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post #1 of 8
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Hi,
I would like to know if anybody has listened both lines.
I have to decide now which system i am buying.
Unfortunately i cannot hear them prior ordering them.
It will be a dedicated room. Only for movies.

Either will be:
2 RF82
1 RC62
4 RS52

or
2 M80
1 CT150
4 QS8

Subs will be the Dual Epik Empire or Dual ED A7s 450
post #2 of 8
Well unfortunately I have not heard the Axiom, but I am running a very similar Klipsch setup with and SVS sub and I must say that for movies they are amazing. For music there are better, but as far as movies go... comparing them against PSB, Paradigm, B&W I do prefer the Klipsch.

I dont think you would be dissapointed with them at all. Great sub with them makes all the difference for a nice smooth response.

My 2 cents.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well, I had some years ago the Studio line from Paradigm.
Liked a lot but i wanted something more. Then i got a Revel F32 and C52 combo.
Never had a chance to use full potential and now my priorities are only movies.
So i will get the Klipsch which i believe be good for this purpose.
I am cutting a deal and most porbably i an changing for:
2RF-7II
1RC-64
4 RS-52
Still considering using two centers
post #4 of 8
Why would you use two centers? I don't know how that would cause anything but problems. Also why four RS-52s? Given the design of the RS-52, there isn't much of an advantage of having anymore than two. If you were to go seven channel surround, go for something like RB-52s, at least then the rear channels will be distinct from the side channels. Four dipole surround speakers seems like it would just make a mess of the rear soundstage.
post #5 of 8
I have m80v2's and qs8's and they are great for movies and music.
Dont know what the ct150 is but I have used the vp150 and in my opinion its a poorly designed center speaker with terrible off axis response. I ended up using one of their bookshelfs for a center with fantastic results. A vertically aligned speaker usually has better off axis sound and volume.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by shadyJ View Post

Why would you use two centers? I don't know how that would cause anything but problems. Also why four RS-52s? Given the design of the RS-52, there isn't much of an advantage of having anymore than two. If you were to go seven channel surround, go for something like RB-52s, at least then the rear channels will be distinct from the side channels. Four dipole surround speakers seems like it would just make a mess of the rear soundstage.

Wondering about two centers once the two rows are 15 inches difference in height. And i have heard one system which has two centers and it was killer!!!
And of course i will be using AT screen and put them behind it.
I may think about using a face forward speaker.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by turboswede95 View Post

I have m80v2's and qs8's and they are great for movies and music.
Dont know what the ct150 is but I have used the vp150 and in my opinion its a poorly designed center speaker with terrible off axis response. I ended up using one of their bookshelfs for a center with fantastic results. A vertically aligned speaker usually has better off axis sound and volume.

I heard also VP150 is a terrible speaker.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by Ibsenp View Post

Wondering about two centers once the two rows are 15 inches difference in height. And i have heard one system which has two centers and it was killer!!!
And of course i will be using AT screen and put them behind it.
I may think about using a face forward speaker.

If this is the case, the best thing to do is use another RF7. The horizontal design of the center is a compromise with definite performance drawbacks, ideally you would want to use something identical to the left and right fronts, it would be better than the RC64. The only reason why center speakers are usually horizontal is because that's all people have room for, but you don't have the placement disadvantage with an AT screen.
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