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I've been out of the know for awhile now. I need to replace all my home theater speakers, (except my SVS sub).

Here's the question: Can I use Dolby Atmos speakers, such as the Polk Audio Monitor XT90 as my rear surrounds?

Thanks!
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You can hang them on the rear wall like a regular speaker, so you can use them, but there are much, much better options.
 

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You could certainly try, but not sure why you would want/choose that over something w/ fuller range. Also, looks like those specific kind are designed for ceiling bounce and probably have fixed angling that may or may not be desirable for how you'll set them up.

IF you simply want something low profile that can be hung/attached to walls, there are probably still better options like the ELAC on-wall ones (that are currently on sale for not that much more)...


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You could certainly try, but not sure why you would want/choose that over something w/ fuller range. Also, looks like those specific kind are designed for ceiling bounce and probably have fixed angling that may or may not be desirable for how you'll set them up.

IF you simply want something low profile that can be hung/attached to walls, there are probably still better options like the ELAC on-wall ones (that are currently on sale for not that much more)...


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I'm looking at Elac: Debut 2.0 for fronts and center, and the Debut 2.0 Atmos Module Speakers -DA42 for surrounds.
 

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I'm looking at Elac: Debut 2.0 for fronts and center, and the Debut 2.0 Atmos Module Speakers -DA42 for surrounds.
I'm not sure why you're intent on using reflecting Atmos speakers for surrounds, but that's not what they're designed for. The ideal choice for surrounds in the Debut line is either regular bookshelf models like the B5.2 or B6.2, or wall mounting ones like the OW4.2.
 

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Assuming you don't already own the Polks I have the same question as the rest here. If you're replacing [buying new] speakers what is the incentive of using the Polks vs the ELAC Debut 2.0 surrounds which cost roughly the same? Actually, even if you do already own the Polks it's a bad idea.
 

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I guess that's why I was asking, I didn't know about the Atmos speakers. Now, thanks to you guys, I do. Thank you!
I ended up with the ELAC B6.5 for fronts, the B6.5 Center, B5.5 for surrounds, and the Debut 2.0 Atmos Module Speakers.
 

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I'm not sure why you're intent on using reflecting Atmos speakers for surrounds, but that's not what they're designed for... ...
those speakers are eventually, speakers with drivers fixed into a specially measured angular box for the convenience of placing on top of the front channel speakers or the rear. due to specific measurement, that's why they're little costly to manufacture...
 

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