Paladin's "Soundstage" 2-Channel System  

Here you can see the Klipsch RB-81's mounted on target stands well out into the room from the back wall. Behind the RB-81's are the Klipsch RW-8 subwoofers. The Aragon 4004 MkII is on the left in the A/V cabinet, with the 28k on the shelf above. In the middle (just below the TV) is the Sony DVP-NS900V. The Soundstage systems shares the same wall as the Rock Monitor Theatre, in fact those are the AMT-3's in the corners.

  • Speakers:

    • Klipsch RB-81 Montiors Paired with two Klipsch RW-8 Subwoofers (wired in stereo)

      The Klipsch RB-81's are the top of the new Reference IV line of  Klipsch stand-mount monitor speakers. These are horn-loaded of course, with the Klipsch proprietary Tractrix® horns. Even without the subs these speakers are rated down to 46 Hz +/- 3db. Being horn-loaded and from Klipsch they are extremely efficient... 97dB @ 2.83V / 1m efficient. I've measured 100 dB sustained levels at the listening position! This is at least 8-9 feet back into the room (the speakers are 8.5 feet apart). No really obvious distortion to be heard though parts of the room began ringing! The only volume limit seemed to be the intensity of the sound, the visible extrusion of the 81's bass drivers, and how many dBs I could stand!

      I am running the two RW-8's off the low-pass on the speaker's crossover. Once I pared the 81's  with the subs, level matched them, phased them correctly and crossed them over correctly, and then  located them near the back wall with the speakers out into the room... The bass authority and clean soundstage and precise imaging I got put more expensive floor-standing monitor systems to shame.

  • Amplification: Aragon 4004 MkII

  • Pre-Amplification: Aragon 28k

  • Sources:

    • Digital 1: Sony DVP-NS900V DVD/CD/SACD Player. (Currently the weakest link...)

  • Interconnects:

    • Sony Digital Source to 28k: LAT I-100

    • 28k to 4004 MkII: LAT I-100

    • 4004 MkII to RB-81's: AudioQuest Type-4

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