reference series center channel speakers' enhanced features and new design deliver lifelike acoustics that bring your music and movies to life. Featuring a high-efficiency Class-D amplifier and spun copper Cerametallic™ woofer, the Klipsch SPL series subwoofers deliver best-in-class low frequency output. However, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch 140 Dolby Atmos is a more popular speaker system, based on its 200+ reviews. Reference all the way. SAVE $180. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Klipsch exclusive 90x90º Tractrix® horn technology ensures the Reference series speaker high frequency energy is aimed at the listener and reduces artificial reverb or filtering caused by indirect sound bouncing off of walls.Using this proprietary focused technology gives you the best clarity, dynamics, and detail from your movies and music. "I also want to see if those copper cones get more durable or if everyone continues to have them dent for no apparent reason.". Klipsch Audio ; Home Theater ; Reference vs. Synergy ... Reference vs. Synergy. SInce I've never heard anything from the heritage line (gasp, blasphemy), I'm forced to echo the popular opinion found on this forum. Powered by Invision Community, http://www.dvdprofiler.com/mc.asp?alias=Sebdavid. Klipsch also offers some very popular outdoor speakers, ceiling and in-wall speakers, wireless speakers, and sound bars. I have never listened to either of them, i have only heard the ref and icon w's so i cant really give you an opinion. In my case I did not put the grilles on the speakers while doing major moving and cleaning.Can't blame the speakers,I do however agree the cones are a tiny bit fragile. The RF-3II's are not too bad in price $600 internet, 700-800 stores. What are the differences between the Reference, Synergy, and Icon Series? http://members.fortunecity.com/sebdavid - go laugh at my crappy website/equipment, http://www.dvdprofiler.com/mc.asp?alias=Sebdavid - go laugh at my puny little DVD collection. DO NOT use normal speakers for bass, use a subwoofer. Enjoy, get the best you can afford. For me, my biggest choice is between the ref and Icon w lines. The Klipsch SPL series subwoofers are a step up from the Klipsch Reference series. http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/MYSTUFF.jpg. Can't compare. The best price/performance combo would be built around the RF-3's,probably a RC-3 and RS-5's sourrounds. The Heritage series is more geared toward serious stereo music systems. × The Reference and Reference Premiere lines offer all the pieces you need to build an impressive surround sound system. icon series has a higher aesthetic value and gives you that great home theater sound without feeling like you're surrounded by a ton of speakers. You can save a lot of money buying used, just make sure the model name starts with "RF" so you know that it's the real, high quality Reference series. Music is a Different issue. htown_ag, April 7, 2002 in Home Theater. Klipsch Reference speakers also come with aluminum tweeters and injection molded graphite woofers to give a broad and flat frequency response at the low price point that these speakers offered. With integrated whole-house audio systems becoming more popular than ever, Klipsch designed the CDT-3650-C II to meet the market's demand for a high-performance in-ceiling loudspeaker that easily challenges the limitations of fixed locations. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. SAVE $150. From what i have gathered, the refernece line is made with higher quality overall compared to the synergy series. No doubt the Reference series is superior in almst any way you could imagine.Better quality drivers, wiring, choice of finishes.The driver change is the most dramatic,midrange and upper detail is better.Bass has more punch and definition.Its a whole new level,for those who are used to brand name speakers. Upload or insert images from URL. Klipsch R-51M vs Klipsch RP-500M Speaker Comparison In this review, we will be comparing specifications of R-51M and RP-500M, two Bookshelf speakers by Klipsch. Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and Klipsch RP-500M before getting into our more detailed comparison. - The Synergy series uses aluminum dome tweeters where as the Reference series uses titanium diaphragm compression drivers. Is one suppose to be better than the other? This message has been edited by guitarizt on 04-12-2002 at 08:19 PM. But I heard from a sales man that in the middle of July they will be dropping in price about a $100 per speaker. Upload or insert images from URL. Klipsch X12 Earset.   