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Hi, I need help deciding which speaker would work best. My main purpose for use is gaming and movies. I have narrowed it down to 2 choices. The Klipsch RF 82's or the B&W 683. The Klipsch rating for sensitivity is 98, while the B&W is rated at 90. I am fairly new to all of this and any feedback would be welcome.


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The Klipsch sensitivity rating is exaggerated. It won't be close to 98 dB. Even so, it is no weakling, it will still undoubtedly have greater dynamic range than the B&W speakers. In a large room, they may be more appropriate. In a medium or smaller room, either will be fine. Neither would be my first choice at their price points.
 

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thanks for the feedback......I did actually audition the B&W's at the local best buy....but in my opinion, this is not a good place to listen to a speaker. the magnolia room is small and cramped with other speakers. What other speakers would you recommend in this price range?
 

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For gaming and movies the klipsch are very nice regardless of price. For music many like them, many do not.

When I demoed them at a magnolia I didn't like them for music. But after trying them in my home they sound great with music and are incredible for movies.
 

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Originally Posted by gavo149  /t/1523571/best-choice-for-front-speakers#post_24514223


thanks for the feedback......I did actually audition the B&W's at the local best buy....but in my opinion, this is not a good place to listen to a speaker. the magnolia room is small and cramped with other speakers. What other speakers would you recommend in this price range?

For a full range speaker pair at those prices (1200 to 1500), I might be looking at some KEF Q700s. I would give the JBL Studio 580s or 570s a chance. If you don't absolutely need tower speakers, a subwoofer or two and some bookshelf speakers would actually be higher performers. I might swing for a couple Reaction BPS 212 Turbo subs , and a couple decent bookshelf speakers, say some Klipsch RB-61 s, Ascend CMT-340 s, JBL Studio 530 s. If you wanted something resembling tower speakers, you could just place the bookshelf speakers on top of the subs, and viola, you have a tower speaker, except with far better performance. You could also get a Hsu Hybrid 2 2.1 package and tack on another VTF2 subwoofer , which is a good choice if you are interested in very deep bass.
 

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In regards to my previous post....I did a demo on the rf-82's and the b&w 683 at a high end audio store.....here are the results.

The appearance of the rf-82's was bulky and unattractive, these speakers are way too big in my opinion. The sound quality was pretty good however, but in comparison to the rf-52's that I currently own, they sounded a bit too loud. The b&w 683's sounded better, more natural. A better speaker in my opinion.


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