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  1. According to the information you have provided about speaker setup you won't have the ability to run height speakers at this time. It looks as if you can run a 7.1 or possibly 7.2 if you have dual sub pre outs. To run heights you will need to sacrifice the rears and use that input as your heights but I am no expert in this field. It will all be up to your listening tastes so you may want to experiment a bit. If it were me I would rather use it as 2 fronts,center,2 surrounds(sides) and 2 rears with 1 or 2 subs and leave out the height channel. To have a 9.1 or 9.2 etc to utilize the height channel you will need a AVR with the additional processing ability and 2 more speaker terminals similar to 2 fronts,center,2 surrounds(sides) 2 rears,2 heights. I don't know anything about the AVR-X3700H so others may chime in with suggestions regarding this unit. These speakers are efficient so going for the most expensive AVR based on wattage is the wrong approach. Look for usable features that suite you and by all means ask questions about what you are looking at if you don't go with the 3700. I can only recommend Onkyo as far as AVR's are concerned as that is the only brand I have ever owned so I don't have anything else to compare them to. As mentioned above you can always add power with external amps if the AVR of choice has pre outs .
  2. If you haven't already I would try contacting Klipsch directly and see if they can advise you. I had an issue not long ago with a faulty woofer on one of my RP-240's and they sent me a new replacement free of charge and it was at my house in 2 day's. I had it changed out and back on the wall in about an hour.
  3. I'm in a similar situation as I have a RZ-840 running a 9.2 setup. I do probably 60% movies,30% gaming and the other 10% music and it's plenty loud especially in my basement. I have a lot of wall treatment to reduce vibration as well. I'm thinking about getting a 3-5 channel amp from either Outlaw or Emotiva to power the 2 mains and center channel only as to reduce a little strain on the AVR. The 840 by no means needs it but I like to tinker and just want to see if it makes any difference mostly with music playback. I have noticed that the prices have gone up on the amp's I was interested in and some models are NLA possibly due to everything going on so I'm holding off until December or after the first of the year to see if there are any deals to be had. These speakers are efficient power wise so I'd say the AVR you have is plenty for them unless you are like me. Like Tim Allen said it just needs "More Power". I can't disagree .....LF
  4. 12ga was the right choice. Don't skimp on the subwoofer cable either as I feel this get's overlooked at times and is just as important.
  5. Welcome , You opened the door on this one! I agree on getting the features you like when choosing and it may depend on availability right now with everything going on. You may have to wait a bit depending on what you choose due to backorders but I'm not really sure. If it were me I wouldn't just grab anything that's available since you seem to be compiling a very nice set up. Are you able to demo any of the AVR's you have picked? I have heard different brands produce different sounds so it would be best to see what suits your ear's if you are able to test drive. I'm an Onkyo fan myself and would recommend they are not left off of your list as I've had a few over the years that have been shuffled around as I upgraded and have not been disappointed by them. Unfortunately I don't have any personal experience comparing them to anything else so I am biased but have been happy with their sound reproduction especially when I made the switch to Klipsch. I hope this didn't sound like an ad!
  6. I agree with upgrading the center as it's your main speaker for dialogue etc. I have 2 different systems with 8's downstairs for cinema and a pair of R-610's upstairs on a 7.1 setup for music listening only. I can tell you the 6's will not disappoint but if it were me and only wanting to spend once I would go with the 280's if possible. Welcome and it's a slippery slope this hobby lol.
  7. All great answers, DSOM is always a good choice. Echo's is a little weird in the middle but I usually (cough) fast forward until where you can just hear Rick's keyboard fading back in. Like everyone else it's hard to pin down a few songs but I feel "One Of These Days" should be mentioned as one that doesn't miss a chance to get played every time as well. Shamus is a good test but having 2 large dogs in the house is asking for trouble if it gets played.
  8. I can verify wire choice makes a difference. I will admit when I switched my old wire was questionable. I went with 12Ga OFC and some middle of the ground banana plugs. It made an audible difference. All purchased on Amazon
  9. I posted a version of this topic in the audio section today asking anyone if they enjoy experiencing any Pink Floyd music. Being home theater section I have a few of their concerts on blue ray and DVD as well. Does anyone else enjoy watching these and what is your go to. I was late to the experience so I never had a chance to see them live so experiencing their music through albums and movies are as close as I can get. I remember watching a documentary about them and a reporter was said to have mentioned that hearing Pink Floyd play was the loudest thing he had ever heard. Now that's funny , I do the best I can to get close to that. 1-Pulse DVD set. I'll admit disc2 sees more use 2-Live at Pompeii movie (Meddle version) 3-Album - DSOM or Wish You Were Here. Put either in and enjoy all the way through especially DSOM with all the effects bouncing around the room.
