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Def tech cs 9040/9060 vs klipsch RP440c

Need some help on which is the better speaker. Beginning to upgrade my current 5.1 def tech pro 800 setup and I'm starting with the center. I purchased the Yamaha rx v683 for my receiver and svs prime elevation for my atmos front heights. Should I stick with def tech for my upgrade or try klipsch reference premier line? Set up is for 90% movie watching 10% music. I get a different answer from all the "experts" in the magnolia section at best buy. I've only been able to hear def tech. Klipsch demo was not available. So I'm curious what you guys think who have heard both? Thanks
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Need some help on which is the better speaker. Beginning to upgrade my current 5.1 def tech pro 800 setup and I'm starting with the center. I purchased the Yamaha rx v683 for my receiver and svs prime elevation for my atmos front heights. Should I stick with def tech for my upgrade or try klipsch reference premier line? Set up is for 90% movie watching 10% music. I get a different answer from all the "experts" in the magnolia section at best buy. I've only been able to hear def tech. Klipsch demo was not available. So I'm curious what you guys think who have heard both? Thanks
Either would work. Are you limited to best buy? The emotiva C1 gets rave reviews and is quite a bit less expensive and is available from Amazon for $349.

If you're limited to BB get one DefTech and the 440 and return the one you like least.

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The emotiva C1 gets rave reviews and is quite a bit less expensive and is available from Amazon for $349.
You mean $249 if US Amazon.

Amazon.ca has it for $335CAD.

@eja35oz - there's a whole world out there beyond Best Buy, I suggest exploring.

$369 gets you the C2, but not off Amazon:
https://emotiva.com/collections/loud...ts/airmotiv-c2

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@Kini62 no not limited at all. Was actually going to order from Amazon anyways. Just like that I can demo them there. Best buy would price match Amazon though if I did go that route
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@Kini62 also the emotiva is too tall. I need something less than 7 inches in height.
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I hd the deftech center and i liked it. But If limited by height but not width also look at the GoldenEar supercenter xl only problem is unless find used one have get it from a local dealer they don't ship.
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Need some help on which is the better speaker. Beginning to upgrade my current 5.1 def tech pro 800 setup and I'm starting with the center. I purchased the Yamaha rx v683 for my receiver and svs prime elevation for my atmos front heights. Should I stick with def tech for my upgrade or try klipsch reference premier line? Set up is for 90% movie watching 10% music. I get a different answer from all the "experts" in the magnolia section at best buy. I've only been able to hear def tech. Klipsch demo was not available. So I'm curious what you guys think who have heard both? Thanks
The general consensus is the for Atmos you really want front firing speakers and going the DefTec 9000 series route, which has many fans on AVS, not only deviates from the Atmos "standard" but forces you into powered towers if you want towers or very expensive bookshelves if you choose to go with passive bookshelves.

Amps fail before passive speakers do which is why many shy away from powered towers.

I guess that's a long winded way of saying try the Klipsch first.

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@gajCA ya I decided on klipsch. But I'm going with SVS prime elevation for my height atmos speakers
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@gajCA ya I decided on klipsch. But I'm going with SVS prime elevation for my height atmos speakers
Good choice with the Klipsch.

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@gajCA ya I decided on klipsch. But I'm going with SVS prime elevation for my height atmos speakers
Looking forward to your impressions.

You could also use some RP400ms with wall mounts but they don't come in White which I'm guessing is the color you'll get the Elevations in.

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