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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2010
My HD 1000 set is coupled with a Denon 890 AVR. I purchased the speakers and receiver to replace a Bose 2.1 Acoustimass III 2.1 setup and a Sony STR DE 845 with a failed protection circuit.

The speakers are in a 10x20 space, with seating on one long side and tv on the other (i.e., viewing space is shallow and wide) with a wall on one side and an open L-shaped room on the other, with the subwoofer against the one side wall.

The Audessey MultiEQ calibration on the Denon significantly changed and clarified the sound. The calibration resulted in asymmetrical levels but perfect balance at the listening position. The sound is very crisp with great imaging in both stereo and surround modes. The subwoofer, calibrated with its gain at midpoint, ended up at -9.5db. What seemed to be a low value when listening to test tones turns out to be exactly right: powerful, clean bass (as judged by The Roots and SNL via Dolby Digital), but no artificial boominess or rumbling from voices. It is amazing how many commercials use very low frequencies to get attention, something the little Bose subwoofer missed entirely. Stereo music programming via FL+FR+SW (2.1) mode is richer and warmer than I expected.

About the only disappointment--and this is not the fault of the HD1000s or the receiver--is that I am now aware of just how much variation there is in source material.

I would have love to have heard it side by side with the 300 and 500 models, but there was no such opportunity locally. For the size space I had to fill, I would have purchased the HD 500 but the HD 1000 became available for a slightly lower price. The 1000's slightly larger subwoofer is probably not going to fit cleanly on the bookshelf, but I think my wife and the cats are getting used to it.

These speakers are wonderful, but I strongly recommend a receiver capable of frequency calibration. The sound quality is noticeably inferior when set flat. (Again, no fault of the speakers). When coupled with the right receiver--especially one with active calibration--the HD 1000 gets my recommendation.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2010
I bought a different HTiB package from a local store based on Harman Kardon 154 and some JVC speakers. It was a good deal but I was not happy with the sound. It was loud and booming but not "full". I returned them and did a lot more homework. I ended up purchasing these Klipsch HDT1000 speakers with an Onkyo 607 receiver. After going through the speaker calibration setup and making sure the speakers were all hooked up properly I am truly amazed at how good this sounds even at lower sound levels. There is plenty of power to rattle the neighbors windows though but what I was looking for is quality sound. This gives me a sound system that is as good if not better than what I hear at the theaters.

Another nice aspect is the speakers are not too big. I am able to mount them from the ceiling using basic stalk mounts. They look good and feel solid on the mounts. The sub is big. I have not read too much about the amp built into the 10" sub but it look like it has a lot more capability than I'm taking advantage of now.

Hard to believe I got the high end Klipsch system for less than the typical cost of their midrange HDT500 speaker system. I'd buy it again! Amazon and Vanns were great dealers for this equipment.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on April 16, 2010
I bought this about a month ago, it was $530 at the time, I see now it's only $520, but I have no regrets. I am still shocked that I got this as the other person said, for less money than the mid-range set. I never forget that this is a $1,000 speaker set, and it definitely sounds it. I have it hooked up to a Denon 1610 receiver, and it sounds awesome. I just finally this week got everything hooked up and mounted. The clarity of the sound is great, and the bass is very loud, and sounds great at lower levels as well.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2011
Previously using the Bose® CineMate® Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System for our living room, I have always appreciated the added impact that a quality home theater system provides, but got tired of not fully committing to a full blown set-up. Long story short, after researching for 2 months both online and using in-store models, I ended up purchasing a Pioneer VSX-1020-K 7.1 Home Theater Receiver and the Klispch HD Theater 1000. Not surprisingly, the sound was impressive. While the Bose's simulated surround sound was amazing in its own right, the pre-calibrated equalizer made music and movies sound linear and one dimensional. The Advanced MCACC in the Pioneer balanced out the Klipsch system and really created an enveloping sound.

Ok...so why 4 stars? In truth, it has little to do with the product itself and more to do with the fact that it is a home theater in a box set-up. Purchasing a Klipsch home theater product clearly means that you are willing to pay a premium for quality sound, but before making this purchase you need to determine what you ultimately want and if this will satisfy your budding audiophilic needs. It took three months for me to realize that I wanted more.

Home entertainment means a great deal to my family and we enjoy music just as much as watching a movie. While the HD Theater 1000 excels at TV/Games/Movies, it just didn't impress me when listening to my favorite music and only after setting it up did I realize this limitation.

I do not necessarily regret making this purchase since I am currently using pieces of the HDT 1000 as temporary components to my home theater system, but maybe that sentiment will change when all I have left is the sub and two satellites in use. The Klipsch Reference Series RPW-10 included in the package is the base model Reference line and packs plenty of power, so it will not be replaced. I have replaced the center channel satellite with a Klipsch RC-52 II, and replaced the front satellites with Klipsch RF-62 II. The satellites used for the fronts are currently used for the surround backs, which completes the 7.1 set up. Eventually, I will purchase the Klipsch RS-52 II to replace the existing surround satellites. Obviously, these upgrades weren't cheap but the difference is night and day. I never dreamed of owning something that sounded so good. You have to remember that speakers are an investment. Materials and construction may improve over time, but the core technology hasn't and probably won't. A great sounding speaker today, if treated well, will still be a great sounding speaker 20 years from now.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2011
Where to start...
They're perfect. This coming from an audiophile who has owned 3 sets of $150+ computer speakers in the past year just to see which was better. The moment I set these up and started listening to them I forgot how I ever lived without them

