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LG SPK8-S Speaker Position

Hi there, I recently won an LG SL10YG in a contest so I decided to purchase the wireless rear speaker kit to go along with it. They are titled "rear" speakers and not "surround," so I'm just wondering what the difference is. My current 5.1 system I have my "surrounds" to the left and right of my couch/seating position. Would I do the same for these?
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I don't actually have the soundbar yet, so I'm also wondering what everyone thinks of this soundbar/wireless rear speaker combo.
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Hi there, I recently won an LG SL10YG in a contest so I decided to purchase the wireless rear speaker kit to go along with it. They are titled "rear" speakers and not "surround," so I'm just wondering what the difference is. My current 5.1 system I have my "surrounds" to the left and right of my couch/seating position. Would I do the same for these?
ya , pretty same !! rear speakers are nothing but your surround left and right.


these speakers would definitely improve your sound experience with this soundbar
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So put them to the left and right?
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I have mine mounted on my wall to the left and right of the couch a couple feet away and a couple feet high. I love having surround sound. My only complaint is they can sound a bit tinny sometimes. There's literally no bass coming out of these so if there's something heavy coming from them like gun shots they'll sound pretty weak. But for stuff like ambient sounds they make content more immersive. It's awesome hearing sound move around the room.
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Does the subwoofer output the bass the speakers can't handle?
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Does the subwoofer output the bass the speakers can't handle?
Yes. The sub while not being great, does add the bottom end to the mix.. The rear surround speakers do sound a little thin at times but provide a nice surround effect overall. When you see the size of them you'll understand why your not going to be getting a full sound from them. Overall I'm pretty happy with my LG Atmos soundbar, sub and the surround speakers. The ATMOS speakers on my soundbar do add some effect when playing ATMOS soundtracks, but up firing speakers just don't work as good as ceiling mounted speakers, IMO. Bottom line without going to a dedicated home theater setup, the LG soundbar system beats the heck out of my LG OLED C8 speakers.

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I replaced the rear speakers with the Mirage Nanosat speakers and adjusted by +2 DB and it sounds great.
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I replaced the rear speakers with the Mirage Nanosat speakers and adjusted by +2 DB and it sounds great.
Well you just cost me $100 as I purchased two like new Mirage Nanosat speakers after reading your reply.

Hopefully it will be a noticeable improvement over the SPK8 S Speakers.

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To get this straight, we can use any speakers with the wireless receiver? My old system is a Polk Audio RM6750. I could use the rear satellites from those? They are 2 way speakers versus the full range LG rears. Would that be an improvement?
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I think the LGs were 4 inch full range? My Polks are 3 inch mid, 1 inch tweeter, could that discrepancy cause an issue if I switch them?
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To get this straight, we can use any speakers with the wireless receiver? My old system is a Polk Audio RM6750. I could use the rear satellites from those? They are 2 way speakers versus the full range LG rears. Would that be an improvement?
I wouldn't use any speakers with the wireless receiver. You might be able to use comparable speakers with the same ohm rating and power handling capabilities as the LG rears. Would a 2 way speaker sound better than the stock LG rears? Possibly. You would have to try and see.
After checking I found that the LG wireless receiver says 3-4 ohms and 70 watts x2. The LG rears are 3 ohms. So you could possibly use comparable speakers with a 4 ohm rating and simular power handling.

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I just checked and the Polk Audio RM6750 satellites are 8omhs, assuming that won't work based on what you said?
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I just checked and the Polk Audio RM6750 satellites are 8omhs, assuming that won't work based on what you said?
It might work but personally I would stick to speakers with the same ohm rating as the LG SPK8 rears.
I'll let you know how the Mirage Nanosat speakers work once I get them. I might also try some M&K M5 speakers I have as well.

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Is it possible to cause damage to the wireless amp or may just not work well?
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The Mirage Nanosat you ordered are 8ohms as well so yeah, please let me know how they work, may give me an indication how these other ones would work if I tried them.
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Mirage Nanosat Impedance is 8 Ohms nominal / 4 Ohms minimum
They work fine so far but I haven't noticed a huge increase with sound quality. I'm using the stock wires which are so thin it's pathetic. Will try using some 14 gauge wire with banana plugs and see if that helps. It might also be the low power output of the wireless receiver in which case nothing will help. Have the rears maxed out at 5-6 for the settings. Also going to try my M&K M5 speakers which are 4 ohms and see how they work.
The Nanosat speakers sound great when connected to my Denon receiver.

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Mirage Nanosat Impedance is 8 Ohms nominal / 4 Ohms minimum
They work fine so far but I haven't noticed a huge increase with sound quality. I'm using the stock wires which are so thin it's pathetic. Will try using some 14 gauge wire with banana plugs and see if that helps. It might also be the low power output of the wireless receiver in which case nothing will help. Have the rears maxed out at 5-6 for the settings. Also going to try my M&K M5 speakers which are 4 ohms and see how they work.
The Nanosat speakers sound great when connected to my Denon receiver.
Thanks for the update, curious to know about this other set you're going to try as well please!
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