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post #48601 of 58049 Old 03-12-2016, 10:19 PM
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Hi mpirnat,

Thanks for the advice. I have received the pricing from the Klipsch dealer and 280FA are definitely out of my budget. Below are the pricing details.

RP-260F £ 899 (Pair)
RP-440C £ 399
RP-250S £ 699 (Pair)
R-112SW £ 599

All above in stock with Klipsch Europe

RP-280FA £ 2299 (Pair)
RP-450C £ 499
RP-250S £ 699 (Pair)
R-115SW £ 799

I have requested the dealer to provide me the pricing for Rp-280F (without Atmos). I may get the add-on unit later on.
However there are a couple of problems in going the Klipsch route :
1. Since there is no retailer atm for Klipsch, I would have to go via dealer. Hence there won't be any subsidised rate or discounts on these.
2. Again since no retailer, I can't test the setup. Neither can I return the products once purchased.

I am still awaiting response from the dealer whether there is any way I can test these speakers and have a return guarantee within 14 days or 30 days .

If not, I may go the route of another speaker system.

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You may want to consider non-Klipsch subwoofers, or holding off on a sub since you can always get one later. I have the previous generation SW-112 and it's okay but I definitely feel like I'm missing out on the low end. It's not bad, but for the price it could be better. I haven't heard the new ones though--people seem to like the new 115s.

If you prefer direct radiating speakers for surrounds, you could probably save money with something like the 160.

You might also consider (as it sounds like you are) the non-Atmos 280Fs as there isn't a lot of Atmos material yet. But it Atmos is something that excites you, it may be worth delaying your purchase until you've put away enough money to fund them, or holding off on buying a center for awhile. I've been experimenting a lot lately with just 2.0 or 2.1 lately and finding out how good my 82IIs can be by themselves; I'm shocked how little I miss the center when I've tried it.

Not buying the whole thing at once might serve you well anyway--it would limit your upfront financial risk, and if you decide you don't like how Klipsch stuff sounds, it may be easier to return or sell off a few speakers instead of a whole system. And if you do like it, then you have plenty of treats to look forward to! :-)
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there is nothing wrong with the 112's, they just wont move as much air or go as deep as a 115. Besides, at sub $200 pricing from newegg, how can you go wrong...

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If your budget allows it I would go with the RP280FS. I have a Yamaha RX-A700 with 4X RP280FS , RP450C and Polk monitor 70s ii and I am very happy with the way it sounds.

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surprised to hear someone else is running m70's as surrounds... i for one am amazed at the difference surrounds with a low end makes, ill never run 'regular' bookshelf style surrounds again ;P
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there is nothing wrong with the 112's, they just wont move as much air or go as deep as a 115. Besides, at sub $200 pricing from newegg, how can you go wrong...


He is talking about the new R112sw($500 each). From what I have read about the current line of subs, they are much better than the previous lines. I own 2 of them but have never heard the older ones to make a direct comparison.

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surprised to hear someone else is running m70's as surrounds... i for one am amazed at the difference surrounds with a low end makes, ill never run 'regular' bookshelf style surrounds again ;P
Yes they used to be my L/R front stage in my first HT. I too was very surprised at how much better it sounded. Eventually I would like to get one more set of RP280fs as rear surrounds to finish my current system. Just not sure if it would make a big enough difference compared to the monitor 70s that are currently there.

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running m70's as surrounds... i for one am amazed at the difference surrounds with a low end makes, ill never run 'regular' bookshelf style surrounds again ;P
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Yes they used to be my L/R front stage in my first HT. I too was very surprised at how much better it sounded.
I'm seeing more folks running floor standers over bookshelves as surrounds recently...and suspect it's a product of upgrading L&R's rather than by initial design. A few questions: (1) are they being used as side or rear surrounds? and (2) what are the surrounds crossed at? and (3) can you describe in more detail what "sounds better" means? Thanks in advance!
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Yes the monitor 70s have moved from my front L/R to side surround L/R to finally the rear surrounds. They are being used as rear surrounds. I am running 6 towers in my 7.1 setup. My whole system is crossed at 80hz and I'm running a RA Gamma 18 sub for bass. When I have moved the Monitor 70s to each position it has been an upgrade over the previous speaker which is why eventually I will have X6 RP280FS. I feel like there is more sound and detail coming out of the towers as opposed to the bookshelf's. I would say the biggest difference with the last upgrade was I felt like I was engulfed in 360 degree sound it was coming from everywhere and I was hooked. Now the bookshelf's weren't as nice as the towers either so I'm sure if I had nicer bookshelf's it probably wouldn't be much if any difference. Keep in mind this is to my ears, in my room with my current setup. Others may feel differently about using towers in there setup. If you have towers in your system I would try them as surrounds and see what you think!

