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Advice to replace R-14m with RP Series

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Hi, this is my first post to the community. 
 I currently have a Denon AVR x2300w, with Klipsch R-14m L/R fronts and a Klipsch R-100SW 10". The R-14m's with R-100sw 10” sub are just too lacking for 2 channel music.  I always expected to upgrade them when I bought them on sale.  They can be a little harsh at even mid  volume. I like a mix of music but def old and new rock, blues, electronic. Soft and Loud. I like mid-high volume typically. System is in a room 11x20. So i sit facing the long wall about 9-10 feet back. I am trying to decide between RP-5000 and RP-6000, or possible RP-600m and will continue to use the sub.  I’m also interested in the RP-250f or RP-260f, since they are at a discount now and seem to to be similar, though I haven’t heard any of them.   I think I’d prefer the floor standers.  I have a center r-250c, and plan to use the R-14’s as tear surrounds for movies , or 2 channel in my office above my desk.  I mostly stream hi res on Qobuz, and listen to vinyl utilizing the pure direct mode, so no processing just speaker placement and crossovers. 

Any input would be much appreciated. 
Thanks. 

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I've never heard the R-14m but I'll assume it sounds like Reference II line. 

 

I compared the Reference II with Reference Premiere here at my room and I noticed that the RP is a Reference with the loudness button on. 

 

It has a strong bass and a strong upper highs with no mids. 

 

I'm a big fan of 2.1 configuration, so a strongly suggest you to keep your sub and choose a pair of books to play with it. It's pretty hard to find a floorstander that plays bass like a sub. 

 

Instead of spending money with new speakers, I'd try to equalize your speakers a little bit. Do a subtractive EQ at mids doesn't hurt at all and can surprise you. 

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Crutchfield has a good deal on RP160M (predecessor to RP600M). I just bought a pair and they sound very good. 

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On 7/20/2020 at 9:48 PM, Bluj said:

Hi, this is my first post to the community. 
 I currently have a Denon AVR x2300w, with Klipsch R-14m L/R fronts and a Klipsch R-100SW 10". The R-14m's with R-100sw 10” sub are just too lacking for 2 channel music.  I always expected to upgrade them when I bought them on sale.  They can be a little harsh at even mid  volume. I like a mix of music but def old and new rock, blues, electronic. Soft and Loud. I like mid-high volume typically. System is in a room 11x20. So i sit facing the long wall about 9-10 feet back. I am trying to decide between RP-5000 and RP-6000, or possible RP-600m and will continue to use the sub.  I’m also interested in the RP-250f or RP-260f, since they are at a discount now and seem to to be similar, though I haven’t heard any of them.   I think I’d prefer the floor standers.  I have a center r-250c, and plan to use the R-14’s as tear surrounds for movies , or 2 channel in my office above my desk.  I mostly stream hi res on Qobuz, and listen to vinyl utilizing the pure direct mode, so no processing just speaker placement and crossovers. 

Any input would be much appreciated. 
Thanks. 

check the Alerts section  on the klipsch forum  for posts by @Alexander , and depending on your location  there are a lot of  bargains lately --to check out -

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