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Guys,
I have a little cash that I want to upgrade my front three to some horn high sensity speakers used 100% for movie in my dedicated enclose 2700 ft^3 room. The dilemma is speaker height cannot exceed 17" as if it is over, it will block my viewing screen. I can move the screen up but do not want to mess with it. The Klipsch Rb61ii fits perfectly and at about $450/pair (I will need two pairs and use three speakers). I have been looking at DYI built threads and DIYsoundgroup. Problem with DIYsoundgroup is I do not see a speaker under 17.5" height that stands vertically. The speaker can be very wide and deep but 17" in height max. How is the Rb61ii Klipsch? Is it decent enough or go with DIY? I am more of a AIY than DYI with very little skill and tools so if someone within the Dallas, TX area can offer to help me build my front three, that would be fanstastic. I am even willing to pay for someone to build my 3 speakers cost up to 1 grand max. Thanks for chiming in.
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You could probably cut a few inches off the bottom of the baffle and move the ports to the sides

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits/fusion8-kit.html

 

I wonder if you could use three of these horizontally

http://www.diysoundgroup.com/waveguide-speaker-kits/fusion8-mtm-kit.html


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Hold on. Will these be placed right on the ground? Seems you have compromised sound no matter what. Might want to think about how to spend your money more wisely.

Otherwise, I'd do 3 horizontal speakers like these: https://www.avsforum.com/t/1479331/a-3-way-99db-multi-configurable-seos-design

Haha. Might get a little wide. And it's not available yet.

There are narrower ones. But going horizontal required some extra care in the design. Don't just go flipping speakers sideways.

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These speakers will be sitting on equipment shelving that is about 24" off the floor which put the tweeter about ear level.
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Ok good. Can you eliminate the shelving and move the equipment to the side or rear?

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These speakers will be sitting on equipment shelving that is about 24" off the floor which put the tweeter about ear level.

As far as the Klipsch are concerned, call either AVS or that place in Nevada and ask for a price on them, they will be less than advertised. Also the place in Nevada allows returns (you have to pay return shipping), try them first. Or as others have suggested, go diy. I would think that you will be happy either way.
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Ok good. Can you eliminate the shelving and move the equipment to the side or rear?
The answer is no.
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As far as the Klipsch are concerned, call either AVS or that place in Nevada and ask for a price on them, they will be less than advertised. Also the place in Nevada allows returns (you have to pay return shipping), try them first. Or as others have suggested, go diy. I would think that you will be happy either way.
More detail about the place in Nevada please? Name, number?
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^^thanks.
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could you maybe post a picture of the space?
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I decided and bought me the use Klipsch KLF10 pair and KLF-C7 center. They are 98-99dbs sensitivity speakers and sound very nice. I was able to put them under my screen. Thanks all.
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