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I would say stick with the Klipsch. For $300 I doubt you will get comparable performance from something new. Of course, used there may be bargains, but those are so "YMMV" that I wouldn't want to start to hypothesize.
What you might want to do is see whether the Kilpsch is "good enough" for your expectations. If it isn't, you should consider flipping it (as you suggest you might be able to do) and save up a bit more and get something in the $500 to $600 range.
A "ridiculous" amount of bass (he's gone to plaid!) in that size room might mean you have to step to an Epik Empire or a similar elemental Designs model like the A7S-450 in the $800-$1000 range.
Bonus Points for guessing the movie reference. No fair Googling.
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