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Heyaz! I'm moving into a new house next week & I originally planned an all Klipsch Reference series HT with RF3II (front), RFC3II (center) and RS3II (surround). The original plan was to ceiling mount the rear surrounds as the kitchen is directly behind the HT room. I have speaker wire runs in the ceiling. The in ceiling speaker runs were not custom, they were included in the house. I just did a final walk thru & decided that there is no way I can mount the RS3II's in the ceiling because:


1) Too Big


2) They are directly over the listening area (my recliner location) so the only way I would hear them is to point them straight down which would cut off the rest of the room...and look silly.


The layout is very similar to the diagram here:

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...s-10-2002.html


Sadly, I'll have to refuse the UPS guy...my RS3's are coming today.


The alternatives are:


1) Bookshelf speakers on stands: (RB-3II's)

http://www.klipsch.com/products/prod...ail.asp?id=394


2) In ceiling speakers firing straight down and agled into the room RCR5)

http://www.klipsch.com/products/productdetail.asp?id=70


The in ceiling speakers would work best for the room but will I get good surround? Also, my reciever is a Pioneer Elite v-41 (the cheap one) that puts out "110 watts" to all channels. Should I be concerned that the in ceiling Klipsch speakers are 50 watts maximum continuous (200 watts peak)


Any help would be appreciated.


TIA,


Jeff
 

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I have the RCR-5's in my ceiling as surronds and I have been fairly happy with them.... actually very happy with the speakers and fairly happy with the placement.


Today I received my Rocket #0 package that includes a set of 550's for the surronds that will replace the Klipsch... Now I must decide what to do with the in-ceilings speakers... I might religate them to rear center output to see how it works. The Klipsch's are currently directly above two large leather OS chairs in the back of the room. I get great output from them in this 'sweet spot'. However, if we are sitting on the couches which are on the sides of a 15' x 22' room it is sometimes difficult to hear the full output of the rear channels. Or maybe I should say you can hear them but it less optimal from this seating area.


At the end of the day you have to go with what you have and I have been overall satisfied with the in-ceiling speakers.


Take care,


Elmer
 
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