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About HenrikTJ

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    Klipsch RP 7.1 system + Marantz AVR

    AVR: Marantz SR5013
    Front: RP-280F
    Center: RP-440C
    Side Surr: RP-160M
    Back Surr: RP-250F
    Sub: R-115SW

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  1. Seems solid to me yes. Especially seeing as I basically have the same setup you're going for haha. On my page you can see my whole system. Same receiver, but contrary to you, I have the old RP speakers equivalent in size to the ones you mentioned.
  2. Sadly they sold shortly after posting that post. Kinda lucky for me that they sold, because I just know I just wouldn't end up painting them... Would probably just use the black one as a center and finally get the acoustic transparent canvas i've always wanted. The white one would basically be spare parts should anything happen
  3. Hi, welcome to the forum! Yes, the combination of Klipsch and Denon is good, though with Klipsch speakers, any amp/avr is a safe choice. Denon might not be the best choice for music listening though. Nice space you got, but vaulted ceilings can be a b!tc# if you're considering atmos. Nice tv, however at which height you should wall-mount it, I couldn't tell you. Nice entry lvl receiver, good choice. Personally, I wouldn't go with the "R" reference series, but they're definitely good for the price. Any of the two matching center speakers. I'd go for the R-34c but the 52c would also work. Overall nice choices all across the board. Would even do as you did with getting the sub before the center even though the center is kinda the most used speaker in a full setup. I would argue that the fronts are more important in a setup in the sense that you could always watch in stereo even though it might not be ideal. As far as next steps go, get a center, then the side surrounds, then the back surrounds or atmos speakers. If you want both, you'll need a new receiver.
  4. Hi all! A very unusual question here. An offer for a pair of used RP-280F popped up on my radar for the price of 3500kr which is about 400usd. Don't know how the prices are everywhere else, but in my country its 1/4 of original price. In other words, VERY cheap. Only problem is that this guy painted only the one speaker white. Don't know if any of you have experience with removing paint from polymer veneer, but is it possible to remove without damaging the cabinet or the black colour underneath?
  5. Hi there! This is going to be a long one, my apologies in advance. Slow-building your system is a very smart move. Better to use smaller amounts of money across a longer period than one one large sum all at once haha. Since you're aiming for a 5.2 system, my recommended order of purchases would be as follows: TV, blu-ray player/gaming console, AVR and cables, front speakers, center speaker swiftly after the fronts and in the end your surrounds. Since you've already picked out your TV, choosing a blu-ray player/gaming console will be easier. There is no point buying a TV that can't handle all your player's features and there is no point in buying a player that might support features your TV can't. Buying a player that can do everything that your TV can handle is perfect and might save you from buying something more expensive with features your system can't handle. Speaker cables should be made of at least 99.9% oxygen free copper. Only step up would be silver, but thats only for people with money to spare and the need to bedazzle. To the human ear, there is no difference in sound between using copper or silver. In addition, the awg/girth of your cables can be determined from guides online saying that the awg you need depends on the length of the cable and what the speaker's ohm is. In much simpler terms, you need not go smaller than 16 or bigger than 12. (Yes, the smaller number awg, the bigger the girth is). Now, since your only previous experience was a soundbar system, you are in the most amazing position where you get to experience different components and hopefully find what sounds the best to you. And yes, I get that this is the Klipsch forum, but klipsch might not be the one for you. The first thing I would have done is to get out and try different speaker- and receiver brands. Since you mentioned best buy, im guessing its through them you will mainly acquire your system from. However, look out for sales. I don't live in the US or Canada, but im given to understand you get some great deals over at your end of the ballpark. The Great news about best buy though, they have a good amount of mainstream brands in the HT market. Don't know if its possible at best buy, but try to get a demo of any speakers you might be interested in. Its important to try a speaker before you buy, but you also have to remember that it will sound differently in your home than what you might experience at best buy. Also remember that different avr/amps will make the same speaker sound differently, not by much, but noticeably yes. Looking at your purposes for your system, I