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30-60 centimeters above your ears.
in principle I agree with you, but on the other hand, if all the time to sit and watch a movie, then maybe it makes sense to raise them to the level of the head, when a man stands - or because of this sound image at seated man "will be not so volume" ?
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You want to hear the speaker while sitting down. It's not effective to have the sound going over your head, as speakers only have a finite area that it can be heard efficiently.
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I'm seeing more folks running floor standers over bookshelves as surrounds recently...and suspect it's a product of upgrading L&R's rather than by initial design. A few questions: (1) are they being used as side or rear surrounds? and (2) what are the surrounds crossed at? and (3) can you describe in more detail what "sounds better" means? Thanks in advance!
I use my rf82iis as side surrounds. I did move them from mains duty when I purchased my rf83s. Prior to that I had twin rc62iis as surrounds, and way back before that I had synergy f30s as surrounds. Towers as surrounds to me just sound bigger. I usually have the xover set to 80hz but my mains and surrounds can easily reach 40hz. Even with 80hz xover the towers sound bigger, fuller than the rc62iis did. I have been contemplating replacing the 82s with a new set of rp280f but they are still fairly expensive.
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You want to hear the speaker while sitting down. It's not effective to have the sound going over your head, as speakers only have a finite area that it can be heard efficiently.
I remind you that it is a 250S placed on the rear wall.
at the level of the ears - I think uncorrectly due to the fact that the sound would
divert from the image, and the main purpose of surround/back is the pseudo-volume ...
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I use my rf82iis as side surrounds. I did move them from mains duty when I purchased my rf83s. Prior to that I had twin rc62iis as surrounds, and way back before that I had synergy f30s as surrounds. Towers as surrounds to me just sound bigger. I usually have the xover set to 80hz but my mains and surrounds can easily reach 40hz. Even with 80hz xover the towers sound bigger, fuller than the rc62iis did. I have been contemplating replacing the 82s with a new set of rp280f but they are still fairly expensive.
I replaced my RF-82II's with the RF-7II's. Because of placement issues, it never occurred to me to try the 82's as side or rear surrounds. Based on yours and others experiences, I regret at least not having tried them as surrounds before selling them even though they would not have fit properly in my environment. Thanks for sharing.
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Hi everyone just joined in at the avs forum.
Here's is my current project dolby atmos klipsch speakers.


Now at the moment:
2x 280F
1x 115SW
Bose center speaker.


I want to expand it to a 5.1.4 setup dolby atmos setup.
Currently thinking about the 2x 280FA for the front and switch the 280F to the back.
For a receiver i want to go for the Marantz 7010.
What do you guys think i have to go for with the missing components, is there cheaper way to go?




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I remind you that it is a 250S placed on the rear wall.
at the level of the ears - I think uncorrectly due to the fact that the sound would
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I have RS-62 II's mounted 2 feet above my ears while seated. On this Forum, we usually recommend 1-2 feet above the ears while seated.

If you know so much about speaker placement, why even ask a question that you already know the answer?
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Yes they used to be my L/R front stage in my first HT. I too was very surprised at how much better it sounded. Eventually I would like to get one more set of RP280fs as rear surrounds to finish my current system. Just not sure if it would make a big enough difference compared to the monitor 70s that are currently there.

