Klipsch RP-600M OR Klipsch RP-500M?

upgrading my stereo setup ATM. (also used for home theater).
Current setup.
Pionner sp-fs52 (the full pioneer 5.1 bookshelf rears, center, an 8 inch sub.)
Yamaha tsr 8710. 7.2/5.2.2 surround.
HSU research vtf-3 mark 3 HO(one port closed hit to 16hz.)
NEW:Topping E30 dac ( Still in shipping atm will arrive soon)
All shielded rca’s/ quality cables.
Coming soon new stereo amp(not sure what)
SO anyways with that out of the way for reference. I am looking at the Klipsch RP-600M or there slight smaller brother the 500m’s. Price is not the problem its more room size. My listen space is 10 foot by 10 foot with no back wall, the back opens into a full other room. This limits me on wall distance/seating positioning, while the open second room lets the massive sub breath an my rear channels fill it with sound during movies extra. I don’t notice any echos from the mains, coming from the rear so thats good to I guess. With a 10 foot by 10 foot space, speakers 6 feet apart. ( an a sub that hits to 16hz) does Anyone Feel like the 600m might be over kill/not have enough space to properly image in a 10 by 10 room, compared to the 500m’s. my amp only lets me cross sub woofers in at 40 hz or 60hz with the sub so i would be cutting them both off at 60HZ anyways neither of them play down to 40hz, an i listen very loud. so what do you guys think. 500m’s or 600m’s. Also I had other speakers in mind but I do Really wanna check these horns out atm.

Between the two, I would recommend the 600M. I think the fact that you have an open back wall, it should allow for it to breathe. Fortunately, both share the same tweeter system, but you’ll likely enjoy the 600Ms more.

You might run into beaming issues with the 600m over the 500m in that particular set up. Other than that, it’s more preference of size looks as you have a great sub for low end.

I would suggest putting liner in either option as the rp series cabinets are quite hollow and reverb on some lower tones without it.

thank you, an yeah that was my first thought two, I feel like If I just had 2 more feet so 12 by 12 the 600m’s would be perfect, i feel they would enjoy being spaced a bit further apart then 6 feet with more then around 2 feet to breath from the wall on the sides, that what the 10 by 10 forces me to run. I think I will order 500m’s to night with 28 inch stands an see how they sound in the room. If I feel there not enough I can always return them for the 600m’s. also thanks for the liner heads up ill keep that In mind.

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Np, let us know how they work out.

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Sure thing, there in route, they will be here on the 26th

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So looks like I have to pull a Zeos for a week, the speakers showed up early, So I don’t have stands. solutions the sp-fs52’s are now speakers stands an i raised the couch by 2 inches, the SP-FS are a little to tall though so the rp500ms have to go upside down to have the tweeters line up with my head, Had to be done, i can’t be messing up the speakers first impressions with bad placement. I will let you guys know if i think the 5.5 inch drivers are perfect for a 10 by 10 room in like a week after a I get proper stands and get the subs all crossed over right. I took 2 pioneer 8 inch subs the kinda crappy ones that make port noise an i sealed them an stuffed them with poly fill, then glued them together(doubling the weight) Now its actually a good little sub, It hits lower now, an doesn’t cuff. And you can turn them up just about all the way to full power now with out getting internal noise from all the poly fill, good little mod, Cross them in at 90hz down to 40, then take the HSU from 40hz down to 16. with the rp500ms crossed in at 60hz.(I will prob just run only The HSU crossed at 60hz no 8’s for music) 8s play up to 90/100hz for my rears/height channels when the surround is on btw. Also one other thing about the sub mode, Ik the cabinets aren’t sharing a box so they cant do proper push pull, but I did flip one upside an glued it to the top of the other sub, with its phase flipped an I can tell its a cleaner presser wave coming off the whole box like this, with one sub firing straight up phase on 180 with the bottom firing down phase on 0 .

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Very nice and creative way to get a midbass module. DIY ftw :slightly_smiling_face:. Looking forward to hearing your further thoughts.

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Well I’ve been messing around with room placement for about a 5 days now an also upgraded to a Separate amp an my e30 came in today. I can definitely say that the RP 600 M would be too much of a speaker for a 10 x 10 room for proper imaging at a reasonable sitting distance. I personally try to keep everything properly spaced off the walls. And with proper wall spacing the speakers are almost too close together at times and when sitting about 6 feet away I noticed crossover issues between the tweeter an the woofer. They don’t mix properly but I’ll step foot back and then everything will just blend perfectly. I am going to take them apart on Monday when my sound dampening, 1/2 inch thick foam shows up an install that along with cleaning up the binding post or swapping to tube connectors.

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