First of all, THANKS!! to those that posted their opinions and views when I inquired about surround speakers.
As my experience grows from none to some, what I've used for surround speakers so far is; satellites, bookshelves and towers.
From using Monitor 30's, 40's and 70's, I liked the performance of the 40's best. I had both the 40's and 70's amped with 200wpc when in the surround position.
The FXiA6's show up to my door, and down to the cave they go. The FXiA6's are Dipole/Bipole speakers and mine were already set in Bipole mode. As I have yet to try them on Dipole, I cannot comment on the performance at this time, but so far, I'm pretty happy with them in Bipole as this seems to create a larger sound field, I believe this was a statement made by tonyb and sure enough, good call tony.
The bookshelves were able to perform as a multi directional speaker in the surround, but the FX's are omni directional which really places you further into the action than the bookshelves could.
I have the FX's powered by the AVR only without external amplification, and, as the other three channels are powered with outside power, the FX's get exclusive rights to the AVR and the performance is more than I expected.
The bass from these surrounds has my brain working overtime, it's as if the FX has it's own little subwoofer, I just can't believe the sound coming from these little cabinets, it's everywhere it's everywhere, and it packs a punch.
For the record, having towers in my surround set up now seems more like a novelty. Maybe for "all channel" music the tower would be a good thing, but for H.T. these Bipole speakers surpass my expectations.
The smooth matte black finish is easy on the eyes, the grills are easily removed and easily installed. The speakers are marked L and R to avoid improper placement unless you're a hopeless dyslexic.
The trapezoidal shape lets it blend into the woodwork (so to speak) so the speakers are less invasive.
Compared to the M30, the FX has a massive bracket with keyholes for mounting directly to the wall, I have mine on top of stands I made for my M40's but will soon make some new stands for these FX's that will match my equipment stand.
Thank you for the opportunity!