I recently purchased a HTIB with Klipsch reference theater pack and a pioneer vsx-lx303 atmos ready 9.2 receiver. Having realized that the satellite speakers don’t sound that great when it comes to music I’ve decided to upgrade my mains L and R front speakers, while keeping the weak center channel satellite speaker and the 8 inch sub as-is and relegating the satellites as height speakers. I will end up with a 5.1.2 system when the first pair of satellites will serve as my front heights and the second pair of satellites will serve as my surrounds. Maybe I will eventually upgrade the center channel and the surrounds. First, what do you guys think of this idea, particularly the weak center channel?
I am also debating between getting the 600-m’s or the 280f’s for the mains. My room is 15x12 feet and it is connected to the dining room. I have 9 foot ceilings. Will this space be too small for the 280f’s?
Also, there are neighbors below me and I want to be considerate of the noise level. I presently shut off the sub in the evenings. I also plan to get an isolation pad to place under the sub. I don’t think I will be listening to the system very loud.. but if I get the rf-280f’s will they be too loud and too much bass? Initially I had an idea that I could just lower the rf-280 bass frequencies.. but just noticed that my receiver’s EQ can only control the frequencies on all channels, not individual channels. Will loud noise be a problem if I get the 280f’s?