Hi everyone! I'm very excited to be posting here on Klipsch :) This coming spring will finally be time to upgrade my home's surround sound in a big way, and quite a long time ago I decided Klipsch was the only way to go (especially after hearing an amazing demo at Best Buy from a very 'sub par' Klipsch setup that i will surely trump in my final purchase).
I was very upset to find that both Crutchfield and Best Buy online have pretty limited choices of Klipsh, and my only options from what I see for authorized full-selection dealers would be to buy directly from this site, or perhaps from Amazon.
I have a lot of questions, and a lot of learning to do from the great people and members here, so I will be making this thread my 'Surround Sound Sounding Board' until around April this year when the purchase time comes!
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
Well like the title says, I'm going to completely overhaul the dated setup I have at home, and go with a 5.1 setup (because my living room is only around 18x15 feet, and I can always expand to 7.1 in the future if we move or feel the need), all Klipsh speakers, subwoofer, and I'll also be needing a new Surround Sound Receiver that can product at LEAST 110 watts or more per channel (140 or more is preferred, but I WON'T pay over $800 for a receiver, and that limits me at least with the current offerings and technology in the market).
WHAT MY THOUGHTS ARE RIGHT NOW STARTING OUT
It looks like the Klipsch F-20 5.1 system under the "Synergy Line" is perfectly suited to my living room, however I'm not entirely sure the large front channel floor speakers would be the right size or not (http://www.klipsch.com/f-20-home-theater-system) or if I should go with something more space efficient like the included S-20 surround speakers, as my front speakers as well (since I believe the B-20 speakers simply don't pack enough 'punch' to serve as my primary dialogue front channel speakers). Also, I LOVE the SW-450 woofer that comes with that package, and I believe I save a great deal of money buy purchasing it all together (but what if I switch to FOUR of the S-20 speakers instead of having the main F-20 Floorstanding Speakers?) The entire F-20 system is $1,399 on Amazon, from an Authorized Dealer.
WHAT ABOUT THE RECEIVER?
Well, although I won't be using all 7 channels, the receivers pretty much all offer 7.1 capabilities now, and I am also thinking about future upgrades, so the 3D-HDMI pass through and switching is also necessary (also, something I really want, is Blue Tooth, Internet, and Wireless capabilities; which I think can call be added with little adapters after the purchase). The receiver I have chosen at this point, is the Onkyo TX-NR809 (See it HERE) I hope it's ok to post a link to Crutchfield since they are an authoried Klipsch dealer, and Klipsch also doesn't make receivers so there's no conflict of interest (although it is on Amazon for $608 right now)! It has 135 watts per channel!
1. Can the F-20, or more specifically the S-20 surround speakers included in the set, be made into wireless speakers with any adapter by chance with ZERO distortion or loss of audio quality/signal/crackling??
2. Can I convert the SW-450 subwoofer into a wireless unit as well, with ZERO distortion or loss of audio quality/signal/crackling?
3. Does/will Klipsch perhaps match any of their authorized dealers pricing, so I can buy directly through their website, knowing I am going to the source and getting the best customer service and experience?
4. If I am able to get the matched pricing and go through Klipsch, will they still perhaps honor a 'package discount' since I'm still buying everything for the 5.1 system together, if I swap the F-20 speakers, for the S-20's?
Lastly... if anyone has any advice, direction, research links, videos, or tidbits to get my started on the right path, please let me know! I'm here to learn, and I am very excited about all the power, clarity, and realness Klipsch will soon be adding to my home's audio, blu rays, and PS3 gaming!