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Klipsch RP-504C or RP-404C

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by jerry1, Mar 20, 2019.

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  1. jerry1

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    First home theater. The room is the whole space above a 3-car garage. Getting (2) Klipsch RP-8000Fs to fill entire room with music. In the home theater part of the room, the listening distance is 10 1/2 feet from the center channel. Trying to decide whether to get Klipsch RP-504C (four 5 1/4" woofers 150w/600w) or RP-404C (four 4" woofers 125w/500w) for center channel. All the other specs of the 2 speakers are the same. Have a subwoofer. My used 17-yr-old Pioneer VSX-47TX Elite receiver puts out 130 watts per channel continuous at 8 ohms which is what the Klipschs are.
    1. For my 10 1/2 foot listening distance, would the 504Cs sound better or would they be overkill?
    2. Would a newbie notice the sound difference between the two? If so, how would they sound different?
    3. Since my receiver's maximum power is 130w, is it correct that the power capability of the 504Cs above 130w could not be used and that the 504Cs would therefore be a waste?
    Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Normally I'd try to match the specs, but I'm not sure they have a center channel that matches those.

    If you go to the RP-8000F page on the Klipsch website, the recommended center is the RP-404C.

    I just set up a pair of RP-600Ms as my fronts, and was thinking about the RP-600C for a center channel. But if they recommend the 404C to go with the 8000F (incidentally, they recommend the 600Ms for rears to go with the 8000F), maybe that'd be plenty to match the 600Ms.
     
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    Thank you Aaron for replying and bringing that Klipsch recommendation to my attention. I totally missed that on the site. Those are the ones I'm getting.
     
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    The RP 504C is the newer version of the 450C I just purchased and the RP 800F is the newer version of my RP 280F's. In both cases the only difference [other than an extra $200.00 each in the case of the RP800F] is a redesigned "vented" tweeter that, according to Klipsch marketing, "reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction." I read a LOT of reviews before making my choice and not a single one even mentioned this as an issue.

    Here is the package I bought in case you're interested. I doubt they'll be available much longer.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K1H7V36/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     

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