If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Sound quality is what is the most important to me, but I am on a very low budget. - Synergy uses injection modeled graphite (IMG) polymer woofers where as the RF line uses Klipsch's patented Cerametallic technology. they serve different purposes. Featuring a removable grille and finished in a brushed black polymer veneer, Klipsch Reference series is the ideal home theater center channel speaker. Cup-of-Noodle is just as good as steak if you have a nice HT!!! 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. So the the Reference is a lot better sounding than the synergy and icon-v?   You cannot paste images directly. 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. Clear editor. For me, my biggest choice is between the ref and Icon w lines. Bada boom. This message has been edited by guitarizt on 04-12-2002 at 08:19 PM. By They look stylish, elegant and have a smaller footprint than the Synergy and Reference Line.   Pasted as rich text. Copyright © 2019 Klipsch Group, Inc. Klipsch Reference Series and Klipsch Reference Premiere Series is the best to complete home theater system. the interpretation of "good" sound is subjective and indivdiual to each person. 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>. 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. Upload or insert images from URL. 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. Paste as plain text instead, × On top of that, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch R-51PM are more popular speakers, based on their 400+ reviews. my living room is about the size of yours and i have ksp-400's and a velodyne hgs-12. I've picked up many myself. SAVE $180. 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. Is one suppose to be better than the other? Copyright © 2019 Klipsch Group, Inc. 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. $229.99. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. 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. $299.99. I am building a small theater room (12 x 18). 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. one more pair to go and I will be sourrounded with RF-7's.   You cannot paste images directly. I would spend the little extra money and get the Reference. (I traded an older laptop that wasn't being used for my receiver that now gets daily use.). They look stylish, elegant and have a smaller footprint than the Synergy and Reference Line. 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. My guess is that the synergys would sound better. 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. I think even for bang-for-the buck the Ref 3's blow the Synergy line out of the water. 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. I will be using it for mostly music and maybe a movie once a week. REFERENCE BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS.   Your previous content has been restored. 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. Cant complain,Klipsch has done its homework. 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. What are the differences between the Reference, Synergy, and Icon Series? RF-15 vs. SF-3. The move to separates is coming, I can feel it. The Klipsch Reference Premiere series provides a more vibrant and detailed sound quality than the Klipsch Reference series. If you can, go with the Reference Series. Same for the subs, I don't care much for the KSW subs, but the RSW perform like charms. The best price/performance combo would be built around the RF-3's,probably a RC-3 and RS-5's sourrounds. 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. They will last for a long time and you will be much happier with them. The RF-3II's are not too bad in price $600 internet, 700-800 stores. 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. 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. 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. I use the Synergy with my PC system and Reference in my smaller HT. By   Your link has been automatically embedded. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. 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. So Klipsch R-51PM tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Klipsch R-15PM, as seen on the chart below. Klipsch The Sixes Powered Speakers. 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. If you can, go with the Reference Series. Turntable: Technics SL-J3 with Audio-Technica TR485U. But as stated, all of them provide great sound. http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/MYSTUFF.jpg. Bass response. Any Klipsch tower speaker that starts with "RF" or "RP" is true, high quality klipsch with excellent performance. I am kinda new to Klipsch and I could use some help. You can post now and register later. The Heritage series is more geared toward serious stereo music systems. So Klipsch Synergy Sub-12 tends to get more favorable ⭐ reviews than Klipsch R-112SW, as seen on the chart below. size? But you know what, its what sounds best to you in the end! wife/girlfriend opinion? 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. The Klipsch SPL series subwoofers are a step up from the Klipsch Reference series. 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. Display as a link instead, × Since I have both the Synergy and Reference and compared both side by side here is my take on this. Display as a link instead, × When tested for bass response, the Klipsch Reference Premiere speaker series performed better than the reference speaker. i think the velodyne would do quite nicely for you since it is a servo sub. ... Klipsch Reference X20i In-Ear Headphones. You can post now and register later. With the economy like it is, there are some crazy deals out there. 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. Right now I have a pair of old SF-1s. Klipsch home speaker lines. Klipsch X12 Earset.   Your previous content has been restored. DO NOT use normal speakers for bass, use a subwoofer. 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. Thank you, Logan Sent from my … I don't really care all that much for size and aesthetics. $249.00. again, sound is a personal preference, you really should go and listen to them. 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. 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. all sound great in their own respective purpose ... synergy is more of the entry level, mass-market (i.e. CS-Plus with the integrated amp.Keep in mind the RSW12 is plenty as it is. Titanium being considered better by some. 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. Klipsch Reference 6.5" 2 Way In-Ceiling Speaker (CDT3650CII) $299 Free Shipping!   