Rear-ported speakers in entertainment center

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by NileDB, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. NileDB

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    I am now reading threads about this and am finding out that this practice is discouraged and now so am I. I was planning to buy Paradigm Titans as my fronts, possibly tomorrow, but will hold off until I get some feedback from here.
    Our RPTV will be going into an entertainment center and the WAF demands that as many speakers be "hidden" as possible (towers, NO!!!). I was planning on putting them behind the kick-out panels to achieve her highness's wishes. Once I read this, I went looking elsewhere and found that both Axioms and Rockets are rear-ported as well.
    Do I really have to ditch the Titans idea?
    I am looking for a full 5.1 set up that will include decent fronts for music for under $1,000.
    What are my options/your learned recommendations?
     
  2. AlanZ

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    I don't know about the Titans, but the Atoms, even though they are rear ported, have some sort of a chamber designed into the speaker which allows them more flexibility with placement. I had to place mine somewhat close to the wall when I had them, and the sales rep explained this to me. I emailed Paradigm and this was confirmed. I don't know if the Titans are similar in this regard, but at least you have another option available to you. I loved my little Atoms when I had them....to know what kind of sound I was getting for under $200 was a pretty nice feeling [​IMG]
     

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