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Hello all! I grew up around Klipsch products. Dad always has had their speakers. How envious I am of his LaScalla's I've been using a pair of Sony SS-MB215's for probably the last 18 years or so. They did well enough for me in middle/high school and as a young adult with limited funds. I'm 32 now, and I decided they just aren't doing it for me any longer. My office isn't the ideal space-- 8x15x8, carpeted, with nearly zero wall space due to shelves of LEGO(yup, big kid and I love my Star Wars LEGO). My computer desk is centered on the short wall. Currently, I have the Sony's sitting on the floor on each side of the desk. There is roughly 8-12" behind the speakers, and I have them angled slightly towards the center of the room. I suppose the term is near field listening, as the only time I'm using then is while at my computer. These speakers are used for PC gaming and music, both at fairly loud volumes. As far as music goes, I mainly listen to heavy metal (Lamb Of God, Attila, Iron Maiden, In Flames) but do run through some EDM on occasion. I don't remember the model number of my receiver(it's old) but it's a Pioneer 5.1 DD unit. I run a fiber connection between it and a Creative Labs SB unit in my PC. The receiver has been on the fritz lately (sometimes will drop a channel, power off and then on for no reason, and has turned into a space heater when just listening to a news podcast at lower levels). I was looking at the R28PF's. I like that they are self powered, have the sub out, and the specs are pretty decent. I don't have any desire to in the future change into a surround system. If I went with the non-powered ones, I would have to get another receiver. I'm not completely against doing that, but it's not ideal. I had thought about a pair of The Sixes and a sub, but I don't have any room on my desk. It's filled with a 38" ultrawide curved monitor and a 27" monitor. So, what does the collective think? I'm ready to assimilate, but just need advice on the correct hardware. I'm not wanting to spend much more than a grand at this time. Thanks for any advice!
Hi, After thirty years of waiting I'm finally getting a man cave and the only problem left is choosing a good sound system! The room is pretty small only 11ft across. Is the room too small for the larger packages RP280 or RP250? I've read that the speakers might be too large to produce good sound in smaller rooms, but I do want the richer and deeper sound which I guess the larger speakers are better at? Please help a novice, can I go with the larger speakers or is the rp160 a better choice?