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I guess you can say the obvious things like size, output, extension, etc.. but sound quality will always be subjective. I like the Klipsch movie experience better based on the size of the sound, it sound much larger than the 888's. It gave that cinema sound. The 888's had more detail and can play louder. I also thought they were better built and looked cooler. If one absolutely loves the cinema sound presentation then they will like the Klipsch better. They really make it seem you are in a commercial theater. I guess I would need to hear the Klipsch again. I did the same thing with the M&K's and bought some used ones to get a feel what I used to like about them to compare to the newer stuff. I will say this, once a good speaker always a good speaker.

I still use my klipsch klf-30s and enjoy them just fine. They play plenty loud that's for sure, I can go way over reference with them cleanly.
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I would like to try out some scalas someday but I am very satisfied right now.

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When I had demo'd T12's, I had similar thoughts to what MK just stated. I liked many things about the T12 over my LaScalas, but there was something the JTR's did not do, and that was sound like a commercial theater presentation.

Technically, I'm sure the JTR's are more "sophisticated" and desireable by cutting edge enthusiasts. Analogies are only helpful for gabbing purposes, but too me, the T12's were like a modern sportscar compared to the classic muscle cars. I like the in your face muscle car quality of the much older LaScalas. biggrin.gif But there are enthusiasts for both, and rightfully so.

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That is why I have gone on the path I have, when I bought the big JBL's it introduced me to detail and the biggest dynamic sound ever. I still wanted that palpable feel of higher end speakers and ended up where I am.

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I guess you can say the obvious things like size, output, extension, etc.. but sound quality will always be subjective. I like the Klipsch movie experience better based on the size of the sound, it sound much larger than the 888's. It gave that cinema sound. The 888's had more detail and can play louder. I also thought they were better built and looked cooler. If one absolutely loves the cinema sound presentation then they will like the Klipsch better. They really make it seem you are in a commercial theater. I guess I would need to hear the Klipsch again. I did the same thing with the M&K's and bought some used ones to get a feel what I used to like about them to compare to the newer stuff. I will say this, once a good speaker always a good speaker.
This is very useful. Thank you! Probably the best assessment I've seen.

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Hi Jonathan - just curious if you've sorted it all out yet?

Also, my x4000 is up and running and it is a tremendous improvement over my previous receiver than only had multiEQ, so I think you'll be very pleased biggrin.gif
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To the OP,
How about waiting for the new Chase MS-10? Link: here
MKtheater mentioned that the SHO-10 sounds big and clear like cinema sound, and would beat the more expensive Klipsch 650.
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I'm sure the M-10 will sound great, but can't he at least make it a little more aesthetically pleasing to the eye? Those are some ugly grills! I like the new shape though. I also prefer the satin black finish the old ones had. Duratex is just so industrial looking.

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To the OP,
How about waiting for the new Chase MS-10? Link: here
MKtheater mentioned that the SHO-10 sounds big and clear like cinema sound, and would beat the more expensive Klipsch 650.

Dang, I like the look of the new model MS-10. - The grill on the other hand looks identical to JBL's SRX lineup
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Hi Jonathan - just curious if you've sorted it all out yet?

Sorry for abandoning you guys. I just started a new job and I've been working heavily with my interior designer to make sure everything will work aesthetically with the furniture we have in mind. Here's what I'll be ordering:

3x Klipsch KL-650-THX
2x Klipsch KS-525-THX
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Denon x4000

This is what I'd consider my safest bet. Once I have this in place and run the speaker wire, I'll be more open to experimentation with some of these ID companies, such as CHT, PSA, and JTR.

For reducing sound reflections, we're beginning with an enormous area rug and window treatments to see how it goes and add more as needed. Of course, this is an addition to the upholstered furniture we'll be adding.

This will all accompany an Epson 5020ub and 110" Stewart Firehawk G3 screen with motorized display which will cover the large window on demand.

I'll keep you guys posted as I make more progress.
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Also, my x4000 is up and running and it is a tremendous improvement over my previous receiver than only had multiEQ, so I think you'll be very pleased biggrin.gif

Yeah, I think my Denon 1910 only has basic MultEQ too, so it'll be a nice leap.

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Very nice looking choices. My klipsch speakers are jealous;)
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Hey guys,

I'm having a lot of difficulty with surround speaker placement and could really use your help. Most of the following pictures are annotated, so you may need to click on the images to read them.

I *was* going to go with two KS-525-THX's directly opposite each other, like so:



However, after working with my interior designer, we really want the room to be laid out like this:



Since the couch will be right up against that bottom wall, I think wall mounting a speaker on that angled wall (picture #1) probably wouldn't work because it would practically place it in someone's ear.

