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Inexpensive but good surround speakers

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Jasen Kent

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Posted April 20 2003 - 10:26 AM

Hey everyone:

I have Infinity IL40s for my mains and IL36 for my center speaker. I'm currently using the Infinity IL10's for surrounds and they are good, but they are too big and bulky for me to mount and I would prefer a dipole/bipole speaker for surrounds instead of a monopole speaker.

Any suggestions for inexpensive surrounds that sound good and are small and easy to mount?


#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Chad A

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Posted April 20 2003 - 12:12 PM

The Wharfedale Diamond DFS dipole surrounds sound like they might fit your criteria well.
I have'm and love'm.
Of course, if you incorporate a different brand with the Infinity speakers you have you won't have the timbre matching surround sound that is needed for a seamless sound field.

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   DarylA



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Posted April 20 2003 - 01:41 PM

Check out the Energy line of speakers. The exl series may do it for you.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Albert Damico

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Posted April 21 2003 - 01:05 AM


They sell quad speakers for surround speakers that are the best I have ever heard. They are cost effective, include shipping, come with a 30 day return policy, and are worth checking out.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   chun howe

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Posted April 21 2003 - 01:51 AM

anybody with this axiom setup?
bookshelves: M3Ti
surround: QS4
center: VP100
Subwoofer: EP175

what's the difference between vortex/reflex enclosure versus acoustic suspension?

all these speakers are capable up to 175 watt. and i only have 100 watt/channel with 1% THD rating at 1KHz. (it's a pioneer VSX-D711 receiver) what's my sound limitation before my amp clips?

this is a newbie question:b
Infocus X1
H/K AVR 7200
Pioneer VSX-711 (SOLD)
Pioneer DV-250
Phillip VCRSony Wega 27" (SOLD)Paradigm Monitor 7, Mini, CC270SVS 25-31 PCI

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Marc H

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Posted April 21 2003 - 04:35 AM

Our shop is clearing out the Axiom Quadpole speakers right now at reduced prices.
Please shoot me an email if you may be interested.
Marc Hallam

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Brian Bunge

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Posted April 21 2003 - 05:08 AM


A bass reflex cabinet is ported and an acoustic suspension cabinet is sealed.
Brian Bunge
RAD Home Theater