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Joao Humberto

RP-260F Vs RP-160M

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I live in Brazil, at the end of the year I'm going to Florida, and I'm intending to buy a set of 2.0 speakers. Firstly i thought about the sixes(499$), but after a few negative reviews complaining about boomy bass and requiring a really good placement (and in my room i don't have plenty space for putting them on their best position possible) I decided to look after a few others, I found the RP-160M (399$), would match with the Yamaha A-S301BL(349$), and after a few more research I found the towers RP-260F that in my country I can buy for around 800$ converted, completing 1150$, I don't work yet, so this is really a lot of money for me. Any suggestions? Should I buy the sixes? Is there a difference between the towers and the 160s that worth that difference? 

 

I do not have plans to add a sub, since my mainly objective with this set is music and games, some movies eventually. And as I said, i have a small room and live in a apartment with my parents, so I couldn't turn it up all the way.

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If no plans for a sub, then the 260F is the way to go.  This is unless you are putting the speakers on some type of table or shelf.  If not then the 260F would take up about the same floor space as the RP-160M on a stand but provide much better bass if you require it.

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The bass of the rp160ms is just fine. Really depends on the music genre and the mastering.

If you do not have a bookshelf or cabinet, you are better off with the towers.

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1 hour ago, parlophone1 said:

How big or small your room is? 

Maybe the bookshelves is all you will need.

Floorstanders in a small room could have problems.

If you have a problem in a smaller room, plug the ports :-).  You never know if you will have a larger room someday.  

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I have found that plugging the rear ports of my smallish RF floorstanders changed the acoustic characteristic too much in mid-bass and bass areas of the speakers.  So in my also small  room this in no way to go for a better sound.

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I had 160’s in a 17’ x 13’ room and they were fantastic. I listen to a lot of rock music and the bass was incredible, room shaking. I also tried 5000’s and felt that I lost some of the 160’s imaging.

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