Originally Posted by Zen Traveler
I think the Klipsch WDST speakers work great when there are multiple rows of seating and/or not ideal speaker placement....Otoh, if you have seating that's parallel to the side surrounds and/or the ability to have rear speakers in a 7.1 configuration, imo having direct firing speakers works the best.
I've nothing against WDST speakers. I see them as a compromise or blending of direct fire and di-pole/bi-pole speakers; if you will, the best of surround possibilities. My opinion or personal preference is, direct firing speakers conflicts with the ambiance creating nature of the surround channel. Again, I see WDST as a compromise (if not an improvement) to this opinion.
As to speaker manufactures making a killing on surrounds, I've had direct fire and bi-poles and if I were to chooses and try out WDST speakers, speaker manufactures (in this case Klipsch) would have gotten three sets worth of purchases when I only have one set of speakers on the back wall.
Personal opinion, I feel that I'd be stepping down in sound quality if going from a pair of RS-62 II's to say a pair of S-20's. Would it be safe to say that the S-20's are an excellent add to the RS-62 II's? Would it be safe to say that it's a personal preference thingy or are the S-20's simply the best for side-rear surrounds?Edited by BeeMan458 - 9/2/12 at 10:04am