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  1. Hi Surge, The R-5650-S II are wide-dispersion surround speakers from the Reference series and not available from the Klipsch Museum. The Museum is offering the Designer Series and the Custom Series in-wall and in-ceiling speakers at very attractive prices. Click the link in the first post of this thread to see the list of speakers available. Thank you!
  2. Several of each model are still available. The Museum has a good inventory of terrific in-wall and in-ceiling speakers at very friendly prices.
  3. Thanks for posting this Travis. I’m in. Christy and Eldon are good friends to many of us and have been super-helpers at Pilgrimages and the Museum. I know many of us have been cared for by Momma Christy. I’m glad we have an opportunity to say thanks.
  4. Oh, no. Thanks for letting us know, Christy. Roger was a great guy . . . .
  5. Great story, Chris! Thanks for sharing your adventure. Glad you are happy with your new speakers.
  6. Best wishes on your trip, Chris. Please take pics along the way for us all to enjoy.
  7. My friends in Charleston, SC are preparing for retirement and downsizing and have asked me to help find a new home for their gorgeous Chorus II. Speakers are in excellent condition. Sequential serial numbers. Asking price is $1500. Local pick up only. Please PM me or post here with any questions or if you are interested and I will put you in touch with the owners. Thanks, Bill
  8. Hi David, The in-ceiling speakers work well for side or rear surrounds. I would go 8" instead of 6.5" for fuller sound. I purchased the DS-180CDT from the Klipsch Museum to replace my original RCW-3 (6.5"). The DS-180CDT (8") sound better and I love the snap-in mounting system. I originally tried a complete in-ceiling system in a family room and found I am not a fan of in-ceiling for the front LCR with a video application. In-ceiling is great for ambient listening or for the rear or side surround, but the LCR needs to be either in-wall or a cabinet speaker, imho. Hope this helps . . . . Bill
  9. I have not heard the RP-400C, so that's a question better answered by Corey or someone with direct experience. It seem like the components and specs are close enough to give it a whirl so long as you can exchange for something else.
  10. Welcome Awpopp! I'm glad you found the R-5800 for fronts. I've installed a number of in-wall and in-ceiling Klipsch for several friends as well as my home. We did a 18x26 family room where we started with all in-ceiling speakers. I was not pleased with the front channels coming from the ceiling, so we installed RCW-5, a previous generation 8' in-wall, with much more satisfactory results. Timbre match should not be a problem with your combination. Since you are doing new construction, you have the opportunity to modify the framing to accommodate the center channel in-wall centered under or over the video. Simply box out the studs to accommodate the center speaker. Another option is the phantom center, using just left and right, but I much prefer the added flexibility and control with the center speaker. Hope this helps . . . .
  11. Greetings Forum Family, This is indeed a great opportunity for forum folks to have first access to speakers donated by Klipsch in support of the museum. Please note that the prices are but a few dollars over half price. Roy knows that I have Klipsch in-wall and in-ceiling speakers in my home and have installed them in friends' homes and asked me to share with you. Each of these speakers was voiced by Roy and, therefore, share the Klipsch signature sound. I will be purchasing some of these for additional applications in my own home. My Klipsch pro theater is in need of some ATMOS height speakers and a couple of you have asked about ATMOS height. ATMOS height runs from about 100Hz up and all of the speakers on the list are capable of serving as ATMOS height. I will be purchasing two of the DS-180CDT. The DS-180CDT and the DS-160-CDT both permit modest aiming of both woofer and tweeter. That will allow us to aim the speakers back a bit. The CSM speakers are two speakers in one chassis. There are two tweeters mounted in a dual-voice coil woofer. Both left and right channel are present in one speaker, much like the AWR-650-SM rock speakers. I will be buying two of the DS-180CSM to install in the ceiling over a covered patio and two more for a friend's patio ceiling. The DS-250W LCR look very interesting with similar configuration to the venerable KG-2.5, a real over-achiever. These should make great LCR speakers in the wall around a TV and even better with a sub. For the DIY and tinkerers, any of these speakers could be mounted in a little 1 to 1.5 cu ft cabinet for a variety of applications, like a pair of garage speakers. The in-wall speakers were all designed to be installed in a wall cavity with 16" OC studs and 8' ceiling. That totals about 2.7 cu ft. A little floor standing DIY cabinet 12" wide, 12" deep, and 42" high yields about the same volume. You could build a little mini tower and pop in one of these speakers. I'm sure y'all will have more creative uses. Please let me know how I can help or answer questions . . . . Bill
  12. I have RB-75 about 12’ from seating with 8” RCR-5 directly over head, but about 18” further apart each side than width of seating. Turned them down another 3db from Audyssey settings and it sounds great.
  13. Hi Emmett and welcome to the Forum!! I am researching some interesting up-coming options from the Museum Store (new post to follow). Klipsch does make pendants to which you can add in-ceiling speakers, but that will likely be less satisfying. Klipsch makes the Designer Series that offer two options with pivoting (aimable) woofer and tweeter, the 8" DS-180CDT and the 6.5" DS-160CDT. I am ordering a pair of the DS-180CDT to use as ceiling height speakers so I can aim them back to the listening area. There is a modest 15 degrees of aimability. The Klipsch Museum of Audio History will be offering B stock DS-180CDT for about $175 each and the DS-160CDT for about $152 each, bit over half off. Watch for details coming soon . . . .
  14. I have rear RCR-5 (8" predecessor to 5800) in one room with RB-75 LCR and rear RCR-3 ( 6.5" predecessor to 5650) in another room with RB-75 LCR. The 5 (8") is fuller sounding than the 3 (6.5"). Either speaker will work fine for surround, but you may prefer the larger. I assume you are using a receiver that will allow you to adjust the volume of the rear to an appropriate "front-matching" level. There is no replacement for displacement........
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