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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.

I think I'm sold!

Too bad my AVR only supports Atmos for the front two...

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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.
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I think I'm sold!

Too bad my AVR only supports Atmos for the front two...
Well, obviously you need to replace your AVR right now!

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Well I've finally narrowed it down. With being a smaller room and coach basically a couple inches from wall, I'm going with 5.1 and using FXi a6 or 7.1 and using 4-s10's since their the smallest bookshelf speakers. You all the professionals here, which one would you all do?
Since your couch is so close to the wall, I'd suggest 5.1 and FXiA6
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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.
Thanks The OWM-5's were definitely on my radar, but I couldn't find them for a reasonable price in Canada.
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I just want to say thank you all for all your alls help to a newbie as myself. But anywho, while I'm at it, I'm considering using better speaker wire than my cheap 16 gauge; especially with these much bigger stronger speakers. Would you all do 14 or 12 or do you all actually run 16?
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