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Klipsch KB-15 bookshelf speakers....vs. Klipsch satellites

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I'm seriously considering these bookshelf speakers. They can be had for $99 a pair this week at Bestbuy. I currently have the Klipsch HD theater that comes with measly satelite speakers and I have to say that certain music (rock/ male vocals) sound very thin and hallow.

I know these would sound loads better but the problem is that they are 8" deep and I am thinking that they would be too close to my ears and that it wouldn't sound right. My head would almost be in between the speakers, because of their depth and the fact that this is for a PC setup. Even placed flat against the wall, they would be sticking out about 3-4" from the front of the monitor. and since I have a 28" monitor, these would be pretty far apart.

Should I consider these? I'd be building mounts for them to prop them up higher.

[http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch+-+Icon+5-1/4%22+2-Way+Bookshelf+Speakers+%28Pair%29/2138167.p?id=1218310759891&skuId=2138167

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I went to the local BB and tried them out. I was so impressed, I bought a pair, and it turns out it was a good move because these are selling out like hotcakes at all the stores nearby. The bass doesn't seem to really go as low as the specs claim ( 62 Hz) but the bass sounds full and punchy. The highs are super crisp and they appear to have an exaggerated midrange. I tested them out by rotating them side to side to see if they had a narrow sweet spot, but I was impressed that the dispersion was very wide which is good for near field listening, in my opinion. I can't wait to try them out, I just have to figure out how to fit them next to my monitor. biggrin.gif
Edited by aweir - 1/21/13 at 3:37pm
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