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My room is about 14 x 20 with a 9 to 11 foot ceiling.

I want to make sure I am buying enough speaker.

2 x RF-82 II
1 x RC-62 II (or should I upgrade to the 64II ?)
2 x RS-52 II (or should I upgrade to 2 x RS-62 II ? )
2 x RB-61 II (or should I upgrade to 2 x RB-81 II ? )

I'm not worried about the cost of upgrading so much. I'm more worried that I need it, or that the 64 would overpower the 82s? I am new to all this, so not sure if that's even possible.

Would upgrading the side and rear surrounds be worth it as well?

The cost of the surround upgrades are minimal, but the center channel is over double price upgraded. But like I said, if it's worth it, I'll do it.

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Those are more than enough speakers for your space. Very efficient speakers, and good size woofers, very nice setup for home theater and I am sure you will be happy. Do you have a dedicated sub?
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Oh, and if you have the cash get the larger center. Think about how important dialogue is for home theater. The 64 is a monster and I would think you would not have buyers remorse.
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I ordered an epik empire but am going to wire a second sub connection for future addition of another.

So were you saying the original without beefing up is good enough?

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Oh, and if you have the cash get the larger center. Think about how important dialogue is for home theater. The 64 is a monster and I would think you would not have buyers remorse.


i have a similiar sized room, 16x23x8.

i would strongly advise the 64 center. i have the 64 center, 82 fronts, rs-62 sides and rb61's rears. i also have an empire sub behind the seats. lol sound familiar.

buying bigger now will kill the upgrade bug and cost less in the long run...

i do not regret getting the big center or the empire sub. more than i need yes, am i unhappy no.

contact eric at sound distributors, call him and work a package deal. best prices on klipsch for me.
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Ha, ya. Sounds very familiar! I will likely place the sub up front though the way the room is shaped and where the door comes in. I'll give him a call tomorrow. Thnx for the suggestion!

What did you use to mount your rear surrounds? I might angle them towards the prime listening position.

Also, any good stand for the center you recommend if you use one? Thanks!

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my center sits on top of my media cabinet. the rears are mounted on heavy duty wall brackets from crutchfield.
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Sorry to divert attention from the OP but @bigyela, how do you like the Klipsch Reference? What's good about them and what's bad?

They have me very curious.

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@skidawgz: Thats right on the topic, I'd like to hear the response too!

I'm going to go hear the speakers today at a local dealer, finally found one. I'll post back here with my impressions. Now I'm not an audophile at all, so it will basically just be whether I liked them or not mostly.
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for me the klipsch reference series is right for HT. very sensitive speakers.

i power my 7.1 with a pio elite vsx-23 avr. no problems.

i normally listen at -15 to -20.

imo, for music i would have chosen another speaker or series.

the midrange and treble is different (for music only) imo.

i jam out with some classic rock on pandora in 2 channel, speakers are ok(rf-82's)

system is mainly used for bluray and some games, does great for that purpose.

for music, i am tossing around building a 2 channel setup? i don't listen to alot of different music, mainly rock/roll. HT 80%, music 20%, so i'm not sure in the value of that??

i am curious about the new ascend towers, the song towers from salk, and a custom pair from selah audio??

i don't consider myself a critical listener at all, i have no regrets on the klipsch reference for my home theater.

if i was really into music, i would have probably chosen another make/model.
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@bigyela... come on be a bit more negative. I feel like you like the speakers, but you are afraid to criticize. What is it that would make you pick a different set for music?

From what I know about Klipsch, I can only make a guess they have great bass for you, and extreme highs. The horns are quite powerful, and a bit different.

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for music only, i feel that the midrange (vocals) could be cleaner?

the treble is a bit bright, i listen to rock/roll (ac/dc,crue,van halen,etc.)

to me not as crucial on my music, i watch bluray far more that i listen to music.

for mainly HT, no problems they have the dynamics and effects i want during movies.

going to crank up "sucker punch" tonight. girls,guns,heels and swords!!
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OK thank you, I was curious how they perform, but I have not found them in a store near me just yet.

You cannot trust magazine reviews, they only highlight the positive.
They are absolutely beautiful looking speakers, however.

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Well if money really is not an issue the only other reason not to go with the larger speakers is they won't fit where they need to go.
So since you asked about the RC64 I assume it will fit and if RF82's will fit chances are RF7's will fit so that is what I would want up front.
Same for the surrounds and backs if there is room for RS62's and RB81's I don't see any reason to pick the smaller speakers there either.
If the RB81's will be on stands I would rather have RF82's there instead.
Its not a question of being able to get loud enough... to my ear each step up the ladder sounds better than the one below.
There are a lot of nice subs, an Outlaw LFM1-EX or a Hsu VTF3.3 would work well and if money is no object those are now considered entry level for real subwoofers.

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