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OK, I am narrowing down some choices to replace my Emotiva ERM-6.3 C and ERM-6.2 L/R. I have two brands that seem to be winning the PRICE vs. PERFORMANCE.

Klipsch RF-7 II along with RC-64 II

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SVS Sound Ultra Towers and Center

I can get for virtually the SAME price.

I have also been kicking around rbh 6300r and 6100 c/r

KILLING me. Just want to have speakers that make my Emotiva XPA 300 work and make me happy in my 2700 cubic foot dedicated theater room. I have two SVS PB Plus subs.

Help?

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Those two speakers are different enough from each other that I recommend you audition before making a final decision. I've heard both and I would lean towards the SVS Ultra towers since you already have a beefy amp. The Klipsch are far more efficient, whereas the Ultra demands the extra power you have on tap.

Both are great speakers that I have listened to critically, in home theater environments. The Klipsch are capable of greater wham-bam-slam type dynamics, which could be the ticket if you are only concerned with movie watching. If you plan to use your theater for music as well, the SVS towers are worth serious consideration. Mind you, I am not saying the Klipsch are no good for music.

Find a way to demo them both, if you can. SVS makes it easy to demo its products (45-day risk-free auditoion), all you need to do is find a pair of Klipsch to compare.
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Those 6300r's look damn nice. Anything with a Scan 2905 has the ability to be a solid speaker. If they can do what they do with the EMP stuff, I can't imagine how great the RBH sig references sound

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In my opinion, you can do much better than the Klipsch RF-7ii + RC-64ii for the price. Have you considered looking into Salk, Ascend, Chase Home Theater, or possibly even JTR?
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Thanks! Contacting Chase, jtr, Salk and ascend. Thanks for the info!

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Onkyo TX-NR807, Emotiva XPA300, PS4, XBox 360, Popcorn Hour
Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers L/R, Sierra Horizon C, (4) HTM-200 SE Surrounds, Dual SVS PB12 Plus subwoofers, Harmony 900
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The RF-7s are pretty spectacular speakers. If you can get them for the same price as the SVS speakers, that is a good bargain. In a dedicated theater room, I doubt the SVS speakers will come close to the dynamic range of the RF-7s. However, for a dedicated theater with some good subs, it would make more sense to go with Klipsch THX Ultra 2 speakers. I would also be looking into some Pi Threes. Very powerful with a 95 dB sensitivity and excellent on and off-axis response.
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You can get two rf-7ii and an rc-64ii for around 2500 for all three ( give or take a few hundred) Pretty good value for brand new. Can't hurt to try out the Svs though. Probably to laid back for me but everyone's taste is different.

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I can get (3) KL-650-THX cheaper than what I can get 2 RF-7 II and a RC-64II. What the dilly-0?

Also can get 2 rbh SX-6300 towers and a SX-6100C center channel for about 30% more.

I've not heard from the other companies, yet. I'll post the responses.

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Ascend Acoustics Sierra Towers L/R, Sierra Horizon C, (4) HTM-200 SE Surrounds, Dual SVS PB12 Plus subwoofers, Harmony 900
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I can get (3) KL-650-THX cheaper than what I can get 2 RF-7 II and a RC-64II. What the dilly-0?

Also can get 2 rbh SX-6300 towers and a SX-6100C center channel for about 30% more.

I've not heard from the other companies, yet. I'll post the responses.

Well, the RF and RC are much more aesthetically pleasing. The RFs will work in 2 channel if you want.
The money goes into the larger cabinets and real wood veneer.

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I just want flat black. Not looking to impress with the lights on so much. HA! Thank you!!

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Im sure their are better but the rf-7ii ht is the best ht i have heard to date. The sound is huge, clean, and effortless biggrin.gif
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They had the thx klipsch set up at ultimate and to me the rf-82 system sounded better. And the 7 set up is a big upgrade over the 82s (i have owned both)
The two systems were in different rooms so that can matter.
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Black Matte Tower pair
Black Matte Horizon center
one RAAL (Ribbon) tweeter for the center channel
two pairs of CBM-170

Ascend is who I chose. Best deal and best freq response. Jim Salk spent a lot of energy trying to educate me but his pristine speaker lines are a little out of my budget. I really wanted to but the Veracity's but they are more like furniture meant to be passed down. Pure beauty.

Thanks martycool007 for the advice! And thank you to each of you that took time to help a budding enthusiast make a critical decision.

1. Klipsch resellers were very 1-3 word answerish.
2. Ascend were easy to deal with and helpful.
3. Jim Salk maybe the nicest smartest audio person I've encountered or ever will.
4. Resellers for RBH were nice but too busy for someone only spending a few thousand.
5. SVS subs are out of this world but I could not pull the trigger considering ascend were cheaper and more responsive at 4 ohms.

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah and safe prosperous new year to all!biggrin.gif

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You can get two rf-7ii and an rc-64ii for around 2500 for all three ( give or take a few hundred) Pretty good value for brand new. Can't hurt to try out the Svs though. Probably to laid back for me but everyone's taste is different.
where can you get those 2500?
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