Well, I bought a Sharp 80" TV and just couldn't stay with my old speakers. My old stereo equipment, however must stay. It's second generation transistor stuff and I just like the sound better. The power supply for one of my amps weighs as much as a new "AV Receiver."...no thanks. The amps are not real high output but clean and pretty linear so I MIGHT have clipped at high volumes in the past so I decided I wanted to buy my first set of quality high efficiency speakers.
I heard the Synergy F-20 setup in a store and, typical for the store, I could have died waiting for a sales person. So, BACK to Amazon and I placed the order for the next step up, the F-30. Yup, bought them sound un-heard.
Their vendor shipped it right away and it came to NJ pretty quickly from Arizona, I think. The seller is great to deal with.
Anyway, the UPS delivery man had a bunch of LARGE boxes to deliver and he was glad I was home. This underscores the quality of the packaging. I had boxes and packing ALL OVER the basement. Looked good to me!
I'm only running 100W on R and L front channels, 20W on the rear two and 50W on the center channel. At low volume, the sound is exceptional. For example, the dialogue on Avatar 3D now clearly separates from the background noise (such as explosions, dying aliens, etc). The mid and low frequencies sound much different from my old setup; hard to explain. It's as if the speaker mass moves more quickly/evenly at the beginning of a loud noise. The sound is just much punchier than before.
I want to emphasize that I no longer need to crank up the volume to enjoy the movie. Even that's a misnomer because I'd previously crank up the volume to hear the softer sounds and it was obvious that I was starting to push the amps and the sound effects would distort. The worst of both worlds. I wouldn't be surprised if I trashed my old speakers with the way I pushed the amps. It's amazing how I now hear the separation and feel no need to turn up the volume. Still rattles the upstairs windows...the most sophisticated audio test I know of, lol.
These speakers are worth every penny. I was seriously considering spending a lot more on speakers and now can say I would have just wasted the money. I'm not interested in hearing the absolutely uncolored heartbeat of the viola player in the third row. Or flat frequency response from 1Hz to infinity. I want to have the most affordable speakers that work with my stereo system and to hear the sound the way I want to hear it.
I know, one should buy a stereo system from the speakers-backwards. But unless you're testing all the speaker choices on the same amp that introduces absolutely no color, it's a biased test anyway. Yeah, I'd like to brag about having Klipschorns but I don't need them.
The one thing I noticed with the bundled home theater systems offered by just about every seller is that they routinely swap out the brand's sub with another, usually a BiC. Maybe I settled for less by going with the Klipsch sub (I can't believe that) but I'm very happy with the system as a whole. The seller included the Klipsch sub at the same price as I wanted a consistent product. If someone can educate me as to why the sellers do the swap, I'd be interested in knowing but it won't change anything for me.
Addendum... Might as well go public with my tale of woe since it also demonstrates how well Klipsch stands behind their product. A friend of mine is an A/V tech and he offered to bring over his stuff to set up my TV and the F30. He certainly had all the required gizmos from a pink noise generator, specially calibrated mike, 3 octave graphic equalizer, etc., etc., etc. Well, the fact of the matter is he shorted a connection and he blew the speakers. He blew out eight speakers on my brand new system. He may have blown the new TV also but I'm so sick about it, I don't have the interest to even turn it on. It was an accident, I realize but I remain an unhappy camper.
But the good news is that I called Klipsch, told them exactly what happened and they really softened the blow financially for me. Oh, I have to pay $ because it's ultimately my fault but they were very helpful.
I'm extremely happy with the decision to buy Klipsch. If memory serves me correctly, I enjoyed the system immensely for the short time that I used it.