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Advice Needed On Klipsch Upgrades.

I'm upgrading several speakers (Sub/Mains/Center) Sub and mains are done. Question is i have right now an RC-52 center. I'm wondering if upgrading to the RP-250C would be worth the investment? I'm pretty happy with it but since i upgraded my bookshelf mains to RP 160M, was just wondering if there would be a noticeable improvement. Thanks!!

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Can't answer your question but wonder if you could share a little more information.
I am looking at speakers and considering the RP line.
How do you like the 160s and how do they work for movies and music? How big us your room, I am also trying to decide on bookshelves vs. floorstanders?
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I'm upgrading several speakers (Sub/Mains/Center) Sub and mains are done. Question is i have right now an RC-52 center. I'm wondering if upgrading to the RP-250 would be worth the investment? I'm pretty happy with it but since i upgraded my bookshelf mains to RP 160M, was just wondering if there would be a noticeable improvement. Thanks!!
I' guessing you meant RP-250"C".

IMO it is a lateral move. You would need to go with the 440C or 450c to notice a difference.
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I' guessing you meant RP-250"C".

IMO it is a lateral move. You would need to go with the 440C or 450c to notice a difference.
Sorry, yes the RP-250C. The 450C is to large for my space but maybe the 440C may work. Am i correct the 440C has the 4" drivers Vs the 5.25" on the 450C?
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Can't answer your question but wonder if you could share a little more information.
I am looking at speakers and considering the RP line.
How do you like the 160s and how do they work for movies and music? How big us your room, I am also trying to decide on bookshelves vs. floorstanders?
I'm really liking the RP160 m. A nice improvement over my old Klipsch 3.1's. Detail is crisp but IMO not overblown. I'm limited in space as i'm set up in my living room/ dinning room so for me was a good choice. Of coarse floor standing RP speakers will give better performance, but if you have a really good sub woofer with the LFE set at 120Hz it will assist the bookshelf speakers quite a bit in that frequency range. I'm easily hitting well above reference volume cleanly.

My room is 14'X28', but my listening area is about 14'X14'.
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Glad you are enjoying the RP 160s.
Klipsch was not on my radar. Started reading a little and then read more.
I have been looking at a number of different sites and the customer ratings on the entire RP line is extremely high.
Some of the speakers are on discount as well. Hummmm
My room is large but listening volume is not that high, I think the term for what is want is soundstage.
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Yeah i lucked out here in Canada cost is so much higher. Ended up going by the London Drugs and the had the RP160's on sale for $499 yes thats in Canadian $$$$ lol. So a no brainer, bought them on the spot.
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I' guessing you meant RP-250"C".

IMO it is a lateral move. You would need to go with the 440C or 450c to notice a difference.
Forgot to thank you for your opinion. I was very close on pulling the trigger on RP-250C. I know the quad 5.25" is to large and wont fit but the quad 4" will. Ill do more research. Cheers!!
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