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Electronics are not part of the 6k, with that said I would like to stay around 7500. The jog sticks out 24 inches from the back wall. Yes the system will have to be new. The cabinets on the lower half will probably house the electronics while the upper half will have things such as pictures and décor items.

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How would something like this do in the room. This is part of the Gallery series. The are not as large as some the floor standing speakers but, they can be wall mounted. They will need a couple of subwoofers for the bass. Subwoofer are need anyway for a Home Theater. The price tag is roughly $1,900. It is a good ideal to run things pass him to make sure he likes it.

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How would something like this do in the room. This is part of the Gallery series. The are not as large as some the floor standing speakers but, they can be wall mounted. They will need a couple of subwoofers for the bass. Subwoofer are need anyway for a Home Theater. The price tag is roughly $1,900. It is a good ideal to run things pass him to make sure he likes it.

With that large of a room, the Gallery series would be very underwhelming imho. Plus with the budget she posted, there are way better options.

Maybe look into the THX in wall line up. These would meet all the parameters you listed...

http://www.klipsch.com/architectural-thx-speakers

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first I think we should all be looking for a fine lady like asica335. Tat's one fine woman. I would steer away from the inwall with that budget. looking at your room it has lots of potential. RF7s was a reasonable idea. I think your room can handle that. also when you move, you can take your system with you.

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first I think we should all be looking for a fine lady like asica335. Tat's one fine woman. I would steer away from the inwall with that budget. looking at your room it has lots of potential. RF7s was a reasonable idea. I think your room can handle that. also when you move, you can take your system with you.

From the first post; "I know he wants an In-wall 7.2 system." Don't rock the boat.

Nice looking home. Love the ceilings.

The reference speakers are nice too:

http://www.klipsch.com/architectural-reference-speakers

Try to go in wall and no tin ceiling if you can help it.

Also try to use the same speakers all the way around. If you cannot, use better speakers for the front three.

You will need a subwoofer. How do you feel about having one in your room in a corner?

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After doing an in ceiling apeaker install doing inwall isnt as simple as it sounds. Doing in wall may result in removal of drywall to run wires through beams and headers and fire breaks which you probably have because of wall heights and exterior walls.

I would include him on what you are doing bbecase this is a large chunk of change.

In your size space the rf7 set will be your target or heritage speakers. You have an enormous volume to fill up. I have a space probably half your volume and my rf7s do great and can more than fill your space properly.

Subs are another matter and I would explore brands other than klipsch to meet your needs.

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Thanks Turbox for the compliment.

He was planning to do all "in wall" speakers for this room. Wires have been already run throughout the room, all that would need to be done is too cut the speakers in.

I don't mind having subwoofers in the corners as long as they are not too big. I've seen "in wall subwoofers" but through my research so far the consensus is to stay away.

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How about this guys.... I just buy the THX in wall speakers. Seeing that they are best in wall Klipsch has to offer. He will like that. And I believe they are better than the Reference Series. Correct?

Front R/L would be KL-6504

Center KL-6502

Sides R/L KL-6502

Rear R/L KS-7800

Still need subs and a receiver.

If I go over budget I will leave the side surround speakers out.

YES or NO

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How about this guys.... I just buy the THX in wall speakers. Seeing that they are best in wall Klipsch has to offer. He will like that. And I believe they are better than the Reference Series. Correct?

Front R/L would be KL-6504

Center KL-6502

Sides R/L KL-6502

Rear R/L KS-7800

Still need subs and a receiver.

If I go over budget I will leave the side surround speakers out.

YES or NO

If going inwalls this is what I was thinking,

Though I would do 3 of the KL-6504s and turn one horizontal for the center, that way they would match better. Second use the KS-7800 as a side surround as that is what they were intended to be. Use the KL-6502s for the rear. All that looks to put you at 4850, that is all most 3000.00 on subs and receiver but its going to be tricky at that price. So I would hold off on the rear surrounds(kl-6502 if it were me) that way you would have 3650 or so on the subs and receiver.

I don't know anything about receivers right now someone may have a better idea, but here is a idea.

http://www.vanns.com/shop/Onkyo-TX-NR717-Black-7-2-channel-networking-home-theater-receiver/product-538859304

Subs I would go diy if you could, you could build some pretty heavy hitters for less then 2000. Then you would be under budget. But if not you are going to have to do some shopping, I would go with 2 if you could. Just some ideas.

I don't know how good these are, I just hear the name quite a bit.

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/uls-15Dual.html

But all that would be under 7000.00

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How about this guys.... I just buy the THX in wall speakers. Seeing that they are best in wall Klipsch has to offer. He will like that. And I believe they are better than the Reference Series. Correct?

Front R/L would be KL-6504

Center KL-6502

Sides R/L KL-6502

Rear R/L KS-7800

Still need subs and a receiver.

If I go over budget I will leave the side surround speakers out.

YES or NO

YES.

You will never get a straight answer here and eventually someone will recommend Jubilees (don't ask :blink: ). Audio-nerds like us like to debate this stuff past the point that any normal person can tolerate.

