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Just built a dedicated 14x15 HT with 2 rows of seating, the closer being ~ 9' away from the screen. Is a Klipsch RC-64 II too big or overkill?


Planning on using already owned Klipsch F3 for fronts and a Klipsch SUB12. Sides and rears will be in-walls.

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Too big? I say its too small lol. Go with the biggest, baddest speaker you can fit in your space and budget.
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It's a big speaker that will surely outclass your F3 and make you upgrade them to the RF lineup at some point, but that's a good thing! It's not too big.

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Never too big! As long as you can make it fit it's the perfect size!

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It's a big speaker that will surely outclass your F3 and make you upgrade them to the RF lineup at some point, but that's a good thing! It's not too big.

This is something you need to think about. The RC-64 is quite a step above the Synergy line. Your front three speakers really need to match, so unless you plan to upgrade the F-30s to RF/RBs, then you need to get the matching center to your F-30s instead.

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^^^ and that is a problem for the OP... Because if you have ever heard or seen the Synergy or Icon Series speakers, the Towers actually are pretty decent but it stops there. The center and surrounds are just plain pathetic: the best center in the Synergy line up has a freq resp of 82hz - 23khz +/-3db its a sealed speaker with 2 - 5.25" woofers and the tower has dual 8" woofers and is ported and has a -3db point of 35hz. So even getting the matching center it still won't sound matched. I find it horrible that a center doesn't have a -3db point of 60 to 70 hz to allow for a proper 80hz xover. My uncle has the icon series and in his system YPAO set his center to a 100hz xover which makes some of those sounds localizable to the sub.

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I actually own the S-10 surrounds from the synergy line. i got them on a deal. they dont match my other speakers. but i actually think they do a good job as surrounds. theyre obviously not the best. but for their price i think they are pretty good

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Will the Audyssey not compensate for at least some of the differences?

 

 

 

Right now I have a C-2 but as noted earlier it's not very good at all.

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Will the Audyssey not compensate for at least some of the differences?



Right now I have a C-2 but as noted earlier it's not very good at all.

Audyssey can't fix physical differences in speakers. Things will likely sound better with the RC-64 than with the C-2, however to get the most out of your system you are going to want to upgrade those F-30s. With a sub, you can go with bookshelves for the front and not lose anything. A pair of RB-81 II would be great up front.

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Well I got excited and pulled the trigger on one.  My install is being done Friday so I was impatient and said what the heck.  I need to do more research on the RB-81 II vs the RF7 II for my application.

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PS - I don't have F-30's, I have F3's.

 

 

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You won't be dissapointed, it is a great center. I would head over to the Klipsch Owner's Thread and ask there about how they compare when paired with a sub.

Ah my apologies, nonetheless it is an older Synergy model and won't match the RC-64 center.

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You won't be dissapointed, it is a great center. I would head over to the Klipsch Owner's Thread and ask there about how they compare when paired with a sub.

Ah my apologies, nonetheless it is an older Synergy model and won't match the RC-64 center.

 

 

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