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Subwoofer Sizing - Confused
aabento posted a topic in Home TheaterI'm trying to decide between the Klipsch RP 12" or 15" subwoofer for my HT. My room is 16.5ft long by 14ft wide by 8ft-10in. high. Primary usage in for movies, TV, and occasional sports. I have both a projector screen and 65" TV (TV sits in a cavity between the roll-up screen). The general rule is this forum is "bigger is better" but I have also heard others in other forums suggest that 4 smaller subwoofers (8" to 10") placed in each corner of the room would be better. Also would like to have your feedback regarding placement. I've seen designs with the subs in front, some with them along the sides and some with 2 in front and 1 placed along the back of the wall in a corner. Really confused.
PRO-250RPW In-Walls vs RP-160M for Front Speakers
aabento replied to aabento's topic in Home TheaterThank you for your feedback. The reason I'm limited is because I also have a 72" long credenza in the front, which houses all the AV equipment. This only leaves about 4ft on either side of the credenza. Due to the angles that Dolby Atmos requires the front speakers to be pointed, it cannot fit the sub-woofers and meet the Atmos speaker angles, I guess because the room is more closer to a square than a rectangle. I looked at the specs of each speaker: PRO-250RPW in-walls: 46-23000 Hz, 75 / 300 watts, 94dB, Crossover N/A RP-160M bookshelf: 48-25000 Hz, 75 / 300 watts, 93dB, Crossover 1500 Hz So the 160M's are little "brighter" than the 250RPW's. Would this difference be noticeable? Power handling is the same. Sensitivity - 250RPW's slightly more efficient. Crossover - can't compare because Klipsch doesn't provide it for the in-wall's. Also they are both Reference Premier speakers.
PRO-250RPW In-Walls vs RP-160M for Front Speakers
aabento posted a topic in Home TheaterI want to upgrade to the Klipsch Reference Premiere series but space is a problem in my 14 ft wide by 16-1/2 ft long by 8-3/4 ft high room. The plan is to, over time, upgrade to a 7.2.4 Dolby Atmos configuration. I was reading that the difference between using the RP-280F vs the RP-160M is a question of low range, which a sub-woofer is better suited to handle (I plan to use the RS-112SW sub-woofers). So what about using the Klipsch in-walls instead of the bookshelf RP-160M speakers for front speakers? Also, with the RP-160M's I only have space for 1 subwoofer (hidden inside a credenza). If I use in-wall speakers, then I have floor space for up 2 of the RS-112SW sub-woofers in the front of the room. Grateful for your feedback on this. Equipment Plan Fronts - ??? Center - RP-450CA Subwoofer - RS-112SW Side Surrounds - RP-250S Rear Surrounds - RP-160M Ceiling - 4 Proficient Audio C850 In-Ceiling Speakers AVR - Denon AVR-X4400H Receiver
Upgrading Home Theatre to Atmos
aabento posted a topic in Home TheaterHi Guys, I am new to Klipsch speakers but not new to HT systems. I want to upgrade my 10+ year old HT system because it hardly works with newer competes I have. I also want to upgrade to Dolby Atmos. Attached is the new layout. Room is 14ft wide x 16.5ft long x 8ft-10" high. The existing room was purpose-built 10 years ago with Kinetics isomer clips to provide "floating walls and ceiling", cavities were filled with fibreglass insulation, and two layers of sheetrock was installed, with a 1" Kinetics KUA-100 acoustical foam sandwiched between the sheet rock. Acoustical caulking was also used seal the room. My only concern is the 3 window openings. Equipment is as follows: Existing (to be reused): Subwoofer - B&W ASW608 (repurposed as rear subwoofer) (200W, 32-140Hz, 90dB) Ceiling Speakers - Proficient Audio C850 - 4 of them (repurposed as oversea Atmos speakers) (175W, 28-22kHz, 92dB) Dish Hopper Elite Screens TE92HC2 Proficient IW550 In-Wall Front Speakers (125W, 60-20kHz, 88dB) Samsung PN60F8500 Plasma TV (giving trouble - needs to be replaced) To Purchase: Denon AVR-X4400H Receiver Optoma UHD65 4K Projector Klipsch RP-280F Front Speakers (see above) Klipsch RP-450CA Center Channel Klipsch R-112SW subwoofer Klipsch RP-250S as side surround speakers Klipsch RP-150M or RP-160M as rear surround speakers. LG B7A OLED 4K 65" TV Acoustic Treatments covers for the 3 windows. Questions: 1) As you can see from the diagram, the rear surrounds cannot be mounted on the floor (on speaker stands), because of the entrance door. Would it be okay to mount the RP-160M's on the wall (near to the ceiling) and point downwards to the listening area? Would this be overpowering to the listener sine they are monopole speakers. 2) For this size room, shower I use the RP150M or RP160M for rear surround? 3) Proficient In-Wall IW550 - not sure if to use these as my fronts or go for the Klipsch RP280F ? 4) Due to limitation on front floor space, my plan is to put the Klipsch R-112SW subwoofer inside the middle section of the credenza (it will fit). Any concerns on sound quality? Also any comments on location of the B&W 8" subwoofer at the back right corner of the room (see diagram), 5) Any further ideas on acoustical treatments that would noticeably enhance the sound? 6) From the diagram, you will see that the In-ceiling C850 speakers need to be moved to meet the placement requirements of Dolby Atmos. The front ones don't need to move to far. Can I get away with leaving them where they are or should I move them? 7) As you can see, the entrance door is along the opposite wall to the projector screen. This poses a problem in the day and affects the viewing. Thinking of putting a black curtain along the door but this would be very annoying to go through every day. Any other suggestions? 8) Are the speakers chosen too big for this room? Info so can you suggest other Klipsch models? Thanks alot, Anthony