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Old 10-18-2012, 08:00 AM   #1  
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Default Looking for advice on rear speakers

I have a 5.1 system in my basement, with Polks in the front and sub, and a couple cheap Sony bookshelf speakers on 3 foot high stands for the rears.

Problem: The rears don't provide enough presence, even with their gain all the way up. When watching shows or movies, the back of the couch blocks line of sight to the rears, so I am considering mounting 2 smaller speakers from my suspended ceiling.

What is a good brand for rear speakers? I'd like them to be small, white, and good quality. Maybe something along the lines of cubes or at least low profile. I'd like to keep them less than $200 a pair.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #2  
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how about something like these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Audio-Speakers

They are white, low profile, can be mounted easily from the ceiling and being Polks, probably match the sound of the Polks you have up front.
And less then $200 for the pair.

Remember that small speakers will never be able to match larger fronts in SPL. They just provide "fill-in" sound and special effects.
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how about something like these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Audio-Speakers

They are white, low profile, can be mounted easily from the ceiling and being Polks, probably match the sound of the Polks you have up front.
And less then $200 for the pair.

Remember that small speakers will never be able to match larger fronts in SPL. They just provide "fill-in" sound and special effects.
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Thanks! That's pretty much what I was looking for, and the price is right. Reviews on amazon seem favorable.
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