  10. This question may have been asked before but does anyone experience any Pink Floyd in here? I've seen a few mentions here and there so I know there's a few who know. What is your favorite album or track? 1-Echos from the Meddle album 2-Time ,especially after the clocks stop chiming 3-SYD
  11. 7.2.2 Atmos all the time when possible with movies and games. Music is a different story , I've seen that there are a few other Floyd fans in here🌓
  12. Have you considered bi-wiring the R-28's? There are usually two camps on this as some can tell a difference and some can't. This may have to do with the receiver being used but I'm no scientist and won't even open that door. I can tell you with my Onkyo amp and bi-wiring my R-28's I could tell a immediate difference in clarity compared to a single wire set up. I was running a R-25C as a front channel but switched to a RP-450C and both sounded good matched with the R-28's. I've made several changes since switching the center channel and would need to do a back to back comparison to determine a winner in that match up. I decided to stay in the 4" woofer range for all my surrounds mostly for my OCD since I run all of them without grills and my main system is in my basement with low ceilings. I just figured 1/2 the size of the front tower woofers for everything would be sufficient.
  13. Oops lol , My comment still stands! I read them all without noticing the dates as well.
  14. Thank you everyone for the advise. I took a look at the La Scala's and wow ! Maybe I should have put a bit of a cap on the spending amount since that escalated so quickly lol. Like everything else there's really no limit on how much one could spend upgrading. I'm going to hold off on buying an external amp and new front towers for the moment. I have only recently bi wired the front towers and can tell a difference in sound. I really only wanted to upgrade to the RP-8000's just so everything would match. I wonder how much of a difference I would notice between the R's and the RP's other than the firing ports being reversed and tweeter design? I'll search around in my area and see if I can find a retailer that can provide a demo when the stores re open and everything settle's down. An in home demo would be ideal to get around the smoke and mirrors that may be in place in a showroom.
  15. I agree with everyone else. Looks like you made your purchase already so that's good. I can tell you from my tinkering around when I upgraded my basement set up I had old who knows what brand 14ga wire that was x years old. I rewired everything using oxygen free copper 12ga and banana plugs that there was a considerable change in sound. I couldn't believe some of the prices I saw for wires. I'm in the wrong business apparently!
  16. I was using my RP-140's on top of my front towers for awhile (as reflection) and could tell a difference with them on and off. Just experimenting I have hung them on the wall directly above and behind them about 6 inches from the ceiling and can tell about the same amount of difference with them up there. It probably has more to do with the room than anything but I will leave them there for now. It really didn't take long to do it so I'd give it a shot if you like to tinker around with everything a bit like I do.
  17. Hello everyone , I just wanted to introduce myself as I am here to learn and figure out how to spend more money chasing that ultimate "Sound" I am an intermediate home theater enthusiast and have been switching things around here and there for years trying to improve my system. I want to look like the guy on the old poster being blown away by sound. My current basement system is as follows.. Onkyo TX-RZ840 receiver Onkyo DX-C390 CD player Klipsch R-28F front towers bi wired (will be purchasing RP-8000's soon) Klipsch RP-440C center Klipsch RP-140SA front Atmos height X2 Klipsch RP-240 side X2 Klipsch RP-240 rear X2 Klipsch SPL-120 subwoofer X2 One in front and one behind the listening area Along with the RP-8000's I plan to purchase either an Outlaw 5000 or Emotiva external amp to bi amp my front tower and center channels (suggestions welcome). My receiver is only 6 months old so I don't plan to change that anytime soon. My upstairs system is built from everything that I changed in the basement except for the front towers and CD player. I won't be changing this set up much except moving the R-28F's upstairs and replacing the R-610's with them. The 610's will probably go to the garage or I'll sell them off as they are only 6 months old as well. Onkyo NR-656 receiver Onkyo DX-C390 CD player (I'm an Onkyo junkie) Klipsch R-610 front towers Klipsch R-25C center Klipsch R-14M rear Klipsch RP-140SA side Klipsch R-12 subwoofer The basement is my primary listening area and where I'll be focusing most of my energy but knowing me this probably will not last lol. The basement is 65% movies and video games 35% music (Pink Floyd and AC/DC). Upstairs is 100% music as there is no TV and I have no plans to install one in that room. As stated I'm here to learn and am open to suggestions and tinkering tips......Ben
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