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What speakers are as small as the RC Micros? I am limited to a MAXimum of 3.5" x 5". I have an Outlaw EX, which pumps, and I need good small fronts. I can't find any other speakers that size. Any help will be appreciated.
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Would spend up to 300-400 if they blew away the Energys. I can get the 2 Energys for 100.
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I am limited to a MAXimum of 3.5" x 5".
Would spend up to 300-400 if they blew away the Energys. I can get the 2 Energys for 100.

Your are not going to find much in that size, As far as one speaker being
able to blow another speaker away, you will be hard pressed to find that.
You are pretty much down to a Cambridge Audio Minx speaker. The Minx
10, was measured to be -3db at 148hz.
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_779MIN10B/Cambridge-Audio-Minx-Min-10-Black.html

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zieglj01 what about some small mirage speakers for him or cambridge audio s30?
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gnicetry I have heard some small b&w bookshelf speakers that had a good bass, but they are bigger then the size that you want.
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zieglj01 what about some small mirage speakers for him or cambridge audio s30?

The OP is limited on size {I am limited to a MAXimum of 3.5" x 5"}

The Mirage seems to miss that window -
Nanosat Dimensions: 5.8" H x 4.2" W x 4.3" D

The Cambridge S30 is not close.

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Does definitive technology make anything that small or NHT? I hear that people like those brands a lot.
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Does definitive technology make anything that small or NHT? I hear that people like those brands a lot.

There is the Monitor Audio Radius 45
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monitor-Audio-Radius-R45HD-Black-Colors-Available-Pair-New-Box-r45hd-/160786938339?pt=Speakers_Subwoofers&hash=item256fa5f9e3

However price is confusing > I think it is for a pair, it would be good to confirm with seller.

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would this work or to big?
http://www.amazon.com/Mordaunt-Short-Carnival-Speakers-Calvados/dp/B004EKHV1I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1340841318&sr=8-3&keywords=mordaunt+short+speakers
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If you want a list of tiny speakers check out this thread. It's somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but the links are for real.

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Guys thank you. After a lot or reading and good suggestions by everyone I am going to get 2 Energy Micro surrounds and 2 Cambridge Audio Minx 10 speakers. I will switch them around between f/r and side surrounds and see which ones I like better. I can get the Energy ones for $100 on Ebay and the Cambridges for $160 on Amazon. So for $260 I should be in good shape. I currently have the Outlaw EX, which rumbles both my couches and has knocked numerous items off of the tables, and am picking up the Polk CS20 for my center. I have to keep the speakers small due to I already have cutouts framed in my wall that size and my wife is hot and crazy so I have to listen to her!biggrin.gif
Again thank you very much.
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Guys thank you. After a lot or reading and good suggestions by everyone I am going to get 2 Energy Micro surrounds and 2 Cambridge Audio Minx 10 speakers. I will switch them around between f/r and side surrounds and see which ones I like better. I can get the Energy ones for $100 on Ebay and the Cambridges for $160 on Amazon. So for $260 I should be in good shape. I currently have the Outlaw EX, which rumbles both my couches and has knocked numerous items off of the tables, and am picking up the Polk CS20 for my center. I have to keep the speakers small due to I already have cutouts framed in my wall that size and my wife is hot and crazy so I have to listen to her!biggrin.gif

Try the Polk out - however, it will not mate well with the fronts. It really is better to at least,
have a center that can blend better with your front speakers. Good Luck!

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I hear a lot about meshing properly, but I also hear how awesome the CS20 is and it gives 80-90% of HT sound.
Are you saying get the Cambridge s50 or Energy center (they have a lot)?
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I hear a lot about meshing properly, but I also hear how awesome the CS20 is and it gives 80-90% of HT sound.
Are you saying get the Cambridge s50 or Energy center (they have a lot)?

It is always better to timbre (voice) match, the front 3 channels.
Read this from Bluray forum >
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=4278584&postcount=3

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Thanks. Makes sense. I'm going to give Energy a call tomorrow and see what they say for a center with the 2 micros.
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I spoke with Energy and Cambridge Audio today and was told by both that the front 3 speakers have to match. If not it would throw off the whole front sound stage. I decided to go with the Energy Micros and matching center. I got them for $188 new off of Ebay. I'll keep you guys posted.
Thanks for all the help.
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