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Klipsch.
R-24F Towers(2)= $ 500.00
RP450C Center(1)= $ 650.00
R-14S Sorrounds(4)= $ 560.00
R-110SW Subwoofer(2)= $ 740.00

Total $ 2450.00

Media room is 7.1 enabled. (14.5 x 20= 290 sq feet).

Do you think anything needs to be changed in the above list. I cannot go over 2500.00 for 7.1 or 7.2 setup.
I am new to this so Experts please advise.
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I would upgrade the towers to something like RP-280Fs and go cheaper on the 2 rear surrounds like the S10. Also make sure you buy from a Klipsch Authorized dealer so you get a warranty. I almost bought from a non authorized dealer. http://www.klipsch.com/authorized-online-dealers

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If you’ve auditioned that model Klipsch and really like them, then you really don’t need advice, except for the subwoofer. If you haven’t auditioned them, then I highly recommend that you do. If you live in the U.S., I wouldn’t be spending $740 on a 10” subwoofer with a frequency response that doesn’t go down any further than 27 Hz (- 3 dB). Spend another $148 and get a Hsu VTF-3 Mk5 HP shipped. http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html If that’s too much, then Outlaw has a sale going on for their Ultra X-12 for $549 (including shipping). That is going to be hard to beat at that price.
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R-110SW Subwoofer= $ 740.00 that price is for 2 subwoofers, so you think it is still a good idea to go with one vtf-3mk5HP
Please let me know. Yes I live in the US and I haven't auditioned the speaker, will do that. Thanks for your time.
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R-110SW Subwoofer= $ 740.00 that price is for 2 subwoofers, so you think it is still a good idea to go with one vtf-3mk5HP
Please let me know. Yes I live in the US and I haven't auditioned the speaker, will do that. Thanks for your time.
Your room is not large (medium size for a sub). It depends on what you’re looking for and how large of an area your listening position(s) is in. If it’s just for a couch or a couple of chairs in close proximity, one sub should work great. It does for me, and my room is large. For multiple seats and rows, dual subs will help smooth out nulls and peaks and give you more uniformed bass response in a wider area. Dual subs will also give you around 3 to 6 dB greater output than one Klipsch. What multiple subs won’t give you is deeper bass. Take a look at the specs on the two subwoofers I’ve shown you. If you’re looking for that 20 Hz or under performance, a larger and more powerful subwoofer is needed. If your looking for bass just to enhance your music and movie experience, and don’t want things to rumble and shake, the Klipsch should do fine.

It just seemed to me that you thought you needed to go with the same brand sub as your speakers. That is not the case. Get the best sub you can afford, then think about a second when funds are available if you feel your seating arrangement requires it.
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Audition the klipsch speakers; but they are on brighter side and some like for (action) movies

If you want to stick with Klipsch, I would go with big towers - Klipsch RP-280F, Klipsch RP450C and Klipsch S-20 with SVS PB2000 subwoofer
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Klipsch.
R-24F Towers(2)= $ 500.00
RP450C Center(1)= $ 650.00
R-14S Sorrounds(4)= $ 560.00
R-110SW Subwoofer(2)= $ 740.00

Total $ 2450.00

Media room is 7.1 enabled. (14.5 x 20= 290 sq feet).

Do you think anything needs to be changed in the above list. I cannot go over 2500.00 for 7.1 or 7.2 setup.
I am new to this so Experts please advise.
Generally the "6" series towers represent the best value. The difference from the "5" series is large, the difference to the "8" series is not that much. If you can afford the 280s then by all means get them. If money is tight you won't miss much by getting the 260s and you can put that extra into the sub(s).


The Outlaw X12 is still on sale (I think) for $549 delivered. That would be a good place to start. A pair are $999.
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Your budget went up in a hurry . Make sure you can listen to the Klipsch speakers (or any speaker) before buying. Make sure to get details about their return policy.

