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I came from a 3060. XT32 is much better for auto cal than YPAO in my opinion, and I like the Denon menu's better. Other than that, the A3060 was nice, but I had someone cal it for me when they did my TV. Not having that option, XT32 does a great job.
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My room isn't complete yet. I still need to run wires to all the speakers and get a receiver. I had the Denon X3400H before I decided to go with a 5.1.4 setup, so I needed to return it. Now since I'm considering the 7.1.4 setup, I'm looking at the X6500H, and I'd like to wait for a sale.

I've been working on and planning this room for months... at this point I don't mind waiting for sales since I'm spending more than I originally planned on equipment.
Both the X6500h and X4500h will go on clearance at the end of the summer, if you can wait that long. The X6400h is available on clearance from various Amazon Sellers, most of which are authorized dealers. Make sure you purchase from an authorized dealer, or Denon won't honor the warranty, and a receiver is too expensive and complex to buy without one imo.
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Looking to add a set of R-41SA atmos speakers to my 5.1 setup. The ceiling is 9 ft and my seating area is 8 ft away. Given my area would you simply put the speakers on top of my existing fronts firing up or mount high on the wall firing down behind my setup? I suspect the answer is either but would appreciate any input. Thanks!
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Hello all.

I'm thinking of integrating on my system a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze FX as surrounds (used for 180€).
Second option is buying a pair of RS-62II (used again for 300 ~ 350€, only concern for me that they are a bit old model).

My mains are Klipsch RP-260F and RP-440C as center.
Will the Monitor Audio match with the Klipsch or should i just go the safe way and get the RS-62II ?


Opinions please?


PS: For anyone wondering, the RP-250s or the new RP series of Klipsch are expensive for the time, 600€ for the "old" model and 900€ for the new RP-502s.

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I would suggest giving it a try with putting them on top of your fronts. If that doesn't work, then go the alternative route.

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Looking to add a set of R-41SA atmos speakers to my 5.1 setup. The ceiling is 9 ft and my seating area is 8 ft away. Given my area would you simply put the speakers on top of my existing fronts firing up or mount high on the wall firing down behind my setup? I suspect the answer is either but would appreciate any input. Thanks!
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Looking to add a set of R-41SA atmos speakers to my 5.1 setup. The ceiling is 9 ft and my seating area is 8 ft away. Given my area would you simply put the speakers on top of my existing fronts firing up or mount high on the wall firing down behind my setup? I suspect the answer is either but would appreciate any input. Thanks!
i 2nd what m3incorp said. saves you drilling holes in your wall, and if that don't work out you can always move them

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Hello all.

I'm thinking of integrating on my system a pair of Monitor Audio Bronze FX as surrounds (used for 180€).
Second option is buying a pair of RS-62II (used again for 300 ~ 350€, only concern for me that they are a bit old model).

My mains are Klipsch RP-260F and RP-440C as center.
Will the Monitor Audio match with the Klipsch or should i just go the safe way and get the RS-62II ?


Opinions please?


PS: For anyone wondering, the RP-250s or the new RP series of Klipsch are expensive for the time, 600€ for the "old" model and 900€ for the new RP-502s.
i would jump all over them RS-62II, should match pretty well with your mains being that is has 6.5inch drivers and titanium tweeters.
as long as they are in good nick.
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Question Should i buy these?

I have an opportunity to buy some speakers but don't know if they are particularly good considering their age.
They are all Klipsch RF62 Floor standing,
RC62 Centre,
RB51 Rear, plus Velodyne 10 inch sub CHT10R.
Can anyone advise me if they are worth getting.I can purchase all of these for $950 NZD which equates to $646 USD?
As an aside I have bought a 65 OLED C8 TV and it has Dolby Atmos so if I got a 7.1 receiver and added two Dolby Atmos anabled speakers I could complete the set up?




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definitely try to talk that down a bit since they are series 1 you should try to negotiate.

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Doc rugby I'm in a similar situation. I recently got a c8 but having some serious panel issues. That aside I just bought a marantz 1608 and rp160s.. right now I'm thinking about going to check out an old set of Klipsch for sale..2004 maybe..rc25 center and rs25 surrounds.. with a JBL sub and old dennon receiver all for $225. They also have have rf15 towers for $390. I can't tell by the Pictures if there in good shape, but they still have original boxes. Will the center and surrounds go good with my newer bookshelves?