see you included music. Now, for me, that excludes any and all Denon products. They're one of the best for HT, but most would not pick a Denon for music. Thats kinda where Marantz comes in. They are a bit more pricy, but are thought of as a good blend of HT and music. Just as a rule, don't get an Onkyo. I myself love Onkyo. My speakers have never sounded better with any other avr brand, but the HDMI ports on Onkyo receivers are not consistent at all. You're basically playing 50/50 when buying and Onkyo avr these days. Yamaha is great, but haven't exactly got the best room correction software. Obviously, you should get to accumulate your own opinions of these brands, but this was just some common opinions of the overall market on some mainstream brands. All of these modern receivers do support all/most of the streaming services you mentioned. When buying a receiver, you really shouldn't buy the newest version. I myself have a marantz and there was recently launched a new model. I looked at the differences and there was about 4 differences in total that would not in any way improve my experience with the new version of the receiver. Many, including I, will recommend you look at the previous models that will have the same functions and abilities. Maybe even some refurbished ones as well. After you've settled on a system, there is much more to know about how to place your speakers depending on if they're rear/front ported, how to sonically improve your room, if using spikes on your speakers is something you need, how big your subs need to be which depends on your room's total volume, how to mount bookshelf speaker if you get a pair of them, how to setup your avr, if you should do room correction manually or through the software, just to name a few haha... These topics and others such as them, I think would be a better fit for one of your upcoming posts. Good luck with your system. and please say hi to the cat from all of us.
  6. Hi These types of atmos speakers doesn't necessarily need to be placed atop a floorstanding speaker such as your rp4000. You could place them on the floor for that matter, as long as the angles are correct with the sound hitting the ceiling and down to your sitting area. As you point out yourself, there is great space on top of your entertainment console. It would be a good spot to place them, so no worries there. Only thing you need to concern yourself with is the angles being correct, giving you the best atmos experience from these speakers.
  7. Hi Yes, getting a klipsch center would be a good upgrade. Since you've already started on a reference line setup, I would suggest continuing doing so, at least for appearance sakes. Getting another receiver might be a good move for you too. Onkyo's AccuEQ isn't the best of room correction softwares out there. However, before making any quick purchases, I would recommend trying out different receiver brands to get to know what you like the most. I'm assuming this Onkyo is your first avr, so getting to know what else the market has to offer will only be good for you. In addition to getting a klipsch center, speaker placement should also be a focus. Since all of your speakers are rear ported, it is important to not place speakers too close against a wall. We're talking at least 15 inches between speaker and back-wall. All speakers should also point inwards towards the main seating area. If space is a problem, surrounds doesn't have to be directly to the side of the seating area. Don't remember the recommended angles, but they can be a bit off axis. Calibration wise, you can run AccuEQ and do some tweeks later on to crossovers, db levels, distances and such. A common thing with all room correction softwares is underpowering of the center channel. Most people choose to up the db lvl on the center to make it more present. On the other hand, you could also do everything manually. It will take considerably more time, but your understanding of your own system will be a lot better. Most people just run the software program and call it a day, thinking they're getting the best the avr has to offer. Now onto what you're saying about your systems inconsistency of sound. Having to move speakers around based on what movie you're watching seems bizarre. Can't actually think of any reason why that is. Someone else will have to figure that one out i'm afraid, though correctly calibrating your speakers whilst they are placed in the correct positions in the room should help. As for your music, is it possible that you've been listening with different sound modes? For music, I recommend "pure audio". This may also be called "pure direct" or "music optimizer". It should be a button on the left side of your Onkyo's front panel. This setting shuts down everything going on with the receiver that can't contribute to getting the cleanest sound out of your receiver. It basically turns your surround receiver to a 2ch amp. Subwoofers usually don't work when this setting is on. Pure direct is supposed to only support the front left and right, but sometimes it gives signal to the sub too.