As far as subs are concerned, both are excellent for different reasons. The Hsu should certainly go deeper and with more output, but the Outlaw subs represent an excellent value for their sale price. Which one to get is up to your own needs as I've already outlined.
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If you're willing to wait a little, those Klipsch surrounds may go on sale at Best Buy for BF (I think they usually put the Klipsch budget Reference series (R28F, R15M, etc) on sale for Black Friday). I have the R28F and enjoy them, but by all accounts the RP280 should sound better. Be sure to call around to Klipsch dealers to see what the best deal you can get on these speakers is.
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If you already have your system and like it, I'd imagine you are done.

If you don't have your system.... what I would do.... would be to go more along the lines of a 2.1 system and put the budget towards fewer, larger speakers.

In the world of Klipsch, the sound gets better as you go up in size.
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You could easily spend just $1500 and be very happy with the result...probably happier than what you have on your current list, actually. For example:
5 x Wavecrest HVL-1 speakers, $485
http://www.wavecrestaudio.com/produc...udspeaker-pair
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1 x Hsu VTF-3, $890 shipped

Or, you could go with that sub and five of the highly regarded Hsu speakers for about $1720 shipped:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hybrid3hppkg.html

I would not buy entry/mid-level Klipsch without hearing them first for at least a 20-30 minute duration...they are infamous for triggering very strong reactions, folks either love or hate them.
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To say probably happier is misleading. Maybe happier, maybe sadder. Can't really know without auditioning (unless you already have a good idea of what you like fron a speaker)
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To say probably happier is misleading. Maybe happier, maybe sadder. Can't really know without auditioning (unless you already have a good idea of what you like fron a speaker)
Some speakers are love-hate affairs: overly "bright" or "aggressive" ones, and overly "warm" or "laid-back" ones.

The ones in the middle, which may be described as "neutral," tend to be much safer choices for most people who simply want reasonable clarity and sensitivity (ability to play fairly loudly from a modest amp/receiver). Both the WaveCrest and Hsu speakers are known for having a treble roll-off that avoids the "bright" effect, while being able to produce excellent midrange clarity...I wouldn't hesitate to put my money on either them vs say, a Klipsch or Infinity Primus or Def Tech or Wharfedale for the average HT newbie who just wants to order one set and be done with it. As a calculated gamble.
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That x12 is nice u can go dual to save more. But the vt3 mk5 is better in terms of output. I think the x12 will satisfy you.

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What sound profiles do Def Tech and Wharfedale have that would be considered unsightly to some ears?
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What sound profiles do Def Tech and Wharfedale have that would be considered unsightly to some ears?
Def Tech critics accuse their speakers of being painfully bright with boomy mid-bass and weak mids. Polk Monitor series are often accused of the same although the highs are said to be shrill or harsh rather than piercing, and the bass is criticized for being weak. Klipsch low/mid levels especially get slammed for piercing highs although without the boomy bass.

Wharfedale critics (mainly of the popular Diamond series) accuse them of being "veiled" i.e. lacking in treble detail, "muddy" mid-bass "hump" and generally too sluggish for faster tempo music.

Both of the above are common criticisms leveled at two broad types of sound signatures.
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Klipsch.
RP-280F(2) = $1200 (After seeing response and suggestions, decided with RP280)
RP450C Center(1)= $ 650.00 (Every1 is ok with this selection)
R-14S Sorrounds(4)= $ 560.00 (Should be ok with this one I guess, Note: S-20 seems to be too steep for me on the money)[/QUOTE]
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I am no Klipsch "fanzine" but after reading a recent review by Sound & Vision magazine of the Reference Premiere Series model RP-150M i was astonished as how flat its frequency response turned out to be : essentially flat from 70Hz to 20Khz +/- 3dBs, hardly showing any "bumps" or "dips" in frequency. That is an excellent measurement and in fact it reminded me of similar test results for $$$ Revel speakers done by the same magazine not too long ago, and Revel speakers are known for having ruler-flat frequency response.

I read all test reports from the magazine and rarely have i seen such frequency-response flatness for a loudspeaker tested in anechoic chamber, let alone a speaker that sells for such reasonable price.
They may not be the most handsome speakers out there with those copper colored drivers but who cares, as long as they sound that good and are made by such an old stalwart as Klipsch, a company that has been around for many decades and continues to be relevant in today's HiFi Market.