So first off, let me say that these are home theatre speakers and not media center speakers. As awesome as they are, they are oriented toward movies and games, not music. For this price, there are better music speakers, so don't buy them thinking you'll be enjoying the best music you've ever heard. With that in mind...wow. The subwoofer is POWERFUL. Whoever lives in the apartment below me probably despises me, but I don't care, it's worth it. To make it even better, the surround speakers are actually full range speakers, not satellites. Most home theatre systems have all the bass coming from the sub, which sort of defeats the purpose of true surround sound. The speakers have true sound at all ranges. There's way more than enough clarity to understand dialogue clearly without cranking the volume all the way up. Not that you'd ever want to NOT crank the volume up...
You'll be spending a pretty big chunk of money on this, so make sure you do your research on your specific situation (whether you want wireless or wired, how much power you really need, what you'll be using the speakers for, etc). That said, this will be a perfect fit for most people, the sound quality is just amazing

NOTE: This doesn't reflect on the speakers, but they don't include audio cable, so order some along with the speakers to save yourself the frustration of having the speakers and not being able to use them. Same thing with stands, they don't include stands or wall mounts
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 12, 2010
Klipsch HD Theater 1000 - 5.1-channel home theater speaker system - 700 Watt (total) - black - 5.1-channel home theater speaker system - 700 Watt (total) - black

Wow, what a great sound! Just purchased and installed these new speakers in my game room. Pushing them with a Yamaha RX V565 7.1 Receiver. These speakers rock and far exceed a more expensive system I have in the tv room. I would strongly recommend these speakers to anyone that enjoys crisp clean music. Don't get me wrong, that Klipsch base will thump the walls without distortion, but the sound quality overall is just wonderful.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2011
I have this system hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver and wow! This system is very very clear. You can hear every little detail. Even at really low volume it sounds really really good. When turning it up it just gets bigger and bigger sounding and stays super clear. I have the sub woofer set on about 1/3 gain and the receiver sub woofer channel setting at normally -10 for music and -15 for movies and it is STILL deep clear thumping bass. I live in an apartment and this is why I have it turned down so much. I can't wait to hear it in a house where I don't have to be cautious of how loud or hard the bass hits.

These speakers look small but DO NOT SOUND SMALL if you have a decent receiver. If you spend the money for this, go ahead and get a good receiver because you will be very happy if you like clear and excellent sound.

This sub woofer is just a 10 inch, BUT it is a very high quality powered sub and sounds very clear and deep bass and will be very loud if you want it too be. Klipsch makes very good equipment. Go look on their website and see for yourself. These are very nice speakers.

I think I've read one or two bad reviews about these speakers, but I can guarantee you those people don't know what they are talking about. They either have a very cheap and horrible receiver hooked up to them or don't know how to use the receiver. Most receivers have many different listening modes to choose from that make your music, movies sound better. Some of those settings don't sound that great to me though. All it takes is pushing a button and changing it. These speakers are great. Go read all the reviews for yourself.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 16, 2011
Countless hours researching, I narrowed it down to 2 systems. I was comparing the Energy speaker system, with this one. After hearing the Energy speakers in store, they sounded great but visually there was something that didn't look right. The energy speakers sounded a bit boomish and less refined for my tastes. After I tried a lower end Klipsch speaker system in store, I wasn't amazed by the sound but I had a feeling that it was a calibration issue. I've had experience with other Klipsch products in the past and I knew something was not right. I went with my instinct and chose this system for a little more power, and trusting Klipsch products for delivering quality. I was not dissappointed. The reviews on this product does not do it justice. I was looking for a 7.l system, and this was only sold as a 5.1. After reviewing countless reviews and contacting Klipsch, I also bought 2 quintet speakers which I use as my main front, to complete my 7.1 setup. Proper calibration is required and the sound is truly high end. The clarity and crispness of these speakers is truly a Klipsch trademark. Visually pleasing, other than the plastic spring type connectors, I can't say anything but wow! The subwoofer is powerful and can be too powerful at times, but you can always turn it down as I did. I am using a SONY STRDN1010 receiver for those that are wondering. Don't be fooled by the speakers small size, plenty of bass if required. This system completely integrates seemlessly into my decor and is hardly noticeable, a quality I was looking for. Great product!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2010
I got these for my first home theatre system and was completely dumbfounded when I first set these up. I teamed these up with an Onkyo TX-SR608 receiver and an LG plasma but wanted to check that I had them hooked up properly before I did my first movie test so I turned on Pandora. An hour later I was still sitting in the middle of the room with my mouth open hearing a lot of my music for the first time. The speakers themselves are discretely sized for placement around the room while the woofer is the size of a mini fridge and will feel like you got hit in the chest if there is a decently sized explosion.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on May 29, 2012
I purhased this in May, 2011. This is my first home theater system and it's connected to a Pioneer VSX1020 and a 55" Samsung LED. As far as the home theater aspect, it sounds great and the subwoofer kicks a punch. Watching movies in Blu-Ray is an experience to its self. I recommend this Klipsch system for that purpose.

However, when it comes to listening to music, the speakers lack the umph. You definitely need a pair of stand alone speakers to experience music the way it was meant to be heard... loud yet crisp and clear. Looking at a pair of Klipsch speaker but that will depend on how my next issued is handled.

My only disappointment is that the Subwoofer has stopped producing sound. It still has power, the fuse is still good, wiring is correct, but for some reason I have no sound now. I am hoping Klipsch, Amazon, or Onecall will have an authorized dealer send a technician to fix the problem or replace the product since it is still under the 5 yr warranty. Had this problem not come up, I would have giving it 4 stars
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