There pretty old but my gut tells me they'll blend well with same cermetallic woofer and to tweeters.

What should I look out for?
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I have an opportunity to buy some speakers but don't know if they are particularly good considering their age.
They are all Klipsch RF62 Floor standing,
RC62 Centre,
RB51 Rear, plus Velodyne 10 inch sub CHT10R.
Can anyone advise me if they are worth getting.I can purchase all of these for $950 NZD which equates to $646 USD?
As an aside I have bought a 65 OLED C8 TV and it has Dolby Atmos so if I got a 7.1 receiver and added two Dolby Atmos anabled speakers I could complete the set up?




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That seems like a pretty good deal. I wouldn't worry about the age of those speakers, especially if they were well taken care of. I think you will be surprised how good they sound. Plus there are quite a few for sale if you want to add speakers later.

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Here are the pics of the 15 year old speaker I was thinking about buying and adding the the new rp160s

Is 225 a good deal for everything but the towers? Will they blend well with a new marantz 1608 and rp160s?
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Doc rugby I'm in a similar situation. I recently got a c8 but having some serious panel issues. That aside I just bought a marantz 1608 and rp160s.. right now I'm thinking about going to check out an old set of Klipsch for sale..2004 maybe..rc25 center and rs25 surrounds.. with a JBL sub and old dennon receiver all for $225. They also have have rf15 towers for $390. I can't tell by the Pictures if there in good shape, but they still have original boxes. Will the center and surrounds go good with my newer bookshelves?

There pretty old but my gut tells me they'll blend well with same cermetallic woofer and to tweeters.

What should I look out for?
Hi William 99740,I couldn't help you decide as I came on here to get advice and good advice I received.I have bought the Klipsch set up but won't know how good they are until I set them up next week but I'm sure someone will offer you good advice.
This forum has been incredibly helpful.
My LG C8 has been superb so far but I am aware of burn in issues and am being careful to avoid facing that particular problem.
Hope someone is able to give the help you need as I'm very happy I came on here for advice.
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Hey man thanks well let me know how you like them because that deal passed before I even got a response back from the seller but I'm sure there will be other bargains popping up...I'll be a looking for em! Meanwhile this is what I'm starting with. I'm cautious about burn in but my issue was near black uniformity. Maybe one of the worst IV seen even visiting the LG problem forumns. It is going back. I have until the end of the month to return.
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need a recommendation

expanding to 7.1.4

rf-7/64 and klipsch 5800 x4 in the ceiling for atmos

trying to decide on surrounds

about to just go rp-502s for sides AND rear surrounds.... or should I just do 502 on the rear and get something else for sides?

what is the status quo here?

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need a recommendation

expanding to 7.1.4

rf-7/64 and klipsch 5800 x4 in the ceiling for atmos

trying to decide on surrounds

about to just go rp-502s for sides AND rear surrounds.... or should I just do 502 on the rear and get something else for sides?

what is the status quo here?
if you're adamant on going 7.1.4 then use a direct firing speaker like rp600m in the back but the 502s should definitely be at the sides(I'd definitely put them there). I currently have them at the sides of my mlp and I love them and I'm currently running a 5.1.2. If you're definitely getting the 502s please PM me.
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need a recommendation

expanding to 7.1.4

rf-7/64 and klipsch 5800 x4 in the ceiling for atmos

trying to decide on surrounds

about to just go rp-502s for sides AND rear surrounds.... or should I just do 502 on the rear and get something else for sides?

what is the status quo here?
From all the research I've done and seeing other setups bipoles are used as side surrounds and monopoles are used as rear surrounds and should be at or near ear level.
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need a recommendation

expanding to 7.1.4

rf-7/64 and klipsch 5800 x4 in the ceiling for atmos

trying to decide on surrounds

about to just go rp-502s for sides AND rear surrounds.... or should I just do 502 on the rear and get something else for sides?

what is the status quo here?
From all the research I did looking at other setups bipoles are used as side surrounds and monopoles are used as rear surrounds and should be at or near ear level.
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From all the research I did looking at other setups bipoles are used as side surrounds and monopoles are used as rear surrounds and should be at or near ear level.
Not always the case...depends. It depends on how close (and how many rows of seating you may have) your side surrounds are to your respective left and right seating positions. If close...i.e. within a couple of feet, bipoles are generally recommended for their wider dispersion characteristics to avoid "hot spotting" and blasting into listener's ears. When there is greater separation between surround speaker and listening position, monopoles generally will work well. And yes, surrounds should be located at or slightly above ear level such that they are ideally in directly line of sight with all seating positions. Also, this allows adequate vertical separation between base and height level speakers for Atmos to effectively locate/place objects in space accurately.
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For what it's worth, I will be using 502S speakers (I'm replacing the 402S pictured) as surrounds and rear surrounds. I have just under 4' between the back of my sofa and the rear wall, so all speakers will be relatively close to my listening positions. Unfortunately, I have to shift my seating so it's off-center in regards to the room.