Your link has been automatically embedded. Now, i dont know how this pairs up to the Icon W and X lines since they seem to be geared for different target markets but no matter what, you need to get what you think sounds best. Hey, I am trying to decide between Klipsch Synergy F20 or the Klipsch rf42 vs Polk monitor 60s or any other suggested Polk I can buy used/new for 2-300$. Unless thats just a sale at their store that he told me about. 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. KLIPSCH soon! The Klipsch Reference series features our proprietary 90° x 90° Tractrix horn technology to ensure the best clarity, dynamics, and detail possible. I love buying used gear. I use my living room/HT 80% movies and 20% music. × Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible. Icon was made to help with WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor). 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 think an RF7 has bass, try KSP400's. with my KSW-12 on my Synergy 6, i had more than enough bass. REFERENCE. The wife flipped over the size of the 400's, I can't imagine her reaction to 6 RF7's. Which do you think sounds better between the synergy and the Icon V? 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. I also want to see if those copper cones get more durable or if everyone continues to have them dent for no apparent reason. 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. All will give excellent sound. And the non Klipsch sub to get would be a SVS CS or. I personally love the reference series and it seems to hit a nice balance between sound, size, and aesthetics. Klipsch Reference R8SW 8" 150-Watt Subwoofer - Black (3 Reviews) $229.99. Klipsch R-51M 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) (OPEN BOX) From what i have gathered, the refernece line is made with higher quality overall compared to the synergy series. Featuring a high-efficiency Class-D amplifier and spun copper Cerametallic™ woofer, the Klipsch SPL series subwoofers deliver best-in-class low frequency output. 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. Upload or insert images from URL. 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. Klipsch Heritage Wireless The Three Speaker System. Given thus far have been guidelines as to the quality and purpose of each line. Reference all the way. for deep bass it will just depend on the subwoofer you get. Please give me your opinions on a selection.   Pasted as rich text. my current setup has been sourced from both places (except for the ps3, bought that refurb'd from gamestop). SAVE $170. Then the Garage Sale section of the forum is your friend (or Craiglist). Marketplace seller. I agree Reference is much better than both. I would settle for no less than the 15 and most likely would take SVS CS+ over that. Jakeg123, October 26, 2009 in Home Theater. Klipsch Reference center channel speakers feature a horn-loaded tweeter to maximize output with minimal effort and distortion. Klipsch also offers some very popular outdoor speakers, ceiling and in-wall speakers, wireless speakers, and sound bars. Which is suppose to be the "higher class" series? But some people get confused between this two series and cannot make the decision. aesthetics? Any Synergy or Reference will be fine, but you need a big sub for bass. When properly placed a KSW is a very good sub. Klipsch Audio ; Home Theater ; Reference vs. Synergy ... Reference vs. Synergy. However, it's fairly safe to say that Klipsch 140 Dolby Atmos is a more popular speaker system, based on its 200+ reviews. Clear editor. I'm a Klipsch encyclopedia, so feel free to ask away. Would I really be better off getting something used or would I be okay just getting the cheaper synergy series? For Home theater Synergy's and a KSW are Great. The best thing you can do is go out and listen to them at the store. 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. 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. During my listening tests the RSW12 was barely adequate in conjuntion with the RF7's. "I also want to see if those copper cones get more durable or if everyone continues to have them dent for no apparent reason.". 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. 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. Sound quality is what is the most important to me, but I am on a very low budget. Powered by Invision Community. I will most likely have to buy a speaker every few months and eventually have a full system. A bit on the pricey side though. 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. By htown_ag, April 7, 2002 in Home Theater. we might be able to answer your question better if you can give a hint as to which quality is more important ..sound? and craigslist. There are different materials used in each series' tweeters and woofers. The Icon, as long as you get a sub with it. SAVE $150. My computer is better than my stereo! The Reference and Reference Premiere lines offer all the pieces you need to build an impressive surround sound system. 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. Music is a Different issue. SInce I've never heard anything from the heritage line (gasp, blasphemy), I'm forced to echo the popular opinion found on this forum. For the money the Synergy's can't be beat. 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. × × You won't ever regret it. With the Reference I would at least get a RSW12,here forget a KSW sub. Klipsch Bar40 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Sub (3 Reviews) $299.99. The Klipsch Synergy Black Label Sub-120 subwoofer optimizes output and low-frequency extension. Our visionary founder, Paul W. Klipsch, pioneered better and more efficient ways to deliver crystal clear and full sound to any space. That said I have all Synergy Premiere. - The Synergy series uses aluminum dome tweeters where as the Reference series uses titanium diaphragm compression drivers. I like my bass like I like my women, deep and tight. Do I need the Reference series or will the Synergy be okay? 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. Powered by Invision Community, http://www.dvdprofiler.com/mc.asp?alias=Sebdavid. But I heard from a sales man that in the middle of July they will be dropping in price about a $100 per speaker. Enjoy, get the best you can afford. Is there a very large difference in the sound quality? I want the deep bass sound. 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. htown_ag, April 7, 2002 in Home Theater. Today we are going to compare Klipsch Reference vs Reference Premiere and clear all the confusion. i haven't listened to everything discussed here, but based on my reading and interpretations ..these opinions are relatively accurate. So the Icon V is better than the Synergy but worse than the Reference? Opps, forgot something. 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. But as stated, all of them provide great sound. Yes, it sucks, but better to come. Klipsch Reference BookShelf R-51M Speaker (3 Reviews) $249. Can't compare. Oh i agree Carl. 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