I posted a thread to get some general ideas, but I want some Klipsch expert advice as well!
I'm in the process of a buying a house (a new build), and I'm itching for an audio upgrade, since each residence change has been coerced kind of home theater upgrade from me; first apartment was 5.1 audio, and my second (current) apartment was a projector setup. Now, I'm due for another, and I owe my audio setup some love. I mainly use my home theater for movies/TV and video games; also music, but very rarely.
First off, some information about the room. My home theater setup is in my living room. The house is a three story townhome style build, with the 2nd floor having the living room and kitchen, so the living room does open up into the kitchen. The living room size is 25'9" x 19', not including the kitchen. The flooring will be hardwood.
Now for my existing setup and what I want to upgrade. For my first apartment, I bought a Denon AVR-X3000 receiver and Klipsch HD 500 speaker set. I still have all of that set in great condition. The sub is the one that came with the HD Theater 500. According to the spec sheet, it's a 8" fiber-composite cone with a 100W amp.
With the house, the living room is going to be pre-wired for 7.1, but the surrounds have to be in-ceiling. I know that in-ceiling isn't the most ideal, but with the room layout, speaker stands aren't an option. The builder had a pretty good deal on speaker installation, and they are a dealer for Klipsch, so I went with that option for the surrounds. I don't really want to do the ceiling installation myself and this was cheaper than hiring someone to do it after the fact. They're putting in two pairs of Klipsch R-2650-C speakers for the side and rear surrounds.
Now the front is where I need some advice on what to upgrade to. I don't want to upgrade everything at once, but I will eventually, so I want recommendations for the end system. For the front sides, I want floorstanding speakers, since they fit well with the massiveness of my 120" projector screen. I'm leaning towards sticking with Klipsch, since everything I have and will have from the builders is already Klipsch.
Also, if I go with floorstanding, I would think I can delay the subwoofer upgrade since the floorstanders will already give me a bass boost, especially if I keep my current sub. In this case, my upgrade priority would be floorstanding towers first, then center, then subwoofer. I would like recommendations on what speakers to look for, so I can start scouring for deals on them. I've seen a lot of love for the Klipsch RF-82 II towers, and have gotten suggestions to look at the RP-260F speakers as well.