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Front: RF62 II
Center: RC52 II
Rear: RB51 II
Sub: SW112

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Front: Chorus 726
Center: CC700
Rear: 706
Sub: SW700

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4.05m x 8.55m (13.2ft x 28ft) with marble flooring.

The long wall is edge to edge, floor to ceiling; glass window panes covered with a relatively thin curtain.

The display will be in the middle of the short wall with the main couch about 2.5m (8.5ft) away.


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20% TV/Bluray
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You really need to try and demo them. The klipsch have a distinct sound that not everyone likes.

And don't get either of those subs. Get one from SVS, PSA, HSU, or Rythmik.

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IMHO, focal by a long shot.
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You really need to try and demo them. The klipsch have a distinct sound that not everyone likes.

And don't get either of those subs. Get one from SVS, PSA, HSU, or Rythmik.

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IMHO, focal by a long shot.

Thanks, Any particular reason why..?
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You really need to try and demo them. The klipsch have a distinct sound that not everyone likes.

And don't get either of those subs. Get one from SVS, PSA, HSU, or Rythmik.

Thanks.

I've demo'd the Klipsch, and I think they sound AMAZING.... but that's coming from someone who's only ever watched movies using built in TV speakers or listened to music on cheap headphones, so I'm not sure exactly how to go about critiquing the sound.

They all sound pretty amazing to me... but I obviously don't want to end up with something 'crappy' as it should last me several years.
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My preference is Focal - I prefer the midrange and smooth refined sound signature of Focal

However, you need to try and demo both for your preference.

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Thanks, Any particular reason why..?


Focal makes really nice speakers, but you may like the klipsch, people seem to either love them or hate them.... i hate them.
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I own Klipsch and Focal both and they sound more a like than different. Both make great speakers IMO. As long as you stay in the Reference line of Klipsch you'll find some very capable speakers. I have not heard the Focal Chorus 726 but I'm sure they sound great.
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My ht is Klipsch RF82s, RC64, RS 62 and i listened to Focal 726 about a month ago. I still enjoy very much the Klipsches but i think i'm missing out on some details. I cant emphasize enough, you have to go and listen to them. The Focal 726 is the entry level of Focal, they are very unforgiving as to source quality. My room is about the same as yours and the 726 wont give you the "big sound" that you will get from klipsch. Klipsch to me is not "hi-fi", and are more forgiving when given poor quality source materiel, and one thing to consider is how far from the speakers you will be seated. I'm at 16 feet, Focal recommends 10 feet. Go and listen to each before buying and bring materiel you are going to listen to, dont put too much i so called expert opinions. What sound you like is purely subjective. Real Hi-fi isnt for everybody, i thought i was one of them but i'm not. I'm glad i took the time to try before doing anything.

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My ht is Klipsch RF82s, RC64, RS 62 and i listened to Focal 726 about a month ago. I still enjoy very much the Klipsches but i think i'm missing out on some details. I cant emphasize enough, you have to go and listen to them. The Focal 726 is the entry level of Focal, they are very unforgiving as to source quality. My room is about the same as yours and the 726 wont give you the "big sound" that you will get from klipsch. Klipsch to me is not "hi-fi", and are more forgiving when given poor quality source materiel, and one thing to consider is how far from the speakers you will be seated. I'm at 16 feet, Focal recommends 10 feet. Go and listen to each before buying and bring materiel you are going to listen to, dont put too much i so called expert opinions. What sound you like is purely subjective. Real Hi-fi isnt for everybody, i thought i was one of them but i'm not. I'm glad i took the time to try before doing anything.
Thanks

Thank you for your input.

What do you think of using the Klipsch RB speakers are rears instead of the actual RS ones? I feel like the RS are a little too chunky for my liking.
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I have Focals, 705. I've compared them in store with Paradigms and PSB. Paradigms are a close second but Focals gets my nod.
They are better in the highs and imaging.
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Thanks

Thank you for your input.

What do you think of using the Klipsch RB speakers are rears instead of the actual RS ones? I feel like the RS are a little too chunky for my liking.


THX recommends RB, as for my personal taste i love the RS just be careful to get the ones that match the rest of the setup. Dont go cheap on them, i've learned this the hard $$$$ way. As for being too chunky imho they take less place since they are directly hung on the wall. i dont want surrounds on stands and if you hang RB's on a wall they will likely take more space than RS.


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