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hello
would be appreciated to have some advice here

i have HT system and am looking to buy a pair of rear surrounds speakers. I'm looking at Polk audio FXI A6.
i know they are good speakers with positive reviews all over but my real concern that they are 2 way speakers !!
shall i look for 3 way speakers ,, does a 3 way will perform better than 2 way speakers .. in my case the FXI A6?



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More is not alway better in a speaker. Meaning a three way is not always better then a two way. The more crossovers that go into a speaker makes things more complicated and often lowers the speakers sensitivity. As long as a three way speaker is designed properly things should be fine.

To answer your specific question about needing three ways for rear surrounds. There is no reason you need to have three way rears to match your three way mains in a theater. The main reason is that there is much less information sent to them. For most of us space to put surround speakers as large as our mains is an issue. Also consider this. Most center channels are a two way design. I bet yours is and you have no problem using it with your three way mains. In the end it's your decision. I have three way mains. A two way center channel. Three way side surrounds and two way rears. Everything sounds fine. I could of used two ways for all surrounds but I had some extra three ways so I used them.
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Thanks for reply, but if i want to choose between rti a3 or fxi a6, which one is better? Am open to any suggestions , are the fxi a6 considered good or excellent speakers!
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I just sold my A3s to go with A5s for my front wides, but did use them for a short while as surrounds, while they are competent, they don't produce a whole lot other than the basics imho; so I'd go with the FXi A6s if you don't want floor standing which is what I went with overall.

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I'd choose a higher quality standmount of a higher range, than a tower speaker from a lower range.

ie Kef R300 versus Q500...I'd choose the R300.

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