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When I start seeing people post things about high end speaker cables, the red alert sounds start going off in my head. Did you do a double blind listening test with all that equipment? I know how these arguments tend to go given the number of them that I've seen on AVS... so we are going to have to agree to disagree here.[/quote]

I've been in some of those arguments.... Now, I'm like you and I too agree to disagree with you.

Isn't that so much easier?[/quote]It sure is. Man do I wish everyone on AVS could be as reasonable. :thumbup:

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I run monoprice12AWG speaker wires. All of my cables are from them.

All receivers and amplifiers have a different sound. It comes down to what was used to build them, that also includes speakers and their xovers. I paid $600 to get my Polk LSi9's modded.

We seem to have forgot about the op and we all have our opinions. smile.gif
    
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My mate who's got RF-82's used a cheap yamaha reciever until he upgraded to an expensive pioneer reciever. The only problem with the yamaha was that it wasn't powerful enough to run the speakers at insane volume, it would clip.

The sound was pleasant, so I believe a reasonable yamaha would work. I'd want to get one that's powerful enough to not start clipping tho, so seeing the RB-81's run at 150W, I need a reciever with 150W on each channel?
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Amphion, Just suggesting..........

I use a pair of Klipsch Heresys (workshop) and my wife uses a pair of Kilpsch B-20 Bookshelf Speakers on stands (living room for music and AV).
They are both quite amazing, but do have their own particular "sound".

I have the B-20's for my PC's Sound setup, Paired with a high end Yamaha receiver from the mid 2000s. The Receiver is a nice heavy unit, and doesn't have any amp hiss even when turned to 6+db (I would never use it at that level though) and really brings out the Sound. Good amount of bass for a smaller woofer as well, pretty impressive when sub is turned off. Plus you can find the B-20's on newegg for $130 when they go on sale. Pretty good bang for your buck.


I know the reference series has a little different sound signature to them, but I have always enjoyed the Klipsch sound. Picking up a pair of Klipsch reference bookshelf speakers isn't a bad idea if you like the sound. I always liked how detailed the Klipsch's were. But there are just so many choices for speakers, best bet is just to try some out and pick the ones you like the most.

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My mate who's got RF-82's used a cheap yamaha reciever until he upgraded to an expensive pioneer reciever. The only problem with the yamaha was that it wasn't powerful enough to run the speakers at insane volume, it would clip.

The sound was pleasant, so I believe a reasonable yamaha would work. I'd want to get one that's powerful enough to not start clipping tho, so seeing the RB-81's run at 150W, I need a reciever with 150W on each channel?


You want a receiver that has a nice big transformer, normally heavier the better.
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You want a receiver that has a nice big transformer, normally heavier the better.

https://www.komplett.no/search?bn=10099&category=10099_Hjemmekino&q=*%3A*&ref=cat-left&sort=Price%3AASCENDING&subcategory=10103_Receivere

Any of the cheaper models usable?
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I would go for a Yamaha personally, they have good sound quality to them. I have a HRT-5063 for my Home Theater, While it may not be as high end as the HTR-5790 that I use on my PC it is still a vary good unit with great sound and a good amount of power. Denon Also makes some nice equipment as well as Harman Kardon. Onkyo and Pioneer are also decent, but I wouldn't put them up to the quality of the other two for the most part. Don't even look at the Sony ones.
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I would go for a Yamaha personally, they have good sound quality to them. I have a HRT-5063 for my Home Theater, While it may not be as high end as the HTR-5790 that I use on my PC it is still a vary good unit with great sound and a good amount of power. Denon Also makes some nice equipment as well as Harman Kardon. Onkyo and Pioneer are also decent, but I wouldn't put them up to the quality of the other two for the most part. Don't even look at the Sony ones.
I've had really good experience with both Denon and Harman Kardon receivers. I would recommend either of those brands considering the OP's budget.
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Went ahead and bought a Pioneer VSX-923-K today as I got it cheap (300$ off). Was about to purchase a set of Klipsch KB-15 as those were the only bookshelf klipsch speakers they had, but the store was closed by the time I got there.

It's actually a good thing that the store was closed as it gives me more time to decide how much I wanna spend on speakers. Not sure how much better a pair of Klipsch RB-61 would be compared to KB-15, but they do have a larger bass-element.

There's also another hifi-store that sells B&W and Dali, so gonna check those out tomorrow.

Speakers that looks promising from reviews:
B&W 685 S2 (a bit expensive)
Klipsch RB-81 II (a bit expensive)
Klipsch RB-61 II
Dali Zensor 1
Dali Zensor 3
Dali Lektor 1
Dali Lektor 2
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