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    Default Which speaker would be the best for Rear and Rear Surround

    Here are my choices. If you want to see where they go click here:

    http://www.avsforum.com/t/1488741/ar...lees-summit-mo
    1. Fxi-a6 - Would be on wall but sticks out at least 8 5/8" into the theater space
    2. 265-RT - Would be in wall with a painted grill or in a fake column
    3. 80F/X-RT - Would be in wall with a painted grill or in a fake column
    4. TC-80i - Would be in ceiling

    From a sound quality perspective can you guys help me out. Maybe rank them or give me advice on how they would sound. The only ones I sort of have experience with is the TC-80i/ I am using 4 in ceiling now for my family room theater. I love the way it sounds but I want the Home theater to be the best.

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    Chip
    Sony KDL-55NX810 TV
    Denon 3808ci Receiver
    OPPO BDP-93 Blu-Ray Disc Player
    Monster HTS 3600
    Polk RTi-a7 (fronts)
    Polk CSi-a6 (Center)
    Polk TC-60i (Rear & Surround Rear)
    HSU Research VTF3-MK4 (Sub)
    Logitech Harmony 900 (Remote)

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    I don't have any experiance with the others but the A6's were designed for this application and they work very well.
    Home Theater
    Onkyo PR-SC5508 Sharp LC-70LE847U
    Emotiva XPA-5 Emotiva XPA-2 Emotiva UPA-2
    Front RTi-A9 Wide RTi-A7 Center CSi-A6 Surround FXi-A6 Rear RTi-A3 Sub 2x PSW505
    Sony BDP-S790 Dishnetwork Hopper/Joey Logitech Harmony One Apple TV
    Two Channel
    Oppo 105D BAT VK-500 w/BatPack SDA SRS 2.3 Dreadnought Squeezebox Touch Apple TV

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    All options work and work well. I like In walls for surrounds as they make for a clean Install. It's pure myth that In walls or In ceilings don't sound good.
    Dipolar and Bipolar speakers are a solution speaker to a age old problem. They are not designed for Dolby Digital or DTS and beyond. They are designed for Dolby pro logic to give a larger sound field out of mono channels. yes you can use them in todays setups but nothing sounds better then direct firing surround speakers especially when placement is correct.

    I prefer In wall over In ceiling depending on placement but I have done many In ceiling systems in theater rooms that sounded amazing.
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    My experience is limited on your list.

    I've only used Monitors; 30, 40 and 70 in the "side" surround position as far as bookshelves and towers go. Once I put the FXiA6 in place, all else paled in comparison.
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    I'm using FxiA4, is amazing surround...
    |Front: Polk RtiA7|Center: Polk CsiA4|Side: Polk FxiA4|Back: Wharfedale WH2|Sub: Wharfedale SW150|
    |AVR: Yamaha RX A1010|BDP: DENON UD1611|Int. Amp: Rotel RA1520
    |TV: LG 3D 55LM6700|Console: PS3 Slim 120Gb|

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