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- Built-in Elevation Channel for Dolby Atmos
- 1″ Linear Travel Suspension Titanium Tweeter
- Dual 8″ Spun Copper Cerametallic Cone Woofers
- 90×90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn
- All New Tractrix Port
I bought (4) (that’s right…four) RP-280FAs, center channel 450-CA, R-112SW Subwoofer and a Marantz SR-7011 all From IQ HOME ENTERTAINMENT.
Customer service is beyond excellent. They always answer the phone promptly and you always talk to a knowledgeable human being. They gave me unbiased info on building my home theater and educated me thoroughly on atmos and my setup. Two of the 4 towers came from Amazon warehouse and were damaged (UPS) everything else shipped directly from IQ arrived in perfect condition (FED EX) including the replacements. IQ prices were the absolute cheapest for these speakers. I recommend buying from them. James and Sean are awesome.
These towers sound amazing. The Dolby Atmos upfiring is incredible. I recommend buying four towers for the best Atmos upfiring experience. The add-on atmos upfires you can by separately are smaller, aren’t as sound insulated, or as powerful and aren’t as focused as the built-in upfires on the rp-280FA.
I constantly read people’s comments that built in ceiling atmos is superior then upfiring atmos. I believe this is a case by case situation. I’ve heard both. The difference is negligible. Ceiling speakers aren’t as ambient and atmospheric and are more directional. Where the sound is coming from is more evident. The upfires are more realistic sounding and enveloping. I have 8 foot flat ceilings and a 15×15 living room. It works great. So if you rent or can’t cut holes in the ceiling or want wires or wire mold showing everywhere these are the logical choice. I’ve listened to other upfire speakers and all I can say is no. Don’t waste your money. These towers don’t just meet they exceed the Dolby Atmos upfiring specifications and are licensed by Dolby. If you have vaulted ceilings or timber framing or 12ft ceilings I’d probably pass on these.
I highly recommend pairing these towers with a Marantz 7011 or 7012 because the receiver has a warmer sound and tone down the horns and treble perfectly. I’m wasn’t a big fan of a lot of treble…until now. These towers are very dynamic sounding and I absolutely love the highs, but where these towers shine are in the mid range.
I now listen to music I’ve havent heard in years or decades and it’s like hearing the content for the first time with new ears. Every genre sounds superb on this setup. Movies are exhilarating and at times are shocking and terrifying. My Marantz receiver also up mixes any content to dts-x, Auro 3D, and Dolby Atmos. It does a great job. But Nothing beats true legitimate content.
The towers are 19” deep, they are beautiful behemoths, 70 lbs. If you don’t have the room you better make some. Knock a wall down…it’s worth it. Cheers