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Question Help with finishing Denon and Klipsch 7.2 Dolby Atmos Setup

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I have an older Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 with an older Klipsch Reference R-25C center channel and R-12SW sub and really old, cheap Yamaha speakers ha. I would like to upgrade the Yamaha surround sound speakers and add side speakers. What would match best with my current receiver and Klipsch speakers to build a 7.1 or 7.2 setup?

If some other brand pairs well with Klipsch, that would be great as well!

Thanks for any input!

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Bump, this would be to achieve Dolby Atmos 7.2 surround sound eventually. Maybe a bit at a time, second sub would be last.
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Hello,

I have an older Denon AVR-X2300W 7.2 with an older Klipsch Reference R-25C center channel and R-12SW sub and really old, cheap Yamaha speakers ha. I would like to upgrade the surround sound speakers. What would match best with my current receiver and Klipsch speakers to build a 7.1 or 7.2 setup?

Thanks for any input!
What are you looking to upgrade? FL/FR? Surround channels?
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Looking to upgrade all left and right front, rear, and side speakers. I only have the center speaker and sub currently, the rest is all old and cheap Yamaha speakers.
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This line of DCM speakers are pretty good and priced right.

https://pricedrightsales.com/product...lf-and-2-tower
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This line of DCM speakers are pretty good and priced right.

https://pricedrightsales.com/product...lf-and-2-tower
Never heard of them... From research it seems they're not as good as when the company originally opened since it was bought out. Very limited reviews too from what I can find quickly.
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Never heard of them... From research it seems they're not as good as when the company originally opened since it was bought out. Very limited reviews too from what I can find quickly.
Here is one person who recently received them after having some Polks.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/122-g...l#post58905368

Lots of discussion and positive comments on this thread.
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post58918898

This is the bit better model TFE100's
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...right-now.html
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Looking to upgrade all left and right front, rear, and side speakers. I only have the center speaker and sub currently, the rest is all old and cheap Yamaha speakers.
If you liked the R series from years ago the newer Klipsch RP series is light years ahead.

There is no such thing as 7.2 Atmos.

The more common variations are 5.1.2 and 7.1., 5.2.2 and 7.2.2.

First number is the number of base layer speaker less than half way up the wall, center number is sub(s) third number is Atmos speakers.

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Looking to upgrade all left and right front, rear, and side speakers. I only have the center speaker and sub currently, the rest is all old and cheap Yamaha speakers.
If you liked the R series from years ago the newer Klipsch RP series is light years ahead.

There is no such thing as 7.2 Atmos.

The more common variations are 5.1.2 and 7.1., 5.2.2 and 7.2.2.

First number is the number of base layer speaker less than half way up the wall, center number is sub(s) third number is Atmos speakers.
Oh okay, well 7.1 works for me! So you suggest to pair my two current Klipsch speakers with front, side and rear RP series? I'm up for whatever pairs well, even if a different brand.
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Oh okay, well 7.1 works for me! So you suggest to pair my two current Klipsch speakers with front, side and rear RP series? I'm up for whatever pairs well, even if a different brand.
I would think the RP would pair best but right now while the iron is hot I'd replace the sub as the PB12 can be had for a VERY short time for $500.

Here it is compared to the PB1000 which is regularly $500; you are getting much more bang for your $500 than any other time during the year and it is a massively better sub than what you have now.

https://www.svsound.com/products/pb1...hoCb_EQAvD_BwE

5 years 300watts =15w19h20d= 46 lbs 10" [18hz] $499 SVS PB1000, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)

5 years 400watts =17w21hx22d= 66 lbs 12" [19hz] $500 SVS PB12 NSD, (extension from Sound & Vision Review)

Last year at this time they were selling the PB12 for $549.
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I may actually go with the ELAC lineup, as they have a good sale right now and I'm on a bit of a budget ($1200 with sub for just 5.1 for now). I also will probably be upgrading my sub to the SVS PB12.
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Bumping this up. Now I'm considering Paradigm, HSU Hybrid 3 package, or Emotiva (Emotiva as an affect cost saving option). My sub will be SVS or HSU for sure.
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Bumping this up. Now I'm considering Paradigm, HSU Hybrid 3 package, or Emotiva (Emotiva as an affect cost saving option). My sub will be SVS or HSU for sure.
I would expect the Paradigm to have the most forward/aggressive sound with the possibility of a little treble sharpness, the Emotiva being neutral, and the Hsu HB-1 being slightly warm (or the Hsu CCB-8 being similarly forward/aggressive like the Paradigm). Which one you'll prefer is all a matter of personal taste and individual room acoustics.

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That is very helpful, thank you! Now I just wish I knew which sound I liked most, since I'm new to home theater. I'm unsure about ELAC after listing to them and the cheaper Klipsch I'm not fond of really.

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Bumping this up. Now I'm considering Paradigm, HSU Hybrid 3 package, or Emotiva (Emotiva as an affect cost saving option). My sub will be SVS or HSU for sure.
I would expect the Paradigm to have the most forward/aggressive sound with the possibility of a little treble sharpness, the Emotiva being neutral, and the Hsu HB-1 being slightly warm (or the Hsu CCB-8 being similarly forward/aggressive like the Paradigm). Which one you'll prefer is all a matter of personal taste and individual room acoustics.
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That is very helpful, thank you! Now I just wish I knew which sound I liked most, since I'm new to home theater. I'm unsure about ELAC after listing to them and the cheaper Klipsch I'm not fond of really.
If you are buying unheard, the Emotiva B1s (or T-Zero if you prefer towers) would be a very safe choice.

Two other very safe choices if you're looking for bookshelves would be the Ascend 170SE and Chane A1.5 for your front L/R, around $300-325.

There's also the NHT SuperOnes for your L/R, $260/pair:
https://www.amazon.com/NHT-SuperOne-...dp/B00LJX4HCY/

For your rear and side surrounds, these would be fine, $280 for all 4:
https://www.amazon.com/NHT-SuperZero...dp/B00CKNOYWK/

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So we were able to hear the Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F with the wife and we really liked them. Much more than the cheaper Klipsch series and ELAC speakers. Also heard SVS Prime Tower speakers, which were close to Paradigm in sound, but $500 each vs $374 each. I wasn't too sure what it was about Paradigm, but my wife swore it sounded better regardless of price.

We also heard the SVS PB-2000 and decided we will put a deposit on that Monday to hold it for the $559 price of their last demo model (since the Pro is out now for $800). Figured $59 increase vs the PB12-NSD for $500 was worth the upgrade!
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So we were able to hear the Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F with the wife and we really liked them. Much more than the cheaper Klipsch series and ELAC speakers. Also heard SVS Prime Tower speakers, which were close to Paradigm in sound, but $500 each vs $374 each. I wasn't too sure what it was about Paradigm, but my wife swore it sounded better regardless of price.

We also heard the SVS PB-2000 and decided we will put a deposit on that Monday to hold it for the $559 price of their last demo model (since the Pro is out now for $800). Figured $59 increase vs the PB12-NSD for $500 was worth the upgrade!
Excellent.

Looking forward to your opinion on the sound once installed at home.

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