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So we are in the process of building a small theater/media room (20x13) in our house and I wanted to see what you all think about the speaker setup I'm looking at buying. I'm planning on a screen/projector setup and it will probably see a lot of movie time and occasional TV (football games, etc...)


2x Klipsch Synergy III F3 Floors (front)

2x Klipsch Synergy III F1 Floors (rear)

Klipsch Synergy III C2 Center

Klipsch Synergy III 10" 450W Sub


Will this setup sound good in a smaller room? Also, what brand/type of speaker wire would you all recommend? I was thinking monstercable, but I've heard that there are better/less expensive wires out there with good quality.
 

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Where are you getting it all from? I love the Klipsch sound but Klipsch can be a nice chunk out of the wallet. Many will say you can get better for you money but if its what sounds good to you..thats all that matters. If you new to this, i suggest you research and read alot within a couple weeks on this forum and then decide for yourself. Good luck
 

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They are ok for the money. But I think it would be worth looking into the Klipsch reverence line. From what I have heard they seem to be "cleaner" in the vocals and less muddy in the bass.


RF-81 is $700 a pair and you can mix and match surrounds and sub as you like. When you are buying tower speakers over bookshelf speaker you are paying for the bass. But if you run a sub it will be crossed over to pick up the bass anyway.


I would by higher end bookshelf speakers (for about the same price as the lower end towers) and go for broke on the sub. You could always get a cheap sub to hold you over until you can get what you really want. I have not been impressed by Klipsch subs, BUT they are fine.


What is your total budget for the system (just the speakers)?
 

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Welcome to the Forum pianoman90,


I would upgrade to the Klipsch Reference line and if you want to keep within Budget, I would spend more on the Mains and Center and scrimp on the surrounds a bit. Btw, an all Tower system will need more juice to run to satisfaction (but can be awesome when done right).


I would upgrade to the RF-62 for Mains and see how either the RC-62 or RC-52 sounds with them and get smaller surrounds with a good sub. You should be able to get that close to what you would spend on an all Tower Synergy HT, imo.
 

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Thanks guys for the info. I'm a little familiar with A/V stuff but I have friends who are audio savy who have been giving me their 2 cents. I was more concerned about the setup if I use the F1s for the rear speakers or if I went with Klipsch's bookshelf series.


I know this is the speaker section, but I was looking at Yamaha Receivers and I was wondering what you all think about the Yamaha RX-V563BL? (sorry I can't post the link because of post count)


- 7.1 channel

- 770W total power @ 8 ohms; 630W RMS power: 90W x 7 @ 8 ohms, 0.9% THD

- Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 optical digital audio, 1 coaxial digital audio, 3 S-video, 4 analog A/V, 2 analog audio and 3 component video

- Outputs: 1 HDMI, 1 analog A/V, 1 analog audio, 1 optical digital audio, 1 S-video, 1 component video monitor, 1 S-video monitor and 1 composite monitor


Would that work for my setup?
 

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Yamahas work great for Klipsch.

Zen Traveler is right about the reference line. IMO it's just a lot better product. I would take a look at the reference stuff if possible. Synergys are not bad at all though.
 

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Best thing is to audition them for a period of time. Some love Klipsch and some hate it. As others have said, spend as much as you can on the fronts (LCR) and go cheap on the surround. Subs doesn't need to match in brand, have you consider going ID on the sub? Might get more for your money eslewhere.


As for HDMI, wires, cords; don't waste your money on Monster cable. Better serve if you put it towards your speaker budget. Look at monoprice.com, they have some of the best deals.
 
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