Pasted as rich text. Opps, forgot something. Clear editor. Since I have both the Synergy and Reference and compared both side by side here is my take on this. My guess is that the synergys would sound better. my living room is about the size of yours and i have ksp-400's and a velodyne hgs-12. So Klipsch R-51PM tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Klipsch R-15PM, as seen on the chart below. i haven't listened to everything discussed here, but based on my reading and interpretations ..these opinions are relatively accurate. best buy) product offering that suits most of the people out there that wish to just setup a nice quick system and not have to worry about it. heritage is a step above them all, but comes at the cost of biggg boxes and less pleasing aesthetics ...it's all about the sound and the music. REFERENCE BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS. Our visionary founder, Paul W. Klipsch, pioneered better and more efficient ways to deliver crystal clear and full sound to any space. Display as a link instead, × RF-15 vs. SF-3. I would settle for no less than the 15 and most likely would take SVS CS+ over that. By With the Reference I would at least get a RSW12,here forget a KSW sub. I'm a Klipsch encyclopedia, so feel free to ask away. Klipsch Reference center channel speakers feature a horn-loaded tweeter to maximize output with minimal effort and distortion. Unless thats just a sale at their store that he told me about. Some have real wood veneers. The Klipsch Synergy B20/SW450 package has an intriguing driver arrangement, and its sound is an acquired taste Klipsch S5i review. There are different materials used in each series' tweeters and woofers. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Powered by Invision Community. But you know what, its what sounds best to you in the end! I personally love the reference series and it seems to hit a nice balance between sound, size, and aesthetics. I also want to see if those copper cones get more durable or if everyone continues to have them dent for no apparent reason.   Pasted as rich text. I would spend the little extra money and get the Reference. Klipsch The Sixes Powered Speakers. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. size? Would I really be better off getting something used or would I be okay just getting the cheaper synergy series? Sound quality is what is the most important to me, but I am on a very low budget. But as stated, all of them provide great sound. Any Synergy or Reference will be fine, but you need a big sub for bass. Now the subwoofer part,I would at least get a KSW15,good inexpensive sub.If you can stretch the sub budget and get the RSW12,much more power and very high definition,no boom,just clean bass. Cant complain,Klipsch has done its homework. Now, i dont know how this pairs up to the Icon W and X lines since they seem to be geared for different target markets but no matter what, you need to get what you think sounds best. you might also look around at stuff you already own that doesn't mean as much or get as much use as it once had. Today we are going to compare Klipsch Reference vs Reference Premiere and clear all the confusion. Now Klipsch fans you should welcome the competition because it is going go force Klipsch to push the envelope more to stay ahead of the curve creating better speakers. Jakeg123, October 26, 2009 in Home Theater. one more pair to go and I will be sourrounded with RF-7's. Leveraging our proprietary 90x90° Tractrix ® horn-loaded technology and iconic spun-copper IMG woofers, the Klipsch Reference series floorstanding speakers' enhanced features and new design deliver lifelike acoustics that bring your music and movies to life. When properly placed a KSW is a very good sub. aesthetics? again, sound is a personal preference, you really should go and listen to them. I am building a small theater room (12 x 18). On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 is a more popular subwoofer, based on its 400+ reviews. I am a huge fan of each my dad owns Klipsch speakers my best friend owns Bic acoustech speakers as of yesterday, and I own both subwoofers listen to me either way you go you wont lose. Which do you think sounds better between the synergy and the Icon V? Now, one thing that wasnt mentions is that there are different levels of the icon line, there is the best buy brand which is cheap but there is also the W and X lines as well. I still want RF7's (the highs are incredible) for my other room but they are far removed from a priority since I got the 400's. Thank you, Logan Sent from my … Let's have a brief look at the main features of Klipsch R-51M and Klipsch R-41M before getting into our more detailed comparison. Klipsch Reference Series and Klipsch Reference Premiere Series is the best to complete home theater system. You can post now and register later. Display as a link instead, × They look stylish, elegant and have a smaller footprint than the Synergy and Reference Line. 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