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Hi guys. Before I get the contracts written up with the A/V company that did the pre-wire in my new home, I just wanted to check in with you guys and make sure what they're proposing looks good.


Yeah I know ... in-ceilings aren't the best way to go for home theater, but I really didn't have a choice the way my living room is set up (in-walls just wouldn't work .. windows and a stairway kills the side walls), plus this will be more of a decent surround sound living room rather than a dedicated home theater room. It'll be used mainly while watching movies and for downstairs music.


I know some people find Klipsch to be rather "bright" (I think that's the term used), but I've always been rather fond of the Klipsch sound personally. I brought up Speakercraft to my rep and she said they're really nice but that I'll get more efficiency out of the Klipsch requiring less watt per channel, and save on the price tag as well. I'm on a moderately tight budget so I'll take the savings where I can get it. This will be set up with a Yamaha RX-V661 at 90w per channel.


So the plan is for directional Center and L-R Fronts and fixed non-directional L-R rears (well the tweeters are directional on the rears but not the woofers) in a traditional 5.1 set-up. Here's what they recommended:


Center: Klipsch CDT-5650-C http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/cdt-5650-c.aspx

L/R Fronts: Klipsch CDT-3650-C http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/cdt-3650-c.aspx

L/R Rears: Klipsch CDT-2650-C http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/cdt-2650-c.aspx

Sub: RW-10d http://www.klipsch.com/products/details/rw-10d.aspx


Any advice or opinions you guys want to share please do. I'm totally inexperienced at this stuff and have really found these forums to be a treasure trove of great information. Cheers!
 

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Having sold my fair share of Klipsch speakers...when it comes to the in-wall/in-ceiling speakers, go for size. I've done a few systems with the CDT-5800C in-ceiling speakers and have had nothing but excellent feedback. The smaller versions also sound good but with the larger drivers, you get more output, more dynamics and an easier match with the subwoofer. I have several sets of the 5800 series (in-wall and in-ceiling) in my house for distributed audio and they are pretty darned decent.
 

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Hmmm size. Does it make much of a difference to say have the 8" CDT-5800 as the center then two 6.5" CDT-5650s as the L/R Fronts? Or is it better to have all of the front speakers the same size? I'm trying to keep the costs down as much as possible but I also don't want to sacrifice good sound for a couple hundered bucks.
 
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