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Front Stage Advice replacing Klipsch

Was looking for a bit of advice before making an upgrade to my Klipsch front stage. I currently have Klipsch RF-82 ii's and an RC-62 ii center that I am planning on upgrading. My surrounds are Klipsch RS-52 ii x 2 and RP-250S x 2 and subs are Klipsch R-115SW x 2. I am planning on buying Outlaw Monoblock 2200 amps x 3 and have a Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 receiver and plan on using the pre-amp output for my fronts and center.

Was planning on buying the RF-7 iii floorstanding speakers and RC-64 iii center, as they are the obvious upgrade choice and I do like the Klipsch sound, but feel like if I am spending 5K or more then I should at least consider other options. Also, while the Klipsch are OK to look at, there are more aesthetically pleasing options out there in my opinion, and I would be willing to spend a few thousand more if the sound and look of the speakers was better.

My questions are mostly general, as I know that I need to audition any high end speakers before buying them. Mainly, should I stick with Klipsch for front and center if I don't plan on upgrading my surrounds and subs? Should I only buy more expensive upgrades if I listen to a lot of music? (I use my speakers for roughly 80 percent home theater) Do I need to match my amplifier to the speakers that I buy (should I hold off on purchasing the Monoblocks)? What brands should I consider if I was looking in the 5-10K range for fronts and a matching center?
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Power Sound Audio (PSA) might be a good company to check for replacing the Klipsch.

See their official thread with some comparisons on Klipsh and PSA.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post58924622
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post58928306
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-sp...l#post58941292
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Was looking for a bit of advice before making an upgrade to my Klipsch front stage. I currently have Klipsch RF-82 ii's and an RC-62 ii center that I am planning on upgrading. My surrounds are Klipsch RS-52 ii x 2 and RP-250S x 2 and subs are Klipsch R-115SW x 2. I am planning on buying Outlaw Monoblock 2200 amps x 3 and have a Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A3080 receiver and plan on using the pre-amp output for my fronts and center.

Was planning on buying the RF-7 iii floorstanding speakers and RC-64 iii center, as they are the obvious upgrade choice and I do like the Klipsch sound, but feel like if I am spending 5K or more then I should at least consider other options. Also, while the Klipsch are OK to look at, there are more aesthetically pleasing options out there in my opinion, and I would be willing to spend a few thousand more if the sound and look of the speakers was better.

My questions are mostly general, as I know that I need to audition any high end speakers before buying them. Mainly, should I stick with Klipsch for front and center if I don't plan on upgrading my surrounds and subs? Should I only buy more expensive upgrades if I listen to a lot of music? (I use my speakers for roughly 80 percent home theater) Do I need to match my amplifier to the speakers that I buy (should I hold off on purchasing the Monoblocks)? What brands should I consider if I was looking in the 5-10K range for fronts and a matching center?
Add JTR to your list with that type of budget.

http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio.html

Just noticed, they are coming out with some "budget" $2000/pair models soon.
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Another one to look at is JTR, they are a more expensive but very highly rated.

http://jtrspeakers.com/home-audio.html

Oh and with PSA or JTR you could probably do just fine with just your 3080 AVR as both are very efficient.

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The OP has asked for aesthetically pleasing options. I'm not sure the PSA or JTR qualify, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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I upgraded from Klipsch RP to PSA speakers and subs...im extremely happy. Check out JTR as well. Function over form IMHO.
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I directly auditioned the RF-7iii, Kef R900, and Paradigm Prestige 85F.


I bought the Paradigms...
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The OP has asked for aesthetically pleasing options. I'm not sure the PSA or JTR qualify, but I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Yeah I couldn't have them in my room but if you are used to the sheer dynamics of the Klipsch RF series they are worth considering.

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