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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Top notch sound from tiny speakers!

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    The 1 weak spot, as posted by other reviewers is the pedestal base for wall mounting. I consider this a minor flaw in design. These speakers, small as they are, have a hefty mass for their size. The friction ball mount will be inadequate to keep the speakers pointed where you ant over time. I imagine you can go aftermarket and do better. Many satellite systems have no included mounting system at all. For bookshelf mounting, as I have done, they work just fine. As for sound quality-!WOW!- I'm in a 16x20 room with plush furniture, carpet, drapes. These absorb sound very well, not an acoustically "live room", they are driven by a Yamaha 661 receiver, and have been hooked to a Yamaha 665 receiver. Similar amp sections in both receivers. The 665 now drives Klipsch SLX quintet speakers. That review coming soon on the SLX. I've had these speakers over a year with the 661, I travel a lot, have been to a wide variety of audio stores, and Magnolia/Best Buy stores. I've listened to LOTS of setups running into $5k+ just for speakers. Can you put these speakers in the same ballpark as a $5k setup? Debatable. When listening to what I call, "organic music". Non-electric instruments and vocals those high $ speakers can convince you that you're right there in the recording studio at the live performance. Provided you're sitting in the "sweet spot", which in some cases are surprisingly narrow and require careful planning in speaker placement. Outside that "sweetspot", I'm not that impressed. And that's where the Klipsch absolutely shine. The way they spread the music through the room is unparalleled, extremely forgiving in speaker placement, you really don't even to be perfectly symmetrical in speaker setup if your room decor won't allow for it. When having run the Yamaha calibration sequence, which (even calculates speaker distances from your primary listening spot- it gave me a warning that my right rear was only 3' from my listening spot!-which I over-rode). When coupled with a good sub, the Klipsch sound phenomonally good all over the room. May not convince you that you're there in the studio with acoustic instruments, but pretty darn close. The $5k speakers can't do that either, unless you're in that sweet spot. But dang they look good, and very elegant! So, lets do the math. Up to $1000 for these speakers with a Klipsch Sub, or $5000 for the high end (and absolutely well crafted gorgeous and elegant looking pieces of speaker furniture). If you're going for the best bang for your buck, and don't mind dark gray plastic as opposed to rich cherry wood finishes in gorgeous cabinets, then the Klipsch is fo you!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fantastic speakers, better than Bose?

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    For starters, I am so impressed with these speakers, I felt compelled to write a review. I bought these speakers before last Christmas on sale (which apparently is the best time, because I paid about half of what the normal price is). I also purchased a Harmon/Kardon AVR 246 receiver to power the speakers, which is also fantastic. After setting these speakers up, I was instantly amazed with the sound they produce. I grew up with Bose, and like many I assumed they were they best speakers available, I mean they have to be for $1000+ right? After hearing these I think a lot of that is for that little Bose emblem on the front. These speakers just seem to produce a more powerful sound than Bose. For what these cost, they are amazing, I have heard sounds in my music I previously hadnt heard. Also, in movies you can hear everything, like the background noise (i.e. the sound of people at other tables chattering and silverware clanking in a restaurant scene). I will say that the 10" or 12" powered subwoofer is a must. I purchased the 10" along with the speakers because I really wanted bass. It is a night and day difference, the sub is incredible and is a perfect match for the speakers. With music or movies, it just makes the entire experience better. These speakers are fantastic, especially if you want great sound and arent ready to spend thousands on your home audio setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    GREAT SOUND

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    I purchased the set for $349 from BB with the 10inch sub(another $299). These sound great with my Denon AVR-689. I have had these installed for about 6 months now. They are a little bulky as some have mentioned however the mounts are sturdy and hold well. The ball joint can become loose, however my set came with a allen wrench to tighten the joint once positioned and I have nad no issues with the speakers loosing alignment since installation. I would have liked to have hidden the wiring better through the mount/base but it is manageable. I used Monster XP wire for all but 2 speakers. I could not justify another $129 for 30 ft of cable that was required. I found a heavy guage speaker wire at the hardware store that worked as well it seems. For the best sound quality, you really need the sub to go with these. The 10 inch will be plenty for most.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very Good for Surround Speakers

