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Topic # 226292 30-Dec-2017 10:55
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Hello. We have moved house, so I rid myself of my large rear speakers that we have no room for. I have ordered a Sony STR-DN1080. My front speakers are Acoustic Energy Neo series floor standers and centre and we have a cheap Onkyo sub from a HTIAB package.

Please recommend me a set of rears that won't take up much space that might be a suitable match.

I have seen cheap Klipsch speakers at HN for just under $300. These are only 85w and are bordering on too large. I have also seen some B&W Mini Threatre M1 speakers, but these are quite pricey to buy individually.

Any recommendations please?

I am presuming our spaces is too small for a Atmos setup, but I have heard of upward firing speakers. Any options there? Thanks in advance.

Edit: the store I bought the AE Neos appears to have closed.

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  Reply # 1927143 30-Dec-2017 21:12
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Polk Audio S15?

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  Reply # 1927275 31-Dec-2017 11:02
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grolschie: Polk Audio S15?

I’ve just purchased the Polk S15 yesterday. So far I’m really happy with them, only wish we had the Walnut version available in NZ

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1927276 31-Dec-2017 11:04
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doctormaxim:
grolschie: Polk Audio S15?

I’ve just purchased the Polk S15 yesterday. So far I’m really happy with them, only wish we had the Walnut version available in NZ


Thank you very much.

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  Reply # 1927278 31-Dec-2017 11:15
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grolschie:
doctormaxim:
grolschie: Polk Audio S15?

I’ve just purchased the Polk S15 yesterday. So far I’m really happy with them, only wish we had the Walnut version available in NZ


Thank you very much.


Harvey Norman seem to have a pretty sharp price on them at the moment too, for $278 you really can’t go to wrong. Listened to these vs Klipsch R-15M which I was initially going to get and I felt the Polks sounded more fuller



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  Reply # 1927329 31-Dec-2017 12:41
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Thanks for that. The user reviews look pretty good too.



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  Reply # 1927342 31-Dec-2017 13:46
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Boom! Done! Now to install. Thank you!

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  Reply # 1927346 31-Dec-2017 14:08
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grolschie: Boom! Done! Now to install. Thank you!


Awesome, I would love to know what you’re thoughts are on them once your set up



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  Reply # 1927369 31-Dec-2017 15:52
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I spoke too soon. Got them home, and they were too physically large for the space! Sadly, I had to return them and downgrade to the T15's. :-(

The T15 sounded better than the cheap Klipsch in the store, except for the bass - but I have a sub. Nice middle range though. The Klipsch was shouty in the treble. I didn't demo the S15 after seeing so many great reviews listed (was a blind purchase).



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  Reply # 1927517 1-Jan-2018 09:23
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Any tips on suitable speaker stands for these please? Most bookshelf stands only go to ear height and are quite bulky. I don't really think my wife will allow me to wall-mount them. The closest thing I've seen is music studio monitor speaker stands.

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  Reply # 1927550 1-Jan-2018 10:26
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I've been really happy with the V60 in ceiling speakers that I got.  I remember looking at the S15 and thinking that they were very big.




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  Reply # 1928142 2-Jan-2018 18:21
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Update: the T15 speakers sound great as rears! They might be not awesome as bookshelf front speakers for their lack of bottom end, but as rears they are nice!

I bought some cheap stands from Smiths City for $20, ex Powerstore stock I think the guy said.

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