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    Default Need suggestions for side side speakers

    I'm hoping you all might have an idea of what surround speakers would be a good fit for my setup. I just finished the basement and am out of funds and will be for quite a while. My wife has been a good sport but I'm being cut off, financially.

    This is what I've been able to cobble together so far for sound:

    Center - Lsic
    Fronts - Lsi7
    Sub - HSU VF-2
    Recvr - Denon 3312
    Amp - 1 Emotiva upa1 for the center

    The Lsifx are hard to come by, are more $$ than I can spend now, are harder to drive and might require an additional amp, are big. So, I'm looking for other options for surround speakers even though I know it's not optimal. Budget is $200 - $400

    I googled but didn't find many suggestions. Oh, and the back of the room is open to the rec area so I'm looking atside speakers unless I go in ceiling. I'm considering

    Polk FXi A4 -
    Polk 80 ls/fx - in ceiling is not my first choice but cold work
    Magnepan mmgw $325 - 4 Ohm - hard to drive
    Mirage Omnistat - not sure of the models

    ANy ideas on how any of these would match up, would perform as side speakers? Any and all suggestions welcome.

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    Why not another pair of the LSi7s?

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    I'd go for the 7's if you can swing them and have the room to mount or put on stands properly.. If you can't I run an LSi setup and use the Mirage OMD-5's (I think) for surrounds, blends very well and sounds good. Good luck!

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    I don't think I have enough space on the sides to accomodate the 7's and if I put them behind the seating they'd have to be on the counter/bar and only 2 feet or so from my head. Plus I'd like to try something more diffuse.

    Cody, can you give me any more insight on the OMD-5's performance. I'll definitely give them a look.

    Thanks

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    Why not look at the FXI A 4 or 6. I know they are from a different, but think they still be a viable choice. Timbre matching, from what I understand, is more criticle for the front stage. I think that given the pricing difference between the LSI series and FXI series, it may be worth a look, or listen.

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    rpf65, you bring up a good point. They are 8 ohms, so easier to drive, cheaper and smaller footprint than the Lsifx speakers. Don'tknow if anyone around here carries them though Best Buy carries them online.

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    Amazon has FXI A6 on sale for $420.

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