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Worst case scenario with the HDCP is buying a blu ray player with two HDMI outputs. Honestly doesn't matter to me because 1080p already looks spectacular. 4k is better than 1080p like RF 82's are better than RF62s. It's definitely better, but in my room isn't not really going to be as noticeable to me.


The external amp thing is kinda disappointing kinda, but only annoying to set up. Then it's fine.
I agree regarding 4k but it's the other things that come along with the 4k spec that intrigue me... HDR, higher def 3D & expanded color... unless if HDR & color gamut can be utilized on 1080p. I plan to buy a new TV around Xmas 2015 and was hoping to upgrade my AVR right now but have it be ready for the TV.
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I have a 7.1 system and plan on picking up a pair of rs speakers. Are those better suited to be used as the side surrounds or the surround backs? I would assume the side surrounds as the backs I believe are the matrixed speakers.
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I will let you know as soon as the rest of my speakers get here. Adding a 100.00 Amp to drive some height speakers is easy as can be.
What actual product are you using to amp those last 2 heights? I don't know much about external pres in the home audio world. I actually do co-run a studio so I have a bunch of mic preamps but I'm sure that's totally different than a 2 channel home audio pre (haha).
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What actual product are you using to amp those last 2 heights? I don't know much about external pres in the home audio world. I actually do co-run a studio so I have a bunch of mic preamps but I'm sure that's totally different than a 2 channel home audio pre (haha).
I am using an Emotiva UPA-200 for the 2 heights, an XPA-200 for my front left and right, and an XPA-100 for my center. I really like Emotiva but you could probably get away with a cheaper stereo amp like this with some sensitive speakers:

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I have a 7.1 system and plan on picking up a pair of rs speakers. Are those better suited to be used as the side surrounds or the surround backs? I would assume the side surrounds as the backs I believe are the matrixed speakers.
They're meant as side surrounds, but I know a couple folks here have had success positioning them as rears due to room constraints.
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They're meant as side surrounds, but I know a couple folks here have had success positioning them as rears due to room constraints.
I think they are meant as both surrounds and rear surrounds. I am using them as such anyway and I have plenty of room.

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I am using an Emotiva UPA-200 for the 2 heights, an XPA-200 for my front left and right, and an XPA-100 for my center. I really like Emotiva but you could probably get away with a cheaper stereo amp like this with some sensitive speakers:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00026BQJ6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2EA1 X2CQ2VSQ9&coliid=IGO6TA9ZL7WKW&psc=1
If I get that I'd pair it with Def tech A 60's... do you guys think those would make the best surrounds for Klipsch or will this be a trial n error sort of thing? I keep going back and forth about the Denon.
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My RB81IIs (aka the "can't get RF7s yet compromise") showed up today!

The first thing my wife said about them was that "they're a lot bigger than I was expecting; you didn't tell me that." Uh-oh...

Then after we demoed some tracks from the Frozen soundtrack she said, "Oh, those do sound better." :-)

I had Mike Oldfield's "Secrets/Far Above the Clouds" from Tubular Bells III up around 85-90 dB and it sounded pretty excellent to me.

Haven't done any movies yet as it was close to the kiddo's bedtime and we didn't want to keep her up on a school night, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they can do and how my existing RS42IIs hold up against them.

For now, my RB41IIs are hooked up as "presence" speakers to my Yamaha AVR; I think the 41s will either move to rear duty at the back of the room near the ceiling (to work around the bay window) or up to our bedroom.

I thought it might be fun to get a shot of the 81s next to their little cousins, so here's a not very good photo from my phone. The size difference is *really* striking! I know the vertical placement isn't ideal--we have a ways to go on reconfiguring the room before I can get the 81s at their proper height. I also want to relocate the sub to the corner but that's also dependent on some of the same constraints, and the cabinet likewise limits me for now to the RC42 (which sounds fine, but could always be better).
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If I get that I'd pair it with Def tech A 60's... do you guys think those would make the best surrounds for Klipsch or will this be a trial n error sort of thing? I keep going back and forth about the Denon.
Well I am matching Klipsch with Klipsch but I don't have a setup conducive to Atmos enabled speakers, my ceilings are too tall and my rears would either be too close or too far away so ceiling mounted would at least have to happen for top rears. At the end of the day I think any surround speakers will do the trick when mounted properly. Of course I am gambling on that thought process

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My RB81IIs (aka the "can't get RF7s yet compromise") showed up today!

The first thing my wife said about them was that "they're a lot bigger than I was expecting; you didn't tell me that." Uh-oh...

Then after we demoed some tracks from the Frozen soundtrack she said, "Oh, those do sound better." :-)

I had Mike Oldfield's "Secrets/Far Above the Clouds" from Tubular Bells III up around 85-90 dB and it sounded pretty excellent to me.

Haven't done any movies yet as it was close to the kiddo's bedtime and we didn't want to keep her up on a school night, but I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what they can do and how my existing RS42IIs hold up against them.

For now, my RB41IIs are hooked up as "presence" speakers to my Yamaha AVR; I think the 41s will either move to rear duty at the back of the room near the ceiling (to work around the bay window) or up to our bedroom.

I thought it might be fun to get a shot of the 81s next to their little cousins, so here's a not very good photo from my phone. The size difference is *really* striking! I know the vertical placement isn't ideal--we have a ways to go on reconfiguring the room before I can get the 81s at their proper height. I also want to relocate the sub to the corner but that's also dependent on some of the same constraints, and the cabinet likewise limits me for now to the RC42 (which sounds fine, but could always be better).
Wow, the 41s look like toys in comparison! Congrats and maybe this will plant the seed for your wife to "decide" that y'all should go a little bigger

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Well I am matching Klipsch with Klipsch but I don't have a setup conducive to Atmos enabled speakers, my ceilings are too tall and my rears would either be too close or too far away so ceiling mounted would at least have to happen for top rears. At the end of the day I think any surround speakers will do the trick when mounted properly. Of course I am gambling on that thought process
Just timber (tamber) matching to worry about... which the Dolby guy said you should be able to EQ your way out of that problem in the home theater geeks podcast recently. Not a problem for the Denon
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my ceilings are too tall
Mount your RF 82's in the ceiling and yell, in your most maniacal voice, "challenge accepted." Then get RF7 mains.
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