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I recently put together a small home theater. Large screen, projector, emotiva fronts & center, and a sub as well. Anyways I know I am going to get a whole bunch of replies posting garbage, but I would have to assume *some* surrounds are better than none. With that said, I am looking for tiny footprint satellites for surround speakers. Wife has come around on the screen and my front speakers are quite large so she has been insisting on small or no speakers for surround. Anyone have recommendations on like 3x3" or 4x4" cubes?
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Maybe something like this would interest you? Basically 3x3x3"

https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/e...rs/minx-min-12



I have a lightly used set of Energy RC Micro, still have the original box if you're interested. Just the speakers, not the sub.
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-DsVdJ7...Micro-5-1.html

PM me if interested...

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Anyone have recommendations on like 3x3" or 4x4" cubes?
Could you live with 5.5" W x 9" H x 5" D sealed cabinet?

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As to smaller speakers, they vary quite a bit in price and performance, but none will give you much in the way of bass performance. Your subwoofer will need to be capable up to 150 Hz, perhaps higher, to fill in the mid-bass for these channels. Some of the better options are: Focal Dome Flax Satellite, Gallo A'diva / Micro, Cambridge Audio Minx Min 12 / 22, Monitor Audio Mass Satellite Mist (new version is a small cube vs old hexagon shape). There are also lesser (and less expensive) options on Amazon, etc. That should be enough to get you started.

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Maybe something like this would interest you? Basically 3x3x3"

https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/usa/e...rs/minx-min-12



I have a lightly used set of Energy RC Micro, still have the original box if you're interested. Just the speakers, not the sub.
https://www.crutchfield.com/S-DsVdJ7...Micro-5-1.html

PM me if interested...
The CA Minx, the Kef egg and the Orb speaker were the best small speakers around...maybe 5 years ago when I was interested. Those Energy 5.1 were amongst the most recommended budget systems a few years back, i didn't know they still made them.

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I use a pair of Cambridge Min 12s for side surrounds and have been amazed by the sound they put out. I've always been curious what a full Atmos setup would sound like as their dispersion is so wide.

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The CA Minx, the Kef egg and the Orb speaker were the best small speakers around...maybe 5 years ago when I was interested. Those Energy 5.1 were amongst the most recommended budget systems a few years back, i didn't know they still made them.
They stopped making those Energy RC Micro a long time ago. I used mine for a little while then moved up to bigger speakers. I think they'd be good as surround/Atmos speakers.

The Minx look good and I've read positive things about them.

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