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I'm seeing more folks running floor standers over bookshelves as surrounds recently...and suspect it's a product of upgrading L&R's rather than by initial design. A few questions: (1) are they being used as side or rear surrounds? and (2) what are the surrounds crossed at? and (3) can you describe in more detail what "sounds better" means? Thanks in advance!
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Yes the monitor 70s have moved from my front L/R to side surround L/R to finally the rear surrounds. They are being used as rear surrounds. I am running 6 towers in my 7.1 setup. My whole system is crossed at 80hz and I'm running a RA Gamma 18 sub for bass. When I have moved the Monitor 70s to each position it has been an upgrade over the previous speaker which is why eventually I will have X6 RP280FS. I feel like there is more sound and detail coming out of the towers as opposed to the bookshelf's. I would say the biggest difference with the last upgrade was I felt like I was engulfed in 360 degree sound it was coming from everywhere and I was hooked. Now the bookshelf's weren't as nice as the towers either so I'm sure if I had nicer bookshelf's it probably wouldn't be much if any difference. Keep in mind this is to my ears, in my room with my current setup. Others may feel differently about using towers in there setup. If you have towers in your system I would try them as surrounds and see what you think!

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Exactly my situation as well. My M70's went from L/R to Rear Surrounds when I upgraded to RF-7's. I couldnt afford to get the Klipsch reference surrounds at the same time so I switched between my Polk Monitor 40's, to some Pioneer SP-FS52 towers(had these in the basement), to just moving the M70's back there.

The first movie we watched the wife and I were literally jumping every time there was low end freq coming from behind us, something we had never experienced before. Any door knock on the surround track and we found ourselves thinking someone MUST be knocking on our garage door.

It truly does help to create the 'bubble'. I have 4 overhead 5800's and a 5.1 system setup. I do not, nor do I plan to use side surrounds in my current room, so I cant speak to that comparison.

Edit: I have all of my speakers set to 40hz crossover (what audyssey set them as), accept for my overheads set at 60hz. I know the recommendation is 80hz, but I am trying this out for now. Audyssey ensures my PB-13 ultra plays up to 120hz so its still a house shaker

Towers for the rears... never going back.
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I have a pair of RP-250s for my Side Surrounds, and I've been looking for speaker mounts that fit into the threading on the back of the speakers towards the bottom. When I stopped by HH Gregg to pickup my Samsung UHD Blu ray player, they had some made by omni mounts, but the threading was too small and they only supported 5 pounds (I'm pretty sure these 250s are more than 5 pounds). Does anyone have any suggestions where I can find some speaker mounts that fit these so I can mount them on the walls?

Also, I can't find what size the threading in the speakers are. I've looked everywhere, including the Klipsch site, but nowhere lists this information. Does anyone know what size threading they have? I've been searching for speaker mounts for the RP-250s, but I think if I knew what size threading they took, I could probably search using this information and might have more luck. I can't hang the speakers on the wall because I have banana plugs hooked up to all my speaker cable, which prevent the 250s from sitting flush against the wall. If anyone has some suggestions for speaker mounts or know the size threading, I would greatly appreciate your input. Thanks!

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I have RS-62 II's mounted 2 feet above my ears while seated. On this Forum, we usually recommend 1-2 feet above the ears while seated.

If you know so much about speaker placement, why even ask a question that you already know the answer?
because the situation is a bit unusual , as surround speakers are hung on the rear wall , not on the left and right , and because of the design features of the dipoles in the 250s

I did not try as it is to challenge what you're saying , I just express thoughts

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It truly does help to create the 'bubble'. I have 4 overhead 5800's and a 5.1 system setup. I do not, nor do I plan to use side surrounds in my current room, so I cant speak to that comparison.
Truly sounds like (no pun intended) having towers for surrounds increases/improves immersive qualities. BTW: How are the 5800's working out for you...I assume TF and TR for Atmos duty? I'm currently using 8" MICCA's for Atmos and they seem more than adequate so far. If an upgrade is needed, I would replace them with the 5800's. Thanks for your thoughts.

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Truly sounds like (no pun intended) having towers for surrounds increases/improves immersive qualities. BTW: How are the 5800's working out for you...I assume TF and TR for Atmos duty? I'm currently using 8" MICCA's for Atmos and they seem more than adequate so far. If an upgrade is needed, I would replace them with the 5800's. Thanks for your thoughts.
I like my 5800's. They are for atmos/dts:x usage. If I had to give a recommendation I would say they are a bit overkill. What I would not give up is the ability to angle the tweeters and rotate the woofer/angle. Not sure if the 2800's can do that.

