Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario
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I've seen a lot of people say the coaxial's may be better suited, but with the only job being surrounds, and the quality of the DIYSG kits, I don't think you could go wrong with any of the options you listed.
Personally, I was going to go this route, but I found a pair of JBL 8340's for 100/each locally. I bought all 4 for 400 and that completely covered my surround duties.
If you are unfamiliar, these are angled cabinets, 2-ways with a waveguide that has a fairly wide dispersion, also the same speaker(s) you see on the wall in the cinema.
I find they work awesome as surrounds, but I can't give you any idea how the volt's would do.
There are 8330's (cheapest, lowest sens, not horn loaded, but still good), 8340's (horn loaded higher sens) and 8350 (highest sens and power handling but rare/expensive)
Erich actually ran a group by on the 8330's back in the day, I think you look enough you can find them as cheap as 50 bucks / each !
Not meant to deter you from DIY, (the rest of my system is all DIY), just shedding some light from someone in a similar situation.