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I got the upgrade bug.

I currently have a Set of Klipsch Reference Speakers which I really like. I thought I'd be cured from the upgradeitis disease that has caused me to change equipment yearly. I have - RF 82 II fronts, RF 64 II center, and RS 62 II surrounds - that I just put up in the classifieds section- so depending on the sale will dictate how much money I have to spend on a new set.

room is approx. 10' x 24'

and I currently have a Denon 2809 ci AVR and svs cs25-39 sub


But assuming a budget of under $5k - what's the best speakers you'd suggest (mostly movies about 67%, with music approx. 1/3 of the time)

I tried out the Goldenear Triton Two's and liked them - but the store only had music for demo, and wasn't able to demo a movie


Please give me your suggestions - thanks!!
 

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I suggest that you look at the Gallo Acoustics Classico speaker system, consisting of a pair of CL-3 speakers, a pair of CL-2 speakers, and the CL-C center speaker.


The cost would be $3000 for the 5 speakers, and IMO they are a bargain at that price. They are really excellent speakers.


There is an excellent review article on that system at avguide.com which you can easily find with a Google search. You will note that he RAVES about the superior sound quality of these speakers, but does not recommend the Gallo subwoofer. NHT makes a much better subwoofer.


You can get them for a FREE 60-DAY HOME TRIAL by ordering them direct from the Galllo website. They pay shipping both ways and a full refund if you should decide not to keep them. That won't happen...lol. You will love them.


There is no substitute for a trial at home with your own electronics, and a free 60-day home trial is unusual. You might think Gallo is rather confident that no one will return them...lol.


In 40 years of experience with sound systems, I have learned that listening in a store is just about worthless. There is no substitute for having them in your home for at least several days. Your acoustics and your electronics are synergistic with the speakers, and no store trial can tell you what the system will sound like in your home.


IMO the best subwoofer you can get for under $1000 is the NHT B12D subwoofer. I have had mine for 2 years, and it is excellent. It is a sealed design with a high-power amplifier, and works great. $700.
 

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Originally Posted by cgott42  /t/1471172/what-should-i-upgrade-to#post_23275087


I got the upgrade bug.

I currently have a Set of Klipsch Reference Speakers which I really like. I thought I'd be cured from the upgradeitis disease that has caused me to change equipment yearly. I have - RF 82 II fronts, RF 64 II center, and RS 62 II surrounds - that I just put up in the classifieds section- so depending on the sale will dictate how much money I have to spend on a new set.

room is approx. 10' x 24'

and I currently have a Denon 2809 ci AVR


But assuming a budget of under $5k - what's the best speakers you'd suggest (mostly movies about 67%, with music approx. 1/3 of the time)

I tried out the Goldenear Triton Two's and liked them - but the store only had music for demo, and wasn't able to demo a movie


Please give me your suggestions - thanks!!

You should keep the Klipsch speakers if you like them and spend money on good subs.

http://www.powersoundaudio.com/
http://www.rythmikaudio.com/index.html
http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers


An interesting new receiver from Denon, it has Audyssey MultEQ XT32 and Sub EQ HT for $1299.

http://usa.denon.com/us/product/pages/productdetail.aspx?pcatid=avsolutions%28denonna%29&catid=avreceivers%28denonna%29&catalog=denonna_us&pid=avrx4000%28denonna%29
 

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Originally Posted by cgott42  /t/1471172/what-should-i-upgrade-to#post_23283416


I have the svs cs25-39 sub (forgot to mention)

On the subwoofer end of the equation, you can consider upgrades to the modest subwoofer that you have or going to multiple subs.


Scrapping your existing Klipsch speaker totally seems like an extreme approach.


There is something to be said for upgrading to an AVR that has improved facilities for automated system optimization (Audyssey XT 32).


You haven't said much about your listening room or likes or dislikes about your current system.


If you are just into change for the sake of change, why not get one of these:

http://reviews.cnet.com/home-theater-systems/samsung-ht-c6500/4505-6740_7-34052053.html ?


or one of these:

http://www.hometheater.com/content/worlds-most-expensive-htib ?


If you are perennially dissatisfied with your life in general, perhaps some counseling would be in order?
 

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I think you might be misunderstanding me.

I like the Klipsch - it's REALLY good - and I'm not complaining. I just feel that I've heard better (for much more money) and am wondering if there are better sets within my price range. This is not a general life issue ;-) (I hope)

It's more of the hobby aspect of this - tinkering to improve further.



re: the room (good idea)- What info should I tell you about the room? it's 10x 24 as mentioned - short ceiling (only 6'6" high) - I have 2 GIKacoustic panels next to the front speakers, 2 at first reflection points and 2 on rear wall - I'm probably going to get bass traps for the front corners

re: Sub - the Def Tech - have subs in the front L & R speakers - giving dual sub setup - sounds interesting - interested to hear a demo.

re: AVR - my Denon 2809 ci - has the Audessey Multi EQ XT - is the XT 32 that much better?
 
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