The next thought was maybe to try in-ceiling with a pair of KS-7502-THX's.



However, I don't think that'll work either because they'd have to be fairly close together and probably wouldn't support the majority of the seating very well.

So, now I'm debating if I should stick with the KS-525-THX's, but place them on the wall *behind* the seating area instead:



I could even place them higher on the wall and angle them downwards if needed.

One additional thing to note is that there is a stairway between the seating area and the wall:



Is there a way to make any of these options work? Are there other ideas I haven't presented yet?

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So, I've cut out two 15" diameter circles to represent the KS-7502-THX's and taped them where I'd expect to put them. Here's front and side pictures, illustrating what I'm thinking of doing. I placed a few chairs as placeholders for the sectional which was ordered.




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Tricky room - I had an old house with some similar constraints. For the rears, I would mount fairly close to the window and fairly low to reduce interaction with the sloped ceiling. For side surrounds, I'm not 100% sure what to advise - I actually ended up with in-wall on each side of seating, but my 1/2 wall turned and came in to the room. I'd be tempted to put side surrounds on stands adjacent to the sectional - still not perfect.
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I think the side surrounds are as good as you are going to be able to do.

Yeah, I don't imagine myself pulling off a 7.1 setup. I'm having enough trouble with 5.1. smile.gif

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Hey Fellow A/Vphiles,

I'm in a similar boat. My home is currently being built and is scheduled for completion in November. The speakers are complimenting a 120" projection setup.

The theater room is also the living room. The setup needs to look really sleek and modern, play extremely loud, and not break the bank. Any suggestions???

Room Dimensions: 17' depth x 14' width x 10' height (carpeted w/ closed cell spray foam insulation in all external walls and possibly the internal walls surrounding the theater room)
Speaker Budget: </=$5000.00
Use: 80% HT/Video Games, 20% Music (Rock & Hip Hop)

I'm planning a 5.1 or 5.2 setup, but will initially just purchase a 2.1 setup due to budget constraints unless someone can suggest an awesome total system for under 5K.

I'm a bass head and like to listen to music and play video games really loud. I want to be able to 'feel' the explosions in my chest. Please feel free to add/subtract from the lists that I've painstakingly compiled below over the past few months of research. I prefer a good balance of mids and highs (not bright highs) with bass that will hit hard and dig deep.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver

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Hey Fellow A/Vphiles,

I'm in a similar boat. My home is currently being built and is scheduled for completion in November. The speakers are complimenting a 120" projection setup.

The theater room is also the living room. The setup needs to look really sleek and modern, play extremely loud, and not break the bank. Any suggestions???

Room Dimensions: 17' depth x 14' width x 10' height (carpeted w/ closed cell spray foam insulation in all external walls and possibly the internal walls surrounding the theater room)
Speaker Budget: </=$5000.00
Use: 80% HT/Video Games, 20% Music (Rock & Hip Hop)

I'm planning a 5.1 or 5.2 setup, but will initially just purchase a 2.1 setup due to budget constraints unless someone can suggest an awesome total system for under 5K.

I'm a bass head and like to listen to music and play video games really loud. I want to be able to 'feel' the explosions in my chest. Please feel free to add/subtract from the lists that I've painstakingly compiled below over the past few months of research. I prefer a good balance of mids and highs (not bright highs) with bass that will hit hard and dig deep.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver

As far as the subs go; if those are the only choices I would say go with a FV15HP because you're a basshead. Now if you're open for suggestions, and looking at your budget with you considering a FW18.0 and SubM HP; I would suggest going with dual XS30's. Two XS30's would cost less then either of those two sealed subs and would have more output then both of then.

And some more food for thought; because you are considering some great sub choices why not save a little cash and go with something over them towers because you'd most likely cross over the fronts at 80hz. Most good bookshelf or LCR style speakers can handle down to 80hz.

Also is your room sealed or open to any of part of your house?
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As far as the subs go; if those are the only choices I would say go with a FV15HP because you're a basshead. Now if you're open for suggestions, and looking at your budget with you considering a FW18.0 and SubM HP; I would suggest going with dual XS30's. Two XS30's would cost less then either of those two sealed subs and would have more output then both of then.

And some more food for thought; because you are considering some great sub choices why not save a little cash and go with something over them towers because you'd most likely cross over the fronts at 80hz. Most good bookshelf or LCR style speakers can handle down to 80hz.

Also is your room sealed or open to any of part of your house?

jbrown,

My living/theater room is open to the kitchen/dining room area. Not sealed off. Well, there's a motorized curtain that will close when I want it to, but that's all. I just need something that's modern and cool looking, as well as super loud. This is becoming very difficult, especially since I don't live where I can audition these before I purchase them. If two subs will work better for my situation, then that's fine but I can't spend $4000.00 on subs. I would also prefer that the sub(s) have a built-in amp (not super critical though as I will have an A/V rack).