I plan on putting each rear surround speaker just inside each rear atmos speaker on stands. I didn't want any hot spotting which I likely would have gotten from a Right Rear Surround monopole at ~ 4ft. from the center seat, and even closer to the seat to the right (left as pictured). I can't say for certain, but I'm also assuming (hoping) having all wide dispersion speakers in the rear bed layer will help distinguish the sound coming from the direct firing atmos speakers above.

I've seen other really nice setups with wide dispersion speakers as rear surrounds. Youthman (he has a YouTube channel) comes to mind.
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For what it's worth, I will be using 502S speakers (I'm replacing the 402S pictured) as surrounds and rear surrounds. I have just under 4' between the back of my sofa and the rear wall, so all speakers will be relatively close to my listening positions. Unfortunately, I have to shift my seating so it's off-center in regards to the room.

I plan on putting each rear surround speaker just inside each rear atmos speaker on stands. I didn't want any hot spotting which I likely would have gotten from a Right Rear Surround monopole at ~ 4ft. from the center seat, and even closer to the seat to the right (left as pictured). I can't say for certain, but I'm also assuming (hoping) having all wide dispersion speakers in the rear bed layer will help distinguish the sound coming from the direct firing atmos speakers above.

I've seen other really nice setups with wide dispersion speakers as rear surrounds. Youthman (he has a YouTube channel) comes to mind.
As with most things, guidelines and recommendations are ideal starting points. Physical room parameters, a room's acoustic behavior, speaker types, seating and speaker distance relationships all influence the end result. Consequently, there is no one size fits all and the key is experimentation for one's circumstances and constraints. There are successful installations utilizing both wide dispersion as well as monopoles. After installation, I would suggest utilizing some of the Atmos demo's to see how you like the effects. Ultimately, the type of speaker you decide to use will be determined by how effective and how well you like the performance of each in your particular installation. There's an adage in the Atmos thread that says "It's hard to get Atmos wrong." If you don't have access to the Dolby Demo Disc, two of its popular tracks can be found/downloaded at the link below...

https://www.dolby.com/us/en/guide/do...-trailers.html
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Hey Guys,

I currently have 3 RP-160M as my front LCR. I am thinking about replacing the Centre 160m with a 504c. Would this work? i did a bit of a demo yesterday, not in my room, with the RP160m as the L/R and kept swapping out the 504 with the 160, not a fair comparison because it was not SPL matched or calibrated, just plug and play.
The 504c sounded alot better in some scenes but then almost identical to the 160m in other scenes. If i do get the 504 i'll eventually get matching LCR (8000F or 6000M) but wont be until much latter.
im also thinking that maybe the RC64III will be a better suit for just a bit more cash?

any input on this would be great thanks

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When you say "sounded alot better", are you talking about spoken voices through the center channel, or all material? You have an interesting situation. The 504c should sound the best as a center channel, speaker, since that is what it is designed to be. The timber matching may be off just a tad between the older RP-160m and the newer RP-504c. Some say they can hear the difference between the older models and the newer models, while others say they can't hear the difference. You state that you will eventually get the RP-8000F or 6000F, have you considered getting the RP-280F or 260F and the RP-450C? These are the matching models to your "three" RP-160M. Are you planning to move from a three speaker set-up to perhaps adding surrounds/rears, heights, etc.? If you are, then the RP-160m could fill in for that duty.

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Hey Guys,

I currently have 3 RP-160M as my front LCR. I am thinking about replacing the Centre 160m with a 504c. Would this work? i did a bit of a demo yesterday, not in my room, with the RP160m as the L/R and kept swapping out the 504 with the 160, not a fair comparison because it was not SPL matched or calibrated, just plug and play.
The 504c sounded alot better in some scenes but then almost identical to the 160m in other scenes. If i do get the 504 i'll eventually get matching LCR (8000F or 6000M) but wont be until much latter.
im also thinking that maybe the RC64III will be a better suit for just a bit more cash?

any input on this would be great thanks
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Do any of you guys have any experience with the Quintet speakers? I'm considering using a few of the latest gen (Quintet 5) satellites, or perhaps centers, for my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. Currently I have RP-260F and RP-250C, looking for very small satellites to mount on the wall behind where my couch sits. TIA!

