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post #31 of 40 Old 01-12-2020, 04:26 PM
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I’ve been thinking very seriously on the Klipsch RP-440c
I would avoid anything with 4" woofers.

Minimum 5.25" woofers, or 6.5" ...

This is what I'd get for $400, if you can wait for it to come back in stock.
https://emotiva.com/collections/loud.../airmotiv-c2-1

If you don't want to wait, its smaller brother the C1.

The Chane A2.4 is also an excellent center and is surprisingly low profile despite having 5.25" woofers.

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Went and listened to the Klipsch RP-450C and RP-6000F speakers today and was very impressed. Really enjoyed the clarity and crispness. Really interested in this setup but it'd cost a pretty penny. Trying to find an alternative or maybe last seasons models on discount.

L/R Klipsch RP-260f Center Klipsch RP-450c, Surrounds Bic American 62si Sub SVS PB12-nds Receiver Onkyo TX-nr686
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I’ve been thinking very seriously on the Klipsch RP-440c
Why not, it will be nice and low in height and have the same driver area as a center with dual 5.6" main drivers.

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Listened to ELACs today. Honestly not impressed. Did score a deal on an Onkyo TX-nr686 for $185 on close out. Wasn’t planning to buy a receiver but figured for $185 to step up to a 7.2 thx receiver that supports Atmos would be a huge step up from my Yamaha RX-V373

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Went and listened to the Klipsch RP-450C and RP-6000F speakers today and was very impressed. Really enjoyed the clarity and crispness. Really interested in this setup but it'd cost a pretty penny. Trying to find an alternative or maybe last seasons models on discount.
Just get two pairs of these RP160 for $725 (use the 3rd one as your center).
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ZWeYVr...60M-Ebony.html

Your PB12 makes towers unnecessary.

If you want to improve things even more, add a second PB12 to get a little extra headroom and more even frequency response.

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Just get two pairs of these RP160 for $725 (use the 3rd one as your center).
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ZWeYVr...60M-Ebony.html

Your PB12 makes towers unnecessary.

If you want to improve things even more, add a second PB12 to get a little extra headroom and more even frequency response.
Think I'd be ok with just bookshelves sitting 13' from the speakers?

My sub came in today. Gonna hook everything up to the new receiver tonight with the new sub and see how it all sounds. I'm crossing my fingers after a beefier sub and a receiver pushing more power that I'll be satisfied.

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Think I'd be ok with just bookshelves sitting 13' from the speakers?
Unless you're trying to blow out your eardrums, yes. The RP160 are fairly high sensitivity.

If you want to be 100% sure, get 3 x Ascend 340SE .... these are dual-woofer bookshelves with high sensitivity, giving you the room-filling capacity of towers w/o the bulk and expense of towers.

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My sub came in today. Gonna hook everything up to the new receiver tonight with the new sub and see how it all sounds. I'm crossing my fingers after a beefier sub and a receiver pushing more power that I'll be satisfied.
Manually setting your speakers all on "small" and crossover at 80Hz should yield a big improvement, with the PB12 added.

If not, I'd start by upgrading just the center first.

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Found a pair of RP-250f speakers never opened for $375. Feel like that’s a screaming deal but not sure about the 5.25 woofers.
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Found a pair of RP-250f speakers never opened for $375. Feel like that’s a screaming deal but not sure about the 5.25 woofers.
Assuming you like the sound of the RP line, many do, that is a great deal.

Dual 5.25" main drivers have greater cone area than a single 7" main driver as in my towers.

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