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Klipsch Reference R-14S 2-Way Surround Speakers (Pair)

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Adorama has Klipsch Reference R-14S 2-Way Surround Speakers (pair) on sale for $139. Shipping is free. Thanks iconian
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Good deal, ordered a set for my 7.1 side speakers. I need to mount my speakers high on the wall towards the ceiling due to some limitations. was looking to tilt them down at a slight angle, anyone have recommendations on a wall mount that will support these? I believe these can be mounted with keyhole only.
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I have these and they are for dispersed surround sound so you dont need to point them at the listener. If you like to pinpoint your surround sounds then better off going with a regular speaker. Even though I was one of those who loved to pinpoint my sounds I've grown to love these as they provide for a more immersive and less distracting experience. One note is that Adorama doesn't pay for return shipping unless item is defective so the return shipping costs can be prohibitive.
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Looks to be a pretty good deal! Was gonna order 4 but did some research and found out since my couch is against the back wall 7.1 is worthless, kinda devastating, lol, as we just built the house and I thought I wired it perfect. With the sectional couch we bought the back couch has to go against the wall. Oh well. Wish there was some speaker that would work for couches against the wall but from the research i just did doesn't sound like there is. So I'll have to go back to 5.1 ekkkk.
You can always go 5.1.2 for an Atmos setup, and still get a big surround sound upgrade.
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Would buy this to add to my surrond setup, but then I gota upgrade the receiver and then gota upgrade the TV and then the coach and maybe even the wires....its a rabbit hole
Then the house.. Then the car for the garage..I know it's NEVER ENDING
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I am surprised there is interest in wide dispersion speakers since Atmos is all the rage. I would think you want direct radiating speakers for Atmos to distinguish where the sound was placed, rather than just ambient sound which existed prior to Atmos.

Anyway, yes I see people still used these for Atmos rears, but I am not sure why. What I have read is if the speaker is less than 5ft away from main listening position, that then you may want to disperse the sound instead.

I am not an expert here. Just looking for some rear surrounds for my Atmos system.
Yes the sound is more direction accurate with Atmos, but there is still a lot of background noise, crowd noise, rain, etc. The advantage here is, these have one mid-range pointing straight ahead, with the horns angled outward. Different from the bi and dipole speakers
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Anyone know how these compare to the RS-10? I've been on the lookout for those to match my current system but can't find a deal on them. These look similar or better, but I can't find anything that says that they definitely are.
I also have a set of RS10 from another slickdeals back in september. They were 120 for 2 of them. They have the newer updated grill and cab face design, but instead of a titanium tweeter in the RS10 these have aluminum tweeters. Same 4" woofer and similar response.

I think 139 shipped is a great deal for these. I love having the multi-directional sound for my surround speakers but these may work well for atmos as well.
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I am surprised there is interest in wide dispersion speakers since Atmos is all the rage. I would think you want direct radiating speakers for Atmos to distinguish where the sound was placed, rather than just ambient sound which existed prior to Atmos.

Anyway, yes I see people still used these for Atmos rears, but I am not sure why. What I have read is if the speaker is less than 5ft away from main listening position, that then you may want to disperse the sound instead.

I am not an expert here. Just looking for some rear surrounds for my Atmos system.
https://www.dolby.com/us/en/techn...elines.pdf

Overhead speakers with a wide dispersion pattern are desirable for use in a Dolby Atmos system. This will ensure the closest replication of the cinematic environment, where overhead speakers are placed high above the listeners.
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Could anybody comment on how these would pair with a pair of Boston Acoustics VR series toweres and VRC center channel? I currently have a pair of Boston Acoustics Bravos for the rear but I wouldnt mind trying something less directional.
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Would buy this to add to my surrond setup, but then I gota upgrade the receiver and then gota upgrade the TV and then the coach and maybe even the wires....its a rabbit hole
A gud subwoofer 200-300W RMS is a must for home theatre setups! I just got a JBL 300W 12" sub and it makes ALL the difference even over a cheap 10" sub I was using!
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Looks to be a pretty good deal! Was gonna order 4 but did some research and found out since my couch is against the back wall 7.1 is worthless, kinda devastating, lol, as we just built the house and I thought I wired it perfect. With the sectional couch we bought the back couch has to go against the wall. Oh well. Wish there was some speaker that would work for couches against the wall but from the research i just did doesn't sound like there is. So I'll have to go back to 5.1 ekkkk.
I have two rows of seating in my home theater 7.4.4 Atmos setup with the back couch being against the wall. I will say while you don't have an ideal situation I still greatly appreciate having the rear surrounds when I sit on the back row. Couldn't imagine only having side surrounds. Mine are mounted about two feet above the top to the couch and slightly angled down. I would try a pair and see how you like it before writing it off completely. I use the Klipsch RP-500SAs for surrounds.
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So these would not be desirable for an 5.2.1 Atmos setup? So far I just have the head unit, and trying to figure out what speakers i need.
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Could anybody comment on how these would pair with a pair of Boston Acoustics VR series toweres and VRC center channel? I currently have a pair of Boston Acoustics Bravos for the rear but I wouldnt mind trying something less directional.
If you are going to mix speaker brands, which is not recommended if possible, I would not mix the types of tweeters in the speakers. You have an aluminum dome tweeter in your speakers I believe and Klipsch uses horn loaded tweeters. There is a pretty big difference between the two.
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So these would not be desirable for an 5.2.1 Atmos setup? So far I just have the head unit, and trying to figure out what speakers i need.
Dolby recommends standard mono-pole directional speakers for Atmos. The type of speaker in this deal became popular during the old Dolby Pro-Logic era because in a 5.1 setup the side surround sound could become very directional and distracting. Especially when the seating area was very close to the speaker. These issues are mostly solved with Atmos' object based audio. I would not recommend them for what you are trying to accomplish.
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I am planning on purchasing klipsch atmos speakers but I want to use these speakers for back of the room to finish up 7.1. Any thoughts and advice on the set up and these speakers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Dolby recommends standard mono-pole directional speakers for Atmos. The type of speaker in this deal became popular during the old Dolby Pro-Logic era because in a 5.1 setup the side surround sound could become very directional and distracting. Especially when the seating area was very close to the speaker. These issues are mostly solved with Atmos' object based audio. I would not recommend them for what you are trying to accomplish.
These are fine for Atmos, 5.1, or 7.1. These are not di or bi-pole. Instead, the woofer faces directly from the speaker with horns on each side facing diagonally. It's an interesting sound. The mid is no different than a regular bookshelf. You can still track them directionally, but they disperse atmospheric sounds better than bookshelves. I played around with them a bit before keeping them over bookshelves. Surprised they don't make a bigger version of these.
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