  8. Yes, the results there are within reason. However, AccuEq isn't exactly the most accurate of room correction softwares. I'd recommend trying to experiment with different crossovers and sound settings on your Onkyo.
  9. Acoustic panels would do you some good here, but I wouldn't recommend it for you. Sorry if im wrong, but it seems like, from the pictures, that your HT is part of your living room and extends beyond that which is visible in the pictures. Mounting acoustic panels is only done right when you cover ALL places that need to have sound absorbed. This means that you would have to not only get panels for the part of the room where your system is, but the entire room as well. I think you would agree when I say a living room with random acoustic panels everywhere would not look good. Yes, I see you already have curtains there, but as I am able to see through them, it's safe to say they aren't suitable for bouncing off sound waves. They need to be thicker. Just to answer your question about power amps as well: The problem is never the power. Klipsch's speaker are some of the more sensitive on the market too, so they don't require a whole lot to be driven. My guess is that you might not be all that satisfied with the pairing of your marantz receiver and klipsch speakers. If you haven't already, I recommend you try out other receiver brands and find out what sounds the best to you.
  10. I'd switch out the RF-5 with the RB-61 II. Other than that, I agree with the setup you mentioned in your post.
  11. Hi Great system! It seems to me that you could do with some speaker placement. The sofa could be placed a couple of ft closer to the TV, giving your surround speakers a much better angle when pointed towards the listening area(sofa). The fronts should be angled inwards pointing at the listening area. Same goes for the rears as well. Your fronts and rears should also have distance from the back walls, so to not block the speaker ports. Come to think of it, this might be a big factor in the problems you've been having with the sound. A couple of ft from the wall should do. The center should also tilt upwards to the point where the tweeter is pointing at your nose or mouth when seated. From what I see in the pictures, that might not be possible, but as far up as possible should be an improvement. I see that you're not using the spikes that come with your fronts. If you ever feel like the mids are lacking or just want more powerful mids, put on the spikes and get some speaker spike floor protectors. In addition, I also see quite a lot of hard points that can warp the sound and thus your overall listening experience. I'd recommend much thicker curtains for your terrace/balcony door. Glass and sound does not go together. The floor-area closest to your center could do with a thick rug.
  12. There is no need, but they do make life easier. You shouldn't notice any difference in sound with or without plugs. All up to you.
  13. As long as your cable is made out of at least 99.9% clean oxygen free OFC copper, you're good. Some reliable brands are: Amazon basic, Monoprice, blue jeans and installgear. Just to name a few... If you want, you can step it up to silver cables, but I think most people would say silver cables are just jewelry for audio systems. As for cable size, there are plenty of guides online telling you that you have to have a certain size cable depending on the length of the cable and the ohm of the speaker. Not sure how accurate those guidelines are, but regardless, I'd only go as small as 16awg and as big as 12awg
  14. Hi Punchy! Congrats with the new house! May your new HT be amazing! I think you got some of the R, RP and RFs a bit confused here, but not to worry. Personally, I'd go for solution 1. If you're happy with your RF82, why not expand on that. I'm sure solution 1 is the cheaper one too, so there is another bonus. Might I also suggest looking at another brand for your sub. Not that Klipsch's subs aren't great. It's just that there is more (better) out there. Great choice of receivers there. I myself prefer Onkyo when it comes to sound. However, I would be remiss if I didn't warn you about the well known problem with their HDMI ports. There is basically a 40/60 chance of an Onkyo unit's HDMI ports already being broken upon arrival or breaking within the year. Although it might seem so, this information was not meant to give you second thoughts about buying an Onkyo. If anything, it's just pressing the importance of warranty when buying an Onkyo AVR. On the other hand, if you want to gamble, there are certain sites that offer you Onkyo receivers at ridiculous price points. Lastly, I must agree with you. This forum might just be one of the friendliest and most well behaved I've ever been a part of. One can rest assured knowing your post will not only be answered in a courteous manner, but you might learn something new as well. Great day/evening to you!
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