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Klipsch Reference OR Add some budget for Klipsch Reference Premiere

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Hi there, I live in New Zealand and there are quite few choice here.

I am considering the following package, mostly for home theater, I think I won't use them much for music.

 

Klipsch Reference Entertainment Pack with Yamaha Receiver:

Klipsch Reference R26F Floorstanding Speakers (KL-R26F)
Klipsch Reference R15M Bookshelf Speakers (KL-R15M)
Klipsch Reference R25C Centre Speaker (KL-R25C)
Klipsch Reference 8" Subwoofer (KL-R8SW)
Yamaha RXV483 Home Theatre Receiver (RXV483)

Totally $2,810

 

And someone else suggested me to go directly to Klipsch Reference Premiere, which will cost me $8,000 with a suitable AV receiver. As their comment, lower ones just waste money.

I am wondering if they worth the difference.

 

And following is another package from the same seller, I am not sure if it's against the rules here to include it:

Wharfedale Diamond 200 Entertainment Pack with Yamaha Receiver:

Wharfedale Diamond 230 Floorstanding Speakers (DIAMOND-230B)

Wharfedale Diamond 220 Bookshelf Speakers (DIAMOND-220B)

Wharfedale Diamond 220 Centre Speaker (DIAMOND-220CB)

Yamaha NS-SW100 Subwoofer (YA-NSSW100)

Yamaha RXV383 Home Theatre Receiver (RXV383)

Totally $2,288

 

It's a bit cheaper as you can see, so please help me make a decision

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That’s a huge jump and not worth the difference. Here in the states there is not that big of a difference. Either something isn’t right and your dealer is off their rocker, or the markup on RP series is a joke down there 

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On 4/11/2018 at 3:45 PM, Scrappydue said:

That’s a huge jump and not worth the difference. Here in the states there is not that big of a difference. Either something isn’t right and your dealer is off their rocker, or the markup on RP series is a joke down there 

 

Thank you for your reply.

So Klipsch Reference pack has much better cost performance in this case I guess?

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On 4/17/2018 at 9:23 PM, kaminokyoku said:

 

Thank you for your reply.

So Klipsch Reference pack has much better cost performance in this case I guess?

yes reference premier isn't 4 times better. better yes, but not the much, at least not to me because i am not rich. and if you were you would not be asking I'm assuming. 

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Are you sure the price is right for the reference premiere does not seem like they would be that much more even there in New Zealand.. I agree with Scrappy-Doo however I have the rp280f and love them if the prices lower than what you're thinking it is and not much more than the reference I would get those reference premiere instead...

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On 4/22/2018 at 1:36 PM, xo705cf said:

Are you sure the price is right for the reference premiere does not seem like they would be that much more even there in New Zealand.. I agree with Scrappy-Doo however I have the rp280f and love them if the prices lower than what you're thinking it is and not much more than the reference I would get those reference premiere instead...

 

I can find the following:

Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless 5.1 System

$8,999.00

  HD Wireless Control Center    

(2) RP-440WF powered floorstanding speakers    

(2) RP-140WM powered bookshelf speakers    

(1) RP-440WC powered center channel speaker    

(1) RP-110WSW powered subwoofer    

Remote control

 

And if I buy separately:

Klipsch Reference Premier RP-280F Floorstanding Speaker (pair)  $2,999.00  Special Price $2,499.00

RP-440C $1,200

RP-240S $1,500

R-112SW $1,500

 

So actually like three times the price of a reference pack

 

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34 minutes ago, kaminokyoku said:

 

I can find the following:

Klipsch Reference Premiere HD Wireless 5.1 System

$8,999.00

  HD Wireless Control Center    

(2) RP-440WF powered floorstanding speakers    

(2) RP-140WM powered bookshelf speakers    

(1) RP-440WC powered center channel speaker    

(1) RP-110WSW powered subwoofer    

Remote control

 

And if I buy separately:

Klipsch Reference Premier RP-280F Floorstanding Speaker (pair)  $2,999.00  Special Price $2,499.00

RP-440C $1,200

RP-240S $1,500

R-112SW $1,500

 

So actually like three times the price of a reference pack

 

That RP listing you posted are not the RP series we were thinking about. You are now talking wireless powered speakers. My suggestion is to scrap that idea altogether. Avoid the wireless powered speakers, they are being discontinued due to problems. 

 

Here is an idea for you. See if you can contact your dealer to see what these would cost you instead of the powered speakers you had posted above:

 

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-floorstanding-speakers?model=rp-260f

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-center-speakers?model=rp-450c

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-bookshelf-speakers?model=rp-160m

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-subwoofers?model=r-112sw

 

 

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11 hours ago, teaman said:

That RP listing you posted are not the RP series we were thinking about. You are now talking wireless powered speakers. My suggestion is to scrap that idea altogether. Avoid the wireless powered speakers, they are being discontinued due to problems. 

 

Here is an idea for you. See if you can contact your dealer to see what these would cost you instead of the powered speakers you had posted above:

 

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-floorstanding-speakers?model=rp-260f

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-center-speakers?model=rp-450c

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-premiere-bookshelf-speakers?model=rp-160m

http://www.klipsch.com/products/reference-subwoofers?model=r-112sw

 

 

He listed regular rp stuff right below for an Outrageous price. Ain’t worth the astronomical price difference. Although I’m not quite sure how they get the Best Buy stuff so much cheaper it all has to be shipped there no matter what 

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44 minutes ago, Scrappydue said:

He listed regular rp stuff right below for an Outrageous price. Ain’t worth the astronomical price difference. Although I’m not quite sure how they get the Best Buy stuff so much cheaper it all has to be shipped there no matter what 

Whoopsie, I never caught the second part of his post. It doesn't pay to comment on things at 3 am when I am only semi-conscious.

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4 hours ago, Scrappydue said:

He listed regular rp stuff right below for an Outrageous price. Ain’t worth the astronomical price difference. Although I’m not quite sure how they get the Best Buy stuff so much cheaper it all has to be shipped there no matter what 

 

Thank you for your help.

Maybe because very few people buy higher grade here.

I will then just go for the reference pack.

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Oh we almost all buy the higher stuff. However, here, the difference is very minimal 

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