I have had nothing but good experiences from them, but with the limited amount of atmos/dts:x I am not inclined to say 'go for it!' just yet. I will however say I think they are just too high on the price point for what seems to be little utilization by current atmos/dts:x tracks. But again, its a little early in the game to make a decision.

I assume you like your micca set? 8" of any type seems to be the way to go.

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Hi everyone just joined in at the avs forum.
Here's is my current project dolby atmos klipsch speakers.


Now at the moment:
2x 280F
1x 115SW
Bose center speaker.


I want to expand it to a 5.1.4 setup dolby atmos setup.
Currently thinking about the 2x 280FA for the front and switch the 280F to the back.
For a receiver i want to go for the Marantz 7010.
What do you guys think i have to go for with the missing components, is there cheaper way to go?




What do you guys think?
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I like my 5800's. They are for atmos/dts:x usage. If I had to give a recommendation I would say they are a bit overkill. What I would not give up is the ability to angle the tweeters and rotate the woofer/angle. Not sure if the 2800's can do that.

I have had nothing but good experiences from them, but with the limited amount of atmos/dts:x I am not inclined to say 'go for it!' just yet. I will however say I think they are just too high on the price point for what seems to be little utilization by current atmos/dts:x tracks. But again, its a little early in the game to make a decision.

I assume you like your micca set? 8" of any type seems to be the way to go.
Appreciate the feedback on the 5800's. The MICCA's have been working well for me...no noticeable weaknesses. They are only $40 each from Amazon and my intent was just to experiment with FR, dispersion characteristics, and physical placement until I fully understood Atmos demands and requirements. To my surprise, they've performed well with all the Atmos blurays and demo disc material I've thrown at them. But, as you suggest, 3D sound (Atmos, DTS:X, Auro) is still pretty much in its infancy. As the studios and their sound mixers gain traction/momentum, no doubt greater demand will be placed on height speakers. Thanks again!

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because the situation is a bit unusual , as surround speakers are hung on the rear wall , not on the left and right , and because of the design features of the dipoles in the 250s

I did not try as it is to challenge what you're saying , I just express thoughts
My surround speakers are basically designed like yours. Mine are mounted on the rear wall. Situation is the same as mine.
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You may want to consider non-Klipsch subwoofers, or holding off on a sub since you can always get one later. I have the previous generation SW-112 and it's okay but I definitely feel like I'm missing out on the low end. It's not bad, but for the price it could be better. I haven't heard the new ones though--people seem to like the new 115s.

If you prefer direct radiating speakers for surrounds, you could probably save money with something like the 160.

You might also consider (as it sounds like you are) the non-Atmos 280Fs as there isn't a lot of Atmos material yet. But it Atmos is something that excites you, it may be worth delaying your purchase until you've put away enough money to fund them, or holding off on buying a center for awhile. I've been experimenting a lot lately with just 2.0 or 2.1 lately and finding out how good my 82IIs can be by themselves; I'm shocked how little I miss the center when I've tried it.

Not buying the whole thing at once might serve you well anyway--it would limit your upfront financial risk, and if you decide you don't like how Klipsch stuff sounds, it may be easier to return or sell off a few speakers instead of a whole system. And if you do like it, then you have plenty of treats to look forward to! :-)
Again thanks mpirnat for your inputs.

I have received a quote for the Klipsch RP-280F(can't afford dolby atmos) which is £1199.00 for a pair. A good price I feel for the top of the range.
However, there are a couple of hindrances.

1. Like I said before, the guy is a dealer and not a reseller. Hence he won't take back the stuff once sold unless faulty. Nor can I try the system.
2. I won't be able to negotiate much again coz he is a dealer.

The first seems to be a deal breaker for me. Hence I am looking at other brands now, namely KEF.

The reason why I am choosing Klipsch or KEF is coz I want to be able to extend my system to dolby atmos. Both these brands have the add-on facility to the speakers.

Question - Pardon my naivity, but can the Yamaha receiver support 4 dolby atmos add-on speakers should I want in the future ? How do I know this ?

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Again thanks mpirnat for your inputs.

I have received a quote for the Klipsch RP-280F(can't afford dolby atmos) which is £1199.00 for a pair. A good price I feel for the top of the range.
However, there are a couple of hindrances.

1. Like I said before, the guy is a dealer and not a reseller. Hence he won't take back the stuff once sold unless faulty. Nor can I try the system.
2. I won't be able to negotiate much again coz he is a dealer.

