I am going for 95% Home Theater...that pushed me to horn tweaters and Klipsch. From reading horn tweaters give more dynamic range and are great for home theaters.
I have read about Klipsch being "bright", "overly agressive", "exciting", "in your face" and "fatiguing".
To be honest I have absolutely no idea what any of those terms meant. I finally got a chance to audition the Klipsch rerfance 82 l/r and 52 center with a 12 inch Klipsch sub ( I am looking at the HSU sub myself).
I finally understood what everyone was talking about... Basically it feels as if the treble is pushed too high on these...at least to me...I do understand its all subjective.
I really thought to myself that listening to these for hours at a time could fatigue me... I really don't think I liked the sound.
A few notes:
I listened in a show room for all of 10 min to one DVD of Shrek...
I was told the 62 center makes a big difference. The store did seem to be pushing the Klipsch somewhat even though they have other speakers there. B&W is just out of my price range...
Some of the other speakers I dont know..but they told me that 75 percent plus of all their business is Klipsch. (World Wide Audio)
So now I am stuck some... They have a decent return policy -- 7 days return 30 days exchange.
I am wanting to stay in the $1500 dollar range for center and front left / right.
Another thing that bugged me is they tried to push an Integra receiver...when I told them I was going for Onkyo or Denon and leaning towards the Denon unless I went up to the 818 model.
The sub to me was very underwhelming... I know I don't plan to go with the Klipsch sub..but for a show room to show case the Klipsch with under-whelming base made me scratch my head too... And if they are pushing the 62 center...they really really should have one available...
I am confused now... Any other brands to look at for primarily a Home Theater? Should I give them a second chance at the show room? Anyone hear of PSB speakers...they are like 20 percent mroe than the Klipsch...did not get a chance to hear them either...band they tended to push me away from them at the show room... They looked pretty though..
I guess I just thought I would be in the pro Klipsch camp since I wanted them for Home Theater and I thought people were really snobby to pick up on whatever aggressive or bright was in a speaker...