Originally Posted by mthomas47
It must be frustrating not being able to audition the speakers you are considering. I don't know what the policies are like in India, but hopefully you would be able to exchange new speakers that you just didn't like. If you are considering the R26, I don't think that the R28 would be too big for your room. The only real difference that I see is that the R28 has 8" woofers instead of the 6.5" woofers in the R26. I would consider the slightly larger woofer an advantage.
But either one should work well for you. If you can buy the preferred Klipsch, and try it for a few days, you will find out for sure how well it works for you. If it helps, even if you could audition speakers in stores near you, it wouldn't tell you everything you want to know. Speakers will always sound a little different, anyway, depending on the room. Good luck, and please let us know how it turns out.
Thanks for the advice Mike. yes its a bit frustrating, that i wanna buy good speakers and i am unable to listen them. they cost like 4x higher then what i was using. so even at home everyone is like stunned, with my liking
when they hear that im buying speakers only worth of $1400, without auditions, and ive asked amazon, they denied of exchange. replacement only if damaged.
But i found one guy in one of the indian av forum, and ive asked him same question as i asked here, He in my city, Ive met him, he is actually engineer and he is providing cinema consulting and calibration services to small cinemas. He told me that in theaters, they use Horn based speakers, so if i am choosing klipsch, it will be good for movies and will give good experience in audio as well,. and he said older JBL had very good speakers, now that they are made in china so the quality gone dull.
He actually made home theater in one of the clients, he said he is using there Bose 301 as front channels , side channels and 201 for the back channels. monitor audio's bx center. He said they are the best performers in that home theaters as per his experience, in terms of affordability and performance. Is it true? I saw 301 pics online, they are rated 150 wats from 4-8 ohms. 8inch woofer and 1 tweeter and 1 mid behind. I am going tomorrow to his clients to listen how they are sound. I am still not liking much as i didnt liked bose products. But he was sounding bit serious about it. So i am hoping something good.