The first seems to be a deal breaker for me. Hence I am looking at other brands now, namely KEF.

The reason why I am choosing Klipsch or KEF is coz I want to be able to extend my system to dolby atmos. Both these brands have the add-on facility to the speakers.

Question - Pardon my naivity, but can the Yamaha receiver support 4 dolby atmos add-on speakers should I want in the future ? How do I know this ?

Thanks,
Nikhil Handa
Totally understand your trepidation with not being able to return unless the speakers are outright faulty. All I can offer is that I am really enjoying my RF82IIs and that I've only heard positive things about the 280F. But you should do what you're comfortable with, regardless of what brand you choose.

It looks like that receiver supports a few different options for Atmos but unfortunately their site is lousy on my phone so I can't blow up their diagram to see it better. It's a 9.2, though, so I'm guessing that you'd have to decide if you want the overhead Atmos channels vs. say front heights or rear surrounds (so, using the AVR software to choose 9.2 vs 7.2.2 vs. 5.2.4 or whatever). Can't tell if it would do 4 channels overhead, it might just do 2.

Speaking of overheads... Are you mainly interested in Klipsch and KEF for the up-firing modules to bounce sound off the ceiling? Would you consider an in-wall or ceiling-mounted speaker? That might give you more brand flexibility.

Whatever you pick, good luck and I hope you enjoy it! :-)
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Totally understand your trepidation with not being able to return unless the speakers are outright faulty. All I can offer is that I am really enjoying my RF82IIs and that I've only heard positive things about the 280F. But you should do what you're comfortable with, regardless of what brand you choose.

It looks like that receiver supports a few different options for Atmos but unfortunately their site is lousy on my phone so I can't blow up their diagram to see it better. It's a 9.2, though, so I'm guessing that you'd have to decide if you want the overhead Atmos channels vs. say front heights or rear surrounds (so, using the AVR software to choose 9.2 vs 7.2.2 vs. 5.2.4 or whatever). Can't tell if it would do 4 channels overhead, it might just do 2.

Speaking of overheads... Are you mainly interested in Klipsch and KEF for the up-firing modules to bounce sound off the ceiling? Would you consider an in-wall or ceiling-mounted speaker? That might give you more brand flexibility.

Whatever you pick, good luck and I hope you enjoy it! :-)
Hi mpirnat,

Sorry was busy today and wasn't able to reply earlier.
I am considering Klipsch and KEF because of their atmos add-on modules like you suspected. I still think Klipsch would offer me more value than KEF's would (KEF's R700 or even R500's) are more expensive than RP-280F. I don't want to drill holes into the ceiling for atmos.

Below is the living room where the HT would go, I know I can spare space for Fronts and Centre and Subwoofer.


Question - Do the rear's need to be floor-mounted or can they be on the wall to. Reason for asking is that I have already bought a corner sofa like in the image. The dimensions are almost accurate.
1. What's the difference between RP-250S and RP-260F. I see some mentioned 260F to be used as rear.
2. Also is there a stand for RP-250S. I ask coz I don't see it mentioned on Klipsch website. If they are to be wall-mounted, can they then provide atmos experience like a system of 5.1.4 or 5.2.4

Thanks,
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Hi mpirnat,

Sorry was busy today and wasn't able to reply earlier.
I am considering Klipsch and KEF because of their atmos add-on modules like you suspected. I still think Klipsch would offer me more value than KEF's would (KEF's R700 or even R500's) are more expensive than RP-280F. I don't want to drill holes into the ceiling for atmos.

Below is the living room where the HT would go, I know I can spare space for Fronts and Centre and Subwoofer.


Question - Do the rear's need to be floor-mounted or can they be on the wall to. Reason for asking is that I have already bought a corner sofa like in the image. The dimensions are almost accurate.
1. What's the difference between RP-250S and RP-260F. I see some mentioned 260F to be used as rear.
2. Also is there a stand for RP-250S. I ask coz I don't see it mentioned on Klipsch website. If they are to be wall-mounted, can they then provide atmos experience like a system of 5.1.4 or 5.2.4

Thanks,
Nikhil Handa
Hi- lots to unpack there. I'll try to get to each question, though I wrote this slightly out of order, so bear with me. :-)

Rears (for like a 6.1 or 7.1 configuration) can be wall mounted if that's what works for your space. I have a pair of smaller bookshelf speakers mounted near the ceiling and angled down since I have a bay window that takes up most of my rear wall. Many people prefer direct firing speakers for this position but there are people here who have used the S type surrounds in the rear position and been happy with them.

