looking for budget surround speakers

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  1. amitR

    amitR Auditioning

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    I already have a set of Titans and a Center Channel from
    Paradigm for my Yamaha receiver which puts out 5X85W power.
    Looking for a pair of surround speakers to add to that.
    So far I have narrowed down to dipole Klipsch SS-1 and Paradigm ADP-70 or 170 (and also Diamond DFS). Any recommendations on these or any other model/brand under $300/pair? These will be wall-mounted in an extension
    of our family room area, so mounting ease and size is also
    in the consideration. Also, is 50-70W per surround speaker is good enough rating?
    Appreciate all your suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. Chris Quinn

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    I'd stick with the Paradigms so the sound is matching around.
     
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    amitR Auditioning

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    Thanks. I thought about that, except the size and ease of mounting ADPs are making me have second thoughts... saw some negative comments about that in user reviews.
     
  4. cabreau

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    If it's the same price, I'd stick to the same type of speakers. While timbre matching surrounds to fronts isn't TERRIBLY important, it still makes a small difference in the end. As you get more and more addicted to HT's, you will notice that each advancement gets smaller and smaller as you spend more and more money.

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  5. Owen Bartley

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    I would also try to stick with the same series. Are you dead set on dipoles? If not you could get a pair of Atoms. A friend of mine uses these with the Phantoms in the front and it sounds great.
     

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