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Opinion on speaker purchase

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I am in process of getting a Samsung 75" 7150 from Bestbuy. The manager told me he would sell me the Klipsch R-25 center, Klipsch Icon KF-26 for $200.00 + tax. I currently have a pair of Infinity IL-30's and a SW-450 sub and Klipsch Quintet III as the center and rears. Not real impressed with this setup, although the Infinity's are decent speakers. I paid a good penny back in the day.

The price seems really good to me.

My question is: I will put the Infinitys as rears and put the KF-26 as R/L, any opinions on if this will be a decent system for 5.1? Will the Infinity's be good for rears? I mostly watch movies, very little music. Room is 22x15' opens to a kitchen with a 9' ceiling. For the price, is it a no brainer? Or should I opt for something better?

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All 3 speakers for $200? I'd say that is a good price. With that said, I don't like that the R-25C is rated 82hz in the lower range, as I am afraid it wouldn't blend well with a sub if crossed at 80hz.

If not, what would be your budget for your front Left, Right and Center speakers?

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All 3 speakers for $200? I'd say that is a good price. With that said, I don't like that the R-25C is rated 82hz in the lower range, as I am afraid it wouldn't blend well with a sub if crossed at 80hz.

If not, what would be your budget for your front Left, Right and Center speakers?

Would setting the crossover at 85 on the sub be a better bet?
I was looking at the HTD level 3 Towers & Center as my other option. I was planning on getting a cheaper tv, but couldn't find one that checked all the boxes for me and went over budget a bit...lol
For $200 bucks though, it almost seems like I shouldn't pass it up? Maybe try that setup out for a bit and if it doesn't pan out sell them and start over. This is such a hard decision... thanks for the reply.


Edit, do you think the Infinity's will work good for rears? I know towers aren't the "mainstream" way but I'd hate to get rid of them

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All 3 speakers for $200? I'd say that is a good price. With that said, I don't like that the R-25C is rated 82hz in the lower range, as I am afraid it wouldn't blend well with a sub if crossed at 80hz.

If not, what would be your budget for your front Left, Right and Center speakers?
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A frequency response is a slope, so why not set it at 90hz to be safe. Best thing to do would be to find the frequency response graphs.
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A frequency response is a slope, so why not set it at 90hz to be safe. Best thing to do would be to find the frequency response graphs.
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90 or 100hz would likely be better than 85hz. However, you could just try it and see what you like best. That matters most

Meanwhile, your sub low pass filter should be turned all the way up so that your receiver handles all crossover functionality. If you have the sub on 80 or 85 hz, you are losing LFE channel input.

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