Originally Posted by johnson636
Wow, the KW153's are listed for around $1450 each. 3 of those would be 3 time as much as either the 2150 o the Titans. The hpr153’s are nice, but I'm stuck on dual 18's
What are your impressions of the hpr153’s?
Lol. USED is the key word here. Took me a while but I managed to acquire 3-kw’s, 2-hpr 153’s 2-hpr151’s and 2-hpr181’s for around $4kCND which is basically free in USD. lol
I didn’t particularly need the hpr subs but it was an all or nothing deals in both cases.
I wish I could give you a decent review of how they sound but I don’t even have a HT room. I have small 12x11 room in my basement that I’ve set all these in along with 2 sealed UXL’s and a EAW double 18 cab. I have them just running through an Onkyo sc886 prepro and minidsp 88a for the subs/mids. Oh yeah I almost forgot. I have a 22” monitor hooked up. Lol
At this point Because I can’t afford to build a room and all the equipment all at once I’ve just started collecting speakers and when I have the time and money I’ll try to get a room together.
Anyway back to your question. How do they sound? I think “good” but keep in mind what I’m dealing with. In my room I have enough room for 1 chair and I’m about 3ft away in either side from the hpr’s. Probably has to do with ground hums because Of everything plugged in that room but they do hiss slightly. Not bad and not loud but I can hear it slightly from 3 ft away. I can’t hear the kw’s until I’m about a foot away. If I had to choose between the kw’s and hpr’s I’m really not sure what I’d pick. The kw’s have a better CD but the hpr’s have fanless amps, both sound “good” but I’ve never a/b’d them in a decent room against a decent speaker... they are pretty decent speakers. If you were set on 2150’s and you found a cheap set of hpr’s you wouldn’t be making a mistake by grabbing them. I emailed qsc to compare them. They told me the hpr is the closest thing to a 2150 they have. He said the biggest difference is the x curve is slightly different than the 2150. And I think I read somewhere that the hpr crosses @ 600hz opposed to the 2150’s 500.
As for right now I’m just playing and trying different stuff out. In the end I may not even use the hpr’s as rears since the space I have allotted for my ht room is only 12-13’ wide x 20 long so idk if I’ll even have the width for them with a couch or theatre chairs. I have another pile of QSC wall mount speakers in the event the 3 way surrounds don’t work.
I’d also like to play around with the hpr by isolating the top chamber as it currently shares it with the woofer and I’d like to sound dampen it.
Idk if I actually answered your question.
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