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Klipsch vs. Bose

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Right now I have Bose Cubes for my mains and surrounds, the Bose VS-10 center channel, and a polk audio 10" sub.

I am selling off all the Bose and was considering Klipsch S-1 for the surround and surround back, and Klipsch RSX-4 or 5 for the front, and Klipsch RCX-4 or 5 for he center. I want to stay wall mountable which is why I want to go with the S-1 and RSX speakers.

Any thoughts?

My Receiver is a Yamaha 6090. System is more for movies and games (PS3 and 360) than music.

Thanks....
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Originally Posted by Y2K929RR View Post

Right now I have Bose Cubes for my mains and surrounds, the Bose VS-10 center channel, and a polk audio 10" sub.

I am selling off all the Bose and was considering Klipsch S-1 for the surround and surround back, and Klipsch RSX-4 or 5 for the front, and Klipsch RCX-4 or 5 for he center. I want to stay wall mountable which is why I want to go with the S-1 and RSX speakers.

Any thoughts?

My Receiver is a Yamaha 6090. System is more for movies and games (PS3 and 360) than music.

Thanks....

It could probably work, though I would stay within the Reference line for your surrounds as well. Although mixing surround bookshelves like the S-1 with satellites like the RSX4 or RSX5 may work in a small space at relatively low levels, I think at higher levels and in a medium to larger room, the larger surround bookshelves may dominate the satellites in terms of dynamic range and impact. Another alternative would be to look at the Quintet or Cinema series for wall mounted applications.

Going from the cubes to the Klipsch satellites is a significant upgrade in more ways than one, IMO.
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Originally Posted by WolfsBane View Post

It could probably work, though I would stay within the Reference line for your surrounds as well. Although mixing surround bookshelves like the S-1 with satellites like the RSX4 or RSX5 may work in a small space at relatively low levels, I think at higher levels and in a medium to larger room, the larger surround bookshelves may dominate the satellites in terms of dynamic range and impact. Another alternative would be to look at the Quintet or Cinema series for wall mounted applications.

Going from the cubes to the Klipsch satellites is a significant upgrade in more ways than one, IMO.

I thought if I kept the sizes and specs matched that it would work out ok. The RSX-4 and the S-1 are all 4" drivers, same power handling, and the similar specs. I had thought of RSX-4 all around, but I thought the surround sound dispersion would be better with the S-1s.

The Quintets are not wall mountable, are they?
post #4 of 9
Dispersion would definitely be better with the S-1s. I would also factor in the cabinet volume with the drivers. It does play a part in the overall sound.

You can definitely wall mount the Quintets. I've seen them displayed as such in local HT dealer rooms. And they can definitely fill a room with quality sound.
post #5 of 9
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What speakers would best be paired with the S-1s? If I used S-1s for surround and surround back, what would be best for the front?
post #6 of 9
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161 views as of now and I can only get a reply from one person?

uh... thanks?
post #7 of 9
You'd be amazed at the sounds the RSX-4 and 5's put out. I have RSX-4 as my rears and a RCX-5 as my center. They sound better than my old Yamaha floor stand mains. The RS line is a very well put together line. Just dont go with too large of a speaker for the front Mains and you'll be very happy.
post #8 of 9
Oh and since you are more concerned with Surround sound that music. You'd be fine with the Cinema 8 or 10 system. The only reason I didnt go that route was I do some 2ch only music listening, And need larger mains for the bottom end.
post #9 of 9
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OK, this is what I ended up getting:

Front L/R: RSX-4s
Center: RCX-4
Surround L/R: RS-42s
Surround Back: RS-10s

All wall mounted (except the center).

Next on the list is an RW-12.

At the moment I am wondering why I wasted the last few years using Bose.
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