Originally Posted by jonathanR
I'm currently planning to build my home...late winter or beginning next year. I'm Also going to structure wire the whole house, looking 5.1 upstairs bedroom and 7.1 HT/Den. Not going the fully automated $$$ way. Want to wire for future though.
My home theater/media room (7.1) (not dedicated) will be about 2,280 cuft (17.25'x13.25'x10', pic attached). I currently have RF-7, that are in storage, which I plan to use. Which Klipsch speakers should I match w/ the RF-7's? I was thinking about the RC-7 for (center), R-5650-S's for surround. And possibly using a pair of CDT-5800C with the ME-800C back-box as rear surrounds.
What is your take on using the THX KS-7800 in walls for surrounds? Do you think that is over kill on my size of room? Will the R-5650 be adeqaute enough?Any Input would help.
JVC 52G786 52"
Onkyo TX-DS898 (will upgrade to 200w/ch/pre/amps later)
Moxi DVR HDTV(Cable)
Xbox w/ XBMC
500 gig Maxtor Network Drive/Server
JBL S-38's (front)
JBL Center (same class)
JBL Surr ("")
JBL Surr Back ("")
Sampson Bridged 700
AudioSource SW-15 (first sub lol)
Klipsch RF-7 - In-Storage
Interesting plan, however, it's not how I would allocate my $$$, nor how I would set this room up. (I know you're not here soliciting room setup advice, but as a fellow "Klipsch-o-phile", I feel compelled...)
. Anyway, with that sized space, I would suggest a front projection system utilizing one of the new 1080p FP's from Panasonic or Sony. Throw the image onto a 92" to 106" screen mounted on the wall. This removes the acoustic barrier of the media center between the speakers and provides a significantly larger display. At 1080p resolution, the image will be just as good and the "WOW" factor will be much higher. In addition, the street prices on a Sony or Panny pj and a good screen will be below the cost of the 70" RPTV. The one downside is that you need to run video cabling to the pj location. However, it sounds like you are wiring "new construction" so this shouldn't be a problem.
If money is not an issue, I would go for the entire THX Ultra-2 in-wall system, (and sell the RF-7's, which will bring a very good price). Even though your room is not an Ultra-2 sized room, the stealth nature of the speakers and clean, hidden nature of the system will make your wife very happy... and you'll still have *excellent* sound. If you want to save some money, Klipsch makes a set of in-walls in their Reference Line. Be sure to use their back-boxes with the Ref. line speakers. Keep the SVS sub (and possibly add another one). In addition, budget for some room treatments. They'll make the whole system sound much better.
Good luck and keep us posted on the construction. In fact, many people in your situation start threads in the "Dedicated Theater Design and Construction" forum. It would be fun to watch your process from design to construction to *enjoyment*!