Originally Posted by tezster
The most appealing aspects of the OWM speakers are their small size and form-factor, making them easy to mount and adapt to different room types. As long as you have realistic expectations on their performance, they can work well for Atmos/surround duty. In my experience, speaker placement is particularly important between the height speakers and surrounds to maximize separation, more-so than when using ceiling/top speakers. I use two pairs of OWM-3's as height speakers in my living room.
That's a nice, clean, unobtrusive installation for a living room and the perfect application for the OWM line.
FWIW, you can install the OWM5 in the identical fashion since they can be oriented either horizontally or vertically.
Living Room: Sony XBR-65Z9D UHD LCD TV w/FALD; Oppo UDP-203; Sony BDP-S5200 (multi-region); Denon AVR-X5200W (Video: Dolby Atmos/DSU 7.1.4; Music: DTS Neo:X 11.1); Dayton Audio MA1260 12-Channel Amplifier (60wpc); Polk Audio RTiA7 (F/LR), CSiA6 (C), RTiA5 (FW), OWM5 (Sr, SB), 80F/X-RT (FH, TR); SVS SB-2000 (SW)
Bedroom: Sony XBR-55HX929 LCD HDTV w/FALD, DarbeeVision DVP 5000S, Yamaha R-N402 Network Receiver, Polk Audio LSiM703