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SKS-HT870 vs Klipsch Setup

Hello all,

I currently have a SKS-HT870 set that came with my HTIB setup years ago, since then the receiver that has came with it died, and we moved to a new house.

I purchased a Onkyo TR-NR575 to replace the dead receiver and the kit speakers just don't seem to be filling the room. The Room is 18' deep and 20.5' wide. I project onto one of the 20.5' walls, and end up with about a 120" screen.

So with all the back story out of the way, I found a deal for a set of 2 Klipsch R-610F, pair of Klipsch R-41M Bookshelf Speakers, Klipsch R-52C Center Channel Speaker, Klipsch R-100SW 300W Subwoofer.

My main reservation about this system is the R-610f, with only a single driver will they be big enough to fill my room, my current L/R have 2 3 1/4" drivers?

Thanks for the help.
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Hello all,

I currently have a SKS-HT870 set that came with my HTIB setup years ago, since then the receiver that has came with it died, and we moved to a new house.

I purchased a Onkyo TR-NR575 to replace the dead receiver and the kit speakers just don't seem to be filling the room. The Room is 18' deep and 20.5' wide. I project onto one of the 20.5' walls, and end up with about a 120" screen.

So with all the back story out of the way, I found a deal for a set of 2 Klipsch R-610F, pair of Klipsch R-41M Bookshelf Speakers, Klipsch R-52C Center Channel Speaker, Klipsch R-100SW 300W Subwoofer.

My main reservation about this system is the R-610f, with only a single driver will they be big enough to fill my room, my current L/R have 2 3 1/4" drivers?

Thanks for the help.
Two 3.25" drivers have a cone area of about 15.5 sq/in, a single 6.5" main driver has a cone area of 33.2 sq/in.

Assuming you like the sound of the speakers they should play far louder than your current setup.

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the sensitivity of those Onkyo speakers is 79.5db which is very low.

the sensitivity of the Klipsch R41M is 90db. The sensitivity of the R-610F is 94db They will sound much much louder at the same volume levels.

also a 6.5" mid bass driver will play deeper and sound fuller than dual 3.25" drivers. It's not even a close comparison.

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I found a deal for a set of 2 Klipsch R-610F, pair of Klipsch R-41M Bookshelf Speakers, Klipsch R-52C Center Channel Speaker, Klipsch R-100SW 300W Subwoofer.
ok, let's cut to the chase how much of a deal?

In other words, what is the total maximum budget you are willing to spend for a new setup?

Folks can give you much more useful advice knowing that key piece of information.

Off the top of my head, I can tell you that if you're on a limited budget, just keep the mains from your old Onkyo system for use as surrounds, and put the bulk of your budget into the front 3 speakers. If HT/TV is your main usage not music, then focus on the CENTER speaker since that's what does 70-80% of the output.

But again, we need a concrete number to work with.

~ Are you a "geek hobbyist" obsessed with squeezing out that last 5-10% improvement? The economy will thank you...especially the Chinese one. Or are you more of a get-set-and-forget "casual user" who simply wants to increase your enjoyment of movies, TV and gaming? Relax, HT isn't rocket science, nor does it have to cost an arm and a leg---especially if you ignore the aforementioned vocal minority. And remember to smile...it's just a silly hobby, after all. :)
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$700 for all of it.


I had been looking at a nice center channel, then I stumbled on this deal.
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$700 for all of it.
I had been looking at a nice center channel, then I stumbled on this deal.
I'd get 3 x Ascend 170SE for your front, go with their claimed "B-stock" (most likely just surplus A-stock) for $378:
http://www.ascendacoustics.com/Merch...ry_Code=BSTOCK

And then get the best subwoofer you can afford...if you can up your budget to this one it would be a worthwhile long term investment:
https://www.svsound.com/products/pb12-nsd

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$700 for all of it.


I had been looking at a nice center channel, then I stumbled on this deal.
For 5.1 the two most important speakers are the center and the subwoofer and the subwoofer in your deal is not a "great" Home Theater sub at 150 watts RMS, 10" and 32hz extension.

Consider this center along with the subwoofer Zorba linked.

A hair above your total budget but the center and sub are head and shoulders better than the speakers in your deal.


https://hifiheaven.net/shop/Klipsch-...-Speaker-Ebony

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