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Hello, I am looking to add 2 more rear speakers to my 5.1 setup and I am wondering if it is better to have 4 same size/power speakers for all the surround speakers or should I have better speakers as the side surrounds compared to the rear surrounds?

2 tower speakers EF-500
center speaker EC-350
2 ES-350 as surround
EW-100 subwoofer.

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/energy-energy-5-0-surround-speaker-system-ps500b-5-speakers-ps500b/10174584.aspx?path=9852dcc0364332eeb23fab5b1e7f2507en02
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http://www.energy-speakers.com/subwoofers/?sku=EW-100

Im using a Denon 7.1 receiver and am looking into buying 2 more surround speakers for the rear. The ES-350s seem to only come as a package as I am unable to find any as a pair.

Im currently looking at the similar sized CB-5's
http://www.energy-speakers.com/surround-speakers/?sku=CB-5

Or the better/bigger CB-10's that I would use as side surrounds and put the smaller ES-350 as rears.
http://www.energy-speakers.com/surround-speakers/?sku=CB-10


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If you can score the V-S surround, di/bipole type speaker make excellent surrounds. Then you move the ES-350's to the rear.

Spinning the rear tire at 150mph while at 3/4 lean angle will put wrinkles in your seat
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These? http://www.energy-speakers.com/surround-speakers/?sku=V-S

They are actually slightly cheaper then the CB-10s, however hey seem kinda big, my surround speakers wil be hdged on pole type stands. I'll have to look into that, thank you.
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My bad, those are 275$ EACH, and not for a pair, unlikely I would want to spend that much, and after a little research they cannot be mounted.

So the CB-10s? or 5s?
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Yeah, most bipole speaker are kinda bulbus looking. I've the FXiA6 from Polk Audio, one on the wall, one on a stand, but they work beautifully. They offer sound way better than your standard book shelf speaker.

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The specs say that rubber bumpers and a threaded insert are included, so that suggests are wall mountable. Plus, I've made my own stands for my surround in the past, currently using one.

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Still about double what id like to spend, looking at 600$ for 2 of the V-Ss vs 250 for the CB-10s vs 150 for the CB-5s However judging by your answers having the same sized rear speakers is not important and I should invest a little more for better side speakers. Probly gonna go with the CB-10s in that case.

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Your welcome. Some will say when it comes to surrounds i.e; side, rear, wide or high, it's not that important to warrant going for "top of the series" speaker. IMO, the sound that comes through those channels will only be as good as the speaker you use in the position.

Happy hunting.

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