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That's also why I suggested dual XS30's, you can get two of them for $2300 shipped. And for $2600 you could get two in a couple different great looking veneered options too. http://www.powersoundaudio.com/products/xs30

Actually I think they would even be a little cheaper then that because I believe you get a 5% discount when you order two subs from PSA.
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Hey Fellow A/Vphiles,

I'm in a similar boat. My home is currently being built and is scheduled for completion in November. The speakers are complimenting a 120" projection setup.

The theater room is also the living room. The setup needs to look really sleek and modern, play extremely loud, and not break the bank. Any suggestions???

Room Dimensions: 17' depth x 14' width x 10' height (carpeted w/ closed cell spray foam insulation in all external walls and possibly the internal walls surrounding the theater room)
Speaker Budget: </=$5000.00
Use: 80% HT/Video Games, 20% Music (Rock & Hip Hop)

I'm planning a 5.1 or 5.2 setup, but will initially just purchase a 2.1 setup due to budget constraints unless someone can suggest an awesome total system for under 5K.

I'm a bass head and like to listen to music and play video games really loud. I want to be able to 'feel' the explosions in my chest. Please feel free to add/subtract from the lists that I've painstakingly compiled below over the past few months of research. I prefer a good balance of mids and highs (not bright highs) with bass that will hit hard and dig deep.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver

What about getting bookshelf speakers, placing them on top of the subs w/ stands, and essentially turning the bookshelf/sub into a large full-range tower?

I mean since the bass from towers will never match the bass from these subs anyway, why not?

That's what RBH does. They place a bookshelf on top of 1 or 2 subs and call it a "modular" tower speaker.

Monitors from Klipsch THX ($800 each) or JTR or Seaton on top of killer bass subs like the PSA XV30f "tower sub"?

http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv30f
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Mr. Hatcher, the rythmic sealed sub doesn't look very powerful from glancing through its specs. I think you can get the same type of thing for less with more power, in a similar package.
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jbrown,

My living/theater room is open to the kitchen/dining room area. Not sealed off. Well, there's a motorized curtain that will close when I want it to, but that's all. I just need something that's modern and cool looking, as well as super loud. This is becoming very difficult, especially since I don't live where I can audition these before I purchase them. If two subs will work better for my situation, then that's fine but I can't spend $4000.00 on subs. I would also prefer that the sub(s) have a built-in amp (not super critical though as I will have an A/V rack).

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That's also why I suggested dual XS30's, you can get two of them for $2300 shipped. And for $2600 you could get two in a couple different great looking veneered options too. http://www.powersoundaudio.com/products/xs30

Actually I think they would even be a little cheaper then that because I believe you get a 5% discount when you order two subs from PSA.

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What about getting bookshelf speakers, placing them on top of the subs w/ stands, and essentially turning the bookshelf/sub into a large full-range tower?

I mean since the bass from towers will never match the bass from these subs anyway, why not?

That's what RBH does. They place a bookshelf on top of 1 or 2 subs and call it a "modular" tower speaker.

Monitors from Klipsch THX ($800 each) or JTR or Seaton on top of killer bass subs like the PSA XV30f "tower sub"?

http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/power-x/products/xv30f

Ok, so I modified the lists...

I just want the best 5.0 setup to compliment the subs .1 or .2 and not break $5000.00.

Note: I'm coming from a low end Sony setup and the best speakers I've heard are my friends theater with a couple of electrostatic floor standers and a Velodyne sub. My friend said that I should go with Martin Logan but I don't care as long as they play loud and look sleek. I'm more drawn to the look of the Paradigm speakers. I do care about form and function since this is going to be looked at by many people. The speakers will only be able to be placed 1' from the wall at the most.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- PSA XS30 or XV30F
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver (I didn't realize that this subs price didn't include the amp, $3120 with amp is wayyy too much $$$)

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Ok, so I modified the lists...

I just want the best 5.0 setup to compliment the subs .1 or .2 and not break $5000.00.

Note: I'm coming from a low end Sony setup and the best speakers I've heard are my friends theater with a couple of electrostatic floor standers and a Velodyne sub. My friend said that I should go with Martin Logan but I don't care as long as they play loud and look sleek. I'm more drawn to the look of the Paradigm speakers. I do care about form and function since this is going to be looked at by many people. The speakers will only be able to be placed 1' from the wall at the most.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- PSA XS30 or XV30F
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver (I didn't realize that this subs price didn't include the amp, $3120 with amp is wayyy too much $$$)


Since you seem to place a high priority on looks, here's some Focals that are unique looking (YMMV) and currently on sale. The towers and monitors are front ported and all of them have sensitivity ratings in the 90's so they shouldn't require too much amp power. I haven't heard these particular models but the models that I've listened to played pretty loud and clean (IMO). SQ-wise these will likely be a huge step-up from your Sony system.

