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Alternatives to Klipsch R-15PM?

I've been considering the Klipsch R-15PM for an office setup and wonder if I am missing any alternatives with similar features. I like the versatility without the need for a receiver. I'd want the flexibility to use my turntable, wife to connect her iPhone/Pad when she works in there most days, and potentially connect audio from a PC for some light gaming.

These seem to check all the boxes for a reasonable price and I'm having a hard time finding a comparable product.

So far, the only competition I've found that appear to check the same boxes are the Audioengine HD3/6, but are more money. The Emotiva Airmotiv 5S and some other powered speakers still need a DAC, BT adapter, etc. to do the same job. At that point, I might as well buy a receiver.
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Klipsch speakers are a little bright which can cause ear fatigue in a nearfield listening environment. They have put a lot of effort in taming the brightness on the RP series which are noticeably better than lower line models.
Going the receiver route would give you more flexibility. You'll have bass management if you add a sub and you should. You'll have HDMI to connect a tv, pc, DVD and a bunch of other features.

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Klipsch speakers are a little bright which can cause ear fatigue in a nearfield listening environment. They have put a lot of effort in taming the brightness on the RP series which are noticeably better than lower line models.
Going the receiver route would give you more flexibility. You'll have bass management if you add a sub and you should. You'll have HDMI to connect a tv, pc, DVD and a bunch of other features.
Yes, as I'm thinking about the potential "footprint" of this setup, the turntable is still going to require some real estate somewhere. Maybe buying a receiver is the way to go.
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I've been considering the Klipsch R-15PM for an office setup and wonder if I am missing any alternatives with similar features. I like the versatility without the need for a receiver. I'd want the flexibility to use my turntable, wife to connect her iPhone/Pad when she works in there most days, and potentially connect audio from a PC for some light gaming.

These seem to check all the boxes for a reasonable price and I'm having a hard time finding a comparable product.

So far, the only competition I've found that appear to check the same boxes are the Audioengine HD3/6, but are more money. The Emotiva Airmotiv 5S and some other powered speakers still need a DAC, BT adapter, etc. to do the same job. At that point, I might as well buy a receiver.
Amazon has them on sale right now in Cherry finish only.
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Amazon has them on sale right now in Cherry finish only.
Yup, that is why I was doubling down on research.
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What is your total, all in budget for this setup?

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Yup, that is why I was doubling down on research.
Best Buy has them at the Amazon price so easy to try and return if not happy.

I'd buy these, ($240/pair with promo code QED20), and add an inexpensive sub as they come with a sub output.

https://www.qacoustics.com/bookshelf...-speakers.html

http://www.accessories4less.com/make...r-black/1.html

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