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SVS Ultra VS. Klipsch RC-64 ii for center

Has anybody heard both Klipsch RC64 and SVS ultra center speakers to throw an opinion between the 2?
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I own the svs ultra center, and it's a fantastic speaker. very satisfied with the dialogue and clarity. I however can't help you with the rc64 as I have never heard it.

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Has anybody heard both Klipsch RC64 and SVS ultra center speakers to throw an opinion between the 2?
What are your L and R speakers?

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OP, don't you have the SVS center? You seem to be doing this backwards from the way most people pick speakers (correct me if I'm wrong). It looks like you're trying to pick a center speaker first. Most people find a set of mains they like, then just get the matching center.
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If the op's focus is HT, then picking the center first makes a lot of sense to me. A lot of "matching" centers suck. Poor MTM designs, etcetera. I think it is easier to find good mains than a good center.
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Make sure you have a powerful amp for the SVS center.
Some say the RC64ii sounds too bright at reference level.
YMMV.
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Yes I have the SVS center and getting ready to make a move on the L&R's. With the SVS center, I will be getting the SVS Ultra surrounds unless the Klipsch would be a contestant, however I'm not sure if it's a better sounding speaker or if the only reason it's more expensive is because you're paying for the brand.
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Yes I have the SVS center and getting ready to make a move on the L&R's. With the SVS center, I will be getting the SVS Ultra surrounds unless the Klipsch would be a contestant, however I'm not sure if it's a better sounding speaker or if the only reason it's more expensive is because you're paying for the brand.
I think those svs bookshelves r the better deal, and sound better than the surrounds.

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I cannot give you 100% accurate compressison but I will say that I recently made the switch from my klipsch synergy system to the ultras. And the center simply is awesome! The diolog come across nicly and clear. But it's not apples to apples. Also the surrounds IMO are great. The duo mode is a great feature. There is a short vid on utube of my lil system. But I'd say get it and if your not satisfied return with no hassle.
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Has anybody heard both Klipsch RC64 and SVS ultra center speakers to throw an opinion between the 2?


Yes, my best friend has the Klipsch, and I had owned the SVS ultra's. The SVS ultra package blew away the Klipsch in every way that matters. Get the ultra towers if u can swing it
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Yes, my best friend has the Klipsch, and I had owned the SVS ultra's. The SVS ultra package blew away the Klipsch in every way that matters. Get the ultra towers if u can swing it
I'm still trying to sell my entire SVS Ultra set up.
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Yes I have the SVS center and getting ready to make a move on the L&R's. With the SVS center, I will be getting the SVS Ultra surrounds unless the Klipsch would be a contestant, however I'm not sure if it's a better sounding speaker or if the only reason it's more expensive is because you're paying for the brand.
I have not owned the ultra but have owned the 64ii. It's a monster center. The street price is only a few hundred more than the svs. I would be shocked if the ultra was a better ht center. But I'm sure the ultra is very nice for what it is.
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I'm still trying to sell my entire SVS Ultra set up.
Don't like it?
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Don't like it?
I do like them but I got upgraditis and I want something with wider dispersion.
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I do like them but I got upgraditis and I want something with wider dispersion.
I can relate with that . Good luck on your search.

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