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    It took me a while to figure out how best to arrange my system. I eventually ended up doing a 7.1 system, using these speakers as my 4 surrounds and the center. I had two 10 year old pioneer 12" 3-way floor standing speakers that I used for my fronts. As these just didn't do the job reproducing the heart pounding sound of engines racing and gunfire and explosions. However, I do have the klipsch 12" sub which is awesome, but you still need some decent size front speakers in my opinion. I have a yamaha 90x7 with HDMI and HD player and all together this system is awesome when done as part of a 7.1 system. I will probably upgrade the center with a bigger klipsch and upgrade the floorstanding fronts with klipsch later on. But for now.....it sounds awesome for surround speakers.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Outstanding

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    I bought these a few days ago while they were on sale at $299.99. I'm so glad I did. I immediately went home and installed these speakers and a couple of hours later, I was listening to a remarkable sounding theater system. The size is great, although deceiving being quite heavy, and hide away wonderfully in the upper corners of the room. I'm using an old Sony receiver that's about 10-12 years old (next to be upgraded) and it is still exceptional. I can't say enough with these speakers. This is the first set of Klipsch speakers I've ever bought, and now I'll be a loyal custom for the future! There isn't a lot of lows/bass but I didn't expect it either considering the size of the speakers. I ended up building my own from an old Sony 15" sub that I currently own.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent purchase

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    I had to replace my old Bose system after here this system at the local Best Buy. This system was actually cheaper then my old Bose system too. I had my wires previously installed so this helps with price due to you don't have to purchase speaker wire. I did buy the Monster banana connecters due to the Klipsch has this option which is nice and easy to install. This system uses the base plate as a wall mount or a table mount so this will save you money due to the Bose you have to purchase the wall mounts separately. You will have to purchase the plastic anchors and screws to mount them to the wall. Overall I'm very happy with this oh and remember to purchase the 10' Klipsch subwoofer to complete your system.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    outstanding product

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    I bought this product after reading several reviews and researching about the product and talking to people who owned it. I was and still not disapointed. These speakers still blow me away every time i am watching regular tv, movies, dvd's, music dvd's, and sirius sat radio on dish. I can't say enough about the quintet III to do it justice as an outstanding theater system. I have it connected to the yamaha rx-v361 component which is really a beginners component, also a great product. Some of the reviews i read about the quintet III were negative like poor sound product defects on grille covers or speakers falling of wall where mounted. All i can say is these people either did not know what they were doing as far as mounting or just had bad luck. I have all four speakers mounted on my walls in my man cave with the exception of the center speaker. Of course all my wires run through my walls and ceiling you can't see them. Yes i'm using MONSTER CABLE XP. The isntallation was done by myself and i'm no pro. Though the work looks professional. I also have the KLIPSCH SYNERGY 10" SUB it also sounds great. '

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big sound, little speakers!

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    After much deliberation on whether to toss this much money into a set of speakers, I finally broke down and talked myself into going all out on a set. I purchased these speakers along with the Sub-10 woofer and a couple of Icon floor speakers. All I have to say is that I have never heard such crisp sound out of a home theatre system. + Not only do these speakers deliver clean, resiliant sound, but they seem to literally improve the quality of highs and lows in the movies I watch and games I play. It's unbelievable the amount of difference that high end sound quality can make. + These speakers deliver not only great sound, but the look and design is very pleasing on the eyes. Each of the two front speakers and two rear satellite speakers come equiped with extremely stable stands that are connected on a pivot to allow for simple situation and placement. + Overall, I would certainly recommend these little speakers. Best ones I have owned to this day, and from what I have seen so far, the best ones that I will ever need to own!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Sound

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    I really like these speakers. They are so small yet they have so much sound. I was tempted to get the F-3 floor standing speakers, but since it was going in a room that is not primarily dedicated as a home theater room, I opted to go a cheaper route. I did decide to swap out the center speaker as it isn't as big as you would want for a surround system. That is where you would spend another couple hundred bucks and get yourself the Klipsch SL package. It gives you a much better center speaker as well as two bigger fronts.

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Plenty of Power

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    I purchased these in the bundle with the 10inch sub and yamaha reveiver, however I swapped out the 550 watt receiver for a 720 watt with 2 hdmi input. But the speakers are amazing. Ive only had them a few days but they make everythign sound great. I love them with my xbox 360 I never knew how much i was missing out in video games. You can hear every bullett fly by your head. Very small for there power and they blend in great. Would recomend these to anyone looking for a 5.1

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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    AWESOME !!!!

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    These Speakers KICK !!!...I got the "Bundle Package" from Best Buy, which consists of these Speakers, The 10" Klipsch Subwoofer and Yamaha Reciever (Which I upgraded to one with HDMI Inputs), which I reccommend very Highly....this is a Great Setup...You do get a "High Class Home Theatre Sound" from These Speakers....Do Not Spend your $$$ on a Cheap Home Theatre Setup, you will end up regretting it...Just save a Little and get These Speakers...Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    It's not the size of the enclosure...

