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What size of centre channel and sub to pair with RP-600m?


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Good afternoon all. 

 

I'm setting up my tv room with a pair of rp-600m  bookshelf speakers and was wondering what size of centre to go with? My space is a about 12x12ft so not a large room but I want good sound for watching tv and the odd movie. I was thinking of the rp-500c but should I go bigger or wider? Or would that be sufficient in that space?

 

As for sub I currently have an older 10" klipsch sub that I'm thinking of moving to another area. Would I benefit from a 12" or does the 10 compliment the 600m's better? 

 

I have a denon x3600h receiver powering the setup. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

 

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4 hours ago, wuzzzer said:

The RP-600c matches the drivers in the 600m.

 

Most older Klipsch subs aren't that great unless you happen to have something like the RSW-10.

 

Thanks I'll check out the 600c. 

 

My sub is an sw-110 is it any good? If I replace it would another 10 make sense with the 6" speakers or should I go with a 12?

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8 minutes ago, Ceptorman said:

Bigger is usually better, I'd rather have a 12" idling than a 10" struggling. Don't skimp on the center, it's the most important speaker in a home theater.

 

I'm leaning towards the RP series center. Would it make sense to go with the 600 size? Can a centre driver be too big? 

 

As for 12" subs....are the reference series sufficient or is it worth splurging on the SPL series? 

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1 minute ago, Speakerbox12 said:

I'm leaning towards the RP series center.

I would hope considering you have or going to purchase the RP-600M's.

 

2 minutes ago, Speakerbox12 said:

Would it make sense to go with the 600 size?

Absolutely.  Matching drivers in LCR is a good thing.

 

2 minutes ago, Speakerbox12 said:

Can a centre driver be too big? 

I suppose if they were maybe 10 to 12 inch drivers.

 

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2 hours ago, Speakerbox12 said:

 

I'm leaning towards the RP series center. Would it make sense to go with the 600 size? Can a centre driver be too big? 

 

As for 12" subs....are the reference series sufficient or is it worth splurging on the SPL series? 

 

If you get a center you want it to match your front main speakers as close as possible.  In that case, the RP-600C is the absolutely perfect match. 

 

The SW-110 is better than the Reference series subs.  If you want an upgrade in that area go with a second SW-110.  

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Most people get the rp-500c to go with the bookshelves just since it's small and cheap which fits the bookshelf theme.  Any of them will work though, several people have gotten the RP-504C, that's going to get you the best midbass.  

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On 12/13/2020 at 8:10 PM, wuzzzer said:

 

If you get a center you want it to match your front main speakers as close as possible.  In that case, the RP-600C is the absolutely perfect match. 

 

The SW-110 is better than the Reference series subs.  If you want an upgrade in that area go with a second SW-110.  

 

I don't have room for a 2nd sub in the room. Would the 12" SPL be a logical upgrade if I could only have one? 

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37 minutes ago, Speakerbox12 said:

 

I don't have room for a 2nd sub in the room. Would the 12" SPL be a logical upgrade if I could only have one? 

Don't get hung up on having to have a Klipsch sub. There are better brands of subwoofer out there. 

Klipsch subs have a bit of a reputation for less than reliable amplifiers.

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On 12/13/2020 at 6:48 PM, Ceptorman said:

Don't skimp on the center, it's the most important speaker in a home theater.

 

This ^^^.

 

The reason the center is the most important speaker is ninety percent of TV/movies is dialog, and 90% of dialog/vocals comes out out of the center speaker.  As Mr. @Ceptorman said, get the best center speaker you can afford.

 

I suggest the RP-504C.  504C owners rave about the sound and it costs half of what the mighty RC-64 III costs. 

 

I've never heard the 504C.  I own the RC-64 III and the RP-600M.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Speakerbox12 said:

 

I have another room that needs a sub though. So if I upgrade would I be better to go with a 12 for the 6" bookshelf speakers over a new 10?

 

Depends on the sub.  A really nice 10 will obviously outperform a mediocre 12.  It all depends on your room size/what you watch and listen to/how loud you listen/etc.  Just go with the nicest sub in your budget.

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1 hour ago, Speakerbox12 said:

 

I have another room that needs a sub though. So if I upgrade would I be better to go with a 12 for the 6" bookshelf speakers over a new 10?

Well looks like another sub is wanted so, if you want to have a 12 also, why not. That way if the 10 isnt enough, you will have one.

Sales going on so shop wisely and, if a deal not good enough for you, there will always be a bargains after this period.

 

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1 hour ago, hachuelo said:

Does anybody have compared the RC62 with the RP600C? I got the RC62 and for me it sounds boxy and bass shy. Would it be an upgrade? or not so much.

 

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Welcome to the forum!

Didn't know there was an RP600-C.

The RC-62 is about being the center channel for voice and dialogue primarily.

Main speakers and/or subwoofer is for the bass assignment.

 

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Welcome to the forum!
Didn't know there was an RP600-C.
The RC-62 is about being the center channel for voice and dialogue primarily.
Main speakers and/or subwoofer is for the bass assignment.
 
Thanks Bob. Probably I stated my question wrong. I just want to know if somebody here replaced the RC62 with the RP600-C and felt it was an upgrade. As I was saying I think that the RC62 sound boxy and doesn't have bass.

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17 minutes ago, hachuelo said:

Thanks Bob. Probably I stated my question wrong. I just want to know if somebody here replaced the RC62 with the RP600-C and felt it was an upgrade. As I was saying I think that the RC62 sound boxy and doesn't have bass.

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Maybe someone will see this.

To be sure, start your own topic in home theater section to ask that.

Thanks!

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