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  1. Thank you! Them I will be def. in the market then for an RP-450C. Second sub is still in question because of the available real estate for it. Replacing the current one to a 15" could work though. So as for the Atmos, I believe that with living room conditions you don't get that much, a properly set up 5.1 or 7.1 can be almost as good (especially with bipole surrounds placed above ear level). In my system I can clearly have "height" information produced as well. The second challenge is, in Hungary where I live is typical to build a house from brick and concrete. My ceiling is monolith concrete, which is stuffed with pipes (ceiling heating and cooling with heat pump). So it's practically impossible to install a speaker in it, nor it is possible to create a "fake" ceiling from drywall because the concrete ceiling would lose it's heat transfer ability.
  2. Thank you and billybob! Forgot to mention that I do not have Dynamic Volume, Dynamic EQ or anything like that turned on. It's only the MultEQ XT 32 at Reference mode. Crossovers are 80Hz all.
  3. Hello everyone, I would welcome comments on the 3 questions I have regarding my current system (which I love btw): RP-150M fronts, RP-250C center, RP-250S surrounds and R-112SW subwoofer powered by a Denon X4200W AVR. Placement is: Distance between LR is ~8 feet. LR's are on a speaker stand with tweeters approx ear level Center is between them on a cabinet, pointing ear level Surrounds are on side walls at ~100 degree and their tweeters are almost 2 feet above ear level All this in an ~538 square foot rectangular open area. The actual living room is a bit less than halve of this, behind the couch and surrounds are the dining room and kitchen. MLP is right in front of the center, 11 feet away Questions I have: In movies, sometimes center feels too localized, like I can exactly tell where it is. Would upgrading to an RP-450C help in that? Sometimes the center feels too dominating in the front stage. The whole system is properly calibrated with MultEQ XT32 (Audyssey), and also calibrated on PC with MiniDSP UMIK-1 - same is happening. Is this normal? If not, what should I do? Is it a placement issue, or should I just reduce centers gain in the AVR? What upgrade paths you'd recommend strictly for movie watching? Like upgrading center to RP-450C. Would it fit the RP-150M-s? Any other AVR in this "league" which could be a better match for this system? Keep in mind I'm not interested in Atmos. I'm also thinking on upgrading the sub to R-115SW or an Ultimax 15" DIY build. I do appreciate any constructive comments! Thanks, Adrian
  4. So I installed surrounds yesterday and they sound awesome. I don't have any experience with "timbre matching" but they didn't sound way off, downloaded some Dolby, DTS and THX demos and trailers to test. It seemed very smooth. My couch is almost at the back wall, one thing I noticed the surrounds sound way better if I turn 45 deg into my position rather than just hanging them on the wall. I would be still interested what others think to pair R-14S surrounds with RP-150M fronts and possible RP-250C center. Thank you.
  5. Greetings, I recently started to build up my HT because of a good deal on a pair of brand new RP-150M's. I bought Denon X540BT to drive them. Not even 2 weeks passed and I started to miss the surrounds and center, so I bought a pair of R-14S surround speakers. I know RP line would fit it better, but considering the almost 4x price difference between the R-14S pair and RP-240S pair (clearance deal on first, overpriced tag on second) I was wondering if it will fit my setup well or not. Cable only arrives tomorrow, haven't even had a chance to try them. So really, the first question is, considering the line and speaker differences, will I notice any huge difference in sound from surrounds vs front stage? Second, is RP-250C the only good center to complete front stage? Or maybe R-25C could also work. (If yes, would it be way "off" in sound?"). I appreciate any help in this - thank you. Regards, Adrian
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