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Anyone seen these before? Looks like a great replacement for the regular satalites on the promedia set. Those prices seem a bit inflated, but they put out 96db! WOW. The 5.25" driver would help compliment the subwoofer and have the sub play only lower frequencys. Would these help overall system performance? I think I would need the DD-5.1 to make the adjustments.



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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by clob on 09/12/04 01:29 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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I already thought about it
The better thing to do would be taking a high end speaker system and making it work with a pc

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Well I was wrong its all possible and i'm probably gonna do it myself
The rsx-4's are $199 a pair
And the 5's for $265
The rcx4 is $160
Here's a pic of someone who's done it
I'm probably gonna do the same(2) rsx5 for fronts #rsx4 for rear and an rcx4 for cener
SWEET HUH
here's a comparison
scroll to the middle
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Does the promedia 5.1 system even put out enough power for those things?
I guess they would work ok, I have some boston acoustic bookshelf speakers hooked up to mine. They are very under powered but at least they put out sound, lol.

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well the rsx4's and 5's actually take less ohm's (the ura's take 12 and the rsx take 8) so they will be louder than the old ultra satellites (Supposedly they will not be under powered)
I mean like 7 or 8 people upgraded theirs on the klipsch forums
I ordered myself 2 rsx 4's
So i'll be able to tell u for sure

How do u like ure bostons?
I mean the're still much better than the ulra sats right?




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I have to turn up the vol a whole lot more due to them being under powered (I think they are designed for almost 200watt input, lol) but they sound MUCH better. They have 6.5" drivers so they can't help but sound good :)

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LOL
6.5" Damn
Well the rcx 4's have 4 woofers"
Cant wait to get em already
maybe tue
I read on those forums and supposedly watts count but not as much as ohm's
Which modells are u using?, I'm intersted on how many ohm's they are.
Do you have all boston's?
or are u ising the ultras for the back?




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Not sure what models they are, they are fairly old and any identifying marks were probably been worn away long ago. I got 4 from my grandpa and he has had them for who knows how long, lol. I'm currently only using the stock center channel from the promedia system. The wireclips have an 8 next to them so I'm going to assume they are 8 ohm :)
That sorta makes me think they should be louder than they are. If the stock sattelites are 12ohm and these are 8 I shouldn't need to crank up the vol as much. Maybe I need to upgrade the wires going to em, I'm still usin the little wires that came w/ the speakers.

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Dont think its the wires
WHo knows
I just ordered those klipsch wire for $85
Then i started reading that you can get an acoustic research set for $30 and it might even be better.
Oh well i guess




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You can buy some 12 guage wire cheap at the hardware store, even 18 guage(lamp coord) is fine. BTW, I also like using home stereo speakers for computer sound. The quality is much better then computer speakers, but computers speakers have gotten alot better. I use JBL 4311's
10" woofers for my side computer speakers. I got the JBLs for a highschool graduation present in 1979.

I have collected many speakers over the years.
Depending on your Boston's they used to make good speakers, they are very average now. A near field/Studio monitor is best for using for computer sound.

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I think about it every time I go to radioshack and see the spools of 12guage but I haven't brought myself to do it yet. I think I'll buy some next time I'm there, my wires are a mess anyway so I need to replace them.

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12 guage might be too thick to use with the terminals on your Bostons depending on what they use. 18 guage lamp type wires should be fine. At the local hardware shop you can buy by the foot. So if you need a whole spool Radio Shack might be fine.

I just use 12 guage becuase my local hardware shop sells it by the foot, or my local used/new stereo shop gives it to me free sometimes.

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Well i got the rsx 4's... and i am seriously impresssed
Sounds great The larger woofer makes the sub less apparent.
The sattelites work great and arent underpowered
And sound as if they are made for the ultra sub
Very wothwhile upgrade
But not sure if more than 2 are needed
The cheapest price is $199 for a pair at brandnamez.com
If any one is interested



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Cool, I need to listen to them. My speakers are overkill for a computer but I wouldnt mind having smaller speakers.
I may have to make some computer speakers.

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I should have... but i didnt
Ive never done it just read about it
Didnt have time to experiment either :frown:
Maybe next time



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Wow. I was thinking of dumping the klipsch amp and going for a <A HREF="http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/HTIB/HTR5730.htm#" target="_new"> Yamaha </A> reciever and get a 15" sub (still looking) to rattle my house. Ill use the klipsch subs for mid-bass, and a two channel amp to run the 3. Later on Ill get some Axiom's for my desk top. Or some of the rsx-5's. Sounds fun. But my monitors going out and im going to need to buy one of those first :(.

I thaught that the crossover frequency stays the same? Would you have to mod the Klipsch amp to adjust the crossover freq lower down?
I bet the rsx-5 sounds great. Just a bit pricey for me :(.

If I do overhaul my audio, I will go with a new reciever. Ill run some rca's into it to keep the EAX crap that my Audigy decodes. That Yamaha reciever puts out 105 watts per channel. Thats good enough for me lol.

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Don't know which Boston Acoustic speakers you are using but I had trouble with some old A40's and 12 Guage wire (more than I needed but what I had on hand). The wire fit the clumbsy spring clips but getting multi-strand wire past the openings was a pain.

I found that double "bannanas" actually fit the A40's (barely) and made for easier connect/disconnect.

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Yea i was also hesistant
But i did get the rsx-4"s not the 5's
They arent that bad $199 for a pair
Any way
I was also thinking about doing that thing with the reciever too
I also picked myself out a new sub But a 112 incher
The rw-12 (430 at brandnamez.com)
I was thinking of getting myself (2rsx 5's and a rcx and the rs-12) Then i'd sell my klipsch
And get a reciewver and pre amp
But that'll be closer to next year
First gotta make a [-peep-] load of money
In the summer




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112"!!! wow! HOW?!?! J/k. Biggest one out there is Audiobahn 36". That thing is retarted.

Why would you need a preamp?

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Oh my bad 12 inches
LOL
Anyway if i dony need a preamp i'm certainly not getting one
Some people on the klipsch forum told me so
so i just assumed i needed



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I figured that since with that Yamaha reciever that I posted, you can get splitters for the jacks into the multi channel imput. You can see it on the back of the reciever. You would get to keep the EAX that the soundcard decodes (Audigy if you have one). Otherwise I see no reason to have it.

I cant wait untill I save up some money for this. Going to be exciting.
Maybe a Klipsch 12" or 15" sub from ebay would be great! I saw the specs on those. They are monsters. 120db at 30hz, SICK!!!

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Never mind that. Cheapest I found them is $1200. Ill build my own thank you!

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Right now im still trying to figure out how much power the Yamaha revciever puts out? It says 100W, but is that at 4ohm, 8ohm, or 12ohm? Im looking for reviews of the specs and I can not find any. It would be good if that was 8ohm or better (Better being 12). I hope is plays good down to 4ohm. That would mean that I wont need a future amp for mains and what not.

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I dont know about a 15"
But the 12" is $430
And yea i got an audigy



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From the site it shows 103 per channel( 8 ohms). A decent amp should be able to handle a range of Ohms. It depends on the amp, but a good one that is rated for 200 watts@ 8 ohm would double for 4 ohms to 400 watts per channel.

Hard to say if that is a good buy or not. Cheap 5 channel/receivers I wouldnt buy. A good center channel or sub sometimes need the power.

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