So over the last two years I have been slowly getting my dedicated home theater more and more in-line with what I always envisioned. The room is 20'x14'x8' with two rows of three seats (first row is 12' back from front, second row is 18' back). The screen is 133" (16x9 ratio). I just finished (finally) treating the room with Bass Traps and Acoustic Panels.
What I have:
- Anthem MRX700
- Klipsch RF-82ii (x2 for FL+FR)
- Klipsch RC-64ii
- Klipsch RS-52ii (x2 for SL+SR)
- x2 Rythmik F25 subs
- Sony VPL-HW30ES projector
When I first put this room together I had a Paradigm Monitor setup with a Paradigm Sub 25. I then moved up to Paradigm Signature speakers with the Sub 25. And then I went to the Klipsch Reference speakers I have now and just recently switched out the Sub 25 for the two Rythmik F25's. The reasoning for my switch to Klipsch was higher sensitivity/horn loaded speakers. I listen to absolutely no music and want just a pure cinema experience. That is also the reason for my switch to the Rythmik F25's (also, so I can continue adding subwoofers if I want in the future without cost being a problem).
But now I am left wondering: what COULD be next? Not necessarily that I feel I need to upgrade, but more wondering if I should/if there is a next step that is cost effective yet would continue yielding better and better sound for the experience I desire.
I have been looking at the Klipsch Professional Cinema speakers, along with JBL's equivalents, but am left realizing that I do not have enough room to get an acoustically transparent screen and put these types of speakers behind it.
So my next thought was something like the Klipsch THX speakers, as I could fit those in my room.....but then, looking at the specs compared to the Reference speakers I have, there doesn't seem to be any advantage.
JTR is also another consideration, although those are pretty expensive. Along with the Seaton line of speakers (not subwoofe). Again, expensive.