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This is my room size and speaker configuration. The back surrounds are mounted high above on the wall, the surround sides are on stands (but the new klipsch would be mounted on the wall) and the fronts of course are towers. Is replacing the surround backs worth it at all? Considering most movies are mixed in 5.1..surround backs are the only ones im.not sure I should buy.
Now with this room configuration, what do you guys think would be best for surrounding sides? Rs41 or rs42? And regarding the center channel, if I were to get a higher center like an rc62, wouldn't it overpower my rf42s?
Based on that drawing, I would hate to put up crown moulding in that room...

I would go with the RS42II's for its wide dispersion technology and keep the backs to complete a 7.1. You have a couch on the left side, so with the RS42II's, they will sound better (IMO) to the person who is sitting there.

If you get a larger CC, does your Onkyo have audio calibration technology? If so, it will compensate when it does it's thing.

But if you get a larger CC, then you might as well get larger RFII's. Then you'll need larger RSII's. And probably larger rears.

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Based on that drawing, I would hate to put up crown moulding in that room...[emoji14]

I would go with the RS42II's for its wide dispersion technology and keep the backs to complete a 7.1. You have a couch on the left side, so with the RS42II's, they will sound better (IMO) to the person who is sitting there.

If you get a larger CC, does your Onkyo have audio calibration technology? If so, it will compensate when it does it's thing.

But if you get a larger CC, then you might as well get larger RFII's. Then you'll need larger RSII's. And probably larger rears.
Lol by the time I do that the wife will throw me to the dog house, lol. This all started because I went by frys and I saw the last two rf 42 iis being sold for 100 a piece, after doing 30 minutes of research on my phone (without leaving the speakers sides, afraid someone would beat me to it, lol) I decided I couldn't pass the deal up seeing how everybody else was selling them for 239 a piece. Then I said, might as well get a sub. Now here I am, with "might as well get surrounds and center" in my head, lol. I think I will stick with the rc42 for center, and get the rs42 for surrounds. And if I understood your recommendation, you are saying there is no point in upgrading the surround backs, correct?

Also, acoustic sound design is willing to sell me each rs42 for 199 and the rc42 for 199 also, does that sound good?

Edit: yes my onkyo has Audyssey multi eq XT

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Lol by the time I do that the wife will throw me to the dog house, lol. This all started because I went by frys and I saw the last two rf 42 iis being sold for 100 a piece, after doing 30 minutes of research on my phone (without leaving the speakers sides, afraid someone would beat me to it, lol) I decided I couldn't pass the deal up seeing how everybody else was selling them for 239 a piece. Then I said, might as well get a sub. Now here I am, with "might as well get surrounds and center" in my head, lol. I think I will stick with the rc42 for center, and get the rs42 for surrounds. And if I understood your recommendation, you are saying there is no point in upgrading the surround backs, correct?

Also, acoustic sound design is willing to sell me each rs42 for 199 and the rc42 for 199 also, does that sound good?
I would get your RC42II and RS42II's, set it up and see how it sounds. You might be happy with the backs and your new setup. If not, then pickup some RB's.

Those are pretty decent (today) prices. Don't forget the Reference Premiers are here and retailers are going to be liquidating their RFII stock. But sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet!!

There are those that say with Klipsch, bigger is better, the bigger you go, the better it sounds and while I don't doubt that and I agree, sometimes you have to get what's best for you and your environment and your wallet and most of all your wife!

I spent many nights thinking about going bigger and while I could have went RF82II and even RF7II, I decided in the end I was happy with my RF52II's, they produce a great sound and are plenty loud for my space. Maybe sometime down the road, I'll go with some Heresy's or Cornwall's or the successor to the RF7II.

Edit: If you decide you want to go bigger, 52, 62, 82, you could always move the RF42II's to the rear speaker duty, but then you would be spending a lot more money...not sure what your budget is/was.

Or go cutting edge and dive into some Reference Premiers and use the RF42II's for the bedroom or an office, etc.

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I would get your RC42II and RS42II's, set it up and see how it sounds. You might be happy with the backs and your new setup. If not, then pickup some RB's.

Those are pretty decent (today) prices. Don't forget the Reference Premiers are here and retailers are going to be liquidating their RFII stock. But sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet!!

There are those that say with Klipsch, bigger is better, the bigger you go, the better it sounds and while I don't doubt that and I agree, sometimes you have to get what's best for you and your environment and your wallet and most of all your wife!

I spent many nights thinking about going bigger and while I could have went RF82II and even RF7II, I decided in the end I was happy with my RF52II's, they produce a great sound and are plenty loud for my space. Maybe sometime down the road, I'll go with some Heresy's or Cornwall's or the successor to the RF7II.

Edit: If you decide you want to go bigger, 52, 62, 82, you could always move the RF42II's to the rear speaker duty, but then you would be spending a lot more money...not sure what your budget is/was.

Or go cutting edge and dive into some Reference Premiers and use the RF42II's for the bedroom or an office, etc.

Aren't you glad you came here?
Lol, just like you did, I'm happy with the sound coming out of my rf42iis. I have another question for you. The rf42iis I bought were the display model, and just now I noticed some mostly superfluous dings on the metal part of the cone. Will this make an audible keep difference? Should I be worried ?
Edit: I just ran them full blast with my receiver set to stereo and the sub off, so that I only hear the rf42s. I hear nothing wrong :/

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Could you instead, set your system on the side or rear wall?


Here at my house, I have all the electronics (other than the tv) buried in the back wall and bunches of wires going from the back wall to the front wall.


When I was staying in the little apartment in Florida, I had everything sitting on a table to the left with speakers/tv in front.


In my opinion, there is one hard rule in the world of Klipsch. The bigger you go, the better. So, if you decide you want "X" speaker and they're not going to fit..... I'd find a way to make them fit!
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