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    If you are looking for BIG sound in a small package, then this is your speaker system. These speakers are very efficient, so your receiver doesn't have to work hard to pump out the sound. Also the horn technology that Klipsch is known for is not overlooked in these speakers- they give a nice, directed "sweet spot" to enhance the sound in your listening area, instead of having omnidirectional sound bouncing around everywhere in your room. For small to medium sized rooms (up to 350-400 sq ft), pair these with the Klipsch 10" subwoofer, and for larger rooms, or for those of us who really want to feel the boom, match them with the Klipsch 12" subwoofer. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great for movies...

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    I am only docking these a star because they sound a bit harsh with music (either CD or digital cable music channels). For TV and movies these are probably the best buy for the money and if you are limited on space (in my case the width of the center speaker) these are great. I ended up putting my older Klipsch bookshelf speakers with a 5.25" midrange and horn tweeter in as L and R front and now I have a 7.1 system. Matching them with the 10" Klipsch (or comparable) sub is recommended and will be plenty, don't overkill it with the 12". I am also using a Harman Kardon 247 receiver and it complements these speakers well. Total system cost was less than $1200 which is far less than anything by Bose.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quintet III

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    I bought this at an amazing price. What's nice is that even at a low volume you can hear a full range of sound. High end sound for a low end price. I'm sure if you have a very large living room you can stick all four speakers in the rear for 7.1 and buy a pair of large floor Klipsch speakers for the Front Right and Left. Perhaps a larger center channel if you're more than 10-15 feet from your screen. For my apartment living room these are perfect though. As I run on I should also mention that the built wall mounts are awesome! You can tilt the rear speakers inward if your couch is against the wall.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Amazing, powerful, clear sound

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    I bought this system in Nov. '07 after about a full year of undecidedness between Polk RM series, and Infinity. A sales person at Best buy spent some time with me & introduced me to Klipsch. Sales guy was full of knowledge & extremely helpful. After reading reviews from here & other web sites like CNET, I decided I would buy this system. I absolutley love it. Great sound for all of your listening, the 10" sub delivers solid clean bass. Spend the extra $ for good wiring & cables to get the most of it. Cinema like sound in your home gauranteed ! I wish the reciever had some HDMI inputs

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Speaker System For Smaller Rooms!

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    I bought these speakers along with the Klipsch Sub-10 for a home theater system and hooked them up to the H/K AVR-146 and I am very satisfied with my purchase. These speakers put out some great surround sound. Klipsch has always been known for their great speaker products and I know that they make really high end systems but for the price and if you don't want a home theater system with huge speakers taking up your entire room take a look at this system. They are worth the $500 investment. Don't skimp on Speaker Wire either.......go with the Monster cables.......well worth the money!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Quintet III is the best

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    I bought these for only @299.99 on sale and they are amazing. I also bought a POLK AUDIO 12" 300 watt rms PSW505 sub and my home theater sound amazing. After setting everything up I watched THE MATRIX BLURAY on my 52" Samsung LCD. Half way through the movie the cops were knocking on my door because my neighbors said it was to loud!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Best bang for the buck.

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    Its overall a great speaker system. Crisp and clear sounds. The speaker housing feels very tough and solid. Weighs a little heavy and a little on the big side for satellite speakers...but the quality is exceptional. There's only one bad thing about them that I've noticed. The ball joint lock is not tight enough so the speakers tend to slowly drop after mounted. I have to figure out a way to keep them still and I haven't figured that out yet. My system: Paired these up with the Klipsch sub-12 and powered by yamaha model 663. I'm loving my HTS right now.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great purchase!

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    I received these speakers a few days ago in the mail and i love them! The clarity is great and you can hear so much more! I just don't like the fact that they don't sound very full. They just don't produce the amount of bass I'm wanting. Of course according to other people's reviews, a subwoofer should make a night and day difference. I have a klipsch 12" sub that has been sent out for service. Bummer! I have to wait several days to get my sub! Once I get it though, I will be rocking and rolling w/ this system!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent value!

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    I've always liked the way these speakers looked and it's impressive sound but didn't want to fork over $499 for the set w/out a sub. But when these were blown out @ $299.00, it made the decision much easier. Simple to install and it just made my HT room feel alive. Movies & my Xbox 360 are so much better these days.

    I would recommend this to a friend