Originally Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright I'm sold. I'm going with the RP series. I hate to do this to you but I do have two final questions. First let me tell you what I've decided so far:
Klipsch RP 250s for all three LCR
Klipsch RP 150s for the rear surrounds
A couple good 10" Subs from..... someone. Still have to finish my research on that.
Question 1: Side Surrounds
Now, as for side surrounds, you should know that my wall face is about 6 feet from MLP but only 3 feet from side listeners. I was thinking it would be best to do in-wall speakers for the sides just to make sure the side listener gets that full 3 feet of space from the speaker. However those are expensive so I was thinking about the Klipash R-3650-W IIs
which are $300 each. I briefly considered the R-5650-S IIs for their dual directional tweeters but if I understand Atmos setups correctly, you don't want a very wide dispersion on the sides.
However after reading about how great the RP series is, should I be choosing the RP 160s for the sides? They're in the RP line, quite a bit cheaper at $440/pair and in a real cabinet rather than losing sound inside the wall. But is the tradeoff of losing a foot of space between the side listener and the speaker worth it?
Question 2: In-Ceiling for Atmos
There's no way I can afford 4 high-end in-ceiling speakers for Atmos at $400 a pop. The best I can do is the Klipsch R-1800-C
which is like 10th from the top (second from the bottom) in the Reference line ($130 each) for in-ceiling Klipsch. In fact, I'm not even sure it's considered reference. Is that going to be OK for Atmos in-ceiling or should I just give up my hopes and dreams for Atmos? I've heard it, love it and want Atmos in my HT!!!
The most important speakers will be your front three and your subs; the rest don't have to be RP or even Klipsch IMHO.
HSU in walls would be a solid in wall choice.
And RSL ceiling speakers would be a great in ceiling choice.
Both have plenty of dynamic capability for effects to keep up with the RPs.
BTW, you should buy a pair of RP250s first and try them in stereo just on the off chance you don't like them.
As to subs, why 10"?
Here are some great choices.
PORTED SUBWOOFERS $600 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
Specs are from the manufacturer unless noted otherwise.
150watts =11w18h13d= 18 lbs 8" [28hz] $199 EMOTIVA BASX S8
200watts =14w16h16d= 34 lbs 10" [27hz] $299 EMOTIVA BASX S10
300watts =17w18h18d= 49 lbs 12" [22hz] $399 EMOTIVA BASX S12, (extension from Brent Butterworth measurement)
350watts =15w16h17d= 40 lbs 10" [30hz] $399 RSL SPEEDWOOFER 10S, (extension from Sound & Vision review)
250watts =15w19h17d= 42 lbs 10" [22hz] $433 HSU VTF 1 MK3
200 watts =16w19h17d= 52 lbs 12" [22hz] $439 HTD LEVEL THREE
300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)
500watts =15w19h20d= 72 lbs 10" [20hz] $500 MONOPRICE MONOLITH THX 10" (coming soon)
300watts =16w22h21d= 69 lbs* 12" [19hz] $549 RHYTHMIK LV12R
350watts =15w21h22d= 62 lbs 12" [18hz] $604 HSU VTF2 MK5, (verified by Audioholics review)
* = shipping weight
SEALED SUBWOOFERS $650 AND BELOW, DELIVERED
300watts =18w15h15d= 50 lbs 10" [27hz] $189 JBL STUDIO 550 (short term promo price Amazon)
300watts =13w14h16d= 27 lbs 12" [23hz] $499 SVS SB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision)
300watts =14w14h16d= 58 lbs* 12" [18hz] $539 RHYTHMIK L12
500watts =14w15h17d= 35 lbs 12" [19hz] $649 SVS SB2000 outlet, (extension from Sound & Vision)
* = shipping weight