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Some would say you get most of the benefits from the HSU of a horn loaded speaker with not as many negatives. Just listing options.

On the other hand, I agree with the point everyone is making... You *seem* to like the bright and dynamic sound of a metal based tweeter and a soft dome tweeter may not be to your liking. (Note: bright and dynamic are the nice terms ...other people refer to this using other terms wink.gif )
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My friend has HSU speakers...and I love them...but they dont have a center channel (or any speaker that I could use as a center channel) that will fit with my space requirements. I will check out Paradigm.....any thoughts on model? And yes...I do like "bright" sounding speakers. Kidna worried that my Yamaha receiver (which has a rep of making things sound "brighter") might making the Klipsch TOO bright.

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Just looked at the specs of the smallest matching center for the monitor series....too big.

Also....I love BIC, but the center for their horn loader speakers are too big as well.

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I would figure out a way to make the center work instead of passing on some great speakers.

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It wont fit on the mantel if it is that large (not enough room between the mantel and the TV).

This is also just my den, and dont need huge speakers floating around. Trying to get descent sound from small-ish speakers. The dedicated HT will be coming in a few years down in the basement.

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I had a thx Yamaha receiver paired w my ref klipsch and while I liked my denon better the Yammy didnt make them any brighter than normal. Also klipsch centers are huge...fyi

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It wont fit on the mantel if it is that large (not enough room between the mantel and the TV).

Are you willing to mount the center over the TV? Like Bond said, I'd go that before passing up on good speaker options. I think tiny centers are a huge compromise, too.

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It wont fit on the mantel if it is that large (not enough room between the mantel and the TV).

This is also just my den, and dont need huge speakers floating around. Trying to get descent sound from small-ish speakers. The dedicated HT will be coming in a few years down in the basement.
Sounds like you have thought it out pretty well and already made up your mind. So back to the original question.I would go with the Klipsch.

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My vote is for Klipsch...I've owned JBL, Bose not the Cubes and Aperion.

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Actually...the Rc42 is a perfect size, however I was actually thinking trying to get my hands on another RB51 and using that one its side for a center.

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An RB-51 on its side is not ideal. Keep in mind it has a 90*x60* horn. The horn will be on the incorrect axis if you lay it down. At that point, the RC-42 would be the better buy.
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I was thinking that.....but I was wondering if I could turn the tweeter like in most speakers for the correct orientaton if it was on its side.

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This info is what started my interest in matching my 3 front. I sold my horizontal center and purchased another RF7II...seamless front stage. If you can I would fit 3 bookshelfs across the front if you can. I ceiling mounted my 55" so I could put 3 Klipsch RF7IIs across the front.
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