Greetings, apologies for post length - just trying to be thorough!
I am in the process of selecting speakers for my home theater system. This is really exciting, being the first time I've had the budget to select some quality components. Comparisons among other manufacturers has consistently led me back to Klipsch, which is why I am here!
I have a few questions, but first my setup:
Room: 17ft X 12ft X 8ft (height). TV/front of system is on a 12ft wall.
AVR: Onkyo TX-RZ810
Speaker Setup: 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos
Use Cases: Primary: movies/concerts (UHD BluRay). Secondary: critical music listening.
The Reference Premiere (RP-250) Home Theater System seems to fit my needs. (Unless I have grossly misunderstood room sizing and amplifier/speaker matching guidelines) It includes:
1. Two RP-250F as fronts
2. One RP-440C as center
3. Two RP-240S as surrounds
4. One R-112SW as subwoofer
5. (separate purchase) Two RP-140SA as elevations
Here are my questions:
1. Is this a well-matched set of speakers for my AVR?
2. The RP-440C center speaker is too wide to fit anywhere in my entertainment center. Can the RP-250C be used instead? The specifications are very similar. Research suggests the 250C would have less low-end punch, but with a dedicated sub-woofer, is that really a big deal?
3. There is some information out there suggesting that dipole/bipole speakers (RP-240S) used as surrounds are not ideal for a Dolbly Atmos setup. Is that true? If so, would the RP-150M/160M make good surround substitutes?
I'd really appreciate some expert advice. Being this is my first quality Home Theater System, I really want to do this right!