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    Default new site for Klipsch

    I'm known to be a Klipsch devote but only because I have never heard any of the higher end Polks. That said Klipsch used to have a site where you could listen side by side and compare any speaker you would want to get. EG.KG.4 VS Cornwalls,Hereseys VS KLF20S OR 30S RF32svs 42 vs 62s. Now this site is gone and seems to push all the newer products and there is a section on the discontinued models but it pales in comparison w/ the older site were you could line up these models and compare specs weight and color combos. I do not like this at all and when time permits as good as it will do I will lodge my complaint.
    As for never hearing high end Polks I have no idea how this could have happened. Just one more thought about the SDA-SRS is it true that a jumper is needed between each speaker and then a lead to the amp. I live in Central Jersey so if any of you could direct me to a Polk dealer that has middle to top end stuff then I can compare w/ my Klipsch.....lw

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    Welcome to Polk Audio bro. You can find RTi's & LSi's at Frys, J&R music, some Magnolia stores in Best Buy and so on.
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    Frys!

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    t think those are for the most part California stores except for bst buy.Besides I like the comfort from doing it in your house so you can write down all the specs at your....
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    Leftwinger, there is a cable that goes between the two SRS speakers. It is an absolute necessity for the SDA effect. Without the cable the speakers do not sound good.

    There is no lead to the amp other than the regular speaker cables.

    Best Buy has Polk Speakers, but they don't always have them setup real well.

    Where are you in Central NJ? I am in Hunterdon County just outside of Clinton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwinger57 View Post
    t think those are for the most part California stores except for bst buy.Besides I like the comfort from doing it in your house so you can write down all the specs at your....
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    WTF, how can you compare speakers from a website in the comfort of your own home? Specs don't really mean much at all, Ridiculous! Probably your most bizzare thread yet.

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    I haven't seen any of Polks better speakers in store in at least a decade. No Lsi's, no Rti's. Just Monitors, Tsi, and the old R series. I've always wondered how they sell any of them.

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    But, to keep it on point. It has become very difficult to compare speakers in a real live setting and Polks just don't seem to have the store presence they once had, they are not alone.

    Sometimes you just have to do your research and take a leap of faith.

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    "Appreciation of audio is a completely subjective human experience. Measurements can provide a measure of insight, but are no substitute for human judgment. Why are we looking to reduce a subjective experience to objective criteria anyway? The subtleties of music and audio reproduction are for those who appreciate it. Differentiation by numbers is for those who do not".--Nelson Pass

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    I will say considering how leftwinger likes to play his music loud. I would think Polk's would do a better job.

    I do have a question for leftwinger, How could you listen to the speakers on the website? I am very confused by that statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe08867 View Post

    I do have a question for leftwinger, How could you listen to the speakers on the website? I am very confused by that statement.
    Hence my comment about it being his "most bizzare" thread yet.

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    I am trying to follow his train of thought but my head is starting to hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe08867 View Post
    I will say considering how leftwinger likes to play his music loud. I would think Polk's would do a better job.
    I don't care for the sound, but I believe the Klipsch would play louder, and with less amp power. They are well known for their efficiency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamM2 View Post
    I don't care for the sound, but I believe the Klipsch would play louder, and with less amp power. They are well known for their efficiency.
    I was thinking more about fatigue. Those Klipsch's played at high volume for any length of time will be more fatiguing than Polk's. And I like the sound of Klipsch speakers.
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    heiny9,you just do not get me at all, I'm semi disabled so to run from store to store seems like an act of futility. With the comparison charts you can see how much they can handle,what the weight is ,what they are made of ,whether they are didcontinued and lots more info than you could possible get from a kid at Best Buy. For me this is the way to go and to say that this the most bizzare thread yet is laughable because I have had some real doozies. Go to the Klipsch site under archive and you'll see what I .mean Now about this jumper wire between the SDS how the hell do you hide this wire if it crosses a hall like my speaker runs do but I took them both the long way and nothing is seen.And Heiny how many speaker sets can you possibly take home at one time to compare between them. Maybe super higher end jobbers will lend a pair out but multiples, I have a hardtime believing that,,,Bizzare indeed.

