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post #49981 of 50000 Old 09-24-2016, 03:49 PM
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I have a pair of klipsch kg 5.2 from 1990 , no problem with sound , as far as I can tell .

I can not help but think speakers have gotten sooo much better and it's time to buy new or recent used ones
Maybe the jump to different speakers will be a very small jump and not worth it
There's no way to compare them side by side , my 5.2 and BestBuy speakers


I have considered bowers & wilkins speakers , too

Keep my KG5.2 or buy new ones , that's the question

Advice , please

I realize that this whole hobby is based on very individual preferences, however, I personally have found that huge strides are made in electronics especially... jmho

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I have a pair of klipsch kg 5.2 from 1990 , no problem with sound , as far as I can tell .

I can not help but think speakers have gotten sooo much better and it's time to buy new or recent used ones
Maybe the jump to different speakers will be a very small jump and not worth it
There's no way to compare them side by side , my 5.2 and BestBuy speakers


I have considered bowers & wilkins speakers , too

Keep my KG5.2 or buy new ones , that's the question

Advice , please
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For anyone who has listened to both or who can chime in, what is the case for the RF-7 II over the RP-280F if room size is not a factor.

I am just beginning to toy with the idea of redoing my current setup and am contemplating Klipsch as one of the options I am looking at.

I listen to music about 70% of the time and watch movies about 30% of the time.

The plan is to start with the fronts (LCR) and slowly add surround/elevation speakers as I liquidate my current setup.

Not opposed to buying used.

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Don't know how many here frequent the Klipsch forum so, for those that don't... I had fun with a "find the Danley" thread... rather than play that game again, I'll just show some shots.

(preface: This room is still under construction, have crown molding to put up, closet doors to hang and I'm sure my wife will find (create?) 3 more tasks for the room before it's considered done)

Here's the back of the room with a pair of LaScalas buried in the wall
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Here's the front of the room with the Jubilee's....but...where is the Danley?
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Oh, there it is.

Getting rid of a ventless fireplace (the metal one) and making a masonry "fire box" for it to make it look better, I noticed that we had some dead air space above. I said to the wife, we should put a Danley in there and.....she said OK! You will see in the pictures it JUST BARELY fits (with like 1/8" to spare on top).

It was pure luck. Space was NOT designed for it. It was truely a fortunate happenstance.

pulled the grill off the speaker. Mounted speaker. then took a piece of plywood (instead of drywall) as a false "wall" and routed a hole in it to accept the speakers grill.

Also made the bottom half of the mantle removable with 4 screws so I have access to the door on the Danley in case I ever need access to the woofers.

My wife did 99% of this as I had recently had shoulder surgery and had a dead arm in a sling. (just came out of it last week)
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My First Set Of Speakers

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Finally pulled the trigger on a Klipsch set up.

2 - RP280F
1 - RP450C
2 pairs of RP150M
1 - R115SW

Making a full 7.1 system. It will all be powered by a Denon 2113ci... Eventually I'll update to a new receiver.

I can't wait!
Vicious I'm just getting into this hobby and looking into the klipsch RP's. I was thinking of getting the RP-280 Ebony system listed on klipsch. I was going to buy speakers separately throughout the next year, divide the cost up a bit. This system has (2) RP-250S instead of (2) RP-150M. Would you say the RP-150M would be better suited as rears than the RP-250S? Or which other klipsch speakers do people here like for rears? Looking into 5.1 system for now.

Thanks for the help!
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Vicious I'm just getting into this hobby and looking into the klipsch RP's. I was thinking of getting the RP-280 Ebony system listed on klipsch. I was going to buy speakers separately throughout the next year, divide the cost up a bit. This system has (2) RP-250S instead of (2) RP-150M. Would you say the RP-150M would be better suited as rears than the RP-250S? Or which other klipsch speakers do people here like for rears? Looking into 5.1 system for now.

Thanks for the help!
Sounds like Vicious is doing the 150Ms as both side and rear surrounds, which is the direction I think I would lean if I was building a new 7.1 setup. If you're just going 5.1, I would probably lean to the 250S. I've owned both the previous generation RS42II and RS62II and have liked them both, both in terms of sound and ease of placement on the walls (at least in my case).

I've gone from 5.1 to 7.1 to 9.1 and honestly feel like the rears get a little lost or abandoned most of the time. Most mixes don't give them much to do, and I think the less directional sound from the RS62II kind of buries them. On the other hand I guess I could say everything blends very smoothly! ;-)

If money and space are no object, you could just get another pair of your mains so that they match all the way around.

As with all things, your mileage may vary. :-)
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Hello. I have had a 7.2 Klipsch system for quite a while, I realize its considered a "budget friendly" setup, as its not on the more expensive side of what Klipsch offers. I recently purchased a Samsung 65KS8000 to replace my Panasonic 60VT60. I also replaced my Denon 4311 with a Denon 6300H. Now that I am capable of utilizing Atmos tracks, I have begun looking into some Atmos speakers. I see there is a lot of information to take in but wanted to get some input from the Klipsch community here.

