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#71565 - 11/08/05 10:54 AM Klipsch and Outlaw
erikm12 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Hi all,

I really like what I have read about the outlaw recievers. I have the Klipsch Rf7 set up rated at 102db. My concern like others have posted that I have read is the power in this reciever. Would this reciever be a good match for my speakers?
Being close to 40 I don't crank the volumn up as loud as I used to but I still like it loud.
Basically I will use my setup as 70/30 mostly HT.
Any input is appreciated... smile

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#71566 - 11/08/05 11:04 AM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
gonk Offline
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The Klipsch speakers are extremely efficient - your 102dB efficiency rating is drastically better than the 90dB or so for my Paradigms (which were driven once upon a time by Outlaw's Model 1050 receiver). The Model 1070 should have no trouble at all driving your speakers to whatever level you can stand. (As a bit of comparison, long-time forum member and movie soundtrack engineer soundhound uses some large Altec Lansing horn speakers that are more efficient than your Klipsches - if I recall his setup correctly, 'hound drives his horns in an active tri-amped configuration using tube amps rated at 5W each.)
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#71567 - 11/08/05 11:12 AM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
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My 1050 (65w/3ch driven) has been driving bookshelf speakers of average sensitivity(90db), and using a powered sub. It will play plenty loud for me, and I'm close to 40 as well(albeit, North of 40!). 102db is very efficient, and will play very loud. I have a friend with some Klipsch floorstanders driven by an Adcom 125w x2 amp. He used to have annual divorce parties(LOL!) and it would sound like a night club with those things blasting away. My ears felt as if I had just been at a disco and everything sounded muffled afterward. That's dangerous!
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#71568 - 11/08/05 12:55 PM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
erikm12 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Shenandoah Valley
Great...Thats exactly what I wanted to hear... smile I guess in the very near future I will order me one.

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#71569 - 11/08/05 01:46 PM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
Jed M Offline
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I used to use Klipsch KG 4.5's with my old Kenwood and Pioneer receivers way back in the day and they could get so loud they could shake my house. Ah, the good old college days. I am sure those receivers packed less watts than the 1070 does.

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#71570 - 11/10/05 01:55 AM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
JHoff80 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
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I've got the 1070 paired with KLF20s. Unless your room is abnormally large, you'll have absolutely no problem with the amplifier section of the 1070.

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#71571 - 11/10/05 04:47 AM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
rdperry Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 66
Loc: Dayton Ohio
Hey JHoff80, I am considering the 1070 and was wondering if you could tell me what the sensitivity on your klf20's is and what some of the volume settings you use for your dvd and music listening.
Thanks for the help.

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#71572 - 11/10/05 01:22 PM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
erikm12 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
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Loc: Shenandoah Valley
Good question.....I would like to know that also. Still debating if I should go the reciever route or can I pull enough dough together to go with seperates.
With out being able to hear it myself I kinda have to depend on others. Can the average person tell a difference between say the 7125 amp and the 1070 reciever?
I know first hand that in car audio the difference can be huge.

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#71573 - 11/10/05 01:28 PM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
Jed M Offline
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I would say an amp in car audio is a much larger difference, but probably because the amps built into stock car stereos really, really, really, suck. That said, I could tell a difference between my old receiver's amps and when I hooked an amp up to it. Same difference as a car amp but much more subtle. More dynamic, effortless, tighter bass, and so on. For reference, on a scale from 1 to 10 I would say the difference adding a amp to a car is a 9 and adding an amp to my home receiver was a 4 or 5. Wasn't night and day but definitely enough that I have no plans on ever going back.

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#71574 - 11/10/05 01:45 PM Re: Klipsch and Outlaw
gonk Offline
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Loc: Memphis, TN USA
I have to agree with Jed's description - it is a good match with my experience.
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