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Do any of you guys have any experience with the Quintet speakers? I'm considering using a few of the latest gen (Quintet 5) satellites, or perhaps centers, for my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. Currently I have RP-260F and RP-250C, looking for very small satellites to mount on the wall behind where my couch sits. TIA!
I say give it a try, it might sound good.

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When you say "sounded alot better", are you talking about spoken voices through the center channel, or all material? You have an interesting situation. The 504c should sound the best as a center channel, speaker, since that is what it is designed to be. The timber matching may be off just a tad between the older RP-160m and the newer RP-504c. Some say they can hear the difference between the older models and the newer models, while others say they can't hear the difference. You state that you will eventually get the RP-8000F or 6000F, have you considered getting the RP-280F or 260F and the RP-450C? These are the matching models to your "three" RP-160M. Are you planning to move from a three speaker set-up to perhaps adding surrounds/rears, heights, etc.? If you are, then the RP-160m could fill in for that duty.
The low end sounded a lot better, and the highs on the newer model sounder more "airy" and as if it didn't roll off as soon as the 160m, but just slightly. i was thinking about the 450c but the wife likes the looks of the new line with the copper rings. i would only get the 8000f or the 6000m if i get the 504c so the front 3 are the same.
its kind of an unfair comparison as i have stated because it was not a calibrated system.

i know having 3 x RP160m for the LCR is ideal because of the same speaker, but cannot help but wonder. also im thinking about moving my room around and the 160m might be too tall for what i am thinking.

I already have a 7.1 setup. 3 x 160m for the LCR and 4 x 250S for the side and rear surrounds, with a single (soon to be dual) PSA S3600i
if i got the new centre i would try the 160 as a monopole rear speaker or just move them to be my PC speakers or lounge room speakers for a 2.1 channel setup.

How would the RC64III be with the RP160m for the Front Left and Right speakers, would the larger Tweeter be too much for the 160m?

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Yet another recommendation post.

Will be using an acoustically transparent screen

135 inch diagonal, 123.8 inches across.

Fronts:

RP-5000F vs RP4000F

Center:

RP-504C - OR get another tower (either RP-5000F or RP-4000F regardless of what fronts I choose).

Also, can I put the towers upside down?
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Yet another recommendation post.

Will be using an acoustically transparent screen

135 inch diagonal, 123.8 inches across.

Fronts:

RP-5000F vs RP4000F

Center:

RP-504C - OR get another tower (either RP-5000F or RP-4000F regardless of what fronts I choose).

Also, can I put the towers upside down?
3 Towers for sure. Keep them all the same.
putting the towers upside down should be fine, as long as the top of the speaker can hold the weight. why would you want them upside down?
if height is an issue for you, you could always use 3 bookshelf speakers.

also other speakers i would recommend are PSA MTM-210, or JBL Studio 570 (not sure on the price of these where you live)

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Do any of you guys have any experience with the Quintet speakers? I'm considering using a few of the latest gen (Quintet 5) satellites, or perhaps centers, for my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. Currently I have RP-260F and RP-250C, looking for very small satellites to mount on the wall behind where my couch sits. TIA!
They reviewed well in Sound & Vision.

https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...-system-review

Have you considered the RP-140D or RP-240D? I use the 240D for my rear surrounds and I’m happy with them.
Your preferred Klipsch dealer will have access to them. https://www.klipsch.com/products/rp-...n-wall-speaker
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Do any of you guys have any experience with the Quintet speakers? I'm considering using a few of the latest gen (Quintet 5) satellites, or perhaps centers, for my surrounds in a 5.1 setup. Currently I have RP-260F and RP-250C, looking for very small satellites to mount on the wall behind where my couch sits. TIA!
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I say give it a try, it might sound good.
Agree with ceptorman. The key aspect with this hobby and any successful pursuit is...experimentation. Despite other’s opinions, you never know what works and sounds good to you until you try. The only possible limitation of the smaller drivers in the satellites is the ability to play cleanly at high volumes. If your room is not exceptionally large, the Quintets should be fine.
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