Answered Klipsch RP vs Dali Oberon

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  1. Miilu

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    Hi everyone,

    I live in Greenland and I don't have the opportunity to hear the difference between the speakers. So I need help from who knows the difference between the new Klipsch RP 8000f and Dali Oberon 7.

    I will add bookshelfs and subwoofer later.

    I will use them as home theater speakers and to listening music. I listen to mostly rock, pop and jazz.

    Thanks, Miilu
     
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    Hi,

    I don’t have the sets of speakers you mentioned, but has the owner of a Dali Zensor 1 system composed of 4 Zensor 1, a Vokal and sub, I can tell you, this speakers rock...

    They are also impressive due to their size. But the AV / Amp, is a factor to take in to account when pairing the speaker. Hooking the fronts speakers to a proper HiFi amp they go the extra mile...

    Hope this helps

    Fil
     
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    The Klipsch RP-Series is one of the best series that Klipsch has produced in a long time. The Rubberized Horn really makes a difference in the sound -

    Klipsch RP-8000F Speakers (Pair)

    The RP-8000 have TWO 8" Bass drivers rated at 98dB Sensitivity so they don't really require a lot of power to kick out some serious sound.

    The Dali Oberon 7 have TWO 7" Bass drivers with a rated Sensitivity of 88.5 db, which is more typical. The Klipsch are exceptionally efficient, though many claim that Klipsch exaggerates their Sensitivity rates, but exaggerated or not, that's still very efficient.

    Dali Oberon 7 Speakers (Pair)

    The DALI are a bit lower in cost relative to the Klipsch RP-8000.

    DALI is a solid company that makes consistently good equipment. So, I would not be concerned over buying either of these speakers.

    While I don't have a link to a review of the Klipsch 8000, I do have one to the RP-150 which indicates that some of the harsher/shouty characteristic of the Klipsch have been tamed. General I have heard nothing but good things about the RP-Series.

    Z Review - Klipsch RP150M (or.. The Good Klipsch)


    Z Review - Klipsch RP150M [SOUND DEMO]


    Can you tell us the DIMENSIONS of your room? These are large speakers, they won't do quite as well in a small room. Generally the Speaker is scaled to the room.

    In slightly smaller speakers you could consider the DALI Opticon 6 - £1199/pair -

    Dali Opticon 6 Speakers (Pair)

    At a considerably lower cost, the DALI ZENSOR 7 are worthy speakers, and worth considering.

    Dali Zensor 7 Speakers (Pair)

    These Monitor Audio Silver are also worth considering -

    Monitor Audio Silver 8 Rosemah Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Floorstanding Speakers - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    Monitor Audio Silver 10 Black Oak Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Floorstanding Speakers - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    Monitor Audio Silver 300 Walnut Floorstanding Speaker (Pair) - Floorstanding Speakers - AudioVisual Online - UK Home Cinema and Hifi Specialists

    Any of these should be excellent for movie watching.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    BlueWizard thank you for your help.

    We are planning to move to another house next year. So I don't know the exactly size of the room yet. But I guess the living room will be about 25-30 m2 or if it is open living room/kitchen it will be about 40-45m2.

    So do you think the speakers are too big for that room size?

    How about Klipsc RP-6000f or RP-5000f?

    Thanks again,
    Miilu
     
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    Square Meters is not helpful, not useless, but not as helpful as actual dimensions. Though to be fair you can't know the dimensions of a room you haven't seen yet.

    Your room, to the extent that I can determine would be from 5m x 5m up to 6.7m x 6.7m (16.4ft up to 22ft). But the shape of the room matters. If the room is long and narrow, and you put the system on the wide wall, then you could just as well have a small room. Always best to place the system on the narrow wall playing into the longest dimension.

    In that range of room sizes, I would say that 2x8" (200mm) are about the limit. Though you should do very well with 2x6.5" (165mm). Speakers with 2x5" are on the small side, but not knowing the specific room or the seating distance, they are also potentially workable speakers.

    Bookshelf are also workable depending on how you will use the system.

    In general, you are in a price range and class of speakers where it is hard to go wrong. B&W, Monitor Audio, DALI, Klipsch RP, and similar are all going to be high performance speakers for the money.

    Once we establish that, we concentrate on YOU and your circumstances. What best suits your style of listening, what best suits your room, and what best suits your budget.

    Room acoustics matter in that if you have a very modern bare minimalist room, then it is going to be very reflective and you probably don't want an overly bright of forward speaker. In this case, perhaps Wharfedale. On the other hand if it is a bit more old fashioned, soft furnished, and clutter, a bright speaker is going to be less of a problem.

    Many aspects come into play. To some extent you have to work out the details that only you can know for yourself. Though we are all happy to help.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    Thank you again.

    Is this receiver Sony 7.2 surround receiver STR-DN1080 enough for the klipsch RP-8000f?

    I will add 2xRP-600M or 2xRP-500M and RP-504C later. I haven't still decided which subwoofer I will add to the system yet. Maybe R-112SW.

    Thanks, Miilu
     
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    It'll be fine for movies, but for music it won't be great.
     
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    Not a big fan of Sony AVR's as they seem to have even weaker power supplies than most AVR's or they have poorer cooling. Either way they are only 6 ohm rated.

    But with the immense efficiency of the Klipsch speakers, which are rated at 8 ohms and with a Sensitivity of 98dB at 2.83v at 1 meter, I don't see them being a problem for the Sony to drive.

    https://f072605def1c9a5ef179-a0bc3f...roduct-specsheets/RP-8000F_Spec-Sheet_v01.pdf

    You can hit peak Reference Movie Levels with a mere 4 watts of power. (actually 104db, when it should be 105db).

    If you have the Sony Amp don't worry about it for now. If you have not bought the amp, then perhaps consider some other brand.

    The Sony STR-DB1080 is rated at about 120w/ch to 8 ohms. That's fine. The USA price is about $600 (£429) making it a middle of the road AVR.

    Sony STRDN1080 (Black)

    Sony 7.2 Channel Home Theater AV Receiver

    All the things I would tend to caution you on, do not apply in your case with the Klipsch speakers.

    Curious, how will you buy the speakers and amp? Can you mail-order them within Greenland or will you have to order them outside the country? Just personal curiosity.

    Steve/bluewizard
     
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    I will have to order speakers outside the country, from Denmark. but I got local discount for the amp just for £330 from £650, which is hard to say no :)

    Miilu
     

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