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So I'm about to finally purchase my 1st semi-serious 5.1 sound system for the living room of my house. The room is about 400-450 sq ft. Mostly hardwood floors with the exception of 2 small rugs. I'd say 60/40 movies/music for my preferences. This is what I'm thinking so far:

2 Klipsch Reference RF-82 II floor-standing speakers
Klipsch Reference RC-52 II center channel speaker (The 62 won't fit underneath my TV)
Sony STR-DN850 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver

I can't break the bank so I've found good prices on this set-up.

I could definitely use some suggestions on a quality subwoofer too. It seems like many recommend the SVS SB-1000? I'll have to wait on the 2 rear surrounds until summer/fall.

Thanks for your help!
 

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Those speakers may be a bit bright with all that hardwood flooring. I'd get more rugs. Maybe even help on the walls...

The SVS subs are good value. You might think instead of one of their ported subs for such a large room (assuming 8ft ceilings thats 3200-3600 cu ft, and if open to other rooms, even more).
 

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Those speakers may be a bit bright with all that hardwood flooring. I'd get more rugs. Maybe even help on the walls...

The SVS subs are good value. You might think instead of one of their ported subs for such a large room (assuming 8ft ceilings thats 3200-3600 cu ft, and if open to other rooms, even more).
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I personally also wouldn't spend the money for the RF-82ii's with a dinky center. Get the RF-62ii and devote the money saved to a larger subwoofer most likely ported like the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF-3 Mk5. It will give you far better results.
 

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A SB1000 would be a pretty ridiculous sub to pair with some RF-82s. I wouldn't be surprised if the RF-82s had better bass on their own. You would need a serious sub to keep up with the RF-82s. In SVS's line up, I would go with a PC12 Plus at the very least. I would be looking at the ported 15" subs from Hsu or Reaction Audio for a better deal.

If you are looking for a warmer speaker than Klipsch, you might try KEF or some EMP Tek R55Tis.
 

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So I'm about to finally purchase my 1st semi-serious 5.1 sound system for the living room of my house. The room is about 400-450 sq ft. Mostly hardwood floors with the exception of 2 small rugs. I'd say 60/40 movies/music for my preferences. This is what I'm thinking so far:

2 Klipsch Reference RF-82 II floor-standing speakers
Klipsch Reference RC-52 II center channel speaker (The 62 won't fit underneath my TV)
Sony STR-DN850 7.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver

I can't break the bank so I've found good prices on this set-up.

I could definitely use some suggestions on a quality subwoofer too. It seems like many recommend the SVS SB-1000? I'll have to wait on the 2 rear surrounds until summer/fall.

Thanks for your help!
If you're looking at SVS subs, take a look at their Prime series speakers, towers or bookshelf. Getting a pair of the bookshelf models would give you another $400 or so to spend on a sub. I took a $100 off the difference to allow for the purchase of stands if needed. Otherwise there is a $500 difference.
 

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Have you gone listening to speakers at all so you have some idea of what some brands offer? While I may find the Klipsch bright, doesn't mean you do.

What is your total budget?
I went to a local Best Buy and PC Richard but they were a joke. Nothing set up properly. No one willing to help.

My budget for the floorstandings, center channel, subwoofer, and receiver is in the 2300-2500 range.
 

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I personally also wouldn't spend the money for the RF-82ii's with a dinky center. Get the RF-62ii and devote the money saved to a larger subwoofer most likely ported like the SVS PB-2000 or HSU VTF-3 Mk5. It will give you far better results.
It seems like I have a lot more research to do. I just read some of these speakers are rear ported and I just don't have the room to space more than 6-10 inches from the wall (depending on the depth of the speaker).
 

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A SB1000 would be a pretty ridiculous sub to pair with some RF-82s. I wouldn't be surprised if the RF-82s had better bass on their own. You would need a serious sub to keep up with the RF-82s. In SVS's line up, I would go with a PC12 Plus at the very least. I would be looking at the ported 15" subs from...
After reading up on it you're right the SVS 1000 would be ridiculous but the PC12 and 15" subs might be too much bass for me.

The EMP Tek R55Ti looks nice but the matching center channel is an 1" too tall for my space. The KEF are also nice but more pricey. I'm assuming I should be looking at the Q500 or 700?
 

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If you're looking at SVS subs, take a look at their Prime series speakers, towers or bookshelf. Getting a pair of the bookshelf models would give you another $400 or so to spend on a sub. I took a $100 off the difference to allow for the purchase of stands if needed. Otherwise there is a $500 difference.
Thanks for the advice. I've really been liking what I'm reading about SVS. I looked at the prime towers and they are very appealing except for the foot or more needed to be away from the wall. Hmmm.
 

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After reading up on it you're right the SVS 1000 would be ridiculous but the PC12 and 15" subs might be too much bass for me.

The EMP Tek R55Ti looks nice but the matching center channel is an 1" too tall for my space. The KEF are also nice but more pricey. I'm assuming I should be looking at the Q500 or 700?
First things first, there is no such thing as too much bass. You have a large room and need to be able to fill that room with accurate, deep and powerful bass. Accuracy for music and deep and powerful for movies.

The second thing to realize is that you do not need towers to get a room full of great sound. I'd say if you're looking at EMP Tek, get the bookshelf R5Bi's with the R5Ci center (which will fit in your area). Put the money you save on one of the following subs:

VTF-3 Mk5 HP (15-inch ported design) @ $799 ($89 shipping): http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-3mk5HP.html
VTF-15H Mk2 (15-inch ported design) @ $899 ($109 shipping): http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-15hmk2.html

Echo 15 (15-inch ported design) @ $950 (includes shipping): http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/alpha-16
Gamma 18 (18-inch sealed design) @ $1200 (includes shipping): http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/gamma-18
Echo 18 (18-inch ported design) @ $1400 (includes shipping): http://reaction-audio.myshopify.com/collections/subwoofers/products/echo-18

F15HP (15-inch sealed design) @ $1224 to $1399 (check on shipping): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/F15HP.html
FV15HP (15-inch ported design) @ $1274 (on sale! check shipping charges … other finishes $1339 and $1559): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV15HP.html

E15HP (15-inch sealed design) @ $1024 or $1174 or $1349 ($1024 is sale price, check on shipping): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/E15.html
F15HP (15-inch sealed design) @ $1224 to $1399 depending upon finish (check on shipping): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/F15HP.html
FVX15 (15-inch ported design) @ $1049 (free shipping): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FVX15.html
FV15HP (15-inch ported design) @ $1174 and $1559 depending upon amplifier and finish (check on shipping): http://www.rythmikaudio.com/FV15HP.html

V1500 (15-inch ported design just released) @ $1,049 (includes shipping both ways): http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/subwoofers/products/v1500
XS30se (dual opposed 15-inch drivers, sealed design) @ $1249 (includes shipping both ways): http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/subwoofers/products/xs30se
S3000 (new, dual opposed 15-inch drivers, sealed design) @ $1399 (includes shipping both ways): http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/subwoofers/products/s3000
S3000i (new, dual opposed 15-inch drivers, sealed design) @ $1599 (includes shipping both ways): http://www.powersoundaudio.com/collections/subwoofers/products/s3000i

Here is a video review on the R5Bi:
 
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