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Nooby Sessions

Good Day Everyone. I am new to speakers and I am trying to get a better grasp on the entire thing. So please take everything I say with a grain of salt. It is only what I have been fed by the manufacturer. Generally not a cheap dude and dont like cutting corners, but unfortunately I am out of work since march and lord knows what happened with UI. Guess they are on vacation.

I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

So I am home 80% of the time and I watch a lot of movies and listen to music. Currently just using two sound bars which I own, which aren't horrible, but it's not cutting it. I've never spent this much time in front of a TV since maybe I was in high school.

So i decided to get a new sound bar and that went downhill fast. They are more expensive and suck. So instead of investing money in that and wasting my time I thought it's time to get a home theater set up and beef up the music.

So would being broke mentioned above, I am doing some shopping around. I know most of you seem like youre into real quality sound. Which I myself am too, but do not have the money to afford it. Personally, not an expert, I am a big fan of Focal. I would go with them, but I need not say more.

So I decided to go with Klipsch, seems like a decent entry level system. I want dolby atmos, and I am know that usually doesn't come cheap, and requires even more expensive equipment. But I am running into a bit of trouble here.

I want to purchase the R-625F, I know there's the reference premiere, but I cant do that 8060. Not now. In addition, this is my first home theater system, I doubt I will make any sensible difference for the amount of money I am trying to spend.

So I had a buddy tell me they are having a labor day sale. So i checked out what they got, and I found a way better deal. Half the price of the sale price for the system brand new. So this is mainly why I am going for this system currently.

So my issue here is and my question, I need to get an AV Receiver. Klipsch is saying not to go above 150 watts. The speakers overall are rated at 100W.

So I need a 5.1.2 system, but consideration that I may want to expand I am looking at a 7.2.4. Seems like I am having difficulty figuring out how this works out precisely and which AV I need because I see a lot of what I search is 150+ watts for 7 channels, and this and that, maybe just trying to amaze someone with the power or higher end speaker set up. But I am having difficulty finding what I need.

I would like to get something with a 150 W per channel and cover that criteria of 7.2.4. I want to spend between 600-1000 I hope that's reasonable. But I am definitely spending much more than I can really chew off. But honestly I wont be going back to work for a long time. Currently projected to be march of 2021. So that's why I decided to do this.

If i cant do 7.2.4 for 600-1000 what can I do that would be my best bet.

I would appreciate all advice and all feedback. Thank you for taking the time to read this and provide me with your opinion.

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Nooby Sessions - Klipsch Setup

Hi, don't know if you've gotten your AVR yet, I just saw this today. I have Klipsch RP-2500Fs which are now called RP-500ofs. Have R-51s for Surround and a Polk center speaker. All are highly efficient and I run them with my Denon AVR 2500 (avr 2700 now)a (7.2) which puts out 95 watts per channel at 8ohms and don't have an issue with power. Previous to my Denon I had a Yamaha that put out 80 watts (5.1) and that drove them well. You could drive the Klipsch with a Marantz, Denon or Yamaha depending on your budget. Look at reviews and see what deals you can get on-line. Accessorie4less (refurbs) I've had good luck with, they sell some pretty good gear, Crutchfield, worldwide Stereo, Audio Advice are other places I shop. Bottom line in my opinion is you don't need lots of power to drive Klipsch speakers cause they are so efficient.

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Nooby Sessions - Klipsch Setup

Here's a good web site to compare different AVRs https://www.zkelectronics.com/

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