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post #1 of 24 Old 03-15-2013, 04:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello

I have set up my new Plasma TV (65") and my home theater. But i have to find a solution for the surround speakers
I want something small, smaller than bookshelf speakers
I was looking at some Polk OWM 3 or OWM 5, or Polk RM8
My main speakers and center are Polk as well (TSi300 and CS2), so Polk maybe a smart choice? But I am open to any suggestion, as long as they are small but still with good (at least decent ) sound quality for movie sound effects

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post #2 of 24 Old 03-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Have you check the polk tl3?
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Try the Ascend HTM-200 SE. Excellent speakers. Sealed so wall mountable. Sound great...

Rearlly about the best you can get at that price range. If they are too big NHT Sub Zero's get good reviews as well.
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Have you check the polk tl3?
I just did...Kind of expensive though ($150 each)
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Check these out, Mordaunt Short Carnival 1. I have their big brother, the Carnival 2 for desktop speakers and really like them. $119 a pair.

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I just did...Kind of expensive though ($150 each)
I didnt know that those where that much...
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I didnt know that those where that much...
This is the price I found on Amazon.....
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the Polk OWM 3 and OWM 5 would be the best for the price.
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Yes, probably
But do you know them?Are they "good" for surround speakers?
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Try the Ascend HTM-200 SE. Excellent speakers. Sealed so wall mountable. Sound great...

Rearlly about the best you can get at that price range. If they are too big NHT Sub Zero's get good reviews as well.

+1 on these.

Might also consider the KEF HTS2001.3 sats ...

http://www.kefdirect.com/hts-2001-3-black-satellite-speakers.html

They are on sale, are wall mountable or can sit on a shelf, and have excellent imaging (a speaker quality I like for surrounds).
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if you want to consider Energy V mini for surrounds, i am selling mine. black color. its there under classified ads.
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Do you have pictures?
How much would you sell them?
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Do you have pictures?
How much would you sell them?
yup its there under classified ads with pictures.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1463510/veritas-v-mini-black-pair
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http://cdn.avsforum.com/0/0a/0a0039ff_vmini.jpeg
That woofer looks beefy!!
what do you mean beefy? maybe because of the camera angle how i took it.
this is my set up pics with the v mini.

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Bose Acoustimass.....
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Hi,

Check out Cambridge Audio Minx - Min11 or Min21 - there is a long thread about these!

Bazzy!
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Check out Cambridge Audio Minx - Min11 or Min21 - there is a long thread about these!

Or maybe the Cambridge Audio S20:
http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=CAS20
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I am thinking about OWM3 and OWM5 (Polk)
Do you know them?
For surround speaker, does it make a difference to go OWM5 vs OWM3?
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I'll throw Orbs into the mix.
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I am thinking about OWM3 and OWM5 (Polk)
Do you know them?
For surround speaker, does it make a difference to go OWM5 vs OWM3?
No not really much of a difference, The OWM5 will have better frequency response and allow for a fuller sound.

Given that you have Polk TSi300 and the CS2. Polk Audio surrounds would be the best for you.

You can't go wrong with either but since you want a small surround I would go with the Polk OWM3's
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You may want to review this thread that I started regarding surround speakers; it may influence your decision:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1464900/how-important-really-are-good-surround-speakers

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I bought all this "stuff" to enjoy it!
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Might also consider the KEF HTS2001.3 sats ...

http://www.kefdirect.com/hts-2001-3-black-satellite-speakers.html

They are on sale, are wall mountable or can sit on a shelf, and have excellent imaging (a speaker quality I like for surrounds).

Excellent speakers, at a killer price!

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