Your idea sounds like a plan. The only change that I would make is to use 3 KL-6504's for the front if the bigger center will fit. The specs say that they can be mounted horizontal or vertical. If you do not have the room for the wider center, then go for the center that you picked.

He is going to be very happy and you will really enjoy the system.

Here is a distributor in Las Vegas that can help you with a bundle system. They have been around for a while but I have never dealt with them.

Here is what you are looking for:

http://sounddistributors.com/buynow.asp?action=detail&prid=1720&crid=305&cat_name=HOME+THEATER+BUNDLES

Here is it with a really nice receiver and still in your budget:

http://sounddistributors.com/buynow.asp?action=detail&prid=1721&crid=305&cat_name=HOME+THEATER+BUNDLES

Opt for the SW 310 subwoofer. It is small enough not to intrude and you should both be happy with it.

You will need to call them to get what you want. They will put together a package and you should be able to upgrade the center and add the two additional speakers.

Research the prices on their website so you know what they should be adding for the extra speakers.

Good luck to you and let us know how you both like it when installed.

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the klipsch THX are geared for those looking for a real home conema experience. This is not tsay that the reference line or the others aren't but they THX was made for the sole purpose of delivering cinema sound level experiences. The THX series also meets the criteria of THX and is a license that klipsch pays for. All because it bears the THX designation doesn't mean that non-THX is junk, rather, a lot of the time it is just not rated by THX and a designation isn't acquired and paid for.

Since you are already wired for in-wall it is a great option to go with.

In-wall vs freestanding speakers are two completely different animals and I would only do in-wall if there is just no other way that you will be satisfied. Performance levels vary drastically between the different types. The THX would be solid IMO over the reference becuase they have their own sealed enclosures and are more designed to hit the sound levels you will most likely require in your room. The THX is expensive.

I would steer clear of in-wall subs. There are a ton of subs to choose from out there and with your THX set, you HAVE to have a good sub paired to it because the THX in-wall system is not designed to hit the lows. You can do the "DIY" route for more bang for the buck but it has to be something your hubby wants to do or it's pointless. If he wants an out of the box solution:

SVS PC13-Ultra Cylinder X 2- http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/cylinder/pc13-ultra#.Ur9xE_RDsoM

or

SVS PB13-Ultra Box X 2 - http://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/ported-box/PB13-Ultra#.Ur9xr_RDsoM

or

Rythmik Audio is another good contender and you could get some good 15" subs in there.

Your room is so large that you need some good subs.

Components wise, i wouldnt skimp and I would get a good quality outboard amp. those THX drivers are in sealed enclosures which means they usually need a bit more juice to get them going because a sealed environment impedes their movement than free air or a ported enclosure. This takes you into another realm and there are tons of options to choose from. Bang for the buck is Outlaw Audio or Emotiva. Outlaw audio has a bigger selection of higher power 7 channel amps:

Outlaw Audio Model 7700 - 7 Channels X 200 Watts - http://outlawaudio.com/products/7700.html or with unbalanced RCA connections http://outlawaudio.com/products/7200.html

or

Outlaw Audio Model 7125 - 7 Channels X 125 Watts - http://outlawaudio.com/products/7125.html (i have this amp and it rocks!)

or

Outlaw Audio Model 2200 - Buy 7 Mono Blocks with 200 watts each - http://outlawaudio.com/products/7125.html

or

Emotiva XPA-5 - 5 Channels X 200 Watts - http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpa-5 + XPA 2 - 2 Channels at 300 watts - http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/xpa-2-gen-2

and a

processor and the the Emotiva Processor is getting good praise over the outlaw - Emotiva UMC-200 http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/processors/products/umc200

AVR's have their place but to me, when you go and spend $6,000 plus on speakers and you hook up a $500 it makes me tear. There are other brands too that you can look at and many are good. I like my outlaw audio a lot and i push it because I had an emo XPA-5 and found the outlaw to be smoother and quieter. This is a debate since many members here have quiet emo's while other have had noisy ones. In either case, you have good customer service and warranties.

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Where are you located? And give mike a call at acoustic sound design and inquire about the 7 thx in wall speakers. I have the thx ultra package myself. They are great but I will be selling very soon to build some of my own speakers most likely. Too bad you couldn't fit them I'd sell em to ya and save you a lot of money.

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Just tell your beloved boyfriend he has 6K to spend on speakers and send him to the forum. Things can possibly get a little discombobulated if you go through a middle man(woman). :o Of course your main goal here is to please him. :wub:

Bill

Pssh, $6k can get you Disney World 'round these parts. Agreed, send him over, we'll get him headed in the right direction. Probably for less than that, too.

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With that large of a room, the Gallery series would be very underwhelming imho. Plus with the budget she posted, there are way better options. Maybe look into the THX in wall line up. These would meet all the parameters you listed...

Yes, with that size budget the THX line would be a great choice and keep things off the floor which sounds like one of the sticking points. The In wall speaker can make for a very nice looking room.

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Just an update... to compliment the THX speakers, I have chosen 2 sb-13 ultra subs. Now all I need to do is to pick out a receiver. More help Please. Thank you very much for everyones help!!!!!!!

Am I on the right path for a happy hubby??
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