As for a subwoofer, i would definitely check out those SVS cylinder subs that are very/very reasonably priced, have extremely low THD distortion even at high loudness volume levels and are also extremely efficient, needing very little amp power to sound very loud.
Again, not very handsome to some eyes (cylinder, OMG!) but amazing performance for the buck...

You should check out the review available online at www.ultimateavmag.com.
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You can get the RP-280F for the same price if you search around. I bought mine last week from this link: http://www.audiogurus.com/klipsch-rp...r-package.html


Then select the color, no receiver (-$950), no sub (-$650), and no Bluray player. Total price should be $1,684. Apply coupon code THANKYOU10 for another 10% off. There's you RP-280F towers, RP-450C center, and RP-250S surrounds for $1515.60 with free shipping. Pick up a pair of SVS subs, or R-112SW if you want to stick with Klipsch, and you'll have a better speaker package that's still within your budget.


Also, Audio Gurus is an authorized Klipsch dealer so you'll have your full warranty coverage. I'm not sure if this is a pricing mistake or what, as the speakers are much cheaper as a package at the link than if you buy them individually. But I received mine in great shape on Friday, got them all hooked up, and I'm very impressed so far.
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How do the Klipsch RP-280F sound in your home theater room ?

Based on the review of the much smaller RP-150M i imagine anything sounding out of order with the RP-280F towers would be entirely due to room layout/construction considering how flat its frequency-response should be.

It would be interesting if you could find a 1/3 octave spectrum analyzer display + pink-noise generator source to check out the frequency-response of these Klipsch tower speakers in your own home theater room, perhaps something like REW room acoustic software available for free at www.hometheatershack.com ?
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I would avoid any of the 4" drivers. Even for surrounds, they will struggle. Been there, done that. When you really need them, they will sound like they are gonna explode.

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How do the Klipsch RP-280F sound in your home theater room ?

Based on the review of the much smaller RP-150M i imagine anything sounding out of order with the RP-280F towers would be entirely due to room layout/construction considering how flat its frequency-response should be.

It would be interesting if you could find a 1/3 octave spectrum analyzer display + pink-noise generator source to check out the frequency-response of these Klipsch tower speakers in your own home theater room, perhaps something like REW room acoustic software available for free at www.hometheatershack.com ?
They're great! I still have to hook up the surrounds, I only have the RP-280Fs and RP-450C connected so far, but they're great. Coming from a Polk system (Monitor 70 towers, CS20 center, Monitor 4 surrounds) and they're night and day. Very strong sound, not too bright, and I'm hearing effects that I have never heard before. No regrets at all so far, but now I need to pick out a pair of subs.
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Speakers ordered online at AudioGuru thru the link provided by
Benjammin172. Please read Post 22, thats what I followed.

Below is my Final Setup.
01) Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-280F front speakers (x 2)
02) Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-450C center channel speaker
03) Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-250S surround speakers (x 2),
.................................................. ................Item 1,2,3 bundle = $ 1632.00
04) Klipsch Synergy S-10 Premium WDST Surround Speakers (x2) = $ 169.00
05) Sony VPL-HW40ES Full HD 3D 1080p 3D HD projector vpl hw40es: $ 1595.00
06) Denon AVR-S910W 7.2CH RECEIVER 4K ULTRA HD AVRS910W $ 490.00
07) Subwoofer: VTF-3 MK5 HP (799.00 + 89.00 Shipping) $ 888.00
08) Pro Grey 5D Projector Screen VAPEXPROGREY9120FF5D + Bundle =$ 643.00
09) Paint $ 130.00
10) rslspeaker . c o m Vantage Point Speaker Mounts (x 4). $ 170.00
11) SubWoofer Cable $ $ 20.00
12) Screws $ $ 20.00
13) Painting & Fixing $ 500.00

Total $6250.00

Room Color : Blue.

08) With more Details.
: Pro Grey 5D Projector Screen VAPEXPROGREY9120FF5D + Bundle
: Universal Projector Mount with Built-In Extension
: 35 Ft. HDMI Male to Male
: IR Transfer Box
: Universal Remote Control
: Projector Dust Cover

Thanks everyone for your advise and time, Final product came good

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