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Need recommendation for center channel speaker for Klipsch RF-62

Hello! I've recently snagged an amazing deal on a pair of RF-62's and I need a center channel to match. I don't want it too weak, or over powered. Which one would be a good pairing?

This is what I have - https://www.klipsch.com/products/rf-62

What I'm considering, in order:
RP-440C https://www.klipsch.com/products/ref...?model=rp-440c
RP-404C https://www.klipsch.com/products/rp-...hannel-speaker
R-34C https://www.klipsch.com/products/r-34c-center-speaker

I think the RC-62 would be the perfect match...?, but hard to find since they're almost 10 years old. The RC-62 II is newer, but again, not the easiest to find for sale. https://www.klipsch.com/search/results?q=rc-62

Should I still hunt down the RC-62's, or go with one of the others? Or am I wrong and need something completely different? I was hoping for that price range, or cheaper would be nice. Thanks for your help!
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Hello! I've recently snagged an amazing deal on a pair of RF-62's and I need a center channel to match. I don't want it too weak, or over powered. Which one would be a good pairing?

This is what I have - https://www.klipsch.com/products/rf-62

What I'm considering, in order:
RP-440C https://www.klipsch.com/products/ref...?model=rp-440c
RP-404C https://www.klipsch.com/products/rp-...hannel-speaker
R-34C https://www.klipsch.com/products/r-34c-center-speaker

I think the RC-62 would be the perfect match...?, but hard to find since they're almost 10 years old. The RC-62 II is newer, but again, not the easiest to find for sale. https://www.klipsch.com/search/results?q=rc-62

Should I still hunt down the RC-62's, or go with one of the others? Or am I wrong and need something completely different? I was hoping for that price range, or cheaper would be nice. Thanks for your help!
If budget is a concern and you can't find an RC52 or 62 then this one would work or should work https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714R52...sch-R-52C.html

If you can afford it one of the first gen RP models would be better.

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I'd go with an RP line center channel. Bigger drivers sound better tho like the RP-500C or RP-600C if you can budget that and have space as they are taller
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I'm comfortable spending up to $400, maaaaybe $450. There's a good deal on the 440C ($350), but would that overpower what I have? I could do the 500C for a little more if it's worth it. The R52C sure has a nice price and if it matches up to what I have now, then great. Thanks for the replies.
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I'm comfortable spending up to $400, maaaaybe $450. There's a good deal on the 440C ($350), but would that overpower what I have? I could do the 500C for a little more if it's worth it. The R52C sure has a nice price and if it matches up to what I have now, then great. Thanks for the replies.
You want the best center you can afford. About 70% of the movie and 99% of dialogue is coming from the center. The lower line model are known for their brightness that can become fatiguing after a while. The RP-line is much smoother and more refined so I'd go with either the RP-440, RP-500/600 models.

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I'm comfortable spending up to $400, maaaaybe $450. There's a good deal on the 440C ($350), but would that overpower what I have? I could do the 500C for a little more if it's worth it. The R52C sure has a nice price and if it matches up to what I have now, then great. Thanks for the replies.
The RP500C is $369 at Crutchfield
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP5...00C-Ebony.html

RP600C is $499 so a bit over your top maybe budget.
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_714RP6...00C-Ebony.html

Open box deal for $449
https://www.audioadvice.com/klipsch-...iABEgKbhvD_BwE
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I'm comfortable spending up to $400, maaaaybe $450. There's a good deal on the 440C ($350), but would that overpower what I have? I could do the 500C for a little more if it's worth it. The R52C sure has a nice price and if it matches up to what I have now, then great. Thanks for the replies.

Try the R52C and if you don't like it, exchange it for the 440C.

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