Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2019
I consider myself an audiophile. I have a JL Audio sound system in my truck. I'm getting ready to by the Focal K2 3way components for my front sound stage to replace my JL Audio C3s. I have 2 JL Audio 8W7s for subwoofers in a sealed custom enclosure. That being said, I'm no stranger to quality sound. I did a ton of research on home audio systems and I found this sweet setup. I am thoroughly impressed with the sound quality. I'm running it as a 5.1 channel surround system right now. Friday I have 4 ceiling speakers coming and I plan on running it as a 5.1.4 system to take advantage of Dolby Atmos. The Pioneer receiver weighs about 25lbs. It's a beast. The Klipsch speakers weigh 10 times the amount of my old surround speakers. The speakers and receiver are very well made. I was extremely skeptical mainly because of the price point. However, I had a good experience with Klipsch computer speakers in the past so I figured let's give them a try. For a thousand bucks I really didn't expect the quality to be so good. I figured it would be sufficient, but lacking power or maybe get distorted at high volumes. This system is crystal clear at intense volumes. The down firing sub sounds great. It puts out plenty of sub frequency and is quiet when it's supposed to be. Stop hesitating. Buy this setup now. You won't be let down.
I was pretty happy with that Klipsch Theater pack. However, it just seemed as though something was missing. It needed more power and as good as the speakers sounded for thr money... I decided to return them. They took them back no problem. I broke down and bought the Klipsch RF-7 IIIs and a Klipsch 450C center speaker. I added an Emotiva 275 watts/channel amplifier to push my 3 channel setup and replaced the pioneer reciever with an Onkyo TX 920 11 channel @ 135/watts per channel (2 channels driven) receiver to drive my surround. I bought an SVS 12" 600 watt sub and two SVS Prime satellites for the rear surround. I bought some cheap, but good, ceiling speakers and installed four of those in my ceiling for Atmos. I bought a new 65" Sony TV that supports Atmos. Now that you're familiar with my setup I'll get into the details. WOW!! Don't skimp on speakers. Speakers are everything. Put all your money into decent speakers even if you have to buy them one at a time. The RF7 IIIs are crystal clear with imaging that is out of this world. Listening in stereo to include my subwoofer they make me feel as though I'm at a live concert. I didn't spring for the $1800 Klipsch center that pairs with the RF7 IIIs, but I must say, I am extremely happy with my 450. I'm a little curious to see how much the sound improves for another 1000+ bucks. As for movies, when I play Mad Max Fury Road in my full Dolby Atmos setup, I won't lie, I tear up a little. I honestly get choked up it sounds so good. I watched Roger Waters new movie at reference levels and was weeping like a baby. That's how good my system sounds.
My advice: If you want a full setup and don't require a stereo system that literally makes you weep, this system sounds great. If you want to weep with childlike emotion at your favorite songs and movies, spend more.