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It all sounded good at the time. Take out a wall, move another 2'. I'm thinking the living room/HT room is going to need to produce much more pressure. So, I sell the Klipsch RF-7's, RC-7, RS-7's, and an SVS 20-39PC Plus in favor of what ended up being some Klipsch Cornwall 3's, a homemade center from Heresy components, CDT5800 C2's in-ceiling speakers and dual SVS SB3000's. We also went from a 50" Samsun to a Sony XBR65X900F 65" 4K TV. In the below pics you get to see how great it all doesn't look. But in my mind, it looks fantastic and sounds even better. Man will this ever end?

My 2 primary concerns going in are how the change in the room size will impact the system sound and secondly, I am not 100% sure, but reasonably sure that the popcorn ceiling provided some sound deadening. Between taking down the popcorn ceiling and transitioning from carpet to hardwoods, the amount of hard surfaces has increased exponentially in the listening space. Perhaps more than any other concern is, how the furniture and hopefully the rug that will end up covering much of the living room floor will reduce the impact of all the hard surfaces.
 

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That last picture was taken this morning as I found a place on the floor to sit and read. That wall is where my system is in my mind and it is glorious...
 

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Did you check the structure? That first wall you removed looks like it’s load bearing.

Great improvement to the room.
 
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Thanks, yeah my first call was to the guy that built the house and he said he built it with no load bearing walls, that is why he used the type of roof structure he did.
 

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Coming along.... looking forward to listening to our newest addition to the system. The room is significantly larger with a lot more hard surfaces than before. I look forward to getting that new rug down.
 

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Forte IIIs. I have a habit of (passively) criticizing people for only considering Klipsch, but the Heritage models are another matter. In fact, I had the original Fortes back when they were current. Klipsch and all those wood floors will be an interesting challenge.
 

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That "interesting challenge" has had me scrambling to learn about room treatments. My wife is not amused by my persistence and concern over the additional hard surfaces. She bought a 9x12 rug and a thick pad, which I hope dampens the sharpness enough. Before the room modifications, our Klipsch system sounded great to me, but I am in uncharted waters.
 

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Your main concern is the primary reflection off the floor from the speakers to the main viewing locations. The rug should do wonders for that if located correctly. Then the sides. To the left of the viewing area doesn't look like a problem, and some drapes on the window on the right will do a world of good. Then it's an issue of the rear wall.
 

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