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Cheaper version of SVS elevation speakers?

Trying to get the wife to agree to some height speakers. They need to be like the SVS elevation speakers. They will be up above the tv, so need to be angled down. I can't do overhead in my room.

But for the setup I have $500 for some atmos speakers is way high. Looking around for the same form factor but maybe half the price? I see a lot of upfiring and ceiling speakers when searching for atmos related.
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Trying to get the wife to agree to some height speakers. They need to be like the SVS elevation speakers. They will be up above the tv, so need to be angled down. I can't do overhead in my room.

But for the setup I have $500 for some atmos speakers is way high. Looking around for the same form factor but maybe half the price? I see a lot of upfiring and ceiling speakers when searching for atmos related.
You have probably seen the Klipsh RP-140sa and since they are made to upfire and have the recessed tweeter to kind of shoot up they may work because they will be further away above the tv instead of the optimal spot past the front 3. High up upside down bouncing might even work better or at least worth testing depending on the main listening distance.
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Trying to get the wife to agree to some height speakers. They need to be like the SVS elevation speakers. They will be up above the tv, so need to be angled down. I can't do overhead in my room.

But for the setup I have $500 for some atmos speakers is way high. Looking around for the same form factor but maybe half the price? I see a lot of upfiring and ceiling speakers when searching for atmos related.
In truth any bookshelf speaker on a wall mount that can be angled down would work just fine.

Two of these for $160/pair for example; they even have a bigger woofer than the SVS Elevations.

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...te-each/1.html
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You have probably seen the Klipsh RP-140sa and since they are made to upfire and have the recessed tweeter to kind of shoot up they may work because they will be further away above the tv instead of the optimal spot past the front 3. High up upside down bouncing might even work better or at least worth testing depending on the main listening distance.
Oh I thought those were only upfiring but I see they can also go on the wall thanks.
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In truth any bookshelf speaker on a wall mount that can be angled down would work just fine.

Two of these for $160/pair for example; they even have a bigger woofer than the SVS Elevations.

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...te-each/1.html
Yeah I guess I just need to look at a wider range of speakers. If that is the case I need to figure out how to get a couple bookshelves I have up on a pole or something to test out if its even worth the hassle.
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Oh I thought those were only upfiring but I see they can also go on the wall thanks.


Yeah I guess I just need to look at a wider range of speakers. If that is the case I need to figure out how to get a couple bookshelves I have up on a pole or something to test out if its even worth the hassle.
How many speakers do you want for that $500 budget? (2 or 4?)

NHT Superone 2.1 speakers can be had for $100 each at Amazon. Superzero 2.1, about $63. I haven't heard them, but they seem to be well-regarded. You'll need to budget for mounts, though. Maybe OmniMount 10.0 or the VideoSecu equivalent.
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Get some small bookshelf speakers a mount them on adjustable brackets, so they can be aimed at the MLP. The little Polk T15 speakers would do a good job fairly inexpensively. I was going to do this setup until I decided to go ahead and use in-ceiling speakers in my room.

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Oh I thought those were only upfiring but I see they can also go on the wall thanks.


Yeah I guess I just need to look at a wider range of speakers. If that is the case I need to figure out how to get a couple bookshelves I have up on a pole or something to test out if its even worth the hassle.
Most folks say 5.1.4 is well worth the hassle but 5.1.2 less so.

Maybe tall ladders?
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You can get Focal Sibs for about 100 each sometimes. Very versatile from a mounting perspective.
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In truth any bookshelf speaker on a wall mount that can be angled down would work just fine.

Two of these for $160/pair for example; they even have a bigger woofer than the SVS Elevations.

https://www.accessories4less.com/mak...te-each/1.html
I considered these before, but I have the impression that their built-in base does not offer a continuous range in tilt, but just a couple of discrete positions. Is that correct?
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Most folks say 5.1.4 is well worth the hassle but 5.1.2 less so.

Maybe tall ladders?
Yeah thats what I am thinking, would hate to mount and then not really appreciate the added sound. I don't really have anything around the house tall enough.
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I considered these before, but I have the impression that their built-in base does not offer a continuous range in tilt, but just a couple of discrete positions. Is that correct?
@doedoe uses them for surrounds I think and he may be able to answer and I know a couple of AVS members used them for Atmos on wall.

If you look at the photo here a couple of them are tilted quite far back.

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-lXrNVV...ack-Black.html

Here's one mounted on the wall "backwards.'

Can't link the photo so go the link and go to the fourth photo.

http://audioconcept.com.ar/productos...-sib-cub3-5-1/

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Yeah thats what I am thinking, would hate to mount and then not really appreciate the added sound. I don't really have anything around the house tall enough.
Drive around the neighborhood and find 4 tall 14 year olds playing basketball and offer them $20 each to be temporary stands for 20 minutes.

But call their parents first to avoid being arrested!

Or buy 4 8 foot ladders at Home Depot and then return them.

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Here's one mounted on the wall "backwards.'

Can't link the photo so go the link and go to the fourth photo.

http://audioconcept.com.ar/productos...-sib-cub3-5-1/
Maybe it's because they're in the Southern hemisphere. (Argentina.)
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