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I presently have a Klipsch RP-450C Center Channel Speaker and am thinking of making a change. I have an open listening room of 31'x 24' mlp is 12' in front of the center channel. The Klipsch was a huge upgrade from my previous Polk center channel but I still feel like something is missing. Would the Emotiva Airmotiv C2+ be an upgrade? If not the Emotiva what then?

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_107L400SN/Polk-Audio-Legend-L400-Brown-Walnut.html

https://www.audioholics.com/bookshelf-speaker-reviews/polk-l200-l400/conclusion
 

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C2+ to Horizon center would be 10-20% improvement AT MOST. Might well be less than that...for HT use I would get the Horizon center without the RAAL upgrade.



Am not a believer in DACs at all, so can't help you there.



If I were building a 2 way music only setup I'd go with 2 way bookshelves with a RAAL tweeter plus a pair of 12-15" sealed subs from Rythmik or Hsu; the Ascend 2EX might be fine for that. I am curious about the Wharfedale Evos though. Not interested in DIY due to lack of tools and mechanical skills.
Here is a review I found on the wharfedale evo 4.2s...


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Revel C208!

i wish more centers used 8" bass drivers
 

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Here is a review I found on the wharfedale evo 4.2s...
It's just one person's opinion. Nobody can predict what YOUR ears will like, playing in YOUR room's acoustic environment.

Hence, return policies. :)
 

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I just ordered a rp 600c. Got rp 260’ s showing up tomorrow. Got a ascend cmt 340 in center duty as of now. Just curious if I’ll notice the Klipsch being more “ dynamic “ with the compression tweeter or if it will just be a different tone.
 

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Definitely, yes. I've never heard a center speaker with 4" woofers that didn't sound bad, and I've never heard a DT speaker that wasn't treble-heavy (the SM series somewhat less so). If the dimensions of the Infinity center work for you I'd grab it before they sell out; you can always send it back on Infinity's dime if not 100% happy.
Heard this one ? You should:

Snus faber Toy Center
https://www.sonus-hifi.gr/showprod.php?id=3164
https://www.soundandvision.com/content/sonus-faber-toyrel-t1-speaker-system-page-2
 

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Haven't heard that one in particular, but I did hear a cousin's full SF set about 5 years ago. I think she bought it mainly because she liked how the name sounds, plus the pricetag and pretty cabinets...so I was surprised that I actually did like it quite a bit. Reminded me of the Wharfedale Diamond 8 series from about 2004, but clearer. This line from the S&V review cracked me up:

...a relatively small, attractive, unobtrusive-looking, and well-balanced system. While it’s not inexpensive at $6,044, ...
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I've been eyeing these infinity too, have you heard them before?
No, I haven't...never heard anyone dislike them though, and with free return shipping it's a no brainer to try out if you're curious. I wonder how they'd compare to your RBH R515 center.
 

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No, I haven't...never heard anyone dislike them though, and with free return shipping it's a no brainer to try out if you're curious. I wonder how they'd compare to your RBH R515 center.
I've installed about 1000 jbl commercial speakers, so I have faith in the harmon brand. I want the infinitys for the bedroom, I'm still bringing my 515s flowers ;). I love harmon so much I'm picking up some crown xls amps for the 515s too.
 

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Could you please refer to their policy confirming they pay for the return charges? Does it include the subs?
Check out their respective return policies. Many of us on here, myself included, have executed returns at no cost under these policies.
 

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Could you please refer to their policy confirming they pay for the return charges? Does it include the subs?
Call/email them to verify.
https://www.infinityspeakers.com/returns.html

Probably does include the subs, but I wouldn't recommend any Infinity subs.

A decent sub starts at $400 for the RSL Speedwoofer 10S which does come with free return shipping.

Next up would be the Monolith 10" THX, $500.

After that, the Hsu VTF-2 or Rythmik LV-12F at $600.

Then the Hsu VTF-3 around $900 shipped.
 

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Call/email them to verify.
https://www.infinityspeakers.com/returns.html

Probably does include the subs, but I wouldn't recommend any Infinity subs.

A decent sub starts at $400 for the RSL Speedwoofer 10S which does come with free return shipping.

Next up would be the Monolith 10" THX, $500.

After that, the Hsu VTF-2 or Rythmik LV-12F at $600.

Then the Hsu VTF-3 around $900 shipped.
Thank you; this is a great reference. I do have the Hsu for HT, and was thinking one for music. Is the RSL a good choice (considering I dont want to shake the building with my music) or I better spent a bit more and pick the Rythmik L12?
 
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