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What speakers do I keep for my theater?

I am getting ready to finish my basement and build out a dedicated theater room with two rows of seating. The second row will be on a platform. Dimensions of the room will be roughly 21.5' x 13' with an 8.5' ceiling. I am trying to figure out which speakers that I currently own I am going to build the system with. I will need to add speakers to the system unless I use a hodgepodge of them. I plan on doing a 7.1.4 system with a projector. 90% of the use will be watching movies/tv.

What I need help with is determining which speakers I utilize and add to. I know I will need to get ceiling speakers for the heights, but just curious on your thoughts. I plan to run a processor and amps as well so power shouldn't be an issue.

Speakers I currently have that are available for the theater.

KEF
2 - Q350
1 - Q650c
2 - Kube 12b subs
2 - Q500
2 - Q5
2 - Q1
1 - Q9c

B&W
2 - 704 s1
2 - CDM SNT
1 - HTM7
2 - DS6

Klipsch
2 - Chorus II
1 - RW10d sub
1 - R10SWi sub

Thank you in advance for your input
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What speakers do I keep for my theater?
IMO:
- For the LCR, keep the ones that sound best to you.
- For all other speakers, keep the ones that are the best overall fit to the LCR and to the available space.
- For subwoofers, get two (or more) of something better.
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What speakers do I keep for my theater?
IMO:
- For the LCR, keep the ones that sound best to you.
- For all other speakers, keep the ones that are the best overall compromise (best overall sound, best fit to space, best integration with LCR, etc.).
- For subwoofers, get two (or more) of something better.
Thank you for the reply. Is timber matching not much of a thing for side, rear and height speakers? The front I would imagine it being pretty important, but never gave much thought to the rest.
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Timber matching matters most up front, where the bulk of the audio content is handled.
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Timber matching matters most up front, where the bulk of the audio content is handled.
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i am getting ready to finish my basement and build out a dedicated theater room with two rows of seating. The second row will be on a platform. Dimensions of the room will be roughly 21.5' x 13' with an 8.5' ceiling. I am trying to figure out which speakers that i currently own i am going to build the system with. I will need to add speakers to the system unless i use a hodgepodge of them. I plan on doing a 7.1.4 system with a projector. 90% of the use will be watching movies/tv.

What i need help with is determining which speakers i utilize and add to. I know i will need to get ceiling speakers for the heights, but just curious on your thoughts. I plan to run a processor and amps as well so power shouldn't be an issue.

Speakers i currently have that are available for the theater.

Kef
2 - q350
1 - q650c
2 - kube 12b subs
2 - q500
2 - q5
2 - q1
1 - q9c

b&w
2 - 704 s1
2 - cdm snt
1 - htm7
2 - ds6

klipsch
2 - chorus ii
1 - rw10d sub
1 - r10swi sub

thank you in advance for your input
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Thanks for the reply. Just curious is there any specific reasoning?
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Thanks for the reply. Just curious is there any specific reasoning?
I think they're arguably the better speakers. Plus, it looks like you'd have the least amount of adding to/replacing if you have all of those that are listed.

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Thanks for the reply. Just curious is there any specific reasoning?
Kef image very well, project a wide soundstage, and have excellent detail and clarity. Kef is also known to have excellent off axis performance which can be advantageous if you have listeners sitting off center. They will also perform quite well musically.

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Tough choice. All are worthy. If I had a gun to my head.....Kef.

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Klipsch
2 - Chorus II
1 - RW10d sub
1 - R10SWi sub

Thank you in advance for your input
USE the Chorus and a sub in the critical 2 channel music listening room!




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Use the KEF speakers. They are great.

Get some 12" ported subs from HSU Research, Rythmik Audio, or SVS. You'll appreciate the difference over the ones you have.
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What do you have...a speaker warehouse?
A others have said, I would pick the set you enjoy the most. If you like abit dynamic and forward, the Kefs or Klipsch would be the choice. If you prefer neutral and accurate, the B&W would be great..
And again, as others have said...you got lot of good speaker choice, but you are lacking in good sub choices! Ditch the Klipsch subs, IMHO, at the very least!

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What do you have...a speaker warehouse?
Have you looked at your own forum signature?
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Have you looked at your own forum signature?
Guilty as charged, but that doesn't make it right! Yes, I got two 5.1 systems and a 2.0 and a closet full of misc old speakers/sub.

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