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rsl c34e vs JBL sp8cii

any input on these? price aside which would be the better speaker of my atmos duty?
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Depends on your set-up. How wide/deep is your seating? Any limitations to ceiling placement?

The RSL uses smaller "woofers" and is angled 15%, so the sound distribution characteristics will be far superior to the 8" down-firing woofer in the JBL. The JBL will probably have superior low-end extension, however, any crossover to a sub will mitigate that advantage.

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Depends on your set-up. How wide/deep is your seating? Any limitations to ceiling placement?

The RSL uses smaller "woofers" and is angled 15%, so the sound distribution characteristics will be far superior to the 8" down-firing woofer in the JBL. The JBL will probably have superior low-end extension, however, any crossover to a sub will mitigate that advantage.
My room is 12 by 24 foot couch in front row 2 theater seats in second row on riser which is ofset to one side so my seat is exactly centered in the room 14 feet from screen
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A lot of us use the RSL's and I am very happy with them. With the angled woofers and wide sound dispersion they are great for Atmos. You can also easily rotate the speaker once it is installed to get it optimally aimed at the main seating position. They are a very neutral sounding speaker. Not a lot of bass output but you really should not expect that from an in-ceiling surround speakers and I cross them over at 100hz.
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Guessing the question is asked because the JBLs are on a massive sale from the manufacturer for Fathers day. Any comments on performance of the JBLs? Are aimable tweeters sufficient for atmos height?
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Aimable tweeters are NOT sufficient, as you lose all the frequencies below the crossover, if outside the woofer's coverage area. The key issue is how wide is that coverage area? That is a question for Polk ...

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My room is 10*12 and ceiling height is 7.8". MLP is 9 feet from the screen and three feet from the back wall.
I would like to setup 5.2.4. Should i go with RSL c34e or Klipsch CDT-3650-C-II or JBL sp8cii for ATMOS.
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Given the ceiling height, that argues for the RSL, as the additional dispersion is even more necessary when the distance is short.
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