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Klipsch R-51M Reference 340-Watt Passive 2-Way 5-1/4" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) EXPIRED

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Various Retailers have Klipsch R-51M Reference 340-Watt Passive 2-Way 5-1/4" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) on sale from $144. Shipping is free or select free store pickup where applicable.

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Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has 5-1/4" Klipsch R-51M Reference 340-Watt Passive 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) $144.99. Select free store pickup where available, otherwise shipping is free.

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I wouldnt go that far, but I do agree that Klipsch's reference series is a bit on the entry level end.

If you want solid audio products, Klipsch reference premier speakers are the way to go, designated by RP in the product name.

Simply outclasses reference series in every single way.
No, you bought R-41/R-14, not the R-51/R-15 model

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Worth the premium over r14?
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I've been waiting for these to go on sale. Thanks OP
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Just in time for my dad's birthday! Thanks OP!
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Bright as 🌞. A little better than R41m that I have. I just took these back today. I think I want some Emotivas B1 +.
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Bright as 🌞. A little better than R41m that I have. I just took these back today. I think I want some Emotivas B1 +.
Are the kef q150's better than the Emotiva's?
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Klipsch is new bose. Buyers be-aware!!!!
I wouldnt go that far, but I do agree that Klipsch's reference series is a bit on the entry level end.

If you want solid audio products, Klipsch reference premier speakers are the way to go, designated by RP in the product name.

Simply outclasses reference series in every single way.
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I only speakers. I purchased them from Best Buy last Christmas for the same price. I have thoroughly enjoyed them. They are a bit bright but adding a Subwoofer rounds out the sound perfectly.
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any suggestions/tweaks on how to make use of these budget speakers to bring 7.1? dolby atmos affect?
wondering if i can get the 7.1 something like this, but trying to get some better options,. any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M...4kk&t=382s
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any suggestions/tweaks on how to make use of these budget speakers to bring 7.1? dolby atmos affect?
wondering if i can get the 7.1 something like this, but trying to get some better options,. any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M...4kk&t=382s
Just get something like the klipsch r-41sa and mount on wall near ceiling. Matches these and most people agree its better than setting them on top of the bookshelf speakers to bounce the sound off the ceiling.
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Bright as 🌞. A little better than R41m that I have. I just took these back today. I think I want some Emotivas B1 +.
A100 with jamos 801 pass by 😃
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Worth the premium over r14?
R14m is a very weak model to use as bookshelf unless use as satellite. Material and construction problems it is.
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any suggestions/tweaks on how to make use of these budget speakers to bring 7.1? dolby atmos affect?
wondering if i can get the 7.1 something like this, but trying to get some better options,. any thoughts? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M...4kk&t=382s
Well you have to understand we all define good and bad differently, not to mention words we use to describe what we are listening to, so you will get many opposing opinions.

In my experience your "7.1" or "Atmos Affect" setup is only as good as your core(5.1) setup.

Depending on what you have now, I would recommend building/upgrading to a good 5.1 setup 1st before moving up a 7.1 or Atmos affect one.

If you have a good one(5.1) already and ready to move up my suggestion would be look into Klipsch's PRO 160/180 in ceiling model and see if you can place them following Dolby's overhead 5.1.4 setup.

If you can't and still feel the need to upgrade, consider going to 7.1 following the suggested placement with the same speaker you have as your surrounds.

Placement is one of the critical things needed in getting the best performance out of your setup.

The SA model is an alternative for people that can't or won't do in ceiling, placement & angle is important for best performance which often is a big challenge in the average home.

In the end, performance will very widely from person to person with them.
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