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Old 04-02-2017, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Klipsch Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 worth the upgrade from Polk monitor Series?

I've recently upgraded to the LG E6 65", then a couple of months later purchased the Marantz SR6011 and just setup my Oppo UDP203 this week. Now seems that my upgrade-itis has hit full tilt and I'm looking at the Klipsch Atmos RP-280FA, RP-450CA, RP-260F with RP-140SA placed on top. I would be upgrading from Polk monitor 70 II's fronts, Cs2 Center, Monitor 50's Back Surround's. I also have the BIC F12 but I am planning on keeping it for now. My question is would it be overkill for my 20x12 livingroom with 8' ceilings and an attached kitchen and foyer in my apt? Maybe I should just buy 4 RP-140SA's and put them on top of my current system? FYI I know some would suggest istalling down firing speakers but I'd rather not drill holes in the ceiling. Also I'm not really worried about making too much noise because my condo is a corner apt with no-one on one side, the lobby below me, and my bedroom between the livingroom and my nextdoor neighbor, I have concrete ceilings and the upstairs neighbor is hard of hearing and no-one has ever complained. I don't really blast the sound anyway and with higher fidelity I should be able to enjoy the sound at a reasonable level.

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Old 04-03-2017, 11:16 PM   #2
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I've recently upgraded to the LG E6 65", then a couple of months later purchased the Marantz SR6011 and just setup my Oppo UDP203 this week. Now seems that my upgrade-itis has hit full tilt and I'm looking at the Klipsch Atmos RP-280FA, RP-450CA, RP-260F with RP-140SA placed on top. I would be upgrading from Polk monitor 70 II's fronts, Cs2 Center, Monitor 50's Back Surround's. I also have the BIC F12 but I am planning on keeping it for now. My question is would it be overkill for my 20x12 livingroom with 8' ceilings and an attached kitchen and foyer in my apt? Maybe I should just buy 4 RP-140SA's and put them on top of my current system? FYI I know some would suggest istalling down firing speakers but I'd rather not drill holes in the ceiling. Also I'm not really worried about making too much noise because my condo is a corner apt with no-one on one side, the lobby below me, and my bedroom between the livingroom and my nextdoor neighbor, I have concrete ceilings and the upstairs neighbor is hard of hearing and no-one has ever complained. I don't really blast the sound anyway and with higher fidelity I should be able to enjoy the sound at a reasonable level.

Thanks in advance.

I am not sure what you have to lose in your scenario if you only purchased the Klipsch upfiring speakers for Atmos and place them on top of you current speakers then you could judge from there if you wish to better match them and Upgrade your polk to the Klipsch.

I would start off with the Atmos speakers
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:52 AM   #3
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I have the 280-FA, they have their own upfiring atmos speakers built in. If you get them you wont need the separate speakers. I have a nice setup, very happy with it, looking back as I pay for them with the limited Atmos out there, I'm kinda meh did I really need a total upgrade, but it is a very nice system.
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I am not sure what you have to lose in your scenario if you only purchased the Klipsch upfiring speakers for Atmos and place them on top of you current speakers then you could judge from there if you wish to better match them and Upgrade your polk to the Klipsch.

I would start off with the Atmos speakers
I'm with BigAl87 on this one .
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Thanks everyone, I ended up taking BigA187's advice and purchased the 4 RP-140SA add on modules. It took me a while to get the positioning right but now I'm enjoying the enveloping sound of the ATMOS soundtracks! Now I'm thinking of purchasing the RP-450C but not sure how it will sound with my Monitor II 70's as I have heard that it is important to sound match the center to the fronts.
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Thanks everyone, I ended up taking BigA187's advice and purchased the 4 RP-140SA add on modules. It took me a while to get the positioning right but now I'm enjoying the enveloping sound of the ATMOS soundtracks! Now I'm thinking of purchasing the RP-450C but not sure how it will sound with my Monitor II 70's as I have heard that it is important to sound match the center to the fronts.
Well congratz on your new Atmos speakers and now enjoy until you decide to pull the trigger on Klipsch floor stander and center or stick with the Polks

May I remind you it was your idea to begin with
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Old 05-03-2017, 07:47 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, I ended up taking BigA187's advice and purchased the 4 RP-140SA add on modules. It took me a while to get the positioning right but now I'm enjoying the enveloping sound of the ATMOS soundtracks! Now I'm thinking of purchasing the RP-450C but not sure how it will sound with my Monitor II 70's as I have heard that it is important to sound match the center to the fronts.
Yes, Congrat's on the module's you have chose . I run Polk's Monitor 70's with my two-channel music rig, and too me sound's great . Actually I think that any of the Klipsch Tower's/Center would sound better for your set up, just saying .
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:05 PM   #8
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Op I'm looking into getting the rp-140sa for atmos I currently have a 5.1 setup I would be putting the klipsch on top of my monitor 60 tower speakers any feedback on these speakers I really want atmos but in ceiling is not a option for me and if so if any one can upload some pics of the rp-140 in there current setup up so I can see how it looks that would be great thank you all!!
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