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  1. Hi all! After a couple of months searching for an entry level 5.1 HT setup I am happy to announce that I am now the proud owner of a Klipsch Reference II system. Really happy to have joined the club! For full disclosure, I have been listening to music, watching TV/movies and playing games using a (rather crappy) HTIB purchased 8 years ago. The centre channel was no longer working so I thought it would be about time to upgrade. I don't know why it took me so long but since I'm new here I hope that you won't hold that against me for now. What I do know is that I can't wait to get my new kit: Pair of RF-52 II as fronts RC-52 II for the centre channel Pair of RB-41 II at the back, sitting on Atacama Moseco 7 stands A single SVS SB-1000 as the subwoofer All of the above powered by a Sony STR-DN1050, which I can get with a 40% discount Over the coming months I'm considering to add the following: Second SVS SB-1000 sub Pair of R-14S surrounds (Still "maybes": Atacama's Evoque Eco 60-40 or Milan Reference 10 rack from Custom Design) I think that what I have already purchased will be sufficient for the time being. Going forward, I might want to run a 7.2 setup in the living room or, perhaps more likely, put the surrounds there and move the RB-41 II speakers to my study (Zone 2) as a 2.0 set up for music. I'll see how that goes and, if I may, keep you all updated. Just in case this helps, the system in the living room will be used for: Music (20%): Spotify/AirPlay streaming and very occasionally CD Games (30%): PS4, PS3 Video (50%): Series and movies using Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HD cable service, DVD and Blu-Ray. One or two football (soccer) games per week. The two questions I have are pretty basic but I'd greatly appreciate your advise: Question 1: Should I keep the RC-52 II centre speaker or should I really have it swapped for the RC-62 II instead? Reading through the forum I seem to have picked up that the RC-42 II and the RC-52 II are relatively similar but the RC-62 II is a real step up in terms of sound (dialogue) clarity for movies. Taking into account what I had (or in this case actually, since it wasn't working anymore, didn't have!) the HT setup I purchased will already make a huge difference so I'm considering keeping it all unchanged... unless you insist that I should really shell out a bit more cash and change the centre channel to the RC-62 II. Question 2: Can I find any use at all for any of the HTIB components or should I just chuck them in the bin and move on? This is what we're talking about (click here if you must see how that looks like): Sony STR KSL40 amp 4x Sony SS MSP50 satellite speakers 1x Sony SS CNP50 centre speaker (not working) 1x Sony SA WMSP40 sub This is probably nothing worth hanging on for much longer, especially now that the amp starts buzzing every time I crank up the volume just a bit. Actually, that's primarily what convinced my wife that an upgrade was "needed"! I'll be receiving everything listed in the first set of bullet points between over the next 10 days or so... can't wait to connect the system, configure it and start getting the neighbours to wonder why London suddenly became a seismic area. Thanks in advance! P.S.: It got pretty late here in the UK so I'll go to bed and, if needed, respond to any questions you might have for me tomorrow. Good night!
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