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  1. At least two R-115SW's if you stick with Klipsch residential offerings. There's a new line coming out in a few months you might be interested in, real wood veneer, would match your heritage stuff better, slightly better amp with a dsp that has room correction. It's shown in part in the Asian CES booklet.
  2. Need more subwooferage. Also consider the new Fortes for rear surrounds.
  3. Crushed panne velvet from theatrical supply company Rose Brand in the background.
  4. I don't think you will have enough bass response for it to matter at all. If you really were worried about it, reinforce the back of the tile with plywood.
  5. The modules aren't as impressive as most people think especially when you only have two. I like the RP-280FA, and you'd probably be ok with four modules, but if it's a question of two modules vs. two ceiling speakers, ceilings win every time in my opinion.
  6. SurgeX. Furman Elite when somebody wants to cheap out.
  7. Yeah that wasn't the smartest move on his part. Also that is a big room to only have one 12. The direct firing ones will work ok but you don't want to have them firing right into your ear. The diffused version will probably be more friendly to the outside seat unless you have a ton of space. That's the official THX recommendation for side surrounds anyway. Rear surrounds are supposed to be direct firing. you can get away with either sometimes, just depends on the circumstance. In-walls are always a compromise. Given your space and situation I would highly recommend building a false wall and having a higher caliber of speakers behind the screen. You have the perfect opportunity to do it the right way. You're just shooting yourself in the foot messing with cheap in-walls. It will work but man you're going to kick yourself later on. Even if you only got bookshelves right now, you can upgrade in the future. You put cheap in-walls in now and call it good, and all you will ever have is cheap in-walls. The THX you mentioned are about as nice as you can get as far as Klipsch in-walls goes, but still.
  8. Sure it wasn't a bowling ball?
  9. I'm listening to Paul Simon on vinyl and these Forte's are thumping. Bass guitar is very defined and those african drums are really nice.
  10. Amateurs.
  11. Fortes don't need to be that far out. I have them like 8" from the wall and the bass is killer even in a 9,000 cubic foot room. Literally sounds like I have a pretty nice sub or two even with a tiny little 50 watt Marantz slim line receiver. If bass is anemic with Forte III's, I have a hard time saying it's the fault of the speakers from what I've seen.
  12. It would work but at the minimum it would introduce more reflections than what is ideal. Ideally for the fronts you'd have controlled directivity. With these surrounds, you're spraying sound all over the place. Consider some in-walls or the new designer on-walls if you had to keep the fronts off the ground. IF you can get away with it, go all out and build a false wall to hide everything, but I'm guessing that this isn't feasible.
  13. I'm well aware of the tenets of identical LCR's, and promote it any time I can, but most people with TV's still want a horizontal center. This is a customer from just last week, he got La Scala's and an RC-64ii. It would be cool if there were a Heritage-inspired solution that was an obvious choice for such situations. People are going to continue to buy horizontal centers anyway, they might as well match.
  14. It's edge glued 1" pine panels and 2.5" laminated poplar square posts.
  15. New audio rack built by my 13 year old daughter. Hopefully it works out. I literally let her do the whole thing. Parasound Halo preamp and A23, plus Marantz CD and record players.