Would the Klipsch RP-140SA work well for the front "ceiling" channels? Or is the consensus that true in-ceilings perform better for Atmos? Also, could I utilize my current rear speakers as the rear Atmos channels and go with a 5.2.4 setup? Or would a 7.2.2/7.2.4 be a better audio performer?

Thank you for any help you can provide!

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Hello. I have had a 7.2 Klipsch system for quite a while, I realize its considered a "budget friendly" setup, as its not on the more expensive side of what Klipsch offers. I recently purchased a Samsung 65KS8000 to replace my Panasonic 60VT60. I also replaced my Denon 4311 with a Denon 6300H. Now that I am capable of utilizing Atmos tracks, I have begun looking into some Atmos speakers. I see there is a lot of information to take in but wanted to get some input from the Klipsch community here.

Would the Klipsch RP-140SA work well for the front "ceiling" channels? Or is the consensus that true in-ceilings perform better for Atmos? Also, could I utilize my current rear speakers as the rear Atmos channels and go with a 5.2.4 setup? Or would a 7.2.2/7.2.4 be a better audio performer?

Thank you for any help you can provide!
In-ceiling is the best way to go. it is what Atmos is designed for.

Or, put a pair of 140's on top of your front speakers. You can get another pair for the back. Just place on top of a shelf. This is what I'm going to do.

Your current rear speakers can work for Atmos. It just needs to be placed on the ceiling firing down or on top of something firing up and reflecting off the ceiling into the listening area.

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Hello. I have had a 7.2 Klipsch system for quite a while, I realize its considered a "budget friendly" setup, as its not on the more expensive side of what Klipsch offers. I recently purchased a Samsung 65KS8000 to replace my Panasonic 60VT60. I also replaced my Denon 4311 with a Denon 6300H. Now that I am capable of utilizing Atmos tracks, I have begun looking into some Atmos speakers. I see there is a lot of information to take in but wanted to get some input from the Klipsch community here.

Would the Klipsch RP-140SA work well for the front "ceiling" channels? Or is the consensus that true in-ceilings perform better for Atmos? Also, could I utilize my current rear speakers as the rear Atmos channels and go with a 5.2.4 setup? Or would a 7.2.2/7.2.4 be a better audio performer?

Thank you for any help you can provide!
In ceiling would be best but many get good results with the modules. Much depends on the roomarket with the ceiling height and shape being a major factor.
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In-ceiling is the best way to go. it is what Atmos is designed for.

Or, put a pair of 140's on top of your front speakers. You can get another pair for the back. Just place on top of a shelf. This is what I'm going to do.
Thanks for the reply, my plan was to put 140s on my towers, but have seen some comments mention they dont work as well.

Also, I have no shelves in my room, it's a bedroom converted to a TV room, and my rears are mounted to back wall directly above MLP. Room size is roughly 10x10

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In ceiling would be best but many get good results with the modules. Much depends on the roomarket with the ceiling height and shape being a major factor.
Thank you. Based on my situation and room limitations it's looking like the modules will be my best option.

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Thanks for the reply, my plan was to put 140s on my towers, but have seen some comments mention they dont work as well.

Also, I have no shelves in my room, it's a bedroom converted to a TV room, and my rears are mounted to back wall directly above MLP. Room size is roughly 10x10
Shelves are easy to install. The 140's don't weigh much.
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Thanks for the reply, my plan was to put 140s on my towers, but have seen some comments mention they dont work as well.

Also, I have no shelves in my room, it's a bedroom converted to a TV room, and my rears are mounted to back wall directly above MLP. Room size is roughly 10x10
If you can do in-ceiling then definitely go that route; I have some room limitations so I ended up using the 140s mounted as front and rear heights in a 7.1.4 setup and it works well since they can be used as surrounds as well as Atmos modules. I would only use reflecting speakers as a last ditch effort but you can always test them out. In my situation (Pyramid shaped wood ceiling) the reflecting option just did not work well at all.

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What a shame to hide those nice looking LaScalas.

Got any other pics of the speakers to share (outside of the holes)?


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Don't know how many here frequent the Klipsch forum so, for those that don't... I had fun with a "find the Danley" thread... rather than play that game again, I'll just show some shots.

(preface: This room is still under construction, have crown molding to put up, closet doors to hang and I'm sure my wife will find (create?) 3 more tasks for the room before it's considered done)

Here's the back of the room with a pair of LaScalas buried in the wall

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On this subject of speaker mounting and "holes", a general question, please:

Thoughts on how acceptable it is or not to put some "small" hole(s) in the side and bottom-clamping part of wall mountings for surround speakers? Speakers that will be angled down slightly?

Or, is there a more preferred way to ensure that someone does not knock a speaker out of its wall mount at about 6' or slightly higher mounting?

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^ Follow-on question to the above: might simple non-skid type of small pads affixed to the side-clamping brackets have sufficient holding power if the bracket is reasonably tightened?

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