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Will these Klipsch speakers match?


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We're redecorating our living room soon, so I'll need to replace my 15 year old (cheap, bought on a student budget) beach Jamo speakers by something else.
The 3 front speakers can now be built in-wall, and I'd like to integrate the sub as well. The 2 rears need to be pretty compact and hung on the wall.
And I'm still on a pretty low budget. I don't want to spend thousands here... We don't watch television all that much, and I have a dedicated hometheater at the 2nd floor :smashin:

I've changed my mind a couple of times lately, but for the moment I'm thinking of this combination. Would these match up?
* 3x Klipsch R-5502-W in-wall LCR
* 2x Klipsch RS-41 II surrounds
* 1x B&W ASW608 compact 8" sub

The front of the sub is perfectly square, so should be easy to mount into the wall. And I don't need too many power, so 8"/200W is enough for me. The current sub is only 8"/70W and I'm more that happy with it.
The reason why I'm looking at Klipsch is because I've owned 2 Jamo sets and was happy with them. Jamo is part of the Klipsch Group, and Klipsch should be higher grade compared to Jamo. So Klipsch seems a logical step up for me... Especially the design of the surround speakers interest me. Compared to regular bookshelf speakers I think these will better blend in, and my wife will be less irritated with them ;)

ps: you might have noticed that I'm refering to the discontinued R-5502-W's, not the R-5502-W II's. That's because I've found a webshop selling the older version for €200 a peace, while the newer speakers go for at least €300. I don't think the price difference is worth it, but I might be wrong??

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