I have been wanting to replace my four SVS satellites that I have for Atmos, but I can’t seem to find much outside of DIY that uses an efficient driver. The DIY speakers all weigh a bit too much to use with my current SVS wall mounts that are only good for under 8 or 10lbs, but the mounts do work well for getting the right angle for each speaker. Making a custom enclosure or mount could be an interesting project but time consuming, and we won’t be in this home forever; so I’d rather not go down that road.
Most every Atmos oriented speaker I’ve seen is 88dB sensitivity or lower which is fine for most rooms when used overhead. I realize enclosure size plays a role here, but I’d like something a little more efficient, because my front height speakers are 16-18’ away from the MLP and Audyssey calibration sets those speaker trims a too close to 0 with no headroom for where I’m comfortable to avoid clipping, usually -1dB or occasionally even coming back right at 0dB. Of course all my PSA speakers just sip power when compared to the 85dB efficiency of the little SVS satellites.
Speakers: PSA MTM-210T x2, MTM-210C, MT-110SR x2; Atmos-SVS Satellite x2, DIY Volt-10 x2
Subs: PSA V1801 x2, DIY: 18" RSS460HO, 15" RSS390HO x2, BOSS w/JBL CX1200 x6
MA’s: Crowson Tech x2
Processing: Denon X4200, NU6KDSP, 3KDSP
Video: Epson 3700; Screen: Silver Ticket 106" High Contrast