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Best elevation speakers for surround use

I am planning to use elevation speakers as side and rear surrounds. I want something sleek that can be wall mounted without angling brackets, and my only option is to mount them high aiming down. These will be side and rear surrounds for a 7.1 system. I really wanted to use the klipsch rp-500SA as all my other speakers are klipsch but every review I have read claims the SVS prime elevation speakers are better for surround use (fuller range, wider frequency response, etc). I was wondering if there is anything else I can consider before I buy the SVS Prime Elevations.


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I use these large satellites for my atmos heights. They work quite well with the Pro Mount 90 bracket, so you have some flexibility in positioning.
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I am planning to use elevation speakers as side and rear surrounds. I want something sleek that can be wall mounted without angling brackets, and my only option is to mount them high aiming down. These will be side and rear surrounds for a 7.1 system. I really wanted to use the klipsch rp-500SA as all my other speakers are klipsch but every review I have read claims the SVS prime elevation speakers are better for surround use (fuller range, wider frequency response, etc). I was wondering if there is anything else I can consider before I buy the SVS Prime Elevations.


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Seems like they would be ideal for your use; wait for Holiday sales at SVS.

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Has anyone spent any time comparing the SVS with the Dali Alteco C-1? They seem to be targeting a similar space.
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Is it not possible to mount side surrounds in their proper location (ear level)?

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im in the same predicament, can't mount side surrounds at ear level? also looking at 4 SVS vs 4 small bookshelfs aimed downward. Looking for recommendations. The monitor audio 3 with a directional tweeter sounded like a good idea but expensive.
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im in the same predicament, can't mount side surrounds at ear level? also looking at 4 SVS vs 4 small bookshelfs aimed downward. Looking for recommendations. The monitor audio 3 with a directional tweeter sounded like a good idea but expensive.
3010is with wall mounts.

https://www.qacoustics.com/sale.html

https://www.qacoustics.com/3000-seri...t-bracket.html

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Wondering why you like these and if you'd choose these over something like the SVS elevations. thanks again
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im in the same predicament, can't mount side surrounds at ear level? also looking at 4 SVS vs 4 small bookshelfs aimed downward. Looking for recommendations. The monitor audio 3 with a directional tweeter sounded like a good idea but expensive.

I am in the same boat. I really wanted to get the klipsch elevations but the SVS seem superior all around.
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Is it not possible to mount side surrounds in their proper location (ear level)?

I could, but it would have to be something low profile wall mount. Like the Klipsch RP-240D, and I didn't think they were worth the asking price.
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Seems like they would be ideal for your use; wait for Holiday sales at SVS.

Seems like the black Friday sale is on the subs only
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Has anyone spent any time comparing the SVS with the Dali Alteco C-1? They seem to be targeting a similar space.

SVS seems to have better specs.....higher sensitivity, wider frequency response (lower extension)
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I am wondering if I was able to find low profile wall mounts for side surrounds - mount at ear level.


Then the SVS elevations mounted high on the wall in the rear....instead of 7.1, use them as atmos....so 5.1.2. Thoughts? Or am I better off with 7.1
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I could, but it would have to be something low profile wall mount. Like the Klipsch RP-240D, and I didn't think they were worth the asking price.
I'm using Polk LSiM 702 F/X surrounds because they are low profile yet not low power.

You'll never get around the fact that you need cabinet volume to achieve better bass output, so they are decent size in the width and height dimensions. It's gotta go somewhere

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Wondering why you like these and if you'd choose these over something like the SVS elevations. thanks again
I tested my friend's Q Acoustics Concept 20s in my home and the build and sound quality was every bit as good as my Martin Logans that have a msrp nearly double that price.

While the 3010is are a lower tier to the Concepts all reports are they perform above their price point and also have first class built quality.

Half the price of the SVS with similar specs albeit the SVS come with brackets in the box while the Q Acoustics brackets are a bit extra.

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