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Question Speaker dilemma - Existing B&W LCR and need advice for the remaining configuration

I need help with my next move on building and designing my home theater. I currently have an older set of B&W 604 S3 L and R floor standing speakers and matching center channel. I have not purchased anything for the side or rear yet and I am looking for advice and I have many questions.

Question 1: I was looking at getting all Klipsch for the side and rears but I have been told it will sound weird and awkward to mix with B&W in the front. Is that true?

My plan was to design a 7.2.2 in the end with my 100" ALR screen and Epson 5040ub projector.

My proposed plan: 2x RP-402S as sides, 2x 500SA as rears, and 2x CDT-5800-C II as in ceiling atmos.

Objective: I want this to sound the best possible within my budget. I am not attached to the LCR B&W speakers I have already.

Question 2: Should I sell my B&W and get a full Klipsch system?

Question 3: Will 2x 500SA work as true rear surrounds or are they really meant to be atmos only. Would I be better off doing 4 RP-402S for ML,MR,RL,RR?

As you can see I need help and I am open to other ideas/brands. My budget is ~$2000. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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1. My personal opinion is that it won't sound weird. It's not like you get a lot of sustained sound from the front AND the surrounds for sustained periods of time. Unless you listen to 5/7 channel stereo.
2. I love B&W speakers (own Rockets). If you love the sound and looks, I would keep them. My speakers are 10+ years old and still look and sound amazing.
3. No Clue....

Personally, I would keep what you have if you like it. I would then go with your proposed plan.
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