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Another concern I have is that the RS-42s might not match as well with the rest of my system because of how small the drivers are compared to everything else? The RB-61 seems like it might be a better fit with the other speakers size-wise, however the main problem with that is how to mount them in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

Well, they also make the RS-52II and is what is recommended to go with the other speakers you are looking at:http://www.klipsch.com/rf-82-ii-home-theater-system
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here is a quote from someone on Crutchfield who tried both the Rs-41 and the RB-51.
Interesting... thanks!

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Well, they also make the RS-52II and is what is recommended to go with the other speakers you are looking at:http://www.klipsch.com/rf-82-ii-home-theater-system
Yes that's true, but I was looking at the 42s vs the 61s because they are the same price
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Interesting... thanks!
You're welcome! I edited my last post. I originally said he compared the RS-41's to the RB-51's but it was the RS-42's. Here is a link to the review page. I just skimmed the reviews and thought that review might help you.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RS42...RS-42&skipvs=T

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I'm looking to get an Emotiva amp for my 5.2 setup. Could someone recommend what I should be looking at? I'm a little confused if I'm supposed to just be getting something to power the front 3 speakers or something that powers the entire system? Looking over at the Emotiva site it looks like XPA-3 could power the front 3 and then the Denon to power the rest? Or would I need the XPA-5?

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2 rf-7ii
1 rc-64
2 rs-62ii
2 hsu subs (vtf-15h mk2) or 2 other similar subs.
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I'm looking to get an Emotiva amp for my 5.2 setup. Could someone recommend what I should be looking at? I'm a little confused if I'm supposed to just be getting something to power the front 3 speakers or something that powers the entire system? Looking over at the Emotiva site it looks like XPA-3 could power the front 3 and then the Denon to power the rest? Or would I need the XPA-5?

Setup:
Denon x4000
2 rf-7ii
1 rc-64
2 rs-62ii
2 hsu subs (vtf-15h mk2) or 2 other similar subs.
I have pondered the same question because I was thinking about getting (upgrade bug) an amp myself. I came to the conclusion the XPA-3 is all that is needed, but I was thinking the XPA-5 would be future proof in case I end up with 11.4 (Atmos) in the future. I like your sub choice!

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I didn't say complete localization. Sound will bounce around (disperse) with RB-61's. I feel immersed (sound engineer and codecs take care of that), but I also want the panning effect meant to be heard in certain scenes. I can see using wide disperse speakers for multi-row theaters, but just don't think (in my understanding) they are meant for home theaters with one row seating (unless certain placement restrictions apply).

Maybe I used the wrong term ("some what localized") above. For one row seating I feel the side surrounds in 5.1 using wide disperse speakers will create an unwanted null at the main listening position. Wide disperse speakers have a null in the middle as the sound is dispersed out and not forward.
WDST speakers don't have a significant null region; they're designed for full 180 degree coverage. Dipole speakers will definitely have the null you describe, but not bipoles (which the WDST speakers are). I have four RS-62II's in my single-row HT and I can assure you they sound spectacular. In fact, monopoles would be less than idea for my rear surrounds since the speakers are so close to the seating.
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I'm looking to get an Emotiva amp for my 5.2 setup. Could someone recommend what I should be looking at? I'm a little confused if I'm supposed to just be getting something to power the front 3 speakers or something that powers the entire system? Looking over at the Emotiva site it looks like XPA-3 could power the front 3 and then the Denon to power the rest? Or would I need the XPA-5?

Setup:
Denon x4000
2 rf-7ii
1 rc-64
2 rs-62ii
2 hsu subs (vtf-15h mk2) or 2 other similar subs.
Why do you think you need an external amp? Do you feel your Denon isn't up to snuff?
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Why do you think you need an external amp? Do you feel your Denon isn't up to snuff?
I figure more power can't hurt. I'll probably start without it, but if I do need it I just wanted to figure it out ahead of time.
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WDST speakers don't have a significant null region; they're designed for full 180 degree coverage. Dipole speakers will definitely have the null you describe, but not bipoles (which the WDST speakers are). I have four RS-62II's in my single-row HT and I can assure you they sound spectacular. In fact, monopoles would be less than idea for my rear surrounds since the speakers are so close to the seating.
I imagine four RS-62II's would sound awesome, so would 4 RB-61's in a single row seat. My point was that "some what directional" seems like what the sound mixer wants you to hear. Sounds panning from front to back, or back to front.

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I imagine four RS-62II's would sound awesome, so would 4 RB-61's in a single row seat. My point was that "some what directional" seems like what the sound mixer wants you to hear. Sounds panning from front to back, or back to front.
I have RS42iis in a similar space, with a single row of seating, and they're perfect for sounds moving from front to back, back to front, and left to right (and right to left). The end of Skyfall, with the helicopter gunship circling, is particularly delightful--smooth, seamless, perfect. I'd like to upgrade maybe, because overkill is fun, but they're really quite nice once they're all leveled correctly.
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