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A question for the purist or experts on this site.

Here is my set-up: room is 12 foot by 25 foot 8 foot ceiling enclosed.
Optoma HD80 projector.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel: B&W CM8.

Front L/R: B&W LCR-600 S3.

Front Sub: B&W ASW-650.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

Rear Sub: Klipsch RW-8

I also own two pairs of vintage Klipsch Heresy speakers that I can use for my left and right and center speakers.

I have tried both and sometimes I like one over the other and visa-versa, my hearing is not the greatest so I'd like the opinion from those that actually study the numbers on speakers as I would like to offer the best listening experience not just for myself but for all and any visitors...should I stay with my current set-up or replace the B&W's with the Klipsch Heresy's?

The theatre room is used mostly for movies...thank you for any and all advice, much appreciated.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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It doesn't matter whether your hearing is not the greatest or not. It is still your hearing that you need to satisfy. If both speaker systems sound satisfactory to you then choose based on some other factor than sound. What the specifications are or what we prefer is immaterial. You are the one who has to like the sound.
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They are both very different speakers. It ultimately comes down to which one you prefer because everyone hears differently. Try both and watch some movies and go with the one you like best.
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As much as i wanted the Klipsch Heresy's to be the L/C/R speakers...it just didn't cut it.

The B&W's leave you feeling submerged in sound, where the Klipsch leave you lacking in overall performance.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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As much as i wanted the Klipsch Heresy's to be the L/C/R speakers...it just didn't cut it.

The B&W's leave you feeling submerged in sound, where the Klipsch leave you lacking in overall performance.

I have never heard the Heresy's, but the B&Ws sound great, glad you got it figured out.

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Retracting my last statement, the Heresy's give a cleaner sound field but I'm not getting the bass I want yet, I have adjust the sub to a satisfying level.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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Conclusions:

Pros: Klipsch Heresy are awesome in that you can hear a pin drop and they work perfect as L/C/R speakers.

Cons: They need subwoofer assistance.

With Subwoofer dialed in, I'm supper happy with the set-up.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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Conclusions:

Pros: Klipsch Heresy are awesome in that you can hear a pin drop and they work perfect as L/C/R speakers.

Cons: They need subwoofer assistance.

With Subwoofer dialed in, I'm supper happy with the set-up.

Great! Glad you figured it out, I would expect the Heresy's to have much better dynamics.
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Sounds like the sub system is set up and best suited for the B&Ws, the more dynamically capable Klipsch models need equally competent subs
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I have a few different subs to work with:
B&W aws 650
Klipsch rw-8
Klipsch KSW-10
NHT Supersub.

Some more laying around somewhere.

I chose the B&W AWS 650 and the NHT powered Supersub and I'm really happy with what I have now.

I figured I'd try a front and downfiring sub combo.

I will give the Klipsch subs a try as well when I get bored.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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Which Heresy?
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One pair is Heresy H.WO. 12 year 1973 .
LL
and the other is 1986 Heresy II-BR serial#8612211
LL

I looked at your pics, and see you are a fan of the Klipsch speaker.

I was introduced to Klipsch in my twenties by a Vietnam Vet, as he played me a song from the Cars and I was hooked.

Here are some I've owned through the years besides the ones I just listed.

My first pair were the kg5.5...I've owned two pairs of those...loved them.

Then I also had me a pair of kg4...still one of my all time favorite speakers.

Optoma HD80 projector.

Back-up projector Optoma H77.

120" Vapex fixed Screen.

Denon 2309ci 7.1 AV receiver.

Sony PS3.

Center channel:  Klipsch Heresy.

Front L/R: Klipsch Heresy.

Subwoofers: B&W AWS 650 and NHT Supersub.

Rear Surround L/R: Klipsch RS3.

Side Surround L/R: Klipsch KSC-C1.

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