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Infinity Reference Speakers: RS152 Loudspeakers (Pair) $130, RC252 Center

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I'm seeing the R263 sold out...and that's about it...so if you mean Everything being those...you're right.
263 towers, rc263 center... sold out... Everything you need for a nice surround set up that is
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I have the 263 towers and center channel and I can't say enough good things about these speakers for the money. Crystal clear and they will take all the power you can shoot to them.
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Here are a few things to consider about these speakers and brand, based on tons of reading and online research I've done over the past few months. Admittedly, I moved from not knowing about this brand to having a 3.x setup with them, then 5.x and now 7.x. Obviously, that's based on my impressions so YMMV.
  • The RC263 is a behemoth of a speaker. It's powerful, has nice bass to it (although it could benefit from a dedicated sub) and delivers clear sounds. It's really of insane value given its price. As mentioned, it's HUGE. make sure you account for its size on all dimensions before making the purchase. Take the measurements and verify it fits your media console or can comfortably sit on top of it. Some people suggested hanging it on a wall, but that sounds too obtrusive too given its size. Here's a review from the fantastic site "Audio Science Review" (link [audiosciencereview.com]): "The Infinity RC263 has excellent objective measurements for a budget center speaker. They have tried hard to hit key aspects of good sound in a horizontal center speaker within a very tough budget. So unless you can afford to spend a ton more, the RC263 makes for a very good center speaker in a home theater, augmented by a subwoofer"
  • The R162 (I have 4 of those) are amazing for their price. It's really a great speaker. Review [audiosciencereview.com](quote: "The Infinity R162 definitely seems to have benefited from good design. Whether on purpose (to sell better in showroom) or not, the elevated highs are a bit of an issue but fortunately that cam be tamed with equalization. The rest of the performance both objectively and subjective is very good and not at all that of a cheap junk speaker"). Once I got the R253 I actually felt that the R162 are of less value, but given their size they are still great. I use them for surround channels (L/R and back L/R. I put them on "PERLESMITH Universal Floor Speaker Stands 26 Inch for Surround Sound" for $70/pair).
  • The R152 are supposed to be little brother of the 162. They are smaller, but I don't know if its worth buying those when you can get the R162 for a few $ more.
  • The R253 tower (I own 2 of those) are fantastic. Review [audiosciencereview.com]: "The Infinity Reference 253 is one hell of a package. You couldn't build one quarter of it for what they are selling it for right now. The new measurements show excellent performance, sans two bits: a dip around 2 kHz and too much treble energy. Both were easily fixable with EQ". That review also reports an issue with the tweeter range, but it's unclear whether that was a one-off or not. I couldn't hear issues with my unit, but I'm far from being an audiophile, and I don't own the relevant equipment to measure the sounds, as was done in the review. I'm happy with my units, to be clear.
  • The R263 are supposed to be even better than the 253. They are slightly bulkier, so I didn't get/hear them.

Brand/Service/Delivery:
  • When in stock, they ship super fast - you get it in 3-4 days. Don't think twice - order as IT WILL GO OOS soon.
  • When things go OOS and backordered, some have us waited ~6 weeks with very poor and conflicting communication from Harman Audio reps regarding the status of orders.
  • Many report packages arriving banged up. Mine missed a few inches of cardboard. However, I haven't read on someone who got a banged up product. Definitely take photos of the boxes once you get them, instead you need to report an issue.
  • HA have a 30 days return policy. I haven't tried it, but it sounds good on paper.
  • Some people report getting coupons codes for a small discount after contacting HA support and complaining about issues with past orders. YMMV.
Good luck!
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I need to replace my soundbar for my new OLED LG TV. These look like they would fit on/in my entertainment center. My soundbar will not. Would this work w/that TV?
I'm legitimately not trying to be a jerk... but if you are asking what's it seems like you are asking, these may not be right for you.
Each of these products are pieces of a sound system setup. You will need space for a receiver to be housed as the control unit for the system. Your TV won't have anything to do with it. I'm no audiophile or technician but I definitely appreciate good sound quality equipment. Based on your question, you may want to find a smaller sound bar or look into what it takes to build a proper sound system before pulling the trigger on anything here.
Hope this helps
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Home theatre beginner here. I just bought the RC263. Which infinity speakers would complement well with it in a good bang for the buck 5.1 setup, or better, a 5.1.2 setup? Thank you!
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How do these speakers and brand compare to the Jamo s809 surround sound setup?

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Home theatre beginner here. I just bought the RC263. Which infinity speakers would complement well with it in a good bang for the buck 5.1 setup, or better, a 5.1.2 setup? Thank you!
Most likely the R263 and the R162 but I think the 263's are sold out.
These pop up regularly so you have to be quick next time it does.

I would suggest skipping "Atmos" at this level.
The money would be better served adding it to a good sub, $500-700 range.
Look for a sale on SVS, Monolith or even HSU.
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Most likely the R263 and the R162 but I think the 263's are sold out.
These pop up regularly so you have to be quick next time it does.

I would suggest skipping "Atmos" at this level.
The money would be better served adding it to a good sub, $500-700 range.
Look for a sale on SVS, Monolith or even HSU.
Thank you so much for your input. Do you think getting 2x pairs of R162 + RC263 as a 5.1 setup would be a good idea? Because a pair of R263 at $450 is a bit too steep for my budget.
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Thank you so much for your input. Do you think getting 2x pairs of R162 + RC263 as a 5.1 setup would be a good idea? Because a pair of R263 at $450 is a bit too steep for my budget.
I have the same setup and I am very happy with the results.
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Would doing a 5.2 setup of these be better than the Costco klipsch atmos surround system with two klipsch? Strictly for movie watching. Thanks!
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Depends who you ask but Infinity will cost you more, whether it's worth the price you would have to listen to both to find out.

I would point out the Jamo package was Voted Best Buy home theater system for 2018-2019 by EISA

https://www.soundandvision.com/co...-citations

They Jamo package without the sub for $379, adds even more value to it.
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I need to replace my soundbar for my new OLED LG TV. These look like they would fit on/in my entertainment center. My soundbar will not. Would this work w/that TV?
You will need a receiver to push them
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Thank you so much for your input. Do you think getting 2x pairs of R162 + RC263 as a 5.1 setup would be a good idea? Because a pair of R263 at $450 is a bit too steep for my budget.
Way to many variables for a specific recommendation.
I will mention IMO generally unless you are limited with space where towers are not feasible, going with them is a good thing.

Having your speakers able to handle more of the bass is a good advantage.

The 162's are rated down to 49Hz and desperately need a sub.
The 253's go down to 41Hz, the 263 are 38HZ (also need a sub).

If you plan to get a good sub(which you should) and you need something now I would gamble with a pair of R253's and a RC263 then buy the R162's on a later sale.

Hope that helps and good luck.
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Quote from BluePanther703 :
Thank you so much for your input. Do you think getting 2x pairs of R162 + RC263 as a 5.1 setup would be a good idea? Because a pair of R263 at $450 is a bit too steep for my budget.
I think this is an excellent plan. I own the R162 and the R263, and I'm pleased with both. However, the R162 is just an amazing speaker for its price. I originally planned on using the R162s as surrounds, but the quality of the sound from them was honestly too excellent for surround use. Instead, I have them in a stereo configuration in our bedroom with a small Aiyima digital amp.

The R162s at $160/pair might be the best quality/value proposition in audio.
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