Focal Chorus 716V Floorstanding Loudspeaker:
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/4705/17967

Focal Chorus 706V Monitor Loudspeaker:
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/25569/12600

Focal CC 700V Center Channel Speaker
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/25572/21371


That should leave you enough for 2 ea. Rythmik FV15HP.

Good luck with your search.

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I've had the latest Studio 100's and matching CC690 centre channel in my theatre and while I thought they sounded pretty good at the store I wasn't all that impressed with them in my theatre room. Have you considered looking at the Sierra towers and matching centre channel from Ascend Acoustics? I was all set to buy some of those until I decided to go a different direction.

There's plenty of great user reviews on them and Ascend has a really solid reputation.
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Ok, so I modified the lists...

I just want the best 5.0 setup to compliment the subs .1 or .2 and not break $5000.00.

Note: I'm coming from a low end Sony setup and the best speakers I've heard are my friends theater with a couple of electrostatic floor standers and a Velodyne sub. My friend said that I should go with Martin Logan but I don't care as long as they play loud and look sleek. I'm more drawn to the look of the Paradigm speakers. I do care about form and function since this is going to be looked at by many people. The speakers will only be able to be placed 1' from the wall at the most.

Floorstanding speakers:
- Tekton Pendragon
- Aperion Verus Grand
- Kef Q900
- Definitive Technology BP7000SC, BP7001SC, or BP8080
- GoldenEar Technology Triton Two
- Martin Logan Motion 40
- Paradigm Studio 100
- Sonus Faber Venere

Sub (sealed or vented???):
- Rythmik F15HP (sealed) or FV15HP (vented)
- PSA XS30 or XV30F
- Seaton Submersive HP
- Funky Waves FW 18.0 with LMS5400 driver (I didn't realize that this subs price didn't include the amp, $3120 with amp is wayyy too much $$$)

I would get five identical NHT Absolute Zero (FR measures +/- 0.9dB on HTM) plus dual subs from Rythmik, PSA, or HSU and crossover @ 125Hz. If space is an issue, then place 2 of the NHT on black wood stands atop each of the 2 subs - it'll be like 2 massive towers for L+R.

On second thought, get 5 PSA XV30f subs and place one Absolute Zero bookshelf atop each of the 5 subs. eek.gifbiggrin.gif
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Mr. Hatcher, the rythmic sealed sub doesn't look very powerful from glancing through its specs. I think you can get the same type of thing for less with more power, in a similar package.

Yeah, I've scratched the Rythmic sub...

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Since you seem to place a high priority on looks, here's some Focals that are unique looking (YMMV) and currently on sale. The towers and monitors are front ported and all of them have sensitivity ratings in the 90's so they shouldn't require too much amp power. I haven't heard these particular models but the models that I've listened to played pretty loud and clean (IMO). SQ-wise these will likely be a huge step-up from your Sony system.

Focal Chorus 716V Floorstanding Loudspeaker:
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/4705/17967

Focal Chorus 706V Monitor Loudspeaker:
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/25569/12600

Focal CC 700V Center Channel Speaker
http://www.dedicatedaudio.com/inc/sdetail/25572/21371


That should leave you enough for 2 ea. Rythmik FV15HP.

Good luck with your search.

These Focal's look nice, added to list. Thanks. Dropped the Rythmiks though, I don't think they go as low as I want.

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I've had the latest Studio 100's and matching CC690 centre channel in my theatre and while I thought they sounded pretty good at the store I wasn't all that impressed with them in my theatre room. Have you considered looking at the Sierra towers and matching centre channel from Ascend Acoustics? I was all set to buy some of those until I decided to go a different direction.

There's plenty of great user reviews on them and Ascend has a really solid reputation.

I don't like the Sierra towers (too plain looking). I need form and function here. As far as the Paradigm's go, I would use a Sig C3 center with the Studio 100 towers.

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I would get five identical NHT Absolute Zero (FR measures +/- 0.9dB on HTM) plus dual subs from Rythmik, PSA, or HSU and crossover @ 125Hz. If space is an issue, then place 2 of the NHT on black wood stands atop each of the 2 subs - it'll be like 2 massive towers for L+R.

On second thought, get 5 PSA XV30f subs and place one Absolute Zero bookshelf atop each of the 5 subs. eek.gifbiggrin.gif

Thanks for the input, but none of those options will be good for me and the look that I want to achieve. It may sound good, but this setup needs to look really modern and sound great.

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