The RP-250S is basically a fusion of two bookshelf speakers, featuring 2 5-inch woofers. They're angled so they don't directly point at your listening position but provide a more diffuse sound that works well for surrounds especially when your room isn't perfect.

The RP-260F is a floor standing or tower speaker, with 2 6-inch woofers. They can be used as side or rear surrounds with success if you have room for them in your space. In an ideal world, you would want to use the same speaker in every position, including the center, to maximize how they blend. For most people the world isn't ideal, so many of us choose smaller towers (F), bookshelf speakers (B), or specialty center (C) or surround (S) speakers.

All of the S speakers are intended for hanging on the wall. They have a keyhole mount where you basically hook the speaker onto a screw. The installation is pretty easy, though it's worth using a stud to better support them.

I have a similar space where I don't have room for towers as surrounds, so the RS-62IIs were my best option. The good news is that we love them--my wife wasn't even too upset when I swapped out my RS42s for the 62s once she heard them.

There isn't an official stand for the S speakers, but some people here have them on stands and have reported success. Someone even used wood bar stools (though I forget if that was for one of the RS speakers or one of the bookshelves).

As for Klipsch S stuff and Atmos... I know at least one or two people have attached them to the ceiling and liked them there. You might be able to lay them flat and get some up-firing behavior out of them but I doubt the angles would be right and you'd probably be better off with the modules that are intended for that use.
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Hi mpirnat,

Sorry was busy today and wasn't able to reply earlier.
I am considering Klipsch and KEF because of their atmos add-on modules like you suspected. I still think Klipsch would offer me more value than KEF's would (KEF's R700 or even R500's) are more expensive than RP-280F. I don't want to drill holes into the ceiling for atmos.

Below is the living room where the HT would go, I know I can spare space for Fronts and Centre and Subwoofer.


Question - Do the rear's need to be floor-mounted or can they be on the wall to. Reason for asking is that I have already bought a corner sofa like in the image. The dimensions are almost accurate.
1. What's the difference between RP-250S and RP-260F. I see some mentioned 260F to be used as rear.
2. Also is there a stand for RP-250S. I ask coz I don't see it mentioned on Klipsch website. If they are to be wall-mounted, can they then provide atmos experience like a system of 5.1.4 or 5.2.4

Thanks,
Nikhil Handa
I thought I would offer my opinion, take it how you will. If you cannot have proper atmos in ceiling speakers I would forget about atmos. The bouncing of sound off the roof is actually a bit of a joke among some respected audio experts. Take a look at some of the audioholics vids on youtube.
I would instead recommend spending the money on a solid 5.1 system with any excess $$ being diverted to the sub/s.
By the way Klipsch is made for movies, it is what they excell at. The new rp series are also very good for music though still may not appeal to listeners who favour a more laid back sound.

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What's next for RF-7 II?

It seems the inventory of RF-7 II is very low. Local brick and mortar stores like BB and others have none and require a special order. Is RF-7 II EOL at this point?
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I thought I would offer my opinion, take it how you will. If you cannot have proper atmos in ceiling speakers I would forget about atmos. The bouncing of sound off the roof is actually a bit of a joke among some respected audio experts. Take a look at some of the audioholics vids on youtube.
Truth be told, the Audioholics "experts'" opinions, especially as related to Dolby-enabled speakers, are generally taken with a huge grain of salt around AVS. Most impartial reviews (as the Audioholics folks clearly have an axe to grind with Dolby) seem to state that Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers are pretty darned effective.
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It seems the inventory of RF-7 II is very low. Local brick and mortar stores like BB and others have none and require a special order. Is RF-7 II EOL at this point?

Even at some mid/high end stores have the RF-7ii's on special order. I have never seen an RF-7ii in my best buy. It is just too high of a price point for them to take up bb floor space. Your bb might be different. Did he say their inventroy is low, or are you assuming that because they are special order?



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