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Question Need help on choosing smaller back speakers

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I am currently using Infinity Primus P163’s as my back speakers for my 5.1 setup (80% of the time for movies). I really do like them but they are fairly large and top heavy. With a toddler now running around my house they are hard to keep secure to prevent accidental tip overs. I want to get some feedback on comparable (sound quality/price) back speakers but about 50 – 75% smaller. My receiver is a Sony STR-DN1080.

Thanks for your help.
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Hi guys,

I am currently using Infinity Primus P163’s as my back speakers for my 5.1 setup (80% of the time for movies). I really do like them but they are fairly large and top heavy. With a toddler now running around my house they are hard to keep secure to prevent accidental tip overs. I want to get some feedback on comparable (sound quality/price) back speakers but about 50 – 75% smaller. My receiver is a Sony STR-DN1080.

Thanks for your help.
I use a pair of the Sony Core Series 5s as my rears and I'm very happy with them. I got 'em on sale at Best Buy for around $120, and today I see they're actually only $75! Fairly small, and cheap enough to replace if your toddler smashes 'em. They are INSANELY good for that price. (I thought $120 was a great deal.)

I also have the STR-DN1080. What a great receiver!
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Hi guys,

I am currently using Infinity Primus P163’s as my back speakers for my 5.1 setup (80% of the time for movies). I really do like them but they are fairly large and top heavy. With a toddler now running around my house they are hard to keep secure to prevent accidental tip overs. I want to get some feedback on comparable (sound quality/price) back speakers but about 50 – 75% smaller. My receiver is a Sony STR-DN1080.

Thanks for your help.
Q acoustics 3020. Small, good sound quality and light way. They are also very WAF friendly with the rounded edges and nice finish. The 3010 is a little smaller if need be.
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The NHT SuperZero can do the job -- sold each
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=NHT+Super...f=nb_sb_noss_2
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Hi guys,

I am currently using Infinity Primus P163’s as my back speakers for my 5.1 setup (80% of the time for movies). I really do like them but they are fairly large and top heavy. With a toddler now running around my house they are hard to keep secure to prevent accidental tip overs. I want to get some feedback on comparable (sound quality/price) back speakers but about 50 – 75% smaller. My receiver is a Sony STR-DN1080.

Thanks for your help.
If Cores aren't too large, I'd say just go with them for $75. If you want smaller than that ... Boston A23s? Canton Plus.x? Or the Superzero mentioned.

Just not sure how small you want to go there. Try to avoid the little cube speakers at least.
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Are the current speakers on stands? Are wall mounts or wall mountable speakers an option?
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Current speakers on stands (wall and/or ceiling mounts not an option for the room). Honestly the biggest problem with the Primus was the fact they are deep and heavy. I think the Sony Core’s will do nicely as they are a bit smaller and much lighter. I think I’m going to give them a try. They are on amazon for $73 and I absolutely can’t argue with that price.
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Yep, sounds good. You can't beat the price and they sound pretty nice.
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