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    lw here at 08859 it's late now but I'll look up the zip code and maybe send a pm tomorrow if I know how to do it and maybe we'll conenct on some level.
    You w/ some others really know what I'm talking about but conveying the story gets a little discombobulated......lw

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    Default to reconnect to heiny9

    Heiny9, If you go to the Klipsch premium speakers,go to products and scroll down to discontiued models you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
    This is for the speakers that are not made any more, but the site covers the whole line.
    Even though your not a Klipsch devote you might find this interesting.If not then toss it.....LW

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    Why a new thread for the exact same topic bro? At least share a link.
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    ^^^^^^ DITTO ^^^^^^

    I think LW57 just likes to hear himself type !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwinger57 View Post
    heiny9,you just do not get me at all, I'm semi disabled so to run from store to store seems like an act of futility. With the comparison charts you can see how much they can handle,what the weight is ,what they are made of ,whether they are didcontinued and lots more info than you could possible get from a kid at Best Buy. For me this is the way to go and to say that this the most bizzare thread yet is laughable because I have had some real doozies. Go to the Klipsch site under archive and you'll see what I .mean Now about this jumper wire between the SDS how the hell do you hide this wire if it crosses a hall like my speaker runs do but I took them both the long way and nothing is seen.And Heiny how many speaker sets can you possibly take home at one time to compare between them. Maybe super higher end jobbers will lend a pair out but multiples, I have a hardtime believing that,,,Bizzare indeed.
    Dude, quit your whining!!!
    Go back and read the thread, including your own posts - if you can make sense of them. H9 called this your most bizarre thread based on the fact that YOU posted this:
    That said Klipsch used to have a site where you could listen side by side and compare any speaker you would want to get.
    Actually, as you rambled further, I don't think you meant to say that you could listen to the speakers online, but rather compare the specifications between models. Btw, the "compare" feature is not unique to Klipsch. Lots of websites have this.

    And then you throw out some randomness about SDA interconnect cables. Man, try to manage some cohesiveness in your thoughts, instead of just dumping everything that crosses your mind into one post.
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    ^^^ Sorry, had to get that out! :tongue:

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    That said Klipsch used to have a site where you could listen side by side and compare any speaker you would want to get.
    Say what

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    When I want to reconnect with H9, I usually just use a big ol' pair of car battery jumper cables. That usually fires 'im up.
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    Use the pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    When I want to reconnect with H9, I usually just use a big ol' pair of car battery jumper cables. That usually fires 'im up.
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    to reconnect to heiny9

    almost sounds like he's your long lost brother and your reaching out to him now.

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    I personally think they all sound the same from my Altec Lansings, but that could be my untrained ear.
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    LW,

    Lots of sights have areas for old products along with a marketing descriptions and specs. Polk does the same thing, only they don't list every single product in the archive. Not sure how this allows you to choose which one sounds best since the marketing department of whatever companies website you are on wrote the descriptions. I could see the dimensions and weight being helpful, but beyond that it's a company website, of course everything is going "read" like it's the next best thing since sliced bread.

    Now I understand it's difficult for you to get out an listen. That is unfortunate because much of my listening experiences over the years have been at friends house's, local meets, regional meets as well as a few Polkfests, etc, etc. I am in this hobby so I associate with other hobbiests and thats where some of my speaker listening experiences come from. There are a lot of speakers I haven't heard because there just aren't any brick and mortar stores around anymore to go an listen.

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    I thought that I admitted I made a mistake as to listening to them rather than reading their spec sheets. SO ONCE AND FOR ALL I ADMIT IT WAS A STUPID MISTAKE ,BUT I DO NOT THINK ANY ONE GOT SERIOUSLY HURT BY IY.I MEANT TO SAY READING THE SPECS SHEETS ARE THE TO GO WAY TO GO FOR ME.
    pLEASE EXCUSE THE CAPS BUT I HAVE TO MAKE THIS POINT VERY CLEAR,I DID NOT TAKE HOME SPEAKERS ,i printed out spec sheets oh please forgive me I do need your guys help most of the time.

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    My puter skills are what's called lacking. If I was in school they would have passed me out of sympathy. There is a name for this and it's called social promotion. All other studies were A,and Bs but when it came to math I think I failed every class from the 4th grade on up. Never passed algebra1 and they did not know what to do w/ me. So an engineer i'm not, nice guy when not ragged on yes. Good morning to you all and a little insight into my world....LW

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    check your other thread about this same topic, I answered there. I don't like multiple threads on the same topic, it gets damn confusing and confusion is running rampant lately.

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    Last edited by heiney9; 07-22-2011 at 10:46 AM.
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