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I'm interested in upgrading my speakers... looking at Klipsch as I'm partial to them. But I'm wondering if I should be considering some KEFs or something else.


Was originally thinking about the RC64 Center and two RB61 Bookshelf spkrs...


Currently I'm using two B-3 Klipsch and a C-2 because I can't find a C-3 center, so I figured on just upgrading everything. My Onkyos power rating is higher than the B-3s anyway. I'm definitely on a budget so I was going to upgrade the center first and then in another month or two, upgrade the bookshelfs, sort of a personal payment plan.
 

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You're trying to decide between 2 very different sounding brands. If loud and dynamic with searing highs are what you're looking for, to play perhaps rock, trance, hip hop, then the Klipsch may just fit your req. If you're into slower stuff like jazz, acoustics, easy listening, then the KEF will fare better. Why not go for a more balanced budget high end speaker like PSB Alpha series? That sounds good with both HT and music.
 

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If you are thinking of KEF, perhaps Tannoy, or Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) wil have a system in your price range. If you still prefer the Klipsch sound, then that's the product for you!
 

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Originally Posted by sredish /forum/post/15448767


Was originally thinking about the RC64 Center and two RB61 Bookshelf spkrs...

I saw your post on the Klipsch Thread and suggest getting the RC-62 along with a pair of RB-81s if you haven't purchased the RC-64 yet...If you have, then I definitely would recommend looking at the RB-81s because the appropriate center channel for the RB-61s is the even smaller RC-52.


That being said, the RC-64 is an awesome center channel and it may very well work better than the RC-62 with the RB-81s, but I don't feel comfortable recommending that since I have not heard them together (and Klipsch recommends the RC-62 with that package).


Fwiw, the last generation, Klipsch RB-75s/RC-7 front 3 speakers are something to consider if you are lucky enough to find them in the used market.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I ended up picking up the RC-64 center, the deal was just way too good to pass up and wasn't a whole lot more than the 62. So, now I have to get some L/R speakers to match. I'm going to aim for the RB-81 like you recommend but before purchasing, and budget fits but I have to verify the height, not sure they're going to fit; I am sure hoping so.


Thanks for the reply.
 

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Size is not going to fit.... I have 16.5" available if I use a bookshelf, so I'm stuck with the RB-61. So with that, wonder if I should call and switch the center from the RC-64 to an RC-62, or will I be able to calibrate it together for a good sound, might have to lower the center levels some but surely it'll still be able to seam together for a full strong sound. Thoughts?
 

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I hope you get other opinions because I have never heard the combo you are considering, but the RC-64 uses a larger compression driver for the tweeter and twice as many woofers as both bookshelves combined. I might add it's a monster and also weighs 50% more than both RB-61s combined.
 
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